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    Today, 12:38 AM
    Jack O'connor was Biesen's loudest cheer leader for many years. When O'Connor died in 1978 I quit seeing Biesen's name in print.
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    02-26-2020, 08:27 PM
    EDG replied to a thread type 38 in Military Rifles
    Loading the Type 38 The brass will bulge when fired. You can tape it up for the first shot or you can turn the rims down on .303 Brit brass and form your cases. Others form brass from 7.62 Nato but it is tough to swage the case head down to...
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    02-26-2020, 04:30 PM
    What do you call what happens to case shoulders when you make .250 Savage cases from .30-06 brass? I have a set of RCBS dies that do exactly that.
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    02-26-2020, 03:04 PM
    I have .218 brass, .25-20 brass and .32-20 brass. I was involved in a conversation where it was claimed that the .218 brass was heavier than the other 2 because the pressure was higher. I had always assumed the cases were the same with different...
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    02-26-2020, 02:58 PM
    I have a die set that would probably work for most of that. It was designed to make .250 Savage and .22/250 from .30-06. Just push the shoulder back with 2 forming dies. Then use a trim die to cut off the long neck. Then a reamer die to ream the...
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    02-26-2020, 02:46 PM
    Is that a Christian attitude?
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    02-26-2020, 05:42 AM
    Working with stainless steels was part of my engineering duties for many years. The gun companies may not be very well informed about the different materials or about passivating them. There are about 3 potential problems when you get a little...
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    02-26-2020, 05:14 AM
    When dealing with this kind of problem on some rifles often the receiver & barrel combination are not aligned with each other. Shooting too high is kind of typical for a 700 Rem but you have not said how far off it is. It is probably shooting too...
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    02-24-2020, 03:41 PM
    I forgot a few things. If you go to Fredricksberg, Pedernales State Park is on the way. It is a good place for a picnic but be careful if it looks like rain. The river bed in that park is a killer when it rains. It is a flash flood hazard. If...
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    02-23-2020, 09:31 PM
    The solution to the error at 100 yards (3600 inches) is found by ratios for example .010 shim thickness under one end of the mount/ the distance between the mount bases = vertical error/3600 inches for 4 inches between the bases like a...
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    02-23-2020, 06:31 PM
    Just tell him that reloading is not a reliable process. Just give all that junk to you. Rifles are also unreliable. You have to buy a new one each hunting season.
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    02-23-2020, 04:41 PM
    The original older Al Biesen was a premier stock maker in the 1950s and 1960s.
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    02-23-2020, 04:31 PM
    I began using Federal primers 50 years ago because that was all the local discount store (Gibson's) stocked. They were excellent primers too. Time goes by and we have some hoarding shortages caused by Clinton and Obama. When the shortage...
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    02-23-2020, 02:55 PM
    But how does it shoot? I don't even check the run out of my loads. I depend on the precision of the Wilson hand die seater to control the run out. Get rid of the boat tail bullets with the long skinny points. The 75 grain Sierra and 75 grain...
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    02-23-2020, 02:33 PM
    Your Rem 40X in 6X47 has a 14" twist and it will not stabilize bullet longer than the 70 & 75 grain varmit and match bullets. I have a Rem 40X-BR in 6X47 and once bought some winchester 85 grain match bullets. These were very long pointy HP...
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    02-23-2020, 02:21 PM
    Remington 700 receivers tend to be too high in the back. Either the receiver warps in heat treat or the bridge is left too high. You can have the rear base machined down, use a shim under the front base or use the Burrise Offset Signature rings....
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    02-23-2020, 01:29 PM
    To avoid making assumptions or guesses about maximum and minimum chambers and cartridges just look up the SAAMI data. It is on the net. https://saami.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/ANSI-SAAMI-Z299.3-CFP-and-R-Approved-2015-12-14-Posting-Copy.pdf
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    02-23-2020, 01:14 PM
    Drive to Lampasas, Tx and eat a burger at Storms. Austin has Barton Springs (a very large spring fed swimming hole) and Georgetown has Innerspace Caverns. There is the large spring and spring fed river at San Marcos and Hamilton Pool near...
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    02-23-2020, 10:23 AM
    Not exactly original Iraqiveteran8888 did this 8 years ago https://youtu.be/sZaK7D4XVo8
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    02-22-2020, 06:16 PM
    Actually you have no answer other than waving around your bible. The human race did without all of that for about 100,000 years and the New World did without it another 1492 years. Then look what happened to the New World when the christians set...
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    02-21-2020, 03:19 PM
    I have a hay fever allergy. When I start sneezing in Sept I turn on a HEPA filter. After the first hard frost it is usually not needed. I do not perform dust generating operations in doors so I only run the filter during hay fever season.
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    02-21-2020, 12:31 PM
    I have had 5 of the Lee Zero Error loaders. The first one I bought new in 1975 to correct the necks of a large lot of Norma .243 brass. While this brass was boxed in boxes that said "Match" it was pretty crummy due to the case necks being thick...
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    02-18-2020, 04:17 AM
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    02-16-2020, 01:23 PM
    EDG replied to a thread Biscuits and gravy in Cookin' Recipe's
    My grand mother made the best biscuits from scratch. I have 2 brothers. The last 2 or 3 biscuits always resulted in conflict at the table. It was easy to get a fork in the back of your hand when you reached for the last few biscuits. My...
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    02-16-2020, 12:42 PM
    EDG replied to a thread Bacon Consistency in Cookin' Recipe's
    I can get Wright bacon on sale and get a lb of Jimmy Dean sausage with it free so I buy a lot at one time. I also buy Bacon Up which is 14 oz of factory prepared and filtered bacon grease. I can use it to make gravy without making bacon.
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    02-12-2020, 07:24 PM
    You can get that by cutting off the back end of a Lee-Enfield barrel and extending the thread to create a shorter chamber out of the front end of the chamber.
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    02-12-2020, 01:03 AM
    If they happen to bury themselves near or under your house, shed or barn you are going to be sorry.
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    02-11-2020, 08:18 PM
    Do you understand what a gut shot is? Just don't gut shoot them.
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    02-11-2020, 03:01 AM
    Heat treating before and during manufacturing processes is done to make the manufacturing processes faster, more precise and more reliable. Not for any direct accuracy benefits. I discussed cyro treating of barrels with a coworker who was a...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check