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    02-21-2018, 10:52 AM
    I would not rely on VV for that information. They don't know nearly as much about it as the people who manufacture it. The manufacturer has to run tests on the product everytime it is produced. VV might have tested it once or not at all. They could...
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    02-21-2018, 10:48 AM
    Based on my 45 years using a Rockchucker none of us will reach that milestone.
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    02-20-2018, 02:44 PM
    You could add uniform hull length and type to "load height". I did a good bit of testing when setting up a new MEC with anything that changed the hull, powder charge volume, shot volume or wad. It never occurred to me that someone would want to...
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    02-20-2018, 09:02 AM
    Are you aware that H4227 was renamed IMR4227 and that IMR 4227 is the propellant that was discontinued. No matter what you think of the data it is still your responsibility to work up a safe load.
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    02-20-2018, 08:56 AM
    EDG replied to a thread zastava rifles in Factory Rifles
    To the OP. Take a look at the Interarms Whitworth Mausers. They are no longer available new. They are very nice rifles for the money. The most common caliber is the .375 H&H.
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    02-20-2018, 12:41 AM
    The GEW 88/05 modification permits loading loose rounds in a single stack. Using a Mannlicher Schonauer mount you can mount the scope over the center of the bore. In the case of a Dutch 1895 you would need to convert everything to function with a...
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    02-19-2018, 11:24 PM
    EDG replied to a thread RCBS A2 press in Reloading Equipment
    This is the NIB A2 on ebay. This is provided to show that it has no bushing and it is dated 68 per pressman's comment. E
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    02-19-2018, 11:11 PM
    I am sure you can get the MEC to work fine if you want. If you don't want it to work you will keep finding fault with it. I don't really think you get such good crimps with a Lee hand loader kit . I have a LEE loader kit that is some times used to...
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    02-19-2018, 12:22 PM
    A co-worker was stationed at Ft Hood while he was in the army. He was doing some training in the early 1970s and a group he did not recognize sped by riding dirt bikes. He later heard them shooting and walked over to their location after they...
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    02-19-2018, 08:13 AM
    If your MEC has a problem you will never get consistent crimps. The plastic crimp starters on my 700 Versamec never made me happy. I switched to the old style brass sheet metal crimp starter and I had much more consistent results. The MEC final...
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    02-19-2018, 07:23 AM
    Cheap and free are the best brands. If it is cheap you never sweat losing a few or scrapping a few that really need to be junked.
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    02-18-2018, 07:57 PM
    EDG replied to a thread Lyman "M" die question in Cast Boolits
    You can find dimensions for the Lyman M die plugs on this thread. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?4351-Lyman-M-Die-Measurements-Needed
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    02-18-2018, 06:09 AM
    Just shoot 20 or so. I have shot bullets as much as .004 larger than groove diameter.
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    02-17-2018, 03:17 PM
    I use a RCBS LIL DANDY. I dispense 10 loads and weigh. Then divide by 10 to see the avg weight. If it is ok for avg weight I use the charges from that rotor. I just live with the variation because most of my shooting is off hand plinking. I have...
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    02-17-2018, 12:52 PM
    1. Never shoot someone else's reloads. 2. The .450 Marlin should never have been born. The brass is a total oddball. 3. The M94 action is a herky jerky thing. Sort of like operating a 1962 Chevy bumper jack. 4. Yes BLR triggers are terrible but I...
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    02-17-2018, 04:34 AM
    Maybe 30 or 35 years ago I read multiple comments in gun rags that the Ruger #3 rifles in 45-70 seemed to be more accurate than the #1s in 45-70.
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    02-16-2018, 01:28 AM
    Use a good gel type paint stripper. Acetone might be good for small detailed areas.
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    02-16-2018, 01:26 AM
    Take a look at the magazine for a Savage 340 or Rem 788 in 30-30. They are both single stacked for 3 rounds of rimmed 30-30.
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    02-16-2018, 12:12 AM
    There is not much to be confused about. The bands produce a constriction in the bore and the rifles don't shoot very well when it happens. I suspect you are wrong about the sight installation process. The band and the barrel are not large enough to...
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    02-15-2018, 06:04 PM
    My rifle had .001 internal bore constriction at the barrel band and .0015 internal constriction at the muzzle due to the front sight band. This was tested with soft bullets driven in from the breech and then driven back out the breech. The muzzle...
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    02-14-2018, 11:33 PM
    You might consider magazine modification to GEW88 standard without packet clips. This will permit using a normally mounted scope.
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    02-14-2018, 04:51 AM
    You might investigate a process called chem film used to prevent corrosion on aluminum. The military spec is MIL-C 5541. The aluminum has the oxide stripped off by chromic acid.
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    02-14-2018, 01:49 AM
    1370 looks good
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    02-13-2018, 06:46 PM
    The black knob is an adjustment to prevent the fast feed from over shooting. A variable resistor on both tricklers would be a nice improvement. With today's electronics you could probably have approach to zero software give you the best of beam and...
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    02-13-2018, 11:14 AM
    The US has a national standard for drawing dimensioning and tolerancing called ASME Y14.5M. it would be better for the bullet mold industry if they would all learn and use the standard. Drawings like the one above make the industry look lazy and...
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    02-13-2018, 11:06 AM
    Over thinking? Not a chance if you look at the cruddy bullets cast by most casters. Any convenient way to keep the metal clean is better than bullets loaded with inclusions and dross. Commercial methods are good because commercial companies have...
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    02-13-2018, 10:58 AM
    I formed many 7.65x53 cases from USGI SL-54 cases and had a few crack the neck. So I had to learn to anneal them. I found the right temperature color was the "wet appearing" aquamarine. I spin the cases with a drill and count to 4. Four seconds with...
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    02-09-2018, 10:10 AM
    The gun buying people in this country are almost backward in their in their reluctance to adopt anything new. They took about 30 years to adopt interchangable shotgun choke tubes. They never did adopt the excellent Autoscale. They seemed to...
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    02-09-2018, 09:57 AM
    Black powder does not have a wide variety of data. Much of the data is built into the cartridge nomenclature. To get best performance requires a lot of ammo assembly techniques including picking the right bullet designs, right alloy and the right...
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    02-08-2018, 10:57 PM
    See page 59 of IMR BROCHURE for .357 Herrett https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://pdf.textfiles.com/manuals/FIREARMS/imr_reloading.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiv5oyP6pfZAhVH0VMKHSyXDXEQFjAFegQIBhAB&usg=AOvVaw0GdjFBvHK-FSlzRR01UKAI
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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