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    Yesterday, 09:00 PM
    The only problem with the 9.5x56 is the dies may cost more than your completed rifle is worth.
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    Yesterday, 02:20 PM
    There is zero reason to lengthen the throat in any smokeless single shot 45-70 load. Regardless of how deep you have to seat the bullets you still have enough case capacity for shoulder abusing loads. Even the 540 grn Postell and Creedmoor bullets...
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    Yesterday, 01:31 AM
    At my club the bench rest guys use small arbor presses with hand dies.
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    02-14-2019, 04:20 PM
    If and only if you can insure you never double charge a case use 13 grs of Unique and 300 to 400 grn bullets for plinkers. Check all your charged cases with a flash light to avoid double charges. For a medium load try 2400 and 4227 to give about...
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    02-14-2019, 03:33 PM
    EDG replied to a thread Lyman 450 de-lube in Special Projects
    It may disappoint you to find that the new rams that come with the handle and linkage up grades are sloppy loose in the casting. I have 2 of the old grey 450s and their rams are much better fits than the rams one the orange 450..
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    02-14-2019, 03:27 PM
    The best plug to put under a lock ring set screw is a small nylon ball or a short piece clipped off of a nylon screw. The nylon prevents damage to the threads yet it is elastic enough to release its grip on the die when the screw is backed off.
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    02-14-2019, 01:07 AM
    The nomenclature is rarely exact. You are taking the designations too literally. They are no different than most US calibers. You have to know the details because the nomenclature or names are not usually exact. So the 7.62X54R Russian round is...
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    02-13-2019, 01:45 PM
    EDG replied to a thread Check your bank accounts in Our Town
    My checking account was cleaned out New Year's Day including the $25 credit union minimum balance. The card they used was my wife's debit card which was sitting on the dresser since she died in May. It appears the crooks used the holiday because...
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    02-10-2019, 09:45 AM
    EDG replied to a thread 1909 Argentine Mauser in Military Rifles
    A good smith could build a single shot with the Argentine and a really good smith might might get one round to feed out of the magazine. The Siamese Mauser is the best Mauser for a .45-70 but even it needs the bolt face opened up and the feed...
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    02-10-2019, 09:26 AM
    In regard to resizing .303 brass none of the chambers resemble factory ammo. The US standard SAAMI drawings for the .303 ammo and .303 rifle chambers are very different than the British rifle chambers. If you examine a lot of once fired .303...
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    02-10-2019, 02:18 AM
    I have had experience with a dozen or so .45-70s. The one repeater was a Siamese Mauser. It was accurate with jacketed bullets but it had a 14" twist .458 Win barrel blank and it was not so hot with cast bullets. All the others were single...
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    02-09-2019, 04:29 PM
    The TYPE I Carcano is completely different from the Type 38 except the sights, follower and floor plate. The Type I is not an Arisaka. It is a Carcano with a Mauser type staggered box magazine
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    02-08-2019, 10:31 PM
    You can make some guns and load combos malfunction just by limp wristing the gun when you fire it. Make sure to use a firm grip.
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    02-08-2019, 06:55 PM
    I found that the Walmart store in Yreka, Ca. in the far north end of the state near the Oregon border has zero firearms. It had zero metallic ammo that I can remember. It did have some steel shot water fowl loads but that was about all so I have to...
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    02-08-2019, 03:05 PM
    A turret press may speed reloading handgun ammo using a carbide sizer a little. You still have to jack the handle for each and every stroke of each round. For reloading larger bottleneck rifle rounds, especially those that headspace on the shoulder...
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    02-05-2019, 06:56 AM
    EDG replied to a thread Do red dots in Red Dot burn? in Our Town
    No need to test them. A typical skeet field would be buried in red dots if they did"t burn.
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    02-04-2019, 01:21 PM
    Businesses in general engage in marketing an image to the public in order to gain a business advantage. Many businesses advertise family and employee orientation to provide a wholesome environment for happy competent employees. Most of the time...
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    02-03-2019, 06:07 PM
    The best safety is probably the 98 Mauser with the original military trigger. This whole thread is mostly a consequence of using a scope. If hunting dangerous critters why not forget the scope?
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    02-03-2019, 06:03 PM
    They taste the same as resident hunters except there are less of them to feed the bears.
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    02-02-2019, 03:50 AM
    Peak pressure is just peak pressure. Steel does not really care how fast unless you want to count the number of cycles that will cause fatigue failure. A good design engineer keeps the stress forces on a design below the endurance limit of the...
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    02-02-2019, 03:30 AM
    EDG replied to a thread Shell Holder?? in Reloading Equipment
    Both Herter's and Bonanza shell holders were knurled.
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    02-01-2019, 04:29 AM
    I used old denim jeans legs fo about 20 years. Then I laid down what was for me a large chunk of cash and bought a Hart Heavy Varmit Rest and 3 Protector leather bags. All my rifles instantly became more accurate. All my reloads performed better...
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    01-31-2019, 07:59 PM
    EDG replied to a thread 45-70 and varget ? in Leverguns
    I began loading for modern 45-70s in 1972 long before there was Varget. I used 3031 for heavy loads and eventually got enough of that. What hunting I did with it used 4198. Eventually I quit hunting with it and shot a lot of targets. In light...
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    01-31-2019, 01:07 PM
    EDG replied to a thread 22lr. To 22 wrm in Single Shot Guns
    My plated .22 WRM ammo is WW Dynapoint and is some of the worst ammo for accuracy that I have tried.
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    01-31-2019, 12:57 PM
    Have you read any of the articles at the Los Angeles Silhouette Club site? They have an extensive treatise on alloys and their characteristics. Most commercial pistol bullets are hard ball alloy and you can look up its hardness almost anywhere.
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    01-31-2019, 12:18 PM
    EDG replied to a thread I need some advice... in Cast Boolits
    I think Accurate mold will make your mold any diameter you want. When you mention rim I assume you mean the step in the chamber at the case mouth. If my assumption is correct you have the right number. Most molds will have some tolerance and...
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    01-30-2019, 10:42 PM
    EDG replied to a thread 22lr. To 22 wrm in Single Shot Guns
    You need to look again and maybe pull some of the bullets you think are only plated. The Winchester silver box FMJ and HP bullets are both jacketed. I have 6 or 7 different boxes of .22 WMR ammo and only one has plated bullets.
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    01-29-2019, 11:16 AM
    Groups size acceptable? Depends a lot on the rifle condition and the sights.
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    01-28-2019, 09:36 PM
    34 might work
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    01-28-2019, 09:27 PM
    The collet is held in place by a compressed wire ring. Wipe the oil off the bottom of the collet and pull it out with your fingers. If you can't pull it our use a dowel or rod to push on the top and push it out the bottom. Will probably take 10 to...
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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