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    Today, 12:27 AM
    The LA Silhouette Club has a very advanced collection of cast bullet alloy and casting articles. One of those articles is a comparative test of most of the common lead hardness testers. Participants did blind tests of sample bullets all cast in the...
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    Today, 12:00 AM
    I probably have 400 lbs of non nickel brass. None of it corrodes in my use and storage conditions. When you get around to reloading that nickel junk you will find the interior surface of the necks very rough and those cases will peel metal off of...
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    Yesterday, 05:17 PM
    The SAAMI throat for the .458 is a terrible design for accuracy with light bullets. It is very long and is a very slight taper.
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    04-19-2018, 11:13 PM
    I have no idea why. I have about 200 rounds of 6mm Rem nickeled brass and would not recommend it to anyone for any reason.
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    04-19-2018, 03:31 AM
    Many years ago I worked at a military base towing helicopters to and from maintenance. Each time I towed one out of the maintenance hangar it had to be refueled. Each time the pumper had to attach a grounding cable to prevent a fire hazard.
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    04-18-2018, 10:19 PM
    Most .30-30 788s have fairly nice walnut because they were produced early in the production life of the model. The later models in other calibers are usually some stained hardwood.
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    04-18-2018, 12:19 PM
    Most nickeled rifle brass is nothing but a marketing tool. If you do not reload BPCR or hunt in a rain forest the nickel does not have any function.
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    04-18-2018, 04:49 AM
    There are a lot of ways to get a .30-30 rifle that is ready made. For example Browning made some 1885 Traditional Hunters in .30-30, .32-40 and .38-55. I would be more interested in something that is unusual and especially has a chamber...
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    04-17-2018, 12:57 AM
    I grew up on a ranch in cow country. We never kept any gun loaded for any reason ever.
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    04-17-2018, 12:40 AM
    I bought a new housing for my first trimmer since they paid the shipping and it was going to cost $3.50 to mail my old housing back. The change was required to trim a .45-70 with a #4 collet.
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    04-17-2018, 12:35 AM
    Dillon was very good about a 1st generation electronic scale that drifted so badly it was not useable. When it was still new my buddy gave it to me because he was disgusted with it. I called Dillon several times and they always said zend it back....
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    04-16-2018, 03:24 PM
    There is a lot of bad information that comes from ignorance, tradition and old wives tales. Most people don't know enough to know the difference.
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    04-16-2018, 11:28 AM
    EDG replied to a thread 45-70 need some advice in Leverguns
    My top loads in the 45-70 produce way more recoil than a 7mm Mag. I would advise you to use Trapdoor type loads in a Marlin if you want to enjoy the experience. Near .458 Win Mag loads are very unpleasant to shoot.
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    04-16-2018, 11:13 AM
    EDG replied to a thread 35-30 or 38-55? in Leverguns
    The SAAMI standard .38-55 chamber and cartridge drawing are an example of poor engineering. If you do not control the results by your own specification you can get what H&R got with their Target Model. The Target Model groove diameter was about...
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    04-16-2018, 01:08 AM
    I don't think the original poster knows enough to have a reasonable conversation on the subject. Some of his question can be answered by studying powder volumes powder specific gravities and powder burn rates. He should study loading data...
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    04-16-2018, 01:00 AM
    It is not a theory. Take any college physics course and static charges are covered. Michael Faraday was a preeminent English physicist of his time. The Van de Graaff generator uses the static charge characteristics to generate very high voltages. ...
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    04-16-2018, 12:20 AM
    Well Heck I have been one upped again. I am glad to know I am not the only one with a trimmer surplus. I also have 4 Wilson trimmers. Three are original Wilson's and one is a .50 BMG that I was going to use for a .50-70 Govt.
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    04-15-2018, 09:03 PM
    They only list a #5 which requires the Classic trimmer. You might buy both the housing and the collet. Forster has a listing of all parts for the Classic. I have a number 4 collet that has a single step for a .45-70 rim which is larger than the...
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    04-15-2018, 03:53 PM
    https://www.forsterproducts.com/product/classic-case-trimmer-collets/ Collets #5 #8 are designed for use only with Classic Case Trimmers. Note that they are not interchangeable with Original and Power Case Trimmers.. Always verify you are...
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    04-15-2018, 10:05 AM
    One of the characteristics of any and all electrical charges is they cannot reside on the inside surface of a hollow conductive device or container. You can verify this by reading about a Faraday cage. My family witnessed this when my mother was a...
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    04-14-2018, 02:06 AM
    There are jacketed bullet and cast bullet data for both the .30 Rem and and .32 Rem rounds in the Lyman 44 manual. These loads are completely separate data from the Winchester rounds.
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    04-13-2018, 02:08 PM
    For those who can polish out the back end of a Carcano die and set the shoulder location correctly Carcano dies will work fine. I currently use a 7.35 Carcano FL die for the first step of forming 6.5X53R cases. The die that I use was made by RCBS...
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    04-13-2018, 12:47 AM
    EDG replied to a thread Lyman lubesizer dies in Casting Equipment
    I like the Lyman dies with 2 or 4 rows of 4 holes for lubing the long 4 grease groove BPCR bullets.
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    04-12-2018, 02:39 AM
    I would not trust a Ruger barrel to shoot well unless it is a varmint model with a heavy barrel.
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    04-12-2018, 12:16 AM
    EDG replied to a thread Forster Trimmer in Casting Equipment
    If he does not want it I will certainly make good use of it.
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    04-11-2018, 08:50 PM
    EDG replied to a thread Homemade skin tag removal in Our Town
    I have no idea why you go to a dermatologist. Anyone can clip them off. Needle sticks for novacaine are more painful than the removal. Next time you need stitches skip the novacaine. Those sharp circle needles hurt very little and a good ER doc...
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    04-10-2018, 11:53 PM
    Some scales tend to stick then slip then stick especially when lighter loads are used. I had that happen with an early electronic scale. It would also drift a lot. After I let it sit as new for 8 years I returned it for a newer model that had both...
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    04-10-2018, 11:47 PM
    That is a big hint about digital of scales. Just because you like to use them and they give you a big number that is easy to read does not mean they are always trustworthy. Pick up the charge and then set it back down and see if you get the same...
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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