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    03-21-2018, 11:14 PM
    My Big Max factory adapter indexes at 7 o' clock which seems natural for a right hander..
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    03-21-2018, 06:52 PM
    EDG replied to a thread 45-70 need some advice in Leverguns
    My experience and recommendations are much like NSB's. I have more 45-70s than you can count on 2 hands. If you insist on loads of 1500 fps and up in a light rifle you are just trying to impress yourself wit a lot of recoil and you will probably...
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    03-21-2018, 04:25 PM
    The best use of the Wilson case holders comes when using them in a 1" lathe collet. You can use them as jam chucks to hold cases to cut off necks after forming. They are especially useful for holding cases while you turn rims and machine new...
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    03-21-2018, 02:49 AM
    With the link bars tied to the top near the die holes that frame is under very little load when forming or sizing cases. The center ram would be good for heavy duty use.
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    03-20-2018, 11:24 AM
    I also have a Ruger #1S in 7mm Rem Mag. I cannot feel any constriction and it does not foul but it has to work hard to shoot a 1.5" group. It has maybe 100 rounds through it. I hope another 100 rounds might improve the bore finish a little and...
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    03-20-2018, 08:31 AM
    You might compare the rams to a common C press ram like a RCBS JR or a Pacific C press.
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    03-20-2018, 07:49 AM
    It doesn't matter much to me because all the powders made by Hercules are still manufactured and I have a large supply I got when a discount store closed.
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    03-20-2018, 07:16 AM
    There is plenty of data in older Lyman manuals. I think I used data from a #44 Lyman manual. The later Lyman data were published in the early Lyman Shotshell Reloading Manuals. Look for a first or second edition manual. I found a bunch of these...
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    03-20-2018, 06:52 AM
    Almost NO ONE uses the Redding trimmer if that tells you anything. The Forster is the most widely used, has the widest number of applications and is the most common. I think they have been on the market for about 50 years. I bought my first one in...
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    03-20-2018, 06:42 AM
    The thread is 10-32 UNF.
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    03-20-2018, 06:39 AM
    I can see the problem but your initial description told me nothing. There is a good chance that Hornady subbed this out to a shop with non-English speakers who also know nothing about programming or the proper use of a 4 jaw chuck. All the steps...
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    03-20-2018, 03:16 AM
    The Lee tool is not an expander it is a flaring tool. It has no effect on the inside diameter of the rest of the neck. For neck expansion use Lyman M die expanders or the equivalents by NOE, Track of the WOLF, Buffalo Arms or make them yourself.
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    03-19-2018, 06:27 PM
    I bought my first set of Craftsman combination wrenches as a teenager about 1965. Since then I worked 5 years as a machinist and 40 years as a engineer. My long use of tools at home and in industry has given me a good eye for quality. I bought many...
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    03-19-2018, 03:55 AM
    RCBS could have made that setup better by making the handles longer and bending them so the roller grip is above and behind the top of the press.
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    03-18-2018, 11:16 PM
    EDG replied to a thread Pet peeves in Our Town
    I hate loud diesel pickups and Harleys that blast through neighborhoods making the engine wind up in the lower gears.
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    03-18-2018, 11:31 AM
    You may have found the worst muzzle blast excepting the use of ball powders.
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    03-18-2018, 11:08 AM
    If you are a machinist you can see .003 runout at the tip of the bullet by rolling your ammo on a smooth flat work surface like a table or counter top.
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    03-18-2018, 02:39 AM
    I have never used paper patched bullets. But I know a rough surface texture on one side of the throat will grab a patch or paper jacket unevenly and possibly cause what is tearing your paper patch. Fire lapping or 50 to 100 jacketed rounds might...
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    03-17-2018, 02:45 AM
    EDG replied to a thread My Rifle Action in Special Projects
    Analysis of this action would be a fairly simple task taking only a few hours to a few days by someone familiar with the process. The analysis can tell you the stress at the weak points. If any issues are found it is simple to add metal or...
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    03-16-2018, 11:27 PM
    If you plan only low pressure loads you could consider boring out the chamber, installing a sleeve and chambering the sleeve with a good .303 reamer.
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    03-16-2018, 07:54 PM
    The Lee .45-70 expander die will accept the expanders sold by Track of the Wolf. Track of the Wolf sells expanders in .38-55, .40 cal rifle and .45 cal rifle in a number of oversizes in each caliber. At $2.99 they are economical if you have the LEE...
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    03-15-2018, 04:31 PM
    All I can say is all you poor Springfield lovers should check your rifle's serial numbers. If you find a forged serial number you are the ones that have to do the explaining, not me because I have never owned or fired a Springfield.
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    03-15-2018, 04:25 PM
    No we are not talking about 2 time frames. You are only trying to cherry pick a current circumstance and apply it to a something that happened 80 years ago. I guarantee you I will never care. I have never owned and have never fired a 1903...
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    03-15-2018, 03:01 AM
    Yes the Mauser or Rigby bolt peep can be mounted since the bolt is nearly identical to the Mannlicher Schonauer bolt. The Lyman 35 swinging peep for the original 1903 Mannlicher Schonauer will also fit if you can find one.
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    03-15-2018, 01:56 AM
    Felony?? Tell that to someone who cares. You are probably wrong. By the time I saw it back in the 80s the statute of limitations had probably ran out if any law ever applied. It was a low number 1903. It was likely marked before there was any law...
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    03-15-2018, 01:43 AM
    Anschutz inserts are the same size.
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    03-15-2018, 01:23 AM
    I have a BLR in .358 and Marlins in 35 Rem, .375 Win and .30-30. I have little use for most of the list but a 1894 Marlin in .25-20 or a 336 in .25-35 would be nice.
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    03-15-2018, 12:57 AM
    The articles in this link talk about buffalo hunting and a little about buffalo rifles. Most of the articles are contemporary in nature complete with poor spelling, grammar, punctuation, idioms, dialect and jargon of the times. Much of the...
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    03-14-2018, 12:41 PM
    What is your complaint? Is there a functional issue? Is the internal location of the casting ugly? When sand castings are cast and then machined you are likely to get a lot of ugly internal cosmetics because the design does not include full...
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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