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    Yesterday, 10:04 AM
    It is difficult to commit to the scratch that it costs to buy a good rest. About 1988 I spent $100 on a RW Hart heavy varmit rest and base. That included the front and rear Protector leather sand bags. At that time that was pretty much the...
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    07-03-2020, 08:46 PM
    You have an adequate expanding process since you only have to do it one time per case. Any thing more is for your convenience if you are expanding large numbers of cases. Fire forming at the base of the cartridge depends on 3 things that would...
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    06-30-2020, 05:16 PM
    I once bought a lot of new brass for a .25-06 and it was really beat up at the case mouths. There was a rim of burrs both inside and out. I expanded the cases at the neck to push all the burr material toward the outside of the neck. Then I used...
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    06-30-2020, 05:39 AM
    Here are the measurements for a new Lyman 50-70 M die plug. This plug is marked on the end 50 R This plug is a little different than most rifle plugs. It has 3 diameters close to the bullet diameter. .510 diameter - this is the first...
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    06-30-2020, 04:50 AM
    My grandfathers trick for trapping feed eating coons. The shed floor was small and he put 5 to 6 traps around the feed sacks. When we checked the traps the coons would have several of the traps stuck on him as he thrashed around trying to escape....
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    06-29-2020, 08:06 PM
    EDG replied to a thread What state are you from? in Our Town
    Hill Country Land of 1100 springs Republic of Texas Hamilton Pool
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    06-29-2020, 03:49 PM
    if you are not doing too many get a large center punch or a .50 BMG projectile and tap it into the cases after you cut them off. I use a Lyman .50/70 M die and it is a bit too large for your application but you could polish the expander down if...
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    06-29-2020, 03:44 PM
    I have formed about 300 or 400 US military .30-06 cases to 7.65 Mauser and 8X57 Mauser. That leaves the cases about .300 too long. .300 inch times 300 cases is 100 inches of brass that I have turned into shavings using a Forester trimmer and a...
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    06-29-2020, 09:28 AM
    I have the same feelings about trimming and here is what I do. 1. For any cartridge that I shoot a lot I check the length of the chamber. Most of the time the chambers are .015 to .040 longer than factory brass, so I often skip trimming until the...
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    06-29-2020, 08:46 AM
    Any brass that can be formed into .30 Carbine is going to be even more rare and more expensive than buying once fired brass. Learn to use mail order and forget your local gun shops if they will not order for you. Even if you can make brass an...
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    06-29-2020, 04:42 AM
    I really doubt that this sort of conversion is worth the trouble unless you are trying to get more choke options. There has to be a motive for going to all this trouble to buy another barrel and rechamber it. It is probably about a trade off with...
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    06-29-2020, 04:17 AM
    You cannot seat any old bullet into any old case without looking and feeling what you are doing. I have loaded many .38 Specials, .357 Magnums and .35 Rem over the years and have never had that problem. Most of the loads for the .35 Rem were for...
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    06-20-2020, 04:34 PM
    Ordinary actone or Strypeze should remove it. Strypeze has 4 or 5 different chemicals that attack paint.
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    06-20-2020, 01:06 AM
    EDG replied to a thread truck restoration in Our Town
    I had a 77 Ford F-150 that stalled going down the freeway in heavy traffic - i let it roll off to the shoulder and it restarted. It did that a few more times and I researched the problem. It was a common problem in those vehicles and was the...
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    06-15-2020, 05:50 PM
    EDG replied to a thread 7.65x53 Brass Forming in Military Rifles
    I have Lee dies and they DO NOT size enough to make cases work in 4 Argentine Mausers. They are about .010 longer than RCBS dies in the same cal. I also have 4 RCBS FL dies and a RCBS trim die and they are all exactly a match for the Argentine...
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    06-12-2020, 11:31 PM
    I formed a few Federal .303 cases in one pass but for the most part you get collapsed shoulders if you try it in one pass. The more annealed the cases the worse they collapse. I ruined a lot of cases experimenting and found that multiple steps is...
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    06-12-2020, 11:20 PM
    EDG replied to a thread E85 gas in Our Town
    A large percentage of modern cars have a 10 to 1 or higher compression ratio. The old low compression ratio engines are a thing of the past. The knock sensor on modern engines allows the computer to advance the timing until the engine pings once or...
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    06-12-2020, 03:05 PM
    EDG replied to a thread E85 gas in Our Town
    The real story is the use of ethanol is nothing but a subsidy for the large agri business companies that grow corn. No ethanol in gasoline reduces their market demand and they get less $$$ for their corn.
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    06-11-2020, 02:09 AM
    A guy named Bruce Lambert used to make a set of necking bushings and a die body. He posts at Accurate Reloading how ever per his posts he quit making the bushing sets years ago. He did provide photos of cases that he necked down in steps.
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    06-10-2020, 07:13 PM
    I have been chamfering 45-70 since 1972 with a Forster chamfering tool.
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    06-08-2020, 12:59 PM
    Practically all FTF primer reports are in handguns and those are practically all revolvers. I suspect most of the revolvers are smaller frame double action revolvers whose owners have reduced the tension on the main spring to aid the double action...
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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