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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    03-12-2018, 09:53 PM
    Not all low numbers are still low numbers. About 40 years ago The American Rifleman had photos of low number rifles that had the digit "1" added to the front end of the serial number. This was done to make the rifles easier to sell at higher...
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    03-12-2018, 09:33 PM
    I do that for my most important lube sizer dies. I hate changing out the sticky nasty dies.
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    03-12-2018, 12:21 AM
    I bought Brooks mold on ebay and it produces groups close to 1" at 100 meters.
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    03-12-2018, 12:16 AM
    I prefer much more precision for setting my bottle neck FL dies. They are set to exactly match my bolt gun's chambers to the nearest .001". Once set I never change them. Dies for pumps, levers and auto loaders are set with .002 clearance. I never...
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    03-09-2018, 10:26 PM
    EDG replied to a thread Remington 141 in Factory Rifles
    I have a 141, a 760 and a Marlin 336. All are 35 Rem. I like shooting all of them. The 141 is from 1946. The 760 and 336 are from 1952.
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    03-09-2018, 10:02 PM
    You are wasting your time to size any case that will chamber. Round up the case mouths with the expander. Then load and shoot.
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    03-08-2018, 11:50 AM
    The triple poise scales sold by Pacific, Hornady and Bair are all the same scale. My brother and I have been using a Bair scale since 1969 with completely satisfactory results. Since then I have purchased other scales as part of buy outs of guys...
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    03-08-2018, 11:28 AM
    If you find case drag or interference on the base in front of the belt it may take another die to control. The problem with using a longer die is the design of dies for belted rounds. Dies for belted rounds stop the shell holder against the die...
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    03-07-2018, 01:29 AM
    EDG replied to a thread 35-30 conversion. in Single Shot Guns
    The rimmed .35 Rem is more practical. Chamber reamers are production items. Dies are production items. Use .303 brass. The rim recess can be cut with an ordinary lathe tool.
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    03-05-2018, 07:44 PM
    I think it was Nonte that got a large quantity of Browning ammo from the contractor who loaded it for Browning after Browning quit the ammo business. He used a parting tool in a lathe to plunge cut a shallow groove to remove the head stamp.
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    03-04-2018, 05:28 PM
    You need to draw a sketch. Dimension the sketch and indicate the type of steel in each member. Machinerys Handbook has the info you need if you have good knowledge of trig and algebra. Look under Statics. Otherwise you can use a Statics...
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    03-03-2018, 11:00 PM
    You need to verify the twist of your rifling so you can use a bullet of the right length. You need to slug the bore so you know the groove diameter. Plan on having bullets .001" to .002" larger in diameter than your groove diameter. I have a...
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    02-28-2018, 01:18 AM
    EDG replied to a thread RCBS A2 press in Reloading Equipment
    The is NIB disease. There are several excellent A2s in the completed listings for half that price.
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    02-28-2018, 01:13 AM
    Starline cheaps out by not annealing finished cases. I think that Starline does not have a good supply of annealing equipment. Starline has only recently began manufacturing bottleneck cases. To easily produce bottleneck brass you need to be able...
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    02-26-2018, 05:48 PM
    EDG replied to a thread Die mat'l in Reloading Equipment
    You might consider getting a used LEE die to weld on and tossing it into your drawer full of orphans when finished.
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    02-24-2018, 11:53 AM
    EDG replied to a thread I Have a Question in Reloading Equipment
    Lee lists the 25-45 Sharps dies on their web site.
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    02-24-2018, 11:50 AM
    The 9.3X74R rim is thinner than original Winchester brass. I helped a guy make .40-70 Sharps Straight brass for a Remington Hepburn with it. His paper patch chamber was too small in the neck for a groove dia bullet so I had to bore his chamber...
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    02-23-2018, 09:10 PM
    Without numerical values you have no means of direct comparison of the mechanics. There is no accounting for the touchy feely part of personal preference. But most people can tell the big number from the little number. If I want a sensitive...
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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
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