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    Yesterday, 03:21 AM
    EDG replied to a thread 45/70 Muzzle Flash Loads? in Leverguns
    Bl-C2 definitely produces a huge flash and concussion.
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    Yesterday, 12:01 AM
    You need to learn how to spell ok.
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    04-22-2018, 08:02 PM
    If you can figure out who made the thermostat by looking at the logo you can call them and they might send you several engineering samples. Lid switche for my washer failed and a new one was $15. New from the OEM they were $1.75 but they...
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    04-22-2018, 06:48 PM
    I am still looking for 200 rounds of new factory 8X57 ammo that is missing. Sometimes I have reloading tools I don't use that I threaten to sell. When I can't find them I don't know if they are lost or have been sold.... That reminds me. My ex...
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    04-22-2018, 06:41 PM
    My very old, rusty and faded LBT cost me $18 shipped when listed as a buy it now on ebay about 20 years ago. Being sort of old i suspected it might be out of calibration. I had pure lead and I had military specification 63/37 high purity...
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    04-22-2018, 04:35 AM
    I have one Ruger 77V in 6mm Rem that shoots well. The remaining 77 in 7x57 plus a number of #1s and #3s past and present were so mediocre that I will never buy another Ruger that I don't plan to rebarrel. So no new Rugers for me. Y3
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    04-21-2018, 05:59 PM
    Store your rifle in doors at 50% or less relative humidity. Use one of the better rust preventing lubes like Hornady OneShot, Barricade or Frog Lube. There is a large corrosion test of most gun products that can help you avoid the fan boy products...
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    04-21-2018, 10:54 AM
    Everyone of those users were bullet casters just exactly like a cross section of the castboolits population. The effect of the user has to be considered just like any other variable. I think you are unhappy that your preferred tester did not fare...
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    04-21-2018, 10:40 AM
    Apparently you did Iot read the article very well. There is no masquerading other than I don't think you bothered to read all of it. 1.It was real world testing in a group of typical users. The goal was to test using real bullets all cast from...
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    04-21-2018, 08:56 AM
    Why are you not explaining why you went through so many digitals? The first one I used was so sorry it drifted about 2 grains per hour and had to be constantly recalibrated. I was so impatient I went back to a mechanical scale that actually worked....
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    04-21-2018, 08:51 AM
    It is hard to fault the test method used in the LASC article. All the various testers were compared against a high quality lab instrument after all had tested the same bullets. That you can't define where that test was flawed says a lot.
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    04-21-2018, 03:32 AM
    Just a reminder this is a case forming forum so most case forming topics are going to be about rifle brass. Nickel pistol brass is way different than nickel rifle brass when you load it. Rifle dies are NOT carbide and the nickel creates a lot...
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    04-21-2018, 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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    04-21-2018, 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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    04-20-2018, 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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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