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    Yesterday, 09:02 PM
    I would anneal the Starline. Then i would use a Lyman M die to expand it. The M die made for the 8X57 Mauser can be polished to the size you need.
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    04-20-2019, 05:53 PM
    You are not proving a anything by playing long range artillery with living animals. Who owns the animal makes no difference. So you mean to tell us that if you wound a million animals you are superior because you tried and failed a million times?...
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    04-20-2019, 03:14 PM
    The SAMMI specifications are industry agreed to standards. Rifles manufactured or sold in this country are intended to use SAMMI standard ammo unless marked otherwise such as "For Black Powder Only". In 1978 I do not remember that there was much...
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    04-20-2019, 02:55 PM
    Posted sizes of 2 more .32-40 expanders. If the top of your sizer is threaded RCBS could supply you with the decapping rod assy from a 2 die set. If you need a smaller expander you might call RCBS and see what they can do or you can spin polish...
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    04-20-2019, 02:35 PM
    I added more to my first post above.
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    04-20-2019, 02:01 PM
    Have you measured the diameter of the expander plug? I just checked my RCBS Cowboys dies in 32-40. My dies are unused and the expander plug measures .3215. Which is a little big unless used for a single shot. My dies might not be tight enough for...
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    04-20-2019, 01:56 PM
    I routinely buy large lots of once fired rifle cases. Many are bought at indoor ranges and have never been on the ground. However some have been stepped on or rolled around in a pick up cab for a while. I pick out all the mangled brass from these...
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    04-20-2019, 12:55 PM
    look up the CAS number and description of all of the materials you have questions about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAS_Registry_Number
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    04-19-2019, 11:33 PM
    https://www.libertytreecollectors.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=7817
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    04-19-2019, 11:31 PM
    It is from the German carbine called a KAR88. The KAR88 is the carbine version of the GEW88.
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    04-19-2019, 05:23 PM
    Sure but that does not mean much because you have not quantified what the press is doing. If you do not quantify a characteristic how can you measure it? Sure people tell the truth but the truth is their requirements are not known. Any press...
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    04-19-2019, 04:47 PM
    The point is who are you kidding if you brag about your press when any old press will do the job? You may feel good expressing an opinion even though you have only used one press all your life. But feeling good about your press is not an objective...
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    04-19-2019, 11:27 AM
    The op did not volunteer how many animals he has wounded and how many rounds it took to walk his barrage of bullets onto an animal. No matter how well he studies ballistics he will not have a good way to deal with erratic winds blowing his slow...
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    04-19-2019, 11:09 AM
    You might consider a lighter hollow follower on your stack of primers in the priming tube. A primer detonation will launch a solid rod back at you. Even a piece of tubing would get blown out but the force might be reduced by the hollow shape.
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    04-19-2019, 11:02 AM
    If you analyze the clearance between the shell holder and the case head you will find more clearance (slop) than the amount of error between the ram and the die threads. This clearance permits the case head to move as the case taper moves into...
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    04-19-2019, 10:20 AM
    The ingot molds are small. They only hold one lb of lead per cavity - no big deal. Aluminum melts at 1100 F. An air-only propane torch will burn at around 1,995 C (3,623 F), less if heat loss to the surroundings is taken into account. Yeah...
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    04-17-2019, 11:42 AM
    I had several Zero error sets. The one I used the most was for a Varmint weight M700 Remington. The rifle never shot any better with the Zero error than it did will ammo loaded with a standard die set. Most groups were about 9/16" to 5/8" at 100...
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    04-15-2019, 07:33 PM
    I think sears used to peddle those as JC Higgins models.
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    04-15-2019, 07:27 PM
    Browning 78 marked B78 Enfield marked 17 Mauser 98 Marked M Fn supreme Mauser marked MS St'A Barbara Mauser marked MSB MK X Mauser marked MX HVA Mauser marked MV Rem 40x 721 722 725 marked 40 Rem 600 660 marked 600 Rem 700 40XB 40XBR marked...
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    04-15-2019, 07:17 PM
    One thing I found was unusual. He tested 2 different Lee Classic cast presses and they had 2 different sizing force values.
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    04-15-2019, 07:11 PM
    One thing I found was unusual. He tested 2 different Lee Classic cast presses and they had 2 different sizing force values. If he sized the same brass in both - the 50 cal press required more force.
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    04-15-2019, 02:50 AM
    Forget that high velocity. Load your ammo to 1100 to 1300 fps. Use 4227 or 5744 or asimilar powder. Brinell 10 at 20 to 1 will work fine.
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    04-13-2019, 10:15 PM
    I have a little experience shooting a .45 Auto Rim Smith and Wesson 1955 Target at 100 yards. The owner was a cast bullet shooter and I was much younger with 23 year old eyes. Shooting off a rest at 100 yards I shot about a 6" group at a 3"...
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    04-13-2019, 11:47 AM
    EDG replied to a thread An open apology in Our Town
    Some size dies made for use in the older Lyman 45 sizers do not have an O ring groove. For those dies there is no such thing as buying another O ring. I have have had people sell me sizer dies with no O rings because the die never had an O ring. If...
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    04-13-2019, 11:26 AM
    EDG replied to a thread Ballistol? in Gunsmithing Tips & Tricks
    Why don't you just admit that you live in southern Arizona where there is almost no rust even when no Ballistol is used? You characterize the environmental tests as of no value when your own statements are of little value to people that live along...
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    04-13-2019, 11:08 AM
    EDG replied to a thread Ballistol? in Gunsmithing Tips & Tricks
    You apparently do not get it that not everyone lives in southern Arizona. At the typical relative humidity in Arizona there is very little corrosion even when NO corrosion preventing product is used. The same thing happens in my house where the air...
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    04-12-2019, 10:43 AM
    There is not a good way to estimate the yield. 1. Your lead may have been in the ground 20 to 50 years and it will be covered with oxides and corrosion that will not easily convert back to elemental lead. 2. The success of your fluxing process...
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    04-12-2019, 10:27 AM
    If you examine any standard format engineering drawing you will find this statement: "Do not scale drawing" This means that no matter what the drawing looks like you always manufacture the item to the dimensioning (numbers) on the drawing and...
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    04-11-2019, 05:44 PM
    Micro crystalline wax is nothing but toilet bowl rings.
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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