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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 07:36 PM
    The part of the extractor that folds down over the face of the bolt is the CLAW on a claw extractor, the bevel is the bottom edge of that claw that slips into the extractor groove of the cartridge, notice the shape, very very little at a time.
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    Today, 07:27 PM
    I've done a couple from BLANKS and they needed extra work to be 100% To tight or not enough rounded off on lower corner, feeding issue, too loose and you are screwed, it can jump the extractor over the rim and you can run it like a push feed, not...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 07:14 PM
    Look directly at the face of the extractor, head on if you will, you will see the bevel on the edge of the extractor. That bevel is what slips into the extractor groove on the cartridge. After you get the extractor to fit down in to the groove in...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 05:48 PM
    This is the best I can do with cell phone. Bolt is in same position as your picture, no cartridge under claw as yours, note the extractor to bolt interface, that is what it should look like. I hope this helps you
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 05:31 PM
    Yes and then the bevel on the claw to cartridge head, the cartridge should slip under the extractor with enough force to hold the cartridge in place-CRF. make sure the collar wraps around the groove in the bolt as a slip fit also, especially if...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 03:13 PM
    Maybe this will help, maybe not:-) cell phone pictures not too good. SR extractor on bolt and with cartridge under extractor lip. You may have the wrong extractor or one that has never been fit, maybe even an extractor collar that is wrong?
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 02:24 PM
    There's way to much clearance between bolt and bottom of extractor, there is not that much with a cartridge under the lip of one that's correct.
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 02:19 PM
    Yes that looks to high and is causing the bind I would guess, once you fit that correctly then the claw/ bevel will need fit to case head. Where did you get the extractor, one of Midways NEW blanks?
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 12:41 PM
    Sounds like a blank new extractor that has not been fit to case head yet?
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 12:37 PM
    I use a 5 gal bucket with about 4 gal of water in it. I float 7-8 small wet Dollar Store sponges on top of the water, a bullet just tips the sponge and dumps. If you do slash water in a cavity it is gone instantly anyway so no worries.
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    Today, 11:05 AM
    4 cav plain base, all pins/ bbailey7821 AT hotmail DOT com
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    Today, 10:02 AM
    WOW, that is great news. But why a Cucumber? What did this poor Cucumber do to you to get holed like that????
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    Today, 06:16 AM
    How weird is this??? Now my previous posts become all the same number after each new post. It seems that when I post a new reply, instead of numbers increasing one each post, all previous ones change to same number as last post. This seems not...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    Today, 05:33 AM
    You must have used your "charm" with the postie to get your hands on the carton of samples.
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:37 PM
    He does not know yet, but delivery was reversed and being returned to me.
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    Yesterday, 06:28 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Today's kids in Our Town
    Anytime I got a lickin', I knew I would get it before I did whatever stupid thing I was about to do. Looking back, it was worth it, as the lickin' didn't last long, and I did some pretty outrageous (for the times) things.
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:50 PM
    Yes Tazza, I can also see that. But question is, why previous blogs remained at 1466 with several postings prior to the 1467 post. I thought that each post goes to next number. For unknown reason, it stayed at 1466 for a while.
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:23 PM
    I've been using it with powder coated gas checked bullets for 3 years now according to the 2015 date on the HBN bottle. I've also added to lube(no value I could determine) and used on a patch to condition the bore, helped with getting HBN back into...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:54 PM
    I tried it in 30-06 with 200 gr Lee bullet, nice mild load and reasonably accurate for conditions that day. 15.0 grs was most accurate of 14-16 tested, 5 round groups of 1.5"-100yd @ 10*F Jan 2004, 15.0=1556 fps from 22" Savage 110. WSF(15.0=1555...
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    Yesterday, 09:00 AM
    To moderators Can you please advise, why my posts remain at 1466 despite my posting more matters over a number of days? Thank you
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:02 AM
    Grmps This video was done about 4 years ago. This shows heat reflecting and heat resistance of the Hi-Tek coatings. As I said, that due to limited time of coated alloy being inside barrel, despite extreme heat, coating should withstand the...
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  • Bad Ass Wallace's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:49 AM
    Have you tried using Federal Large Pistol primers? Because they are a softer cup, ignition is very fast and positive. My group size almost halved and I use them in all my BPCR rifles including the 59/90!
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:35 AM
    I had in mind several grades with various materials, grades ranging from removal of heavy deposits, to a very fine, if it can be called, a lapping/polishing finish . I was thinking that you would only need to fire a few of each, and it is all...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-16-2018, 10:46 PM
    The Med flat rate box will hold more the 70lbs of ingots, but 70lbs is the maximum USPS will allow you to ship in one. With tight fitting ingots, you can fit 20 lbs of ingots in a small flat rate box, and you can fit 6 small flat rate boxes in a...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-16-2018, 10:39 PM
    I empty my Lee pot all the time. Since my pot is bolted to the bench, I just drain it through the bottom pour spout into a ingot mold, when no more lead comes out, I make a cross in the remaining lead and shut off the pot. When cool, I can just...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    07-16-2018, 08:18 PM
    Grmps, you are correct. The materials used for making coatings all reflect heat and tolerate a great deal of pressure. The metallic modification with these coatings so far has appeared to provide slightly better heat reflecting ability. So it is...
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    07-16-2018, 05:03 PM
    We have -->"Get-Togethers, Competition and Results"<--. The oldest thread appears to have been created (05JAN14) by the original creator of this place (45NUT) and the latest thread (05JUl18) is a Postal Match titled oddly enough...
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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