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    Yesterday, 06:34 PM
    #2 is fine for max loads in the 30/30 MG but you can cut it 50/50 and heat treat (WD). Fit is still KING. I've gotten decent results with 1% Sb/1% Cu/1% Zn, H.T GC'd with 2400 powder. More testing tomorrow, weather permitting.
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    Yesterday, 06:16 PM
    Standing up rifle boolits when cooking - found this works real well. 1) Tried plastic ammo tray, pick up by nose and drop in one, fill then flip onto another. Place on cooking tray and flip. Into oven, remove ammo tray. 2) Pick up nose, drop base...
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    01-15-2019, 02:02 PM
    Laid back or 'pinching pennies' is too much work? 50 yrs and she still asks advice from others. Decide who is 'in charge' before it gets more serious.
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    01-14-2019, 08:42 PM
    I'm surprised that nobody can provide us with the adhesive they use on packaging, to put on scope rings. That stuff works even on plastic without dissolving anything. I tried the blue locktite on the rings but it doesn't work on hard anodized.
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    01-14-2019, 12:28 PM
    chuck roast - this work with the normally poor/cheap store cuts? Placing on a cutting board , shred beef with two forks and return to cooker. Cook for additional 10 to 60 minutes to allow meat to absorb remaining liquid. like a pulled pork taco?...
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    01-14-2019, 12:16 PM
    popper replied to a thread Cause for concern? in Cast Boolits
    they drop about .3095" and they leave the .311 sizer at .310". Something wrong there. Just putting on GC with the sizer? Rifling in my pre 336 is 1/4" from mouth.
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    01-14-2019, 12:04 PM
    popper replied to a thread Stupid cold in Our Town
    Older bodies don't fight virus's and bacterial infections like younger bodies. True plus we didn't have AC, were outside more, didn't fly all the time, no Malls and fewer people who didn't take care of themselves. Parent didn't get sick much...
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    01-13-2019, 02:44 PM
    Glasses won't fix cataracts. Get your eyes checked. Fuzzy and dim (hard to notice it) - you can 'see' distance but can't 'resolve' the edges? Also often get a 'halo' for bright lites. Peep sights work as they are like a pinhole camera lens. ...
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    01-13-2019, 02:35 PM
    Stability has 2 factors. Rotational momentum and CF/CG relationship. Momentum is based on mass (which is related to length) for a given material. So what does momentum do? Keeps the boolit going in a strait line. Air velocity forces act on...
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    01-12-2019, 11:56 PM
    Probably can't go over 309 for the BO, but if they will size down, should work good.
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    01-12-2019, 11:44 PM
    popper replied to a thread Amputation in Our Town
    Friend just got the ankle fused, recovering now. Football is hard on everything. Prayers she does well.
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    01-11-2019, 10:44 PM
    popper replied to a thread buffer tube puzzle? in Military Rifles
    Real pistol (legal) doesn't have a screw hole in the back. Normally uses a carbine spring but some are special. Some use a carbine tube but ream the threads so aft can't claim is could be sbr.
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    01-10-2019, 07:11 PM
    I use a 165gr TC in my XDm 40, got a hog with it @ 25 or so, broke front leg & came out in jaw. 4.5gr 231 - not a max load. Tail shot went all the way through. Must shoot pretty flat, tried another holding over and it did go over. Never tried target...
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    01-10-2019, 04:43 PM
    popper replied to a thread Drilling big hole in metal in Our Town
    Be sure to bolt that sucker down when drilling, whatever you use.
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    01-10-2019, 02:51 PM
    Watched some Hamr hog vids last nite. Comparing 6.5, Hamr with 150 gdots and 110s. Guy is going back to 110s. My guess, recoil for follow up @ 200 or so. Results on maybe 20-30 hogs, 110 in the Hamr compare favorably to 6.5, 150s, not so well....
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    01-10-2019, 01:17 PM
    I've gone down to 20gr of 4895 (and LeverE) in 30/30 with 170gr RD cast, no problems, no filler either. Not a load I'd recommend as 2400/Rx7/4227 are much more productive.
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    01-10-2019, 12:59 PM
    For another bolt gun I'd say Howa, Weatherby or Beraga. Plastic stock but shoot very well. Not sure I'd go into bear country with the 7.7 without at least a 10mm hot load. what case does the 7.7 08 use? SIL has an original bring back 7.7 uses...
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    01-09-2019, 07:10 PM
    I'd add a 308W, AR10 or bolt as it looks like you hunt. What would you gain with 270 or 06? What cal is the 99? I did shoot a Garand 06, long, long time ago. Never shot a 223 and don't really see any purpose for it. Developed to reduce weight...
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    01-09-2019, 02:34 PM
    Jmort - I just size the body to fill the throat and seat so the step at the nose just touches the bore. Any longer and the AR jams. Never measured COAL. Very accurate.
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    01-09-2019, 11:19 AM
    Lee sizers are easy to enlarge. Final boolit dia. will depend on the alloy, soft is smaller.
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    01-09-2019, 11:16 AM
    31-142C from accurate works for me. FP PB ~145gr with my alloy. Seat so step just touches the end of throat.
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    01-07-2019, 11:25 PM
    Vit C while chelate the lead but is hard on the gut. Lead damages nerves and gets into the bones. May interfere with treatment but IIRC not a 'carcinogen'.
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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