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    Yesterday, 11:45 AM
    I do recommend TD-ameritrade, had some stock with them I sold and they got it done right away(same day). There was/is a problem with worthless stock they can't figure out how to get off their books - still get a statement from them - penny stock in...
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    06-14-2019, 11:16 PM
    popper replied to a thread Faithful .22s in Rimfire Area
    Got an old SS bolt 22 from a buddy as a kid. Pull the knob ( firing pin) catches on the sear(?),cheap and dangerous! IMHO 22lr case size has changed or QC sucks, ammo doesn't fit in older guns.
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    06-14-2019, 10:53 PM
    Unless it is in a trust go to probate, get a lawyer. You have to prove you are the proper receiver. Will helps. Broker just wants to keep it in his account. Bro did the probate thing for Dad, judge just makes sure everything is AOK.
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    06-14-2019, 01:39 PM
    SIL has his marlin 60 from when he was a kid, I have a more recent. His has trouble chambering new ammo! Might try checking ammo to find a brand that is larger vs smith work. Mine has many boxes of bulk stuff through it, still shoots good. 100 yds...
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    06-14-2019, 01:02 PM
    SIL has a original bring back in good shape, it shoots great. You do have to find out what chamber it has, many were modded. Official modded have the ground off chys. but who knows. IIRC some will take 303 ammo which is more available than 7.7 jap...
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    06-13-2019, 02:53 PM
    popper replied to a thread My 105 shell in Vintage Ammo
    Had a couple 155 cases uncle brought back from WWII. Was going to make lamps but tossed them. Now I know the price of brass - darn.
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    06-13-2019, 02:45 PM
    popper replied to a thread ar10??? Pc??? in Factory Rifles
    Yup, 308W carbine= 2400, 24" barrel=2700. MOA @ 200 (carbine) with 31-165C PCd,41gr 4895. Both are stock DMPS uppers, thinking of offloading the rifle upper as it is too heavy for my back and field work now. Not a problem from a stand. As for BO...
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    06-11-2019, 09:12 PM
    Hornady has a cutter tool, not a swagger. Works fine.
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    06-11-2019, 02:35 PM
    I'd give 4 gr. unique a try, its lots slower. Lets the bullet get into the rifling before kicking it hard. WSF or 231 might be another. If you are not water quenching after cooking, you must wait couple weeks for the alloy to harden.
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    06-11-2019, 02:25 PM
    My solution is a stepped base, basically most GC shank cut off. Easy to cull poor base and no long shank to rivit.
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    06-11-2019, 11:59 AM
    most of the kids were on ADHD meds. Have an acquaintance with 3 kids, claims all are somewhat ADD. Tested when they were 1 yr old. Could be genetic, I don't know but putting them on meds that early is bound to cause a problem. When I was a kid,...
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    06-11-2019, 11:49 AM
    LeverE works great for cast or jax at mid to hot loads, not very efficient for light loads but does work. I used 20gr. under a 170 RD style without GC and got good results. But unique or 2400 need less powder for the same result.
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    06-11-2019, 11:43 AM
    What alloy? Assume 9mm, they have notorious bad transitions to the bore. If the lands have no PC and DO have a big 'tail' in the L.G. might size a tad smaller. Also depends on the load and powder. Fast powder and hot load can bump it up before it...
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    06-10-2019, 12:28 PM
    Look for real fine specks when 'massaging' them with paper towel, after smash. HT is more brittle than PC, may look like it sticks OK but may crumble when shot.
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    06-10-2019, 11:14 AM
    Try hammer smash test (smash real flat) and look for fine particles of HT = fail. That is way too much coating. Joe also indicated the powder may settle during shipping and to shake before using - it is a mixture of hardner and coating. IIRC,...
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    06-10-2019, 11:01 AM
    If they left off the tube loading it would be a quality Marlin!
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    06-09-2019, 02:48 PM
    IMHO it's that we have not seen a violent society for a long time and don't know how to handle it. There was an experiment years ago with mice. Increase the population density (and provide enough food & water for all) until the mice got very...
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    06-07-2019, 09:27 AM
    It is also suggested to lap the bolt/extension but I don't think that is often done. Takes off the sharp edges but also makes the lugs all take even pressure. Those marks are from entering the extension so easily solved by diamond file or (yikes)...
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    06-07-2019, 09:14 AM
    popper replied to a thread Cheese cake in Cookin' Recipe's
    will not crack - who cares!! Just leaves more for ME.
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    06-06-2019, 11:45 AM
    popper replied to a thread Strange AR jam in Our Town
    I was responding to 3leggedturtle comment, causing some confusion, sorry. M-Tek is correct but I have seen washers put on the extension as the upper was not deep enough for the extension - an assembly fix. On an AR, shims go between extension and...
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    06-05-2019, 01:52 PM
    popper replied to a thread 45 45 10 in Coatings and Alternatives
    Too much smoke!!
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    06-05-2019, 01:51 PM
    I've seen that on my AR10 308W. My take, any hot lead 'dust' shot gets stuck in the flash hider. Stopped when I removed the flash hider. You're using PB so any gas cutting gets deposited when the boolit leaves the muzzle.
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    06-05-2019, 01:19 PM
    popper replied to a thread 1 Napoleon Canon in Special Projects
    I made a small ship board type cannon/carriage and a 'pirate' pistol in HS autoshop. Used octagonal cold rolled. Use rifle powder (or what ever stick powder the LGS sold us in a paper bag) and wood dowel as projectile. Friend tried it with ball...
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    06-05-2019, 09:35 AM
    popper replied to a thread Target suggestions in Our Town
    Roll of butcher paper and marks-a-lot. Leftover (or dollar store) wrapping paper.
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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