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    11-29-2020, 04:49 PM
    The proper approach is to load a dummy around what appears to work and try it. Lock back the bolt on empty, then release. Then hand cycle the bolt and see if it's stuck! If not, go longer. If it is, go shorter. When you find what chambers OK - no...
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    11-28-2020, 09:45 PM
    popper replied to a thread Primer Shortage? in Our Town
    In 2017 LC had ~9B$ of Gov. ammo orders (7.62,9mm, 50 cal. & 223). And a primer facility explosion (ATK). Understand they also make some Hornady 223 stuff. Loneoak supposedly is ready to run again and the ATK(?) desert plant + Sig L.R. They are...
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    11-28-2020, 06:37 PM
    Still using the original Ipad with cell service built in. 1200$ back then. Replacing battery isn't hard except to get it unglued. Plus all the microscopic screws. At least that's what the Utube says, haven't done it. Did have the battery replaced...
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    11-27-2020, 08:58 PM
    Mary, Atmel uses internal pullups but again, they are enabled in code. External is OK when needed - primarily to provide the power required by the driven device. I played with the MicroChip IDE a bit (takes a while to download and install but it's...
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    11-27-2020, 02:54 PM
    reason you dont see alot of it at matches - in the past, coated were not allowed by rule. If PC will do MOA on steel @ 200, 2400 fps (308W 165gr) I figure it's good enough and NO first shot flyer. I started tumble LLA & progressed to PC. For...
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    11-27-2020, 02:34 PM
    popper replied to a thread Soundwave therapy in Our Town
    Vibrator or those electric stimulation work. Sound wave doesn't work. Kinda like the LEDs to grow hair or relieve foot pain the chiro guys use. Worthless. Depending on the type of back pain, touching your toes works well. Most is compressed disks...
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    11-27-2020, 12:50 PM
    I looked at some of the example code, lazy ex-microsoft programmers from India. Header (*.H) files are for declaration/definitions,not runnable code. Very sloppy! Runnable code is in *.C files, not *.H files. * means whatever name. Processor starts...
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    11-26-2020, 02:48 PM
    Note: ALL these processors start with the outputs in UNKNOWN condition (on or off). Therefore any pyro controls MUST have power applied AFTER the processor is up and running!! I.E. an ARM manual switch (that RED one). Don't forget to DISARM before...
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    11-25-2020, 05:49 PM
    I did an Atmel project for Boeing, very familiar with the ARM system so if you get stuck, glad to help. Develop on Win Xp or 7, USB download code to board and go. Most of the dev. tools are free from microchip. Only need to install for AVR series....
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    11-23-2020, 06:54 AM
    In this case correct stamps are a must as a 7mmRM and 300Win Mag might also be present when shooting.
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    11-22-2020, 10:17 PM
    It may be a long shot, but I have had pretty good luck on here finding the hard to find. Will take new or previously fired brass. Also may be interested in a die set Thanks Blanco
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    11-17-2020, 11:44 AM
    IMHO you will find that the BHN is the same for just Sb. The SbSn content is VERY small. SbSn is formed but it is called an intermetallic, i.e. as it cools it changes back to Sb & Sn. WD will give more SbSn.
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    11-16-2020, 11:47 AM
    I celebrated at the range.
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    11-14-2020, 05:38 PM
    https://www.amazon.com/EZshoot-Tactical-Standard-Picatinny-Handgun/dp/B07TC3HS4S/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&hvadid=77859286630319&hvbmt=bb&hvdev=c&hvqmt=p&keywords=laser+for+pistol&qid=1605389405&sr=8-7&tag=mh0b-20 Put on gun, practice dry fire! Watch...
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    11-14-2020, 05:27 PM
    Why would one re-holster a loaded gun for gun games training?
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    11-14-2020, 05:23 PM
    popper replied to a thread Door Breaching tool in Our Town
    Ax and hammer bounce so don't use them. Cop friend says well placed foot on the steel case door hinge will do it. Concrete/pipe works well on all but vaults.
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    11-13-2020, 01:59 PM
    Wire stripper or side cutters. If a short case, just use a short section of PVC pipe. Case in press, slip PVC over it, extend ram, grip with stripper and lower ram. The hornady collet works on jacketed but seat deeper to break the 'bond' so bullet...
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    11-12-2020, 11:17 PM
    Is the takedown scout any good? Thinking I'd get one.
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    11-12-2020, 04:53 PM
    44 if I understand you correctly, you have the radio remote link that triggers the multi channel (12) squib firing device. You want something between the RF receiver and the squib control so you can do a round-robin type sequence? Not hard to do...
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    11-11-2020, 01:21 PM
    I use leverE for jacketd and cast in 30/30, works great. Larry did the cast pressure testing for me. 185gr RD GC & PC. Also use it for the FTX, as designed. Should be able to get a pretty penny for the cfe223 if you don't have to ship it. 4895,...
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    11-10-2020, 11:07 AM
    Like everyone in the gun business, nobody (dealers) want to put $ into inventory. Been looking for a CVA scout in 300BO, no luck. Shops will sell what they got in inventory but won't order anything. Lots of LGS will go under, a shame. Kinda like...
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    11-10-2020, 11:00 AM
    Nikon will be gone in the future. sent in a couple back in few years, nothing wrong with them they said. Like Kodak, were good but market dried up. Can't stay in business just with binos. Nikon high end cameras you can't give away.
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    11-10-2020, 10:32 AM
    trigger pull. Put a cheap laser pointer on it, some firm foam behind the trigger. aim at target and watch the 'spot' move as you pull the trigger. Unloaded of course. vertical stringing is most likely you anticipating the shot/recoil. Or taking a...
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    11-09-2020, 09:32 PM
    I'm assuming you have a radio link to a remote processor(s) that trigger the squibs. Adrurino or PI would work but you don't really need much of a processor. PIC is another one. The coding is easy in C. Random number generator & timers are simple to...
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    11-09-2020, 11:14 AM
    Spraying big FN bullets nose down gets the base & bands coated good. Then pick up and place on baking mat to cook. I drilled holes in a sheet of steel for 30 cal noses, sprayed and flipped over onto another (NSAF covered) plate for cooking. Worked...
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    11-07-2020, 12:20 PM
    Aren't most of these 'rules' by fish and game (except Ca)? Take out the trash. Tx has the same rules for waterfowl, makes no sense. Even worse, they protect the white egrets that are everywhere.
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    11-06-2020, 10:10 PM
    Give up hunting? That's the idea, then no reason for guns.
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    11-06-2020, 12:03 PM
    You put crooks into gov and you become a third world economy. Don't understand how idiots think it will get better.
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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