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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 01:41 AM
    A quick way to compress is make a dummy bullet to match the one your loading from brass, aluminum, or hardwood ( hard maple does well) get it as close as possible to shape and .010 under on dia. then use your bullet seater to compress. If the bullet...
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  • taco650's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:38 PM
    Very true
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:16 PM
    AN out of square shell holder will actually push the case heads out of square when sizing. Causing accuracy problems and chambering problems at times.
    8 replies | 173 view(s)
  • Four Fingers of Death's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:32 PM
    If a rifle had a flimsy looking magazine, I'd buy a few spares. I have two for my Patriot Walnut (although I don't forsee a problem with their plastic mags, they are pretty stout and I have bought quality metal Aussie made mags for my Ruger American...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:53 AM
    The standard bullets were the 168 grn match and special ball with the 173 grn bullet when I was competing. I believe the match loads were around 2650 fps. Performed great in most rifles. Battle ammo was a 150 grn fmj. Heavy bullets and or slower...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:33 AM
    There are manufacturing tolerences in shell holders same as all things made, this is usually shown on the drawings as mean dimension and +/- it can be off. I'm not so concerned to maker as to squareness and parallel then dimensions. Dimensions...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:23 AM
    The local Trade school dropped the machine trades, Machine repair, Welding and a couple other courses a few years ago. Took the shops out and sold all the equipment off. Some really nice Clausing 13"X 36" lathes and Bridgeport mills. Along with an...
    3 replies | 206 view(s)
  • missionary5155's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:06 AM
    Good morning I recon I will buy that poor lonely 41 magContender... Would make a dandy 414 Supermag. Will ship to ILLinois 61834. Mike in Peru PM will follow.
    4 replies | 355 view(s)
  • buckwheatpaul's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:21 AM
    buckwheatpaul replied to a thread The model prayer in Our Chapel
    Prayers do not have to be complex....just heart felt....thanks Charlie for the simplest and best one....Paul
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  • taco650's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:35 AM
    taco650 replied to a thread Deer Season in Hunting with CB's
    That's the same amount of success I've had so far this year... [smilie=b:
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  • smokeywolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:02 AM
    smokeywolf replied to a thread New pastime in Cookin' Recipe's
    I smoked chicken, pork tenderloins and baked beans tonight. Chicken had been marinated in Italian dressing, pork rubbed down with a mixture of olive oil and 2 parts pepper to 1 part salt.
    9 replies | 160 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 11:52 PM
    The CMP store also has criterion barrels in stock usually. Along with some years of military take offs for those restoring a garand. Not as much in the stores as there used to be now. I can remember when it was back in erie ordance a small office...
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    11-18-2017, 11:09 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New pastime in Cookin' Recipe's
    We see a few on the farm ponds and resivoirs here but those were farm raised somewhere. They were good and didnt need skinned either LOL
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  • country gent's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 09:39 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New pastime in Cookin' Recipe's
    I did smoked frog legs a few years ago marinated them over night and under 240* with mestique chips then when about done a coating of barbeque sauce and finshed when tender. I think it was a woshteshire sauce brown sugar mix I marinated them in....
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  • country gent's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 09:15 PM
    If its a "crush" or ding the metal is still there and might be able to be pushed back into place with a hard wood form. Make it from hard maple rose wood is good to to match the grooves angle and close to the radious of the bullet. Make it long...
    31 replies | 926 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 02:59 PM
    There are clips for the garand that are 2 round and 5 round but they are also one way use only. With practice you can load 2 rounds pretty easily, cross them in the clip push in and close the bolt. Not easy at first but can be learned. One nice...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 01:14 PM
    Spend the money on ammo and practice with the trigger you have. If it wins wars and keeps our troops safe, it's not that bad. The most expensive trigger available still needs practice to make you proficient. Unless the particular trigger is...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 01:03 PM
    There was a time long ago when I worked 50-60 hr a week, raised 2 children and kept a house and home. There were no safe queens and every new aquisition was fired as soon as I could manage a trip to the range. Time has a way of changing habits. ...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 12:22 PM
    The old bullseye standard load was 2.6-2.7 grns bullseye and a swaged hollow based wadcutter. At one time this was probably 80% of the ammo on the lines. It shot good in almost every gun. Work from a solid bench and rest when testing. Use a wind...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 12:14 PM
    Boy Wayne, that can be a real problem, but sometimes a gift from the age God.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 12:12 PM
    Both are fine accurate dependable rifles in about the same performance range. Both will doany job suited for the cartridges. There are some diffrences in the 2 rifles though. These might have some bearing on what you chose. The...
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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 08:54 AM
    Good morning PM to buy these molds if you take paypal. Will ship to ILLInios also. Mike in Peru
    2 replies | 483 view(s)
  • buckwheatpaul's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 08:20 AM
    Ronnie, A very powerful and true lesson. God wants us to succeed....we fail in our worship of Him and in our lives in general when we ignore or deny His being. Thanks for the lesson. Paul
    2 replies | 39 view(s)
  • smokeywolf's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 04:53 AM
    smokeywolf replied to a thread The Springfield Rifle in Our Town
    Really enjoyed the video. Shows that John Garand didn't design the M1 in just a few years, but over a period of nearly two decades.
    6 replies | 320 view(s)
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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