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  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:36 PM
    I would love to have an S&W M1917. It would compliment my love of Government models. The Model 25 is a close second. Josh
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  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    Trade plastic for steel? You're ripping him off ;) Josh
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    Yesterday, 05:25 PM
    http://smith-sights.com If you need to contact me, please use http://www.smith-sights.com/contact-smith-sights.php Regards, Josh
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  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:07 PM
    Thank you sir.
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  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:03 PM
    Josh Smith replied to a thread Tens units ? in Our Town
    Hello, My wife has some damage in her shoulder, accompanied by arthritis. I bought her an OTC unit a while back, and it works for her. It, combined with Lidocane patches, keep her from having to take narcotics -- and in addition to her...
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  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:53 PM
    I've been thinking about buying a lathe to turn monolithic copper bullets. I live in a free state, but I expect these types of laws to spread throughout the nation, either faster or slower depending on who's elected, but I believe they will...
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  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:44 PM
    Thank you gents. What is this super-hard alloy? Regards, Josh
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  • justingrosche's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:54 AM
    Any chance of a pic of the 311-413. Maybe with some lapping and stoning, I can bring it back from the dead. If your not able to post a pic to the thread, please either text to 25three- 261- 3zero4two or email to my user name a@ yahoo. thanks.
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  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:33 AM
    Josh Smith replied to a thread Carbide die in Reloading Equipment
    I like to keep a little lanolin on my hands in the shop. It helps keep rough calluses from snagging on things. When I go to size pistol cases, that little bit of lanolin on my hands transfers to the cases and makes things even smoother. ...
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  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:15 AM
    Josh Smith replied to a thread Your battle rifle in Our Town
    I will concede that a lot of cover tends to become concealment when viewed from the perspective of a main battle rifle. I've imagined trying to fight volume fire with old turnbolts and can't do it. For my uses, a short M1A would make a lot of...
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  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 11:46 PM
    I use Firefox ESR. Got tired of the frequent updates. You should be able to turn Java on -- it's just off by default. Even if they removed the option to turn it on, I'd be very surprised if it weren't still able to be enabled through...
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  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 11:35 PM
    Josh Smith replied to a thread Your battle rifle in Our Town
    Yes, they're ready. However, they are bolt actions from pre-WWI to WWII, so I don't know how relevant they'd actually be in a fight. They do get used at least semi-regularly for shooting chores. I probably should build an AR. Never had one...
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  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 11:30 PM
    I make 7.92x57js (OK, 8mm) for the Gew88/05. I've been thinking about doing something for .45acp, but don't know if I want to deal with case walls that start out as too thick. Josh
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  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 01:02 PM
    http://leeprecision.com/custom-lube-and-size-kit/ Lee also makes custom sizing kits. However, you'll probably want to use 0.314 with bores that size. Are yours wartime production? I'm starting experimentation here as well, so let's keep in...
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  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 12:12 PM
    PM sent on the lot of spacers. Josh
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  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 11:32 AM
    I used to be obsessed with hollowpoints. Now, I do carry them for defense and some varmint rifle loads, but since getting into muzzleloading with round balls, I've just not been convinced they're needed if the bullet isn't jacketed. Regards, ...
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  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 11:23 AM
    Are you using a separate crimping die? Regards, Josh
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  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 10:22 AM
    Hello, That one on the left has been chambered several times and is set back. Or looks like it from the dings on the nose. I'd go through and check overall length on each. What die are you using to crimp? Josh
    70 replies | 701 view(s)
  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 12:07 AM
    Hello, I've been thinking about casting for my favorite Mosin-Nagant for a while. I will want to run the original full-power load. I think I can do this without leading; or if I do get leading, I can use gas checks. This Mosin slugs to...
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    03-26-2017, 11:49 PM
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  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 11:43 PM
    Hello, I thought you all might enjoy some pictures of what I do in the shop. It illustrates the work I put into one single piece, the Classic Target Post. As a preface, please understand that I generally dislike machines for this sort of...
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  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 09:38 PM
    He mentioned that other loads ran fine. If he were limp wristing, I would think it would show up with at least one other load. I could always be wrong. Regards, Josh
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  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 09:04 PM
    I kinda always thought charge reduction was a given. Now... You want to like your Kimber? OK. The Kimber is not my preference. Generally, they are the same quality as Rock Island inside. Good, but befitting a $500 1911. Kimber pretties up...
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  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 08:47 PM
    Yes Sir. Tapered full feed lips were the original, designed for military FMJ. RUMOR has it that they work well with 10mm despite that round's slightly smaller diameter. Short parallel feed lips are wadcutter style, designed to sacrifice a bit...
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  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 08:19 PM
    Sir, with all respect: Tapered feed lips are the original style. They provide full controlled round feed and was designed around military ball ammo. The short parallel lips you're describing are wadcutter feed lips designed to feed that style...
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  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 07:42 PM
    From what we've been told, the feed lips are not the tapered military versions but rather wadcutter style which release early. Josh
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  • jimkim's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 07:11 PM
    This works with the PPM and AutoDisk. It should work with the AutoDrum too. Try spraying the inside with graphite or drop out. Put it on thick. Put it back together, and it should mate up after a while. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 05:18 PM
    Hello, I discovered, while casting pure lead, that I get better fill out if I rapidly but lightly tap the bolt that hinge the handles while the boolits are hardening. Additionally, the sprue falls off or at least cuts much easier. Boolit...
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  • Josh Smith's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 05:00 PM
    Hello, I've lapped Lee molds with Dremel polishing bits, the type that are permanent attached to the shaft and infused with polishing compound. I chucked it into a drill press set on low. It worked nicely. I've had Lee molds fail to fill...
    20 replies | 612 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