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  • kodiak1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:10 PM
    Anybody else got one of these Husqvarnas? Especially the one with the pinned on forestock!
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:19 PM
    Norma is great brass also. The rep. on Norma is the head is softer so primer pockets loosen sooner. For me in 6mm BR that has been true.
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  • sigep1764's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:41 AM
    W748, dude. I had the gas system fully operating at 14 grains with a 70 grain boolit. 15.5 has given best accuracy so far. Its in the Cast Bullet Handbook, but with lighter boolits. I had to interpret, so use your own mind for it if heavy boolits...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:44 AM
    What caliber? I have 2K of 45-70 and 8K of 45 Colt that I am very happy with. I also have some 348 and 375 Win Brass but i haven't loaded any of those so no comment. I did load 5K of 380 Auto for a buddy years ago with no issues but I have never...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:14 AM
    Starline anneals the same as every other manufacturer with the exception of some of the straight walled original blackpowder cartridges that are often loaded to well above SAAMI specs. Starline recommends that the user anneal for BP usage to...
    58 replies | 5544 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 10:22 PM
    As to coarseness of the finish that is a function of glass bead size, distance to work and the pressure used. Vapor blasting and glass bead blasting can and do produce the same finishes. Vapor blasting has several advantages in a production...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 07:45 PM
    Since the burn rates of these powders are relatively close, both are ball powder and the amount mixed is very small it really is more of a comfort and knowledge concern than a safety concern. If you are competent enough to purchase and use surplus...
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  • 4719dave's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 04:17 PM
    So sorry for your loss
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 03:19 PM
    Most firearms using stainless use a 416/420 or 630 (17-4) stainless steel. It will be magnetic. Non-magnetic stainless steel is far more corrosion resistant but it generally not heat-treatable. As such they are too soft for most firearms...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 01:46 AM
    http://www.ramshot.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/msds1.pdf https://www.hodgdon.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/all-hodgdon-spherical-powders_02-11-14.pdf
    58 replies | 1414 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 01:34 AM
    Rumor has it that is how Hornady gets a velocity increase with it Super Performance powder. On a side note I was giving 8K of small rifle primers that had be under water for three day. After they dried I would get a couple of failure to fire per...
    58 replies | 1414 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 12:34 AM
    Hodgdon got it's start selling GI surplus 4895. This was not canister grain powder. I have read a lot of mixing was done to get the proper burning rates for the 4895 and other powder. Mixed powders are not new nor are they dangerous when done...
    58 replies | 1414 view(s)
  • sigep1764's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 11:57 PM
    I too use the Lee Universal Expander(flare tool, really) fit with an NOE expander plug. My brass is sized/decapped on a single stage, so this die is in station one on my Dillon 550. It is set so there is just a slight bell or else the brass hangs up...
    18 replies | 451 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 10:09 PM
    These rings will do what you need without stressing the scope. https://www.burrisoptics.com/signature-rings This has a space and shim chart to show you what you need....
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 03:51 PM
    Per Federal law felons can own muzzleloading rifles and pre-1899 cartridge firearms. That is a large part of why Johnny Cash was into 1873 Colts in a big way. Individual States may have additional restrictions and definitions as to what a felon...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 03:46 PM
    Just touching the lands is rarely the most accurate unless you are soft seating. Heavy jamming the bullets can be very accurate. I have one rifle that has a unreal high round count that still holds 3/8 MOA at 300 yards. As to the bullet jump...
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  • kodiak1's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 02:00 PM
    I would love to take home a load of powder, primers and bullets BUT being as I'm a foreigner if I get stopped with even a cartridge in my vehicle I can be deported. Just about everything related to reloading components is out too. Moulds and dies...
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  • kodiak1's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 01:57 PM
    Alamo is for sure. We are going to Cotulla for a big bar-b-que cook off I was told. The Ranger Museum and the Fredericksburg museum sound good to me too. The boy told me there is a gun show one weekend in Fredericksburg so. those two should go...
    22 replies | 458 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 05:03 AM
    https://www.accurateshooter.com/technical-articles/barrel-faq/?fbclid=IwAR2F0g50EXA0OUEXMwuWqBvQSFHdrywHw0KVNdh-SeNFwqAiAU0YuT2UZmk What Barrel Twist Should I Use? The most versatile barrel twist rate is 1:8″. This will shoot everything from...
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  • sigep1764's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 04:43 AM
    Glock brand laser light combo. Pic rail mounted, has settings for laser, light, and laser light together. Comes with case, sight tool, and extra bulb. Fresh batteries. Was on the gun for 200 rounds of testing. $300 new. Asking $200 plus shipping....
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  • sigep1764's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 04:37 AM
    been shooting the Lee 277-135RF in 270 sized 280. Ive collected the Lyman molds and they were ok, Lee shot better. Just got around to casting and loading up the RCBS 150 grain mold with 10 grains of Red Dot. Ill report back Monday evening with a...
    1 replies | 93 view(s)
  • sigep1764's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 04:23 AM
    Im running cast in my AR 15's with 748. 15.5 grains is giving good accuracy at around 1900-2000 fps with an MP 227-75 boolit sized at .225 lubed with Lyman Orange Magic and gas checked. Good, fun, easy plinking load for 1/7 twist barrels. Getting...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 12:15 AM
    http://biesen.com/ http://biesen.com/Al.html https://www.bing.com/search?q=Al+Biesen&FORM=ANCMS9&PC=DCTE Never owned one but looked at a couple. They were first rate. Talked to him once in the mid 70's.
    7 replies | 339 view(s)
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    02-22-2020, 08:09 PM
    https://www.carcareninja.com/best-aluminum-wheel-polish-reviews/
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-22-2020, 07:47 PM
    On a side note the 6mm Remington/244 failed since the 12 twist would not stabilize the 100 grain bullet like the 243 Win. Your 14 twist in a lower velocity cartridge probably will be less successful. ...
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  • kodiak1's Avatar
    02-22-2020, 07:05 PM
    Thanks for the replies. Going to definitely hit a few of the museums.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-22-2020, 05:53 PM
    Originally the 6mm Remington BR was designed a a benchrest cartridge specifically for 60 grain bullets. Later people learned the it's long range potential and started using the 100 to 117 grain bullets for both 600 and 1,000 yard. Today the Dasher...
    15 replies | 341 view(s)
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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