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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:46 PM
    I like both the heart and liver but I would not grind liver and add to hamburger. Hearts no issue but the taste and color of liver is not a good mix with hamburger in my opinion. Liver is reserved to liver and onions at my house.
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    Yesterday, 10:41 PM
    I have never used the RCBS PP swager so I don't know if this is even possible to create issues with 30 cal cases. With the Dillon 600 Super Swager on 223 cases the inside support is small enough that if you over swage the pocket you can collapse...
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  • kodiak1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:52 PM
    What I was thinking 32-20.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:14 PM
    Winchester offered various types of set triggers in addition to the standard.
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    Yesterday, 01:18 AM
    Yep mine mostly collects dust for this reason.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:51 AM
    Not very much bluing wear so not that many rounds. More detail here ...
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    Yesterday, 12:48 AM
    I started casting in 1968 with Lyman 4 cavity for 45 Colt and 45/70. My most used molds are H&G 10, 8 or 6 cavity with a close second to my brass 4 cavity. The older Lyman's that I own cast on size or larger. The newer ones are on size or under. ...
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  • Zbench's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:05 AM
    Here are a couple pics of my set up. The case I'm trimming is a converted 223 round which is getting trimmed to 300 BO length. I have it set so once I run it through the size die again to expand the mouth it ends up at 1.360". It only varies...
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  • lathesmith's Avatar
    12-04-2019, 08:24 PM
    GF, pm replied to with most questions answered. A little more info: The prices on the lead page are up-to-date. I'm like you, I don't like surprises, and it wouldn't be fair to expect guys to read all the pages on this thread just for that info. ...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    12-04-2019, 07:56 PM
    My bet is its caused by your crimp. Easy to test. Try some before and after your crimp.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    12-04-2019, 07:54 PM
    When you send payment you specify you want insurance and how much and yes if it's not part of the deal you have to pay extra. I have ordered around a 100 firearms mostly through GB. Two have had shipping damage.
    6 replies | 250 view(s)
  • Dutchman's Avatar
    12-04-2019, 07:28 PM
    This image was scanned from an original linen newspaper from 1864. This was a wood block carving that was typically used in newspapers in that era. Pretty cool... General Benjamin Butler
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  • Dutchman's Avatar
    12-04-2019, 07:17 PM
    For those of you who hear the term: locking lug set-back. This is what it looks like. Its caused by the locking lugs on the bolt *pushing* back into the lug race, that part of the receiver where the bolt lugs cam into place to lock the breech of...
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  • Dutchman's Avatar
    12-04-2019, 07:05 PM
    For reference...
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  • Dutchman's Avatar
    12-04-2019, 06:53 PM
    The question is: Is the cartridge case fully supported if the extractor is removed? Yes, it looks like the cartridge would be fully supported with the extractor removed. However...... get an extractor in that rifle!!
    17 replies | 877 view(s)
  • Zbench's Avatar
    12-04-2019, 06:45 PM
    Bob, I think it is faster. The drawbar on my collet lathe set up has a wheel on it. I can tighten and untighten it very quickly on the lathe with no tools. It does not have to be bone crushing tight. There is very little resistance when...
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  • Dutchman's Avatar
    12-04-2019, 06:33 PM
    That mold.. 357446.. was my first .38 Special mold. First from a Colt Diamondback and later a S&W Model 28 .357. Even down to 3.5 grs Unique it would eat out the X ring at 25 yards. Later went to 357156 in .357 so to utilize gas checks in heavy...
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  • Dutchman's Avatar
    12-04-2019, 06:29 PM
    I agree on the Lyman cast bullet manual. Also... there's an older NRA Handloading book that had quite a bit of good/excellent articles on cast bullets. Might be the 1969 edition. Dutch
    11 replies | 299 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    12-04-2019, 02:55 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Magazine chain fire test in Leverguns
    Good read and actual examples here: Got this from Beartooth: "Buffalo Bore went to a small rifle primer, seated deeper than normal, when some customers...
    16 replies | 622 view(s)
  • fatelvis's Avatar
    12-04-2019, 11:52 AM
    Iíve read somewhere that now, because of different formulation of Bullseye, you should use 3.0 grains. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • Zbench's Avatar
    12-04-2019, 10:21 AM
    country gent, that is pretty tricky, a great solution if you don't have a collet and closer system for your lathe. There are no end of uses for a small lathe. I have a 9 x 19 I bought a long time ago and I use it almost daily for something.
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  • sigep1764's Avatar
    12-04-2019, 01:52 AM
    Have a CZ Redhead Deluxe that I know has more than 40k down the tube. It was my trap gun in college. Doesn't get used much these days but is beautiful and locks up as it did on day 1. You will love that shotgun. They balance very well.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    12-04-2019, 12:02 AM
    That time was a catch-22 situation for me. During the start of the panic I maybe had 20 rounds of 35 Rem brass as a range pickup but I had nothing chambered in 35 Rem. Because of the ammo and brass shortage I picked up a couple of 35 Rems cheap...
    24 replies | 989 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