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    Today, 11:21 PM
    sigep1764 replied to a thread New 22 autos in Rimfire Area
    I have a few 22's in my cabinet. Got bit by the bug a few years ago and Rimfire Central was gas on the fire. For serious accuracy work, the CZ455 gets the nod. Going out in the woods with me is either the Savage B22 FVSR or the Marlin 60. The CZ is...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 03:45 PM
    I believe he is referring to the brass grip frame.
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    Yesterday, 10:56 PM
    Ruger Old Armies only came in one caliber. They all take a .457" round ball or a .454 conical. Blue or SS with adjustable or fixed sights.
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    Yesterday, 08:52 PM
    Volume reduces costs. If you find someone willing to build 3 or less my guess is you are looking at $300 to $500 each if you are lucky. If you order a 1,000 you should be able to get them for $20 or $30 each
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    Yesterday, 09:45 AM
    Hi Kevin, Yes! That shouldn't be a problem to make. I'll PM you an email address to send your pic to, and get a large image. lathesmith
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    09-23-2020, 04:47 PM
    For the left government control/ leftist policies are their religion. They have blind faith and obedience to their view of collectivism.
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    09-23-2020, 12:40 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread back surgery in Our Town
    I had hemi-laminectomy on L4-L5 in 1989. Perfect results and no issues since.
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    09-23-2020, 12:21 AM
    I was gifted a Winchester Model 250 Lever in college for Christmas. Short, Long, and Long Rifle. As mentioned, the barrel nut worked loose. Used an AR castle nut wrench to tighten up. Still shoots great with a little BSA Sweet 22 on it.
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    09-22-2020, 11:57 PM
    sigep1764 replied to a thread Carnauba Red Lube in Cast Boolits
    I third just keep lubing. It won't affect anything other than the hear needed.
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    09-21-2020, 08:41 PM
    The wood on that is beautiful.
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    09-21-2020, 10:02 AM
    A lubesizer is the most preferable way, either the Lyman 450/4500, RCBS Lub-a-matic, or a Star lubrisizer. Some folks melt lube into a baking pan and set their boolits in it. Once the the lube solidifies, they will cut the boolits out using an over...
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    09-20-2020, 11:25 PM
    You get to western ND and the topography changes greatly. I was hunting in the Killdeer Mountains when I ran over a throne branch and I have a fast leak in one tire and a slower leak in another. I quickly changed the fast leak with the spare. I...
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    09-20-2020, 10:14 PM
    Not saying this is the case with your loads but the bolt closing force on an M1, M14 and and AR have enough force to push the shoulder back when chambering. This isn't as true for sizing the body but it takes very little to push the shoulders back....
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    09-20-2020, 08:30 PM
    Yes, they do several things, one of which is to prevent leading of the barrel. But they are seldom needed under 1400 or 1500fps if good lube/pc is used and the boolit is sized .002 over groove for pistols or sized to the throat for rifles.
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    09-20-2020, 07:49 PM
    Born and raised in ND. This is the norm when something like this happens. Same happened when my uncle was killed in a auto accident in 1970. That's what neighbors do in rural areas.
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    09-19-2020, 11:19 PM
    sigep1764 replied to a thread NOE top punchs in Cast Boolits Use this chart to find a similar boolit. The Top Punches are listed as TP at the end of the description.
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    09-19-2020, 09:55 PM
    Cast some NOE 311165 hp's and some Lee 356-95RF. Will lube and make checks for them tmro.
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    09-19-2020, 03:31 PM Both are still available. I have ben a fan of Star sizers for awhile. Hands down the fastest and easiest way to lube and size boolits.
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    09-19-2020, 02:37 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Chinese f35 copy in Our Town
    I can't address how government contractors get by with this. Within actual government agencies you have to have a equal or higher security clearance and most importantly an need to know. Of course inside threats will always find a way to...
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    09-18-2020, 02:07 AM
    As usual Larry is spot on with his advice. Both loads of the OP's smokeless loads are recommended trap door loads. In many loadings Smokeless Powder has a softer pressure curve than BD. I used to load for a reenactment group mostly with smokeless...
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    09-17-2020, 11:28 PM
    The Hornady Headspace Comparator does exactly what it is claimed to do and it does it very well. Hornady calls it a COMPARATOR for a reason. It was not designed as a direct measurement tool unless used in conjunction with a actual standard like a...
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    09-17-2020, 11:02 PM
    Congrats on your improvement Rich! Its funny you mention K-State, I never went to competitions but was a member. Some friends and I shot in the league ran by the range there. I started with an 1100 that I had Carlson Chokes work the barrel. It was...
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    09-17-2020, 09:57 PM
    The difference in peoples experiences on this type of stuff always surprised me. Between my 650's and my 1050 I have loaded 80K to 100K of bottleneck cases. Mostly .223 and 308. I do have a vacuum and compressed air at each machine. Never stuck...
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    09-17-2020, 09:53 PM
    Loaded 100 38 Special with 2.8 grains of Red Dot. They're nice and soft shooting in the Colt Official Police.
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    09-16-2020, 10:17 PM
    Loaded 30-30 while quarantined today. 10 rounds with 28 grains of 748 and 10 rounds with 29 grains, all under an NOE 311165gr hollow point, Carnuba Blue lube, and a home made gas check. Then 100 more with 7.5 grains of Red Dot and Accurate 31-157R...
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    09-16-2020, 08:39 PM
    I've got a Discovery with a repeater breech and a shroud, it's very similar to your Fortitude without a regulator. After installing a heavier mainspring and a little port tuning, it's pretty easy to hit 1,000fps with those inexpensive Crosman...
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    09-16-2020, 08:28 PM
    I've gotten some pretty good results with Lee's 95gr RFN TL, a slug primarily designed for 380 auto but one that has shot very well in our PCP's as well. We've tried it in several Benjamin Bulldogs, they all have liked it, and a few other odd 35...
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    09-16-2020, 04:43 PM
    If you are using the Lock-N-LoadŽ Headspace Comparator!/ that is a comparator only unless used in conjunction with an standard such as an actual headspace gauge. Something like the RCBS Case Mic gives...
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    09-16-2020, 07:32 AM
    I would be interested in 500 bullets.
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    09-16-2020, 01:31 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Estate Sale in Our Town
    Dad had some Herter's that sound like a direct match. That was in 1970. They were purchased in the late 50's or 60's. They didn't perform well on game so they just sat on the shelf until I started shooting/reloading as a kid. I shot about 250 of...
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    09-15-2020, 08:58 PM
    sigep1764 replied to a thread My Stash is OOS... in Boolit Lube !
    I use Large Pistol Primers all the time in rifle loads. The pistol primers seem to seat deeper into the rifle case primer pocket than Large Rifle Primers do.
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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