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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 01:57 PM
    JB's is fine, I have used it for 30 years or more. The Remington cleaner is more aggressive than the JB's. For ammonia based I've used Sweets 7.62 and Barnes CR10, then there is the ultimate, Montana Xtreme 50 cal formula, I wouldn't leave it in the...
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    Today, 01:36 PM
    I've got the Lee 20# ladle pot, it's about 15 years old and going strong. Before it were a Lyman Mould Master and a Saeco, both bottom pour and both died a horrible death, I don't miss them.
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 01:32 PM
    Chevy orange, don't your bullets leak oil all over? Just use Ford blue and everything will be better!!:bigsmyl2:
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 01:28 PM
    I would anneal the formed brass but not before and would include a .375 step between 35 and 40 cal. Butter soft annealed 06 to Whelen will collapse the shoulder, you will too.
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 10:31 AM
    I've got two of those boat paddle rifles I bought new, 300 Win and 22-250, you have me a thinking they need wood stocks.
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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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    Yesterday, 11:04 AM
    Paul, I spent about 2 hours composing a tutorial, with images, in answer to your questions and realized that we are posting in an old thread that was originally opened in the Vendor Sponsor section. I am currently not registered as a Vendor...
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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...
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  • 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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    02-25-2020, 06:50 PM
    bluejay75 Hey mate,I wanted on then off,well take me off again please,I'm on a GB for MP Molds 250gr,rather have that one thanks. Post #1 HP Molds no34570 at gmail dot com -HP- .434- 2 Cavity GC-Aluminum take me off please Sorry
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 04:13 PM
    Sorry for your loss. RIP Jason
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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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  • swheeler's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 10:51 AM
    Looks good, nice round holes at 50 ft.
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    02-25-2020, 01:46 AM
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    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...
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  • 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...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    02-24-2020, 10:49 PM
    I would be looking for the PPU brass when the snow melts, mixed brass is never the best choice for accuracy but I have used plenty of it! Now this is just me but I would pull down a PPU loaded round and weigh the powder charge, measure a bullet for...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    02-24-2020, 03:19 PM
    I'm hoping he takes it out and bags a couple crows!:bigsmyl2:
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    02-24-2020, 02:24 PM
    I wouldn't use dacron as a filler in bottle necked rifle cases with any powder faster than say Alliant 2400, SR4759 speed. I would NEVER use a dacron filler with Traiboss. There was someone on here using dacron with Unique, don't know if he messed...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 10:34 PM
    Peregrine has been shooting PPU factory loaded 303 ammo and reports it works beautifully, smooth extraction, bolt just slides back slick as can be, I love it when a fine rifle shoots like it should.:drinks: Hum I guess all the ringed chamber, it's a...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 10:09 PM
    These rings will do what you need without stressing the scope. 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...
    17 replies | 434 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