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    Yesterday, 07:51 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread My USPS story. in Our Town
    I had a clerk refuse a package because the shipping label was covered with clear tape. Tne reason he gave was that the shiny surface wouldn't allow automated readers to scan the address. I took it to The PO in the next town and they took it with...
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    Yesterday, 07:39 PM
    Who stated anytime about conducting tests at the loading press????????
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    Yesterday, 04:10 PM
    As a kid I witnessed a grain elevator explosion. For the non-rural types grain elevators are large storage silo's. Grains of wheat are barely flammable. Wheat dust on the other hand is highly flammable/explosive. While I am not interested enough...
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    04-18-2018, 09:51 AM
    If you're interested in 9mm or 45 ACP, both are listed in the closeout section at a good discount.
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    04-17-2018, 10:48 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread FFL required?? in Our Town
    no permit required. Transfers Between Unlicensed Individuals: No Background Checks In contrast to the provisions governing sales by licensed dealers, there is no provision in federal or...
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    04-17-2018, 08:03 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread FFL required?? in Our Town
    MN allows face to face for residents on handguns. No FFL required unless you purchase them for resale. Than you are in business and need an FFL.
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    04-17-2018, 05:47 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread FFL required?? in Our Town What activities require a dealer’s license? Federal law does not establish a “bright-line” rule for when a federal firearms license is required. As a result, there is no specific threshold number or...
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    04-17-2018, 01:40 PM
    There is always a shyster out to pinch profits from the uninformed. Thanks for the warning.
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    04-17-2018, 01:36 PM
    I spent over 39.5 years creating or recreating objects of art. Never considered it work. Hope you retire with the same enthusiasm. It's a blessing to make a living at something you enjoy.
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    04-17-2018, 01:49 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Heat treating question in Cast Boolits
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    04-16-2018, 09:56 PM
    That is a cleaning issue not a normal barrel wear issue.
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    04-16-2018, 03:35 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 17 Mach 2 in Rimfire Area
    Most of the issues are with the semi-auto's. I have Sako Quads, CZ 452 and Contenders in 17M2 and the Magnum Research in a Semi-Auto. Neck and shoulder cracks are more common than with the 17HMR but in either they are not a problem or a safety...
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    04-16-2018, 01:14 AM
    Your friend is giving you bad advice. Rimfire's erode from the glass beads in the priming compound. With a borescope you can see it at about 20,000 rounds. On target rifles 50,000 rounds without loss is not unusual. I know of one range rental...
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    04-16-2018, 01:08 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread FHA sale in Lets talk trapping!
    Rumor has it that it's the Korean market that is driving the price up.
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    04-16-2018, 01:06 AM
    Never tested for static but I have shot Blackpowder in cardboard tubes and a couple of junk 45-70 cases with 22 cal jacketed at about 3,900 FPS without detonation.
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    04-16-2018, 01:01 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 17 Mach 2 in Rimfire Area
    One of the main issues with the early 17M2 in semi-auto's are dirty chambers. Later some of the manufacture oversized the chambers to limit this issue than cracked neck and shoulders became an issue. I have one of the first Magnum Research 17M2's....
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    04-15-2018, 08:01 PM‘full-metal-jacket’-actor-dies-at-74/ar-AAvV6b7?li=BBnb7Kz Golden Globe-nominated actor for "Full Metal Jacket," R. Lee Ermey, died Sunday, his long-time manager Bill Rogin announced on Twitter....
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    04-15-2018, 02:35 PM
    Was the old #5 cast iron Ideal powder measure made with that in mind or just the way things were made at the time? Since I have one would it be a safer measure to use with BP?
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    04-15-2018, 10:24 AM
    Other than trimming, what dangerous contact with the primer is involved? I have several hundred rnds that the powder has been removed. I've trimed, formed to 45 ACP, and loaded,without incident. I do use a Forster trimmer (collet) rather than my...
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    04-15-2018, 10:07 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread I met a member today in Our Town
    Every one of the half dozen members I've met are top notch. Mostly by lunch appointments and an hr or so spent enjoying good company, discussing common interests.
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    04-13-2018, 07:35 PM
    I have shot at least 2 lever gun matches with my Marlin 1893 38-55 loaded with Black Powder for the last 10 years. At the end of the match, The last fired cartridge is left in the chamber. Using a muzzle protector I push a 2 to 3 water damp...
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    04-13-2018, 06:52 PM
    I also have a couple of bullet feeders that were gathering dust as they worked well with jacketed bullets, however did not do a stellar job with greasy grooved bullets but may work just fine with my new powder coating venture. I am not sure just...
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    04-13-2018, 06:06 PM
    MidSouth did not have all that I needed on hand, but Titan seems to be fully stocked on shell plates and Lock Bushings so my plates and bushings are on the way. The Auto Breech Lock Press + Shipping price was $116.26 The cost of the 4 shell...
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    04-13-2018, 05:31 PM
    I have had an Auto Breech Lock PRO on backorder from Midsouth Shooters Supply for over a month now. About an hour ago an email arrived asking if I wanted to confirm the order. "Yes" I replied. This response just arrived in my in box. ...
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    04-13-2018, 10:31 AM
    Finally finished trimming 6 gals of Mil 556. Both hands and wrist ache, and reg arthritis med do nothing. Next is chamfer and deburring the last half of them. Thank goodness it's a one time deal and will probably last the rest of my life. I'm...
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    04-13-2018, 10:09 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Gas-Oh-Leen in Our Town
    I filled up yesterday at the cheapest local at $2.49. The last I bought was $2.29 three weeks ago. Even a news item on TV last night. Looks as if we're being scapegoats for another whim.
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    04-13-2018, 09:57 AM
    I'll bet God isn't surprised by anything that happens. Why do some of us try to take credit for what happens naturally? After all, it only took him 6 days to create and only a day to observe and approve of it with time left to rest..........
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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