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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:06 AM
    1)The government harboring illegal aliens. 2)Infringing on the 2nd amendment. Al, you can go to a softer alloy with that flat point. Or, change bullets to something like the 457-122 HP in softer lead too. Or, change rifles to a bottleneck for...
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    10-22-2017, 02:39 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Ruger No 1 or No 3 in Single Shot Guns
    I've owned two. One chambered in 450/400, the other in 9.3X74R. No.3's IMHO are nice for 7X57 or similar power level cartridges down to and including 22 hornet. No.1's tropical for the heavyweights, No.1B's for all the milder between the two. Just...
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    10-22-2017, 01:51 PM
    As an aside, the second most important thing about handloading a sks is the importance of using a military spec primer on military arms to avoid slam fires. Lots of reloaders for this round unless they read lots of manuals might miss the importance...
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    10-22-2017, 01:43 PM
    Yes, you can get away with a .308 down the tube of the .311 but not the other way around.
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    10-21-2017, 10:11 PM
    Leather rapped barrel?
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    10-21-2017, 07:13 PM
    If powders became unavailable I would start making my own BP.
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    10-21-2017, 06:28 AM
    MOA replied to a thread Dies for Sale: in Swappin & Sellin
    I'll take it.
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    10-21-2017, 06:25 AM
    MOA replied to a thread Dies for Sale: in Swappin & Sellin
    PM sent.
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    10-21-2017, 05:31 AM
    Contact Lyman to see if their M die is still available for this caliber. I cannot locate it on their website as a order online item, but that does not mean that it is not available anymore. I use their M 1 C 91 for my SKS, but I got mine years ago,...
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    10-20-2017, 08:44 PM
    Wiki shows bullet dia .312 Parent case 852mmR Mannlicher Case type Rimmed, Bottleneck Bullet diameter 7.92 mm (0.312 in) Neck diameter 8.53 mm (0.336 in) Shoulder diameter 11.61 mm (0.457 in) Base diameter 12.37 mm (0.487 in) Rim...
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    10-20-2017, 07:48 PM
    Buffalo Arms molds are first class and, as with you, They try to make molds as needed. Your picture of it looks great! That cartridge and bullet should make a real thumper!
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    10-20-2017, 11:57 AM
    Depending on what firearm you are loading for the bore/groove diameter can be different. Most military rifles like the Russian SKS will have a groove of .311 where a Ruger ranch rifle chambered in the same cailber will most likely have a diameter of...
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    10-18-2017, 11:23 PM
    I forgot to add the one other thing worth mentioning. Pedersoli chambers are long. Many are (reported to be) up to 0.035" too long. My one and only Pedersoli sharps was as well. Your current brass is short for even a correct 45-70 chamber. You...
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    10-18-2017, 10:11 PM
    If this were my rifle and I wanted to get it shooting well soon, I would address the following. (in Red)
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    10-18-2017, 11:23 AM
    What is the diameter of your case neck expander? I have found that with brass springback, that an expander the same size or a thousands under the bullet size is about right. Smaller expanders can size down the bullet when seated into the case. ...
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    10-18-2017, 11:01 AM
    What is the group like loading the same way but with less and more powder? in other words ....Did you try powder charges from the amount that just fills the case? And then try shooting groups adding powder two grains at a time and working up?
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    10-18-2017, 10:56 AM
    You make no mention of fouling control between each shot. Either a blow tube or wet wiping will be needed to get the most accuracy out of the rifle.
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    10-15-2017, 01:55 PM
    Okay, title said target ammo. The CMP bulk ammo is "Standard" (velocity) and Eley is now offering the Standard in their lineup again and this is that. It should be good for many uses and may be better than the "target" grade Eley coming out of...
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    10-14-2017, 06:59 PM
    And it is loose in the box? As you likely know.....Target is not the same as match. Could be just fine for your intended purpose. Eley used to contract its "target" grade to Mexico and likely still does.
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    10-12-2017, 09:46 PM
    Ok Slownsteady22, here is my two cents worth. I am assuming you have no long gun at this time, and I am assuming you plan on shooting cast as the main diet for this new toy. I have had my 375 since 1984. They still offered both the 200 and the 250...
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    10-12-2017, 08:01 AM
    How much time do you have to cast, and how much cast ammo do you intend to shoot. My question is centered on whether you want to cast using hand held moulds, which can be very quick once you are practiced and adept at it as opposed to a...
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    10-12-2017, 07:20 AM
    Now that is a happy camper. :grin:
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    10-11-2017, 01:31 PM
    MOA replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    Only thing I meant was that so many folks think they need a bigger gun when in reality they already have one that is just fine for the job at hand. For me, I know quite a few folks who have magnums that they have shot only once. In reality, lots of...
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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