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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    Today, 10:06 AM
    Anyone remember "Mack Bolan - The Executioner"? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mack_Bolan The book Character used the AutoMag.
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    Yesterday, 11:47 PM
    Back in 1970's there was a Gun store in Oceanside California had a dual set .357 & .44 Auto Mag for sale at $1800.00 in their window. Drool would run down the side of many a young Marines mouth looking at those "Purty Guns". Course, only made about...
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    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    Not a machinist; but do swage. With winter coming on I am actually setting up to do a lot of swaging. Swaged about 2,000 bullets from 22LR (60 Grains) over the last week or so. Earlier this month I made a 1000 (+) .308 jackets from 5/16 copper...
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    Yesterday, 10:08 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread Primer Shortage? in Our Town
    Did a search on Primers this evening. Seems that if one goes to the North Side of Lake Erie; there are primers available in Canada: https://www.bullseyenorth.com/reloading-primers Cost is about $5.00 per 100 (converted from Canada Dollar to...
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    Yesterday, 11:39 AM
    NSB replied to a thread Some cute pictures in Our Town
    Nice pics for both.
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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    11-25-2020, 11:25 PM
    One could do this for .30's if they swage .30's and .224's. : For each bullet you will need: (2) 22LR cases that have been derimmed and annealed for .224 jackets. Each jacket weighs about 10 grains. (2) cores for the .224's (say 40 grains...
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  • NSB's Avatar
    11-24-2020, 03:52 AM
    A new battery is about fifty-sixty bucks. No reason not to just get one. Way cheaper than any other option.
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    11-23-2020, 08:22 AM
    NSB replied to a thread Vitha N-110 in Canister & Surplus Powder
    They have a web site with load data. It lists rifle and handgun.
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    11-22-2020, 01:10 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread Hoarding Strikes Again!!! in Our Town
    I have TWO underground storage vaults of slightly used TP and can manufacture some prop wash - how many lube grooves can I get for that?
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    11-22-2020, 01:07 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread The Next Great Ammo Scare in Our Town
    16 Years have moved on since this article was published and we are still discussing the issue: https://www.gun-tests.com/ammo/polymer-cased-223-rem-ar-15-ammo-fantastic-or-just-plastic-2/
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    11-21-2020, 02:10 PM
    Two Homolies: (One) Two days ago I was driving and turning onto another road via the Underpass. To the left was a person with the cardboard sign saying "Anything Will Help". He had a tattered coat, and patched shirt and trouser standing outside...
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    11-20-2020, 06:52 PM
    I know that some will see this as a castigation of those who did not prepare; but it really is not. I am trying to be positive in the following: Many are being forced into reloading or moving there as they see the ability to get Factory Ammo is...
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    11-20-2020, 05:46 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread Ammo ?? in Our Town
    Went to Murdochs today to get Game Bird Feed and Corn. No Game bird feed, no Corn, no Primers, limited powder (picked up 2 lbs of BLC2), no 30 caliber jacketed bullets, no .224 jacket bullets - BUT They had probably 60 boxes of .223's -linit of 2...
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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    11-20-2020, 12:24 PM
    It almost always goes back to basics. It is easier to train most of the population (men and women) to shoot a 9mm more accurately than a .45ACP. Recoil; twist of the pistol in the hand due to mass differential of the bullets, and many other...
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    11-19-2020, 11:07 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread Ammo ?? in Our Town
    The gov't did make sure that there were 22's available for rabbit and predator control in the Great Plains (so my Uncles, Grandad's and Grandmothers used to tell me. At one time; they had a nickel bounty on a pair of Jack Rabbit ears in the...
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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    11-19-2020, 07:16 PM
    Shootem once with a .45 or multiple times with a 38/9mm. The reason why the US Army went to the .45 Colt & .45 Schofield and the .45 ACP moth than 100 years ago.
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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    11-19-2020, 07:07 PM
    None of the 50BMG's/20mm Vulcan powders will be listed for .223. If one uses those slow powder in a .223 using a full case of powder and a Magnum Primer - there will be lots of unburned powder in the barrel and after a shot or two in the chamber...
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    11-19-2020, 07:02 PM
    I had a 90 year old cast Iron Bath Tub Powder coated (Green Outside & White on top rail/inside). The tub was put on heavy duty paper over a large long pallet - upside down and strapped to the pallet. Moved it a couple of times on the enclosed porch...
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    11-19-2020, 01:44 PM
    Most of the Toy Caps use a Potassium Chlorate formula as stated in super small writing on the packages. This would make a corrosive primer similar in use through the 1930's. Proper cleaning after firing will remove the corrosive residue. Better a...
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    11-19-2020, 11:37 AM
    Thanks for the comments and Data from All, particularly the pressure test info from Larry Gibson. I wanted to load some 38's and 44's this weekend and went out to the Powder Locker to get powder for this endeavor. Discovered I had 12 one pound...
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    11-19-2020, 11:19 AM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread 9MM Ball Ammo Pricing in Our Town
    In days of old - This condition was called COMMUNISM. But what's a definition anyway?
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    11-18-2020, 09:36 PM
    Am I missing something? Chrome lined bores have been used on M16's since 1967: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M16_rifle .... In February 1967, the improved XM16E1 was standardized as the M16A1. The new rifle had a chrome-plated chamber and...
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    11-18-2020, 05:58 PM
    Can you describe just how you hold your mouth and tongue to get it to work Just Right?
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    11-18-2020, 04:07 PM
    emt1581: go to the top of this or any other page on this thread and you will see a block entitled google custom search, and below it Advanced Search. In that block type in Powder Burn Rate. This will produce a lot of active and archived links...
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    11-18-2020, 03:26 PM
    If you can find Unique, Universal, 2400 powders - Buy them even at currently inflated prices (Unless one believes the shortage will be short lived and after 3-4 months return to normal). These powers are good for cast in pistol and low velocity...
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    11-17-2020, 10:44 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread Frustrating in Our Town
    Even after 20 years of seeing this as the "Technical Solution" provided - even by mega Tech Companies; as an old technician (very old?) that could repair telephone switching equipment (all the way down to rewinding electromagnetic relays of all...
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    11-17-2020, 10:37 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread 9MM Ball Ammo Pricing in Our Town
    A couple weeks ago I took 200 Rounds of .223 and gave to my Barber. During my haircut he had indicated he could not find .223. My swaged 60 grain bullets made from 22LR for jackets - reloaded on range pick up brass. He was very thankful. Given...
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    11-17-2020, 08:51 PM
    Let's reemphasize - it's not a good choice for calibers smaller than 50BMG; but it can be made to work as a choice when other options are not available. Here is link on some work I did with WC860 in the .223 back in 2012 (we unfortunately see...
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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    11-17-2020, 07:34 PM
    (1) Not many people reload for 50 BMG or 20MM Vulcan - so those powders when pulled down at factory; or retrieved from large quantities of de-milled surplus ammo are not sought out by most reloads. (2) I have loaded several different Rifle...
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    11-17-2020, 01:36 PM
    I would recommend a "Cartridge Wallet" type solution. Pics of various options can be seen at this Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/cartridge-wallet/s?k=cartridge+wallet
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    11-17-2020, 01:32 PM
    For the last week; Have been swaging cores to 50 grains. Getting ready to make 60 Grain jacketed .224's from 22LR. Last spring I cleaned, sorted by head stamp, and derimmed probably 5000 22LR cases for jackets. Next week will start mating cores and...
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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
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