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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 11:13 AM
    Unless you had a high primer it wasn't a slam fire. Did the primer show a firing pin indent?
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 09:51 AM
    Quite a score, you did good!:drinks:
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    Today, 09:41 AM
    Congratulations on a successful hunt!:drinks: I've never shot a spike, they are not legal where I do most of my hunting, they can be quite curious and dumb as youngsters, I've had them stand and stare at me then turn and hit a tree leaving. :???:
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    Today, 08:39 AM
    if 44man was still here hed tell you how big of a difference temp is to 4227. He didn't like it because of that. Me, I like 4227 just fine but to get real consistant results with it I allways have had to use a mag primer. Especially in loads that...
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    Today, 06:10 AM
    when rob applegate built my marlin 475 he said that he would avoid top end loads in it. My go to load shoots a 390 at about 1400 fps with 23 grains of aa9 or 25 grains of 110. Your not going to gain anything using 4198. Its just to slow and all your...
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    Today, 05:47 AM
    ive got a very special one waiting up there for me too. It was as hard loosing him as it was loosing a family member because in fact he was my other son!! I feel for you today.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:34 PM
    What caused the gun to fire?
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    Yesterday, 08:18 PM
    Easy enough to test with a primed case. Chamber the primed case and pull the charging handle back until the bolt rotates slightly and pull the trigger.
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:59 PM
    Well you have to have the rifle to do that, he was looking for molds from Accurate so needed to find molds that cast large enough for standard groove diameter of cartridges he asked about. Listed as 42 caliber on that site.
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    Yesterday, 07:22 PM
    Travis this is a new take off cz 550 416 Rigby, you can have it for 150.00 plus shipping
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    Yesterday, 07:07 PM
    http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=42-400R-D.png Look here he has several of them that will work for the .416's, be it Rigby, Remington, Weatherby, Ruger or Taylor. Since you don't own the rifle you can look at his 42 caliber...
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    Yesterday, 06:47 PM
    416Rigby1.26026.186.408.41616.5 .416Rem.Mag./Weath.Mag.1.2626.186.408.41614.0 This is from Lothar Walther site, Blank diameter 1.26",length 26.186", bore diameter .408", groove diameter .416", and as you can see they recommend 1:16.5" twist...
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    Yesterday, 06:35 PM
    Travis, I think where the confusion is coming from is the use of BORE to actually mean GROOVE diameter. Bore diameter is the measurement of the hole at the tops of the lands, groove diameter is to the bottom of the grooves, Fred is making the same...
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    Yesterday, 06:22 PM
    So you are confirming what I said? .416 GROOVE DIAMETER-.408 BORE DIAMETER. .408+.008=.416
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:15 AM
    For the folks that believe you can fire an ar out of battery take a primed case and try it. The bolt has to be fully rotated before the firing pin can reach the primer. The video clearly shows and the OP stated he manual cycled the next round...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:24 AM
    No with the Dillon swager if you adjust the swager too deep you push material into the bottom of the primer pocket. This seems to only be an issue with 223 due to the small size of the internal support rod.
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    Yesterday, 07:04 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Ford 6.0? Yay-Nay? in Our Town
    I agree with houndog. The 7.3 is by far the best. It would about have to be free for me to buy a 6.0. Son in law is a diesel mechanic and allways said the 6.0 fords fed his family.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:01 AM
    few things could cause it. Sometimes a bit of powder bridge in a measure and can drop with the next charge and yes you can overload a 223 with 335. Second is a squib but you would have know that because you would either have heard a primer go off or...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:58 AM
    Great score. I am green with envy.
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:32 AM
    Queen City
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:49 AM
    Uncalled for and baseless.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:41 AM
    On a side note I was out at the range and a shooter was having lots of failure to cycle/issue. I normally don't stick my nose into other people's business unless asked. I was testing a couple of match ar's This shooter came over and asked...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-17-2017, 11:45 PM
    In the video the you can't tell if you ejected brass when you manually cycled it but I would bet you did. I am far from an expert on blown AR's but I have inspected and or repaired 9 or 10 that had blown. In addition to building ar service and...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    09-17-2017, 10:29 PM
    found it, sounds good......... Product Information No. 11FS is intended for full-power loads in magnum handguns and smaller capacity rifle cartridges. This double-base spherical propellant was developed with an eye toward personal defense and...
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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