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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 09:37 AM
    Hahah. Yup I always laugh when I read "RANGE LEAD IS 10 bhn". As if a range in Arizona has identical ammo shot as does Bangor, Maine and Tallahassee Florida... Maybe just maybe if you amassed every and all and tested and averaged that might be a...
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    Today, 09:31 AM
    Its always safer to air on the side of possibles... Different is different. Safer that way as there is plenty of data for both why speculate??? TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY! Its more Fascinating to me why its even a QUESTION!??! Different...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 09:26 AM
    I need to try this. I did try them with one powder in my 350 legend and they where average. CW
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:55 AM
    I don't see the reasoning. I built one cheap plastic one with the plastic jig. Whole thing was about 50 bucks jig and all but still 10 bucks more then I can buy one already done. For the price of a good jig not even factoring in what the lowers you...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:43 AM
    ive used them both with the same loads in many guns over the years. If one creates more pressure ive never seen it. They like was said are still different colors so somethings different in them. My guess though is its like about any powder. It...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:38 AM
    1500 bucks to separate brass? You must do a heck of a lot of shooting. Now an intimate sorter would have been worth that when I was young! Would have saved me lots of money on divorce!:Fire:
    2 replies | 99 view(s)
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    Today, 07:35 AM
    I shoot 130 rcbs spitzer gas checks out of my 3 blackouts with a load that pushes them to 2000fps which is near factory ammo levels with good accuracy and absolutely no leading. Shake and bake though. I have no experience with high tec.
    3 replies | 187 view(s)
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    Today, 07:31 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Plans for the 4th? in Our Town
    yup I wish theyd ban the for good. For two nights before and after the 4th around here you cant sleep till after 11 because of idiots shooting them off. Mostly tourists that don't give rat's about if the locals are bothered by it. At least keep it...
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    Today, 07:21 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Out Of Work Again in Our Town
    factor in a fed x driver making 140 bucks a day working a 12 hour day and having to use some of that money to pay for insurance and medical costs for his family and gaining not a penny toward retirement and you can see why people sit on welfare. All...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:13 AM
    Like I said dverna theres guys that shoot and know and theres guys that talk and repeat what others say.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:49 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread the 17 in Rimfire Area
    The 17 HMR was first than the 17 Mach 2 than the 17 WSM. I have the 17 Mach 2 and the 17 HMR. I shoot the 17 HMR the most. I am heading out of state tomorrow to shoot prairie dogs. The 17 HMR is awesome for under 175 yards on PD's on a claim...
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    Yesterday, 06:46 PM
    cwlongshot replied to a thread .32-20 grouping in Leverguns
    Youngster @ 55 here.... My 1894 does well with my 120g Lyman and PB @ 1" 50 yards. My 23 does a bit better but has a 2x7 Leupold My fun gun is a H&R custom withab SMLE bbl re chambered to 32/20. i love a MP 140HP ast bullet and 1680!! CW
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:02 PM
    As I stated I have limited knowledge of RB's. Not sure how the longer bullets chamber in a 45-90. They do make them. https://sr-gunworks.com/remington-rolling-block-in-45-90/ ...
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    Yesterday, 05:41 PM
    http://www.gotavapen.se/gota/artiklar/remington/remington.htm https://www.chuckhawks.com/urban_rifle_legend.html
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:54 PM
    As stated by some the RB does have AOL issues with longer cartridges. This is strictly from memory and I am not a RB guy but I believe 45-90 is about the limits without having to modify the hammer nose. ...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:42 PM
    I have been prepping and loading 450 Bushmaster ammo for a new upper I ordered. I have had a bolt for three years and figured time to make the leap. CW
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    Yesterday, 04:37 PM
    cwlongshot replied to a thread 223 Cast loads in Cast Boolits
    I was just lent a very nice set of MP molds dropping beautiful HP and solid "hornet" bullets. Unsure if they will make it i to 223 cases. But my Hornets and Bees are gonna really enjoy them!! MP surely knows how to make a beautiful Mold!
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:35 PM
    I was privileged to borrow a 4 cav. I have a goodly supply now to "play" with! So far its excelled in the 38 super a d s Flopped in the 350 legend. ;) CW
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:05 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Reverse Glocked brass. in Our Town
    Does it work? Yes, as you pointed out most of the time it does. Is it less than ideal yes. The same can be done some bottleneck higher pressures bottleneck cartridges is some actions/chambers. With straight wall lower pressure cartridges the...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:07 AM
    yup 35 the 40 actually became more of sweetheart to me when the IDIOTS and wanabe gun experts started bashing it. When the police and military started feeding us the line that the 9 was just as good rather then admitting they were compromising power...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:56 AM
    Yup. Great lil carbine!! Mine is a 40. I have a few 27 mags with modified extensions to make better 10rnd mags. (More room to insert when loaded full. But NOT exceed 10) Mine eats the LEE 175-tc bullet powder coated in top of Power Pistol to...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:20 AM
    The British used a compressed pellet of 71.5 gr black powder and a 215 gr jacketed bullet in the Black-Powder .303 Lee-Metford. It used lee Medford style rifling which gave them good accuracy with black powder. ...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 11:36 PM
    Back in the mid 70's when I was doing 357 Herrett all I had was a Lyman Universal Trimmer. With normal pressure it took a month of Sundays to cut them to length. I discovered if you really jammed the cutters in each tooth would cut a nice curl and...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 11:25 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Reverse Glocked brass. in Our Town
    Not really. It just means the extractor is long enough to hold the case secure enough to fire. It fairly common for the 10mm crowd to shoot 40 S&W in their guns https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/40-in-a-10mm-glock/
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 10:10 PM
    Is the a HI only thing? Just renewed Prime and it was $119.
    41 replies | 897 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