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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:46 PM Details This product is one of CCI's top performing rounds. It is loaded to match your shooting skills with the maximum amount of knock-down power available for a 22 LR. It is...
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    Yesterday, 07:28 AM
    I don't much care if it degrades the base of a bullet. Heck for ever we used bullets that had nothing on the base. I don't soak my bullets in gunpowder for two years before I load them. I wonder too if even after the shiny goes away the powder still...
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    Yesterday, 07:14 AM
    been doing it for 10 years on a glass topped electric with absolutely on problem. I did have a can of spegetti sause fall out of the cubbord and shatter one though. Mines an old national #7 that was given to me probably 15 years ago for free from a...
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    Yesterday, 07:04 AM
    my hunting partners brother is the same way. Has his whole basement full of lights and plants and sells it for medicianal :???: use. Hes about 70 and ex con that went to prison twice and is a convicted felon. We have to stop there occasionaly to...
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    Yesterday, 12:32 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread CZ 452 Verses 455 in Rimfire Area
    I don't have a 455 so I can not comment on them. I do have 452's and 453's. Between the two I prefer the 452. I don't care for the set trigger on the 453. The stock 452 trigger becomes a thing of beauty with the YoDave trigger kit...
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    08-14-2018, 07:19 AM
    yup ive got one. Make sure when you buy one that the dot rheostat is at a right angle to the gun when mounted (straight out to the side) . If its angled its a fake. Got to say though the fake has held up so far but its only on a 22. Still makes me...
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    08-14-2018, 07:12 AM
    Old weaver k series scopes are pot luck. First of all THERE OLD! Most of the ones ive had and handled had a yellow look to the lenses and very poor light gathering. None of the old fixed power k series had multi coated lenses. Some even had lost...
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    08-14-2018, 07:02 AM
    Been quite a few years since I shot a deer with an ar15. We were doing crop damage shooting last night in a field that a long shot is 250 yards and typically 100-150 so I figured id take one out. I used a 60 grain partition. Ended up shooting 3...
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    08-13-2018, 10:43 PM
    I really like the yellow tomatoes. Congrats!
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    08-13-2018, 09:45 AM
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    08-12-2018, 01:42 PM
    That made me think back and laugh. I bought a 1984 Chevy 1500 in Kalispell in 1988 with the 6.2 diesel in it. I had parked in front of Super One Groceries and left my pickup running since it was winter, when I came back out there was an oldtimer...
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    08-12-2018, 10:07 AM
    My SIL got it at Kroger. It was whole pods 3-4" long. Delicious!
    25 replies | 337 view(s)
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    08-12-2018, 08:02 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread 45 acp lube in Boolit Lube !
    like char char said the 45acp isn't a real test of lubes. About anyting will work. personaly id stick to the carnuba. Mostly because its much cleaner then most lubes and wont gum your gun up as fast.
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    08-11-2018, 07:32 PM
    If you spread the okra out on a cookie sheet on wax paper and put it in the freezer for 30 minutes or so, the coating will stick better. This is true for anything battered, although fish never seems to need that treatment. Sliced yellow squash...
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    08-11-2018, 04:48 PM
    I guess it depends on what Leopold your talking. Im a big Leopold fan but don't care for the old vari x 2 or the first vx1s. they had friction adjustments and only multi coated lenses was the objective lense. The old buris's were fully multicoated....
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    08-11-2018, 03:54 PM
    I voted smoking crack. Why a bolt when a lever gun is plenty accurate at the range a 357 is good for and is a lot more fun! Now if ruger would chamber something like the 44 mag carbine for it or someone else came out with a semi auto id probably...
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    08-11-2018, 03:47 PM
    ball cap, folding knife, and an lcp in a wallet holster for me. No phone needed. If someone wants to talk to me they can come over when I get home or call there. Text me and you will be dead and in the ground before I answer it or even learn how to.
    111 replies | 15266 view(s)
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    08-11-2018, 07:57 AM
    there a good bang for the buck but hardly an aimpoint. Not near as rugged. But then they don't cost 600 bucks either. I guess its like saying a chevy chevette is a copy of a corvette. Or a tasco is a copy of a night force. Both will get you down...
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    08-11-2018, 07:53 AM
    got to wonder too. As there is no more smelting in the US if I put away a ton of what I have now if my great great grandkids would find it as valuable as silver is today.
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    08-11-2018, 07:52 AM
    and we worry about lead exposure! Those guys had to carry an extra 20lbs just in lead in there systems.
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    08-11-2018, 07:21 AM
    I do large batches (about a 100lbs). that way when I find some load that shoots well I have lots of the exact same alloy to cast them with. I also keep alloys like 5050 ww/pure 25/75 ww/pure, #2 (well my approximation of it) and 5050 ww/lino in big...
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    08-10-2018, 02:44 PM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Age of Fawn in Cast Boolits
    we do crop damage and shoot many does this time of year with small fawns. We also get a chance to watch them later. If your in an area with good feed they will do just fine. I see no difference in there size come fall then the ones with there...
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    08-10-2018, 02:39 PM
    long range crop damage shooting (5 so far) I like my 240 wby, 2506, 06 or 300 H&H depending on the field im shooting. So far probably my favorite overall the 240. For regular deer season mostly 308, 250 sav, 356 get rotated. Some others sprinkled in...
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    08-10-2018, 10:57 AM
    Hard to find, I understand no longer in production. Would love to have one on the shelf
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  • Rug480's Avatar
    08-10-2018, 09:11 AM
    I only reload for my 480 Ruger and for now only have a two cavity 435gr mold so the pot empties fast. Cast about 50-100, Reload 50 at a time. Going to get a 335gr mold to save on lead and plink with.
    44 replies | 840 view(s)
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    08-10-2018, 05:46 AM
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    08-09-2018, 03:47 PM
    That should be Swedemoor:-)
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    08-09-2018, 03:27 PM
    Rented a couple of times but found it cheaper and easier to buy new and sell on eBay for oddball once use types of chambers. Anything that I am going to be doing several of I purchase carbide USR oil groove reamers from PTG. ...
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    08-08-2018, 03:19 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Annealing brass? in Single Shot Guns
    In a centerfire cartridge firearm the bullet is seated long with almost no neck tension. The bullet pushes back into the case when it contacts the lead angle. I don't know if any lead bullet shooter do this, but, it is fairly common for BPCR...
    26 replies | 682 view(s)
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munising Michigan
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Lead lineman for the power company.


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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