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    Yesterday, 02:48 PM
    What primers are you using, and has that changed any? Just a longshot ...
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    Yesterday, 02:17 PM
    Thank you for the link; that was interesting reading.
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    06-21-2017, 05:39 PM
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    My personal record was ~28 minutes; when I finally delivered the 'gotcha' I even got the spam caller to start swearing at me in Hindi - a very rewarding outcome. :) Often when I'm surfing the web and can easily devote a few unused brain cells to...
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    06-21-2017, 05:09 PM
    Except that isn't even a valid alloy - that website is simply a 'dumb' calculator: garbage in - garbage out. Like a comparable link for Pb3He - a nonsensical lead-helium alloy.
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    06-21-2017, 04:53 PM
    Neither 3Pb-Se nor Pb-3Se work out to be valid alloys, compounds, or intermetallics (i.e. ordered alloys), so my guess would be Pb alloyed with 3%Se. In the same way that the typical Ti6Al4V alloy is primarily Titanium, with 6% aluminum and 4%...
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    06-20-2017, 04:56 PM
    I will also keep an eye on this thread; furthermore I hope to perhaps be able to provide some useful info re: the loading project I'm currently working on, very soon. I have spent the last couple yrs developing subsonic loads and have been mostly...
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    06-19-2017, 03:48 PM
    Not what the OP is looking for, but I've found that 125gr JHP's from a .35 Whelen do pretty well.
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    06-16-2017, 12:04 PM
    Just as a FYI; my 77/357 slugs at 0.3565" (average of a series of measurements). From what I've read online this seems to be a pretty consistent number. So far I have got it to shoot into just under 1" @ 50 yds with a CB & Blue Dot (4-shot...
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    06-15-2017, 02:13 PM
    The Remington 700 Classic was chambered in .223Rem for yr. 2000, and are not that difficult to find on Gunbroker. Total production for that one was 3570. Although they have a bit of a price premium, IMO they are well worth it; here's one:...
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    06-14-2017, 11:48 PM
    My apologies for posting, but did want to submit some helpful info re: mags on this pistol. Yes I have added the notch to standard M92 mags and they work great in my 92S. Better yet, the (high quality) Taurus M92 mags have both release notches...
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    06-14-2017, 01:15 PM
    Am just a small fish in these waters, but doing a small variation on the classic design would be /very/ interesting; such as one in stainless, or a 308-length action - staying true to the intent of the design while making something unique at the...
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    06-09-2017, 05:04 PM
    I did something different for my 'creampuff' .223Rem loads: Red Dot & Hornady 40gr VMax, creating a load that ~duplicates .17HMR ballistics. But for less $, and 100yd accuracy so unbelievable that I don't post group sizes.
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    06-08-2017, 02:54 PM
    I know what you mean about the CZ rimfire rifles; I like mine but they seem to be "90%" sized, while my 77/22 just feels 'right' to me - particularly the standard length-of-pull. The first thing I did with my 77 is to shim the bolt to take up any...
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    06-02-2017, 01:22 PM
    You passed on a sub-$500 mint 39a ??
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    06-02-2017, 01:02 PM
    LAGS, haven't posted until now but have certainly been following the discussion with interest. If some QuickLoad numbers would help, just let me know how far the gas port is from the bolt face. That won't be 100% definitive because gas volume will...
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    05-30-2017, 07:50 PM
    +1 on the Harvey deprimer; with the mainstream depriming tools failing to deprime some of my crimped-primer USGI cases, I got a Harvey and never want to go back. :) One advantage of it is that I can keep it close...
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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