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    11-12-2018, 04:08 AM
    Yeah, think I'd send that one back to Ruger. I seem to always buy the guns built either on Monday or Friday, myself. Glad the OP got a good one as well.
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    11-10-2018, 04:55 AM
    nicholst55 replied to a thread Primer pockets in Military Rifles
    Did you measure the firing pin protrusion on your Mosins? I've never heard of S&B brass having too-deep primer pockets, just too-shallow, as Tackleberry41 alludes to.
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    11-09-2018, 09:32 PM
    The Redding body die is a useful addition to any die set for this cartridge. The problem may be finding one, as Redding only produces them when they have orders. I had one on back-order for a while with a vendor and then contacted Redding...
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    11-09-2018, 09:20 PM
    nicholst55 replied to a thread Recoil in Our Town
    A lot of times the stock design and rifle weight have a lot more impact on perceived recoil than the cartridge the rifle is chambered for. The absolute worst recoiling rifle that I have ever owned was a little Mosin-Nagant M44 Carbine in 7.62X54R. ...
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    11-02-2018, 06:49 PM
    Bolt fluting is intended to do two things, IMHO: 1) make the rifle/bolt look cool, 2) separate you from your money. It most definitely succeeds in accomplishing number 2.
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    10-29-2018, 05:50 PM
    Mountain Molds will make one if you decide to go for it.
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    10-26-2018, 11:25 PM
    Have you tried just partial sizing your brass in your current die?
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    10-26-2018, 11:14 PM
    Not familiar with that headstamp. The Cartridge Collector's database doesn't list it, either. There are several companies that make brass with smaller than normal flash holes - Lapua being one (for some calibers). Some die manufacturers offer a...
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    10-26-2018, 11:10 PM
    Once you sort out your possible lube issues, try this: take a .30-06 FL sizing die and remove the decapping/expanding spindle. Lube your .308 case and run it into the .30-06 die. Then try running it into the .308 FL die. Stop if you feel any...
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    10-25-2018, 05:50 PM
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    10-25-2018, 02:42 AM
    And they come in flavors other than .45 ACP, too!
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    10-18-2018, 02:22 AM
    I believe that Redding sells a set of three spacers; two cover the .38 and .44 applications.
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