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    Yesterday, 10:37 PM
    LAH replied to a thread Khe Sanh in Our Town
    Amazing stuff here. Thank you guys for what you did. God Bless. Two locals here were there after the fact to help protect those who rebuilt.
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    Yesterday, 05:07 PM
    I see those issues as well, forgot to mention them in my Rant. Randy
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    Yesterday, 04:15 PM
    So this is a plastic cased 6.5/223? That's what the cases look like. I can see a cost benefit to the ammo. No brass equals less $ and the Govt. always goes with less $, and since they don't reload why use brass at all? Lighter weight is...
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    Yesterday, 03:09 PM
    LAH started a thread Khe Sanh in Our Town
    The battle began on this day, 1968 with a firefight involving the 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines and a North Vietnamese battalion. It lasted for roughly 66 days. Anyone here take part in this?
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    Yesterday, 02:27 PM
    Bear: to answer your question of why manufacturers don't do it,,, They do. It's just that the shotguns they do it to cost $2000 to start. Pretty much all Trap guns are back bored and ported. My Browning XT has both barrels ported and backbored. ...
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    01-20-2018, 07:34 PM
    Formica is definitely the way to go. I have several benches with it and it is virtually impervious to almost anything that might get spilled on it. I use Acetone and Oil Eator to clean the tops of my benches which mostl have wood grained Formica....
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    01-20-2018, 06:37 PM
    Mailman came and dropped off our barrels. The machine work looks good. You can easily see the forcing cone extended and the whole interior of the barrel has been polished. Here's some pics of the finished gun. Still has to be sighted in, and...
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    01-20-2018, 05:12 PM
    Might be too hard for that low velocity. Dick
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    01-20-2018, 04:50 PM
    Bear: Back Boring reduces the friction on the outside of the wad by increasing the bore diameter. The back end of the wad still seals the charge just as well as before so velocity increases slightly. Also as far as your wood stocked ones being...
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    01-20-2018, 12:34 PM
    Welcome to casting. I learned reloading and casting on my own in 50-60's. Internet would have been helpful but you really learn by doing. Good job, keep doing.....
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    01-18-2018, 09:55 PM
    LAH replied to a thread Today's Song 2 in Our Chapel
    Sweet Beulah Land.
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    01-18-2018, 04:58 PM
    LAH started a thread Today's Song 2 in Our Chapel
    Preached a Homecoming Service back in the summer for Old State Road FWB. The husband/wife group sang. They are Candice & Derrick.
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    01-16-2018, 12:32 PM
    LAH started a thread Today's Song in Our Chapel
    Oakvale FWB, Oakvale, WV. I preached Watch Night Service here December 31st, 2016.
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    01-14-2018, 07:06 PM
    Allen: did you see the pics in post #45? That is how the gun looks now. It got the 18" barrel and mag tube off my other gun and is now my HD gun. The vent ribbed barrel turned out to be 28" with Choke tubes. The 20" barrel for my other gun...
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    01-14-2018, 06:56 PM
    WOW!!! Can I have this in California? Randy
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    01-14-2018, 06:46 PM
    I hope your gun weighs at least 12 lbs as a 530 gr slug at 1500-1600 fps is going to knock the snot out of you when you pull the trigger. Your gun is a Marlin and it is more like 7 lbs and it is going to hurt you severely. We have this...
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    01-14-2018, 06:36 PM
    The simple fact that these guys ere shooting hundreds of Buffs in one day made it so they had to reload and in order to reload they had to make boolits too. I can't believe people haven't thrown a Glass bottle in a campfire? The melt easily and...
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    01-14-2018, 06:27 PM
    No it is not deep enough. For a bore of 1" about .008-.012 deep on a side would be far more appropriate. Typically rifling on a .30 cal. gun is between .004 and .005 deep on a side. The larger you go the rifling still has to be @ the same...
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    01-13-2018, 01:25 PM
    De-bulging is a case prep operation that is, in my opinion, necessary for any brass you didn't shoot your self. This is also a round that requires extra care when loading and you should inspect every case for signs of weakness or to weed out any...
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    01-12-2018, 08:50 PM
    Mega: I do case prep on all my brass as a separate operation. On Rifle Brass if it came from the range it gets ran for a while in the tumbler which removes any dirt usually this usually happens when the brass comes home form the range and then...
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    01-12-2018, 08:22 PM
    Yeah Lee stopped making those kits because the crimps always are challenging to get looking right, and they had too many returns on the product.. I have one and have played with it extensively and it just doesn't work very well at closing the...
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    01-12-2018, 08:09 PM
    Froggie: It's a Boyd's Pistol Case. And You can buy one from me with the BPM press already installed in it. Go directly to website listed below and place order. Randy
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    01-11-2018, 10:35 PM
    LAH replied to a thread I'd like to tell a story in Our Chapel
    Nothing like fresh chicken but I'll pass on the fried minnows please.
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    01-11-2018, 02:35 PM
    Neck: there are many side charger uppers already available. You can buy an AR Stoner bare Upper Receiver for about $200 from Midway. My problem is with the SCR the bolt carrier is different than a standard AR Bolt Carrier so the Stoner Upper...
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    01-11-2018, 02:25 PM
    Larry: They are all over the place and parts tend to be mixed and matched with no regard for anything. neither one of my guns had a ladder rear sight. Both came to me with a simple L shaped rear sight with two apertures set for two different...
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    01-11-2018, 02:11 PM
    The .303 round headspaces on the rim of the cartridge. The easiest way to check it is to use a fired case and push the primer part way out, then chamber the case and close the bolt. It will push the primer back in and you will have the headspace...
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    01-11-2018, 01:23 PM
    Mega: If they are loaded with a wad that has a shot cup (WAA12) the balls are never going to touch the barrel or the forcing cone. The barrel would never know the difference as long as it was good for steel shot. If loaded with no shot cup, just...
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    01-10-2018, 11:53 PM
    Well I got mine in yesterday and mounted it and got to play with it. I removed my Sight so I'll have to re-sight the gun in. The thing is really well made and works very nicely. I have to figure out how to lock the bolt back somehow on the SCR...
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    01-10-2018, 10:22 PM
    Mc Fred: that is probably true, however the actual shift in POI will be so minimal it would be of little consequence because you are not going to change the sight radius by 50%. In his case it is maybe 10%. On my Enfield #4 Mk1 the sight radius...
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    01-10-2018, 06:55 PM
    Geo: I trickle directly into mine, but you should understand these types of scales only have a resolution of +/-.1 gr so that really means a window of about .3 gr when you get to the tick over point on either side of nominal. It is adequate for...
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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