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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:22 PM
    https://www.luckygunner.com/20-gauge-3-1-5-8-oz-7-9-shot-federal-heavyweight-tss-5-rounds 20 Gauge - 3" 1-5/8oz. #7/9 Shot - Federal Heavyweight TSS - 5 Rounds ...
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  • Mmacro's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:03 PM
    In Alaska grouse and ptarmigans are everywhere. I had a great bird dog (German Wire-haired Pointer) I adopted from the shelter. He would flush them and those dumb birds would fly about 10 yards up into a tree and sit there an look at him. Got tired...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:40 PM
    Tripplebeards replied to a thread 7.65 Mauser. in Military Rifles
    Sorry I used JWords in a sporterized 1891 Argentine on a deer once. It was a doe leaping across an open field going at mock one. I backboned it when the doe was a good 8 plus feet in the air. It flipped sideways in the air at the impact and hit the...
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  • Mmacro's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:38 PM
    I just started my addiction... My better half got me an Encore about 6 years ago chambered in .30-06. It shoots like a dream... 1” groups at 200 yards. Fast forward... Just retired from the Army and started a government job. Picked up a new...
    96 replies | 2542 view(s)
  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:29 PM
    I just sold a 22 cal muzzle loader on there. GB charged the buyer tax so I ended up with $441 with the $30 I charged for shipping and tax. It cost $14.98 for next day FedEx shipping. I sold the gun for $385 so I’m guessing around $35, give or take,...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:23 PM
    And his lathe was far from a worn out piece of junk. It most likely had Babbitt bearing he cast himself. He designed and built his rifling machine himself.
    51 replies | 3291 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:06 PM
    With GI brass for the 308 and 30/06 the standard recommendation is to reduce loads by 10%. With the .556 verse 223 brass that is not true. Early chamber specs between the .556 and .223 were different in the throat dimensions. Mostly the pre...
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  • Mmacro's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:58 PM
    Do Encore barrels count? If so... I last added a 20” T/C .45-70 Katahdin and a 16.25” MGM chambered for 45 ACP.
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  • Mmacro's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:50 PM
    I have a new .45-70 barrel that I got primarily for boar hunting and bigger game at close ranges. I have a .30-06 barrel dialed in with 150 gr TTSX loads for longer shots and smaller game. I have everything I need to pan lube. But I except I will...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:47 PM
    Just a guess but when it shows up probably is that is either a 40/65 or a 45/70 with 45/70 most likely. The 45/75 is Winchester round for the 1876. Never heard of a 45/65????????
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    Yesterday, 07:41 PM
    How soft of alloy are you using? Whoops saw Wheel weights. To hard in my book for deer. I’d be cutting them with 50% pure lead so you get some expansion and energy transfer for a bigger than boolit size exit hole for a decent blood trail and...
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    Yesterday, 07:35 PM
    cwlongshot replied to a thread 7.65 Mauser. in Military Rifles
    Thanks folks great experiences and pics. I have shot every 1909 I have owned (as a 7.65) before converting it. All shot pretty well, this one was not any better or worse its just the one that remained 7.65. ;) Im sure Ill find a good shootin...
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    Yesterday, 07:20 PM
    Mmacro replied to a discussion Is George Dead in group Friends of George
    I don't know if it was truly a “George” moment... But if it wasn't it was certainly in the spirit of Geprge. As I am getting back into shooting after three years in South Korea, retiring from the Army, in the middle of a pandemic and ammo...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:13 PM
    After restoring the above I was brave enough to tackle the domascus barrels on my 1873 Charles Daly 10 gauge today...
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    Yesterday, 03:02 PM
    Devcon steel is an industrial product with known specification. It's compression strength, shrinkage and resistance to chemicals is verifiable. Marine-tex also a large following by some very well know smiths. That being said most product with...
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  • Mmacro's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:20 PM
    I had a person respond with a request but his email was over the limit and couldn't send a reply... I'm notorious for letting messages build up... It's a good reminder that we need to be doing some housekeeping.
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  • Mmacro's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:48 AM
    That sucks about your guns getting stolen. Did the AF/DoD reinbirse you for the loss? The contracted moving and storage businesses are supposed to be insured and the government responsible for any loss. Any firearms are supposed to be specifically...
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  • Mmacro's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:11 AM
    In the spirit of helping others... I'm have a 3D printer and I’m happy to print any small items someone might need. (die boxes, case ejector for their press, replacement parts, etc) If its a bigger project, depending on my filament supplies, I...
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    Yesterday, 10:58 AM
    I feel awkward posting here, I Feel uncomfortable asking for stuff. But I am hoping that someone can point me in the right direction or help me find some reloading supplies. I know this is a “pay it forward” thread... But I can’t post yet in the...
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    Yesterday, 09:31 AM
    Affordable Lee-style mold handles... I can't find any that don't cost an arm or a leg, or are not ridiculously priced by some person trying profit enough to buy a new house.
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  • Mmacro's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:05 AM
    Are the items still available or was the package broken up? There’s a few things I'd like to get... I just retired from the Army and my last 3 years were in Korea, where there is zero acceptance for privately owned firearms. So before I went there I...
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    Yesterday, 08:55 AM
    cwlongshot replied to a thread 7.65 Mauser. in Military Rifles
    I made up another 60 cases yesterday. Today is supposed to be warm. Upper 40's... So maybe I build the lil garage for my new hot plate and fire up the pots for some boolits! CW
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  • Mmacro's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:48 AM
    Just a thought... If your aiming at the neck IOT disrupt the pig’s central nervous system (best option as if you heart/lung shoot them they tend to still run a fair distance) then a softer bullet might be a better option. The reasoning is - you...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-23-2021, 11:44 PM
    Only issue may be crimped primer pockets on the GI brass. The cases are the same. Volume in 223/.556 is a none issue. With 308 and 30/06 there is a difference. Check the .223 Rem Case Weight vs. Capacity chart here. ...
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    02-23-2021, 11:27 PM
    This....
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    02-23-2021, 10:57 PM
    Has anyone noticed any difference in accuracy from their accurate hard-cast hand loads when they switch to very soft PC bullets?
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-23-2021, 08:50 PM
    Hardness is only part of the equation. High percentages antimony alloys tend to produce a brittle bullets that can fracture on impact. A lower antimony percentage alloy that is heat treated to the same hardness will be less brittle. Good...
    24 replies | 647 view(s)
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    02-23-2021, 07:25 PM
    Tripplebeards replied to a thread Yipppeeeee in Hunting with CB's
    If your hunting with a guide please PM the details. I need to figure out where to go so I can use my sand bagged points. Cant wait to see your bear!!!
    18 replies | 813 view(s)
  • Mmacro's Avatar
    02-23-2021, 05:44 PM
    I have to confess that I'm benchless at he moment. But I do have a “reclaimed” high-top kitchen table I rescued from the curbside. It's got a pretty thick wood top. My wife also wants to use it for her art projects. First thing is to paint it with...
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  • Mmacro's Avatar
    02-23-2021, 05:05 PM
    I have a bag of citric acid that I used with my kids to make DIY bath fizzers. I'm just returned to the U.S. after three years in South Korea and am getting back into shooting. I can't wait to try a citric acid cleaning solution with my old brass...
    899 replies | 575072 view(s)
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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
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