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    07-06-2018, 05:28 PM
    I guess I'll keep playing around with this. As far as I can tell, a lot of the mythology about neck tension was developed back in the blackpowder rifle and revolver days. It seems that the engraving forces far exceed the neck tension forces so...
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    07-06-2018, 02:10 PM
    The sizing buttons (cylinders) are .455 and .360 , unless you anneal your brass dead soft the cases spring back to a smaller ID which is usually about .002-.003 smaller than the button. This gives me a nice slip fit of the bullet into the case. Then...
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    07-06-2018, 12:55 PM
    I was having difficulty with my PC soft lead cast bullets getting shaved while seating. I prefer soft bullets because they are easy on steel plate targets. I tried de-burring the case mouth and using the Lyman M die with some success but still was...
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    06-29-2018, 04:49 PM
    Idz replied to a thread Iíve been MIA for a while in Our Town
    Unfortunately too many contractors and inspectors have minimal engineering skills and most say the job is 'finished' when you run out of money. Good Luck. My theory is once the walls are up and inspectors gone you can fix all the mistakes without...
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    06-29-2018, 04:39 PM
    Idz replied to a thread Nationwide Comcast shutdown in Our Town
    Gee, I didn't even notice. I was out at the range shooting this morning 8-)
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    06-29-2018, 04:27 PM
    I just placed about 2" of unbacked fiberglass insulation in a 30 gal drum (18" diameter) and put a 14" diameter sheet metal liner on the inside. My propane-tank pot sits inside on some bricks with a HF burner underneath it. A trash can lid sits on...
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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
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