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    Today, 03:04 AM
    Interesting. I may have to get one. https://castbulletassoc.org/blog/article/2019/2/157/nei%C3%A2%E2%82%AC%E2%84%A2s-.30-caliber-wasp-waist-bullet
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    Today, 02:32 AM
    Not Larry but with a 28" or 30" barrel 3025 FPS isn't pushing the 06 hard with a couple of newer powders and 175/178's.
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    Today, 02:12 AM
    Your loads are not complete unless topped by some Herter's Wasp Waist Sonic Missile Tail bullets........................
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    Today, 01:54 AM
    Yep that would be true. Also stronger is a relatively meaningless term when applied to SAAMI loads and SAAMI cartridges. They may be different in thickness, hardness or alloy composition, however, they are all strong enough for the task at hand. ...
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    Today, 01:06 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Bullets corkscrewing? in Cast Boolits
    http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2013/07/over-stabilization-of-bullets-why-is-too-much-spin-a-problem/
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    Today, 12:05 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Bullets corkscrewing? in Cast Boolits
    The only time I have actually seen it was with varmint bullets that are driven harder than they can withstand. Some would just blow and some would corkscrew until they hit the ground. On 22 tracers it could be an out of balance issue or an optical...
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    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    OK tell us what we are missing???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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    05-31-2020, 09:59 PM
    :bigsmyl2::bigsmyl2::bigsmyl2::drinks::drinks:
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    05-31-2020, 09:49 PM
    Some actual tests on case head hardness. Note how soft Remington is. http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2014/05/how-hard-is-your-brass-5-56-and-223-rem-base-hardness-tests/comment-page-1/ How Hard is Your Brass? 5.56 and .223 Rem Base...
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    05-31-2020, 09:27 PM
    All brass cases are not created equal. The brass alloys do vary between manufacturers. Same for the stamping, forming and the annealing processes. When and how the manufacture deals with the inprocess work hardening varies. ...
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    05-31-2020, 08:16 PM
    Unless know the person of the history I don't purchase used anymore. Same of most of the auction sites. https://www.leupold.com/service-support/resources/counterfeit-warning
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    05-31-2020, 03:11 PM
    F. Guffey, apparently you have no real useful information to even base an agreement or disagreement on?????????? If you did you would be willing to share. If you backed these statements will any information up we might all learn something. That...
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    05-31-2020, 04:00 AM
    never knew they existed https://www.forgottenweapons.com/gevarm-a6-an-open-bolt-semiauto-22-sporting-rifle/
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    05-31-2020, 01:58 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Furlough in Cast Boolits
    Hard to get but if you can get real MEK soaking the stock in MEK will remove any finish.
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    05-30-2020, 10:40 PM
    I can use these. PM sent.
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    05-30-2020, 05:00 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread BP Pistol ID in Muzzleloading.
    Not sure if they are related http://shipwrecklibrary.com/deadlands/revolving-rifles/ James Warner of Springfield Armory was another one of Samuel Colt’s early competitors, and had been tinkering with different types of revolvers for nearly as...
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    05-30-2020, 04:02 PM
    If you have real information that is always appreciated. Incoherent ramblings and condescending put-downs not so much.
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    05-29-2020, 10:49 PM
    Ruger barrels have gotten a lot better since Bill passed. Bill Ruger accomplishments legendary and they are part of history, however, he never understood or cared about serious accuracy. Best example are the 25 rifles that Bill Ruger donated...
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    05-29-2020, 09:30 PM
    Personally I find the 2x - 7x or 2.5x - 8x more versatile. This one is in your price range. https://www.amazon.com/Leupold-VX-Freedom-2-7x33mm-Riflescope-Reticle/dp/B078XGNNPN
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    05-29-2020, 09:22 PM
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?402890-Primer-bullet-push-amp-primer-setback
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    05-29-2020, 09:04 PM
    For industry various types of gauges are used. They apply a specific load on a specific area. Cheap one can be had on evil bay or Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=dial+Thickness+Meter+Gauge&i=tools&ref=nb_sb_noss
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    05-29-2020, 01:22 AM
    I don't think there is an official name but when I went to All Guard Match rifle course they referred to the sound the action makes when it moves as "chirping". Glue in bedding used to be common with the benchrest crowd. They would bed the action...
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    05-29-2020, 01:14 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread "New" Ballard in Single Shot Guns
    Very nice rifle. Some day I might get so lucky.
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    05-29-2020, 12:32 AM
    Same for me. I tried Rem 6 1/2's, CCI 400's and various pistol primers and Rem 7 1/2 worked best. I have read the 6 1/2 and 7 1/2 have the same priming compound with the only difference as cup thickness??? It could just be a lot to lot variation...
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    05-28-2020, 10:19 PM
    I've never seen one that shot that poorly period. That being said most of the ones I have done are NM rifles that needed bedding and or a new barrel. I did a dozen rack grade unfired M-14's with the standard barrels and 4 or 5 shot well enough to...
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    05-28-2020, 04:35 AM
    Yup, Federal and Norma tend to be on the softer side. Lots of the long range competitors determine what the max pressure they are willing to run by when number of fires before the primer pocket loosens. For me I liked to get 8 -10 loadings before...
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    05-27-2020, 09:26 PM
    Early 70's Woolworths would have 22 ammo for $3.75 on sale with a super sale of $1.98 with a limit of two bricks. I would make my sister, aunt and my mom goes so to $15.84 I would get 4,000 rounds of 22. That would last me two weeks to a month.
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    05-27-2020, 03:46 AM
    Vacuum sealing stops the reaction on handwarmers so it may work with charcoal filters.
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    05-26-2020, 11:01 PM
    Thanks for post the above. Lots of great info. The area I am unclear about is cases like the 375 Win and the 45/70 stretching Contender frames. They are almost straight yet they can be hard on Contender frames. In your test the 375 Win. exited...
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    05-26-2020, 10:40 PM
    Zebra wood? I was looking at the design from Fajen about dozen years later with a zebra wood tip and grip cap but I went with a Richards Microfit in a thumbhole design. Learned the thumbhole stocks and boltguns are not a match made in heaven. ...
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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