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    01-15-2019, 03:15 AM
    What type of tackle do you use to catch deer??????????? https://www.michigan.gov/documents/dnr/FAQ__CWD_UP_636379_7.pdf Is a mandatory deer check being established in the area? Not at this time. The DNR’s primary focus for response is...
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    01-13-2019, 03:13 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 45-70 in Our Town
    https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2016/8/17/is-the-45-70-govt-cartridge-still-relevant/ http://www.cartridgecollector.net/45-70-government https://www.reddit.com/r/guns/comments/1zy1qh/history_and_development_of_the_4570_government/ ...
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    01-11-2019, 05:04 PM
    These are very nice. Been using them for a long time. http://www.stalwartreloading.com/products.html https://www.brownells.com/reloading/case-preparation/loading-blocks/stalwart-wooden-loading-blocks-prod33205.aspx
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    01-11-2019, 02:02 AM
    Light strikes could be a sign of long headspace. Same for the primer appearance. The primer backs out with the case forward than get reseated under pressure.
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    01-10-2019, 06:19 AM
    I load for a lot of different rifles in the same caliber bottleneck cases mostly for long range competition. I prefer the Redding or Forster micrometer and neck bushing dies. For 223 and 308 I run Dillon carbide sizing dies. For handgun it is...
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    01-09-2019, 09:32 PM
    You can order some here for $13.00 per 100 http://westernbullet.com/45riflecaliber.html http://westernbullet.com/ly4gr6.html http://westernbullet.com/noe4gr3.html
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    01-09-2019, 02:38 PM
    I was thinking more along the lines of a chemical analysis using a mass spectrometer or whatever analysis equipment would be best for the task. Until the 1880's BP was the only viable option for BP and the manufacture of it would be at it's...
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    01-09-2019, 01:57 AM
    We still have lots of loaded cartridges from the BP days. I know of at least three kegs of unopened rifle BP from the civil war. A friend of mine is into very old and expensive liquors. I have sampled 200 year old liquors. If we still have 200...
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    01-09-2019, 01:09 AM
    We all agree the BP quality and fouling properties vary depending on manufactures processes. That is true today same as it was in the past. I have often read about the superior powders of the past. With the increased technology the very finest...
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    01-09-2019, 12:41 AM
    For LE write a ticket or citation they need to site what code you allegedly violated. Without that it's not a valid citation.
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    01-08-2019, 06:07 AM
    No https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1011096636/hornady-custom-grade-new-dimension-neck-sizer-die https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1018253567/hornady-match-grade-new-dimension-bushing-2-die-set
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    01-08-2019, 04:19 AM
    Products like Simichrome use 8 to 10 microns sized particles. https://www.gesswein.com/p-5092-simichrome-polish.aspx That puts it at about 1,800 grit https://www.gessweincanada.com/category-s/11328.htm Most custom hand lapped barrels do not...
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    01-08-2019, 03:19 AM
    I find that I can shot quicker and more accurately one handed with the standard Blackhawk grip. Two handed I do better with the Bisley. With the double action grip style 44 Mag is about max for me before it becomes uncomfortable. The Bisley...
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    01-08-2019, 01:03 AM
    Last I read Dug was not reaming them anymore. He purchased a Sunnen hone and hones them now. That is a better method than reaming.
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    01-08-2019, 01:00 AM
    http://trapdoorcollector.com/ http://trapdoorcollector.com/m73.html http://trapdoorcollector.com/m84.html
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    01-07-2019, 03:22 PM
    Long but lots of interesting opinions from some of the top barrel maker and shooters here: http://www.accurateshooter.com/technical-articles/barrel-cleaning-debate/ ...
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    01-06-2019, 06:31 PM
    Been using it for about three weeks. It is the best I have found. Removes the chunks and baked on stuff without removing the seasoning.
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    01-06-2019, 06:29 PM
    I almost never use bronze brushes anymore for rifles. I have a borescope so I can see the results on what works best for me. Mostly use Bore Tech Eliminate or wipeout followed be a mild abrasive. If you check with most of the long range...
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    01-06-2019, 02:00 AM
    STOS https://www.ballisticproducts.com/STOS-LUBRICANT-2OZ-JAR/productinfo/1610001/
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    01-06-2019, 12:08 AM
    Jack First in SD https://jack-first-gun-parts.myshopify.com/
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    01-05-2019, 08:26 PM
    PM sent. If good condition I will take it.
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    01-05-2019, 07:21 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread reducing my 45-70 load in Cast Boolits
    The SAAMI spec for 45/70 has been 28,000 CUP/PSI since 1926. That is the same standard used today unless it is listed as a +P.
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    01-05-2019, 05:53 PM
    https://www.levergunscommunity.org/viewtopic.php?t=65040 I have an original 1866 Winchester carbine made in 1877. A few of the late ones like mine had a dual firing pin for use with the .44 Henry flat and the .44 Henry center fire. At one time I...
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    01-05-2019, 05:48 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Breech seater pics in Single Shot Guns
    Thanks for post the pics.
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    01-05-2019, 05:05 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread reducing my 45-70 load in Cast Boolits
    In the Lyman 42nd edition published in 1960 it has two categories for 45/70. Same for 44nd and 45th. One for Trapdoors and one for Winchester 1886. Never loaded a round based on Elmer's recommendations.
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    01-05-2019, 04:28 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread reducing my 45-70 load in Cast Boolits
    Oldest manual I have is 1960. It has two pressure levels. Trapdoor loads and Winchester 1886 loads.
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    01-05-2019, 03:50 PM
    Very true...……… I am not finding the link but awhile back there was a accuracy comparison of various presses. The Co Ax was in the middle of the pack. I do have Co Ax and it is a nice press. Like all press it has it's advantages and...
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    01-05-2019, 02:49 PM
    Yes it can be counter productive. You have the option of using it with or without the sizing button. If you don't use the sizing button you need to have brass with the same neck wall thickness. I use them both ways. On my prairie dog 223 loads I...
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    01-05-2019, 01:13 AM
    I have had far better results using a collar button bullet than round balls.
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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