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    Yesterday, 10:27 PM
    Even those scissors in the upper left corner of the photo? Or that rubber ducky? Even things that claim to be made in the US will often have smaller parts that are made overseas. Is there anything on the bench that is even slightly electrically...
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    Yesterday, 10:11 PM
    Seems a bit overpriced... Plus, it's only a single stack. I would rather have the Para P16-40 and then increase the leade so that it could handle .40SW brass loaded to 10mm OAL and then load it to 10mm pressure. For day to day carry though, I...
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    12-13-2017, 12:50 PM
    MaLar replied to a thread The ones that got away. in Our Town
    Win 95 takedown in 35 WCF. I have to shoot all my guns also. This was not too bad to make shoot 30-40 Krag brass was a little short but worked. I sat under a large Pine one hunting trip. Two does came playing and feeding by me never even knew I was...
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    12-13-2017, 12:23 AM
    Heating and quenching may warp the precision parts of your machine. May end up machining the backplate off and making a new one. Or buying something like this and machining it to fit....
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    12-03-2017, 03:09 PM
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    12-01-2017, 02:53 PM
    I noticed a Siamese Mauser that had been converted to .45-70 on Armslist the other day for just shy of $1K. Or maybe it was TexasGunTrader...
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    11-30-2017, 06:24 PM
    And if you are shooting with iron sights, the longer sight radius on the H&R Buffalo Classic will be an advantage. It has a 32" barrel. I've read that some people put a receiver mount peep sight on it to make it even better. I wanted one at one...
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    11-30-2017, 04:44 PM
    I ended up with quite a bit of range pick-up .380 brass when I was in the Las Vegas area recently shooting at an area to the NW of the city. There was a guy there who was shooting with his young son and he was shooting a 9mm and his young son was...
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    11-29-2017, 07:46 PM
    I have a Millennial nephew that I recently got into reloading and he had the same attention-span problem. You could do like he does -- use jacketed bullets... :)
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    11-29-2017, 06:46 PM
    It's going to depend upon the type of steel you are talking about and the temperature range in question. Some steels are better conductors of heat, but some are worse. In the below data, a higher number means that it is a better conductor. You...
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  • MaLar's Avatar
    11-29-2017, 06:19 PM
    From the photo looks like you are using the extractor to hold the case back against the bolt face.
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    11-29-2017, 05:39 PM
    And yet you saw fit to reply and make it even longer? :) Just take it a page at a time and forget about how long it is... Like taking a very long trip by car / motorcycle -- just one state at a time and next thing you know, you'll be there.
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    11-29-2017, 02:51 PM
    I was thinking of treating the bottom as an ingot mold and just pouring some molten lead into it. But it probably wouldn't stick, so I would probably end up having to glue the "ingot" back into the mold. :)
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    11-29-2017, 02:28 AM
    RCBS plastic hopper for powder measure does not like brake cleaner... :( I had cleaned it up with kerosene and after wiping as much off with a paper towel as possible, figured a spray of brake cleaner would clean up the rest. That method seems to...
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  • MaLar's Avatar
    11-28-2017, 04:24 PM
    I guess you didn't understand my question. Did you leave a ring around the chamber opening for the cartridge rim to rest on and clear the longer bolt lug? I have a project like this on an Enfield P14 in 30-40 krag and was planning on leaving a ring...
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  • MaLar's Avatar
    11-27-2017, 12:24 AM
    How did you breach the barrel? One of the bolt lugs is longer that the other, longer than the the rim is deep. Did you chamber to headspace on the shoulder. Maybe I missed this in your in your posts.
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  • MaLar's Avatar
    11-26-2017, 11:25 PM
    I could use those. LaMar
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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
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