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    Today, 10:13 AM
    I leave the non venomous snakes alone to eat all the stuff they can and try and keep things mowed off so the others don’t like hanging around but I eliminate danger when it’s around. No pistol “shotshell” rounds are good for much distance unless...
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    Yesterday, 02:51 PM
    FWIW a 650 with case and bullet feed is no slouch, even ran manually.
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    Yesterday, 02:49 PM
    Bullets get harder to collate the closer they get to “square” or as length and diameter get close to one another. Hollow base further complicates things but it’s still possible. I 3D printed this one to collate 100gn HBRN bullets.
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    Yesterday, 02:46 PM
    I made my first automated 1050 before anyone sold kits to do so.
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    Yesterday, 10:15 AM
    I can get over 320 #12 shot in a .380 shotshell. Has always killed venomous snakes on the first shot. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?313844-380-shot-shells&highlight=380+shot
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    12-12-2018, 10:54 PM
    I have several automated 1050’s, I thought about doing one of my 650’s but they just are not the same machine. The swage station makes all the difference in the world. Not to mention on the 650 you need the stroke precise on both ends as actions...
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    12-12-2018, 06:40 PM
    I make 45 ACP shotshells out of 308 family brass and .380 shotshells out of .223.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    12-11-2018, 09:25 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Shipping brass in Helping Hands
    They are no federal regulation on shipping unprimed brass within the US. Even shipping primed brass is easy. No hazmat required. http://forum.accurateshooter.com/threads/mailing-shipping-primed-brass-the-regs-and-the-law.3812580/ The issue of...
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    12-11-2018, 07:34 PM
    https://www.trapshooters.com/threads/a-straight-rifled-barrel-pattern-tested-winston.73070/ https://shotgunreport.com/2012/07/24/straight-rifling/
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    12-11-2018, 07:32 PM
    When steel first came out lots of people reloaded it using standard shotcups. The shot would push thru the pedals and leave grooves starting at the forcing cone. On the ones I have seen it was worse at the chamber end.
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    12-10-2018, 06:54 PM
    I am not sure how many deer I have killed with a .243 but it is around 50 or 60. Mostly with 100 grain softs points. Never lost one with it and never had to track one over 75 yards. Snow with a crust on it is great for tracking. Fresh fluffy...
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    12-09-2018, 10:17 AM
    Ever since I was given some samples of these. http://www.pbclinear.com/Download/DataSheet/Simplicity-60-Plus-Shafting.pdf I thought about using them for a powder measure. One bushing two fender washers, whatever shaft size you pick up to 3”,...
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    12-08-2018, 05:40 PM
    PM sent.
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    12-07-2018, 12:20 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread ruger percision in Factory Rifles
    Big deer do exist but after about 250 pounds dressed they are far from common. Here's a couple of interesting live verse field dressed charts. http://www.alfredny.biz/sportsmen/Whitetail-yield-chart.htm ...
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    12-07-2018, 04:10 AM
    Interesting...……. http://www.hastingsdistribution.com/index.php?l=product_list&c=35
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    12-06-2018, 11:04 PM
    Tried a bunch and these are still the best https://www.charleyssurplus.com/bunny-boots-ecw-mickey-mouse-gi-ch-chbbecw.html but beware the non GI ones are not close to the real ones. ...
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    12-06-2018, 10:59 PM
    Steel shot in wads not designed for steel will do that. When steel shot was first mandated I saw a couple of barrels like that.
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    12-04-2018, 08:14 PM
    Thank for the info on this.
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    12-04-2018, 07:28 PM
    Blackhorn 209 will be the cleanest.
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    12-04-2018, 04:48 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread ruger percision in Factory Rifles
    Deer in cold climates tend to have larger bodies than deer in warm areas. About 20 years ago a whitetail buck I shot won two large deer contests. One paid $300 and the other paid $200. They went by weight. That was in North Dakota. It went 248...
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    12-03-2018, 03:24 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread ruger percision in Factory Rifles
    A 325 pound whitetail is a stud. Do you have a picture you could post?
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    12-03-2018, 02:14 PM
    For more info on them Doug's Message board. http://dougsmessageboards.proboards.com/board/23/savage-smokeless-muzzleloading And Luke's site http://www.arrowheadsporting.com/ I have both the original Savage Smokeless and the savage MLII. If...
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  • jmorris's Avatar
    12-02-2018, 05:47 PM
    No more than ten years? That used to be a long time, when I was in grade school. I have socks that are older than that now. Stored properly decades old ammunition and or components are perfectly fine.
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    12-01-2018, 10:08 AM
    If you size them more than you need to, for them to fit the chamber and fire them, they blow out. Then you over size them again and they are too long. Keep doing this without checking wall thickness in this area and he will have case head...
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    11-30-2018, 09:49 PM
    I guess that depends on the “us”. I have loaded rounds on the above Lee that are 3/8 MOA so the fact that it flexes doesn’t bother me and I have won lots of matches with ammunition loaded with numerous aluminum presses. I was just answering the...
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    11-30-2018, 09:38 PM
    I got some off eBay. Go slow RPM and it’s not a problem to drill and even tap grade 8 bolts. I have done hundreds making differential screws putting left handthreads down the center of right hand bolts.
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    11-29-2018, 10:01 PM
    It’s hard for me to disagree with that, most important is that you agree that “spring” exists, if the video had more information and I had captured it better, I would have posted it on one of my other accounts and started a thread here. It was...
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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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