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  • jmorris's Avatar
    01-20-2019, 11:41 PM
    I would like the 1500’s better if they didn’t auto zero, I don’t like measuring tools changing without my knowledge.
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    01-20-2019, 03:03 AM
    No it’s free. They did hold them hostage for a few months though. Wish they had a larger cash here though, every time I want to up load a new image I have to delete one.
    24 replies | 543 view(s)
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    01-19-2019, 11:04 AM
    I have made “dedicated” dippers for BP stuff that are pretty simple. Find a case that close but over and cut down the mouth until you get where you want to be. I also make them so they are easier to drop into the jug to scoop the powder...
    24 replies | 543 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-18-2019, 08:54 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Best Lead remover in Cast Boolits
    https://shop.brownells.com/gun-cleaning-chemicals/patches-mops/lead-remover/brass-patches-9mm-38-sku516200038-21587-19650.aspx?cm_mmc=PPC-_-Itwine-_-Bing-_-516-200-038&msclkid=ab6e5e0b602810c636720249150a3d3d https://sharpshootr.com/no-lead/...
    48 replies | 1115 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-18-2019, 06:09 PM
    I will take it. PM sent
    2 replies | 146 view(s)
  • jmorris's Avatar
    01-18-2019, 09:04 AM
    jmorris replied to a thread Browning BL-22 in Rimfire Area
    I have a grade II as well, I haven’t seen it in 10 years, I need to dig it out and go shoot it.
    19 replies | 370 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-18-2019, 03:06 AM
    Bullseye was the original GI powder. It was the only one load for the 45ACP for the 230gr FMJ bullet. 5.0gr was of Bullseye was the standard for years and years. Not sure if or when they may have changed.
    10 replies | 536 view(s)
  • jmorris's Avatar
    01-17-2019, 10:45 AM
    How about just drill and tap a hole theough a piece of plastic and use what remains of the threads as the dipper. Want more volume back the screw out want less run it in.
    24 replies | 543 view(s)
  • jmorris's Avatar
    01-16-2019, 05:34 PM
    Out of the question, they are less than $12 a set. https://www.midwayusa.com/product/101284828/lee-improved-powder-measure-kit
    24 replies | 543 view(s)
  • jmorris's Avatar
    01-15-2019, 03:19 PM
    You can mix old with new and get very repeatable results though.
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    01-15-2019, 03:18 PM
    I am not very impressed with some of the new stuff, it works but isn’t as precise as a good old beam scale.
    54 replies | 1241 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    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...
    78 replies | 3743 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    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/ ...
    3 replies | 221 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    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
    36 replies | 942 view(s)
  • jmorris's Avatar
    01-11-2019, 10:16 AM
    Very nice!
    16 replies | 925 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    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.
    26 replies | 628 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    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...
    44 replies | 1295 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    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
    36 replies | 1263 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    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...
    67 replies | 2018 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    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...
    67 replies | 2018 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    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...
    67 replies | 2018 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    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.
    78 replies | 3743 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    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
    1 replies | 122 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    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...
    17 replies | 438 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    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...
    55 replies | 1451 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    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.
    11 replies | 633 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-08-2019, 01:00 AM
    http://trapdoorcollector.com/ http://trapdoorcollector.com/m73.html http://trapdoorcollector.com/m84.html
    27 replies | 878 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    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/ ...
    22 replies | 796 view(s)
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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