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    06-26-2020, 05:04 PM
    It's worth another set of reloads and trip to the range. As I said in the opener, I was surprised to find that my taper crimp, versus medium roll, made a significant difference in group position. I have no way of knowing which crimp gripped the...
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    06-26-2020, 04:40 PM
    Minute it is. Using simple proportions, I made a crude calculation to find out how far the front sight would have to move (to the left) in order to bring the group 2" right. If my arithmetic and geometry are correct, that movement is a mere...
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    06-26-2020, 11:28 AM
    Have a new-to-me fixed sight wheelgun (S&W M10-5) that groups like a match revolver but consistently prints 1-2” left of Point of Aim at 22 yards. Been experimenting with different bullets and loads without success, though much to my surprise, a...
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    06-26-2020, 11:20 AM
    Believe me, friend, that virus you bought into can be a long-lasting and expensive one! Very nice purchase you made, by the way. I shelled out $250 twenty years ago for a beater that no one browsing the gun show wanted. No regrets at all. ...
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    06-16-2020, 08:02 AM
    Thanks, all, for your highly informative posts. I had no idea the item under discussion had such a long and involved history. After reading all the posts, I am inclined to wait until I can examine one of the HD Militaries in the cold flesh...
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    06-12-2020, 09:43 PM
    I've owned the later High Standards and had great luck with them (Supermatic, Citation, Victor, etc), but never owned an older piece. Am tempted to bid on an HD Military (marked as such) that's for sale on the web. No inspection privilege. ...
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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
GC Gas Check