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    02-21-2018, 01:53 AM
    .............My data comes from a page printed off Jan of 2001. Don't know how to scan pages in so I'll just quote some: 30/30 Win, 170 SPR Max Chg 25.5 grs, 1993 fps, 38.1 K PSI 7.62x39 150 SPR Max Chg 26.3 grs, 2131 fps, 48.8 CUP 35 Rem 200...
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    02-21-2018, 01:15 AM
    .............I wipe the outside with a ho-made silicone impregnated cloth (diaper flannel) just to kill off finger prints. Place the blocks into a suitable Zip-Loc plastic bag with a square of VPI paper or 'Chip', roll it up to remove most the air,...
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    02-19-2018, 07:34 PM
    I remember my first time using a hot plate and from that point on I decided I would never be without. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    02-18-2018, 04:24 AM
    ................I bought this one for $250 in 2001 and sold it in 2012 for $600 and I kept the bayonet and scabbard.
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    02-18-2018, 04:08 AM
    .............The absolute best way to buy powder/primers (or probably anything for that matter) is in bulk. Several years ago I used to shoot EVERY Tuesday with several other guys. There was about 8 of us. We either had that as a day off, a couple...
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    02-18-2018, 02:47 AM
    Buckshot started a thread Lanolin in Boolit Lube !
    ............Is Lanolin a positive ingredient in ho-made boolit lube? ...........Buckshot
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    02-15-2018, 04:09 PM
    Place it in the S&S section. Clearly mark it as a site benefit auction. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    02-15-2018, 06:13 AM
    ..............When I was a pre-teen kid I remember shooting my Great Uncles Winchester SS that my grand father had (My G-Uncle had passed before I was born. In any event grandpa had orange groves. He wasn't much of a 'Gun Guy' and neither was my dad...
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    02-11-2018, 12:02 AM
    ...........Ah, there ya go! :-) Thank you. 2ndAmendmentNut, man those case colors on your 73 are brilliant. Almost no red on mine. Nice but not so striking. .............Buckshot
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    02-09-2018, 02:40 AM
    ..........Diadem, That is very impressive work you've accomplished. All of it from front to back you've accomplished quite a feat. Heck, creating your own tooling to accomplish a further modification on another object (mould) to get what you wanted...
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    02-09-2018, 01:51 AM
    ...............I'll be there, with bells on (plus my regular clothes). Since you can use different firearms to 'Re-Try' a particular event, I may be towing a trailer this year! :-)
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    02-09-2018, 01:28 AM
    ...............I certainly appreciate everyone's response to my very possibly 'Nebulous' question :-) I picked up the rifle today so 9.3x62Al and I repaired out to the boonies where I used to live, to do some informal shooting. He had a new (4 month...
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    02-08-2018, 03:20 AM
    ................I got the Uberti M73 x 45 Colt as that is what my local gun store had. Plus I did not want a 357 rifle. I didn't want to shot BP through it simply because of the clean up issues. I just want to be sure that the loads I'm using...
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    02-06-2018, 04:29 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread Lyman 2660465 in Military Rifles
    The 268645 was a design Lyman called a "High Speed" design, and is #3 in the photo below. There were a few other calibers using a similar design. A 55gr 22 cal and a 190gr 30 cal version and probably one more. I have the 3 calibers mentioned. IIRC...
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    02-06-2018, 04:04 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread Garands are in ? in Military Rifles
    ..............My Garand was one of the Korean re-imports. I had an O-1 FFL at the time. I remember Big 5 Sporting goods was selling 'Shooters' for $250. This was when I was shooting at the range EVERY Tuesday with a few other guys. Man, I tell ya...
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    02-06-2018, 03:06 AM
    ............I have a Rossi 92 and a Win Miroku 92, both in 45 Colt so I'm simply interested in what kind of 'Reasonable for the platform' loads I should be looking for with the M73. It's the 'Sporting Rifle' with a 24.25" bbl and I'm also not...
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    02-05-2018, 03:41 AM
    ..............I just use a fast setting 2 part epoxy. The hard part is the Nose Punch Blank. The above is a custom nose punch kit I used to sell. I am NO LONGER IN BUSINESS, and will NOT accept any orders. This photo is simply for...
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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