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    01-09-2018, 04:20 PM
    It has been cold here and I got to the range today to shoot groups. Barrel has been crowned, stock relieve where it was pressing on the barrel on one side, loaded up some ammo and setup targets including 6 clay pigeons and a paper target at 100...
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    01-07-2018, 05:37 PM
    JMax replied to a thread Retired and happy in Cast Boolits
    Retired a year and a half ago. Stopped flying all over the world every week and now spend time with grand kids on some weekends, cast and shoot during the week, travel around with the wife exploring this part of the world. I get a new left shoulder...
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    01-01-2018, 06:34 PM
    I have a Krag made in 1902 and a Springfield made in 1934 and both like a .311 sized NOE 314-202. I size the same bullet for my 1944 LongBranch No 4 Mk1 5 groove sized to .314.
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    01-01-2018, 12:45 PM
    I have a Versa MEC that is similar to the 650 with 15 powder bushings 4 bottles and 4 shot bars from 1 oz to 1 3/8 oz. let me know if you are interested and I can post photos or you can send me your email address and I can send them that way.
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    12-28-2017, 10:08 AM
    Leebuilder, Thank you very much for the info. John
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    12-27-2017, 09:11 PM
    Cleaning up loading area C&H 338 Win die set $15 + Shipping Lee 9mm Carbide sizer die $15 + Shipping New Dillon 30 Carbine Carbide Sizer $50 Shipped Redding Powder Trickler $10 +...
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    12-27-2017, 03:47 PM
    Leebuilder, The barrel is approximately 22" long, no PH stamps visible and I have included a couple of photos of the Cooey like front swivel. Not confused just interested in a complex time in our world. It would be very interesting for the...
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    12-27-2017, 01:07 PM
    I had a Savage No4 Mk1 2 groove barrel that I could not get cast to shoot well. I was offered more than I paid for it and replaced it with a 1944 Long Branch with a 5 groove barrel. .312 sized NOE 314-202 bullets exhibited a hint of yaw at 100 yards...
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    12-26-2017, 08:31 PM
    I discovered that I have a pilot for my 45 degree crown cutter so it gets a new crown in the AM, whohoo. The US bases are 1/4" or 3/8" wide but if I find one I will let you know. By the way why do you refer to them as bombers? When I was...
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    12-26-2017, 04:56 PM
    I checked to see how square the crown was and eyeballing it with my machinists square there is a 3-5 mil difference from side to side. I will get a proper pilot for my 90 degree crown cutter and square it off next week. I did spent some range time...
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    12-25-2017, 01:02 PM
    The barrel is 5 groove, dated 44 like the rifle, the chamber area of the barrel is stamped 2.222" in addition to the pressure is 18.5 tonnes. Still cleaning the barrel and plan to shoot it tomorrow with a few loads. It also has a "micrometer" rear...
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    12-24-2017, 10:15 PM
    I picked up a clean Long Branch that I suspect was sporterized in the UK. I has Birmingham proof marks and is stamped ENGLAND. Additionaly it has a Parker Hale front sight ramp that uses original military front sights. I am looking for a hood for...
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    12-24-2017, 12:31 PM
    34 gr of IMR4895 works in my M1 but I started at 28 gr and worked up in 1 gr increments until I got reliable operation like Mr Gibson stated. Each M1 is a study in taking your time.
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    12-20-2017, 05:41 PM
    Last Wednesday I called RCBS customer service to order six parts that I needed to repair my old LAM. As posted before on the forum there is no charge and I got the parts on Monday. Wow I put them in the exceptional service class with Swede at NOE...
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    12-20-2017, 05:20 PM
    I just received two, installed them and WOW wonderful. I have raised Dillon bases and added two extra cable tie bases that hold the switch in place and keep the power cable from moving. I have been en-lightened��
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    12-18-2017, 01:23 PM
    Sold all gone
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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