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    11-16-2017, 03:20 PM
    If the reason you need to lap that barrel is not too much damage, I have fire lapped two barrels. One in 7MM Rem Mag and the other in .308. Improvement was very noticeable. Get Dave Tubbs Final Finish bullet or rounds here: ...
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    11-16-2017, 11:20 AM
    My first scope was a bushnell. Sub $100. It wasn't water tight and got water in it and popped a lens. Bought another, money was tight, but it had Parkinson's and wouldn't hold zero. Moved to a Nikon Monarch and while not as bad as the 2nd...
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    11-13-2017, 09:19 PM
    I guess I'm a 3.5. I own a Zeiss and a Vortex. I give a slight edge to the Vortex Viper PST over the Zeiss. The Zeiss is not a FFP, and the Vortex is. Both were in the same price category of under $1200. But above $800. I hope to grow up an...
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    11-09-2017, 11:20 AM
    I'm gonna second Richards Microfit. I've restocked two Ruger M-77s, one long action and the other normal. They're about 80% inlet when you get it, available in a wide range of grades and the wood is conservatively graded. They also have a host of...
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    10-27-2017, 01:14 PM
    Jim_P replied to a thread Lyman MAG25 in Reloading Equipment
    And winelover, for $230, you could have gotten the RCBS Pro Melt II... But they are out of stock and overdue.
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New to the realm of Black Powder. Just bought a 45-70 Sharps Long Range and want to get into bullet casting. Been handloading for 30+ years, so nothing new there.
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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