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    Yesterday, 02:55 AM
    https://www.eezox.com/
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    04-19-2018, 07:39 PM
    Who stated anytime about conducting tests at the loading press????????
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    04-19-2018, 04:10 PM
    As a kid I witnessed a grain elevator explosion. For the non-rural types grain elevators are large storage silo's. Grains of wheat are barely flammable. Wheat dust on the other hand is highly flammable/explosive. While I am not interested enough...
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    04-19-2018, 12:33 AM
    and love it.. I have always wanted one ever since my Army Recruiter shown me the one he had back in 1988 and I passed up a Super14 223 in a gun shop for a 1911. I found this one at a local gun show couple months ago and came with 3 barrels (223...
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    04-17-2018, 10:48 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread FFL required?? in Our Town
    no permit required. http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hrd/pubs/firearmsgd.pdf Transfers Between Unlicensed Individuals: No Background Checks In contrast to the provisions governing sales by licensed dealers, there is no provision in federal or...
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    04-17-2018, 08:03 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread FFL required?? in Our Town
    MN allows face to face for residents on handguns. No FFL required unless you purchase them for resale. Than you are in business and need an FFL.
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    04-17-2018, 05:47 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread FFL required?? in Our Town
    https://www.atf.gov/file/100871/download What activities require a dealer’s license? Federal law does not establish a “bright-line” rule for when a federal firearms license is required. As a result, there is no specific threshold number or...
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    04-17-2018, 01:49 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Heat treating question in Cast Boolits
    http://www.lasc.us/Kelter_Heat_Treat.pdf
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    04-16-2018, 09:56 PM
    That is a cleaning issue not a normal barrel wear issue.
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    04-16-2018, 03:35 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 17 Mach 2 in Rimfire Area
    Most of the issues are with the semi-auto's. I have Sako Quads, CZ 452 and Contenders in 17M2 and the Magnum Research in a Semi-Auto. Neck and shoulder cracks are more common than with the 17HMR but in either they are not a problem or a safety...
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    04-16-2018, 01:14 AM
    Your friend is giving you bad advice. Rimfire's erode from the glass beads in the priming compound. With a borescope you can see it at about 20,000 rounds. On target rifles 50,000 rounds without loss is not unusual. I know of one range rental...
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    04-16-2018, 01:08 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread FHA sale in Lets talk trapping!
    Rumor has it that it's the Korean market that is driving the price up.
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    04-16-2018, 01:06 AM
    Never tested for static but I have shot Blackpowder in cardboard tubes and a couple of junk 45-70 cases with 22 cal jacketed at about 3,900 FPS without detonation.
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    04-16-2018, 01:01 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 17 Mach 2 in Rimfire Area
    One of the main issues with the early 17M2 in semi-auto's are dirty chambers. Later some of the manufacture oversized the chambers to limit this issue than cracked neck and shoulders became an issue. I have one of the first Magnum Research 17M2's....
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    04-15-2018, 08:02 PM
    Sounds like the makin's for a series of great hunting shows. I don't do TV so I'm saving my data allowance for the YouTube videos!
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    04-15-2018, 08:01 PM
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/r-lee-ermey-‘full-metal-jacket’-actor-dies-at-74/ar-AAvV6b7?li=BBnb7Kz Golden Globe-nominated actor for "Full Metal Jacket," R. Lee Ermey, died Sunday, his long-time manager Bill Rogin announced on Twitter....
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    04-12-2018, 03:24 PM
    Mosin 91/30 with and w/o bayonet fixed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6elWsvQzNrY Mosin M44 and T53 tested with and without https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWGB9AjdXyY Baker Rifle w/ Sword Bayonet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5ux-kBZIyM
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    04-10-2018, 02:53 PM
    http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2014/12/life-and-death-of-a-barrel-can-barrel-useful-life-be-predicted/
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    04-09-2018, 11:31 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Hogs vs deer in Hunting with CB's
    Big, heavy and slow. A hard boolit and velocity well above 2000 fps haven't worked well for me lately. I think either of your loads will work just fine as long as the boolits hold together long enough to exit.
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    04-09-2018, 11:21 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Still leading in Cast Boolits
    For most folks shooting mostly factory j-words a few times a year they're actually right. Thankfully it doesn't take much to bring it up to snuff for more discerning shooters and nice folks like DougGuy are happy to do it.
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    04-09-2018, 11:11 PM
    My old PPC gun (S&W 586) had a few thousand rounds thru the original barrel and maybe 10K through the first Douglas barrel before I ringed it by chasing a squib out with a round that had powder in it. Best I can figure the third and current barrel...
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    04-09-2018, 10:55 PM
    If in doubt pull 'em. IMHO you're too close to the ragged edge on this one and given the variations we have no control over you simply have no margin for error. Most likely your Ruger will handle them fine but when things go from together to apart...
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    04-09-2018, 10:30 PM
    I'm pretty sure I won't live long enough to wear out a rifle barrel with lead boolits. I have several that got a fifty year (or more!) head start on me and with the exception of the ones used with corrosive primers they'll outlast me in fine...
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    04-09-2018, 10:18 PM
    I'm in the process of loading about 1100 assorted 45acp (mostly range pickup) cases with some beautiful NOE H&G 68 clone boolits. As part of the process I'm lubing these pretty boolits with LLA so obviously they're not photogenic afterwards but I'm...
    36 replies | 784 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