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    Today, 09:05 PM
    OK tell us what we are missing???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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    Yesterday, 09:59 PM
    :bigsmyl2::bigsmyl2::bigsmyl2::drinks::drinks:
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    Yesterday, 09:49 PM
    Some actual tests on case head hardness. Note how soft Remington is. http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2014/05/how-hard-is-your-brass-5-56-and-223-rem-base-hardness-tests/comment-page-1/ How Hard is Your Brass? 5.56 and .223 Rem Base...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
    All brass cases are not created equal. The brass alloys do vary between manufacturers. Same for the stamping, forming and the annealing processes. When and how the manufacture deals with the inprocess work hardening varies. ...
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    Yesterday, 08:16 PM
    Unless know the person of the history I don't purchase used anymore. Same of most of the auction sites. https://www.leupold.com/service-support/resources/counterfeit-warning
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    Yesterday, 05:45 PM
    That's kind of the conclusion I was thinking, not much return for the added barrel length. I have a Super16 chambered in 45-70 Government that is like the perfect package as far as size goes.
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    Yesterday, 03:11 PM
    F. Guffey, apparently you have no real useful information to even base an agreement or disagreement on?????????? If you did you would be willing to share. If you backed these statements will any information up we might all learn something. That...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:00 AM
    never knew they existed https://www.forgottenweapons.com/gevarm-a6-an-open-bolt-semiauto-22-sporting-rifle/
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    Yesterday, 01:58 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Furlough in Cast Boolits
    Hard to get but if you can get real MEK soaking the stock in MEK will remove any finish.
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  • muta4warrior's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:58 AM
    I'm thinking of having MGM make me a 45 Win Mag rifle barrel for the extra G2 receiver I have setting here. I'm thinking 16" barrel and having them thread it 5/8x24 for a SEI 458 SOCOM muzzle brake that I have laying around. Do you think 16"...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    05-30-2020, 10:40 PM
    I can use these. PM sent.
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    05-30-2020, 05:00 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread BP Pistol ID in Muzzleloading.
    Not sure if they are related http://shipwrecklibrary.com/deadlands/revolving-rifles/ James Warner of Springfield Armory was another one of Samuel Colt’s early competitors, and had been tinkering with different types of revolvers for nearly as...
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    05-30-2020, 04:02 PM
    If you have real information that is always appreciated. Incoherent ramblings and condescending put-downs not so much.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    05-29-2020, 10:49 PM
    Ruger barrels have gotten a lot better since Bill passed. Bill Ruger accomplishments legendary and they are part of history, however, he never understood or cared about serious accuracy. Best example are the 25 rifles that Bill Ruger donated...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    05-29-2020, 09:30 PM
    Personally I find the 2x - 7x or 2.5x - 8x more versatile. This one is in your price range. https://www.amazon.com/Leupold-VX-Freedom-2-7x33mm-Riflescope-Reticle/dp/B078XGNNPN
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    05-29-2020, 09:22 PM
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?402890-Primer-bullet-push-amp-primer-setback
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    05-29-2020, 09:04 PM
    For industry various types of gauges are used. They apply a specific load on a specific area. Cheap one can be had on evil bay or Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=dial+Thickness+Meter+Gauge&i=tools&ref=nb_sb_noss
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    05-29-2020, 01:22 AM
    I don't think there is an official name but when I went to All Guard Match rifle course they referred to the sound the action makes when it moves as "chirping". Glue in bedding used to be common with the benchrest crowd. They would bed the action...
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    05-29-2020, 01:14 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread "New" Ballard in Single Shot Guns
    Very nice rifle. Some day I might get so lucky.
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    05-29-2020, 12:32 AM
    Same for me. I tried Rem 6 1/2's, CCI 400's and various pistol primers and Rem 7 1/2 worked best. I have read the 6 1/2 and 7 1/2 have the same priming compound with the only difference as cup thickness??? It could just be a lot to lot variation...
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    05-28-2020, 10:19 PM
    I've never seen one that shot that poorly period. That being said most of the ones I have done are NM rifles that needed bedding and or a new barrel. I did a dozen rack grade unfired M-14's with the standard barrels and 4 or 5 shot well enough to...
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    05-28-2020, 04:35 AM
    Yup, Federal and Norma tend to be on the softer side. Lots of the long range competitors determine what the max pressure they are willing to run by when number of fires before the primer pocket loosens. For me I liked to get 8 -10 loadings before...
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    05-27-2020, 09:26 PM
    Early 70's Woolworths would have 22 ammo for $3.75 on sale with a super sale of $1.98 with a limit of two bricks. I would make my sister, aunt and my mom goes so to $15.84 I would get 4,000 rounds of 22. That would last me two weeks to a month.
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    05-27-2020, 03:46 AM
    Vacuum sealing stops the reaction on handwarmers so it may work with charcoal filters.
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    05-26-2020, 11:01 PM
    Thanks for post the above. Lots of great info. The area I am unclear about is cases like the 375 Win and the 45/70 stretching Contender frames. They are almost straight yet they can be hard on Contender frames. In your test the 375 Win. exited...
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    05-26-2020, 10:40 PM
    Zebra wood? I was looking at the design from Fajen about dozen years later with a zebra wood tip and grip cap but I went with a Richards Microfit in a thumbhole design. Learned the thumbhole stocks and boltguns are not a match made in heaven. ...
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    05-26-2020, 10:19 PM
    Nice rifle is that a Fajen or a Richard's Micro fit stock? They both had that design. I don't remember if Bishop did.
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    05-26-2020, 09:53 PM
    While this article is geared around the bolt thrust on Ackley Improved cartridges it does demonstrate primers backing out due to the case gripping the chamber wall. https://gundigest.com/gear-ammo/ammunition/experimenting-with-bolt-thrust I...
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    05-26-2020, 09:26 PM
    The Winchesters Mod. 54 was only made in .220 Swift for one year then they switched to the Model 70. Winchester didn't have the barrel steel issues figured out for the Swift in the early years so as you experienced the same barrel life issues...
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    05-26-2020, 09:03 PM
    https://gundigest.com/gear-ammo/ammunition/experimenting-with-bolt-thrust
    52 replies | 1849 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