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    10-18-2018, 11:36 AM
    The last set of Mitutoyos I purchased were out by several thou at 3 - 4 inches. Called Mitutoyo repair service and they wanted new price to repair them. I will no longer buy their products. Starrett's quality used to be good, but some of the last...
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    10-13-2018, 07:42 PM
    I have used Unique for years in my 1911. Lately I have tried a couple of others. First try was 700x, then went to 231. Have heard Red Dot works well, but haven't tried it. Bullseye is a favorite with a lot of guys, too, but haven't tried it...
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    10-11-2018, 01:14 AM
    fast ronnie replied to a thread Breaking & Entering in Our Town
    I called Homack with the number on my locks and had new keys within a few days. Cost was around $30 for two keys. Somebody gave me the safe because they lost the key.
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    10-10-2018, 11:53 AM
    The Arisakas were a very strong action. There have been tests done on them and they surprised those that did the tests. As been said before, they are getting hard to find a decent one that hasn't been messed with. If you want to build a custom rifle...
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    10-06-2018, 01:02 AM
    fast ronnie replied to a thread Hes here! in Our Town
    Ours (4) have passed 50. Where does the time go?
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    10-06-2018, 12:59 AM
    fast ronnie replied to a thread Life's odometer in Our Town
    Just saw this thread tonight. I did 66 on Monday. Went to the range today and learned some things. Good day, new friend to boot.
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    10-01-2018, 12:23 AM
    Mauser large ring has a 1.1 thread that is 12 pitch 55 degree which is Whitworth. I had a very well known gun maker try to tell me it was metric. The machinery to build the original Mausers was purchased from England.
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    09-29-2018, 12:10 AM
    I actually spoke with John Linebaugh today and he substantiated everything you all are saying. No concerns about whether the Vaquero will stand up to hot loads at all. A very interesting conversation...he said that the 45LC, loaded correctly, would...
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    09-28-2018, 10:46 PM
    fast ronnie replied to a thread fudd mentality in Our Town
    Just how old are "fudds"? I will be celebrating turning "29" again for more than the third time on Monday. How much "more than" can be a guestimate on your part, but I still ride a top-fuel dragbike capable of more than 230 in the quarter. The...
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    09-28-2018, 02:14 AM
    My 2 cents here: I have a HandiRifle in 45-70, actually have 3 barrels in that caliber. My "practice load" is the same as Doug Matthews' from his book Forty Years with the 45-70 - 16 gr Unique under the RCBS 45-300-FNGC. Very mild load and yet...
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    09-27-2018, 06:11 PM
    I know...depends on the gun.. Just took ownership of an old model Ruger Vaquero (SN 55-xxxxx) and curious to know where you think the line is between that gun and the Blackhawk? I don't expect, although I don't know by any means, that the old...
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    09-27-2018, 05:57 PM
    never heard of it before but THAT is cool!! Wonder if that cartridge would work in my H&R 922?
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    09-26-2018, 11:47 AM
    I really like bluing and nice wood. I have more than one in walnut and each has a color of its own. That is a real pretty one.
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    09-25-2018, 11:23 PM
    I start with a full length sizer die that has been honed to slightly larger than what is required to seat a bullet. This die has had the expander ball removed so it doesn't pull the neck out of shape. I then use a Lee collet die to bring the neck...
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    09-23-2018, 11:46 AM
    Lee makes a factory crimp die for .40 S&W that sizes the case as the case is being withdrawn from the die. If there is any wrinkling of the case or a bell that isn't quite crimped enough, it will iron it out. I use a Lee bulge buster on every single...
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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