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    04-15-2018, 07:08 AM
    I tap it with anything heavier than my hand, usually causes an end or edge to lift enough that it can be lifted with ease. But most it won't stick count of the Eds red already on the deck. Be well
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    04-11-2018, 09:58 AM
    Actually ordered and got 8lb of 2400. Still amazed.
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    04-05-2018, 06:08 AM
    From my experience. The boolit will drop. Put on at least 400yd on the rear sight, had some move a bit to the left and right. I use a bigger piece of paper to see my hits on the first grouping. Save ammo and time.
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    04-01-2018, 10:51 PM
    Yup JB weld or similar like Devcon liquid metal. It's all in the prep, so it sticks and won't crumble. Use to restore mill vice bases with those products, mill flat and you know its perpendicular to the quill. Good luck
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    04-01-2018, 08:45 PM
    Very nice. Drool worthy. Thanks for sharing. Got a sporterized 1896 MLE and LEC, always wanted a Martini in 303. Be well
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    04-01-2018, 06:32 PM
    Pull a access the powder and primer state. I had a pile of FN 174gr ball ammo, good ammo and accurate. But just to be cautious, it is surplus and may be degraded. Hang fires will ruin scores and squibs ruin your day. Could not imagine a...
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    04-01-2018, 06:25 PM
    Nny and PPU, prvi partisan is excellent brass. Anneal when required they will show cracks after a while, I have casings that have been loaded more than 20 times. The ammo is ok the j-thingys are under size and a bit hot. Be well
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    03-30-2018, 05:11 PM
    Yup good way to find plastic on your rifle. Lol. Omg. Never see them any more. Yes keep them joints tight! I wouldn't use them to smoke a mold, it isn't the same,, the smoke or carbon is thicker. Spit will work if you have no water. I smoke my...
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    03-23-2018, 08:52 PM
    Ken waters wrote of loads using Norma 203 powder in his pet loads. I would look there. Always a gem in the pages. Be well
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    03-22-2018, 01:06 PM
    You are correct on the bolt head cocking. Yes avoid DP marked ones, unless you know what to look for, seen a few sevrvicable rifles marked DP. Some parts were marked DP don't mean the rifles is DPED. There are some many desirable markings to look...
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    03-22-2018, 06:29 AM
    No4mk1 was the original production version, all plants No4mk1* was the savage and long branch production. No4mk2 was the improved version No4mk1/2 was the British up grade mk1 to Mk2 No4mk1/3 was the savage and long branch upgrade to Mk2, ie...
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Retired navy articifer. Been collecting rifles since i was 19. I am a machinist. Have loved the silver stream since i was eight when i got a tin melting set
Nova Scotia
rifle building and restoration
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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