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  • Good Cheer's Avatar
    Today, 09:49 AM
    The advantage of a .32ACP is when you come up over the earth dam on the downhill side of a cow pond, but you're gonna lose your brass in the snow.
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    Yesterday, 10:22 PM
    Semi-auto pistols that have the barrel pinned to the frame, wouldn't it be easy to have a five or six inch barrel installed? Would need a removable front sight for disassembly, for pulling the slide. Bernadelli did that with a target model they made...
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    Yesterday, 09:44 PM
    Removing anhydrous lanolin is a pain in the patootie.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:19 PM
    Norma is great brass also. The rep. on Norma is the head is softer so primer pockets loosen sooner. For me in 6mm BR that has been true.
    61 replies | 5733 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 06:59 AM
    3006guns replied to a thread USGI sea stories in Our Town
    My old mentor and friend (a Russian of the pre-Communist era)was a U.S. artillery officer in Italy during WWII. He told a couple of interesting tales....... German pillbox surrounded by G.I.s. Commanding officer sends for my friend and orders him...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:44 AM
    What caliber? I have 2K of 45-70 and 8K of 45 Colt that I am very happy with. I also have some 348 and 375 Win Brass but i haven't loaded any of those so no comment. I did load 5K of 380 Auto for a buddy years ago with no issues but I have never...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:14 AM
    Starline anneals the same as every other manufacturer with the exception of some of the straight walled original blackpowder cartridges that are often loaded to well above SAAMI specs. Starline recommends that the user anneal for BP usage to...
    61 replies | 5733 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 10:22 PM
    As to coarseness of the finish that is a function of glass bead size, distance to work and the pressure used. Vapor blasting and glass bead blasting can and do produce the same finishes. Vapor blasting has several advantages in a production...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 07:45 PM
    Since the burn rates of these powders are relatively close, both are ball powder and the amount mixed is very small it really is more of a comfort and knowledge concern than a safety concern. If you are competent enough to purchase and use surplus...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 03:19 PM
    Most firearms using stainless use a 416/420 or 630 (17-4) stainless steel. It will be magnetic. Non-magnetic stainless steel is far more corrosion resistant but it generally not heat-treatable. As such they are too soft for most firearms...
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  • Hickok's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 11:19 AM
    My handgun deer boolits are either wheelweight or 50/50, flat meplat, 900 to 1300 fps, 250 to 275 gr in weight, .44 or 45 caliber. Been working for me for many years.
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  • Good Cheer's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 06:32 AM
    Since last July I've had a tee handled driver set put up for sale to Ruger Old Army owners for the longest time on another web site for $2.99 plus postage. Saw it at an unclaimed freight type operation and snagged it knowing that somebody out there...
    13 replies | 481 view(s)
  • Good Cheer's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 06:04 AM
    Good Cheer replied to a thread HP Bullet Design in Muzzleloading.
    Was thinking just enough reduction on the nose initial contact with target as to help penetration.
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    02-25-2020, 06:01 AM
    Good Cheer replied to a thread HP Bullet Design in Muzzleloading.
    T'were I designing a hollow point for a percussion revolver it would have to be heavy enough to assure penetration whether it expanded or not. My experiment with full wadcutter design showed me the necessity of preserving both boolit mass and powder...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 01:46 AM
    http://www.ramshot.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/msds1.pdf https://www.hodgdon.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/all-hodgdon-spherical-powders_02-11-14.pdf
    58 replies | 1470 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 01:34 AM
    Rumor has it that is how Hornady gets a velocity increase with it Super Performance powder. On a side note I was giving 8K of small rifle primers that had be under water for three day. After they dried I would get a couple of failure to fire per...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-25-2020, 12:34 AM
    Hodgdon got it's start selling GI surplus 4895. This was not canister grain powder. I have read a lot of mixing was done to get the proper burning rates for the 4895 and other powder. Mixed powders are not new nor are they dangerous when done...
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  • Hickok's Avatar
    02-24-2020, 10:41 AM
    Outstanding!
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  • Good Cheer's Avatar
    02-24-2020, 07:44 AM
    I've come to enjoy muzzleloaders with rifling designed to work with lubed lead and paper patched and patched round ball. Only just enough twist to get the job done. Got a .386 bore lined little half stock to play with now. Would like to have one for...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 10:09 PM
    These rings will do what you need without stressing the scope. https://www.burrisoptics.com/signature-rings This has a space and shim chart to show you what you need....
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 03:51 PM
    Per Federal law felons can own muzzleloading rifles and pre-1899 cartridge firearms. That is a large part of why Johnny Cash was into 1873 Colts in a big way. Individual States may have additional restrictions and definitions as to what a felon...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 03:46 PM
    Just touching the lands is rarely the most accurate unless you are soft seating. Heavy jamming the bullets can be very accurate. I have one rifle that has a unreal high round count that still holds 3/8 MOA at 300 yards. As to the bullet jump...
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  • Good Cheer's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 11:14 AM
    Maybe like a .30 Herret wih the neck left a little longer? Once upon a time I wanted to try a .375 (chopped off 30-30 cases) in a Ruger Security Six but let a gun smith talk me out of it.
    78 replies | 5302 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