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    Yesterday, 04:06 PM
    Seconds on the bomar.
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    Yesterday, 02:03 AM
    "Most likely this rifle has seen somewhere in between of 50 000 and 80 000 bangs without any serious issues like this, and anything has its limits of wear and tear." 50k to 80k through a lightweight Model 70 308???????????????? I am more than a...
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    10-20-2018, 09:09 PM
    Watching the Colonial gunsmith of williamsburg last night, the smith stated the breech plug should have at least 6 full threads which will end up being around 1/2" long.
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    10-20-2018, 12:53 AM
    I don't agree with that at all. Far from typical. I can drive my .490" .020" patch with up to 90gr Pyrodex P and at 100 yards is still shoots tight groups. Im not sure what twist it had, but I had a .45cal deer creek northwest rifle ( new named cva...
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    10-19-2018, 11:20 PM
    Tight groups with todays muzzleloaders all depends more on the shooters eye sight and just how good of a consistent shot he is. My 1:48 shoots just as good as my 1:66 twist .50cal. A .50cal with the 1:70 twist just means you will have the option of...
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    10-19-2018, 03:23 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Headed to Kodiak! in Hunting with CB's
    Good luck and we want pictures or it never happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    10-19-2018, 03:18 AM
    Very true but you can't use the normally much cheaper to purchase used rifle action to do a pistol since it becomes a short barrel rifle in the eyes of the ATF. It was a reply to
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    10-19-2018, 02:40 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    I will keep my 6.5 x 284's http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2017/10/new-hornady-6-5-prc-precision-rifle-cartridge/ but I only have those in single shot match rifles. The 6.5 PRC may resolve some mag issues like the 6.5 Creedmoor does but I have...
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    10-18-2018, 10:05 PM
    100% machining your own action is legal, however, using a rifle action to do a handgun is not unless you get a SBR stamp.
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    10-18-2018, 11:51 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    The only statement that is correct is that it is the internet. The 6.5 Creedmoor is the brain child of the partnership by Hornady Senior Ballistics Scientist, Dave Emary and Dennis DeMille, the VP of product development for Creedmoor Sports for NRA...
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    10-17-2018, 02:01 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    Running the long bullets in the .260 for magazine feeding requires the bullet be seated in the donut area of the neck. This creates issues since most competitors don't want to inside neck ream. They much prefer to outside neck turn. The 6.5...
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  • FrontierMuzzleloading's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 05:46 PM
    no the MR uses a small mason lock. Some of the lock internals however will swap out.
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    10-15-2018, 03:19 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    Yes it will feed the very long bullets used by the long range competitors out of a 308 length mag. With the .260 using the same long bullets the mag runs out of space.
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    10-09-2018, 11:52 AM
    Sometimes they fit but normally they require fitting . http://www.ktgunsmith.com/45acp_cyl.htm
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    10-09-2018, 11:49 AM
    In the early 1900's it was very common for competition shooting. It greatly reduces fouling. Most BP competitions do not allow it today. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?137201-Black-powder-duplex-loads
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    10-05-2018, 11:37 PM
    they pretty much build these guns in side alleys. Watched one youtube video of the guys roughing out the stock, trigger guard and lock pieces. No way! I'd like a questionable civil war barrel found just yesterday in the dirt over one of these things.
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    10-04-2018, 06:21 PM
    I will take the Lyman 4 Cavity Mold 357446 .358" 162gr SWC with nutcracker handles $65 Shipped USPS Priority mail medium flat rate box using PayPal. PM sent
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    10-04-2018, 06:01 PM
    is the breech plug welded or threaded? If its threaded, there certainly doesnt look like enough. 1/4" or less.
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    10-03-2018, 11:56 AM
    I own both the cva and traditions kentucky. Bot shoot excellent. The cva likes a heavier charge of Pyrodex P, but accuracy, either one I'd trust. my kentucky,. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4r1kjsu9U8&t=32s&ytbChannel=Jonathan%20Koziol With...
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    09-29-2018, 11:47 PM
    No disagreement. I love the.17 Mach 2. My favorite is a Magnum Research semi-auto with a Kidd two stage trigger, I also have the .17 Mach 2 in CZ's, Sako Quads and Contenders. That doesn't change the fact that the cartridge is almost dead. ...
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    09-29-2018, 12:44 PM
    That is one of the primary reasons the cartridge is on life support. Dirty chambers in a shouldered rimfire in semi-auto don't mix so chamber dimension's between manufactures vary greatly. Between the case splits and slam fires ammo manufactures...
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    09-29-2018, 04:59 AM
    Shot some prairie dogs and a couple of skunks with mine. It has been very effective on them.
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    09-29-2018, 12:07 AM
    $4.99 here for caps.
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    09-28-2018, 09:25 PM
    Like most long range rifle competitors I mostly load on a progressive. We all have no problem holding 1/2 MOA out to a 1,000 yards with a progressive. To produce extremely accurate ammo the same steps have to be followed. Press type makes very...
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    09-26-2018, 09:11 PM
    Started reloading in at 9 or 10 years old for a re-enactment club. Loading about 50,000 rounds for them on a single station press. Reloading was never fun until I purchased a 1050.
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    09-26-2018, 05:06 PM
    These clumps I had to use a small section of wood and gently crush them apart. It wasn't hard, but it was needed as the shaking method would not work. The powder shoots well, even at 100 yards, but no where as good as Pyrodex P in my rifles. But...
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    09-26-2018, 05:03 PM
    70-80gr 3FG Goex or Pyrodex p, lubed felt wad and the 250-320gr real shoot awesome out of my 1:48 to 1:32 twist muzzies.
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    09-21-2018, 10:50 PM
    I have the same question. In the .556 I don't recommend a carbine length gas system. On my match rifles I extend the rifle length gas system 2". I have zero experience with the 458 SOCOM but everything I have read states the carbine length gas...
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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