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  • Greg S's Avatar
    Today, 01:39 PM
    I started my pistol caliber journey with a 94 AE Trapper in 45 Colt complete with safety and inertia hammer. My friendly firearms advisor highly recommended the 92 action over the 94. It fed Keith style bullets but was rough racking. Alittle...
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    Today, 01:21 PM
    Alittle Bdot, copper plated 6s and some buffer make a great 2 3/4 late season pheasant load.
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    Today, 01:22 AM
    Greg S replied to a thread Ukraine ammo dump fire in Our Town
    If you broght the hot dogs, I've got the samores coverd! I think the Fire Department is waiting this one out at the ol Pub.
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    Yesterday, 05:07 PM
    Best options I have seen lately are by Bianchi and Safariland (5188?) for holsters with thumb strap retension. Alot of good kydex these days rely on retention through the molding around the trigger guard and one direction withdrawl. For kydex I go...
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    03-23-2017, 08:48 PM
    It's a Dixon F x F gas fitting I believe. ETA: Make that Male x Male. Thank god they changed the rules so now I don't have to worry which bathroom I can use.
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    03-22-2017, 07:55 PM
    Greg S replied to a thread 23 and me gentic profiling in Our Town
    It's pretty easy to trace my mothers side back to I think the 1640s in upstate NY and my grandfather from my father's side immigrated fro Italy aroud 1920. Now, being Italian, it wouldn't suuprise me to have some other nationalities in me. What is...
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    03-21-2017, 11:35 AM
    As said above. NOE makes a gas check flaring tool to flare the edges alittle more. Got the same problem on a 32z20 mold. ETA: I need to get some sagebrush checks.
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    03-21-2017, 11:33 AM
    You can do a plunk test to see how deep your chamber is. SAAMI is max of .920. You can use a cut off 308 case trimmed to .920 to check. Deep chambers will still function OK as you have observed the extractor will headspace the cartridge. Although...
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    03-20-2017, 08:42 PM
    14" Contender in 445 SM. I can shoot it but have to bring a half dozen grip screws with me to change them out periodically when the bend. The Pachmeyer Grips are more forgiving but they are harder on the grip screw and the trigger guard just...
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    03-19-2017, 03:22 PM
    Greg S replied to a thread 50 Beowulf in Cast Boolits
    Accurate has a copy of the 335 gr Rainer plated bullets that is gas checked for pli king. There are a few on here that case @an d load for the Wulf but most folks predominately use the Raines bullets.
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    03-19-2017, 11:44 AM
    Look at a Hornady manual or their site concerning the velocity recommendations. I think it is somewhere in the 1400 fps zone you want to move up to the XTP/Mag for stuff like the Casual, 460 S&W and lever guns.
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    03-19-2017, 10:13 AM
    The charge master is as good as it gets without going to a 5k Promeithius. From what I've heard since I picked mine up and doing my pre-purchase dilligence its the best out there. I think Lyman was the only other game in town at the time. You...
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    03-16-2017, 08:54 PM
    I purchased a 715 Pistol Pac in 86 which popped my cherry so to speak. I had a simular problem about twenty years in on a reduced power spring pack. It would not bust a magnum primer double action but would single action. Ended up reinstalling...
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    03-16-2017, 08:01 PM
    After case trimming, I use a hand held chamfer device then on subsequent reloads alittle 4/0 steel wool. I'd like to take a 1/2" copper pipe cap, center drill the end and shove a worn out 22 cal bore brush through it and solder or fix it in place...
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    03-16-2017, 10:58 AM
    Greg S replied to a thread Rem Oil in Our Town
    It all depends on the surface prior to storing. Ever wipe down a factory new gun and come up with a rust patch? I think the only think Rem Oil is good for is wiping down guns. -0- longevity in the lubication department, there are better...
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    03-16-2017, 10:50 AM
    If your going to tank dip it I would sat blue goo gasket material. Pushing corks and plugs in is fine for room temp stuff but might get some seepage. Once you start putting the part into hot solutions, pressure builds and can pop the corks so to...
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    03-16-2017, 10:38 AM
    Getting ready myself to move back north and on the next bench plan on using a full sheet cake pan under the pot to catch everything, hot melt, splatter, sprew crumbles ect. ETA: Right now I'm using an old 9" layer cake pan whichncould hold the...
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    03-15-2017, 07:52 PM
    Greg S replied to a thread Free Mould in Swappin & Sellin
    Thats paying it foward. Nice job Doug.
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    03-14-2017, 09:24 PM
    Got some paper 410s and 20s. Fraid to shoot the 410s they are probably zingers. I need to set the old hydraulic Spolar up and kick out a couple of cases of 20 and 28. Post some picks here when I get home.
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    03-13-2017, 10:22 PM
    Where is lathesmith when you need him. I think we should get a group buy going on these.
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    03-12-2017, 02:51 AM
    Seen this before. As EDG posted. Clean and try to polish out sizing die, clean and chamfer some brass and see if it cleaned up. Did this myself resizing dirty brass and wasmable to clean the die up. At least clean the brass with some 0000 steel...
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    03-11-2017, 03:43 PM
    I run Blue Dot for a midrange load with cast 180s, about 1150 fps. The 800x load is stout but needs to be weighed for each cartridge cause the flakes are like Lays potatoe chips. Need to pick up a pound of Long Shot and give it a try.
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    03-11-2017, 02:08 AM
    Greg S replied to a thread Work through the pain in Our Town
    RogerDat: +1.
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    03-11-2017, 12:02 AM
    Beeman imported one called the dual magnum in 22 Cal. Itmwas a limited run of alittle less than 200 units. Beeman was actually the importer and they were manufactured b Theobin (sp) . The cocking system was a ratchet type design and you could...
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Brewster Bar, WA headed back to Anchorage, AK
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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