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    Yesterday, 02:36 AM
    Only five right now. That isn't counting a set of Lee scoops. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    Yesterday, 02:34 AM
    I'd contact Ohaus, and see if they have one. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    05-13-2018, 06:34 PM
    Acid tank would take off every bit of finish and "patina." It would be worth consideration of you wanted to start with a fresh, shiny, bare steel barrel, but I like the "used" look. I have a Persian M98/29 that had all of the exposed blueing taken...
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    05-13-2018, 03:07 PM
    jimkim replied to a thread Press cam over in Reloading Equipment
    I don't now, but I have in the past. Do what works for you. http://www.mssblog.com/2016/04/14/cam-over-dont-do-it-just-dont/ Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    05-04-2018, 07:40 PM
    I'd run some pipe cleaners, if you can find some, through the lube gallerie/channel to make sure none are stuck in it. I'd probably flush them with a stick of lube after that just to be safe. My guess is if they skipped cleaning the chips out, they...
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    05-04-2018, 07:32 PM
    I saw an Ohio Thermal furnace on eBay earlier. I'm dead broke, so I'm passing it on to y'all. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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    05-03-2018, 10:42 PM
    High pressure steam would have done it, I'm sure. I doubt that atmospheric pressure saturated steam would have. Heat in the 500 degree F range is what got the stuff out. I have a vague memory that I may have sprayed brake cleaner through the bore as...
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    05-03-2018, 02:09 PM
    I don't think carburetor or brake cleaner would have gotten this stuff out. Not sure what it was, but it had to be as hard as epoxy.
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    05-02-2018, 10:10 AM
    Julian Hatcher investigated some kabooms with target shooters using Springfields. He discovered the spontaneous "welding" of jacketed bullets to brass case necks. No big problem when there was room for the case neck to expand, breaking the bond with...
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    05-02-2018, 09:52 AM
    I am of the opinion that with boolits that fit snugly into unsized necks and the loaded rounds fit snugly into the chamber there is no reason to be concerned about pressures rising as they can with jacketed bullets. Lubricated lead boolits won't...
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    05-02-2018, 09:44 AM
    As I mentioned above, I have 3 8mms with .308" bore and .318" groove diameters. The Germans modified rifles like that by simply opening the neck of the chamber to accommodate rounds loaded with .323" jacketed bullets and stamping an S on the...
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    05-01-2018, 09:06 PM
    Continuing this discussion, I have a warm spot in my heart for my 1944 Turkish Mauser, which I got after the days of the real bargains had passed. I had to pay $55 for it! It is one of the K. Kales with the Turkish made new receiver, the rest of the...
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    04-27-2018, 09:02 PM
    I know this has been said hundreds if not thousands of times on this board, but check your bore diameters! A chamber cast or pound cast is even better, but slugging the barrel is very valuable, and if your barrel is not badly worn, counterbored, or...
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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