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    Today, 03:02 PM
    I don't see what the misunderstanding is here. Red Dots are the most common optic out there now and pretty much all US Military Units use them on Rifles. I have a Fast Fire 3 on my Glock 35 and it is mounted to the rear sight dovetail, not...
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    Today, 02:16 PM
    Try Beartooth Bullets. Randy
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    10-14-2017, 03:09 PM
    i have two or three Smith Enterprises Muzzle Brakes and I have to tell you that they work really well. One is on my Garand and it virtually eliminates the recoil on that gun. I have another on my RGS77 and it cuts the recoil on that gun down to...
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    10-14-2017, 02:56 PM
    i have two or three Smith Enterprises Muzzle Brakes and I have to tell you that they work really well. One is on my Garand and it virtually eliminates the recoil on that gun. I have another on my RGS77 and it cuts the recoil on that gun down to...
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    10-13-2017, 07:14 PM
    Jim: Your grip sounds like a serious problem. If you are not having the web of your hand all the way up under beavertail of the gun you need to start. This is important to insure you are gripping the gun the same way every time. Also your...
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    10-13-2017, 06:52 PM
    This is the way to mount a scope on a #4 Mk1 It is the easiest way and you can go back if you want to. Either S&K or ATI will do the same thing. Randy
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    10-13-2017, 06:49 PM
    One other little tid bit. Make sure you ahve your ears covered when you shoot that thing. A 7MM Mag is going to have a serious report and it woudl normally be directed down range away from you. The Brake will direct the blast to the sides and...
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    10-13-2017, 06:44 PM
    I have a Sub 2000 in .40 S&W also and it has been a great gun. I don't get to shoot it as much as I would like, but hopefully that will change soon with the introduction of the Pistol Caliber Carbine shoots now going on. Most of the Pistol...
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    10-12-2017, 01:29 PM
    Typically when calibrating a o-1" mic you would make the adjustment by closing the mic and making the adjustment. If you are measuring stuff that is closer to 1" then using a 1" standard would be more accurate. Older micrometers do vary...
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    10-12-2017, 01:24 PM
    Order a piece of 9/16-18 all-thread from MSC or McMaster-Carr. It will be soft enough that you can machine it easily with Hi Speed tool bits.Then you can make it as short as you need. You can also just bell the case mouth only by using a pair of...
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    10-11-2017, 02:24 PM
    TN: I guess the deal is that the places he goes only allow a certain amount of live ammo to be brought in for each gun, and so if you plan on shooting more you have to reload. This guy uses his .577NE for everything by shooting reduced loads for...
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    10-11-2017, 02:15 PM
    Yes Here's a pic of my Portable Kit which is currently living on our dining room table as I have been doing all my loading there lately. You will see that there is the Press in its case, dies in the end pockets, a small digital scale, various...
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    10-11-2017, 01:56 PM
    Also it should be noted that since the HDS Press is no longer available the Buchanan Precision Machine Hand Press which is an updated version on the HDS Compac Press is readily available at ,,, www.buchananprecisionmachine.com It also uses all...
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    10-10-2017, 01:17 PM
    I figured you all would be interested to hear about one of my recent sales. I sold a BPM Lock-N-Load Hand Press to a guy who is loading .577 Nitro Express with Paper Patched Cast Boolits. He lives in Texas and has been going to Africa...
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    10-09-2017, 03:16 PM
    I have to agree the Green fiber optic in the front sight is very easy to pick up quickly. Dawson Rear Sights are adjustable and make a good sight picture when added to the Front Sight. I have them on 2 Glocks. Note: the third pistol is a SIRT...
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    09-26-2017, 02:37 PM
    You will need to size the interior of these new cases with a Makarov Expander as they will be way to small to accept a Mak Boolit. After the first firing you will F/L Size with the Mak sizing die and Expander just like they were real Mak cases to...
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    09-23-2017, 03:48 PM
    I love my 696 and paid $950 for it used after some body here made me aware of them. My gun is the smoothest revolver I have ever owned and the D/A trigger pull is right at 10 lbs and S/A is 3 lbs and both smooth as glass. I have handled several...
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    09-23-2017, 03:33 PM
    gpidaho: the crimp on a .40 S&W round be .417-.418 I assume your .820 number is a typo and you really meant .420 which is too big. That will probably fix your problem. Randy
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    09-23-2017, 03:26 PM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread Turnbull 1886 in Leverguns
    I think YOU probably misunderstood the actual thread call out . The actual metric size would be M5 x.5 not what you wrote above. The M5 part denotes 5 MM in major diameter. The .5 part denotes the thread pitch which is .5MM or .5MM between...
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    09-23-2017, 02:48 PM
    Your results in the rifle will be very similar to what I described above. Randy
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    09-21-2017, 05:47 PM
    Dave: if it is all the way thru you would just make the plug longer, and push it in until it was flush with the inside. Then cut it off and file it even with the top strap. I got my gun out and they definitely tapped that hole all the way thru....
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    09-20-2017, 04:34 PM
    Sight the gun in dead on at 100 yards, you will add 6MOA for 150 and 12 MOA for 200. This is with the boolit at @1600 fps. May vary slightly but this is close. Don't know what the exact BC is for that boolit, however on a round like this that is...
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    09-19-2017, 03:15 AM
    I was the one who they tried to screw. They said they had an NRA Sporter Stock for a Springfield. $200 It came made from sap wood and not even remotely resembling a NRA Sporter. Maybe an 80% stock when it was supposed to be 95%. Inletting looked...
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    09-17-2017, 04:59 PM
    Flash: I usually tumble cases before sizing and after sizing to get the goo off them. If they are going to be trimmed it happens right after sizing so they would get tumbled anyway. I don't trim very many cases. Only if absolutely necessary. ...
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    09-17-2017, 04:44 PM
    After his Lee Classic Loader the next logical step would be to a Buchanan Precision Machine Hand Press that can be used any where and is just as fast and any other single stage loader.:-D Available at the website below my Signature. Randy
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    09-17-2017, 04:02 PM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread Elk hunt in Cast Boolits
    OK, that was an emotional plea for allowing a resource to be wasted so some emotional people can drive there and watch these creatures once or twice in their lifetimes at the expense of everyone who lives there and tries to make a living and the...
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    09-17-2017, 02:37 PM
    Here's another idea that might help you unravel all of this. Since you are new to reloading and have no equipment yet, I would suggest a "Gradient Approach" to learning the hobby. I would suggest buying a Lee Classic Loader for 6.5x55...
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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