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    Today, 05:14 AM
    Interesting information and actual testing here http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?61694-Trapdoor-Strength It mostly deals with Trapdoor Springfield's but it does have some on Rollers. The surprise is the TD were more robust than...
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    Yesterday, 12:14 AM
    Things are going to get a lot worse before it gets better.
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    01-18-2021, 04:43 PM
    I prefer brass to not be cleaned. It's much easier to tell if its once fired or multiple fired.
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    01-17-2021, 10:14 PM
    This chart shows you what available in letter, number and metric in addition to fractional. Drill bit always drill oversize and they don't produces perfectly round holes. 1% to 5% oversize is normal for drill bits finished hole sizes. ...
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    01-16-2021, 11:00 PM
    That would be correct if you were necking .243 Win to .260 Rem since the cases are the same length. With the 6.5 CM you are sizing the shoulder and body down to form the neck on a shorter case than the 243 Win.
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    01-16-2021, 09:44 PM
    Looks nice. Thanks for posting.
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    01-16-2021, 08:44 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Full auto .22 in Our Town
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    01-15-2021, 10:56 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Full auto .22 in Our Town
    Coming for a precision competitive background I had very little use for full auto. That is until I got to play with them some. It's hard to have that much fun with your clothes on. Rambo-ing an M60 with a 200 round belt is something that you...
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    01-15-2021, 07:31 PM
    Duplicating the velocity is only one part of the equation. Duplicating the pressure with the same velocity is the real challenge. Per the owner, Tim Sundles claims that they use proprietary powders in some of their loads to get the performance...
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    01-15-2021, 03:32 PM
    The JA barrels are should be timed and indexed so it should be a direct screw on. That is the point of the index mark on the receiver and the barrel. Just line up the lines in inspect the headspace. No chambering should be required unless the...
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    01-15-2021, 05:12 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread home made bullet mold in Cast Boolits
    The expansion rate for lead can be found here. https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/linear-expansion-coefficients-d_95.html Lead has a greater expansion rate than any of the materials commonly used in molds. That why the alloy effects the bullet...
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    01-13-2021, 02:28 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread .243 losing popularity? in Our Town
    While per Dave Emary Hornady's senior ballistics scientist the Creedmoor’s parent case is the.30 TC but that is mostly marketing hype. It's actually the brainchild of Denise DeMille and like a whole host of others like the 6mmXC, 240 NMC, 6mm...
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    01-13-2021, 02:14 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread .243 losing popularity? in Our Town
    Killed between 40 and 50 whitetail buck and a few does with a 243 most with one shot. Depending on angle and size I found a couple of bullets just under the skin. Never lost one or had a hard recovery.
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    01-13-2021, 01:47 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread .243 losing popularity? in Our Town
    The .243 has been extremely popular since it's introduction and it will remain so for a very long time. https://www.chuckhawks.com/prolific_rifle_cartridges_2019.html
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    01-12-2021, 03:33 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Money Orders in Our Town
    No need to play their game. They are required to cash the USPS MO. Call the postmaster for that office and tell them what time and how much you are cashing. They may not have it until the following business day but they are required to fulfill...
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    01-11-2021, 08:14 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Money Orders in Our Town
    https://faq.usps.com/s/article/Money-Orders-The-Basics#verify_postal_money_order How do I Verify a Postal Money Order? USPS Money Orders have distinguishing marks you can check to make sure that the money order is valid. By holding a money...
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    01-11-2021, 03:56 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Money Orders in Our Town
    By law the PO is required to cash all money orders. It is true that them may not have the cash on hand but a simple phone call solves that issue. Any time I cash one for more than a couple of hundred I call the PO and inform them what time I will...
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    01-11-2021, 01:37 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Money Orders in Our Town
    Any idea how they handle disputes? With PayPal they will side with the buyer 99.9% of the time. With PayPal they can remove funds from your account months later. I've been burned three times on this site for small amounts and received one...
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    01-11-2021, 12:59 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Money Orders in Our Town
    Too many fake owns out there. Even if they will cash them if they bounce later they will remove the money from your account except for the USPS.. Only place I cash USPS MO's at is the PO. If they run the number it's GTG. Plus they cannot...
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    01-10-2021, 05:01 PM
    Thanks for all the great info!!!!!!!!
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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
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