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    05-25-2020, 12:58 PM
    fgd135 replied to a thread New Press in Reloading Equipment
    I refit my old RCBS Jr 2 press with an Ergo lever from Inline Fabrication. Doing so resolved the "dropping handle" problem, which wasn't fixed with a wave washer, btw, and the new handle makes the press soooo much easier to use. I know it's...
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    05-20-2020, 10:37 AM
    You could try forming by neck sizing the trimmed cases with a 45 LC die. Works for me with a bit of trial and error. Then fireform. Afterwards the neck die is all that is needed to reload.
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    04-28-2020, 03:03 PM
    Regardless of your statement, the facts are that there weren't shortages of m1 clips while the rifle was in service. It was planned that way, ergo, "Oh, let's package M1 ammo in LOADED CLIPS. Otherwise these poorr GI's would have nothing but single...
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    04-27-2020, 08:45 PM
    I would not be at all concerned about too much pressure using reformed 24 ga CBC cases w/ black powder. I don't think I would use em with smokeless loads. Btw, Accurate does have MH loading data on their website, for A5744 powder. Handloader...
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    04-27-2020, 02:02 PM
    That Eye-talian Carcano, and the old Austrian Mannlichers, which, btw, were still in use in WW2 by Hungary, whatever their faults as bolt action battle rifles, loaded in an instant with Mannlicher clips. In fact, the Carcano clip, like the later...
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    04-27-2020, 11:43 AM
    I think you're looking at this with rose colored glasses, re: comparing the M1 rifle designed in the 1920's and 30's with the rifles (and magazines) that evolved as a result of WW2/Korean War combat. When it was introduced, it was brilliant. WW2...
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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