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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Today, 05:48 PM
    The most accurate bullet I've tried is the 6.5 Kurtz from BaBore. The 170 Cruise Missile is too long. It'll shoot, but isn't a tack driver. It has a some stabilization problems at the closer ranges, but seems to settle out at longer distances. I...
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Today, 04:17 PM
    Switching between 45acp and 9mm the ejector is not so much wider, it's stepped. On the 9mm it's stepped towards the firing pin to move it over because of the 9mm smaller diameter rim. Not all factories use a 9mm feed ramp. A 9mm will feed very well...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 02:26 PM
    my flip phone has zero apps. it makes marvelous phone calls however, when I remember to charge it, or where it is.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 02:16 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Got my buck in Hunting with CB's
    I have one of those rifles, it was re-barreled with a Remington barrel in 308. AIRC it actually shot pretty good. I stripped the sights off it for one of my lever guns, maybe I should dig around in the corner it sits in and re-visit it. that's...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 01:44 PM
    Repeat the measurement again with sized, empty brass in the chambers. It sounds like you are pushing the empty cylinder back when forcing in the 0.010 gage. Up to 0.002 cylinder end play is "acceptable." I expect that your true "hold" dimension...
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Today, 01:32 PM
    The trouble with pipe wrenches when you are hitting them with a big hammer is that they are springy. That springyness sucks up some of the hammer hit.
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 01:19 PM
    Absolutely lovely! And priced right. But I am in the same boat as you, I need to thin the herd as well. I hope it sells quickly for you. Thanks for posting the pics.
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  • Down South's Avatar
    Today, 12:59 PM
    I'm in the same boat. I didn't think Medicare would cover hearing aids either. My old hearing aids are no longer supported and I just can't see putting out around 5k for new ones. I did a search for Medicare covering the cost of hearing aids....
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 12:28 PM
    Correct way to check cylinder gap is not to see how thick a gage you can shove in the gap. The "pass" dimension is the thickness of feeler gage you can insert completely through the barrel-cylinder gap, so that the gage protrudes through the...
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  • jimkim's Avatar
    Today, 11:44 AM
    I thought about putting a hole in the base, and bench, under the spout, with a holesaw. Just slide a tray under it, and you're done. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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  • jimkim's Avatar
    Today, 08:49 AM
    I keep saying I'm going to build a, bolt on, repacement valve assembly. A shop, a shop, my kingdom for a well furnished shop! Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 01:15 AM
    +1 on #375449, 272-grain Loverin style flat nose with GC base. Approximates .38-55 blackpowder ballistics in the .375 H&H with 13 grains of Bullseye, NO GC needed! below 1400 fps. Good Eastern woods deer load. Just run straight WW, tumble in Lee...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 12:28 AM
    That is a bit "large." Enough so that I would be cautious firing jacketed bullets for fear of sticking one in the barrel. Lubricated lead bullets should be OK, but you can expect significant velocity loss, about 10 fps for each 0.001" larger gap...
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:23 PM
    You're right Randy, those Springfields are hard! I dont three Remington one time and it was a breeze. I was also surprised to find the rear receiver ring and a 7.7 Jap Arasaka very easy too. Good thing I didn't have to do any holes/threads on the...
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  • Down South's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:39 PM
    Evil spirits do exist. I don't see what I believe is a lot of possessing but rather influencing.
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  • jimkim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:20 PM
    That's the one I couldn't find a picture of. Funny thing, when I'm looking for the others, that's the ONLY ONE, that I find. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
    Yeah American factory loads are loaded low, although there may be some newer stuff out there that is hotter. You'll be okay with starter load and mid loads for sure. You know too those old 7x57 have generous bores and grooves.
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:58 PM
    vzerone replied to a thread M1A or Garand??? in Military Rifles
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:52 PM
    I often wondered why the Mosin's bolt was stubby and short. I answer I got, being Russia has some severe winters the bolt can get frozen shut. They made it short and stout so you could pound on it to get is open. Makes sense.
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:54 PM
    Brian, you could just about use all those powders you listed. What velocity you wanting to shoot? You know that rifle will shoot factory loads. We're not talking about trying to make a 7mm Mag out of it. You can load it up some. Get in your manual...
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  • jimkim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:38 PM
    Here's a Bair measure with the rotors, and the newer style Hornady measure. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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  • jimkim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:33 PM
    I think there were four different models. I found pictures of two. What does yours look like? I think one of the other two is made like the newer Hornady one. It has a sliding charge bar. I think these two use rotors similar to an RCBS Lil' Dandy. ...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:24 PM
    The cylinder length of most post-WW2 revolvers should accept .38 Specials loaded to 1.59" OAL. I load .38 Specials long in my Rugers to increase powder capacity and to provide the same OAL as .357s to feed in my lever-action rifles. A factor might...
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:45 PM
    They don't use slow powders in reduce loads because they need to be a more full load so the powder burns more efficienty. Take for example you can't reduce recommended loads of WW 296 by much at all. I know that's a pistol powder, but one you don't...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:47 PM
    3.5 of titegroup and a 180 will function the sil's Taurus 100%. most accurate load in the gun too.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:42 PM
    it could be the powder too. titegroup will break down powder coating and many plastics. you don't want to leave the stuff in your powder hopper for too long.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:37 PM
    the more expensive pots can leak too. my magma pot has an intermittent drip starting after 30 years of use. I'm gonna drain it and clean it out for the first time ever, maybe do a little lap on the rod and seat.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:29 PM
    I imagine this is a reloading question as much as anything else. the way I look at it is by how much of the bullet is above/below the crimp groove. one 147 might/can have more or less length below the crimp groove and take up more or less of the...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:18 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Free Range Brass in Our Town
    that's more rifle brass than I find in a year. occasionally I get lucky and pick up 8-10 of these or 5-6 of those. 9mm and 40 is generally easy to get, it seems like nobody picks those up.
    15 replies | 429 view(s)
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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