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    12-04-2018, 11:04 PM
    They did not refund-- insisted I was wrong. I really only wanted it to measure overall length before trimming, so I finally modified it myself. Walt
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    12-03-2018, 11:10 PM
    another easy way is to take a case and cut a slot in the neck so that it does not hold the bullet too tightly. Put the bullet in the neck finger tight-- and very long, then chamber the round-- the lands will push the bullet deeper in the case--...
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    12-03-2018, 11:04 PM
    If you need to buy one, be sure to buy from someone who knows that 30-30 headspaces on the rim. I know that sounds obvious, but I bought a 32 WS headspace gage from a reputable manufacturer and it did not work-- they thought 32 WS headspaces on the...
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    11-27-2018, 11:07 PM
    Lyman makes Globe sights in a variety of heights that fit in a 3/8 dovetail
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    11-26-2018, 09:40 PM
    I'm shooting cast with the CZ-527 FS model (Full stock-- all the way to the muzzle). I get less than one inch for a 5 shot group at 100 yards using a Lyman 225646 GC bullet (not every day, of course-- but I've done it on some good days). The CZ...
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    11-15-2018, 02:46 AM
    Notice what Pertnear said-- too long a case my crimp the bullets. The point is, if the leade in your chamber is longer than standard (as some are) you can use a longer trim length, which allows for growth. In my M1, the case mouth hits the end of...
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    11-13-2018, 11:59 PM
    Hick replied to a thread Where to reload? in Our Town
    I bought a Walmart "desk" (the kind you put together) that is 36" wide and put it in the corner of a room and bolted a piece of 2 x 12 wood on top. It easily holds my powder measure, scale, RCBS press, Lyman 450 lube sizer and boxes of dies. ...
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    11-10-2018, 12:31 AM
    Hick replied to a thread 303 British revisited in Military Rifles
    Check the chamber before you rule out the Enfield-- they are not all loose. My 1936 build has very little brass growth. In a test with 10 cases full length sized, the shoulder position as-fired changed by only 0.005. You can avoid the problem...
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    11-10-2018, 12:25 AM
    around 200 grains should work very well in the Enfield. My 314299 drops at 196 and my Enfield seems to like it a lot. I use the 314 sized to 313-- but my bore slugs at .311. You'll want something a little larger-- as discussed above.
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Retired Chemical and Nuclear Engineer. 1954 M1 Garand, CZ 527 FS (223 Rem), S&W Model 64 (38 Special) and a few other things. I cast and reload for all. Signed up because I like this forum.
Winnemucca, NV
Target shooting, reloading, golf, teaching
Retired Engineer, Retired HS Teacher, Retired JHS teacher


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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