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    02-15-2019, 11:51 PM
    Hick replied to a thread Cz 527 fs .223 in Factory Rifles
    I took the scope off my CZ 527 FS also-- just like the clean lines without it. I modified a Skinner peep sight to mount it with a cut down scope mount-- works great.
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    02-09-2019, 10:14 PM
    Hick replied to a thread Size before PC in Cast Boolits
    size, then PC, then final size
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    02-08-2019, 11:31 PM
    All mine have peep sights as the primary sight (22LR, M1, Mauser, Enfield, 223 Rem and three levers). I only own one scope and its sitting on a shelf in the closet at the moment.
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    02-05-2019, 11:38 PM
    I use the same oven as Conditor22--preheated to 400 by the gauge then cook them for 15 minutes to be sure they get up to temperature. I haven't tried measuring bullet temperature but they always come out good, so I haven't worried about it. I've...
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    02-05-2019, 11:34 PM
    Hick replied to a thread 357 lever gun in Leverguns
    Gas checked 358156 for my hotter loads, plain based 358-150-RN for slower stuff
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    02-04-2019, 08:15 PM
    Hick replied to a thread online handle/username in Our Town
    Needed a nickname so I adopted my Grandfather's. His first gun was a Remington Model 4 rolling block that he bought in 1907 when he was 16-- and my first gun was that same Remington that he gave me in 1955 when I was 9. I still have it and my...
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    01-28-2019, 09:49 PM
    Don't know about rpm, but I use a glass jar (like a large instant coffee jar) with stainless steel pins sitting in an old rock tumbler. This lets me wet tumble. I tumble with Dawn and a little citric acid (from the fruit canning section of the...
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    01-27-2019, 09:51 PM
    Maxxtech-- There was a thread about this either here or on another forum. Supposedly made in Russia-- not intended for reloading (I find these laying around our range too-- and toss them)
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    01-26-2019, 10:46 PM
    Early on, I had to smooth out the inside of the plastic parts on my RCBS hand primers-- once I smoothed them out a little they worked fine.
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    01-24-2019, 11:23 PM
    If you are worried about confusing headstamps, you can also make 7.65 x 53 brass from 270 cases instead of 30-06-- I do this because I don't have anything in 270. The case length of a 7.65 x 53 case comes out in the shoulder of both 30-06 and 270...
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    01-17-2019, 08:47 PM
    I have regularly pushed Berry's plated bullets up to 100-200 fps over their published limits. You just need to realize that they publish the limits a little low so that nobody can accuse them of being unable to reach the published velocity. ...
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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