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    Today, 05:38 PM
    Except that there are lots of former enemies of ours overseas who suffered hits to the torso from the Springfield, Garand, M14 and the Holiest of Holies .45 ACP... and lived to tell about it. Also a fair number of Americans who absorbed similar hits...
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    Yesterday, 05:06 PM
    Rest assured as a retired service member I know who Jane Fonda is and what she did and I don't think the 5.56 deserves to be compared with her. It aint great but it's a whole lot better than that.
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    Yesterday, 04:19 PM
    Come on, I'm not Fonda the 5.56 but it isn't that bad...
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    Yesterday, 09:53 AM
    I think I'd be surprised if I found out the old timers didn't have some kind of seasoning ritual a century ago.
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    Yesterday, 09:47 AM
    Patching might only solve the diameter problem. If the mold drops a 180-250 grain boolit and Good Cheer wishes to shoot as heavy as 285-300 grains the cavity will have to be deeper.
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    01-19-2019, 11:30 PM
    JSnover replied to a thread Aguila Colibri in Rimfire Area
    I bought a case years ago. Can't remember how much they were but I sure liked them. Good for knocking raccoons off my deck.
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    01-19-2019, 11:28 PM
    I like those. All the data in one little binder and they don't take up so much space on my bench.
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    01-19-2019, 10:48 PM
    I use the manufacturers websites but I prefer the printed manuals. Hard copy Hornady, Lyman and Sierra are my go-to-manuals most of the time. They never 'go down' and I can highlight, write notes in the margins...
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    01-19-2019, 05:29 PM
    Don't worry about the cannelure, I've loaded jacketed pistol and rifle bullets that didn't have that feature. If there's enough of a radius on the base you won't even need to flare the case. Taper crimp if you want to, neck tension has always been...
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    01-19-2019, 04:42 PM
    Newsprint needs to be really wet. Like soak-it-overnight-minimum kinda wet. I got decent expansion years ago with my .357 but the newsprint was soaked long enough to break the fibers down pretty good. I know it sounds like a waste but you might want...
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    01-19-2019, 10:22 AM
    What BNE said, I doubt there's enough silver to cause a problem. More lead in your mix sounds like the way to go.
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    01-18-2019, 10:56 PM
    JSnover replied to a thread 12 groove barrel in Our Town
    http://www.leverguns.com/articles/fryxell/microgrove-barrels.htm A pretty good read on this topic. You're probably right about a proper fit: as always, slug the bore if you can, a fatter boolit should do the job.
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    01-17-2019, 08:38 PM
    Buy another set and trim the top down to the handle or even below, to the first mold line. My .5CC dipper looks like I could reduce the capacity by about a third that way. Then you'd have a set of 24 dippers with 12 in-between sizes.
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    01-17-2019, 11:49 AM
    I had two co-workers ask me "Wutza good gun?" They knew nothing and I could have recommended anything to them. One wanted to compete in military rifle competition so I suggested a Garand, an M1A, or a 1903 (this happened quite a while ago). Then I...
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    01-16-2019, 02:23 PM
    A Remington 341 Sportsmaster, .22S/L/LR. I still have it.
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    01-16-2019, 01:59 PM
    It has become a sacred cow, in a long line of sacred cows and that does lead people to buy it for no valid reason. At least they're willing to listen to their elders, gotta give them credit for that.
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    01-16-2019, 01:40 PM
    Sure, 257 Roberts, 6.5 whatever... plenty of options.
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    01-15-2019, 04:14 PM
    I always thought if we had to go to a smallbore, the .250 Savage had already been developed and could have been adopted. The old guys would have complained, the new guys would have liked it, and right about now we'd be looking for something...
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    01-15-2019, 11:46 AM
    30-06 is an old combat veteran who Was There when it happened. It took lives, it saved lives. It put meat on the table and won trophies. Someone who knows nothing about ballistics can choose it with confidence because it's reputation is solid. It...
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    01-14-2019, 07:51 PM
    The bases may be the same but you may not want the shorter staff. If you want to reach out as far as you can with that cartridge you'll need more elevation. I'm sure someone here can recommend a specific model but Marbles may also be able to help if...
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    01-14-2019, 04:15 PM
    We keep missing the point. What P&P asked was why do some cartridges become sacred? There's no magic, no departed spirits residing inside the action, we just like to worship inanimate objects.
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    01-14-2019, 10:05 AM
    I don't think the copper will ruin your barrel unless you have a real problem with fouling, it will start with erosion in the throat caused by the burning powder, assuming your barrel gets normal care. By the time you see significant wear in the...
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    01-13-2019, 06:43 PM
    Looks like it's pretty well dried out now :)
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    01-13-2019, 03:23 PM
    Building sacred cows is just what we do. Back in the 1890s there must have been a lot of cranky old guys who swore there was not, nor ought there be, a finer cartridge than the 45-70. In fact, until a bunch of soldiers were wiped out there was...
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    01-13-2019, 03:16 PM
    I doubt hard cast would provide the same resistance as a copper jacketed bullet. Even if you got close I imagine there would be enough of a difference to get valid results.
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    01-13-2019, 02:17 PM
    The rifle matters. I hate shooting 30-30 in a lever action but love my bolt action '06. Felt recoil actually drops with the right stock.
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    01-13-2019, 08:39 AM
    https://absolutemachine.com/what-is-button-rifling/ <<The simplest types of rifling buttons merely cut the grooves into the barrel. These leave some burrs in the barrel after the grooves have been cut, so the barrel needs to be finished...
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    01-12-2019, 08:00 PM
    And just like that, the original question was answered. A lot of people bought an ought-six because ammo was everywhere and some Old Guy told them it was The Best.
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    01-12-2019, 03:37 PM
    A lot of people will break them in with copper first, just like some cast shooters will never befoul their bores with that demon metal. Keep the barrel clean and cool in either case.
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    01-12-2019, 09:40 AM
    I believe you're right, it's a cultural thing at least in part. If we were logical creatures the 30-30 would have disappeared long ago.
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