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    Today, 12:41 AM
    Some case forming. 44x1.6" cases from 7.62x51 surplus.
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    10-16-2017, 09:39 AM
    I had two of the limbsaver pads that were replaced under the recall because they started melting. Never put cleaning products on them or oiled them, and didn't do it to the replacement sets. One of the "new and improved" pads on a 30-06 melted...
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    10-15-2017, 01:27 AM
    44mag. Saw a 8-3/8" 29 at the local Gander Mountain and had to have it. Never looked at the price of ammo until I picked it up. I bought one box of federal 240gr jhp which was the cheapest ammo they had to take it out and shoot it. Next trip I...
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    10-14-2017, 11:42 PM
    That's how I've been doing it for years also. I used a slightly cut down RCBS large or small decapping pin and just loctite it in place. Today I had 3 broken decaping pins and noticed that the two new-ish ones were solid lathe turned with a small...
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    10-14-2017, 11:15 PM
    Congrats! I have 2 bigger lathes but sill use the 9x20 all the time as it's a nice size for small quick work.
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    10-14-2017, 01:01 PM
    I've had packages get opened up and gone through. They were never packaged back up as well but the contents got there. I've also received a broken open empty box that was supposed to have a barrel blank inside of it......... With that in mind...
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    10-13-2017, 09:42 PM
    Might not hurt to keep any eye out on evilbay. My first lathe was a 1994 9x20 enco and I quickly found out the only Enco thing about it was the tag they had pop riveted on it. When I needed parts I got them from grizzly or enco as they would get...
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    10-12-2017, 03:21 PM
    I only ever trimmed a couple hundred with the hand crank before ordering the drill adapter for my Lyman trimmer. The lyman trimmer has been used so much over the past 25 years the bearing needs replaced as do the chuck internals. So I bought a...
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    10-11-2017, 10:12 PM
    I have to agree. Look for a deal on uppers and get several along with handguards, gas blocks/tubes and muzzle attachments. The main reason the whole switch barrel uppers haven't ever taken off for ar15 uppers is that the kits themselves are...
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    10-11-2017, 09:58 PM
    Spend the last couple days making 250 or so 357AR cases from 5.56 cases.
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    10-10-2017, 10:19 PM
    Yeah, the guy in the video didn't really have a stuck chuck. When I took my Buck true-adjust chuck off my back plate there were deep gouges from a big pipe wrench which I'm guessing is what broke off the teeth. You can put a 2x2 through the chuck...
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    10-09-2017, 09:59 PM
    I have a 12x36 Sheldon and joined the Sheldon Yahoo site shortly after getting it. John Knox as others have stated is a wealth of knowledge for your lathe. My lathe was made in 1953 and the guy I got it from was keeping a Lodge and Shipley and an...
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    10-08-2017, 08:54 PM
    I thought $2500 was way too much for an original last time I saw one for sale back when I was single and not married long enough to have kids in high school. Always had hoped that with CNC the price would come down so cheapskates like myself could...
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    10-05-2017, 10:09 PM
    Neat! Did something similar a couple years back with a 1891 Mauser. The DNR zone I'm in limits rifles cases to .35" or larger, straight walled and 1.2"-1.8" in length. Went with 1.8".
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    10-05-2017, 12:34 PM
    Looks like an AK type mag to me. Perhaps someone more versed in them could say what country it came from.
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    10-04-2017, 01:45 PM
    I'm in Southern Kent County but hunt in in a nice quiet spot in Barry County. I've been overloaded with project lists and haven't done much firearms stuff out in the shop all summer. Haven't even made it to the range since may or june. One of the...
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    10-04-2017, 12:48 PM
    That rifle is in great shape, congrats on being able to shoot it again. I'd have to use it for at least a deer hunt or two.
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    10-04-2017, 11:37 AM
    Might, or it just might be the same issue .003" smaller. The new neck area is really the old shoulder area on a 223 case. The case mouths stay pretty consistent but the further back you go the thicker it gets. Its the area near the base of the...
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    10-04-2017, 01:37 AM
    Texas by God, I haven't run the 200gr bullets over the Magneto Speed, but have with the 180's. Chrony average for 180gr Hornady 180gr SSP was 2140 fps out of my sons 15.5" (welded on muzzle brake to bring it up well over 16"). The Quickload...
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    10-03-2017, 07:17 PM
    The 357AR build thread I started over at the modern sporting rifle site turned into a group buy for 16" 357AR barrels http://mdws.forumchitchat.com/post/357ar-357maxrimless-8636138?trail=325 . I have no connection to it except that I am happy...
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    09-29-2017, 10:06 AM
    You could put a bushing in the bolt face to reduce it. Have you considered locating or replicating one of the Olympic 22-250 guns built on a 223 frame? They made the magwell rectangular and used that space that was filled in on either side of the...
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    09-29-2017, 06:10 AM
    What kind of case lube are you using?
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    09-29-2017, 06:07 AM
    Moleman- replied to a thread Hunting Alone in Our Town
    I give mine a google map pic with red dots where my treestands are at. The Pic has the road it's on and a cross street listed along with the farmers phone number. The cell service is spotty so I can't count on calling for help. That GPS spot...
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    09-28-2017, 11:55 PM
    We use oatmeal also only we don't grind it first. Putting it in the smoker sounds good!
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    09-26-2017, 12:10 PM
    Port pressure, volume and duration. Think of it as a triangle and the surface area of the triangle is what is needed to run the gas system. If you make one of the legs longer or shorter you'll have to make changes to one or both of the other legs...
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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
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