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    06-14-2018, 10:51 AM
    If you have access to a finish chamber reamer,, by hand take the reamer and run it into the chamber with proper lube and remove any extra matr'l in the chamber. If it's a factory spec reamer,,it'll leave you with a factory spec chamber. It'll...
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    06-13-2018, 10:35 AM
    Try giving the chamber(and the bore for that matter) a really good scrubbing with something to cut through any plastic residue build-up that may be inside there. The chamber and bore can appear to be perfectly clean and bright, but can actually...
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    06-11-2018, 01:25 AM
    The 'old style' and the 'new style' ejectors are the same design and shape. The difference is the O/S used a small screw to hold the ejector in place in the frame. That screw went through a hole in the enlarged end of the ejector base and screwed...
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    05-27-2018, 10:28 PM
    Black powder 12ga loads have a breech chamber pressure around 6500psi. +/- of course depending on the shot load and other variables of components. But it's right in that range. The steel bbls of that era were proofed with either BP or a smokeless...
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    05-25-2018, 07:31 PM
    If you have a single empty 32 casing (CF or RF) that is supposed to fit the chamber, you can use it as a lap to smooth out the remaining small amt of displaced metal in the rim recess cut. Drill a hole through the head of the case and insert a...
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    05-22-2018, 08:11 PM
    2152hq replied to a thread Lee Load All II in Reloading Equipment
    I've got a LoadAll in 12,16 and 20. Acquired at different times, used, over the last 30yrs or maybe more. The 20ga has the steel deck so it must be pretty old. I used nothing but these for years back then. Never had a problem. They are not a...
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    05-21-2018, 07:08 AM
    Kimbal (sp) semiauto pistol San Cristobal CArbine (well,, a Military piece, but kinda rare. Che's fav)
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    05-19-2018, 07:49 PM
    8x56 Mannlicher Schoenaur & 9.5x56 Mannlicher Schoenaur. 256 Gibbs Magnum 8x57 7x57 9x57 35 Whelen 300 Savage (308 is much easier to use and easy to find!) 9.3x72R (takes a lot of steps to both draw the case out and swage the head of the...
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    05-18-2018, 06:58 PM
    The Assembly Screw/TD screw is Part#4 in the Numrich schematic. What holds the TD screw in the frame and from falling free when unscrewed and the two halves of the gun are separated is Part#5,,,'Assembling Screw Stop Pin'. With out #5 in...
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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