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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:54 AM
    When I first started shooting NRA Highpower Service Rifle Competition with M1's and M-14's I only used GI ammo or loads with CCI #41 primers. After watching the military teams shoot 100,000's of Federal Gold Medal match I became much less...
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    12-08-2019, 06:51 PM
    I've done maybe 200 or 250 trigger jobs on M1's or M-14's. Everyone one that has doubling issues was corrected by process laid out in post two. I have only shot a limited number of Federal primers in an M1. I have fired a large number of...
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    12-08-2019, 03:13 PM
    http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?p=113824 https://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=214081 The MI and m14 bolts and triggers are basically same. Page 7 below has some very good info. ...
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  • Harter66's Avatar
    12-08-2019, 11:17 AM
    If this had been 3 yr ago I'd have told you to come to the NCBS and I'd bring my Chessipot . I haven't rounded up the stuff to load it yet although I have a bullet intended for a similar application . It's an 1866 11mm with an 1871 issue stamp on...
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    12-07-2019, 10:04 PM
    Rebump to the top for the day .
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    12-07-2019, 06:51 PM
    Doubling is common with both the M1 and M-14 triggers that have been stoned a little to much or heavily worn. The fix is simple and only requires a small piece of sand paper. The cause is your finger bump firing the trigger. ...
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  • Love Life's Avatar
    12-07-2019, 03:45 PM
    I’ll take all the 45 Colt brass. Both lots. ETA: Payment sent and thank you!!
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    12-07-2019, 03:21 PM
    Love Life replied to a thread Biscuits and gravy in Our Town
    I love biscuits and gravy almost as much as I love real SOS.
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    12-06-2019, 10:44 PM
    Take a black magic marker and color the case than insert into the chamber and rotate the case. You will be able to see were the contact is. Once you do that you can figure out why.
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    12-06-2019, 03:00 AM
    Springfield M-1903 Style T, Heavy Barrel target rifle, .30-’06. The Style T ’03 rifle is quite rare, only 100 were ever made by Springfield Armory in 1929-32.
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    12-06-2019, 02:55 AM
    I was commenting on this type of swager https://www.rcbs.com/case-prep/accessories/16-9474.html I forgot about these https://www.rcbs.com/case-prep/accessories/16-9481.html https://www.stu-offroad.com/firearms/reloading/swager/swager-1.htm
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    12-05-2019, 10:46 PM
    I like both the heart and liver but I would not grind liver and add to hamburger. Hearts no issue but the taste and color of liver is not a good mix with hamburger in my opinion. Liver is reserved to liver and onions at my house.
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    12-05-2019, 10:41 PM
    I have never used the RCBS PP swager so I don't know if this is even possible to create issues with 30 cal cases. With the Dillon 600 Super Swager on 223 cases the inside support is small enough that if you over swage the pocket you can collapse...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    12-05-2019, 06:14 PM
    Winchester offered various types of set triggers in addition to the standard.
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    12-05-2019, 01:18 AM
    Yep mine mostly collects dust for this reason.
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    12-05-2019, 12:51 AM
    Not very much bluing wear so not that many rounds. More detail here http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?69332-Mauser-Modelo-Chileno-1895-7-62x51-Nato-conversions ...
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    12-05-2019, 12:48 AM
    I started casting in 1968 with Lyman 4 cavity for 45 Colt and 45/70. My most used molds are H&G 10, 8 or 6 cavity with a close second to my brass 4 cavity. The older Lyman's that I own cast on size or larger. The newer ones are on size or under. ...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    12-04-2019, 07:56 PM
    My bet is its caused by your crimp. Easy to test. Try some before and after your crimp.
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    12-04-2019, 07:54 PM
    When you send payment you specify you want insurance and how much and yes if it's not part of the deal you have to pay extra. I have ordered around a 100 firearms mostly through GB. Two have had shipping damage.
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    12-04-2019, 02:55 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Magazine chain fire test in Leverguns
    Good read and actual examples here: http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?263616-lever-action-magazine-explosions Got this from Beartooth: "Buffalo Bore went to a small rifle primer, seated deeper than normal, when some customers...
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    12-04-2019, 12:02 AM
    That time was a catch-22 situation for me. During the start of the panic I maybe had 20 rounds of 35 Rem brass as a range pickup but I had nothing chambered in 35 Rem. Because of the ammo and brass shortage I picked up a couple of 35 Rems cheap...
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    12-03-2019, 04:26 AM
    During the last panic .35 Rem brass was not available period and loaded ammo wasn't much better.
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    12-03-2019, 01:18 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Magazine chain fire test in Leverguns
    My dad's hunting buddy had a couple go off in the magazine on a Winchester Model 71. That was in the 60's and I was only 7 or 8 years old at the time but remember looking are the results with my dad.
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    12-02-2019, 11:18 PM
    Per conversation with DAG ammo.com a. Company that makes the primers for Tula is caught up on the sanctions by Obama on Russia. Tula ammo is not effected, that company is not making weapons in Russia and is not banned / effected by...
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  • Love Life's Avatar
    12-02-2019, 02:23 PM
    I dabble in a little bit of it all, lol. My most commonly carried pocket knife is an old Ulster. If I don't have that one, then a griptillian gets carried. I pick up US made pocket knives here and there if the price is good. I like to restore them,...
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  • Harter66's Avatar
    12-01-2019, 09:35 PM
    Cory I've absorbed more by accident reading here than on purpose . I have a half dozen moulds suited to the 45-70 with paper patch in some cases . The 457193 Lyman 405 has been the most flexible bullet so far . I think the 462-420 even in...
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    11-30-2019, 11:03 PM
    All stuff to consider. I’ve been Nitre bluing small parts for the last 3 years, but nothing this big. It’s a pretty finish. I may just send it off to be dunked in a hot salt tank. M-Techs: I’ve heard that about a checkered backstrap on the...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-30-2019, 07:38 PM
    Just food for thought. Checkering a backstrap on a SA may not be the greatest idea. In the 70's I had a set of SA grips that was checkered on the backstrap. It was a 45 Colt but in a Blackhawk. With heavier loads the checkering would take the...
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    11-30-2019, 02:25 PM
    While I do have extensive heat treating experience I have never personally done Nitre bluing. Per the manufacture they recommend water. https://www.brownells.com/userdocs/learn/Inst-362%20Nitre%20Bluing%20Bluing.pdf Quenching is just rapid...
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    11-30-2019, 01:55 PM
    What do you think would be a good quenching oil? For a part like this would you recommend a fast or slow quench oil?
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-30-2019, 01:48 PM
    I would be surprised if the backstrap material is heat treated. My guess is it's a low carbon steel so Nitre bluing temps will not adversely affect it.
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    11-30-2019, 01:41 PM
    I plan to checker the backstrap of one of my SAA clones. Instead of cold or hot salt bluing, I am considering Nitre bluing the grip frame. I know that the temperature from nitre bluing will ruin the heat treatment of the grip frame, but does that...
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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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