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  • fatnhappy's Avatar
    02-15-2020, 09:44 PM
    I have zero experience with the .375 and nothing meaningful to add, save a request you post pictures.
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    02-15-2020, 09:32 PM
    I lap, degrease with naptha, dust with rosin and use blue Loctite on base screws and ring screws. I've had the internals of scopes recoil loose, but never had a scope move in the mounts. Then again I don't have a .416 YMMV
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    02-15-2020, 04:14 PM
    Announcements I Wanted to Hear at the 2020 SHOT Show: "CNN reports Andrew Cuomo falls into a running woodchipper." "Nancy Pelosi sobers up, accidently sponsors bill benefiting Americans." "scientists discover corona virus genetic package can...
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    02-09-2020, 03:55 PM
    I have one from a brazilian large ring. It has a broken tip. It's yours if you want it.
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    02-09-2020, 11:30 AM
    Dale, I many homemade French onion soup for lunch (5 lbs of onions no less). I used of all things, English muffins for the croutons. I toasted them ahead of time so I only needed to get them hot. Gruyere cheese on the muffins rounded it out. ...
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    02-07-2020, 08:02 PM
    I made biscuits and gravy for breakfast last Saturday on a scout campout. homemade cinnamon rolls and scrambled eggs too. all in dutch ovens. good stick to your ribs fare for a cold winter campout in the hills of the finger lakes.
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    02-07-2020, 07:57 PM
    Rick is a good man and does excellent work. I lent him 6-7 saeco moulds of different vintage for the purposes trialing his new handles. He wanted to QC his measurements prior to selling them. He returned them along with a set of handles...
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    02-06-2020, 09:43 PM
    As staff reviewed the thread, it was judged the thread has helpful information that can be useful to people that are learning about powder coatings or have questions about PC hazards. Instead of deleting, it a clean up was done, lets keep it...
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    02-06-2020, 09:51 AM
    I think part of that is bleeding over from the instructors' backgrounds. Many instructors will revert back to their base in LE/Military, because most people haven't had many real defensive encounters as a civilian. Just my 2 cents as an LE...
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  • 2wheelDuke's Avatar
    02-05-2020, 11:14 AM
    I put cast bullet 300blk hunting rounds on the back burner years ago. For paper punching, I was doing well with the Lee 155gr spire point (the one meant for 7.62x39.) I tried using a softer alloy in that bullet for hog hunting thinking I could...
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    01-27-2020, 07:33 PM
    My cousin Georgie was KIA 51 years ago today. Every time memorial day or veterans day rolls around I can't help become slightly melancholy. My Uncle Jim, Georgie and my sister in law's nephew Alex Viola paid so dearly for this republic. ...
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    01-26-2020, 09:35 PM
    and I had to use it. I bought a brand new vortex viper, mounted it on my mini-30 and promptly had to pull it and send it back. at the first range session it winked out from recoil, every shot. They replaced it. the replacement does the same...
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    01-26-2020, 04:40 PM
    I'd like a brass 4 cav HP PB. dukemarren at comcast dot net
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  • fatnhappy's Avatar
    01-26-2020, 01:04 PM
    you certainly got your money's worth out of that one. FWIW they're available in the print industry for setting rule in die boards. CCM sells them
    25 replies | 1181 view(s)
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    01-26-2020, 11:26 AM
    As far as the dust breathing dust of any kind cant be good for anyone some it may effect more then other like pollen. I am one of those hard heads that fails to use protection like I should. I spray my boolits and do it under my exhaust fan that...
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    01-24-2020, 06:36 PM
    I have the exact same rifle and it isn't the least bit finicky. Honestly Lloyd, I really wanted a .338 federal since I have a couple .308s and 7-08s already. Not because I needed it, I just wanted it.
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  • Red River Rick's Avatar
    01-24-2020, 03:07 PM
    Probably most mould manufacturers use a ductile iron, of one grade or another, for their iron mould blocks. Easily machined, holds detail very well, and less resistant to warpage from the heating and cooling cycle. I use Dura-Bar 65-45-12 for...
    15 replies | 657 view(s)
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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