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    Today, 02:17 AM
    Back in the day it was claimed to be the best and I believe that claim, however, synthetic oils of today are far superior .
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    12-09-2019, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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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
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