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  • John Taylor's Avatar
    Today, 08:28 AM
    That's the way it's done. You will need an "anvil" to go inside the bolt so the rivet can be peened over. Or you could install a Sako extractor or a PTG extractor. Both require machine work.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 08:14 AM
    Try both of those......never know.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 08:13 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread lymn #2 in Cast Boolits
    Sounds like alloy got way too hot. Did you flux the grey back into the alloy? What kind of "pot" and heat source?
    7 replies | 130 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 08:12 AM
    that was my thought. He about decribed one perfectly
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:56 AM
    I'm a bit confused but if its the military type fixed front sight your trying to get rid of its pretty easy to hack saw off and use a bit of black paint on. I did that to one gun and then put a longer mid length free full float forend that covered...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:48 AM
    depends on what you call dangerous game I guess. Id use my beo on pigs and black bear for sure but really don't consider that dangerous game hunting. Maybe a western grizzly bear but would be nervous. I big brown or polar bear? Not without a back...
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  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    Today, 07:37 AM
    Monday bump. I know these are rare because this is the first one I have seen. Does anyone on Cast Boolits even have one of these? Google is not my friend here! MCRW is also the same name as some process so Google is worthless on this tong tool.
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  • jmort's Avatar
    Today, 07:35 AM
    Praying for a full recovery and for all concerned
    5 replies | 48 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:23 AM
    yup. I have a yankee hills suppressor for my ARs and they sound about like a 22 mag without a suppressor. As to sub sonic it depends. I had a group buy 105 grain mold and yes you could get it subsonic but I tried about everything to find a load that...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:10 AM
    ive been using smokes brown and it only increases bullet size by .001 I can hardly tell when sizing.
    15 replies | 128 view(s)
  • John Boy's Avatar
    Today, 07:02 AM
    Grmps, though I did not weight each cavity separately ... I'm going to say Yes based on the Bell Curve of 122 bullets and if the cavity variation is different, it is minor: The Bell Curve 69.5 to 69.8 = 19ea 70.0x = 56 70.1x = 0 70.2x = 6...
    19 replies | 380 view(s)
  • starmac's Avatar
    Today, 03:45 AM
    starmac replied to a thread will i ever grow up?? in Our Town
    Back in the 70's when My wife was pregnant with our first born, I wrongfully decided she needed a car to drive instead of a pickup, so bought her the ugliest car ever built, an AMC hornet, god that thing was ugly, but supposedly a safe rig. I had a...
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  • starmac's Avatar
    Today, 03:03 AM
    starmac replied to a thread FHA sale in Lets talk trapping!
    A friend called the other day, he had just got in from pulling his mountain line, he took a little over 200 martin and a few linx, he was headed right back out to a different area to pull in some beaver before the season ends.
    3 replies | 76 view(s)
  • starmac's Avatar
    Today, 02:52 AM
    You can get some quality tools for some things. Harbor has one wrench set that cost less than forty bucks that will stay right with snap on or any other ones, only available in the extra long wrenches. I also have a few sets of their snubbies, not...
    10 replies | 96 view(s)
  • starmac's Avatar
    Today, 02:39 AM
    They are legal up here, but are somewhat frowned upon in dangerous game territory, or at least used to be, it seems like not as bad anymore.
    8 replies | 248 view(s)
  • starmac's Avatar
    Today, 02:37 AM
    I passed one up at a garage sale a couple of years ago, that I kind of wished I would have picked up, Not sure what for though. My son in law has had a highpoint 45 handgun for several years, you can call it ugly if you want to, but I wouldn't...
    51 replies | 1362 view(s)
  • starmac's Avatar
    Today, 01:58 AM
    Well, the very first time I needed a metrich tool, was to change the starter on a mustang tool, so since I, at the time had no plans of needing metric tools much I bought a cheap set of auto store wrenches. The very first bolt I put a wrench on the...
    10 replies | 96 view(s)
  • starmac's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 AM
    I think I am lucky in the fact that my mind just doesn't dwell on all these shtf doomsday type scenario. That said I have always liked home grown and canned food much better than store bought, even though it cost more to grow your own, be it...
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  • starmac's Avatar
    Today, 12:33 AM
    I have not been on there for a while but Alaska Outdoors was pretty good, they didn't put up with a lot of BS though.
    4 replies | 52 view(s)
  • starmac's Avatar
    Today, 12:29 AM
    starmac replied to a thread Pet peeves in Our Town
    I drive for a living and a lot more than a lot of folks, so have a lot of pet peeves, but one you will think is funny, is I dearly hate to get behind someone, especially on a 2 lane that has a bicycle rack on the back of their vehicle. lol
    45 replies | 796 view(s)
  • starmac's Avatar
    Today, 12:20 AM
    My opinion even Joe six pack doesn't like busted knuckles or worse, life is to cheap for junk cheap tools, and I would rather hire it done than use some of them. I am a tool junky I guess, and have thousands and thousands of dollars worth of tool,...
    10 replies | 96 view(s)
  • jmort's Avatar
    Today, 12:02 AM
    Not critical if "good enough" is the measure Harbor Freight would be fine for Joe six-pack
    10 replies | 96 view(s)
  • starmac's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:08 PM
    Just curious, without driving in a circle, how far can you drive before you are in lunatic controlled enemy territory? lol Back to the original situation of the topic, I see this as a tragic situation for the op and every other shooting...
    32 replies | 783 view(s)
  • knifemaker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:05 PM
    I use to shoot PPC matches back in the 70's. Most of us had S&W revolvers with Davis bull barrels that were allowed. On the leg matches, only revolvers with all factory parts were allowed, no accurate bull barrels could be installed. Most of the...
    7 replies | 215 view(s)
  • starmac's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
    I have the 54 investarms and encountered the same thing with hollow base boolits, it actually seemed liked it kicks TWICE. I figured I was leaveing an air spsce between the powder and the actual base of boolit, but didn't mess with it much trying to...
    41 replies | 629 view(s)
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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