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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    Today, 06:57 PM
    Optical illusions. I had the camera very close, makes it look like the ones on the left are skewed to the right and the ones on the right appear skewed to the left. Plus the two on the right have the nipple of the left over primmer sticking out...
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    Today, 06:28 PM
    Here is a pic of my process for reducing 223rem down to 30 cal. The process is the same with the 9mm case. The process is a little slow and labor intensive but the results are perfect and repeatable. I don't do more then about .025 in reduction at a...
    30 replies | 983 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 04:44 PM
    311041hp
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  • John 242's Avatar
    Today, 04:25 PM
    Hello everybody, I'm looking for a replacement barrel for a Marlin 336 in .44 Mag. The current barrel has a good sized bulge/ring in the chamber about a half-inch up from the rim of the case. It's bulged bad enough that fired cases won't extract...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 02:23 PM
    I've been using it with powder coated gas checked bullets for 3 years now according to the 2015 date on the HBN bottle. I've also added to lube(no value I could determine) and used on a patch to condition the bore, helped with getting HBN back into...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 PM
    that's kind of the way I was taught. Dc flows through the entire wire cross section and ac flows mostly on the surface but keep in mind that most wire is made by weaving many strands together to make one conductor and the current flows on each of...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 02:14 PM
    I need two more bare lowers myself but crop damage deer shooting is starting and I need all my money for gas for the truck for the next two months.
    5 replies | 92 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 01:54 PM
    I tried it in 30-06 with 200 gr Lee bullet, nice mild load and reasonably accurate for conditions that day. 15.0 grs was most accurate of 14-16 tested, 5 round groups of 1.5"-100yd @ 10*F Jan 2004, 15.0=1556 fps from 22" Savage 110. WSF(15.0=1555...
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  • jmort's Avatar
    Today, 01:08 PM
    A $500 PSA will not have a chromed lined barrel I get the cheap ones, but the FN barrel makes sense I have two of these https://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-16-freedom-rifle.html $450 Added Ozark rear sight ( no rear sight on Freedom Rifle)...
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  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    Today, 12:47 PM
    Yep, the Cimarron Ubertis were several notches about the firearms Uberti sold under their own name. I would assume this holds true from the Cimarron ASM as well.
    5 replies | 147 view(s)
  • Hamish's Avatar
    Today, 12:23 PM
    Hamish replied to a thread Framing gun in Our Town
    Hand bang Em and save the money. If it's just a shed you can nail it off by hand faster than jacking around setting up and dragging the gun around.
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  • oldred's Avatar
    Today, 11:24 AM
    Actually the post you are referencing is new and is dated 7-6-2018 so it's quite relevant, besides that's good info anyway.
    25 replies | 13452 view(s)
  • marlinman93's Avatar
    Today, 10:31 AM
    Have you measured firing pin protrusion through the face of the breech block? I like around .050" protrusion to reliably strike primers. Some guns will work with as little as .040", but not all. I'd also be checking to ensure the firing pin travels...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:26 AM
    Lyman's data is correct. I've measured the psi. I've shot 5 gr Bullseye under a lot of 190 to 205 gr cast in many different 45 ACP weapons for years with complete satisfaction, it is my standard 45 ACP load. Five gr Bullseye under the 230 gr fmj...
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    Today, 09:52 AM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread lubing cases in Swaging
    If one uses lanolin for deriming it is best to be sure it is all removed from the brass before tumbling in media. I used to use mineral spirits but no longer enjoy the smell. I have heard others here report that woolite fabric cleaner works well to...
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    Today, 09:46 AM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread lubing cases in Swaging
    Before I had a tumbler I would coat the inside of a Ziploc bag with lube then add clean brass and kneed with hands to distribute lube. This worked well too. Not really any wrong way to apply lube, just make sure you use enough and that it is all...
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    Today, 09:40 AM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread lubing cases in Swaging
    Annealing after deriming. Use whatever lube you wish for deriming. Only use quality swage lube for core seat and point form swaging. I now like to use RCBS case lube II for deriming only because it is so easy to rinse clean with only water....
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  • Hamish's Avatar
    Today, 08:23 AM
    Gp, What a great find and at a killer price no less! Love to see these old pieces brought back.
    11 replies | 237 view(s)
  • jmort's Avatar
    Today, 08:20 AM
    I heart PSA
    5 replies | 92 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Today, 07:57 AM
    yes, it is way too thick - almost a hard wax like substance. Bag Balm is much easier.
    20 replies | 428 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Today, 07:40 AM
    Yes. I must decrease that He may increase.
    4 replies | 35 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:33 AM
    budget build from psa. Lower put together with there parts other then a spring kit and extended take down pins. Upper was a basic (cheap) psa upper with a carbine gas system. I have 380 bucks into it. Took it to the range yesterday. Slapped a 3x9 on...
    5 replies | 92 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:17 AM
    yup and picture a billion volts going that fast and if you think a 100 dollar arrestor is going to stop it ive got a bridge!
    58 replies | 1135 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:14 AM
    I like my sushi dipped in drakes and deep fried!
    17 replies | 225 view(s)
  • Pressman's Avatar
    Today, 06:14 AM
    Yes, Modern Bond. There is a Model A and a Model B with full sets of dies.
    2 replies | 125 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