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    01-06-2019, 11:33 PM
    Make sure you strip the bolt of the firing pin and spring. You want the bolt to have no resistance from the parts when you are checking the headspace when you are cutting the chamber. Go slow, use lots of cutting oil and clean the chamber and reamer...
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    01-06-2019, 10:36 PM
    I was gifted one of the little air fryers that is round and has a basket inside. Tried it once to "fry" fish but ended up with jerky. I got to looking at it and it has an element like and electric range or hot plate that the air blows over. The...
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    12-28-2018, 11:33 PM
    Not to gloat, but I will. I bought a left hand 788 in 308 Winchester about a year ago!! Had one just after I got out of the Army in the late 70s and traded it off later. Finally fixed that mistake. Both of those jobs would have cost the owners...
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    12-28-2018, 11:24 PM
    Prior to trying to remove a Mauser barrel I soak the receiver in a plastic container from the isotope lead and fill with paint thinner, which is mineral spirits. Leave it about a week and it does make it much easier to remove the barrel. I read...
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    12-28-2018, 11:05 PM
    I had an 18" Contender barrel in 45acp. The 185gr JHP would exit the muzzle at around 1,800 fps pushed by a load of Blue Dot. I did not own a 45 acp pistol at that time so did not worry about getting these loads in it. Only thing I shot with it was...
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    12-28-2018, 10:52 PM
    HankeyPanky mentioned the 20" barrel on the Ruger American Predator which I thought was incorrect so I went and measured it. It is just over 21 1/2" to the front of the receiver so is probably considered a 22" barrel when measured down the bore to...
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    12-28-2018, 10:44 PM
    Sounds like the OP reduced the H4895 tooooo far. Good he stopped. I have excellent results using SR4759, 2400, and MP300, all slow handgun/shotgun/ small rifle powders. Start about 16grs with any of these and work up 1 grain at a time. I find...
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    12-28-2018, 10:35 PM
    Both of the rifles with the rimless cartridges that do not always fire because the case goes by the extractor can be cured by fireforming the case to the chamber. To do this I would recommend a small amount of a fast powder like Unique, then fill...
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Married for years. Two sons, 2 granddaughters.
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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