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    Today, 12:40 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread back surgery in Our Town
    I had hemi-laminectomy on L4-L5 in 1989. Perfect results and no issues since.
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    Yesterday, 12:41 PM
    Mittens is so cute. It was great to see her running and jumping in the video. This mittens thread has brought a lot of smiles to many of us at a time when we need it. Just to stay on track, this is Pilgrem wanting to help me reload some 30-06...
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    09-21-2020, 08:32 AM
    Sadly as an 18 year I bought my first centerfire rifle and it was a .222. But as an 18 year old I never thought I could not afford a Remington and had to settle for the lowly Savage 340. It was a good rifle, but nowhere as nice, nor as accurate as...
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    09-21-2020, 12:10 AM
    I built an Ar15 16" upper in 30 Herrett Rimless...Does that count? ;) 6.8 SPC case trimmed back and reformed with a 30 Herrett sizing die.
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    09-20-2020, 11:25 PM
    You get to western ND and the topography changes greatly. I was hunting in the Killdeer Mountains when I ran over a throne branch and I have a fast leak in one tire and a slower leak in another. I quickly changed the fast leak with the spare. I...
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    09-20-2020, 10:14 PM
    Not saying this is the case with your loads but the bolt closing force on an M1, M14 and and AR have enough force to push the shoulder back when chambering. This isn't as true for sizing the body but it takes very little to push the shoulders back....
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    09-20-2020, 07:49 PM
    Born and raised in ND. This is the norm when something like this happens. Same happened when my uncle was killed in a auto accident in 1970. That's what neighbors do in rural areas.
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    09-20-2020, 08:19 AM
    rbuck351 and too many things Thank You for sharing this, it's great to know. I have never seen a wood handle press that didn't have the shotgun die station. I am just now in the beginning of researching the turret press for an article, and it...
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    09-19-2020, 10:01 PM
    Mr. Frog person sir, we can just see three of Sal's presses so I can say that he has at least one with the shotgun bushing. The quick wat to tell is the handle, wood has the odd hole, bicycle grip is all four 7/8x14.
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    09-19-2020, 11:58 AM
    Mk42gunner, Like you I thought that side mount looks rather uncouth when I bought my 219 last year. But, I kept it out where I could see it for a few weeks and it has grown on me. I really like it now. They tell me that Beauty is in the eye of...
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    09-19-2020, 11:35 AM
    Folks, this not a for sale ad, so please be patient till pls1911 gets all this sorted out. Ken
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    09-19-2020, 02:37 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Chinese f35 copy in Our Town
    I can't address how government contractors get by with this. Within actual government agencies you have to have a equal or higher security clearance and most importantly an need to know. Of course inside threats will always find a way to...
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  • Kevin Rohrer's Avatar
    09-18-2020, 10:29 PM
    That is an incredibly *low* price. I paid 2.5x that for mine, and after restoring it, would not sell it for <$6k.
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    09-18-2020, 07:22 PM
    Pressman replied to a thread Ideal no5 in Vintage Reloading Gear
    If you can find it, there is an excelent article covering these early measures in the May-June Single Shot Rifle Journal. Of course it is written by an esteemed Castboolits member. Not me.
    29 replies | 856 view(s)
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    09-18-2020, 02:07 AM
    As usual Larry is spot on with his advice. Both loads of the OP's smokeless loads are recommended trap door loads. In many loadings Smokeless Powder has a softer pressure curve than BD. I used to load for a reenactment group mostly with smokeless...
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    09-17-2020, 11:28 PM
    The Hornady Headspace Comparator does exactly what it is claimed to do and it does it very well. Hornady calls it a COMPARATOR for a reason. It was not designed as a direct measurement tool unless used in conjunction with a actual standard like a...
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    09-17-2020, 09:57 PM
    The difference in peoples experiences on this type of stuff always surprised me. Between my 650's and my 1050 I have loaded 80K to 100K of bottleneck cases. Mostly .223 and 308. I do have a vacuum and compressed air at each machine. Never stuck...
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    09-16-2020, 08:47 PM
    Most eBay re-sellers are on crack - or worse. The early Model 9 should bring a little less than a Dunbar. They are nearly the same press, though the Herter's is not finished nearly as well. They are not common, but not rare either even with...
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    09-16-2020, 07:22 PM
    Pressman replied to a thread Ideal no5 in Vintage Reloading Gear
    It's missing the top for a reason, there was no top. The #5 and #6 were the first models to get a top.
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    09-16-2020, 04:43 PM
    If you are using the Lock-N-LoadŽ Headspace Comparator https://www.hornady.com/headspace-bushings#!/ that is a comparator only unless used in conjunction with an standard such as an actual headspace gauge. Something like the RCBS Case Mic gives...
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    09-16-2020, 01:29 PM
    Pressman replied to a thread Ideal no5 in Vintage Reloading Gear
    There are a couple of oddities in the #5 line. One is a Lyman made measure with a wood handle. I have seen only one though this looks factory made so there are probably more. Unusual is the handle casting, it is not taken from an earlier #1-4 and...
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    09-16-2020, 12:39 PM
    My local gunshop has one on display so customers can play with it. I really like it, much more than the larger Hornady mounted next to it. It's not overly large, very smooth in operation, and looks well built as in very stout for an open frame...
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    09-16-2020, 01:31 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Estate Sale in Our Town
    Dad had some Herter's that sound like a direct match. That was in 1970. They were purchased in the late 50's or 60's. They didn't perform well on game so they just sat on the shelf until I started shooting/reloading as a kid. I shot about 250 of...
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    09-15-2020, 08:49 AM
    Pressman replied to a thread Ideal no5 in Vintage Reloading Gear
    MOA, yours was made by Lyman between 1926 and 1946. There no model variations of the No 5 other than the 5M so precise dating is impossible. The only distinction is the address. All Middlefield are Lyman, all New Haven's are Ideal or Marlin but...
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    09-15-2020, 08:40 AM
    The patent is long expired, the first tools date to about 1886. Lyman bought the Ideal Reloading Tool Co. in 1926, from Phineas P. Talcott who bought it from Marlin Arms Co in 1916, who bought it from John Barlow in 1910. I have one made...
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    09-13-2020, 07:00 PM
    Hornady One Shot case lube allowed to dry before adding to hopper. When I first started with my 650's I used Dillon lube but that turned into a sticky mess to the point the cases would stick in the feed tube. Switched to the Hornady and never...
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    09-12-2020, 07:36 PM
    Posting in Test will not increase your post count. You can post a want to buy or a want to trade in Swap&Sell, but not anything to sell till you meet the 30 days and 30 post limit.
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    09-12-2020, 09:30 AM
    Membership only range, Savage NRA 1919 Match rifle. Nothing but paper targets allowed.
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    09-12-2020, 09:26 AM
    All the quality brand tripods are designed to be portable and stable. They have to, or are expected to, hold a 4 pound camera with a 4 pound, long telephoto lens. They are larger than the original Shooting Chrony. They will all have an extending...
    22 replies | 383 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
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