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  • Pressman's Avatar
    Today, 01:40 PM
    He is a vendor sponsor of this board, great guy to deal with. A couple of use helped him get set-up for his first catcher design and he took off from that.
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    Today, 01:35 PM
    Looking around the basement this morning I found two Carcano's. A long rifle and a Terni carbine. No stocks for either but they are easy to fit into a 98 Mauser surplus stock. I have ammo, brass, bullets and clips. Unfortunately I have too much...
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    Today, 01:24 PM
    Pressman replied to a thread .243 losing popularity? in Our Town
    All this talk about the 243 going away prompted me to get mine out and give it some love. It's been setting in the safe since 2000 unfired. I need to rectify that this summer. As a young beginner in 1966/67 I decided that I needed certain rifles...
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    Today, 01:13 PM
    The 81 was an idea to compete with Pacific in the multi-ram is better idea. The 81 suffered from the difficulty of changing shellholders. You need a special, really short Allen wrench and then it takes a lot of time and patience to loosen and...
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  • LUBEDUDE's Avatar
    Today, 06:47 AM
    It takes Herters shell holders, same as the model #3. If you want to use the standard snap in shell holders then you will need to buy a couple of the adapters.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:56 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Full auto .22 in Our Town
    Coming for a precision competitive background I had very little use for full auto. That is until I got to play with them some. It's hard to have that much fun with your clothes on. Rambo-ing an M60 with a 200 round belt is something that you...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:31 PM
    Duplicating the velocity is only one part of the equation. Duplicating the pressure with the same velocity is the real challenge. Per the owner, Tim Sundles claims that they use proprietary powders in some of their loads to get the performance...
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    Yesterday, 05:41 PM
    Offers to buy or sell in this thread are in violation of the rules.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:32 PM
    The JA barrels are should be timed and indexed so it should be a direct screw on. That is the point of the index mark on the receiver and the barrel. Just line up the lines in inspect the headspace. No chambering should be required unless the...
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  • Pressman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:07 PM
    My first Carcano was a Terni identical to yours, only with a pretty wood stock. Check your rifling twist, some of them were progressive long rifles that importers cut to carbine length. They will not shoot anything accurately. Mine was that way,...
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    Yesterday, 05:12 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread home made bullet mold in Cast Boolits
    The expansion rate for lead can be found here. https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/linear-expansion-coefficients-d_95.html Lead has a greater expansion rate than any of the materials commonly used in molds. That why the alloy effects the bullet...
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    01-14-2021, 11:07 PM
    I agree with Mr Frog Person, let it soak a couple of days in evaporust. It will come out clean, well you will have to brush off the black coating. I soaked a badly rusted press handle for three days last winter. It came out with a nice black...
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  • LUBEDUDE's Avatar
    01-14-2021, 12:16 PM
    Agree totally! Until Colt gets rid of that Union they will always be overpriced for what you get.
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    01-14-2021, 11:58 AM
    I am in lust, really nice set-up.
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    01-14-2021, 09:08 AM
    This might be a good thing as it gets them out of Connecticut (hoping any way) and maybe out of the Union control. Colt can be a great company again, if they can move to a location or State with better operating conditions.
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    01-14-2021, 09:06 AM
    http://www.frontieramericanaoffargo.com/whitney-phoenix-ax823 Nice rifle and no price listed.
    6 replies | 206 view(s)
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    01-14-2021, 08:53 AM
    Cheggie, I wish you were closer to Minnesota. I would really love to sit down with you and get all the story, and get photos of those tools and how they work for an article. Ken
    4 replies | 154 view(s)
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    01-13-2021, 02:28 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread .243 losing popularity? in Our Town
    While per Dave Emary Hornady's senior ballistics scientist the Creedmoor’s parent case is the.30 TC but that is mostly marketing hype. It's actually the brainchild of Denise DeMille and like a whole host of others like the 6mmXC, 240 NMC, 6mm...
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    01-13-2021, 02:14 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread .243 losing popularity? in Our Town
    Killed between 40 and 50 whitetail buck and a few does with a 243 most with one shot. Depending on angle and size I found a couple of bullets just under the skin. Never lost one or had a hard recovery.
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  • Kevin Rohrer's Avatar
    01-13-2021, 11:03 AM
    It makes no sense to waste time annealing inexpensive pistol cases.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-13-2021, 01:47 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread .243 losing popularity? in Our Town
    The .243 has been extremely popular since it's introduction and it will remain so for a very long time. https://www.chuckhawks.com/prolific_rifle_cartridges_2019.html
    66 replies | 1297 view(s)
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    01-12-2021, 03:33 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Money Orders in Our Town
    No need to play their game. They are required to cash the USPS MO. Call the postmaster for that office and tell them what time and how much you are cashing. They may not have it until the following business day but they are required to fulfill...
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    01-12-2021, 12:18 PM
    Pressman replied to a thread Wolf Match Extra in Rimfire Area
    Price matches Eley Club.
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    01-11-2021, 08:14 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Money Orders in Our Town
    https://faq.usps.com/s/article/Money-Orders-The-Basics#verify_postal_money_order How do I Verify a Postal Money Order? USPS Money Orders have distinguishing marks you can check to make sure that the money order is valid. By holding a money...
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    01-11-2021, 03:56 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Money Orders in Our Town
    By law the PO is required to cash all money orders. It is true that them may not have the cash on hand but a simple phone call solves that issue. Any time I cash one for more than a couple of hundred I call the PO and inform them what time I will...
    75 replies | 1368 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