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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 04:52 PM
    8mm Remington magnum case necked down to 7mm is what the STW is based on. 300 Weatherby and 300 H&H brass will work but I believe both require fireforming to be complete.
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    Yesterday, 09:43 PM
    If kckid101 doesn't take Texas by God tools I will.
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    Yesterday, 09:10 PM
    http://www.salespider.com/b-169195906/w-e-brownell-checkering-tools These are the W.E. Brownell full-veiw style handle (not related to Brownells Gunsmith Supply). I prefer this style handle. You don't need handles but they sell cutters also. ...
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    Yesterday, 07:26 PM
    He is doing OK with this post, we had a long talk about how to handle it and this seems to be the best way. Ken
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    Yesterday, 07:10 PM
    On Browning's high gloss finishes they use polyurethane. Not sure on the 1895's. I am fortunate to have a dip tank that I use MEK for stripping epoxy and polyurethane. The above recommendation should work.
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    Yesterday, 02:25 PM
    What is it made of? Cast aluminum? or iron? I cannot be certain from looking at the pictures. If aluminum I would have serious doubts concerning the strength of the two "C" arms. Redding tried this design 60 years ago using iron "C" arms with a...
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    Yesterday, 10:19 AM
    50 BMG, that's a dust bunny on the base. I found it at the Fort Worth Collectors show. Narramore started selling the Redhead in 1938, in 1942 he as called back to active duty with the Army and either gave or sold the press to CC Johnson of...
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    03-21-2019, 08:28 PM
    This one followed me home from a gunshow last weekend. The dealer thought it was a Tru-Line Jr. Included is a 45-70 die set, a #2 J shellholder and several misc Lyman 310 dies. Th dealer really wanted it off his table so he made me a cannot refuse...
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    03-21-2019, 05:34 PM
    Yes it threads into the front of the breech plug. Other versions use carbide bushings. http://arrowheadsporting.com/breechplugs.html Not sure what a flash hole extension is but these systems do reduce and extend the flash hole. Once they erode...
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    03-21-2019, 03:27 PM
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    03-21-2019, 02:32 PM
    "Perhaps there actually isn't any greater increase in pressure inside the primer? Or if there is an increase it is not a sufficient increase to pose any problem or danger." I don't know the answer but I tend to agree that it's not an issue at...
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    03-21-2019, 01:18 PM
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    03-21-2019, 03:29 AM
    Same cartridges are 65,000 PSI SAAMI. Priming compound will not produce 65K. With the smokeless muzzloaders some loads are over 50K using a primer designed for a 14.5K max cartridge. The small vent liners restrict the gas pressure enough so it's...
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    03-20-2019, 10:58 PM
    Great comparison, thank you.
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    03-20-2019, 10:29 PM
    For me with my current needs or wants it would be a 220 Swift. I love this cartridge. If you want something different 225 Winchesters are nice in single shots.
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    03-20-2019, 09:27 PM
    Mr Frog Person Sir, I don't have access to the presses right now, still hiding in Texas waiting for the start of mosquito season to return to Minnesota. The cast iron press is light and should be very handy to load on. I really need to set it up...
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    03-20-2019, 09:23 PM
    Pressman replied to a thread rcbs A3 in Vintage Reloading Gear
    Onehole you are right about the steel links. Buzz Huntington mentioned them to me one time, wanted to know if I had one. Apparently the customer feed back was so intense that the steel links had to be replaced with cast links. The perception was...
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    03-20-2019, 08:36 PM
    http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2013/05/large-vs-small-flash-holes-in-308-win-brass/ I never was concerned about increased pressure of the powder charge from larger flash holes. I do have a mild concern about increased pressure in the primer...
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    03-18-2019, 10:40 PM
    Pics will help greatly. I am interested but not without pics.
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    03-18-2019, 02:37 PM
    If it works and you are satisfied, then you did good. And congratulations on having a well stocked junk drawer.;)
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    03-18-2019, 02:35 PM
    Mr. Frog Person, I had the same thoughts, nice to see two people thinking along the same line. Ken
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 12:06 AM
    I have a Browning 1886 rifle and a saddle ring carbine. Never had any issues so I never took them apart. I have no idea how close to original they are. I picked up the saddle ring cheap due to some deep stock scratches. Just picked up a blank...
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    03-17-2019, 10:28 PM
    Comparing one animal to another means nothing. Comparing the same cut of meat from the same animal is easy. Age some, freeze some and prepare them at the same time. Question answered.
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    03-17-2019, 09:29 PM
    PS In addition to a wine bottle opener, it also should work really well at cracking hard shell nuts, especially black walnuts for fruitcakes! No alterations necessary. :bigsmyl2: Frog Person, your mention of making a fruit cake is making me...
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    03-17-2019, 05:50 PM
    One more point on the tolerancing. Normally manufactures tend to shoot for the middle of the tolerance. With gage pins they tend to be very close to the plus or minus tolerance. A .0002 plus will be very close to .0002" over and a .0002" under...
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    03-17-2019, 01:13 AM
    Either one will work for you. Most use the minus tolerance (.0000,-.0002) pins. The tolerance selection is mostly to ensure the pin tolerance doesn't allow a bad part. Example it a hole with 1.000" max and a .999" min. You would select a minus...
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  • LUBEDUDE's Avatar
    03-16-2019, 11:42 PM
    Great information, thanks Ken!
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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