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  • LUBEDUDE's Avatar
    Today, 01:46 AM
    I like the beefy 234 press. It operates nice and smooth. Once I got used to the slant, I was good to go. My reloading shed became a storage shed so I don’t use it anymore. If I had the space I’d mount it up again.
    3 replies | 69 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:14 PM
    This chart shows you what available in letter, number and metric in addition to fractional. Drill bit always drill oversize and they don't produces perfectly round holes. 1% to 5% oversize is normal for drill bits finished hole sizes. ...
    4 replies | 130 view(s)
  • Pressman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:35 PM
    444 It's not the steel case but the size of the bullet in that case, to us 7.62 is a .308 bullet, to a Russian 7.62 is a .312 bullet.
    26 replies | 638 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 08:37 AM
    under the C-H logo there is a number that should be 204. That is the model number; C-H never gave all their presses a catchy name. Ken
    2 replies | 57 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 08:30 AM
    I liked the nice stock on mine so decided on rebarreling. I was working with a gunsmith in New York, an Italian heritage guy. He moved to North Carolina so I sent the action to him along with a Gain Twist Barrel Company .308 blank. As he got the...
    26 replies | 638 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 08:07 AM
    I recently ended up with a 5 pound container oh Herter's 160 powder. Looking through their old data I found it only listed as a 12 gauge powder. Nothing else. I don't shoot shotguns. So, looking at another powder that listed nearly identical...
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    Yesterday, 07:11 AM
    Modified ram I understand, but sandblasting and painting is blasphemous
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-16-2021, 11:00 PM
    That would be correct if you were necking .243 Win to .260 Rem since the cases are the same length. With the 6.5 CM you are sizing the shoulder and body down to form the neck on a shorter case than the 243 Win.
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  • Pressman's Avatar
    01-16-2021, 10:05 PM
    Getting two unfinished gun builds completed. A '96 Mauser in 257 Roberts that's half complete and a Remington XP100R rebarrel and stock work. Along with fitting two Carcano's into 98 Mauser stocks and test firing them. Ken
    17 replies | 955 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-16-2021, 09:44 PM
    Looks nice. Thanks for posting.
    7 replies | 148 view(s)
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    01-16-2021, 08:44 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Full auto .22 in Our Town
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  • Pressman's Avatar
    01-16-2021, 07:34 PM
    Thanks Mike. The stock has it's new finish and looks decent, like dad said about painting your car with a brush, looks good from 20 feet. I will have finished photos next week when the scope and mount arrive.
    14 replies | 1047 view(s)
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    01-16-2021, 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.
    3 replies | 145 view(s)
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    01-16-2021, 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...
    26 replies | 638 view(s)
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    01-16-2021, 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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    01-16-2021, 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...
    9 replies | 192 view(s)
  • LUBEDUDE's Avatar
    01-16-2021, 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.
    9 replies | 192 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