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  • Pressman's Avatar
    Today, 09:03 PM
    Thanks for the information, now I can tag them for inventory. They seem to work very well, though maybe a little slow. Ken
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    Today, 05:04 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    True except for the one feature the spurred the Creedmoor's development. That is the ability to use the very long VLD or hybrid type bullets favored for long range competition in a 308 length magazine.
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    Today, 04:57 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Windows 10 in Our Town
    I love Windows 10. I do have a very fast cable connection so updates are not an issue. It did take a little getting used too but it has been the most trouble free system I have used. I started with an Apple Macintosh in the 1987. I would have...
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    Today, 02:20 AM
    I brought this home a couple of months ago along with a tool box full of Lyman moulds. I can ID everything but these handles. Should there be a wood grip on the open lever? Ideas? Ken
    8 replies | 163 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 01:20 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread CZ 452 Verses 455 in Rimfire Area
    I just purchased a CZ75 Tactical Sport Orange. That is the finest out of the box pistol I have ever seen or handled.
    11 replies | 273 view(s)
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    08-15-2018, 08:30 PM
    I an clearing a friends estate and ran across this knife. I knew he had it but never paid any attention to it, that is till now. I need information to find out more about it and it's approximate value for the estate. Looking at it I think...
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    08-15-2018, 05:46 PM Details This product is one of CCI's top performing rounds. It is loaded to match your shooting skills with the maximum amount of knock-down power available for a 22 LR. It is...
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    08-15-2018, 12:56 AM
    Welcome to Texas Flash! You made a great decision, but may second guess it after putting up with our heat for a year or two. :) Even though I’m 150 miles East of you, I believe there is a Cabelas in FT Worth, plus a handful of other gun shops...
    6 replies | 213 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    08-15-2018, 12:32 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread CZ 452 Verses 455 in Rimfire Area
    I don't have a 455 so I can not comment on them. I do have 452's and 453's. Between the two I prefer the 452. I don't care for the set trigger on the 453. The stock 452 trigger becomes a thing of beauty with the YoDave trigger kit...
    11 replies | 273 view(s)
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    08-13-2018, 08:14 PM
    I am cleaning up a friends estate. He was an avid reloader and hoarder. I have 28, 5 gallon buckets of range lead from an Iowa National Guard Armory. It's lead and bullet jackets, no dirt and rocks. It has been stored indoors so it's dry. ...
    1 replies | 251 view(s)
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    08-12-2018, 07:52 PM
    Not commonly seen either. These were made in the early to mid 80's. This set is 30-06, new, and to me a really nice addition to the collection. Ken
    0 replies | 58 view(s)
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    08-12-2018, 07:40 PM
    These cans are small and not marked with what kind of powder was in them. What you see is all the labeling they have.
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    08-11-2018, 09:09 PM
    And how many Baptist churches are there in Conroe? I counted 37 in Trinity when we were there last winter. :) Ken
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    08-10-2018, 05:46 AM
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    08-09-2018, 03:27 PM
    Rented a couple of times but found it cheaper and easier to buy new and sell on eBay for oddball once use types of chambers. Anything that I am going to be doing several of I purchase carbide USR oil groove reamers from PTG. ...
    4 replies | 292 view(s)
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    08-09-2018, 05:05 AM
    Pressman replied to a thread Herters core cutter in Swaging
    Herter's made two very different models, depending on the model they are good. The better is a micrometer adjustment and uses separate dies for different sizes of wire. Finding dies in near impossible. The cheaper one is more like the other...
    7 replies | 194 view(s)
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    08-08-2018, 03:19 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Annealing brass? in Single Shot Guns
    In a centerfire cartridge firearm the bullet is seated long with almost no neck tension. The bullet pushes back into the case when it contacts the lead angle. I don't know if any lead bullet shooter do this, but, it is fairly common for BPCR...
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    08-07-2018, 07:18 PM
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    08-07-2018, 12:41 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Annealing brass? in Single Shot Guns
    In a 45/70 with jacketed or when soft seating not much of an accuracy benefit, however, with lead bullet for my BPCR's I find significant benefit to anneal.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    08-06-2018, 06:52 PM
    That surprises me since the SAAMI spec for the 7mm BR is 52,000 CUP. That is the same as the 243 Winchester. 52,000 CUP correlates to 60,000 PSI Closest I have seen is a 7 BRM in a eabco ...
    33 replies | 773 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    08-06-2018, 04:13 PM
    The 30 BR is a great chambering, however, its top end pressures are over anything safe in a Contender. It would be a great choice in an Encore.
    33 replies | 773 view(s)
  • Pressman's Avatar
    08-05-2018, 07:07 PM
    Randy I am out of town this week and cannot access my files. I may be able to help you out with instructions. Or Ed Sager lives in Kearney. Ken
    5 replies | 146 view(s)
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    08-05-2018, 02:47 PM
    This is interesting, so what happens now? Keep it or post it in Swap and Sell? Ken
    16 replies | 380 view(s)
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    08-05-2018, 02:35 PM
    I don't know. We are part of a good group of people camping in Lebanon Missouri. Dinner/supper is at 2pm and another couple is cooking. All I know is it will be good. Ken
    41 replies | 677 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