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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 12:44 AM
    What caliber? I have 2K of 45-70 and 8K of 45 Colt that I am very happy with. I also have some 348 and 375 Win Brass but i haven't loaded any of those so no comment. I did load 5K of 380 Auto for a buddy years ago with no issues but I have never...
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    Today, 12:14 AM
    Starline anneals the same as every other manufacturer with the exception of some of the straight walled original blackpowder cartridges that are often loaded to well above SAAMI specs. Starline recommends that the user anneal for BP usage to...
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    Yesterday, 10:22 PM
    As to coarseness of the finish that is a function of glass bead size, distance to work and the pressure used. Vapor blasting and glass bead blasting can and do produce the same finishes. Vapor blasting has several advantages in a production...
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    Yesterday, 07:45 PM
    Since the burn rates of these powders are relatively close, both are ball powder and the amount mixed is very small it really is more of a comfort and knowledge concern than a safety concern. If you are competent enough to purchase and use surplus...
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    Yesterday, 03:19 PM
    Most firearms using stainless use a 416/420 or 630 (17-4) stainless steel. It will be magnetic. Non-magnetic stainless steel is far more corrosion resistant but it generally not heat-treatable. As such they are too soft for most firearms...
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    Yesterday, 12:16 PM
    44MagLeo, no. The four of them are only decappers. They have no provision for re-capping. Ken
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    Yesterday, 12:03 PM
    I have a box of new Magtech brass shotshells. There are 25 pieces with large pistol primer pocket. They are 2-1/2 inch length and 32 gauge caliber. Shipped via small flat rate box. First PM, I'll take it followed by a PM with mailing...
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    Yesterday, 01:46 AM
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    Yesterday, 01:34 AM
    Rumor has it that is how Hornady gets a velocity increase with it Super Performance powder. On a side note I was giving 8K of small rifle primers that had be under water for three day. After they dried I would get a couple of failure to fire per...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:34 AM
    Hodgdon got it's start selling GI surplus 4895. This was not canister grain powder. I have read a lot of mixing was done to get the proper burning rates for the 4895 and other powder. Mixed powders are not new nor are they dangerous when done...
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    02-24-2020, 10:34 PM
    Kevin I think he has a picture of your presses in the 1st vol. Possibly Lubedude also, plus the green Junior I had.
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  • Kevin Rohrer's Avatar
    02-24-2020, 07:59 PM
    There is also a Part-2. I will watch them when I get a chance. Thanks!
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 10:09 PM
    These rings will do what you need without stressing the scope. This has a space and shim chart to show you what you need....
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 03:51 PM
    Per Federal law felons can own muzzleloading rifles and pre-1899 cartridge firearms. That is a large part of why Johnny Cash was into 1873 Colts in a big way. Individual States may have additional restrictions and definitions as to what a felon...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 03:46 PM
    Just touching the lands is rarely the most accurate unless you are soft seating. Heavy jamming the bullets can be very accurate. I have one rifle that has a unreal high round count that still holds 3/8 MOA at 300 yards. As to the bullet jump...
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  • Kevin Rohrer's Avatar
    02-23-2020, 01:57 PM
    The SEARCH feature yields lots of threads on the subject, including three others on the first screen of topics. There is no such thing as "best". All are simple devices w/ few moving parts. Hopefully, no one here needs to repeatedly view any...
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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