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    Yesterday, 02:52 PM
    I thought the color around the 231 was blue in the good old days?
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    07-18-2018, 08:39 PM
    Dang you sound like Dennis Marshall! ;-)
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    07-18-2018, 07:36 PM
    The part of the extractor that folds down over the face of the bolt is the CLAW on a claw extractor, the bevel is the bottom edge of that claw that slips into the extractor groove of the cartridge, notice the shape, very very little at a time.
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    07-18-2018, 07:27 PM
    I've done a couple from BLANKS and they needed extra work to be 100% To tight or not enough rounded off on lower corner, feeding issue, too loose and you are screwed, it can jump the extractor over the rim and you can run it like a push feed, not...
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    07-18-2018, 07:14 PM
    Look directly at the face of the extractor, head on if you will, you will see the bevel on the edge of the extractor. That bevel is what slips into the extractor groove on the cartridge. After you get the extractor to fit down in to the groove in...
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    07-18-2018, 05:48 PM
    This is the best I can do with cell phone. Bolt is in same position as your picture, no cartridge under claw as yours, note the extractor to bolt interface, that is what it should look like. I hope this helps you
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    07-18-2018, 05:31 PM
    Yes and then the bevel on the claw to cartridge head, the cartridge should slip under the extractor with enough force to hold the cartridge in place-CRF. make sure the collar wraps around the groove in the bolt as a slip fit also, especially if...
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    07-18-2018, 03:13 PM
    Maybe this will help, maybe not:-) cell phone pictures not too good. SR extractor on bolt and with cartridge under extractor lip. You may have the wrong extractor or one that has never been fit, maybe even an extractor collar that is wrong?
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    07-18-2018, 02:24 PM
    There's way to much clearance between bolt and bottom of extractor, there is not that much with a cartridge under the lip of one that's correct.
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    07-18-2018, 02:19 PM
    Yes that looks to high and is causing the bind I would guess, once you fit that correctly then the claw/ bevel will need fit to case head. Where did you get the extractor, one of Midways NEW blanks?
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    07-18-2018, 12:41 PM
    Sounds like a blank new extractor that has not been fit to case head yet?
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    07-18-2018, 12:37 PM
    I use a 5 gal bucket with about 4 gal of water in it. I float 7-8 small wet Dollar Store sponges on top of the water, a bullet just tips the sponge and dumps. If you do slash water in a cavity it is gone instantly anyway so no worries.
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    07-17-2018, 02:23 PM
    I've been using it with powder coated gas checked bullets for 3 years now according to the 2015 date on the HBN bottle. I've also added to lube(no value I could determine) and used on a patch to condition the bore, helped with getting HBN back into...
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    07-17-2018, 01:54 PM
    I tried it in 30-06 with 200 gr Lee bullet, nice mild load and reasonably accurate for conditions that day. 15.0 grs was most accurate of 14-16 tested, 5 round groups of 1.5"-100yd @ 10*F Jan 2004, 15.0=1556 fps from 22" Savage 110. WSF(15.0=1555...
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    07-16-2018, 02:08 PM
    SIL just got done putting one together as you describe (first time for him - with my guidance). Twenty inch free float with Wylde chamber (from Brownells) with rifle length gas tube and standard low profile gas block. He used a PA LPK w/o trigger...
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    07-16-2018, 09:35 AM
    Very nice JB, enjoy it. I made one years ago so the wife and I could get away from the crowds at the range and love it.
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    07-11-2018, 10:48 AM
    sundog replied to a thread Best gun shop in Tulsa? in Our Town
    Crusader Tactical in Broken Arrow and Fat Boy Tactical in Bixby. If you want reloading supplies, try Jerry's. Added: For largest selection and diversity at one location, Sports World is a good place.
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    07-02-2018, 03:19 PM
    I use McGuiars Wash & Wax and lemi-shine in hot tap water. SS pins are used as required, but not always. Wash time depends on how dirty/stained the brass is - 1 to 2 hours at most. A quick rinse with fresh tap water, not too long, as I want the...
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    06-25-2018, 09:57 AM
    I can think of two things I would try if this were my mould. First, prep the block tops and under side of the sprue plate with synthetic two cycle oil (heat, apply,cool and wipe) Application on block tops works better when there a boolits in the...
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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
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