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    Today, 12:40 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread back surgery in Our Town
    I had hemi-laminectomy on L4-L5 in 1989. Perfect results and no issues since.
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    09-21-2020, 03:13 PM
    I felt quite the same until I discovered that I did not have quite "all I need" after all. Life changes and suddenly, you need a new sizer. There is a life lesson in this somewhere, I am sure.
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    09-21-2020, 09:02 AM
    Yes, you got standard size. That explains it. Either they do not do non-standard sized, or they have a super secret email or phone number where you contact them for custom sizes.
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    09-21-2020, 08:56 AM
    Basically, if you need a custom sizing die it seems that you are SOL and you need to buy a lathe and learn to make them yourself. At least that is basically my take on this. PITA.
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    09-21-2020, 07:49 AM
    Greg, yes, I've seen those. But they are not listed in a size that is usable for what I wanted to do. I called and emailed them several times and gotten no response. I moved on and ordered and just received a new mould that will do what I need to...
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    09-20-2020, 11:25 PM
    You get to western ND and the topography changes greatly. I was hunting in the Killdeer Mountains when I ran over a throne branch and I have a fast leak in one tire and a slower leak in another. I quickly changed the fast leak with the spare. I...
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    09-20-2020, 10:14 PM
    Not saying this is the case with your loads but the bolt closing force on an M1, M14 and and AR have enough force to push the shoulder back when chambering. This isn't as true for sizing the body but it takes very little to push the shoulders back....
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    09-20-2020, 07:50 PM
    Lucky you, Chris. What size did you get?
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    09-20-2020, 07:49 PM
    Born and raised in ND. This is the norm when something like this happens. Same happened when my uncle was killed in a auto accident in 1970. That's what neighbors do in rural areas.
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    09-19-2020, 02:37 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Chinese f35 copy in Our Town
    I can't address how government contractors get by with this. Within actual government agencies you have to have a equal or higher security clearance and most importantly an need to know. Of course inside threats will always find a way to...
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    09-18-2020, 02:07 AM
    As usual Larry is spot on with his advice. Both loads of the OP's smokeless loads are recommended trap door loads. In many loadings Smokeless Powder has a softer pressure curve than BD. I used to load for a reenactment group mostly with smokeless...
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    09-17-2020, 11:28 PM
    The Hornady Headspace Comparator does exactly what it is claimed to do and it does it very well. Hornady calls it a COMPARATOR for a reason. It was not designed as a direct measurement tool unless used in conjunction with a actual standard like a...
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    09-17-2020, 09:57 PM
    The difference in peoples experiences on this type of stuff always surprised me. Between my 650's and my 1050 I have loaded 80K to 100K of bottleneck cases. Mostly .223 and 308. I do have a vacuum and compressed air at each machine. Never stuck...
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    09-16-2020, 04:43 PM
    If you are using the Lock-N-LoadŽ Headspace Comparator https://www.hornady.com/headspace-bushings#!/ that is a comparator only unless used in conjunction with an standard such as an actual headspace gauge. Something like the RCBS Case Mic gives...
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    09-16-2020, 01:31 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Estate Sale in Our Town
    Dad had some Herter's that sound like a direct match. That was in 1970. They were purchased in the late 50's or 60's. They didn't perform well on game so they just sat on the shelf until I started shooting/reloading as a kid. I shot about 250 of...
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  • BrentD's Avatar
    09-14-2020, 03:14 PM
    Why not just use a simpler and more consistent method like Circle Fly fiber wads? You can find them at trackofthewolf.com and many other places in many different sizes. That said, I don't think it would be ideal in a bottleneck like the...
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    09-13-2020, 07:00 PM
    Hornady One Shot case lube allowed to dry before adding to hopper. When I first started with my 650's I used Dillon lube but that turned into a sticky mess to the point the cases would stick in the feed tube. Switched to the Hornady and never...
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    09-09-2020, 04:01 PM
    If you don't have a lifetime supple you don't have enough.
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    09-09-2020, 12:25 PM
    I called NOE twice and emailed them as well. No response to messages left. I tried the Northeast trading post suggestion and also did not get an answer. CV19 must be stacking up the body count I guess.
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    09-05-2020, 02:56 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 223 brass in Military Rifles
    That is dependent on the size of your chambers and how much you set the shoulders back and what type of dies you use. Bushing dies without the expander ball eliminate most of the neck cracking issues. Same for annealing. With basic reloading...
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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