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    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!/ 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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    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 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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    09-03-2020, 09:17 PM What Are The Specifics? Brass is annealed by heating it to a certain temperature for a certain amount of time. The higher the annealing temperature, the shorter the time required to anneal. The grain...
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    09-02-2020, 06:21 PM
    Far from an expert but I do know enough (unlike some) to have an intelligent conversion on this subject.
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    09-02-2020, 06:15 PM
    You ever been to an actual BR match?????? Lots of BR shooters load at the range with almost everything under the sun. Some use an arbor press and some use a variety of small little presses like the Harrell's or Hood. Some use threaded dies...
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    09-02-2020, 05:19 PM
    You obviously have zero competitive long range experience. I have 30 plus years and I do recommend you stop digging a hole. With proper optics mirage is always visible. That does not mean mirage is always usable as a wind indicate. Straight...
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    09-01-2020, 09:45 PM
    Wind is far from invisible. Reading mirage (particularly at longer ranges) is a better indicator than flags. ...
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    09-01-2020, 09:22 PM
    This is from 2012 but he since has many more records. A Bismarck man has claimed his third national...
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    09-01-2020, 02:52 PM
    Lots of assumptions being made as to what real benchrest shooters use. BR is not my game and I don't compete in that discipline, however, I have barreled several 600 and 1,000 bench guns. At least on the long range side Redding neck bushing dies...
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    08-30-2020, 09:21 PM
    $10.95 here for and improved design
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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