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    Today, 02:32 PM
    "Perhaps there actually isn't any greater increase in pressure inside the primer? Or if there is an increase it is not a sufficient increase to pose any problem or danger." I don't know the answer but I tend to agree that it's not an issue at...
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    Today, 01:18 PM
    https://www.badgerridgeind.com/store/p11/LehighVentLiner.html
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    Today, 03:29 AM
    Same cartridges are 65,000 PSI SAAMI. Priming compound will not produce 65K. With the smokeless muzzloaders some loads are over 50K using a primer designed for a 14.5K max cartridge. The small vent liners restrict the gas pressure enough so it's...
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    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    For me with my current needs or wants it would be a 220 Swift. I love this cartridge. If you want something different 225 Winchesters are nice in single shots.
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    Yesterday, 08:36 PM
    http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2013/05/large-vs-small-flash-holes-in-308-win-brass/ I never was concerned about increased pressure of the powder charge from larger flash holes. I do have a mild concern about increased pressure in the primer...
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    Yesterday, 02:55 PM
    You are prone to understatement! :)
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    Yesterday, 08:45 AM
    Were original Gemmers made with different locks or with the originals? I guess I don't know much about Gemmers, but I thought they were usually build around the original lock and hammer. I have often thought about making one as hunting rifle.
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    Yesterday, 08:26 AM
    That is a beautiful rifle. It looks like the hammer was changed out - Is the rest of the lock original?
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    03-18-2019, 10:40 PM
    Pics will help greatly. I am interested but not without pics.
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    03-18-2019, 08:19 AM
    BrentD replied to a thread 45-70 twist in Black Powder Cartridge
    There were 4 days of matches in Phoenix for long range muzzleloaders, there is at least one 2-day match in Minnesota, many more matches further east. And, of course there is Friendship with midrange matches. I'm sure there are other matches in...
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    03-18-2019, 12:06 AM
    I have a Browning 1886 rifle and a saddle ring carbine. Never had any issues so I never took them apart. I have no idea how close to original they are. I picked up the saddle ring cheap due to some deep stock scratches. Just picked up a blank...
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    03-17-2019, 10:28 PM
    Comparing one animal to another means nothing. Comparing the same cut of meat from the same animal is easy. Age some, freeze some and prepare them at the same time. Question answered.
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    03-17-2019, 05:50 PM
    One more point on the tolerancing. Normally manufactures tend to shoot for the middle of the tolerance. With gage pins they tend to be very close to the plus or minus tolerance. A .0002 plus will be very close to .0002" over and a .0002" under...
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    03-17-2019, 03:23 PM
    BrentD replied to a thread 45-70 twist in Black Powder Cartridge
    Michael, if you don't like the coaching aspect you should be all over long range muzzleloading. No coaching there. Ditto lever gun where the spotter simply spots. Of course wind corrections are pretty trivial in lever gun. But take up the...
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    03-17-2019, 01:13 AM
    Either one will work for you. Most use the minus tolerance (.0000,-.0002) pins. The tolerance selection is mostly to ensure the pin tolerance doesn't allow a bad part. Example it a hole with 1.000" max and a .999" min. You would select a minus...
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    03-16-2019, 03:40 PM
    That's the best part for him. This are metro herd reductions. They use SWAT team shooters and the PAID cleaning crew shows up at sunrise.
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    03-15-2019, 07:08 PM
    Until your turned the next page than is was the super best in the world. I really missed the old Herter's catalog. You did forget to top your load with the Herter Wasp-Waist Sonic bullet.
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    03-15-2019, 04:15 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Guess this gun in Military Rifles
    http://military.wikia.com/wiki/7.92x94mm_Patronen Details of the round The round originally had a steel core and a tiny capsule of tear gas. The round was to penetrate the armor of the tank and the tear gas to force out the occupants of the...
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    03-15-2019, 02:40 PM
    Very nice. I have all the parts (except for Gemmer style hammer) for one. I just need to get to finishing mine.
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    03-15-2019, 01:01 PM
    50 deer a year is for crop damage control is not that many. A very good friend is LE is involved with metro deer management and damage control in non-hunting areas. He is one of the assigned shooters. They use suppressed rifles with night vision...
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    03-15-2019, 09:32 AM
    BrentD replied to a thread 45-70 twist in Black Powder Cartridge
    Chris, if it shoots well at the longest range, internet "wisdom" notwithstanding, it will shoot well at short range too. It has to. Most 535 bullets will shoot well enough in an 18 twist, but there are bullets of that weight that are over 1.5"...
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    03-15-2019, 01:18 AM
    For competitive long range shooting I don't purchase smaller the 8 pound jugs to minimize lot to lot load development. Powders like Varget are purchase 32 pounds at a time requested to be all the same lot. Normally with matching velocities...
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    03-14-2019, 08:22 PM
    My favorites are .223/5.56, 220 Swift, 38/357, 308, 30-06, 375 H&H,45acp & 45/70. My least favorite is the 22-250 Ackley Improved.
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    03-14-2019, 08:02 PM
    In some cases it is true. Large volume cases are not effected as much by deeper seating. Deeper seating does increase pressure, however, more distance to the bullet engaging the lands reduces pressure. That is why Weatherby used such long throat....
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    03-14-2019, 06:43 PM
    Opinions are strong on this subject. Lots of good and bad info out there. I was always a believer in aging if I could hold the temperature properly but I never actually tested my belief. About 15 years ago I split a medium sized buck in half and...
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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