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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 04:00 AM
    never knew they existed https://www.forgottenweapons.com/gevarm-a6-an-open-bolt-semiauto-22-sporting-rifle/
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    Today, 01:58 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Furlough in Cast Boolits
    Hard to get but if you can get real MEK soaking the stock in MEK will remove any finish.
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  • jimkim's Avatar
    Today, 01:36 AM
    jimkim replied to a thread Casting for 30/30 in Cast Boolits
    Go with a heavier GC FN boolit. I like the RD 311165 RF, Lyman 311041, and the RCBS 30-180-FN. I use the fattest boolit that will function in my 336. For a general purpose round I load them between 1500 and 1700 fps. For deer I use 170gr jacketed...
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    Yesterday, 10:40 PM
    I can use these. PM sent.
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    Yesterday, 05:00 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread BP Pistol ID in Muzzleloading.
    Not sure if they are related http://shipwrecklibrary.com/deadlands/revolving-rifles/ James Warner of Springfield Armory was another one of Samuel Colt’s early competitors, and had been tinkering with different types of revolvers for nearly as...
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    Yesterday, 04:02 PM
    If you have real information that is always appreciated. Incoherent ramblings and condescending put-downs not so much.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    05-29-2020, 10:49 PM
    Ruger barrels have gotten a lot better since Bill passed. Bill Ruger accomplishments legendary and they are part of history, however, he never understood or cared about serious accuracy. Best example are the 25 rifles that Bill Ruger donated...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    05-29-2020, 09:30 PM
    Personally I find the 2x - 7x or 2.5x - 8x more versatile. This one is in your price range. https://www.amazon.com/Leupold-VX-Freedom-2-7x33mm-Riflescope-Reticle/dp/B078XGNNPN
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    05-29-2020, 09:22 PM
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    05-29-2020, 09:04 PM
    For industry various types of gauges are used. They apply a specific load on a specific area. Cheap one can be had on evil bay or Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=dial+Thickness+Meter+Gauge&i=tools&ref=nb_sb_noss
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    05-29-2020, 01:22 AM
    I don't think there is an official name but when I went to All Guard Match rifle course they referred to the sound the action makes when it moves as "chirping". Glue in bedding used to be common with the benchrest crowd. They would bed the action...
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    05-29-2020, 01:14 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread "New" Ballard in Single Shot Guns
    Very nice rifle. Some day I might get so lucky.
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    05-29-2020, 12:32 AM
    Same for me. I tried Rem 6 1/2's, CCI 400's and various pistol primers and Rem 7 1/2 worked best. I have read the 6 1/2 and 7 1/2 have the same priming compound with the only difference as cup thickness??? It could just be a lot to lot variation...
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    05-28-2020, 10:19 PM
    I've never seen one that shot that poorly period. That being said most of the ones I have done are NM rifles that needed bedding and or a new barrel. I did a dozen rack grade unfired M-14's with the standard barrels and 4 or 5 shot well enough to...
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    05-28-2020, 06:18 PM
    swamp replied to a thread Found one in Single Shot Guns
    It seems I did good. This is the first 222/20ga I have seen in person. It is in very good shape. Bores clean and sharp. I am also a fan of the low fixed power scopes. It is no 1 on list of guns to take shooting next time. swamp
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    05-28-2020, 09:52 AM
    The bobwhite quail population in Kentucky, among other surrounding states, has been in a perpetual state of decline since the 1960s due to habitat loss created by factors such as the introduction of KY-31 tall fescue and modern agriculture. If...
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    05-28-2020, 08:56 AM
    Dan Cash replied to a thread Kake cutter in Boolit Lube !
    I went the cake cutter route early on in my casting career and soon gave it up along with my attempts at exotic lubes that ranged from brick solid to sick dog dung runny. I adopted a 50/50 mix of bee wax and oil (Neets Foot, canola, peanut, olive,...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    05-28-2020, 04:35 AM
    Yup, Federal and Norma tend to be on the softer side. Lots of the long range competitors determine what the max pressure they are willing to run by when number of fires before the primer pocket loosens. For me I liked to get 8 -10 loadings before...
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    05-28-2020, 12:20 AM
    swamp replied to a thread Found one in Single Shot Guns
    I think it is the model 4200. Have seen a couple and did not like the looks. I think the older ones look better and have better lines. swamp
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    05-27-2020, 09:59 PM
    swamp replied to a thread Found one in Single Shot Guns
    That was my thought. Couldn't pass on it. swamp
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    05-27-2020, 09:26 PM
    Early 70's Woolworths would have 22 ammo for $3.75 on sale with a super sale of $1.98 with a limit of two bricks. I would make my sister, aunt and my mom goes so to $15.84 I would get 4,000 rounds of 22. That would last me two weeks to a month.
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    05-27-2020, 08:33 PM
    swamp started a thread Notifications in Our Town
    I am not being notified of new post on subscribed threads. Checked my settings and all are good. Anyone else having this problem? swamp
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    05-27-2020, 11:40 AM
    swamp replied to a thread Found one in Single Shot Guns
    It is a 20 ga. I am going to have to get some extension ring or try a different scope. The one on it sits too far forward for me. I have a 4x that might work. swamp
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    05-27-2020, 03:46 AM
    Vacuum sealing stops the reaction on handwarmers so it may work with charcoal filters.
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    05-26-2020, 11:01 PM
    Thanks for post the above. Lots of great info. The area I am unclear about is cases like the 375 Win and the 45/70 stretching Contender frames. They are almost straight yet they can be hard on Contender frames. In your test the 375 Win. exited...
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    05-26-2020, 10:40 PM
    Zebra wood? I was looking at the design from Fajen about dozen years later with a zebra wood tip and grip cap but I went with a Richards Microfit in a thumbhole design. Learned the thumbhole stocks and boltguns are not a match made in heaven. ...
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    05-26-2020, 10:19 PM
    Nice rifle is that a Fajen or a Richard's Micro fit stock? They both had that design. I don't remember if Bishop did.
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    05-26-2020, 09:53 PM
    While this article is geared around the bolt thrust on Ackley Improved cartridges it does demonstrate primers backing out due to the case gripping the chamber wall. https://gundigest.com/gear-ammo/ammunition/experimenting-with-bolt-thrust I...
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    05-26-2020, 09:30 PM
    swamp started a thread Found one in Single Shot Guns
    Picked up a Savage 24V today. Been looking for a single shot 222 Rem and this is as close as I got. In really nice condition and the scope is a Redfield 2.5. Pretty happy with it. Might have paid too much($500) but I haven't seen very many in 222....
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    05-26-2020, 09:26 PM
    The Winchesters Mod. 54 was only made in .220 Swift for one year then they switched to the Model 70. Winchester didn't have the barrel steel issues figured out for the Swift in the early years so as you experienced the same barrel life issues...
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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