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    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    725 replied to a thread holster for 3" J-frame in Pay It Forward
    EMC45, send me your name, address, etc. and it's yours. I'm going to the post office in the morning.
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    Yesterday, 09:59 PM
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    Yesterday, 09:49 PM
    Some actual tests on case head hardness. Note how soft Remington is. http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2014/05/how-hard-is-your-brass-5-56-and-223-rem-base-hardness-tests/comment-page-1/ How Hard is Your Brass? 5.56 and .223 Rem Base...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
    All brass cases are not created equal. The brass alloys do vary between manufacturers. Same for the stamping, forming and the annealing processes. When and how the manufacture deals with the inprocess work hardening varies. ...
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    Yesterday, 08:16 PM
    Unless know the person of the history I don't purchase used anymore. Same of most of the auction sites. https://www.leupold.com/service-support/resources/counterfeit-warning
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    Yesterday, 05:01 PM
    I'd like to offer a black leather holster ~ older ~ but in good shape (no name on it) for anybody using a 3" J-frame revolver. Just advise name, address, etc. for the mailing. 725
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    Yesterday, 03:11 PM
    F. Guffey, apparently you have no real useful information to even base an agreement or disagreement on?????????? If you did you would be willing to share. If you backed these statements will any information up we might all learn something. That...
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    Yesterday, 09:27 AM
    if steel was going to harm the bore then why would country's that fielded them use steel / iron ramrods? I know the adage wooden ones would break --- well many seem to have survived 200 + years and still in / with the weapon. well then why did the...
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    Yesterday, 09:16 AM
    toot replied to a thread BP Pistol ID in Muzzleloading.
    that has been in the case for a rely long time as evidenced by the white fuzzy balls.BTW, it is rare to get one in the original case with a family crest / herald!! have you looked up the family crest? any how a very, very interesting piece none...
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    Yesterday, 09:05 AM
    toot replied to a thread head stamp in Case Forming / Re-forming
    Der Gerbirgsjager, yes to your question. I have fired the 220 SWIFT remotely with no ill affects, reloaded them my self. thanks for the help all you guys have added to my query. one quick question, why do all 6.5 JAPS. have a small bulge near the...
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    Yesterday, 08:55 AM
    guys thank's for the input on the JAP. brass question.this will rely help me a lot.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:00 AM
    never knew they existed https://www.forgottenweapons.com/gevarm-a6-an-open-bolt-semiauto-22-sporting-rifle/
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    Yesterday, 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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    05-30-2020, 10:40 PM
    I can use these. PM sent.
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    05-30-2020, 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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    05-30-2020, 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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    05-30-2020, 12:49 PM
    725 replied to a thread WTS TAG .45acp dies in Swappin & Sellin
    Have sent Dinny a PM and these are going to him. PS: DINNY CHECK YOUR PM's
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  • toot's Avatar
    05-30-2020, 08:12 AM
    I have a 6.5 JAP. rifle that came with ammo that is head stamped-NORMA-220-SWIFT.my question, is this ammo safe to shoot in the gun? it is what was shot in the JAP. be fore I got it.
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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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    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, 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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    05-27-2020, 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, 09:24 AM
    what not's to like about it? I like it., and it is a perfect candidate for the place of honor on the wall. it served it's original owner faithfully, be fore it was treated like a bad not wanted item any more.
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    05-27-2020, 09:15 AM
    LawrenceA, I concur with you on them.
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Retired Police range officer, worked in uniform patrol, Narcotics, Sniper on SWAT Team. Instructed at LSU Law Enforcement Academy
Livingston, La. 20 miles east of Baton Rouge, La.
Guns,reloading, casting bullets,anything outdoors(fishing) SASS handle Fairshake
Retired due to back injury Have a implanted fusion pump to spine


Shooter of the "HOLY BLACK" SASS 81802 AKA FAIRSHAKE; NRA ; BOLD; WARTHOG;Deadwood Marshal;Bayou Bounty Hunter; So That his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat; 44 WCF filled to the top, 210 gr. bullet


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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
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check