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    04-26-2016, 12:06 AM
    I seem to remember about the 303 Ruger is that instead of using tighter specs for their barrels they used different ones so you may end up shooting .312 bullets through a .314 dia barrel. Don't remember which spec or where they got their info but if...
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    04-25-2016, 12:06 AM
    Get a cheap set of number and letter stamps and a small ball pein hammer. Then just stamp what alloy or any other info. When I first started I used the mouth of an '06 case hit with a hammer to tell me what was either lead,tin or #2 alloy. Frank
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    04-25-2016, 12:01 AM
    Never fooled with belted cases but sound as though the recess cut for the belt might have been cut to deep. This would allow the case to extend further into the chamber and upon firing the back end of the case expands till it contacts the bolt face....
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    04-23-2016, 12:00 AM
    I have one of the French made Manhurin Walther PP's in 32acp. Fun to shoot and suprisingly accurate. All steel and has a nice heft for something so small. Fortunately for me it fits my hands well and did I mention fun to shoot. Have a few boxes of...
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    04-22-2016, 03:55 PM
    Absolutely!
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    04-20-2016, 02:27 PM
    These 'technical' words rat fart don't mean a damn thing ... what minimum velocity do you want for these reloads
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    04-20-2016, 02:02 PM
    Might want to consider one of these chronographs that attach to the barrels and don't have to be set up on a tripod... ...
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    04-20-2016, 01:49 PM
    John Boy replied to a thread First cast questions in Cast Boolits
    * Put the COLD alum mold on a hot plate or over a gas stove burner - heat to between 200 - 400 F and then cool to room temperature. * Do this 3 times Then take the room temperature mold - put in a padded vice and squeeze the COMPLETE blocks. Hold...
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    04-19-2016, 05:10 PM
    The Swedish 8x63mm was actually a machine gun cartridge and the reasoning at the time was to have the gun crews armed with mauser rifles in the same cartridge to provide commonality (same ammo as the MG) with the weapon they were operating. Most if...
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    04-19-2016, 04:23 PM
    Worked for a public utility in a tank farm (oil storage and fuel to generating station) barge, tanker and pipeline fuel oil deliveries. Company down sized and spent three years in a liquified natural gas facility. Then retired. Frank
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    04-19-2016, 04:19 PM
    I have a sears 24hp riding mower that I use around the house for cutting grass. What kills the blades are the ant mounds and snake holes which are tubes of mud that they hide in and the St Augustine grass is rough to cut. I keep a couple spare sets...
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    04-19-2016, 01:03 AM
    Definitely find another shop. The cz82 is a great little semi auto in the mak cartridge. I have one and been shooting it on and off. Hornady makes a self defense load for it although either silver bear or brown bear have a hollow point loading....
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    04-19-2016, 12:30 AM
    I've a Sako 75 hunter with the three lug system. Very smooth and has the Sako extractor. Bolt lugs are about 120 degrees apart and has a low bolt lift. Probably one of the most accurate '06 rifles I have. Detachable mag also. But they did offer a...
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    04-18-2016, 03:47 PM
    Lube them either way but don't reload tumble lubed bullets with black powder
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    04-18-2016, 01:54 AM
    I'll take the rcbs 32-40 cowboy three die set and shell holder. PM to follow. Frank
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    04-18-2016, 01:25 AM
    I used to mine lead from a range that had been in use for over 50 years. When they held the high power matches they closed the pistol range. Made up a 4'x4' box out of 2x4's and used 1/4" hardware cloth think chicken wire but way smaller holes. I'd...
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    04-18-2016, 01:18 AM
    I used to work with a maintence crew replacing mechanical seals of fuel oil pumps. Vyton was the o ring of choice as it was largely unaffected by the petroleum oil we pumped. Some of that oil was actually used as a lubericant for the seals. Any...
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    04-17-2016, 03:31 PM
    The days of a nickle popsicle are Long Gone!
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    04-17-2016, 03:29 PM
    * Increase pot temperature * Double scoop ladle for 6x molds And fix the sprue plate because you are galling the blocks!
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    04-16-2016, 06:49 PM
    Look in some of the prominent vendor's catalogs or on their website ... Beech Front Sight ... with no correct spelling to the inventor and retailer of the Edgar B. Beach Combination front sight. Even Lyman when the patent expired!
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    04-16-2016, 04:33 PM
    Advertised in the factory reloads, using a 365 grain bullet, one typical factory load had an advertised MV of 1460 fps and ME of 1730 ft. lbs. Depending on the bullet weight & grade of BP, fps ran from 1250 to 1500 With a 390 bullet - 75gr FFFg -...
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    04-16-2016, 12:57 AM
    Some of these rifles could be chambered in 7.62x39 and also 35 remington. I have a semi ratty carbine that was giving serious thought to having a slimmed down 1919A4 308 machine gun barrel chambered for the little russian cartridge and used for cast...
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    04-16-2016, 12:46 AM
    Look at some Finnish moisin nagant rifles. Models 27, 28-30 and model 39 but be aware that the later models have tighter bore dimensions which works to your advantage. My 27 slugs out at .3115, the 28-30 can be as tight as .310 and the 39 can be...
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    04-15-2016, 05:51 PM
    Good Move!:cbpour:
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    04-15-2016, 12:34 AM
    Look for the all steel sights like the M57 SME, springfield mauser and enfield. The newer lymans are aluminum and have been for years. Redfield also made sights for the above rifles, Pacific is no longer in business but still can be found on one of...
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    04-15-2016, 12:27 AM
    Frank46 replied to a thread rem 788 in Factory Rifles
    I've heard the same story about Remington discontinuing the 788 as it was too accurate and cutting into the sales of the model 700. Had one years back and used to pot chucks on my uncles farm in Pa. Scary accurate, my uncle tried it out and bought a...
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    04-14-2016, 08:01 PM
    * Buy a Chinese Wok Spoon with holes: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C6P9F5C/ref=asc_df_B01C6P9F5C4256134?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=merbethomgarbhg-20&linkCode=df0&creative=395093&creativeASIN=B01C6P9F5C&ascsubtag=9192701 - It it larger than than the...
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    04-14-2016, 12:33 AM
    Still have the craftsman metal lathe I bought after I got out of the navy 40 some odd years ago. Was a great teaching lathe and still occasionally use it. Great for making small parts and I even cut down a 22rf martini barrel to be installed on a...
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    04-14-2016, 12:19 AM
    I've a Long Branch #4 MKI* (think I got that right) that is a Parker Hale sporter. Two groove bbl at 22" with a PH ramp taking the enfield style sight blades wood was cut back and butt plate is the older brass one. Haven't shoot it yet but should be...
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    04-14-2016, 12:09 AM
    I have an older Savage 110FP in 308. Bought it some 20 years ago for about $250 and has the older savage trigger and heavy barrel. Put a bunch of lake city match through it and that was an eye opener. Really good groups. Only thing I didn't like was...
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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