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    Yesterday, 09:25 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Shipping brass in Helping Hands
    They are no federal regulation on shipping unprimed brass within the US. Even shipping primed brass is easy. No hazmat required. The issue of...
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    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    Just picked up an Imbel gear logo receiver so here we go again! Art Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 07:34 PM
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    Yesterday, 07:32 PM
    When steel first came out lots of people reloaded it using standard shotcups. The shot would push thru the pedals and leave grooves starting at the forcing cone. On the ones I have seen it was worse at the chamber end.
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    Yesterday, 02:54 PM
    Hardcast416taylor replied to a thread Anvils? in Our Town
    I watch an auction site when anvils come up for bidding. I`ve noticed that even the light (?) ones of 50 lbs. or so bring in the several hundred dollars. I have several pieces of railroad track that I have made into anvils complete with a horn. ...
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    Yesterday, 09:42 AM
    All pm replied to I think I have plenty of interest at this time so I’m closing this one thanks everyone!
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    12-10-2018, 07:28 PM
    If you want to form from .270 brass drop me a PM Kevin
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    12-10-2018, 07:21 PM
    Finished a trade with Jim, Jeepvet, over the weekend. Smooth and fast as they get, he is on my list of Straight Shooters. Kevin
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    12-10-2018, 06:54 PM
    I am not sure how many deer I have killed with a .243 but it is around 50 or 60. Mostly with 100 grain softs points. Never lost one with it and never had to track one over 75 yards. Snow with a crust on it is great for tracking. Fresh fluffy...
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    12-10-2018, 05:05 PM
    .......people who aren't spring chickens anymore or have had multiple invasive spinal surgeries or otherwise. A bit lengthy but worth every word. Keep writing your Representatives. First article I've read that makes a lick of sense you morons in...
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  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    12-10-2018, 02:25 PM
    Kinda sounds to me that you haven`t done much reloading.Robert
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    12-10-2018, 02:09 PM
    Same as with me and my #1 Redding scale. I got it in early `60`s from P&S Sales in Tulsa for about $10 as I recall. I still use the scale minus any dampening oil as I`ve become adept at `reading` the pointer swing for more or less powder.Robert
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    12-10-2018, 02:03 PM
    You should be in Detroit where a street sign with only 1 bullet hole in it is a rarity!Robert
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    12-10-2018, 03:47 AM
    My 338/06 is a 1917 Remington Enfield that I did a good amount of grinding on. I put a Shaw barrel on and a Fajen stock. I straighten the floor plate and put a Timney trigger on. I prefer using Winchester `06 brass as R-P and Fed brass have given...
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    12-10-2018, 03:37 AM
    The fact that the ad lists it as `clearance` makes the red warning flag jump up for me.Robert
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    12-10-2018, 03:13 AM
    The 50 cal. kit I built back in the `80`s I wanted to give it an antique look on the ramrod, so I spiral scorched it then tru oiled it several coats. Draw filing is a process to remove rough spots and square the octagon barrel flats. Birchwood...
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    12-09-2018, 10:22 AM
    Thanks everyone pms sent to some. I’ve been looking on Craigslist, Facebook etc. there have been a few deals that I almost had but because they had to ship them to me they got sold out from under me. I do have my eye on one right now we will see how...
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    12-08-2018, 05:40 PM
    PM sent.
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    12-08-2018, 12:42 PM
    Hello everyone, I figured I would try here. Im looking at getting a Dillon 550 for Christmas for myself and I would much rather buy a used older B model with extra stuff then a brand new C model that I have to go out and buy everything for....
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    12-07-2018, 12:20 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread ruger percision in Factory Rifles
    Big deer do exist but after about 250 pounds dressed they are far from common. Here's a couple of interesting live verse field dressed charts. ...
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    12-07-2018, 11:22 AM
    .... and the reason I found Kamik was because I went hunting in a town about a 150 miles away from home, stayed one night in a motel and left Sorels in the room when I checked out. As soon as I got home I called and told the lady there what I had...
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    12-07-2018, 11:08 AM
    I wore Mickey boots on the rigs, Sorels for years, Glacier Bears were the best of the Sorels, then I found Kamik just a few years ago. At about half the price of the Sorel -100F rated GBear's these -40F rated Kamik win hands down, 8 hours on the ice...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 10:50 AM
    Looks like this may work for you
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    12-07-2018, 04:10 AM
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    12-06-2018, 11:04 PM
    Tried a bunch and these are still the best but beware the non GI ones are not close to the real ones. ...
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    12-06-2018, 10:59 PM
    Steel shot in wads not designed for steel will do that. When steel shot was first mandated I saw a couple of barrels like that.
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    12-06-2018, 03:39 PM
    Back in the 1960`s I was fortunate to meet your GrandDad Elmer at a William`s Gunsight dinner for their dealers. Elmer was the guest speaker and had many funny anectdotes about his hunting adventures. I had him autograph my name tag and `rescued`...
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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