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    Today, 12:22 PM
    The original 22 High Wall actions were the same action that were used in the centerfire chamberings. You will need to replace or rework the breech block and extractor for 45-70 or 6.5 Swede.
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    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    Parts and info here: The 1873 breech blocks are not correct for a 50/70 but sights and trigger guard looks correct for a 1868.
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    Yesterday, 07:46 PM
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    Yesterday, 07:15 PM
    A bigger lie has never been told! Welcome Mike:bigsmyl2:
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    Yesterday, 02:51 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Browning 1886 in Single Shot Guns
    Blackhorn 209 is by far the cleanest of the Subs. Real BP the cleanup isn't bad. Recommend not using Pyrodex since it is actually corrosive verse hydroscopic like real BP.
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    Yesterday, 01:46 PM
    RCBS makes the current version but it works basically the same but the RCBS doesn't have the overall length feature that Mo's had. Both the Mo's and RCBS are primarily for set shoulder bump but the RCBS does have an add bullet seating length gauge....
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    Yesterday, 05:14 AM
    Interesting information and actual testing here It mostly deals with Trapdoor Springfield's but it does have some on Rollers. The surprise is the TD were more robust than...
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    01-19-2021, 12:14 AM
    Things are going to get a lot worse before it gets better.
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    01-18-2021, 09:34 PM
    First thought seeing that stock was JL Herter, he had roll over mannlicher semi finished late 60's. In 1969 I got a semi finished Brasilian rosewood roll over stock for mauser, it cost $35 you could buy a decent walnut stock from them for $10. Brand...
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    01-18-2021, 06:43 PM
    Prayers sent for Charles
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-18-2021, 04:43 PM
    I prefer brass to not be cleaned. It's much easier to tell if its once fired or multiple fired.
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    01-18-2021, 12:04 PM
    Kevin that's a nice little getaway, wish I had one just like it. You need a pet Linx ;-)
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    01-17-2021, 10:14 PM
    This chart shows you what available in letter, number and metric in addition to fractional. Drill bit always drill oversize and they don't produces perfectly round holes. 1% to 5% oversize is normal for drill bits finished hole sizes. ...
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    01-16-2021, 11:00 PM
    That would be correct if you were necking .243 Win to .260 Rem since the cases are the same length. With the 6.5 CM you are sizing the shoulder and body down to form the neck on a shorter case than the 243 Win.
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    01-16-2021, 09:44 PM
    Looks nice. Thanks for posting.
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    01-16-2021, 08:44 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Full auto .22 in Our Town
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    01-16-2021, 02:12 PM
    It looks like you have a couple burrs on the edge of the sprue plate, a cotton ball will find them, then just touch the edge with some 400 paper to remove and lube. I use Amsoil 100 synthetic 2 stroke oil on locator pins and sprue screw and plate....
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    01-16-2021, 01:59 PM
    swheeler started a discussion I'm in in group Charter Member
    Joined 3-23-05 member number 148, guess I'm in, Aimoo site wasn't long lived.
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    01-15-2021, 10:56 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Full auto .22 in Our Town
    Coming for a precision competitive background I had very little use for full auto. That is until I got to play with them some. It's hard to have that much fun with your clothes on. Rambo-ing an M60 with a 200 round belt is something that you...
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    01-15-2021, 07:31 PM
    Duplicating the velocity is only one part of the equation. Duplicating the pressure with the same velocity is the real challenge. Per the owner, Tim Sundles claims that they use proprietary powders in some of their loads to get the performance...
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    01-15-2021, 05:30 PM
    I sure hope so. My wife says I have the same traits as you! :-)
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    01-15-2021, 05:09 PM
    Lloyd I've got one on 22/250 S1 3-9x40, not junk by any stretch but equal to other $150 scopes, think Weaver classic V's and I have 3-4 of those. I can not give any feed back on recoil other than 22-250 level recoil. 30 reviews 4.7*...
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    01-15-2021, 03:32 PM
    The JA barrels are should be timed and indexed so it should be a direct screw on. That is the point of the index mark on the receiver and the barrel. Just line up the lines in inspect the headspace. No chambering should be required unless the...
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    01-15-2021, 05:12 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread home made bullet mold in Cast Boolits
    The expansion rate for lead can be found here. Lead has a greater expansion rate than any of the materials commonly used in molds. That why the alloy effects the bullet...
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    01-13-2021, 02:28 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread .243 losing popularity? in Our Town
    While per Dave Emary Hornady's senior ballistics scientist the Creedmoor’s parent case is the.30 TC but that is mostly marketing hype. It's actually the brainchild of Denise DeMille and like a whole host of others like the 6mmXC, 240 NMC, 6mm...
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    01-13-2021, 02:14 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread .243 losing popularity? in Our Town
    Killed between 40 and 50 whitetail buck and a few does with a 243 most with one shot. Depending on angle and size I found a couple of bullets just under the skin. Never lost one or had a hard recovery.
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    01-13-2021, 01:47 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread .243 losing popularity? in Our Town
    The .243 has been extremely popular since it's introduction and it will remain so for a very long time.
    83 replies | 2052 view(s)
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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