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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 01:19 AM Using a lathe in a corner of his small shop, Nosler turned sections of copper rod to a diameter of 0.308" and, after it was cut to the desired lengths, cavities...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 12:01 AM
    Tonight they have zero primers and zero powder.
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    Yesterday, 10:52 PM
    Federal Cartridge is 2 1/2 Billion dollars backordered on civilian ammo. Federal is running 24/7 with unlimited overtime. If they stop taking orders today it will take two years to fill. Primers and powder are going to loaded cartridges. No...
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    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
    I have my Fathers K-bar, from 1940. Marked USN.
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  • RickinTN's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:25 PM
    This is exactly right. That bullet, at least the samples I have, are very frangible even at 30-30 velocities. I loaded some to approximate 30-30 velocities in a heavy barrel varmint rifle for my niece to shoot. Probably a pretty good 200 yard 30-30...
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    Yesterday, 09:25 PM
    I like Jeff Bartlet, smart man selling this powder in 8 pound jugs...;-) This powder has not been released as a canister powder. Loads can be worked up using H-870 or AA-8700 data, less 10%. Burning rate seems to be ...
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    Yesterday, 08:06 PM
    Best advice I can give is stay away from the sandpaper!! Rick
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    Yesterday, 05:29 PM
    John it used to always be refered as "cannister grade" powder, and always spelled with TWO N's. I guess I'm still stuck in the 60's, what next Cast Boolits Forum call HEADS, TIPS, POINTS FORUM:veryconfu I would like to hear what Felix has to say,...
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    Yesterday, 04:50 PM
    Hi guys. I just found about 1800 copper gas checks in my reloading room. They are 30 caliber copper checks. Looking to trade them for some 7mm checks that will fit on the shank of a LEE 7mm soupcan boolit. I don't care if your checks are copper or...
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    Yesterday, 02:39 PM
    Worn out is worn out. Backlash and various other ailments can be compensated for. Worn-out spindle bearings are not one of them. Same for very worn lathe beds. The US made 70 vintage heavy iron manual machines are wonderful if you can find one...
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    Yesterday, 02:06 PM
    I bought a 4 cavity mold in the early 90's that had a stripped sprue plate screw hole. I went with 1/4 20, the next size larger tap and the easiest screw in the US to find. The original is still on there.
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    Yesterday, 01:25 PM
    I like the slowest powder that will fill the case, or nearly so, to achieve the desired velocity level. Keep in mind, a lower velocity gives more dwell time on target, giving better knock down on steel.
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    Yesterday, 01:18 PM
    That is a wildcat made from the .38-45 Polish Short Magnum. There are chambering issues with the configuration.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:24 PM
    Nice 44 Charlie. That gold ring scope should get you sighted in quickly. What are your loads going to be? I've a gold ring same style. Mine's a 1-4 power. Has a 4 inch eye relief due to it being on a 400 Jeffery.
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:59 AM
    I found a sleeve of 209's trade you straight across 5k for 5k! I haven't loaded a shotgun shell in years.
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    Yesterday, 11:55 AM
    I think you will love the 6.5x55 cartridge, or fall in love with it. I shoot 160 and 140 jacketed and 170 and 140 cast. With the heavy jacketed bullets mine dots on slow powders 4350-4831 speeds to even the 50 cal surplus numbers, with cast I've...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:28 AM
    No 1 that is not correct, the powders loaded into factory ammo and military ammo are in fact BULK/OEM powders and are loaded in ammo that loads are worked up on pressure test equipment( because the relative burn rate can be so different from lot to...
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    Yesterday, 05:42 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread USPS mail delay in Our Town
    I have a check out that should have arrived 3 or 4 days ago. I am waiting on a FedEx that is a couple of days past delivery date.
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    Yesterday, 01:02 AM
    ..............SHEESH! ..............Buckshot
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  • RickinTN's Avatar
    02-24-2021, 10:43 PM
    Midsouth had copper plated in stock earlier today. Rick
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-24-2021, 09:22 PM 20 Gauge - 3" 1-5/8oz. #7/9 Shot - Federal Heavyweight TSS - 5 Rounds ...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-24-2021, 08:23 PM
    And his lathe was far from a worn out piece of junk. It most likely had Babbitt bearing he cast himself. He designed and built his rifling machine himself.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-24-2021, 08:06 PM
    With GI brass for the 308 and 30/06 the standard recommendation is to reduce loads by 10%. With the .556 verse 223 brass that is not true. Early chamber specs between the .556 and .223 were different in the throat dimensions. Mostly the pre...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-24-2021, 07:47 PM
    Just a guess but when it shows up probably is that is either a 40/65 or a 45/70 with 45/70 most likely. The 45/75 is Winchester round for the 1876. Never heard of a 45/65????????
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    02-24-2021, 03:02 PM
    Devcon steel is an industrial product with known specification. It's compression strength, shrinkage and resistance to chemicals is verifiable. Marine-tex also a large following by some very well know smiths. That being said most product with...
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    02-24-2021, 01:56 PM
    How can there be splatter with a bullet and gases exiting the bore? Anything ahead of the bullet is moving at impact velocity away from point of impact. When you vacate a tube at velocity, what do you think fills that void, and how? Do you think it...
    46 replies | 1114 view(s)
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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