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    Today, 09:22 PM
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Today, 09:22 PM
    This is what I have been using too. It's a simple recipe and you can adjust the stiffness of the lube for your season/temps. I use bore butter from time to time too. it works pretty good, but is runny in warm weather.
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    Today, 08:16 PM
    ol skool replied to a thread Pepper Mills in Cookin' Recipe's
    Unicorn Magnum arrive today. Yup this is it. A pepper mill for pepper people. Happy Camper here. (I actually lived in Happy Camp for a while, lol...)
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 07:56 PM
    "there has been no mercury in U.S. military small arms primers manufactured since 1898." I'll refer you to Philip Sharpe's "Complete Guide to Handloading", dtd 1937. He was little closer to the correct information than you or I. Also in...
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    Today, 07:51 PM
    You are to be commended helping your dad like this. That SWC at 1200 yds will do on deer (even the bigger Wisconsin deer) out to 50 yards but, of course, it must be placed accurately. Be ready to follow up as a DRT probably won't happen so have...
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    Today, 07:50 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Procedure question in Muzzleloading.
    What powder? Real black I would not clean, however, Pyrodex would get cleaned ASAP.
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    Today, 07:43 PM
    For the OP ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 07:36 PM
    "The Brits couldn't get any FAL's. They even had the audacity to ask their soldiers if they would field the old LEE Enfield in 303. You know what they told them. So they had nowhere to turn but to the AR10." Guess that's a lick on the Brits, eh....
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 07:14 PM
    The cylinders and bore are the same diameter...or the bore is .0005 smaller. The cylinders are all .451 and the bore slugged between .451 and .4505 from the measurements I took. After watching fortune cookie 45's video he said I should be...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 06:32 PM
    This is where I got my info from.... My boolit when I slugged it at .4505 fit a little tighter than his sized boolit. My gut tells me sized at .451 I will be fine. Here's another slug...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 06:10 PM
    Thanks for the good info!
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 05:49 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 BlowMore in Factory Rifles
    Were in that did I state the 6.5 Creedmoor was not popular? I did state that the current popularity is base mostly on the medias coverage of it in the Tactical Precision Rifle Series competitions on TV. For some applications the 6.5 Creedmoor...
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    Today, 05:11 PM
    While I have spent a fair amount of time in the sand box I have zero first hand experience with small arms issues in that environment. That being said I do know people that have said experience. Per their claims the M14 based rifles tended to be...
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    Today, 04:47 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 BlowMore in Factory Rifles
    The 6.5 Creedmoor was introduced in 2008. The 26 Nosler was introduced in 2014. The 6.5 Creedmoor was designed specifically NRA HighPower shooting. It had limited general popularity and it would still have limited popularity had it not be...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 04:13 PM
    vzerone He wasn't involved in the testing. He had no dog in the fight. He was/is a historian and reported on the facts. Read the book instead of making excuses for internet conspiracy theories. Let's take the '53 Artic test for example. It...
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    Today, 03:35 PM
    I use a .360 H&I die in a Lyman 450 to seat the GC then lube as the bullets drop at .360 there is very little if any sizing done.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 02:12 PM
    Back when I was shooting Bullseye with a 45ACP I did test different crimps on my cast loads for accuracy. .468" on the 45 worked best for me. If I remember correctly that is about .004 total crimp. I have never tested any of my 9mm.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 01:37 PM
    Frankford Arsenal developed its #70 mixture in non-mercuric improved H-48 mixture which wasn't introduced until September, 1919. Mercuric primers were sold as reloading components up until WWI.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 01:23 PM
    Before regurgitating internet BS about the trials of the FAL vs the T44 one should get the facts of the tests. One should not criticize based on the 1953 test results and then leave out the results of the 1955 tests. Also McNamara had nothing to...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 12:32 PM
    Found some old photos I posted on line years ago... The water table has either FR or FB stamped on it,the number 65 on the barrel, and 396 stamped on both the barrels and receiver. I’m really dieing to get a pair of hammers on it and learn how...
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    Today, 11:59 AM
    I’ll have to post some photos of it. Don’t know a lot about it. The serial number dated it back to around 1890’s. I bought it in a yard sale for $40 about ten years ago. It was pretty rusty. I cleaned and shined it up. It functions fine now but one...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 11:37 AM
    If you add 3% tin to that you'll have very close to #2 alloy which will not be quite as brittle. The BHN will increase to 14 - 16 also.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 11:33 AM
    It's just a function of the softer alloy pushed as hard as I push them. I've used that alloy for years in 7mm up through my 375 H&H at 1900 - 2200+ fps. They work for me especially in my 35 Remington. Here's two 5 shot groups at 100 yards to...
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    Today, 11:04 AM
    Add 2% tin to your COWWs for targets loads. Simply mix that alloy 50/50 with lead for hunting bullets. It's what I do with my 35-200-FN RCBS bullet in my M91 35 Remington. I use same load for both so zero is the same. I can shoot the practice...
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My first reloads were with cast bullets in the 30-30 when I was 14.
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Shooting, what else?
Retired U.S. Army. Currently contract Research and development of ammuntion and relaods


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― Nikola Tesla


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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