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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Today, 10:31 PM
    That's a mighty tall order from splashing all 4 corners and everything inbetween to 3 inch groups.
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Today, 10:05 PM Ch4D makes quality dies for many wildcats without breaking the bank for their dies.
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Today, 09:40 PM
    vzerone replied to a thread Tin Tubes in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Slit one open with a knife and see how dry the epoxy is. If real dry you may be able to scrap the major portion of it away. Evven hitting it with a hammer may dislodge a good bit of it. Yeah wear glove so ask not to get in on your finger, maybe...
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    Today, 09:29 PM
    Minuteshaver, that reminds me of some of those switch barrel rifles, the ones from Saur. For the cost of an extra barrel you can almost buy another rifle. The price of the barrels aren't in step with the initial cost of the rifle.
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    Today, 09:26 PM
    I believe some of those old war horses had oversized chambers from the get go. SAAMI redid lot of specs too. Most the reloading manuals say the 8mm-06 is not much of an improvement over the standard 8x57. I do understand why many owners done that...
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    Today, 06:30 PM
    vzerone replied to a thread M1A or Garand??? in Military Rifles
    Why did you choose the 10 twist for the 308/7.62 NATO? Just incase you shot the throat out you chould chamber it to 30-06?
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    Today, 06:27 PM
    vzerone replied to a thread Remington in trouble? in Our Town
    I'm surprised George Soros just doesn't buy up all the gun companies up. He has 10 times the amount of money needed to.
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Today, 06:14 PM
    I've used a lot of T7 and don't think that it does.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Today, 05:50 PM
    I'm glad to hear that she's back in touch, Charlie. I thank God that our two sons are following Christ and are raising our grandchildren that way. My Dad and mother started the family that way, my brother has fallen away but I still pray for him...
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  • AnthonyB's Avatar
    Today, 03:58 PM
    AnthonyB replied to a thread Remington in trouble? in Our Town
    I can't comment on the larger issues but recently purchased two of the RM380s for $119 each after the rebate (which I have not yet received). They are well fitted, all sharp angles cleaned up, and have good checkering on the frontstrap. Trigger...
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Today, 03:05 PM
    kywoodwrkr, I thought I wanted a 38 special 1911. Lots of work and money to build one. But wait, there's an easier route! You do a 38 Super, because the 38 Super will shoot and feed 148 hollow base wadcutters. Ask me how I know. In fact I've shot...
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Today, 01:24 PM
    Lags that makes me wonder what if you anneal steel cases would they last longer? Second question, what if you annealed the whole case, would it in it's softer state be stronger then a brass case?
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    Today, 01:21 PM
    vzerone replied to a thread Leftover Turkey in Cookin' Recipe's
    Turkey noodle soup is what we do with the left over turkey too.
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Today, 01:05 PM
    Well another attribuet to Pyrodex, besides being very corrosive, it burns extremely hot.
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Today, 01:03 PM
    That 358 Norma is an underated cartridge. It is indeed a very good round. Right now I don't think I'd by a Remington anything. They seemed to have gone downhill pretty bad.
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    Today, 12:41 PM
    Bump for an awesome 280 barrel.
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Today, 12:38 PM
    I can certainly agree with you that Pyrodex is corrosive. Very corrosive. I quit using it years ago. I don't find Triple 7 to be that way. What's your opinion on Triple 7? So where did you write that article on that Knight 32 that I read?
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Today, 12:28 PM
    Simple but effective. Thanks for posting that.
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    Today, 12:26 PM
    vzerone replied to a thread Remington in trouble? in Our Town
    I was told a long time ago by a firearms industry insider that they company that bought Remington has a bad habit of buying companies and running them into the ground, then dumping them. Seems to look that way for Remington. Wonder how these...
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    Today, 11:58 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Oxidized cast boolets in Cast Boolits
    When you cast, and want your bullets to stay shiny, put them in a can of soapy water. Dump them out, and let dry. The soap film makes a barrier, and they won't oxidize.
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    Today, 10:48 AM
    You have to change the ejector on the frame to a 9mm one and it's best to have the 9mm slide stop lever to insure the slide holds open on the last shot. You certainly use the 45 acp one, but it may not hold open. Doesn't have anything to do with the...
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Today, 10:44 AM
    Thanks for posting that 6.5 Kurtz bullets Buckshot. I looked for it but couldn't find it. From what I've heard it may be submitted to Mihec molds and he may cut blocks for them.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Today, 10:04 AM
    It came (or at least mine did off eBay) with an adjustable cylinder, but the diameter is really too large for pistol charges. Mine is a rifle measure, not pistol. I have all 3 of the ones pictured here.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Today, 09:44 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread 45-70 Donkey Kick in Cast Boolits
    Al, recoil is an equal and opposite reaction to the mass leaving the barrel, thus the heavier the boolit the more the recoil. I basically use two boolits in my Encore, although I have a bunch more molds. I have the Gould HP 457122 and an old Lee...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    Today, 02:53 AM
    ................I would really advise you to slug your bore first. Lyman, RCBS, or Saeco might meet your needs but if a 'fatter' size is needed you're most likely going to have to go to NOE or Accurate. Quite a lot of work was done with the 6.5x55...
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  • NoZombies's Avatar
    Today, 02:27 AM
    Henry Piepers. These are lever actuated rolling block type actions. They used the same action to build 'volley' guns as well, firing up to 7 cartridges at once.
    26 replies | 872 view(s)
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The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

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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