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    Today, 02:55 AM
    https://www.eezox.com/
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    Yesterday, 11:55 PM
    9.3X62AL replied to a thread 32-20 bullits in Cast Boolits
    32/20 WCF throats can vary. 1906 Colt Bisley S/A--.314". 1920 Colt Army Special--.313. 1930(+/-) S&W M&P--.314". (Now-departed) 1930s Colt Police Positive Special--.312". 2004 Marlin 1894CCL--.313". I size my 32/20, 32 S&W Long, 32 H&R Magnum,...
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    Yesterday, 07:39 PM
    Who stated anytime about conducting tests at the loading press????????
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    Yesterday, 06:25 PM
    At least the sun is shining! I thought you retired?
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    Yesterday, 06:10 PM
    9.3X62AL replied to a thread 35-30 or 38-55? in Leverguns
    That 405 JES is an intriguing option, but I am very happy with my JES re-bore Win 94 in 38/55. It has become my truck rifle in bear country to supplement the sidearm(s).
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    Yesterday, 04:10 PM
    As a kid I witnessed a grain elevator explosion. For the non-rural types grain elevators are large storage silo's. Grains of wheat are barely flammable. Wheat dust on the other hand is highly flammable/explosive. While I am not interested enough...
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    Yesterday, 12:37 AM
    MT Gianni replied to a thread Instant hair removal in Our Town
    A long time ago as a young gasman I glanced into a kiln view hole and melted my moustache just from heat. I am glad your OK. Many of the small things we do daily can get us.
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    04-18-2018, 03:20 PM
    I have tried a couple 250 grain-class bullets with the carbine--the Lee plain-base and Lyman #375248, a gas-check flatnose. At the pressures of the load (22.0 x 4198), a gas check is superfluous, but the bullet still shot very well. The powder...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    04-18-2018, 10:59 AM
    A few years ago, I had already shot smoothbore for score, and for fun went with a group of friends to shoot the course again. Being a bit of a smart ***, I shot the course left handed, and still beat the others scores! They are still whining about...
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    04-18-2018, 10:57 AM
    I just take any scrap wood, and rough one out when needed. As we know, files and rasps aren't cheap. The ones I use most cost from $50-70 each. I also use Bogg's for sharpening.
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    04-17-2018, 10:48 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread FFL required?? in Our Town
    no permit required. http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hrd/pubs/firearmsgd.pdf Transfers Between Unlicensed Individuals: No Background Checks In contrast to the provisions governing sales by licensed dealers, there is no provision in federal or...
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    04-17-2018, 08:03 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread FFL required?? in Our Town
    MN allows face to face for residents on handguns. No FFL required unless you purchase them for resale. Than you are in business and need an FFL.
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    04-17-2018, 05:47 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread FFL required?? in Our Town
    https://www.atf.gov/file/100871/download What activities require a dealer’s license? Federal law does not establish a “bright-line” rule for when a federal firearms license is required. As a result, there is no specific threshold number or...
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    04-17-2018, 10:48 AM
    If it's like one company I worked for, it would consist of inserting the barrel into a catch trap, and pulling the trigger.
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    04-17-2018, 10:45 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Spring? in Our Town
    I'd mentioned that a while back, warning those along the Missouri River to be prepared with sandbags. There is a LOT of snow in the mountains.
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    04-17-2018, 01:49 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Heat treating question in Cast Boolits
    http://www.lasc.us/Kelter_Heat_Treat.pdf
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    04-17-2018, 01:34 AM
    Try 22.0 grains of IMR 4198 for a smokeless duplicator of black powder performance--about 1300 FPS with the Lee 250 grainer in my rebored Win 94 carbine. Pardon my saying so......but a groove diameter of .372" sounds screwy for any 38/55. My...
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    04-16-2018, 10:45 PM
    MT Gianni replied to a thread Spring? in Our Town
    SW Mt got plenty of wet snow today. There are going to be some unhappy campers downstream when this melts off. 2011 near Cooke City there was 75" of snow April 10th, this year there is over 120".
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    04-16-2018, 10:42 PM
    MT Gianni replied to a thread Got bugs? in Our Town
    The wet side of the divide gets yellow jackets bad. We get mosquitos, ticks and wasps, with no see-ums on the high-line.
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    04-16-2018, 09:56 PM
    That is a cleaning issue not a normal barrel wear issue.
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    04-16-2018, 03:35 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 17 Mach 2 in Rimfire Area
    Most of the issues are with the semi-auto's. I have Sako Quads, CZ 452 and Contenders in 17M2 and the Magnum Research in a Semi-Auto. Neck and shoulder cracks are more common than with the 17HMR but in either they are not a problem or a safety...
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    04-16-2018, 12:33 PM
    SPF to Iron Whittler
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    04-16-2018, 02:52 AM
    FOR SALE. Custom Holster. Fits TC Contenders. Made by a friend of mine in exchange for some work I did for him. Selling off my TC stuff, and don't need holster. $60
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    04-16-2018, 01:14 AM
    Your friend is giving you bad advice. Rimfire's erode from the glass beads in the priming compound. With a borescope you can see it at about 20,000 rounds. On target rifles 50,000 rounds without loss is not unusual. I know of one range rental...
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    04-16-2018, 01:08 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread FHA sale in Lets talk trapping!
    Rumor has it that it's the Korean market that is driving the price up.
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    04-16-2018, 01:06 AM
    Never tested for static but I have shot Blackpowder in cardboard tubes and a couple of junk 45-70 cases with 22 cal jacketed at about 3,900 FPS without detonation.
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    04-16-2018, 01:01 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 17 Mach 2 in Rimfire Area
    One of the main issues with the early 17M2 in semi-auto's are dirty chambers. Later some of the manufacture oversized the chambers to limit this issue than cracked neck and shoulders became an issue. I have one of the first Magnum Research 17M2's....
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    04-16-2018, 12:43 AM
    For those who leave a vent pick in while loading, if they will just give the gun a couple light slaps, or bounce it lightly on the ground a couple times to settle the powder properly, that is unnecessary, and gets the powder as close to the vent as...
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    04-16-2018, 12:38 AM
    Most experienced flintlock shooters will not use lead wrapped flint. Several makers will not warranty their locks if it is used. I am one builder who won't warranty a gun that the owner uses them.
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    04-15-2018, 08:01 PM
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/r-lee-ermey-‘full-metal-jacket’-actor-dies-at-74/ar-AAvV6b7?li=BBnb7Kz Golden Globe-nominated actor for "Full Metal Jacket," R. Lee Ermey, died Sunday, his long-time manager Bill Rogin announced on Twitter....
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    04-15-2018, 12:04 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Spring? in Our Town
    I went west from Kalispell yesterday for a shoot. The snow is going away in my area, but I was amazed at how much snow is still on the ground just a little way west. And no one is giving Donald Trump any credit for ending global warming!
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    04-14-2018, 09:47 PM
    Internal ballistics (ignition to bullet at muzzle crown) is an exact science. External ballistics (bullet at muzzle crown to target surface) is an exact science. Factor in (or out) the variables, and the result is very predictable with high...
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    04-14-2018, 08:41 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Winter projects in Muzzleloading.
    This current gun is right on 8.5#. I would estimate the small profile barrel to make into a rifle of around 7 - 7.5#.
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    04-14-2018, 06:33 PM
    9.3X62AL replied to a thread Still leading in Cast Boolits
    Fully in agreement with Tom Myers' posts in this thread. If accuracy is sound with castings and the leading problem is resolved by use of the full-length cases, the 11* forcing cone modification may be "Nice but not necessary". That re-cut forcing...
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    04-13-2018, 11:37 PM
    I use the Lee 200 grain with the spire-type point in 30-06, cast as a Bruce B Soft Point. "Donor slug" is the Lyman #257420 in pure lead.
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    04-13-2018, 08:48 PM
    9.3X62AL replied to a thread Forster Trimmer in Casting Equipment
    I have used Forster trimmers for close to 30 years now, and they have been accurate, tractable tools for the purposes I use them for--case trimming and neck reaming. The Forster system's "stop collet" is a superior design to the RCBS trimmer'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