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  • John Boy's Avatar
    Today, 11:05 AM
    Tom will clone any non HB, taper or round ogive nose (will be 1/8 metplate) I have sent him obsolete Ideal, Saeco, Hoch and RCBS mold bullets ... less than 2 weeks, receive the new molds
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    Today, 10:57 AM
    * Brass center fire primers can be recycled for $ at the scrap yards *Steel shotgun primers = recycling bins with your other metals - plastics and paper
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 10:55 AM
    Between the virus and the social unrest the manufacturers can't keep up. Most distributors are out of anything remotely reassembling a self defense firearm. Since February over 2 million new first time purchasers.
    18 replies | 327 view(s)
  • 94Doug's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:38 PM
    I will take number 3. PM on the way.... Doug
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:34 PM
    Depends on the nose ogive of the bullet and how far out seated into the case. There are bore riding bullets that will fit into the leading bore cuts and others like the 457124 and 457125 with fat ogives that are SAMMI overall length (OAL) dependent...
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    Yesterday, 01:24 PM
    Mark the tang with liquid Prussian Blue - high spots rub the bluing off onto the wood
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:18 PM
    Tom's Accurate Molds fall into the quality category of Paul Jones cherry cut molds. One of Paul's molds on eBay just was bought for $525
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:13 PM
    I had 1700 lbs of 1 lb muffin tin ingots of various marked alloys. Melted like kinds into 6 lb ingots and marked each batch ingot with Bhn with a magic marker. Took me 3 days to do this but they are stacked by like kind alloys. Morale ... A...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:00 AM
    Any primer will ignite if it is struck Hard and Fast. So slow down jerking and hammering the press arm when reloading.
    41 replies | 783 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-09-2020, 09:49 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread the 17 in Rimfire Area
    The 17 HMR was first than the 17 Mach 2 than the 17 WSM. I have the 17 Mach 2 and the 17 HMR. I shoot the 17 HMR the most. I am heading out of state tomorrow to shoot prairie dogs. The 17 HMR is awesome for under 175 yards on PD's on a claim...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-09-2020, 06:02 PM
    As I stated I have limited knowledge of RB's. Not sure how the longer bullets chamber in a 45-90. They do make them. https://sr-gunworks.com/remington-rolling-block-in-45-90/ ...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-09-2020, 05:41 PM
    http://www.gotavapen.se/gota/artiklar/remington/remington.htm https://www.chuckhawks.com/urban_rifle_legend.html
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-09-2020, 04:54 PM
    As stated by some the RB does have AOL issues with longer cartridges. This is strictly from memory and I am not a RB guy but I believe 45-90 is about the limits without having to modify the hammer nose. ...
    42 replies | 680 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-09-2020, 02:05 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Reverse Glocked brass. in Our Town
    Does it work? Yes, as you pointed out most of the time it does. Is it less than ideal yes. The same can be done some bottleneck higher pressures bottleneck cartridges is some actions/chambers. With straight wall lower pressure cartridges the...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-09-2020, 12:20 AM
    The British used a compressed pellet of 71.5 gr black powder and a 215 gr jacketed bullet in the Black-Powder .303 Lee-Metford. It used lee Medford style rifling which gave them good accuracy with black powder. ...
    3 replies | 196 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 11:36 PM
    Back in the mid 70's when I was doing 357 Herrett all I had was a Lyman Universal Trimmer. With normal pressure it took a month of Sundays to cut them to length. I discovered if you really jammed the cutters in each tooth would cut a nice curl and...
    23 replies | 1015 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 11:25 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Reverse Glocked brass. in Our Town
    Not really. It just means the extractor is long enough to hold the case secure enough to fire. It fairly common for the 10mm crowd to shoot 40 S&W in their guns https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/40-in-a-10mm-glock/
    18 replies | 525 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 10:10 PM
    Is the a HI only thing? Just renewed Prime and it was $119.
    41 replies | 936 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 09:06 PM
    Primers normally don't denotate with a slow compression. I have tested this several times by squeezing them flat in a machine vise. My guess is the crimp held the primer until enough pressure was applied and it popped in with sufficient force and...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 04:53 PM
    $5.06 ...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 12:23 PM
    They are almost, but not quite, the same. Velocities and pressures will vary as identical loads increase. As to being "Extreme": H4895 was developed for, and is tested over, a broader range of temperatures than IMR4895.
    13 replies | 539 view(s)
  • John Boy's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 12:09 PM
    Of the 310 molds of many different brands in inventory, 31 are RCBS and Saeco's. Yes, they cast nicely but I have determined that the Paul Jones, Hoch and Accurate molds cast better than any other brands, including Ideals, I have cast for calibers...
    14 replies | 346 view(s)
  • John Boy's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 11:49 AM
    For starters, I reload smokeless and black powder for calibers from 22 LR up to 50-70 plus several metrics. The only caliber die that that will reload the 44-40 better than a Lee is a RCBS. My die inventory of 55, of all the brands that I have no...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 03:20 AM
    That's the down side to being color blind. Shot a lot of the m855 but I've never seen the M855A1. Thanks for the correction.
    6 replies | 211 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