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    Yesterday, 02:53 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Browning 1892 in Leverguns
    Per an email reply from Browning the B92 were .357 and 44 Mag. only. I have seen one rebore and one rebarrel in 45 Colt.
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    Yesterday, 02:02 PM
    When my Lee equipment fails, I will toss it and get something else. Has not happened yet, but only loading since 1976. I do have some other brands of dies as lead bullets have some special needs. prs
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    07-11-2020, 06:35 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread the 17 in Rimfire Area
    It's been done as early as the 60's but the real issue is fouling problems with the larger cases. The 17 Remington is a prime example. The smaller case 17 Hornet and 17 Fireball don't seem share this issue. It also depends on intended usage. Fox...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    07-11-2020, 05:15 PM
    Cowboy, choosing a 45 Colt or a 45-70 lever is a determination of the maximum distance you every are going to shoot the reloads. Plus, cost of reloads is also a factor. FYi, don't rule out the accuracy of a 45 Colt at long distances. Picture of 2...
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    07-11-2020, 04:59 PM
    If shooting for accuracy, use a GC on the 25-20 to protect burning the base. 300-MP is a fast burning powder and recommendations are to use a magnum primer for better ignition of the powder. I shoot 300-MP for 32-40 and 38-55 reloads and use a...
    23 replies | 682 view(s)
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    07-11-2020, 04:35 PM
    Absolutely! If the bullet ogive was round, Tom does not have the CAD software for them so the nose is a 1/8" metplat ... No Big Deal Check Tom's catalog of bullets with the words, ie. - Clone of Ideal xyz bullet I have also just sent him the...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    07-11-2020, 04:26 PM
    43 posts about micrometers measuring to 0.0001" +/- 0.0001 for land/grooves... When only standard measurements are
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  • prs's Avatar
    07-11-2020, 02:36 PM
    Yep, I made a mistake once. I thought I had used the wrong propellant, but it turned out I had used the correct type. So I was wrong. prs ;-)
    21 replies | 606 view(s)
  • John Boy's Avatar
    07-11-2020, 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
    10 replies | 443 view(s)
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    07-11-2020, 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
    29 replies | 612 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    07-11-2020, 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.
    33 replies | 878 view(s)
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    07-10-2020, 02:38 PM
    I will take number 3. PM on the way.... Doug
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    07-10-2020, 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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    07-10-2020, 01:24 PM
    Mark the tang with liquid Prussian Blue - high spots rub the bluing off onto the wood
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    07-10-2020, 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
    10 replies | 443 view(s)
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    07-10-2020, 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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    07-10-2020, 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 | 841 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...
    13 replies | 360 view(s)
  • 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. ...
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    07-09-2020, 05:41 PM
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    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. ...
    45 replies | 889 view(s)
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    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...
    24 replies | 718 view(s)
  • 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 | 221 view(s)
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    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 | 1059 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