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    Today, 01:18 AM
    Yep mine mostly collects dust for this reason.
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    Today, 12:51 AM
    Not very much bluing wear so not that many rounds. More detail here http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?69332-Mauser-Modelo-Chileno-1895-7-62x51-Nato-conversions ...
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    Today, 12:48 AM
    I started casting in 1968 with Lyman 4 cavity for 45 Colt and 45/70. My most used molds are H&G 10, 8 or 6 cavity with a close second to my brass 4 cavity. The older Lyman's that I own cast on size or larger. The newer ones are on size or under. ...
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    Yesterday, 10:18 PM
    http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohlandl/Cast_Bullet/Ideal-Lyman_Molds/Bullets/311413.JPG
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    Yesterday, 10:16 PM
    311413 The Squibb gas check bullet for the Springfield and other .30-06 rifles. Perhaps the most accurate gas check bullet yet produced. Excellent for target practice up to 600 yards. Has also been largely used for small game shooting in the...
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    Yesterday, 07:56 PM
    My bet is its caused by your crimp. Easy to test. Try some before and after your crimp.
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    Yesterday, 07:54 PM
    When you send payment you specify you want insurance and how much and yes if it's not part of the deal you have to pay extra. I have ordered around a 100 firearms mostly through GB. Two have had shipping damage.
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    Yesterday, 02:55 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Magazine chain fire test in Leverguns
    Good read and actual examples here: http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?263616-lever-action-magazine-explosions Got this from Beartooth: "Buffalo Bore went to a small rifle primer, seated deeper than normal, when some customers...
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    Yesterday, 12:02 AM
    That time was a catch-22 situation for me. During the start of the panic I maybe had 20 rounds of 35 Rem brass as a range pickup but I had nothing chambered in 35 Rem. Because of the ammo and brass shortage I picked up a couple of 35 Rems cheap...
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    12-03-2019, 04:26 AM
    During the last panic .35 Rem brass was not available period and loaded ammo wasn't much better.
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    12-03-2019, 01:18 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Magazine chain fire test in Leverguns
    My dad's hunting buddy had a couple go off in the magazine on a Winchester Model 71. That was in the 60's and I was only 7 or 8 years old at the time but remember looking are the results with my dad.
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    12-02-2019, 11:18 PM
    Per conversation with DAG ammo.com a. Company that makes the primers for Tula is caught up on the sanctions by Obama on Russia. Tula ammo is not effected, that company is not making weapons in Russia and is not banned / effected by...
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    12-02-2019, 10:20 AM
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.22_BB Developed for indoor shooting galleries with special "gallery guns", the .22 BB Cap (6mm Flobert) was the first rimfire cartridge, dating back to 1845. It has no separate propellant charge, relying on the...
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    12-01-2019, 12:42 PM
    https://www.steelheadarms.com/lee-90434-6mm-224rem-quick-trim-die
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-30-2019, 07:38 PM
    Just food for thought. Checkering a backstrap on a SA may not be the greatest idea. In the 70's I had a set of SA grips that was checkered on the backstrap. It was a 45 Colt but in a Blackhawk. With heavier loads the checkering would take the...
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    11-30-2019, 02:25 PM
    While I do have extensive heat treating experience I have never personally done Nitre bluing. Per the manufacture they recommend water. https://www.brownells.com/userdocs/learn/Inst-362%20Nitre%20Bluing%20Bluing.pdf Quenching is just rapid...
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    11-30-2019, 01:58 PM
    A 1:64 Tonka Truck ... if the truth was told
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-30-2019, 01:48 PM
    I would be surprised if the backstrap material is heat treated. My guess is it's a low carbon steel so Nitre bluing temps will not adversely affect it.
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    11-29-2019, 07:09 PM
    8 cavity plain base. mag 44 uk at yahoo dot com deliver to me in the UK please.
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    11-29-2019, 05:35 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread skunk in Our Town
    I have had very good luck with using a 17 HMR with 17 grain ballistic tips and headshot. I have killed 5 or 6 with that combo and none sprayed.
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    11-28-2019, 09:46 PM
    Conditor -Thanks for the charts. If ever member of the forum kept them for reference .. the 'how hard is my lead or how do I measure my lead' questions would be few and far in between
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    11-28-2019, 09:34 PM
    The be nice and shiny but are the bullets completely filled out? Pure lead melts at 620F And alloyed melt in the pot, depending on the mold, needs 710 to 730 F with a 5 second pour to have nice & shiny ... completely filled out bullets
    15 replies | 783 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