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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:32 PM
    If you have more than one you are willing to sell put me in line. Thanks.
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    Yesterday, 03:27 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 30-06 M2 bullets in Military Rifles
    Larry Gibson, Scharfschuetze and Outpost75 really enjoyed your posts and I learned a great deal on this subject. Thanks guys.
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    Yesterday, 10:43 AM
    With short bullets in the cake (which also is a cake that is thin) ... I put a piece of plywood under the Styrofoam to keep the cake from bending when nose pushing = a broken cake. Also, remove the bullets from the edges of the cake first to reduce...
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    04-23-2017, 10:25 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 223 bullet twist rate? in Swaging
    With that bullet any of common twists will work but what is going to be the most accurate. This is based on the 6mm BR but it covers the accuracy related considerations with the different twist rates. http://www.6mmbr.com/barrelFAQ.html
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    04-23-2017, 09:34 PM
    John Boy replied to a thread 30-30 lead reloading ? in Leverguns
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?168244-30-30-Maximum-Distance-With-Accuracy&p=1884028&viewfull=1#post1884028 28gr of 3031 works well also
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    04-23-2017, 07:01 PM
    RCBS Automatic Bench Priming Tool https://ads.midwayusa.com/product/457599/rcbs-automatic-bench-priming-tool?cm_mmc=pf_ci_bing-_-Reloading+-+Metallic+Reloading+Equipment+%28Not+Presses%29-_-RCBS-_-457599 Used on since the early 70's
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    04-23-2017, 06:50 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 223 bullet twist rate? in Swaging
    Per the OP its for BT swage dies. Jackets will be from 22 cases. Normally I recommend faster twists for jacketed bullets but for jackets from 22 cases over spinning seems to magnify any imbalances. With a bullet like a Nosler Ballistic Tip or...
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    04-23-2017, 06:39 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 223 bullet twist rate? in Swaging
    If not shooting over 62 grains I would look at a 12 twist. http://www.gunsandammo.com/ammo/pair-barrel-twist-rates-ammo/ https://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=530927
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    04-23-2017, 05:12 PM
    Run the naked bullets with the GC's through the Lee - First. Then lube ... save a lot mess Otherwise, the the panned bullets good! Congratulations
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    04-23-2017, 04:53 PM
    Very nice. What are they going on? Where did you get them? I have a couple that could use some nice wood.
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    04-23-2017, 04:40 PM
    http://www.gmdr.com/lever/lowveldata.htm did not know about that one. Thanks.
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    04-23-2017, 04:07 PM
    https://www.loaddata.com/ http://ammoguide.com/ http://www.chuckhawks.com/index2k_reloading.htm http://www.handloads.com/ http://www.stevespages.com/page8a.htm
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  • prs's Avatar
    04-23-2017, 01:07 PM
    Just a tip. BPI recommends that we lube that crimper with oil. Kinda goes against the grain for me to have oil on a bench with primers and such. But, I wet my finger with soapy water and that worked well to get very smooth edges. JPW might be a...
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    04-23-2017, 11:44 AM
    Good deal, I like it cleaned and ready to go just as you sold it.
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    04-23-2017, 10:53 AM
    First a clean mold, then * heat the melt & mold to a temperature so the sprue puddle frosts in 5 to 8 seconds * Then, pour each mold cavity with a full ladle with a 5 second pour
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    04-23-2017, 02:30 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 30-06 M2 bullets in Military Rifles
    In addition to the above mentioned teams the Air Force and Air National Guard teams were issued M1's in 7.62. I had 20 of them to maintain. M72 or mex match with some being rebarreled 6 or 7 times. All had original op rods. The piston was...
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    04-22-2017, 10:02 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Which CZ ? in Factory Rifles
    The American stock fits me better for scope use. .223 brass is much more available than .222.
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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