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    Yesterday, 11:00 PM
    That would be correct if you were necking .243 Win to .260 Rem since the cases are the same length. With the 6.5 CM you are sizing the shoulder and body down to form the neck on a shorter case than the 243 Win.
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    Yesterday, 09:44 PM
    Looks nice. Thanks for posting.
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    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Full auto .22 in Our Town
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:12 AM
    Hunter, instead of using a drop tube one can also use a vibrator to settle the powder in the case I gave up using a drop tube years ago ... because vibrating is much quicker
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    Yesterday, 12:09 AM
    PS: Do believe I have seen this question asked several times on the forum :popcorn:
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    01-15-2021, 10:56 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Full auto .22 in Our Town
    Coming for a precision competitive background I had very little use for full auto. That is until I got to play with them some. It's hard to have that much fun with your clothes on. Rambo-ing an M60 with a 200 round belt is something that you...
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    01-15-2021, 07:31 PM
    Duplicating the velocity is only one part of the equation. Duplicating the pressure with the same velocity is the real challenge. Per the owner, Tim Sundles claims that they use proprietary powders in some of their loads to get the performance...
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    01-15-2021, 03:32 PM
    The JA barrels are should be timed and indexed so it should be a direct screw on. That is the point of the index mark on the receiver and the barrel. Just line up the lines in inspect the headspace. No chambering should be required unless the...
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    01-15-2021, 05:12 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread home made bullet mold in Cast Boolits
    The expansion rate for lead can be found here. Lead has a greater expansion rate than any of the materials commonly used in molds. That why the alloy effects the bullet...
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    01-14-2021, 02:52 PM
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    01-14-2021, 12:04 PM
    Interesting ... I use the same lube: mutton tallow - paraffin - bees wax for all the calibers I shoot, pistol & rifle including 30-30, 220 Swift, 308 and have never had bore leading or lube starvation with smokeless and black powders
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    01-14-2021, 01:58 AM
    I'll take the 9mm's
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    01-14-2021, 12:36 AM No experiences or loading data
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    01-13-2021, 02:28 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread .243 losing popularity? in Our Town
    While per Dave Emary Hornady's senior ballistics scientist the Creedmoor’s parent case is the.30 TC but that is mostly marketing hype. It's actually the brainchild of Denise DeMille and like a whole host of others like the 6mmXC, 240 NMC, 6mm...
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    01-13-2021, 02:14 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread .243 losing popularity? in Our Town
    Killed between 40 and 50 whitetail buck and a few does with a 243 most with one shot. Depending on angle and size I found a couple of bullets just under the skin. Never lost one or had a hard recovery.
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    01-13-2021, 01:55 PM
    John Boy replied to a thread Lehigh Valley lube in Muzzleloading.
    Agree, have used both. LV Lube/Cleaner is a better bore cleaner than Shenandoah IMO The formula didn't have to be 'gotten'. The US Patent for Lehigh is listed and the complete mixing formula of tar oil & sodium hydroxide for preparation is...
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    01-13-2021, 01:48 PM
    48 twist is the 54 cal ML twist ... 66 is 45 cal twist
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    01-13-2021, 01:47 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread .243 losing popularity? in Our Town
    The .243 has been extremely popular since it's introduction and it will remain so for a very long time.
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    01-12-2021, 03:50 PM
    prs replied to a thread 32 w.s. Success!!!!!!!!!! in Leverguns
    My carbine is of similar vintage and I am also a '54 BD. My Dad left it to me. It is a real shooter with cast boolits and I should shoot it more. prs
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    01-12-2021, 03:33 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Money Orders in Our Town
    No need to play their game. They are required to cash the USPS MO. Call the postmaster for that office and tell them what time and how much you are cashing. They may not have it until the following business day but they are required to fulfill...
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    01-12-2021, 01:52 PM
    Magnum primers are primarily used for ball and stick powders
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    01-12-2021, 01:46 PM
    John Boy replied to a thread SPG recipe in Boolit Lube !
    Sharps, don't need to have taken chemistry in school. Just hang around the BPC Community shooters who learned that a good lube was needed for black powder reloads. Have to remember that in the 1800's, black powder was it before smokeless powders...
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    01-11-2021, 08:14 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Money Orders in Our Town How do I Verify a Postal Money Order? USPS Money Orders have distinguishing marks you can check to make sure that the money order is valid. By holding a money...
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    01-11-2021, 06:45 PM
    Gents ... Henry Fire Arms headquarters is in Bayonne NJ and ... Henry Repeating Arms employs 535 people and operates two manufacturing facilities totaling 250,000 square feet. The company headquarters is located in Bayonne, New Jersey and a second...
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    01-11-2021, 06:04 PM
    John Boy replied to a thread SPG recipe in Boolit Lube !
    Gentlemen, education time .... * Paraffin started out a crude oil and is refined to be an alkane with a chain of 20 to 40 hydrocarbon molecules Joboba Oil, an excellent lube ingredient also has a long...
    36 replies | 13576 view(s)
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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