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    Today, 05:52 PM
    Just look at the base of the die. You can see the carbide ring or lack of.
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    Today, 05:44 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Help Needed in Cast Boolits
    Some good info here: http://357shooter.blogspot.com/2011/02/extensive-mould-mould-temperature-test.html http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?251386-Bullet-casting-decision-tree-for-troubleshooting ...
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    Today, 12:34 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Help Needed in Cast Boolits
    Thanks for your service. I worked B's, E's, H's and a couple of J's. They have came a long way since the A's. I don't have any 2 cavity Lees and I don't remember how they vent. Since it's mostly one cavity it could be a venting issue.
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    Yesterday, 11:57 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Help Needed in Cast Boolits
    You didn't state why you are rejecting them. If its for incomplete fillout the mold is too cold. Aluminum cools quicker than steel. Aluminum also has a narrow temperature range than steel. Speeding up your cadence or using a hot plates should...
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    Yesterday, 04:52 PM
    8mm Remington magnum case necked down to 7mm is what the STW is based on. 300 Weatherby and 300 H&H brass will work but I believe both require fireforming to be complete.
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    03-22-2019, 09:43 PM
    If kckid101 doesn't take Texas by God tools I will.
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    03-22-2019, 09:10 PM
    http://www.salespider.com/b-169195906/w-e-brownell-checkering-tools These are the W.E. Brownell full-veiw style handle (not related to Brownells Gunsmith Supply). I prefer this style handle. You don't need handles but they sell cutters also. ...
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    03-22-2019, 07:10 PM
    On Browning's high gloss finishes they use polyurethane. Not sure on the 1895's. I am fortunate to have a dip tank that I use MEK for stripping epoxy and polyurethane. The above recommendation should work.
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    03-21-2019, 08:21 PM
    Let's start with How to read a Vernier Sight http://tmtpages.com/vernier.htm Foresight - is a globed with inserts and bubble level that is used to level the barrel for accuracy at long range Vernier - is a 3" staff (Long Range) with wind-age...
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    03-21-2019, 05:34 PM
    Yes it threads into the front of the breech plug. Other versions use carbide bushings. http://arrowheadsporting.com/breechplugs.html Not sure what a flash hole extension is but these systems do reduce and extend the flash hole. Once they erode...
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    03-21-2019, 03:27 PM
    https://www.amazon.com/credit-card-knives/s?k=credit+card+knives
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    03-21-2019, 02:32 PM
    "Perhaps there actually isn't any greater increase in pressure inside the primer? Or if there is an increase it is not a sufficient increase to pose any problem or danger." I don't know the answer but I tend to agree that it's not an issue at...
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    03-21-2019, 01:18 PM
    https://www.badgerridgeind.com/store/p11/LehighVentLiner.html
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    03-21-2019, 03:29 AM
    Same cartridges are 65,000 PSI SAAMI. Priming compound will not produce 65K. With the smokeless muzzloaders some loads are over 50K using a primer designed for a 14.5K max cartridge. The small vent liners restrict the gas pressure enough so it's...
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    03-20-2019, 10:29 PM
    For me with my current needs or wants it would be a 220 Swift. I love this cartridge. If you want something different 225 Winchesters are nice in single shots.
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    03-20-2019, 08:36 PM
    http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2013/05/large-vs-small-flash-holes-in-308-win-brass/ I never was concerned about increased pressure of the powder charge from larger flash holes. I do have a mild concern about increased pressure in the primer...
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    03-18-2019, 10:40 PM
    Pics will help greatly. I am interested but not without pics.
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    03-18-2019, 12:06 AM
    I have a Browning 1886 rifle and a saddle ring carbine. Never had any issues so I never took them apart. I have no idea how close to original they are. I picked up the saddle ring cheap due to some deep stock scratches. Just picked up a blank...
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    03-17-2019, 10:28 PM
    Comparing one animal to another means nothing. Comparing the same cut of meat from the same animal is easy. Age some, freeze some and prepare them at the same time. Question answered.
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    03-17-2019, 05:50 PM
    One more point on the tolerancing. Normally manufactures tend to shoot for the middle of the tolerance. With gage pins they tend to be very close to the plus or minus tolerance. A .0002 plus will be very close to .0002" over and a .0002" under...
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    03-17-2019, 01:13 AM
    Either one will work for you. Most use the minus tolerance (.0000,-.0002) pins. The tolerance selection is mostly to ensure the pin tolerance doesn't allow a bad part. Example it a hole with 1.000" max and a .999" min. You would select a minus...
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    03-16-2019, 03:40 PM
    That's the best part for him. This are metro herd reductions. They use SWAT team shooters and the PAID cleaning crew shows up at sunrise.
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    03-15-2019, 07:08 PM
    Until your turned the next page than is was the super best in the world. I really missed the old Herter's catalog. You did forget to top your load with the Herter Wasp-Waist Sonic bullet.
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    03-15-2019, 04:15 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Guess this gun in Military Rifles
    http://military.wikia.com/wiki/7.92x94mm_Patronen Details of the round The round originally had a steel core and a tiny capsule of tear gas. The round was to penetrate the armor of the tank and the tear gas to force out the occupants of the...
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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