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    Today, 03:02 PM
    Devcon steel is an industrial product with known specification. It's compression strength, shrinkage and resistance to chemicals is verifiable. Marine-tex also a large following by some very well know smiths. That being said most product with...
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    Today, 12:53 AM
    PM sent
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    Yesterday, 11:44 PM
    Only issue may be crimped primer pockets on the GI brass. The cases are the same. Volume in 223/.556 is a none issue. With 308 and 30/06 there is a difference. Check the .223 Rem Case Weight vs. Capacity chart here. ...
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    Yesterday, 08:50 PM
    Hardness is only part of the equation. High percentages antimony alloys tend to produce a brittle bullets that can fracture on impact. A lower antimony percentage alloy that is heat treated to the same hardness will be less brittle. Good...
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    Yesterday, 02:05 PM
    The OP is asking about 18-21 bhn in .225-.313 cal. In the smaller bullets not much of a meplat. Everything I have taken with cast has been 35 Cal and over with the exception of prairie dogs using a 22 Hornet. Also are we talking rabbits...
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    Yesterday, 01:09 PM
    Not 209's but I was given 6K of SR that had been under water in a flood for three day. After drying I used them for shooting prairie dogs. I maybe had one or two misfires per thousand. I've also tested using oils to chemically inert them. Once...
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    02-22-2021, 11:50 PM
    Very nice gun. I have a couple interchangeables . I did not know they had a fixed barrel version. .
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    02-22-2021, 03:16 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Cheaper....Ammo in Completed Deals
    None of these prices are correct. If you check the individual links out of stock or much higher prices.
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    02-22-2021, 02:43 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread .45 Colt and Unique? in Cast Boolits
    The 8.0 gr. of Unique with a 255 gr. cast lead bullet from the Lyman #45 was our standard load for Uberti 1873 clones for a re-enactment group I loaded for as a kid. They fired well over 50,000 with issues.
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    02-21-2021, 09:36 PM
    The difference is I can teach just about anyone to be a good machinist. In a thousand years you could not teach me to a an artist.
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    02-21-2021, 08:13 PM
    As a machinist/toolmaker I can hold my own. I have zero artistic abilities. I can't even draw a good stick man.................... I have great respect for those that have this ability.
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    02-21-2021, 05:01 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Eating Steak in Our Town
    They do carry a lifetime warranty. Did you get it replaced?
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    02-21-2021, 03:33 PM
    Haven't sold recently but i did sell during one of the last panics and had zero issues with GunBroker. The PO did lose a MO.
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    02-21-2021, 08:56 AM
    I'll take a #2 type, PM on the way.
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    02-21-2021, 02:23 AM
    That's all the info Sierra gives when they sell them. https://www.sierrabullets.com/product-category/bullet-jackets/
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    02-21-2021, 02:14 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Shallow Primer Pockets in Our Town
    The Dillon 600 Super Swager was improperly adjusted. You collapsed the primer pocket from the inside by having to much pressure on the case locator rod. Get yourself a carbide primer uniformer and recut the primer pockets. Cut one of the case...
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    02-21-2021, 01:44 AM
    I've trained and helped equip maybe 4 dozen new reloaders or low experience reloaders. The first question when approached is what is your experience level with reloading? Second is what your expectations are? Third what are your actual needs? ...
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    02-21-2021, 01:04 AM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread My Work Order List in BT Sniper
    Making lots of base punches this week, and the precise boat tail base punch. Made three of the boat tail base punches today with perfect results, even better then any I have made in past. I shall make some more of these boat tail base punches as it...
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    02-20-2021, 11:42 PM
    SAAMI pressures are the same for the Long and Long Rifle https://saami.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/ANSI-SAAMI-Z299.1-Rimfire-2015-R2018-Approved-2018-06-13.pdf As long as the throat is long enough pressure is not an issue. Twist rate and...
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    02-20-2021, 11:25 PM
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    02-20-2021, 10:34 PM
    Not really. A simple google search will answer your question. Start with "controlling the depth on a single point cut rifling machine" https://projects.nfstc.org/firearms/module04/fir_m04_t06_06.htm ...
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    02-20-2021, 10:12 PM
    That SAAMI max for the 45 Colt is 14,000 PSI based on the older Colt 1873 Peacemakers. Those are safe in all 45 Colt platforms. Higher pressure 45 Colt loads are perfectly safe in numerous other platforms but not in the older Colt designs. ...
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    02-20-2021, 10:01 PM
    Only had mine out two times. Zero issues and better than expected accuracy. I did a trigger job before I took it out. Why do they need a thousand rounds to properly break in?
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    02-20-2021, 08:59 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Eating Steak in Our Town
    What high end knife uses carbon steel with a hidden tang?
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    02-20-2021, 08:22 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Eating Steak in Our Town
    I not going to tell anyone their wrong for using wood noir that I am right for only using NSF Certified knives and cutting boards. The reality is I love the look and feel of wood and I have several very beautiful cutting boards that are now just...
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Purchased first set of swage dies late in 2008, made over 10,000 bullets with that set threw out 2009. Offered first set of improved swage dies in January of 2010, started BTSniper llc. in late 2011 and have been offering top quality swage dies and products all over the world ever since.
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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