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    Today, 12:07 AM
    oldscool replied to a thread Pressure canner in Cookin' Recipe's
    I am sure my great great, great, grandma, and mother never used a Cadillac to can with. None died from covid food poisoning, nor got blown up.
    19 replies | 184 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    725 replied to a thread holster for 3" J-frame in Pay It Forward
    EMC45, send me your name, address, etc. and it's yours. I'm going to the post office in the morning.
    2 replies | 56 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:59 PM
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:49 PM
    Some actual tests on case head hardness. Note how soft Remington is. http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2014/05/how-hard-is-your-brass-5-56-and-223-rem-base-hardness-tests/comment-page-1/ How Hard is Your Brass? 5.56 and .223 Rem Base...
    54 replies | 1898 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
    All brass cases are not created equal. The brass alloys do vary between manufacturers. Same for the stamping, forming and the annealing processes. When and how the manufacture deals with the inprocess work hardening varies. ...
    54 replies | 1898 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:16 PM
    Unless know the person of the history I don't purchase used anymore. Same of most of the auction sites. https://www.leupold.com/service-support/resources/counterfeit-warning
    26 replies | 424 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
    pietro replied to a thread TCR 83 or 87? in Single Shot Guns
    . A higher grade of Walnut stocks were a factory option for the Model 83 Aristocrat (and other T/C's) via a purchase through the T/C Custom Shop (Fox Ridge Outfitters), from the Fox River catalogue. Beside a plethora of stocks, sights, scopes...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:14 PM
    What size is your Lyman die?
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  • 725's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:01 PM
    I'd like to offer a black leather holster ~ older ~ but in good shape (no name on it) for anybody using a 3" J-frame revolver. Just advise name, address, etc. for the mailing. 725
    2 replies | 56 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:33 PM
    No, this only happened twice and both times when I had loaded it with a full cylinder and closed it and tried to index it. Since this is a returned police gun? from overseas I'm willing to assume that any burrs have worn off? The gun was...
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    Yesterday, 03:11 PM
    F. Guffey, apparently you have no real useful information to even base an agreement or disagreement on?????????? If you did you would be willing to share. If you backed these statements will any information up we might all learn something. That...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:58 AM
    Got to it. It passed all the above checks. I will have to take it out and shoot it more to see how it functions. Last week in the woods we were hot and tired - very hot and humid that day. When the range opens and I have time to take it I will...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:00 AM
    never knew they existed https://www.forgottenweapons.com/gevarm-a6-an-open-bolt-semiauto-22-sporting-rifle/
    3 replies | 1615 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:58 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Furlough in Cast Boolits
    Hard to get but if you can get real MEK soaking the stock in MEK will remove any finish.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    05-30-2020, 10:40 PM
    I can use these. PM sent.
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    05-30-2020, 08:38 PM
    Had a table at a gun show and was looking around before things opened. Fellow had 3 Colt Pythons and he wanted $600 each. Didn't have the money, even though I knew that was a good buy. They were gone within a half hour of the shows opening. Did...
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  • deltaenterprizes's Avatar
    05-30-2020, 05:31 PM
    Rotometals price is $101 for 25 pounds, about $4 a smaller quantity would be a little more per pound. I can extrude that size wire but would have to get $6/pound plus $8 shipping.
    1 replies | 160 view(s)
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    05-30-2020, 05:00 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread BP Pistol ID in Muzzleloading.
    Not sure if they are related http://shipwrecklibrary.com/deadlands/revolving-rifles/ James Warner of Springfield Armory was another one of Samuel Colt’s early competitors, and had been tinkering with different types of revolvers for nearly as...
    7 replies | 209 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    05-30-2020, 04:36 PM
    If the brass resizes in the 6.5 Jap die and fits the chamber of your rifle use it. I would check for incipient case separation inside the case first though. When reforming brass head stamp doesn't mean much. All my 8mm-06 brass says 30-06 on the...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    05-30-2020, 04:02 PM
    If you have real information that is always appreciated. Incoherent ramblings and condescending put-downs not so much.
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    05-30-2020, 03:41 PM
    Check into the 30 Apache, if you want a 30 cal. Based on the 223 case
    5 replies | 171 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    05-30-2020, 12:51 PM
    . $330 = https://www.gunbroker.com/item/862606286 .
    14 replies | 286 view(s)
  • 725's Avatar
    05-30-2020, 12:49 PM
    725 replied to a thread WTS TAG .45acp dies in Swappin & Sellin
    Have sent Dinny a PM and these are going to him. PS: DINNY CHECK YOUR PM's
    6 replies | 502 view(s)
  • Maven's Avatar
    05-30-2020, 10:06 AM
    gw, "H" and "I" are taken from illustrations of the older Ideal lube sizing machines, #1 and #45. Both are shown in the Lyman "Cast Bullet Handbook, 3rd Ed.", pp. 34 and 41 respectively.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    05-30-2020, 07:29 AM
    Congratulations, Charlie! Now comes the rest of your life. Use the next 10 lbs to learn how to maintain. As you well know fluctuations of up to three lbs a day are not unusual and are typically water weight. That's way weighing once a week or...
    160 replies | 3579 view(s)
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    05-30-2020, 04:56 AM
    303Guy replied to a thread Marlin in 35 Rem in Leverguns
    I've mentioned in the past that my father hunted Cape Buffalo with a 35 Remington. The rifle was a pump action which liked because it was short and handy in the dense African bush. He went for heart shots though but once his shot missed all bone,...
    38 replies | 5721 view(s)
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    05-30-2020, 04:07 AM
    303Guy replied to a thread Why lever guns in Leverguns
    Welcome aboard, Yrmff!! The 30/30 Winchester is a very efficient cartridge and seems to be perfect for cast boolits. It takes a near full case of several slower powders and burns them at rather low pressures, ideal for cast. Ideal for lever...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    05-29-2020, 10:49 PM
    Ruger barrels have gotten a lot better since Bill passed. Bill Ruger accomplishments legendary and they are part of history, however, he never understood or cared about serious accuracy. Best example are the 25 rifles that Bill Ruger donated...
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  • 303Guy's Avatar
    05-29-2020, 10:20 PM
    I don't understand Ruger's attitude. Maybe that's why their hornet model had such a bad reputation. Trouble is, that same reputation must surely have hurt their overall sales? I wouldn't touch a Ruger because of it. The CZ on the other hand has...
    98 replies | 6525 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