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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:31 PM
    Honduran Mahogany Black walnut Magnolia heartwood (black with gray and red streaks) Zebra wood I could use some for pistol grips and knife handles. I am looking for Zebra wood for Dan Wesson grips. They are one piece so thicker blocks are...
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    Yesterday, 03:41 PM
    Every now and again I`ll get my 1884 Trap Door rifle with ramrod bayonet, that is in very good condition, out for a look over and maybe a shot or so to drive the spiders out of the bore. I actually start to giggle at the stupid offers I get to sell...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    04-24-2017, 09:32 PM
    If you have more than one you are willing to sell put me in line. Thanks.
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    04-24-2017, 08:46 PM
    All I get from my `Snow Bird` friends that go South for the Winter is a Christmas card telling me how warm it is down there! Nice pile of it though.Robert
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    04-24-2017, 07:31 PM
    kbstenberg replied to a thread Molds in Swappin & Sellin
    What dia. does #5 drop at?
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    04-24-2017, 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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    04-24-2017, 01:55 PM
    A few years back I got some samples of case swaged bullets from a site bullet swager to test. They were .40 S&W with a lead core and swaged to .416" Using Barnes load data for their 350 gr. copper bullets I shot them into my peneration trough of...
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    04-24-2017, 02:21 AM
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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, 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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    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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    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, 10:56 PM
    I made candles back in the `70`s. I only used parafin wax, steric acid, concentrated color blocks and concentrated scent blocks that you broke off. I used either medium or heavy candle wick that came 50` to a roll. I still have a large box of 2...
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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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    04-22-2017, 09:47 PM
    Having tested large amounts of rimfire ammo the lot to lot variations are huge. It can be as much or more than manufactures variations.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    04-22-2017, 09:38 PM
    5,000 rounds is a good day of loading for me. None of my 6 progressives is ran without a powder check. Powder bridging is the issue I run into the most. Lots of other odd ball stuff happens. Chances are I would have caught them without the...
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    04-22-2017, 04:24 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Single shot build in Single Shot Guns
    Your intended use will determine what components you need for "very accurate" build. Without knowing that its difficult to make recommendations. What is "very accurate" to you and what is your use?
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    04-21-2017, 10:15 PM
    The OP asked specifically for reloading shops. The Gunstop is half reloading and half gun shop with separate owners. The Wolf's Den has a good supply of reloading components
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    04-21-2017, 05:10 PM
    During the 70's and early 80's when fur price were very high the hunting and trapping pressure put a serious dent in the population. Bounties in the 20's and 30's did the same.
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    04-21-2017, 03:04 PM
    But if you "believe the experts" coyotes don't even kill healthly deer. I used to believe that BS until actually observed coyotes killing healthy 3 to 5 year old whitetail bucks. Same for antelope.
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    04-21-2017, 11:37 AM
    My 6" 14-3 likes 3.3 gr. HP-38/Win. 231 powder with a Lyman WC. Neighbor got an unfired 14 - 4 that had been a `store gun` for a small store owner. There were 2 loaded rounds in the cylinder, the remaining chambers still had the factory grease in...
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    04-20-2017, 10:12 PM
    I just spoke to my dad. A good friends of his just had a saddle horse killed by a pack of coyotes. I knew they readily take health deer but I was unaware that they can take horses. I don't have a link to that story but per google coyotes killing...
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    04-20-2017, 11:31 AM
    I thought that this `Cow Pie Throwing Contest` of who is right or wrong was put to rest and this thread retired?Robert
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  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    04-20-2017, 11:01 AM
    Just saw one of those 1400 count pails of 22`s go on an on line auction for just over $100, a drop from those days when it would have gotten near or above $150.Robert
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  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    04-20-2017, 10:49 AM
    Let`s not over look the 338/06.Robert
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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
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