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    Yesterday, 04:47 PM
    For the left government control/ leftist policies is their religion.
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    Yesterday, 12:02 PM
    Best place of all to discuss the early single shot rifles from around WWI or earlier!
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    Yesterday, 12:40 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread back surgery in Our Town
    I had hemi-laminectomy on L4-L5 in 1989. Perfect results and no issues since.
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    09-22-2020, 05:18 PM
    marlinman93 replied to a thread Uberti in Single Shot Guns
    Nothing about it, except the caliber interests me. I have no use for a lightweight single shot personally, and would rather have a standard Uberti 1885 if I was buying one.
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    09-21-2020, 05:06 PM
    If you look at post #13 it shows the decapping pin through the primer pocket. You simply drop the case over the rod, let the case pivot against the body of the tool, and squeeze the handles. The rim is caught by the shell holder, and the primer is...
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    09-20-2020, 11:25 PM
    You get to western ND and the topography changes greatly. I was hunting in the Killdeer Mountains when I ran over a throne branch and I have a fast leak in one tire and a slower leak in another. I quickly changed the fast leak with the spare. I...
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    09-20-2020, 10:41 PM
    No reason I can't re-de-cap the .40-85/90 Ballard using the rod and shell holder for the .40-63/70, if the tool will accept the longer case length. The base and rim are nearly the same diameter. Considering how many years it's been since this...
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    09-20-2020, 10:14 PM
    Not saying this is the case with your loads but the bolt closing force on an M1, M14 and and AR have enough force to push the shoulder back when chambering. This isn't as true for sizing the body but it takes very little to push the shoulders back....
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    09-20-2020, 07:49 PM
    Born and raised in ND. This is the norm when something like this happens. Same happened when my uncle was killed in a auto accident in 1970. That's what neighbors do in rural areas.
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    09-20-2020, 11:23 AM
    They are well worth the money, but you're correct; they aren't cheap. But tools that do both decapping and recapping are all expensive. But tools of this quality are something that last forever, and not something that can wear out even in a couple...
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    09-19-2020, 11:09 AM
    Some people say they remind them of nut crackers. Wish a nut cracker would work, as they'd sure be cheap, and easy to find! My Jake Simmons tool with Jerry's repair and new decapping rod.
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    09-19-2020, 02:37 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Chinese f35 copy in Our Town
    I can't address how government contractors get by with this. Within actual government agencies you have to have a equal or higher security clearance and most importantly an need to know. Of course inside threats will always find a way to...
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    09-18-2020, 09:49 PM
    I have a Jake Simmons tool also, and Jerry made me a complete new decapping rod as mine was a mess. So now I call it a Simmons-Pool-Cleave tool!
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    09-18-2020, 09:21 PM
    His quality is always the same perfection, and finished too such a high level it's almost a shame to use them. But they're such wonderful tools, that it would be a shame not to use them! He built me a breech seater tool to breech seat bullets for...
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    09-18-2020, 04:11 PM
    I'll start off by saying I'm addicted to cool reloading tools! Old tools that are rare or cool, or new tools done in the fashion of old tools. Doesn't matter, as long as they're extremely high quality, and work great. I've got old tools from various...
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    09-18-2020, 02:07 AM
    As usual Larry is spot on with his advice. Both loads of the OP's smokeless loads are recommended trap door loads. In many loadings Smokeless Powder has a softer pressure curve than BD. I used to load for a reenactment group mostly with smokeless...
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    09-17-2020, 11:28 PM
    The Hornady Headspace Comparator does exactly what it is claimed to do and it does it very well. Hornady calls it a COMPARATOR for a reason. It was not designed as a direct measurement tool unless used in conjunction with a actual standard like a...
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    09-17-2020, 09:57 PM
    The difference in peoples experiences on this type of stuff always surprised me. Between my 650's and my 1050 I have loaded 80K to 100K of bottleneck cases. Mostly .223 and 308. I do have a vacuum and compressed air at each machine. Never stuck...
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    09-16-2020, 04:43 PM
    If you are using the Lock-N-LoadŽ Headspace Comparator https://www.hornady.com/headspace-bushings#!/ that is a comparator only unless used in conjunction with an standard such as an actual headspace gauge. Something like the RCBS Case Mic gives...
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    09-16-2020, 01:31 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Estate Sale in Our Town
    Dad had some Herter's that sound like a direct match. That was in 1970. They were purchased in the late 50's or 60's. They didn't perform well on game so they just sat on the shelf until I started shooting/reloading as a kid. I shot about 250 of...
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    09-13-2020, 07:00 PM
    Hornady One Shot case lube allowed to dry before adding to hopper. When I first started with my 650's I used Dillon lube but that turned into a sticky mess to the point the cases would stick in the feed tube. Switched to the Hornady and never...
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    09-09-2020, 04:01 PM
    If you don't have a lifetime supple you don't have enough.
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    09-05-2020, 02:56 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 223 brass in Military Rifles
    That is dependent on the size of your chambers and how much you set the shoulders back and what type of dies you use. Bushing dies without the expander ball eliminate most of the neck cracking issues. Same for annealing. With basic reloading...
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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