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    Yesterday, 09:34 PM
    What caused the gun to fire?
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    Yesterday, 08:18 PM
    Easy enough to test with a primed case. Chamber the primed case and pull the charging handle back until the bolt rotates slightly and pull the trigger.
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    Yesterday, 06:47 PM
    If the carbine barrel is not any good, and you don't mind ruining it, I've slipped a large nut over the barrel and welded it to the barrel with my wire feed welder. Then while it's still warm I clamp the nut in my barrel vise and turn the action...
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    Yesterday, 01:15 PM
    I've avoided buying anything from Numrich, unless someone else buys the parts first, and tells me they're good! I've had so many crummy parts, or wrong parts, or broken parts sent to me from Numrich, that it's just too much hassle. I ordered a pawl...
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    Yesterday, 10:15 AM
    For the folks that believe you can fire an ar out of battery take a primed case and try it. The bolt has to be fully rotated before the firing pin can reach the primer. The video clearly shows and the OP stated he manual cycled the next round...
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    Yesterday, 09:24 AM
    No with the Dillon swager if you adjust the swager too deep you push material into the bottom of the primer pocket. This seems to only be an issue with 223 due to the small size of the internal support rod.
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    Yesterday, 01:58 AM
    Great score. I am green with envy.
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    Yesterday, 12:49 AM
    Uncalled for and baseless.
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    Yesterday, 12:41 AM
    On a side note I was out at the range and a shooter was having lots of failure to cycle/issue. I normally don't stick my nose into other people's business unless asked. I was testing a couple of match ar's This shooter came over and asked...
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    09-17-2017, 11:45 PM
    In the video the you can't tell if you ejected brass when you manually cycled it but I would bet you did. I am far from an expert on blown AR's but I have inspected and or repaired 9 or 10 that had blown. In addition to building ar service and...
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    09-17-2017, 02:10 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread M 1 Garands in Military Rifles
    I miss the days of the DCM and $89.00 Garand's. Had my dad qualify but the price went up to $125.00
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    09-17-2017, 01:31 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Dillon 650 Mods in Reloading Equipment
    I have polished mine. With ball powder I can't tell a difference but with stick powder it does improve consistency. Roller bearings and tapering and polishing powder tube are also very beneficial. ...
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    09-17-2017, 01:12 PM
    All primers back out and are reseated by case pressure. Even with zero headspace the primer that was below flush become flush after firing.
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    09-17-2017, 10:33 AM
    Try firing primed cases in a revolver. Most lock up solid due to primer movement.
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    09-17-2017, 12:35 AM
    For a grease Rig is great. For a non grease Eezox's is outstanding. Some use microcrystalline wax but I have never used it for that. http://www.6mmbr.com/corrosiontest.html ...
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    09-16-2017, 02:12 AM
    The lack of QC on a lot of the current production items is troubling. Some issue are not fixable but most are. As a toolmaker/gunsmith I do 100% of my own work. I do expect all newly purchased firearms to at minimum be fully functional. Some...
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    09-15-2017, 05:55 PM
    Not blackpowder. The Armstrong mix was the most common. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap_gun https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstrong%27s_mixture Potassium nitrate is not impact sensitive nor is sulfur or charcoal.
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    09-15-2017, 02:43 PM
    Lapua generally is the brass of choice for high accuracy needs. Federal seems to be softer and the primer pockets loosen the quickest.
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    09-14-2017, 10:10 PM
    As a kid my dad, uncle a myself started my uncles pasture on fire when shooting an old plow shear with ap. We got it out before it became a prairie fire. My uncle just about rolled the tractor driving across the damn. Dad an I were losing the...
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    09-14-2017, 09:58 PM
    My RCBS case mikes are one of my useful tools. https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1012933696/rcbs-precision-mic-223-remington I also have Mo's and Hornady gauges but I prefer the RCBS. Between my 650's and 1050's I have loaded about 150,000...
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    09-14-2017, 07:04 PM
    Never saw one of these in person https://www.google.com/amp/peashooter85.tumblr.com/post/138639155219/the-bizarrely-bizarre-isiah-jennings-multi-shot/amp but I have shot a 4 shot 62 cal pistol of similar design in a caplock. The unfired...
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    09-14-2017, 05:36 PM
    In the 70's when I mistakenly stopped using real BP in favor of Prodex I made some cardboard tubed m80 type firecracker. Shot a couple with the 30/06. They did not detonate. Currently out of town but I will test again when I get back. Some...
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    09-14-2017, 02:42 PM
    Some of the first multiple shot firearms/cannon were a single barrel with up to 10 charges loaded on top of each other with multiple flash holes. They did have issues with inadequate seals touching of the next charge but the impact was never an...
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    09-14-2017, 02:27 PM
    Take your neck expanding button off or get the Redding carbide button. Steel buttons with not enough lub on the inside of the neck can pull the shoulder forward.
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    09-14-2017, 01:15 PM
    Your source of info has watched to many old westerns. BP is not impact sensitive.
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    09-13-2017, 12:14 PM
    I do have a spare Hadley that fits this sight, and would use that if it goes on one of my Ballard rifles. Probably don't need a spirit level at such short distances as 200 yds., and likely it will run out of elevation around 450 yds. in most old...
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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