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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 06:05 AM
    Buffalo Bore uses actual chrono results from various guns for actual velocities. I have only tested a couple of their loads but their and my data basically matched. The S&W 60 results give you a good reference for comparison. ...
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    Yesterday, 09:23 PM
    Same...
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    Yesterday, 09:14 PM
    What you or I think really doesn't matter. All we have are the old journals or writings of people that were there at the time. Lots of these writings talk about starting close and working out. Cost of ammo was a concern. Wounded animals not so...
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    Yesterday, 09:02 PM
    Yes, and it was still a rework of the .44-77SBN original. If you look at my post I was replying to Texasnative46 mention of the .43 Mauser. And yes the Rolling Block was chambered in numerous calibers, including the .43 Mauser, which is also called...
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    Yesterday, 08:58 PM
    As I mentioned before, I don't doubt working your way out can be done. And even easier shooting at the same range or area where you begin to learn the terrain and how far to hold over. I know that once I learned to hold at a certain limb on a for...
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    Yesterday, 08:48 PM
    They aren't sold out. They have more, and get more almost every month. I looked this morning at "new arrivals" there, and there were many still available. Only issue I have is I'm not fond of the set screws used to hold the pins in, and the large...
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    Yesterday, 06:45 PM
    Thanks........
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    Yesterday, 05:51 PM
    Great read. Thanks
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    02-21-2018, 06:02 PM
    I started shooting Trapdoor Springfield's in 1968 or 1969. I did all the casting and reloading for a 7th Calvary reenactment group. I kept records of who took how many rounds including myself. One summer I fired 5,600 rounds of 45/70 myself. I...
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    02-21-2018, 03:30 PM
    No problem. We were typing at the same time. Hope you find the info you're looking for.
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    02-21-2018, 03:28 PM
    The .43 Mauser was developed by Remington Arms after they tried to sell the Rolling Block rifles in their own .44-77 Rem/Shps cartridge. Most of the old Rolling Block cartridges in .44 and .43 caliber were all slightly modified versions of the...
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    02-21-2018, 03:23 PM
    The judging by size is not very accurate as range goes out further. It works quite well for distances below 500 yds., but even at less than 500 yd. distances the arc of a .45-70 bullet with black powder is measured in feet and not inches. The arc at...
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    02-21-2018, 02:55 PM
    Only difference with your version is the rim diameter. Since you're using the .38-55 rim size, and the original used the slightly larger .30-40, .303 British rim diameter. Your choice what to call it, but .30-40 Rem. would work for me. Was this at...
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    02-21-2018, 02:51 PM
    It appears Fink Leather Shop is too new to be found in Richard Rattenbury's Packing Iron, which covers mostly 1800's gun leather. But it appears that Fink not only made leather for WWII military use, but also WWI use. But here's the results I got...
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    02-21-2018, 12:10 AM
    If you know the size of the target that is what you use. An average bull is about 6 feet at the shoulder. Knowing this holdovers are not that difficult. With a little practice range estimation based on target size is not that challenging. Also...
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    02-20-2018, 11:47 PM
    I'll see if my copy of "Packing Iron" has any reference to Finks Leather Shop.
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    02-20-2018, 11:45 PM
    They would usually sit over a raised cup that caught the bullet as it dropped out the bottom. A rod device threaded into the press would push the bullet down through the sizer. Similar to a Lee sizer, except down instead of up.
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    02-20-2018, 11:42 PM
    That only works if you have something behind to judge altitude. Out on the open plains it would have been extremely tough for even an excellent shot to know how far to hold over, and also judge and get the distance correct. I doubt buffalo would sit...
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    02-20-2018, 11:39 PM
    What you just got is the equivalent of the .32-40 Remington Hepburn cartridge! The Rem. version of the .32-40 was a .30 caliber, and I never understood why they didn't refer to it as a .30-40 Straight?
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    02-20-2018, 11:10 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Ar 10 in CB Loads / Military Rifles
    The only thing that I have shot in mine is M852 or M118LR. I wasn't expecting much when I got them. I just wanted the cheap parts. I do all my on work including chambering so I looked at them as a cheap parts source.
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    02-20-2018, 10:43 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Ar 10 in CB Loads / Military Rifles
    I have 2 Armalite B series but wanted something that worked with Stoner/MagPul mags since I some bolt guns that use these. I opted to go with two PSA's for under 6 bills with the plans of rebarreling them. I only have a couple hundred rounds...
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    02-20-2018, 08:45 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Ar 10 in CB Loads / Military Rifles
    https://308ar.com/articles/ar-10a-versus-ar-10b/ They still manufacture both the A series and B series https://www.armalite.com/product-category/ar-10-parts-accessories/lower-receiver-parts-2/
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    02-20-2018, 02:46 PM
    That is a bullet sizer and the T should indicate "top" where the bullet inserts.
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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