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    Today, 05:55 PM
    You can indeed cut back the 9.3x72R, and the .38-55 brass also works if your chamber accepts the larger rim. Some have fairly forgiving rim cuts, while others don't. But either way the 9.3x72 will work for sure. I use 250-255 gr. bullets in mine,...
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    Today, 12:33 PM
    No, and the cartridge you have is much hotter! I own and shoot/load for a Type 33A Husqvarna Rolling Block. Mine is the pistol grip, full stock version. Mine is also a .375" groove, so really a 9.5x57R. Need to slug the bores on those Type...
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    11-17-2018, 08:46 PM
    Never used the RCBS but on the Dillon Super Swage 600 if you over swage you can collapse the primer pocket. This is mostly a problem with 22 cal. The larger calibers use a larger support rod. The support rod pushes material into the primer pocket...
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    11-17-2018, 05:24 PM
    These design for professional meat cutters. Lots of brands available I have used these a bunch and am very happy with the performance. ...
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    11-17-2018, 01:39 AM
    I agree that it will probably be a very tough sale at list price. But often these guns hit the market at about 20% less than suggested retail, so maybe at under $2,000 they might be a little more attractive. I personally would rather find a decent...
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    11-16-2018, 03:54 PM
    If you can locate an AWA SAA clone I'd grab it. In my opinion the American Western Arms clones were the finest clone ever built, and might even be better than the original Colt. I've owned an AWA with 4 3/4" barrel in .45 Colt for years, and it's...
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    11-16-2018, 03:46 PM
    For plinking loads in my S&W 25 in .45 Colt I prefer 185 gr. or 200 gr. SWC cast. I load them with 6.0-6.5 grs. of Red Dot and they shoot tiny little groups.
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    11-16-2018, 03:39 PM
    Tough to say what your particular gun can digest, and feed reliably. So I'd try some various bullet shapes to see what it likes. You can always sell whatever doesn't work, and keep those that do. I've always had great results with 185 gr. and 200...
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    11-15-2018, 02:09 PM
    Maybe you can get your hands on a few bullets of the size you need and make up a cartridge to check? That's probably the only real way to know, as other's guns could be slightly different than yours.
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    11-13-2018, 01:17 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Strange micrometer in Cast Boolits
    Brake rotor mics have a deep throat
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    11-13-2018, 10:44 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Strange micrometer in Cast Boolits
    not a true thread mic since it does not measure pitch diameter , but they do make 60 degree point mics to be used as comparators
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    11-12-2018, 07:33 PM
    I'd agree that a long 34" Creedmoor barrel would be overkill for 100 yds. or less. And also agree on the .40-50 Sharps Straight being a really great cartridge! I've only owned one in that caliber for about 18 months, so still working on it. But I'm...
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    11-12-2018, 02:11 PM
    I personally love long barreled single shots. I wish I could find even more, but most aren't good for offhand work with std. weight barrels that long. My Hepburn Match B is the exception as it has Remington's Creedmoor barrel on it, so it's under 10...
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    11-12-2018, 12:30 PM
    You can also buy drill rod to do the conversion, and it's cheaper to buy a length of it than a good drill bit usually costs. I buy it in 24" lengths from a seller on Ebay. I also plug the extra hole when converting to CF. I use a piece of rod...
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    11-12-2018, 12:23 PM
    I believe the Creedmoor version is also a 34"? If it's true to Creedmoor rifle types it should be 34". If it is, it's not the best choice for offhand work, unless they lighten the contour to keep it under the 10 lb. original Creedmoor rules....
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    11-12-2018, 04:06 AM
    I concur 100%. Only took one deer and one antelope with the 22 cal Barnes X but have killed a bunch of deer with 6mm in a 243 Win. Everyone performed superbly. I did witness a large Bison bull killed by a young girl with a 6mm Rem use Barnes...
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    11-11-2018, 05:12 PM
    Yes, depending on the #1 donor being the correct style breech block. The dimensional difference between a #1 and #1 1/2 are only width of the receiver. The issue is with so many different styles of breech block between military and civilian...
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    11-11-2018, 11:23 AM
    A rebarrel or reline will be much more money than a rebore. Just the cost of a good TJ's liner will be close to the price of the rebore. I'd contact JES Reboring in Eugene, Or. and talk to them. They'll do the rebore for around $150-$160.
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    11-11-2018, 10:37 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread deer skinning made easy in Our Town
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    11-06-2018, 02:31 PM
    mineral oil and bee's wax
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    11-06-2018, 11:59 AM
    No way to make up a barrel for simple installation by an owner. As for the rib, it's not a requirement for making a Ruger shoot, unless you want it to look original. I'd prefer a new barrel to be heavier myself, as better chance it will shoot more...
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    11-04-2018, 11:12 AM
    marlinman93 replied to a thread Whitney Kennedy in Leverguns
    John Marlin paid Burgess royalties on many of his early guns until Burgess' patent ran out. The 1881 and 1888 Marlin both used some Burgess patented designs. I used to have a few Whitney Kennedy rifles, and I think they're really neat. Whitney...
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    11-03-2018, 10:28 PM
    Most V threads are 60 degree except for the 55 degree Withworth. Firearm barrels with square threads are shallow square threads The...
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    11-03-2018, 01:23 PM
    Acme threads are 29 degree included per post 59 The Swedish m/1867-68 was built by Husqvarna. At...
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