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    Today, 12:06 AM
    I have a Browning 1886 rifle and a saddle ring carbine. Never had any issues so I never took them apart. I have no idea how close to original they are. I picked up the saddle ring cheap due to some deep stock scratches. Just picked up a blank...
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    Yesterday, 10:28 PM
    Comparing one animal to another means nothing. Comparing the same cut of meat from the same animal is easy. Age some, freeze some and prepare them at the same time. Question answered.
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    Yesterday, 05:50 PM
    One more point on the tolerancing. Normally manufactures tend to shoot for the middle of the tolerance. With gage pins they tend to be very close to the plus or minus tolerance. A .0002 plus will be very close to .0002" over and a .0002" under...
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    Yesterday, 12:44 PM
    Pics of what? The guns? Bullets? .40-50SS ammo?????
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    Yesterday, 11:56 AM
    marlinman93 replied to a thread Shiloh in Single Shot Guns
    You may end up wanting to go to a vernier type anyway so you can make more accurate elevation adjustments. I've always fought trying to adjust that Gallery style tang sight that simply loosens the eyecup to slide for elevation. Just very hard to get...
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    Yesterday, 01:13 AM
    Either one will work for you. Most use the minus tolerance (.0000,-.0002) pins. The tolerance selection is mostly to ensure the pin tolerance doesn't allow a bad part. Example it a hole with 1.000" max and a .999" min. You would select a minus...
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    Yesterday, 12:14 AM
    marlinman93 replied to a thread Shiloh in Single Shot Guns
    It doesn't appear bent enough to cause a "ripple" or indent at the point of the bend when straightened. I think it will come out fine using the drill press like an arbor press to push it back. Another method I've used successfully is to use the...
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    03-16-2019, 08:35 PM
    marlinman93 replied to a thread Shiloh in Single Shot Guns
    No need to heat it, they aren't that hard of a metal, and will straighten easily. But the key is to support it exactly opposite of how it bent! It appears the sight was laying down on the comb, and then supported at the pivot point while the kid...
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    03-16-2019, 03:40 PM
    That's the best part for him. This are metro herd reductions. They use SWAT team shooters and the PAID cleaning crew shows up at sunrise.
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    03-15-2019, 07:08 PM
    Until your turned the next page than is was the super best in the world. I really missed the old Herter's catalog. You did forget to top your load with the Herter Wasp-Waist Sonic bullet.
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    03-15-2019, 04:15 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Guess this gun in Military Rifles
    http://military.wikia.com/wiki/7.92x94mm_Patronen Details of the round The round originally had a steel core and a tiny capsule of tear gas. The round was to penetrate the armor of the tank and the tear gas to force out the occupants of the...
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    03-15-2019, 02:40 PM
    Very nice. I have all the parts (except for Gemmer style hammer) for one. I just need to get to finishing mine.
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    03-15-2019, 01:46 PM
    Which Martini action? If it's a full size there shouldn't be any issues. If it's a Cadet, or similar sized actions it might not work, or might require some relief to the top of the block. I own numerous .40-70SS and .40-70 Ballard chambered guns....
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    03-15-2019, 01:01 PM
    50 deer a year is for crop damage control is not that many. A very good friend is LE is involved with metro deer management and damage control in non-hunting areas. He is one of the assigned shooters. They use suppressed rifles with night vision...
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    03-15-2019, 01:18 AM
    For competitive long range shooting I don't purchase smaller the 8 pound jugs to minimize lot to lot load development. Powders like Varget are purchase 32 pounds at a time requested to be all the same lot. Normally with matching velocities...
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    03-14-2019, 08:22 PM
    My favorites are .223/5.56, 220 Swift, 38/357, 308, 30-06, 375 H&H,45acp & 45/70. My least favorite is the 22-250 Ackley Improved.
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    03-14-2019, 08:02 PM
    In some cases it is true. Large volume cases are not effected as much by deeper seating. Deeper seating does increase pressure, however, more distance to the bullet engaging the lands reduces pressure. That is why Weatherby used such long throat....
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    03-14-2019, 06:43 PM
    Opinions are strong on this subject. Lots of good and bad info out there. I was always a believer in aging if I could hold the temperature properly but I never actually tested my belief. About 15 years ago I split a medium sized buck in half and...
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    03-13-2019, 12:49 PM
    Yes, I love finding old Bell brass, regardless of caliber. As long as it's a size I need, I buy it. It was all great brass!
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    03-13-2019, 11:38 AM
    And also remember that what you might load safely might not be done the same down the road. I personally feel we have a certain responsibility to not make up such chamberings (especially when factory cartridges are concerned) that could be loaded...
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    03-12-2019, 11:58 AM
    Military Rolling Blocks can be a nightmare sometimes. Many have oddball chambers, and over the course of more than 140 years they're often modified by users making them even tougher to figure. But then a lot of sporting rifles have issues with...
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    03-11-2019, 10:46 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Laser engraver???? in Special Projects
    https://www.facebook.com/Malcolm-Ballistic-Tool-198473866947427/
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    03-11-2019, 08:19 PM
    Your chamber seems to be an oddball. It has some characteristics of the .43 Spanish, but with a little larger bore, and a larger base and rim. The case will likely fire form to your chamber, but the rims of .43 Spanish brass will be a bit smaller. ...
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    03-11-2019, 08:01 PM
    Yep, same for me.
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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