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    01-23-2020, 02:35 AM
    Different type of pistol and different shooting technique but my Remington XP-100 6mm BR will hold 1 1/4" five shot group at 300 yards constantly.
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    01-21-2020, 08:19 PM
    CZ 452 do not have a set trigger. The 453 does.
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    01-21-2020, 05:34 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Winchester 1885 in Single Shot Guns
    Since it started life as a 32-40 and was rebored I am assuming is an original?? If so dates of manufacture become somewhat important. Winchester started using stronger steels in the barrels around 1894 for the 94's and the 95's. Not sure when...
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    01-21-2020, 01:45 AM
    Not really sure about statement about milk or buttermilk changing the taste? I have never found that to be true unless it was to remove foreign tastes like sage or the iron taste of excess blood. Deer or antelope that have been feeding on sage...
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    01-21-2020, 01:28 AM
    megasupermagnum is spot on. Case volume will determine pressure. Some slow powders do odd things with too low of pressure. Powders like Unique work very well with the same charge in the 45 Colt and the 45/70 so loads like these would be fine for...
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    01-20-2020, 11:42 PM
    The above postings are from agricultural or educational sources. This is from a Sausage supply house that has a much different time table. Meat Aging When an animal dies,...
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    01-20-2020, 11:36 PM
    No, not in the casting business but between work, Air National Guard, competitive shooting schedule and family when I would cast it would be for 2 or 3 days for 12 to 16 hours a day.
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    01-20-2020, 11:26 PM Rigor Mortis: The Importance of Hanging Deer Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley It is recommended to hang your deer carcass for at least two days before...
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    01-20-2020, 11:16 PM
    Post mortem muscle chemistry-rigor mortis & aging of meat
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    01-20-2020, 11:09 PM
    This is for beef but Meat has two major components: muscle fibers which contract and relax, and connective tissue, which basically...
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    01-20-2020, 10:50 PM
    All three of mine failed between 6 and 9 months of medium usage. That was in the late 80's or early 90's. My Magma has been heavily used since that time with zero issues. My Waage's have not been used nearly as much as the Magma but they have...
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    01-20-2020, 01:13 AM
    At some higher end steak houses you get dry aged beef that has been aged 240 days. Is it tender, yes, but I don't care for the flavor. For beef 21 days to 90 days is were I like the flavor. Passed 120 days not so much. Aging any meat does effect...
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    01-20-2020, 12:44 AM
    I grew up eating and making blood sausage and blood cake. I have nothing against eating blood products, however, I do not like the taste that excessive blood imparts to the flavor of the meat. This applies to any and all meat that I consume and...
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    01-19-2020, 09:50 PM
    Rust bluing takes more time but way better durability.
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    01-19-2020, 06:51 PM
    That would be Pyrex Hoppers. They work great on Dillon's. If you can find the proper size they would work great. You need 1 1/2" OD. They don't list sizes so you would have to call them.
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    01-19-2020, 05:54 PM
    Home owners policies tend to be very limited for firearms
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    01-19-2020, 05:52 PM
    Outpost is spot on. Turning an enjoyable hobby into a career normal kills the enjoyment factor.
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    01-19-2020, 05:23 PM
    Pacific Metallurgy used to do this for $125.00 Blanchard Metal Process of Utah does this also Some info on specs here. Unless the metal is...
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    01-19-2020, 04:55 PM
    instructions here MVA still makes and sells their version
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    01-19-2020, 04:26 PM
    I have had some formal meat processing training in my history. We were always taught the quicker and more blood that can be removed the better. This mirrors may personal experience. On a side note slitting the throat has never been the preferred...
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    01-19-2020, 05:22 AM
    Good read on the different leather types here
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    01-19-2020, 12:27 AM
    I prefer the 4" heavy barrel
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    01-19-2020, 12:25 AM
    When I can afford it I prefer originals. I have hunted with an original Winchester 1873 in 44-40, Trapdoor Springfield's and 1885 Highwalls. My 1892's and 1886's are Browning copies. While the Browning's are made with better tolerances and...
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    01-18-2020, 10:24 PM
    I got a Remington 700 ADL in 6.5CM today. I usually don't jump on bandwagon but have heard good things about it and thought I'd try It out. I put a Nikon Buckmaxters 3x9x40 on It that I've used before. I might get a 4x12 Nikon or Vortex for it down...
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    01-18-2020, 09:56 PM
    True but before I had my two Waage's I used lee pots for pre-melt. I went through three Lee's with failed heating elements. My bet is my Waage pot will still be in service long after I am gone. Feeding multiple H&G 10 cavities takes lots of lead...
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    01-18-2020, 09:24 PM
    SAAMI has made the standard 45 ACP and the standard 38 Special obsolete. In the US any 38 Special or 45 ACP are proof tested a +P. SAAMI proof specs. page 180 - 189. *note in the case of the 38 Special and the 45 ACP SAAMI lists the pressure...
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    01-18-2020, 08:32 PM
    I would like 1 box as cast of the 78gr .313 dia bullets. Please advise on payment Kevin
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    01-18-2020, 04:18 PM
    As I stated in the other post I have tested the same animal and the same cut and I no longer age. Done properly I don't oppose aging, however, I am am not seeing the benefits some are seeing. I have a large standing refrigerator only that works...
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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