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    Today, 01:38 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Remington Model 8 in Factory Rifles
    Yes they are very cool. Same for the Browning A5
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    Today, 12:32 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Remington Model 8 in Factory Rifles
    I've always wanted one. Every-time I get weak I borrow my buddies Model 8. They kick like the proverbial mule with the long action recoil system. That cures me for awhile.
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    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    Bore Tech “Eliminator” is my go to bore cleaner when I am at the cleaning bench. If I am in a hurry I use Sweets 7.62. On really hardcore copper Montana Xtreme 50 cal formula gets the nod. When I am out shooting prairie dogs the guns get a...
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    Yesterday, 03:07 PM
    Let's see, you need a heat source, a pot to melt lead in, and a ladle at the least. Heat source can be an old Coleman stove, pot can be a 1 qt toss away ss kitchen pot (do NOT use aluminum), you will burn off the handle but I'm still using mine,...
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    Yesterday, 03:02 PM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Ornery Brass in Cast Boolits
    Hey Al! I think I know why you got them free! I had some 38Special brass do the same thing a number of years go. Hasn't happened since.
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    Yesterday, 08:41 AM
    Agreed, most of us have a large self and a small God in our minds. We want God to assist us, not take over and run us. The only way to redress this balance is to get to know the God who is, not the one we think we can handle.
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    02-26-2020, 04:19 PM
    Norma is great brass also. The rep. on Norma is the head is softer so primer pockets loosen sooner. For me in 6mm BR that has been true.
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    02-26-2020, 12:44 AM
    What caliber? I have 2K of 45-70 and 8K of 45 Colt that I am very happy with. I also have some 348 and 375 Win Brass but i haven't loaded any of those so no comment. I did load 5K of 380 Auto for a buddy years ago with no issues but I have never...
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    02-26-2020, 12:14 AM
    Starline anneals the same as every other manufacturer with the exception of some of the straight walled original blackpowder cartridges that are often loaded to well above SAAMI specs. Starline recommends that the user anneal for BP usage to...
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    02-25-2020, 10:22 PM
    As to coarseness of the finish that is a function of glass bead size, distance to work and the pressure used. Vapor blasting and glass bead blasting can and do produce the same finishes. Vapor blasting has several advantages in a production...
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    02-25-2020, 07:45 PM
    Since the burn rates of these powders are relatively close, both are ball powder and the amount mixed is very small it really is more of a comfort and knowledge concern than a safety concern. If you are competent enough to purchase and use surplus...
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    02-25-2020, 03:19 PM
    Most firearms using stainless use a 416/420 or 630 (17-4) stainless steel. It will be magnetic. Non-magnetic stainless steel is far more corrosion resistant but it generally not heat-treatable. As such they are too soft for most firearms...
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    02-25-2020, 01:46 AM
    http://www.ramshot.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/msds1.pdf https://www.hodgdon.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/all-hodgdon-spherical-powders_02-11-14.pdf
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    02-25-2020, 01:34 AM
    Rumor has it that is how Hornady gets a velocity increase with it Super Performance powder. On a side note I was giving 8K of small rifle primers that had be under water for three day. After they dried I would get a couple of failure to fire per...
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    02-25-2020, 12:34 AM
    Hodgdon got it's start selling GI surplus 4895. This was not canister grain powder. I have read a lot of mixing was done to get the proper burning rates for the 4895 and other powder. Mixed powders are not new nor are they dangerous when done...
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    02-24-2020, 08:30 PM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    I know your feeling. We have planted a meditation garden at the Church. I tell people that you plant flowers for yourself, shrubs for your kids, and trees for your grandkids. We started this in our 60's and planted trees!
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    02-24-2020, 08:26 PM
    Very good thought for the day. Thank you for posting them.
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    02-24-2020, 07:04 PM
    If you have a good ball, they don't rotate from a smooth bore. Don't worry about removing the sprue nub. Just have them pointed towards the target. If you have the slightest interior inconsistency such as a void in the ball, they can go off path...
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    02-24-2020, 06:48 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Have you had this problem in Our Town
    Check the settings in your browser. You may have the security set too high.
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    02-23-2020, 10:09 PM
    These rings will do what you need without stressing the scope. https://www.burrisoptics.com/signature-rings This has a space and shim chart to show you what you need....
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    02-23-2020, 05:52 PM
    Before you do anything else take the mold off the handles and see if it is still missaligned.
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    02-23-2020, 03:51 PM
    Per Federal law felons can own muzzleloading rifles and pre-1899 cartridge firearms. That is a large part of why Johnny Cash was into 1873 Colts in a big way. Individual States may have additional restrictions and definitions as to what a felon...
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    02-23-2020, 03:46 PM
    Just touching the lands is rarely the most accurate unless you are soft seating. Heavy jamming the bullets can be very accurate. I have one rifle that has a unreal high round count that still holds 3/8 MOA at 300 yards. As to the bullet jump...
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    02-23-2020, 01:53 PM
    I've seen quite a few of his rifles. He was friends with Monte Kennedy and Les Bauska.
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    02-23-2020, 05:03 AM
    https://www.accurateshooter.com/technical-articles/barrel-faq/?fbclid=IwAR2F0g50EXA0OUEXMwuWqBvQSFHdrywHw0KVNdh-SeNFwqAiAU0YuT2UZmk What Barrel Twist Should I Use? The most versatile barrel twist rate is 1:8″. This will shoot everything from...
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    02-23-2020, 12:15 AM
    http://biesen.com/ http://biesen.com/Al.html https://www.bing.com/search?q=Al+Biesen&FORM=ANCMS9&PC=DCTE Never owned one but looked at a couple. They were first rate. Talked to him once in the mid 70's.
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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