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    Today, 04:06 PM
    Seconds on the bomar.
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    Today, 01:52 PM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Low Carb or Keto Diet in Our Town
    Diets by definition don't work - simply because a diet is based on denial. 'I won't do this or eat that etc.' and what do you do once you have reached your goal? Go right back to the habits that made you fat in the first place. To be...
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    Today, 12:02 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Low Carb or Keto Diet in Our Town
    I ditched sugar years ago, and use Stevia now.
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    Today, 02:03 AM
    "Most likely this rifle has seen somewhere in between of 50 000 and 80 000 bangs without any serious issues like this, and anything has its limits of wear and tear." 50k to 80k through a lightweight Model 70 308???????????????? I am more than a...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 11:34 AM
    I use a Wheeler gunsmithing vise for guns, and a 4" Harbor Freight for heavy work.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 08:52 AM
    The smaller the case - 9mm, 380, etc the more drastic the effect of changing COL on pressure. Be careful shortening the COL, you are reducing internal powder space.
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    10-19-2018, 07:44 AM
    I had some money in Cabela's credit card so to use it I bought a Pietta 1860 Colt copy. Have their LeMat, EuroArms Rogers & Spencer, but no 1860 Colt. That's fixed.
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    10-19-2018, 07:38 AM
    Just don't lean it against a tree - and forget which tree!
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    10-19-2018, 03:23 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Headed to Kodiak! in Hunting with CB's
    Good luck and we want pictures or it never happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    24 replies | 533 view(s)
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    10-19-2018, 03:18 AM
    Very true but you can't use the normally much cheaper to purchase used rifle action to do a pistol since it becomes a short barrel rifle in the eyes of the ATF. It was a reply to
    16 replies | 460 view(s)
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    10-19-2018, 02:40 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    I will keep my 6.5 x 284's http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2017/10/new-hornady-6-5-prc-precision-rifle-cartridge/ but I only have those in single shot match rifles. The 6.5 PRC may resolve some mag issues like the 6.5 Creedmoor does but I have...
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    10-18-2018, 10:05 PM
    100% machining your own action is legal, however, using a rifle action to do a handgun is not unless you get a SBR stamp.
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    10-18-2018, 02:52 PM
    I was thinking something lighter like maybe fingernail polish.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 12:35 PM
    You wouldn't be alone! Although some of the targets are so small, a trade gun is really put to task. Olives at 25 yards, anyone? Plus shooting through the loops on a pretzel without breaking them!
    8 replies | 398 view(s)
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    10-18-2018, 11:51 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    The only statement that is correct is that it is the internet. The 6.5 Creedmoor is the brain child of the partnership by Hornady Senior Ballistics Scientist, Dave Emary and Dennis DeMille, the VP of product development for Creedmoor Sports for NRA...
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    10-18-2018, 10:47 AM
    I tightened mine as tight as I could - and thought about putting some locking fluid in there but haven't yet. If and when it loosens again I probably will.
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    10-18-2018, 09:59 AM
    Tell me more ... especially about your setup. Why not a simple wind block? Partial wall? All depends on what your physical setup is.
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    10-18-2018, 08:49 AM
    "Our Lord was amazingly in touch with the ordinary things of life" - that is one of the typical things that the hyperspiritual loose - the common touch. If we are in Christ we love others - not unconditionally as he did not love unconditionally -...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 11:05 AM
    The twist is fine. Just treat it like a sore pecker, and don't screw with it.
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    10-17-2018, 11:03 AM
    https://youtu.be/xzESSWjMgUs Try this. https://youtu.be/xzESSWjMgUs
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    10-17-2018, 11:00 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Science of preference in Cast Boolits
    I've loaded enough different chamberings over the years, much of it is now second nature. From the case capacity and bullet weight and design for a particular bore size, I have a darned good idea of which primers and powder will work best. I seldom...
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    10-17-2018, 07:49 AM
    The study of internal ballistics and external ballistics have literally filled multiple books! Yeah, you can get a doctorate in it. Complicated? You bet.
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    10-17-2018, 07:46 AM
    I'm using WC867 to fireform my 25 Krag AI - mostly because it works and I've got 8lbs!
    2 replies | 228 view(s)
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    10-17-2018, 07:30 AM
    Agreed, Trapdoors tend to run big. Do you know if his was lined? His issue will be fouling control - if he shoots enough BPCR he is very aware of the issue and may have already practiced several of the above techniques to manage it. If not he...
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    10-17-2018, 02:01 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    Running the long bullets in the .260 for magazine feeding requires the bullet be seated in the donut area of the neck. This creates issues since most competitors don't want to inside neck ream. They much prefer to outside neck turn. The 6.5...
    107 replies | 4226 view(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