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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 03:45 PM
    I believe he is referring to the brass grip frame. https://www.rugersociety.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=721 http://rugerforum.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=114237
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    Yesterday, 10:56 PM
    Ruger Old Armies only came in one caliber. They all take a .457" round ball or a .454 conical. Blue or SS with adjustable or fixed sights. http://www.rugeroldarmy.com/
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:52 PM
    Volume reduces costs. If you find someone willing to build 3 or less my guess is you are looking at $300 to $500 each if you are lucky. If you order a 1,000 you should be able to get them for $20 or $30 each
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    Yesterday, 12:10 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Elmer Keith Find in Our Town
    Nice find! A local gun shop has an O3A3 with Elmer's inspection mark. Priced too high, I won't pay an extra $1000 for a stamp.
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    09-23-2020, 04:47 PM
    For the left government control/ leftist policies are their religion. They have blind faith and obedience to their view of collectivism.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-23-2020, 11:45 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Powder FIRST! in Muzzleloading.
    Get one at our local bicycle shop, lots cheaper. Get a couple inflation needles for balls, and cut off the first 1/8" or so to remove the side vent holes.
    9 replies | 286 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    09-23-2020, 07:29 AM
    Wow, with a list like that you might not want to mention to the management that sugar has been used as rocket fuel!
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    09-23-2020, 12:40 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread back surgery in Our Town
    I had hemi-laminectomy on L4-L5 in 1989. Perfect results and no issues since.
    26 replies | 449 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-22-2020, 11:55 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Powder FIRST! in Muzzleloading.
    I've dry balled so many times over the past 45 years, I figure I have saved at least ten pounds of powder. Funniest incident we had was at one of our spring shoots. One of the top shooters dryballed. Put some powder in under the nipple, pointed...
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    09-20-2020, 11:25 PM
    You get to western ND and the topography changes greatly. I was hunting in the Killdeer Mountains when I ran over a throne branch and I have a fast leak in one tire and a slower leak in another. I quickly changed the fast leak with the spare. I...
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    09-20-2020, 10:14 PM
    Not saying this is the case with your loads but the bolt closing force on an M1, M14 and and AR have enough force to push the shoulder back when chambering. This isn't as true for sizing the body but it takes very little to push the shoulders back....
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    09-20-2020, 07:49 PM
    Born and raised in ND. This is the norm when something like this happens. Same happened when my uncle was killed in a auto accident in 1970. That's what neighbors do in rural areas.
    22 replies | 579 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    09-20-2020, 12:55 PM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Lead Free Primers in Cast Boolits
    And if the solution is another heavy metal in the primer what have we accomplished??
    23 replies | 527 view(s)
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    09-20-2020, 12:34 PM
    I think you just answered your own question. Unique is the only powder that has bound up in every powder measure I have except the Belding and Mull. I only use the B&M when I'm using Unique.
    22 replies | 429 view(s)
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    09-20-2020, 12:20 PM
    Every pistol or rifle is unique unto itself. When you get to this level of accuracy that variable is as important as any other. What does your gun want?
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-20-2020, 12:17 PM
    If using a progressive reloader, that would be my prime suspect.
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    09-19-2020, 12:42 PM
    Get rid of the Bore Butter patches. Horrible stuff. Try some different lube. It's not unusual for a barrel to take several hundred shots to break in. I did have one by Judge Resley years ago that just would not stop cutting patches, even after...
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    09-19-2020, 11:08 AM
    When I bought my flintlock I sprung for a wooden box and am glad I did. When it came there was a punch about 1/2" deep in the side piece - if that had hit the flat it would have gone through the 1/8" ply they used. It was right where it would have...
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    09-19-2020, 10:02 AM
    I always deprime before polishing, but this is because the primer dust has lead in it. I prefer not to breathe that when I dump out my polisher. I do dry polish, if you wet polish I guess it doesn't matter - you are not about to drink that water!
    19 replies | 869 view(s)
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    09-19-2020, 02:37 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Chinese f35 copy in Our Town
    I can't address how government contractors get by with this. Within actual government agencies you have to have a equal or higher security clearance and most importantly an need to know. Of course inside threats will always find a way to...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-18-2020, 10:48 AM
    I've shipped over 150 muzzleloaders. All went double boxed, with bubble wrap and paper around the gun, bubble wrap around the inner box. Never had a problem. Depending on how far you ship in CONUS, cost used to run around $65-75 insured before I...
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    09-18-2020, 07:40 AM
    Last time I was swabbed at the airport was within a week of loading some rifle rounds and it did not tag me. I guess washing your hands well works.
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    09-18-2020, 07:25 AM
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-18-2020, 02:07 AM
    As usual Larry is spot on with his advice. Both loads of the OP's smokeless loads are recommended trap door loads. In many loadings Smokeless Powder has a softer pressure curve than BD. I used to load for a reenactment group mostly with smokeless...
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    09-17-2020, 11:28 PM
    The Hornady Headspace Comparator does exactly what it is claimed to do and it does it very well. Hornady calls it a COMPARATOR for a reason. It was not designed as a direct measurement tool unless used in conjunction with a actual standard like a...
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    09-17-2020, 09:57 PM
    The difference in peoples experiences on this type of stuff always surprised me. Between my 650's and my 1050 I have loaded 80K to 100K of bottleneck cases. Mostly .223 and 308. I do have a vacuum and compressed air at each machine. Never stuck...
    20 replies | 429 view(s)
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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