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    Today, 08:19 AM
    An admitted heretic? Occasionally we get them flushed out.:mrgreen: My experience is somewhat limited, bear that in mind. The mold release that contains graphite does work after a fashion and just initially. It tends to accumulate in the cavity...
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    Yesterday, 08:40 PM
    .366 diameter, I shoot open sights which limits me to about 100 yards. I think it's a short range proposition so I've never pushed it.
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    02-17-2019, 09:01 AM
    Nitre bluing is limited to small, non critical parts, heat bluing or tempering of springs. Keep water well away from it. I use lead or a small pan of brass chips and a propane torch. when you get the color you want, quench it. Surface finish is...
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    02-12-2019, 05:55 PM
    They come back in 50 KG barrels and repackaged at the final destination (US) if they are to be resold at retail. It is fairly automated......now. Wasn't always that way. Stateside, the automated process consists of removing the contents and rinsing...
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    02-12-2019, 02:08 PM
    Salted hog casings are just about indestructible, but they will spoil if mishandled. They should be stored under refrigeration to keep the smell down. The holes in natural casings are from round worms. Fun fact: Casings haven't been produced as...
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    02-12-2019, 01:44 PM
    Absolutely, feeds without a hitch in the Marlin. Your findings on your nose length limitations is similar to my Winchester 92 and it will not feed the NOE 275 grain bullet. My cartridge overall length is 1.684.
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    02-12-2019, 10:57 AM
    Since 2003 producers have been required to label poultry if it contains any moisture in excess of what naturally occurs in the bird. Since poultry is normally chilled in ice water there is a tendency to pickup a bit of moisture during the chilling...
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    02-12-2019, 10:20 AM
    Meplat is .325. From the crimping groove to the meplat is .400. I'll have to measure the overall when I get home. If I remember correctly is going to be about .050 over max. It's my favorite bullet for deer in my Marlin. I have had nothing but...
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    02-11-2019, 04:12 PM
    I have one of the current production Marlins, I run the NOE 280 WFN. No problems.
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    02-10-2019, 12:16 PM
    Collagen for little pigs and smoked sausages. Sheep casings for casing wieners and knockwurst and hog runners for everything else. 16-18 mm is good size for for breakfast sausage. 25 mm for Italian, Bratwurst,Fresh Kielbasa. For most uses, pork...
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    02-10-2019, 06:07 AM
    http://www.sausagemakersupplies.com/ They will have anything you need. A.C Leggs is just about foolproof. Home brewed recipes are ok if you know your stuff and are proven to be palatable. I see R&D people throwing out 100's of pounds of product...
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    02-08-2019, 08:17 PM
    I surrender, your absolutely right.
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    02-08-2019, 06:59 PM
    I'm just sharing the facts as Winchester has provided, like them or no. Check out the SAAMI drawings while your at it. It most certainly is not a straight case. I'll try to get the drawings posted for your perusal.
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    02-08-2019, 05:49 PM
    The proprietary case claim came from Winchester. The specific question was asked if the case could be formed from 223/556 and Winchester said "No" it was considered to base it on .223/5.56 during R&D but was discarded due to some feeding issues that...
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    02-08-2019, 04:54 PM
    I thought it might be neat until research uncovered that it's based on a proprietary case (not a .223) and a bullet that is used is not a .358. All the components have to come from the big red W. It smells of the same marketing strategy that brought...
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    02-06-2019, 05:03 PM
    Thanks Hawkeye, the Log Cabin Shop is only about an hour east of me. I stopped by a couple months ago, no such luck. FWIW, if any of you are ever near Lodi Ohio it would be a shame if you didn't stop and walk through their firearms museum. They...
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    02-04-2019, 12:23 PM
    Update: Spoke with Mr. Curtis this morning. Had none, he was aware of no current source. Thanks, nonetheless.
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    02-02-2019, 02:23 PM
    Granite is more wear resistant and doesn't raise a burr if impacted. Easier to recondition and cheaper to purchase. I "think" it was Joseph Whitworth that developed the three plate method.
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    02-02-2019, 12:46 PM
    I shoot the same bullet. 50% PB, 50% COWW.
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    02-02-2019, 08:01 AM
    It appears it was available for purchase. We shall see, once I receive it, I'll post it in case some other members need one. Thanks. Update: The lady just called and told me they were not in stock, hopefully in a month or two. On the notify list,...
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    02-01-2019, 12:36 PM
    Thanks for the tip, unfortunately sold out.
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    02-01-2019, 10:04 AM
    This is probably a pretty big reach but I'm in the market for a 13/16 breech plug for a Seneca or Cherokee. If you have any squirreled away and willing to part with, please PM me. Thanks, Jeff
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    01-30-2019, 02:00 PM
    The new versions aren't worse than the older versions. The contents are different because technology is always moving forward. If your working with advanced synthetics and plastics, doing CNC stuff, the newer copy will serve your needs best. If you...
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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