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    Today, 04:10 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread OAC collector show in Single Shot Guns
    Nice when stuff like that happens.
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    Today, 10:20 AM
    Are you looking for the 2 1/2” or 3” version? If 2 1/2” I may be able to help. Froggie
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    Today, 10:13 AM
    I’m a bit surprised that our friend beagle hasn’t chimed in on this. He has discussed this revolver and cartridge combo with me extensively in the past. Froggie
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    Today, 09:30 AM
    You’ll have a lot of space at the base of the case of those “reformed” rounds. No way I’d shoot them like that in my gun. If you need to reform cases to 44-40, wouldn’t it be better to start with 45 Long Colt cases? The movie industry makes “5 in...
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    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    I am not particularly recoil sensitive. While the 11 oz S&W 357's and the S&W 460/500 can be brisk they still don't hold a candle to the early Contender grips paired with some of the lightweight big bore barrel combs. I've split the web on my...
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    Yesterday, 06:29 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Burgess Folding Shotgun in Shot Guns
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    Yesterday, 05:22 AM
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    08-13-2022, 05:32 PM
    Looks like it has the potential to be a fun gun. I would not be comfortable without knowing for sure about the lock up… that seems to be a characteristic of a worn gun, often in lower quality guns with steel of questionable quality, not what I...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    08-12-2022, 08:00 PM
    Just looked at the 5 in stock purchased 3. Thanks!!!!!!!!!
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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    08-12-2022, 07:27 PM
    I’ve had too many experiences with Numrich sending me some random part similar to whatever it was I ordered. I use them pretty much as a last resort unless it’s a part that absolutely cannot be mistaken. Froggie
    7 replies | 169 view(s)
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    08-12-2022, 12:06 AM
    The primer is not the weakest link in the shotgun pressure issues. https://www.shotgunlife.com/shotguns/tom-roster/important-information-about-shotshell-pressures.html SAAMI tells us that whether using 2-inch or 3-inch 12-gauge loads, the...
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    08-11-2022, 08:37 PM
    https://www.mushroomhuntress.com/the-destroying-angel-a-mushroom-with-deadly-intentions/ Is there a treatment for poisoning by death cap mushroom? Yes. Medical professionals treat poison victims with dialysis and penicillin, among other things....
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    08-11-2022, 06:34 PM
    You’re obviously a fine fellow, Daver7. Perhaps we can form a traveling team of like minded selfless types willing to go where we are needed for the noble task of helping empty Maker’s Mark bottles to help increase the available supply of this fine...
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    08-11-2022, 04:07 AM
    Pics of the headstamp and side view would be helpful. The 0.735" is 0.163" shorter than a 45 ACP (0.898"). The only 45 cal. case that I am aware of that is that short is the British .450 Adams.
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    08-10-2022, 11:14 AM
    Pure Carnauba is hard!! Years ago a fellow caster gave me some pieces of pure CW and it was like chunks of tan colored hard plastic. Randy Rat sold me some in the form of shavings… much easier to melt into my mix. The stuff on cheese may...
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    08-09-2022, 09:41 PM
    I am a shooter that hunts. I normal shoot about 20,000 rounds a year. I like shooting so I shoot whatever as much as I want or need. The least shot is my smokeless muzzleloader. When I first got it I shot it a lot for load development. Now it's...
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    08-09-2022, 02:13 PM
    http://www.lasc.us/TaylorLongShort45Colt.htm These are not S&W or Schofield cartridges. The rim diameter is the same as the long .45 Colts, which is smaller than the Schofield rim diameter. These are true .45 Short Colts. The cartridge is listed...
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    08-09-2022, 01:32 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Wts- gun books in Swappin & Sellin
    I will take the following. Pm will be sent later today. Handloader's Cartridge Conversion, well illustrated by Donnelly $15 Gunsmithing Made Easy (Hah !) by Towsley, Hardcover , great color pics , $10
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    08-09-2022, 12:51 PM
    As an old Schuetzen aficionado, I looked at your “jewel box” and said to myself, “That design has the potential to make a great range box to carry bullets, cases, a re- and decapper with a sleeve or two of primers, a powder measure and a bullet...
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    08-09-2022, 12:40 PM
    I had it years ago to use with a 32-20 low wall I was shooting. Unfortunately, both are now long gone. :( Froggie
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    08-09-2022, 12:21 PM
    Dtdk, I meant to mention before, the standard Ideal/Lyman mould for the 45-70 carbine load, a RNFP 405 grain bullet is a great place to start for casting 45-70s. There are better bullets for some specific jobs, but I’ve never found one all around...
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    08-09-2022, 12:14 PM
    I can’t swear to this, but I’ve been told that the main component of the MM bottle seal is Carnauba Wax, noted for two things, one of which is high melting point. IIRC, early records were made mostly of Carnauba for its high MP and toughness. It...
    18 replies | 512 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