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    Today, 08:00 PM
    These folks make a variety of add on cheek pieces that work very well. https://accu-riser.com/
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  • lar45's Avatar
    Today, 05:54 PM
    White labs proof tested the Rossi M92 in 45 Colt to 50,000 psi way back when, so Ruger + loads are good go go in it. They also chamber the M92 in 454... I shoot a 275 from Hunter's Supply with 20gns of IMR4227 in mine.
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    Today, 05:46 PM
    lar45 replied to a thread Buttoning up 577-450 in Cast Boolits
    a Chamber cast might be a good place to start. Then you'll have the throat diameter and the neck diameter also. Take the neck diameter subtract the case wall thickness, give it .001-.002" clearance to expand the brass and let the bullet go and...
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    Today, 12:03 PM
    Just saw mention of the 400 Legend, haven't looked at case dimensions yet, but would this be an option for 401WSL? the 400 Lgd is supposed to be based on 30 Rem...
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    Today, 12:38 AM
    One thing about brain shots that needs to be kept in mind is that there is zero blood loss. Field dressing ASAP helps even though the heart isn't pumping any blood out. I first discovered that when I had three tags. Two buck tags and a doe tag. ...
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    Yesterday, 08:29 PM
    Stan Baker passed about a dozen years ago. If I remember correctly Brownell's sold the expansion tooling to do that type of choke. Give them a call. They might still have instructions or advise. I've never did one myself but if I remember...
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    Yesterday, 06:36 PM
    It's more work but thin-walled barrels can be swaged up for choke tubes. It was very common at one time. Stan Baker did one for me in the mid 80's by belling out the last couple inches of the barrel and threading it for his custom Winchoke...
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    Yesterday, 01:30 AM
    Using a grease gun is an option also
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    Yesterday, 12:48 AM
    Water does not break BP down. BP that has been underwater for a very long time can be dried and used. If the ball or shot has been removed any reason to not just fire it?
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  • lar45's Avatar
    02-02-2023, 07:15 PM
    Standard BP loading practices should suffice. Fill with FFg to reach the base of the bullet, seat a bullet and shoot. Please someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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    02-02-2023, 07:04 PM
    The cylinder on my Ruger 357 Maximum with a case is 1.987" The cylinder on my Seville 357 Maximum with a case is 2.177" I don't have a Dan Wesson 357, but I do have a 375 SuperMag. The cylinder with a case is 2.133" I hope this helps.
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    02-02-2023, 02:31 AM
    Hate to tell you this but Aimpoint started selling them in 1975. In two years it will be 50 years. The reflector sight was invented in 1900 by the Irish telescope maker Sir Howard Grubb. Aimpoint claimed to be the first to mass produce a reflector...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    02-01-2023, 06:29 PM
    instructions here https://www.schustermfg.com/m1-garand-adjustable-gas-plug/
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    02-01-2023, 06:12 PM
    E-mail sent.
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    01-31-2023, 10:23 PM
    He mostly is correct. It will not blow the barrel up but it can damage the chokes on older guns. For this purpose older is about pre-1980 however Remington says that all of their barrels made after 1950 are steel shot compatible if they are choked...
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    01-31-2023, 10:16 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread how fast in Coatings and Alternatives
    At a certain point every lead bullet or lead cored jacketed bullet will lose structural integrity if the rpm threshold is exceeded. It may be just a significant loss of accuracy or the bullet may totally disintegrate. With the advent of...
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    01-31-2023, 12:32 PM
    I have a Winchester action that went through our shop fire that is probably soft. Isn't there supposed to be a place in Utah that does re-heat treating of rifle actions?
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    01-31-2023, 12:27 PM
    Well... if I was misinformed, I stand corrected. I read this all of this a couple of decades ago when I built a 30-378wby on a M1917. While in Engineering school, one of my metallurgy classes touched on the subject t of heat embrittlement. I...
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    01-30-2023, 08:59 PM
    The Problem with the Eddystone is that the forging operators turned the temp up on the ovens so they could skip several steps in the forging process and just stamp them out quicker. With the Billets being held at a higher temperature for long...
    61 replies | 1237 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