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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    08-12-2022, 09:57 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 87,000 IRS Agents in Our Town
    They will lower the standards to fill the positions. It's kind of telling what type of person they wanted in the original requirements “Carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force, if necessary.” That requirement has since been removed. ...
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    08-12-2022, 08:00 PM
    Just looked at the 5 in stock purchased 3. Thanks!!!!!!!!!
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    08-12-2022, 05:03 PM
    Don: the Ballistol won't diesel in a PCP because when compressed air is released it cools. A Spring Powered Gun Compresses the air during firing so it will diesel. Back in the day,, Micky Thompson had a Dragster that used Compressed Air in...
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    08-12-2022, 12:06 AM
    The primer is not the weakest link in the shotgun pressure issues. SAAMI tells us that whether using 2¾-inch or 3-inch 12-gauge loads, the...
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    08-11-2022, 08:37 PM 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, 04:07 PM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread New Shotty… in Shot Guns
    Get a Mossberg Several people have told you this and for good reasons. Go to the thread here called "What I did to my Shotguns" for the reasons why. here's the link just to make it easy....
    13 replies | 721 view(s)
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    08-11-2022, 04:02 PM
    You kind of need a Generator to power it cuz most Trap or Skeet fields don't have electric sockets near the places where the shot lands.
    26 replies | 881 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    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.
    20 replies | 543 view(s)
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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, 05:15 PM
    The Roll Crimp stops when it contacts the Slug or Over Shot Card . The one on the Right is a Brenneke Factory loaded shell, the Red one is one I did. The Brenneke shells are loaded in Rio Hulls just like mine are. I would bet they are...
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    08-09-2022, 02:13 PM 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
    3 replies | 419 view(s)
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    08-08-2022, 10:29 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread in Our Town
    I was not aware of that. In that case I have used them with good results.
    12 replies | 340 view(s)
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    08-08-2022, 05:43 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread in Our Town
    I have not used them but the reviews are all good.
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    08-08-2022, 05:23 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Whiskey bottle wax??? in Boolit Lube ! The first bottle was dipped using wax heated up in a deep fryer on the Samuels’ stove. The formula for Maker’s Mark’s wax used today was...
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    08-08-2022, 03:22 PM
    He asked if putting PC on a Foster Slug would stop leading? If it is a full bore slug then yes it would. If he is taking shells apart to PC the Slugs then he's going to have to put them back in a hull to shoot them? The factory isn't doing it. ...
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    08-08-2022, 02:59 PM
    Nothing but WW here, and have never gone pure lead on anything. I see no real benefit in doing it as it involves completely cleaning out my Pot. YMMV. I just made 150 Lee Slugs and 180 round balls last Saturday. Shot some at my 3 gun on Sunday....
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    08-08-2022, 01:10 PM
    Lots of love and lots of hate for them. I purchased 20K of the small rifle mag. They have all be used. If they were still available I would buy more. Most of the hate is based on not understanding the differences between them and US. Most...
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    08-07-2022, 05:16 PM
    Just put your Foster Slugs in a shot cup like they were designed to be used. Never seen a factory Foster Slug in a shot cup. Some history on the Foster slug here. Foster Slugs ...
    8 replies | 175 view(s)
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    08-07-2022, 04:39 PM
    I know nothing of their M1 Carbines. I have seen some of their work on M1 Garands and M1A's. They did a good job with those.
    2 replies | 186 view(s)
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    08-07-2022, 02:17 PM
    I have both and I much prefer the 686's. That being said most of my S&W's are pre-1993. I do own several of ECM barreled Smiths and I have no issues with them for cast. With the factory stock Ruger or S&W triggers its luck of the draw. Once you...
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  • fivegunner's Avatar
    08-07-2022, 11:19 AM
    Like others have said, Buy them both. you won`t go wrong.:D
    38 replies | 843 view(s)
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    08-06-2022, 06:20 PM
    Yeah is where all the Shotgun Loaders come up. I load most of my .410's on a Pacific DL266 single stage, however since I am shooting more .410's now that I have restarted my Skeet Shooting adventure I found a Hornady DL366...
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    08-05-2022, 06:11 PM
    Just put your Foster Slugs in a shot cup like they were designed to be used. This will eliminate the problem you are having. I am loading 60 lee Slugs for a 3 gun shoot Sunday. None are PC'd there will be no problem with anyone's gun. Randy
    8 replies | 175 view(s)
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    08-05-2022, 06:06 PM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread Beeman Underlever in AirGuns
    Operational issues will resolve themselves by reading the Instruction Manual. Randy
    6 replies | 161 view(s)
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    08-05-2022, 05:59 PM
    Not enough to make any difference at 30 yards. I have used hundreds of pounds of recycled shot. I can see no difference when shooting clay targets with it. Now if I was completing at the top of the game then maybe I would notice a difference, but so...
    26 replies | 881 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