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    Today, 04:39 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread CZ 22 Hornet in Factory Rifles
    I always shoot jacketed first simple to determine accuracy level. That sets the benchmark for what I try to achieve with cast. I do have a CZ 22 Hornet. The best methods for barrel breaking or if it is even beneficial will not be settled in...
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    Today, 04:49 AM
    Is your "Special Field " the model with the 26" bbl and Strait Grip English Stock? Could you post a picture of it? This is my favorite model of the Remington 870 And I would love to see a pic with the William's Sights installed on the rib. ...
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    Today, 03:33 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread My son disowned me in Our Town
    No you earned it.
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    Today, 12:15 AM
    That is a common complaint with them. The mainspring should be a flat spring. Not sure if other models are interchangeable. Try here https://www.ssfirearms.com/products.asp?cat=166&filter=mainspring
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    Yesterday, 05:32 PM
    Dave: I made the base and it adapts to the gun by using the Ejector Screw and a screw from the inside thru the left rear sight mounting tab. You must make a new Ejector Screw that is about .060 longer, but other wise it is a no mod adapter that can...
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    Yesterday, 05:09 PM
    There is an article in the current Handloader Mag about loading .50 BMG. I had the thought that maybe have Lee make a "Whack a Mole" scaled up tool would be the best way to go since all other ways require a Special Press and Dies to do it. Then to...
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    Yesterday, 04:45 PM
    I'm surprised nobody mentioned taking it to a Shop with Sunnen Hones and getting it done right the first time for a lot less $ and sweat. Opening up a carbide die ring .001-.002 will take a lot of work and then if you don't get it right ( IE;...
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    Yesterday, 03:37 PM
    Mine all get loaded with 18 gr of GD Fold Crimp and Slug with a glue filled base in Claybuster Blue Slug wads.. AA hulls or STS Green hulls. Both load the same. Another thing I do is coat the wads with Mica which reduces or almost eliminates the...
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    Yesterday, 03:26 PM
    As long as you are below 1300 fps the recoil shouldn't be more than a normal AA Trap Load. I would think you could shoot 200 of these in one afternoon and be fine. In Shotgun Payloads 1 oz. is 1 oz. doesn't matter if it is shot or slugs or sand it...
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    12-03-2022, 11:56 PM
    The 2nd was not written for hunting. The "need" for firearms is to keep the "leaders" inline.
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    12-03-2022, 09:46 PM
    It is common for dealers to use a boilerplate terms statement. They bold or highlight the specific details that apply to the specific sale. He clearly stated only "ship to FFL". The portion about C&R is not in bold. He is not trying to pull a...
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    12-03-2022, 08:44 PM
    You guys need to understand that crisp focus on the target is not necessary. The only thing you need to focus on is the Front Sight. Somebody mentioned "Diopter Sights" these are peep sights with calibrated openings or small lenses to match the...
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    12-03-2022, 05:54 PM
    NO!!! just get the right one for your gun! The one you've got is worth more than the one you need. so you've got a bargaining chip. Randy
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    12-03-2022, 05:38 PM
    I got here a little late but I have to insert my .02 just because I have talked about this very subject many times and one more time won't hurt. Shooting Iron Sights is NOT a function of Young Eyes! It is a function of learning how to do it. I...
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    12-03-2022, 05:00 PM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread 45-70 suggestions in Leverguns
    One thing about Brian Pearce is that him and his boys shoot more in one week than most of us will ever shoot in our lifetimes. He is very free with his knowledge and told me how to tighten up groups. Indexing the sights on the target in the same...
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    12-03-2022, 04:42 PM
    On another forum a Norma spokesman started Norma has stopped production of the lower volume items until they get caught up with the high demand items. That is normal within the most industries.
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    12-03-2022, 01:56 PM
    W.R.Buchanan replied to a thread JM Marlins in Leverguns
    This is pure Balderdash! And the standard rule for "assume" Fits to a tee. I have seen and owned many of them and the machine work was terrible in all but the highest grade guns. The later guns from Remington were better made. The new guns from...
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    12-03-2022, 01:24 PM
    Learning the Gun Handling that goes with Tactical Shot Gunning will improve your Shotgun Shooting in general. Learning how to Port Load or Single Load a Pump or Semi Auto Gun, makes you a better and safer field shooter. Most all Repeating...
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    12-03-2022, 02:05 AM
    It was Obama that instituted the ban on Russian primers. I went thru 30K of them. Had I known I would have purchased 10 times that. I still have some of the Berdan I use for my 7.5x55 Swiss.
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    12-02-2022, 10:24 PM
    And that pad is working beautifully !!! Randy
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    12-02-2022, 10:15 PM
    The only subsonic I have shot deer with have been 45 Colt with a soft bullet. They were very effective. For big game it's all about energy transfer as it relates to wound damage. For cast I have never taken big game with less than a 35 cal. I...
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    12-02-2022, 12:55 AM
    28,000 CUP/PSI is standard SAAMI for the 45/70. At 28,000 PSI and CUP are the same. The point is Shiloh is safe at 28,000 PSI/CUP. If SAAMI doesn't have a spec all manufactures say BP only for the older BP cartridges. Example here: ...
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    12-01-2022, 08:00 PM
    Aperture sights are superior to normal rear sights in both accuracy and speed. On the speed issue if the aperture is too small that will create issues for speed. There is reason the US military has been using them since 1917 on their main battle...
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    12-01-2022, 07:39 PM
    That's how I ended up with my 45-100 C. Sharps. I am very happy with it. Shoots awesome and fit and finish is equal to my friends Shiloh's. The only thing I don't like about it is no pistol grip but that's how it was ordered. The original owner...
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    12-01-2022, 06:36 PM
    I got a $100 Amazon Gift Cert for my Birthday, so I went on Amazon and searched for air compressors. Ended up buying a Spirtech PCP Auto Shutoff Compressor that will do 4300 lbs. It was $338 or $262 with tax and my gift Cert applied. So in the end...
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    12-01-2022, 04:20 PM
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    12-01-2022, 04:14 PM
    I use Hornady One Shot on pistol brass. Makes things so much easier on long runs of ammo.
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    12-01-2022, 04:10 PM
    LAH replied to a thread Alliant in Factory & Surplus Powder
    I shoot a lot of Promo so Unique is getting a rest. Still have about 15 pounds of Unique but just not using it at present.
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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