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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:36 PM
    Guys on this SHTF situation. You kind of need to find a place you can get to other than your basement, just in case you get pushed out of your home. Having a Motor Home, Camper or Travel Trailer is a good start. Like if you live in Florida and...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    06-11-2021, 11:01 PM
    It depends what gun I am shooting. My Ruger LCP 380 is shot at 21 feet to 50 feet. My XP-100's are shot out to 500 yards. My bullseye guns are preferred at 50 yards but if 25 yard is all that is available that is what they are shot at.
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    06-11-2021, 03:46 PM
    Froggie: 16 gr of H110 will do exactly what you need, and it's safe. It is the only load I have ever used. You need to run your crimp starter with either an Arbor Press or a Drill Press used as an Arbor Press. You will probably have to smoosh...
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    06-11-2021, 01:12 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Spicy Pickled Eggs in Cookin' Recipe's
    This is what the book says. I do know some bars that have them at room temp and they are on the shelf for a long time. They do get rubbery the older that get. ...
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    06-11-2021, 05:03 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Strange primer ????? in Our Town
    Not sure as to the why but they did use multiple primers sizes during that time frame. Had some GI 1940's era 45 ACP that used different sized than standard primers. I believe the groove is RA's method of crimping. ...
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    06-11-2021, 02:52 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Spicy Pickled Eggs in Cookin' Recipe's
    Just sampled a new batch of these and this is still the best pickled eggs I have eaten.
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    06-09-2021, 06:41 PM
    i have been a machinist toolmaker for 40+ years. It is about a 40% chance I'll be successful drilling out a screw. I've got a mill too! There is one thing I do that seems to work well, and that is holding my mouth a certain way. Can't really...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    06-08-2021, 07:54 PM
    Haven't seen it done since the mid 70's but taping a marble or ball bearing on the primer and throwing it down on a hard surface would set it off. The shot normally stayed in the case and base would split open or the shot would basically stay put...
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    06-08-2021, 03:42 PM
    Guys you don't have to be a prepper to justify having a Lee style 12 ga loading kit. I have one and I use it for many things. I can load Slugs and Buckshot just as fast with the kit as on my machines. With those rounds the only operations I use...
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    06-08-2021, 12:27 PM
    Any report on the Pedersoli High Wall?
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  • fivegunner's Avatar
    06-08-2021, 09:02 AM
    Thank you Slam45,I think I will try this out Thank you for the info, It makes sence now!!
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    06-07-2021, 11:44 PM
    S&W pre February 1, 1989 purchase warranty support is non-existent in my experience. Smith & Wesson’s Lifetime Service Policy begins after the warranty period has expired. Smith &...
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    06-07-2021, 11:12 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Moral quandary in Our Town
    I don't see any issues with watching or owning a TV. I due see lots of issues if you believe most of that junk is real.
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    06-07-2021, 06:48 PM
    I live in So Cal,,, I still have small Sleeping Bags in all my cars. I usually have shorts and a tee shirt on so it could get cold enough at 40 degrees to be very uncomfortable if you had to spend a night in a car. Did that on New Years Eve once...
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    06-07-2021, 04:47 PM
    The ones from MEC or Hornady will work just fine. On .410's it is critical to get the Crimp Starter lined up with the previous folds or it wrecks the final crimp. The spines on the outside of the starters coincide with the splines on the inside...
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    06-07-2021, 04:30 PM
    Or call Pyramyd Air.. They might have the part as it is a common German Sight part. Randy
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    06-07-2021, 03:41 PM
    Froggy: my standard load for .410's is 16 gr of H110. I bought a $2000 Browning O/U .410 shotgun, 1000 o/f hulls and a Pacific DL266 loader,,, just so I could use up the 8 lb jug of H110 I bought for my .44's 25 years ago for $50! Makes sense...
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  • fivegunner's Avatar
    06-07-2021, 08:28 AM
    Thanks for all of the replys, Yes I did and checked everything you guys brought up, I played with it for 2 hours yesterday . I did load 100 rounds they still had different LOA 1.230 to 1.240. went to the range and shot them all, they went though...
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    06-06-2021, 08:40 PM
    OK; I thought my kit was from that Mequon outfit. Error! My kit was made by an outfit in Freson CA by the name of MA-REP-CO or Acc-u-Ream. See pics. It is very close to the ones shown above from Mequon. It includes a die body with ram,...
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  • fivegunner's Avatar
    06-06-2021, 09:58 AM
    I tooled up to load Sig 357, As I wanted to play with this round . the problem is the LOA 1.135 , it will go from 1.135 to 1.145 or 1.130. I use brass that is all one time fired the same head stamp (Speer) cleaned, Redding dies dillon...
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    06-05-2021, 08:13 PM
    My 12 ga shotshell loader is a Megoun I thought it had preceded Lee but the above article said circa 1980, So it came after. It is virtually identical to the Lee kits except for the box. Randy
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    06-05-2021, 02:53 PM
    Guys the key to getting good crimps with these tools lies in the Pre-Crimp. You need to get the Pre-Crimp closed as far as you can so that the final crimp just pushes it down, and doesn't have to do much of the closing. See the pics above in Post...
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    06-04-2021, 04:04 PM
    The whole purpose of the original Lee Loader was to get people into reloading. Then if they wanted to continue they would buy more sophisticated tools and machines. My first Loading kit was a Lee Loader I bought in 1971 to load for my Sako...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    06-04-2021, 01:03 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Dillon 1050 in Reloading Equipment
    I have two 1050's and three 650's. I really like the 650's but I love the 1050's.
    11 replies | 292 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