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    Today, 02:51 PM
    376Steyr replied to a thread New Marlins from Ruger in Leverguns
    The good news is the 1894 and 336 are coming back. The bad new is, at least according to this site: https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2023/01/27/shot-2023-two-reintroduced-leverguns-marlin-1894-and-336/ the .44 Magnum will continue to have a...
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    Today, 02:46 PM
    376Steyr replied to a thread New Marlins from Ruger in Leverguns
    I walked into my small town's (pop. 10,000) gunshop and, to my surprise, found an 1895 SBL and an 1895 Guide Gun sitting on the rack, both at MSRP. After three weeks the SBL is gone and the Guide Gun is still there. I'm kicking myself for letting...
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    Yesterday, 03:50 PM
    "Some say there were 2 different cases with different headspace but I don't believe this was true. I think what was the case is that the extra barrels that Argentine bought (3 per rifle) had short headspace so they could be fitted and headspaced...
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    01-25-2023, 08:11 PM
    Nobody has mentioned it yet, but it is also possible to get a "slamfire" with the Garand. This occurs when an oversize case (often a reload) gets stopped while chambering. The bolt stops, while it is still unlocked, but the firing pin keeps moving...
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    01-24-2023, 07:46 PM
    After performing your trigger work, I recommend starting testing with one live round chambered and a dummy round in the magazine. I found out about "doubling" the hard way. :oops:
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    01-24-2023, 07:33 PM
    I checked the Starline brass website, and they do not list it. Not a good sign.
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    01-24-2023, 07:24 PM
    Nowadays we have both standard and magnum shotshell primers, so now a fellow can get into trouble if he doesn't pay attention to his primers.
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    01-11-2023, 05:37 AM
    Lyman moulds recently got a reputation for poor quality control, making undersized moulds on worn out machinery. I don't know if they have fixed the problem.
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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
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