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  • dtknowles's Avatar
    Today, 01:05 PM
    Maybe someone here can tell us the proper scoring for that target and comp. I might have been reading the wrong rules but what I read said that an x is when the whole dot is consumed and that you score using the worst edge not the best edge. Tim
    344 replies | 8848 view(s)
  • dtknowles's Avatar
    Today, 12:57 PM
    I judge my shooting by my worst groups using my best ammo. Ammo is only as good as its worse rounds. To claim a gun shoots under 1MOA groups over 1MOA need to be rare and explainable by some cause other than the gun.
    26 replies | 739 view(s)
  • Big Tom's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:43 PM
    Google for "fosscad megapack" and you will find almost all designs that are currently available for the firearms / parts 3D printing.
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  • dtknowles's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:03 PM
    I agree and it is slightly raised does that mean it is not perfect? Does that mean it is bad, reject? For me that one is a keeper. Tim
    26 replies | 739 view(s)
  • buggybuilder's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:10 PM
    I came upon a deal that had shotgun primers in the mix. I don't need them. What would be a FAIR price to ask for them? I just came home from a FREEDOM ARMS gunshow (kind of a rip off in my opinion) and they had SR primers there for $300/1000. The...
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    Yesterday, 10:06 AM
    myg30 replied to a thread Gas???? in Our Town
    In middle TN. Gas went from low $2.59 to $2.89~. Some are $3.05 A very local station had NO reg gas and was pushing premium gas and NOBODY at the pumps! Gas would have jumped up any way like it always does for Memorial Day weekend coming. ...
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    Yesterday, 09:58 AM
    myg30 replied to a thread Working at home... in Our Town
    Hope you stay healthy and being outside is a plus. My wife and I have been around many sick folks and neither of us have come down with covid yet. I think if you are in good health and have a good immune system you be ok. We take extra vit D and...
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  • dtknowles's Avatar
    05-13-2021, 02:41 PM
    I know by perfect we do not mean flawless but perfect for this application and while you think everyone knows what that looks like but I don't have a point of comparison. I have not seen a lot of pictures of good bases posted to the forum. Is...
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  • dtknowles's Avatar
    05-13-2021, 01:54 PM
    I guess I work in a different environment. Not doing PM's in my world will get the equipment shutdown by quality. If Production Operations wants to delay PM's they have to show that it will not cause quality or safety problems and get Quality...
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  • dtknowles's Avatar
    05-13-2021, 01:42 PM
    That article is from 2016, his funds sold their holding since then. Tim
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    05-13-2021, 01:35 PM
    I have two and think they are great for all the reasons others have stated. Tim
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  • HiVelocity's Avatar
    05-12-2021, 11:28 PM
    Just my .02 worth; I, personally, would temper the Lyman 311041 in hollow point configuration. Top half soft(er) lead 13-14 Brinnell, the bottom half hard(er) about 17-18 Brinnell. Only problem is, you cannot find any level of consistency, close...
    28 replies | 1659 view(s)
  • dtknowles's Avatar
    05-12-2021, 01:50 PM
    It would seem to be short sighted to not do proper PM's on equipment. PM's prevent damage to the equipment that could lead to long production delays and reduced output. I would think that companies like Ely who have a reputation to protect and...
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    05-12-2021, 01:44 PM
    In what way is George Soros involved with the company It is not good to post lies to...
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    05-12-2021, 01:35 PM
    Could someone post a picture of a perfect base, I don't think I have ever seen one. Tim
    26 replies | 739 view(s)
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    05-11-2021, 10:43 AM
    If it isn't dead calm the bench rest is a wind reading comp. If you used Kentucky windage for what you thought the wind was I think your score would have been worse. Tim
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    05-11-2021, 09:09 AM
    The one thing we do have and will never trade or loose is our fond memories ! Either it’s a car, gun, the first red head girlfriend, something you did with your dad or mom, sister or brother. We always have those great memories. Went that time...
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    05-10-2021, 12:17 AM
    dtknowles replied to a thread The purpose of ogives? in Swaging
    I don't think you are sufficiently confulsed yet and need to read this: As conviluted as that story is it still is oversimplifying the...
    2 replies | 201 view(s)
  • dtknowles's Avatar
    05-09-2021, 11:50 PM
    When I download the pictures they are 120 dots per inch, using that the one you got you calipers on I size at 0.33 inches the other two that are visible in the picture are .25 and 0.42. Those are nice groups but are they the worst of the series, all...
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  • dtknowles's Avatar
    05-09-2021, 03:21 PM
    Which way are you thinking of going, bore out gas check groove or mill off the top of the mold? Tim
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    05-09-2021, 02:38 PM
    I think the gun, tuner, ammo are there, I see like almost half of the groups are 3/8" or less. I think your small groups are small enough, it is the big groups that are too big. The tuner will not make flyers nor stop them. Those red X's are...
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    05-09-2021, 10:12 AM
    I would say that all five are very close to a vertical "node." All of the 15 groups (75 shots) have only about a half inch of combined vertical variation. Most of the dispersion is horizontal, that could be wind, shooter, or maybe there is a...
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    05-08-2021, 10:28 PM
    Disposition, deposition, inquisition. I was not meaning to put you on the spot, it just was not clear where you were coming down regarding Mag primers. In my applications I can't really tell the difference so if the powder charge is large I use a...
    21 replies | 832 view(s)
  • myg30's Avatar
    05-08-2021, 09:48 PM
    Dry ice , Freon type spray. If small enough you can buy a spray can of freeze spray. I’m sure you tube has videos of it in action. Mike
    16 replies | 526 view(s)
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    05-08-2021, 09:45 PM
    myg30 replied to a thread Got a smoker...... in Our Town
    My ole friend is an avid smoker of meats, cheeses and fish. He says the electric is the better one because you can control the low temp needed for “Low n Slow” smoking, especially low temp cold smoking cheeses. No baby sitting required. He smokes...
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    05-08-2021, 09:37 PM
    myg30 replied to a thread New email scam in Our Town
    I have hot mail also. I hear of gmail being hacked. Mike
    20 replies | 795 view(s)
  • dtknowles's Avatar
    05-07-2021, 10:09 PM
    Are you saying that magnum primers are worse in black powder cartridges? Are you saying that magnum primers are not better in black powder cartridges? Are you saying that standard primers work in black powder cartridges? I think the real...
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    05-07-2021, 10:01 PM
    dtknowles replied to a thread Acceptable variance in Cast Boolits
    It matters more in some competitions than others but with two equal shooters shooting equal guns it will be the ammo and luck that determines the winner. Tim
    24 replies | 522 view(s)
  • dtknowles's Avatar
    05-07-2021, 09:55 PM
    So target 14 is setting 4.89, correct? Since conditions vary from day to day and time to time I would start shooting groups at 4.89 and then move up and down one click and then up and down two clicks that would be just 25 shots less warmers,...
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  • dtknowles's Avatar
    05-07-2021, 05:43 PM
    Manufacturers do care about reload ability. Without reloading we would buy a lot less guns. Electronic ignition works great with caseless ammo and even large rounds but small rounds in compact guns, Electronic ignition takes up too much space. ...
    17 replies | 550 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