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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
    Just looked at the 5 in stock purchased 3. Thanks!!!!!!!!!
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    Yesterday, 12:06 AM
    The primer is not the weakest link in the shotgun pressure issues. https://www.shotgunlife.com/shotguns/tom-roster/important-information-about-shotshell-pressures.html SAAMI tells us that whether using 2-inch or 3-inch 12-gauge loads, the...
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  • F_L's Avatar
    08-11-2022, 10:31 PM
    F_L replied to a thread 300 Blackout in Cast Boolits
    I started with a 16" Odin Works barrel. Switch to a 10.5" when I went suppressed. Both barrels were 1 MOA with a 125gr Spitzer. I am still trying to achieve that with my cast. Odin Works barrels are a bit pricey but come with an adjustable gas...
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  • 4719dave's Avatar
    08-11-2022, 09:09 PM
    Is 10 x the brand of the 45 Colt brass so there’s a 100 pieces ?
    9 replies | 568 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    08-11-2022, 08:37 PM
    https://www.mushroomhuntress.com/the-destroying-angel-a-mushroom-with-deadly-intentions/ Is there a treatment for poisoning by death cap mushroom? Yes. Medical professionals treat poison victims with dialysis and penicillin, among other things....
    28 replies | 735 view(s)
  • JCM45's Avatar
    08-11-2022, 11:02 AM
    Text sent for local pick up 40 lbs of linotype.
    27 replies | 1369 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.
    19 replies | 476 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    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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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    08-09-2022, 02:13 PM
    http://www.lasc.us/TaylorLongShort45Colt.htm 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...
    19 replies | 476 view(s)
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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 | 414 view(s)
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    08-08-2022, 10:29 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Armorally.com---Good/Bad? in Our Town
    I was not aware of that. In that case I have used them with good results.
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    08-08-2022, 05:43 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Armorally.com---Good/Bad? in Our Town
    I have not used them but the reviews are all good. https://www.scam-detector.com/validator/armorally-com-review/ https://smart.reviews/business/armorally.com
    12 replies | 338 view(s)
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    08-08-2022, 05:23 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Whiskey bottle wax??? in Boolit Lube !
    https://www.pastemagazine.com/drink/maker-s-mark/ask-the-expert-why-do-makers-mark-bottles-have-red/ 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...
    17 replies | 452 view(s)
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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. https://www.ojp.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/132229NCJRS.pdf Foster Slugs ...
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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 | 185 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    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...
    38 replies | 838 view(s)
  • BNE's Avatar
    08-06-2022, 09:41 PM
    BNE replied to a thread Metal testing in Cast Boolits
    And then there is that guy on this forum that does XrF testing... I think it was BNE. Shoot him a PM.
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  • 4719dave's Avatar
    08-05-2022, 10:04 AM
    last chance
    10 replies | 583 view(s)
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    08-03-2022, 08:55 AM
    No contender guys
    10 replies | 583 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    08-02-2022, 10:54 PM
    For the firearm/ammunition combination I don't agree. Once you add the shooter to the mix it becomes much more true. More recoil requires better form to shoot well. The M-14 I used in service rifle competition was much less tolerant of form...
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    08-02-2022, 08:36 PM
    I would recommend finding a buddy that has one and use it before you purchase. Some people love these presses and some people not so much. I have two. Got my first in the early 80's. I am strongly in the "not so much" camp. I have a bunch of...
    48 replies | 1018 view(s)
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    08-02-2022, 05:25 AM
    I would not have believed an SMLE could be made that attractive. Mr. Kukacka was a very talented man.
    26 replies | 4546 view(s)
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    08-01-2022, 10:47 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Pulling Bullets in Classics & Stickies
    Not a rumor. Pulled maybe 10K of M118 173 gr FMJ's for Mexican Match. Break the bullet seal and pulling was noticeably easier when using the Forster Superfast (Possum Type) Bullet Puller https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1012693079 ...
    114 replies | 94374 view(s)
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    08-01-2022, 10:29 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread No Lead products? in Cast Boolits
    Yup, I have not used it much but when I did it worked as claimed. NO-LEAD Cleaning Procedure — Read Carefully NO-LEAD Lead Remover is a clear, red gel that is easy to apply. Just swab it in your bore (or on muzzle brakes) with wet patches or...
    15 replies | 894 view(s)
  • JCM45's Avatar
    08-01-2022, 08:17 PM
    JCM45 replied to a thread WTS Wts: Lead (ingots or raw) in Swappin & Sellin
    I'll take item #6, 56 lbs of lead ingots for the local pick up price. PM sent.
    14 replies | 1052 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