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    Today, 01:55 AM
    I have a '92 Rossie in 44mag. I had a recoil pad installed to tame some of the hurt from a curved steel butt plate. I would shoot it more but my existing Lyman 519 mold casts lead bullets out at 427 and I have been to cheap to buy another mold for...
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    Yesterday, 11:15 PM
    More to the story. Apparently it was a breechloading gas pressure cannon, not a muzzleloader. https://civilwartalk.com/threads/batf-targets-cannon-owner.187068/
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    Yesterday, 06:05 PM
    For the past 20 years or so I have had an itch that need scratching. I have always wanted a Marlin lever action 39spl/.357 mag. Had A Rossie 92 but did not like it. It was just a son of a gun to clean and it just wasn't a Marlin. Well as luck...
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    08-02-2021, 11:08 PM
    I will take it. PM sent
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    08-01-2021, 07:03 PM
    Hardly new. I have been using this off and on for about 20 years https://iosso.com/clean/products/case-cleaner-case-cleaner-kit/
    34 replies | 869 view(s)
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    08-01-2021, 05:37 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Mortgage closing costs? in Our Town
    That seem very high. I just re-fi'ed from 2.75% to 2.25%
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    08-01-2021, 02:29 AM
    https://forum.accurateshooter.com/threads/remington-700-bolt-timing-issues.3876297/
    25 replies | 491 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    08-01-2021, 01:36 AM
    It's hard to make accurate generalizations so take this for what it worth. In 700's to get the bolt lock to the point that the silver solder fails trying to open the bolt the receiver lugs and or bolt lugs generally are set back. In way...
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    07-31-2021, 08:48 PM
    Had a friend who owned a Jaguar XKE. It had more miles on it going from his house to the local British repair shop then it had going anywhere else. Turn the lights on and the windshield wipers would go on. Take Care Bob
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    07-31-2021, 03:20 PM
    The Webley's in both .455 and 38/200 were designed by two committees in the UK. One committee was located in Scotland and the other in England and neither ever talked to each other. These are the two committees who designed most of the English...
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    07-30-2021, 10:01 AM
    231, Clays, 700X, 4227, Unique, Titegroup, and CFE Pistol do most of my work with the calibers mentioned. Right now most are rarer than hens teeth so I buy what I can find. We don't see a lot of Alliant powders up here hence their absence. Take...
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    07-29-2021, 08:04 PM
    The OP asked about what bullet jackets are available and what you jackets manufactures you prefer in the swaging forum. He did not asked about jacketed bullets...................
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    07-29-2021, 01:41 PM
    robertbank replied to a thread Oversizer throats in Cast Boolits
    No, that description is correct. Take Care Bob
    17 replies | 311 view(s)
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    07-29-2021, 11:43 AM
    robertbank replied to a thread Oversizer throats in Cast Boolits
    You don't is the short answer, or at least I never bothered to do so with the 41LC. Seating them with a crimp was an issue. Despite what the "technician" said a Lee's (he claimed Lee had never made nor could they a crimping die for the 41LC) I...
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    07-29-2021, 09:36 AM
    The old bulge problem really died with the mid term Gen3, 4 and 5's. I use 40's in an M&P, Tanfoglio and now a GP-100 and have not run into the six o;clock Glock bulge in the last 10 years. I gues nobody up here shoots Gen 1 and 2 Glock 40 cal...
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    07-29-2021, 05:38 AM
    Sierra and J4 are the only ones I have used for rifle. Some good comparisons here http://benchrest.com/showthread.php?88608-Bullet-Jackets
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    07-28-2021, 11:47 PM
    robertbank replied to a thread Oversizer throats in Cast Boolits
    Finding such a cylinder becomes the issue then. My 'smith scours his usual US sources and got lucky with this one. I may also just powder coat my bullets and run with them. The gun has a new fitted .357 barrel made form a rifled blank. The gun...
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    07-28-2021, 11:22 PM
    robertbank replied to a thread Oversizer throats in Cast Boolits
    Like t6he old 41LC cylinder they are bored straight through. I have no history of where or what, if anything has been done to the throats. I think the idea of using a heel based bullet is it would allow for a larger diameter bullet than othrwise...
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    07-28-2021, 03:56 PM
    New updated ones here: https://montanavintagearms.com/product/micrometer-scale/
    12 replies | 291 view(s)
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    07-28-2021, 11:57 AM
    robertbank replied to a thread Oversizer throats in Cast Boolits
    There is an idea I never thought of. I even have an insert I used for loading 31LC heeled bullets that would work for 38spl. Thanks for the suggestion. I am also going to PC some bullets to see how that works out. Take Care Bob O
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    07-28-2021, 10:35 AM
    After my old 41 Long Colt New Navy 1892 encountered a cracked forcing cone I had my gunsmith rebuild the gun into a 38spl using a .357 new barrel and a cylinder from a 38 Long Colt. The gun is now functioning better than it ever did in it's former...
    17 replies | 311 view(s)
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    07-26-2021, 09:18 PM
    Iosso polish
    26 replies | 1151 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