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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:35 PM
    Why is that? The AR in AR-15 stands for “Armalite Rifle” after the original designing company not assault or automatic rifle.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:50 PM
    Theirs lives depended on them. They would have learned to make them work properly. A good flinter setup is very reliable and it has a surprisingly quick lock time.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:17 PM
    If Bloodhound689 does not take the handles I will. Bloodhound689 was first.
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  • oley55's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:07 PM
    I just got finished putting a 3 prong grounded plug on the little 4 pounder. The Lee 4/20 comes from the factory with a grounded plug. Go figure… ground on one but not the other.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:51 PM
    List of the powder they make https://www.gd-ots.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/BALL-POWDER-Propellants_v2.pdf
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:50 PM
    https://www.longrangehunting.com/threads/what-gun-powders-are-actually-manufactured-in-the-united-states.241267/ St, Marks Florida. It's the onetime Olin Corp plant, now part of General Dynamics. It makes double-based ball powders only or those...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:22 AM
    I will go $65.00
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    Yesterday, 03:44 AM
    My guess is its a result of the bullet still being too hot when you opened the mold. Reduce the alloy temp or let the bullet stay in the mold a little longer. The coarse crystalline is common with harder alloys when you crack the bullet when the...
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  • Murphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:07 AM
    This past week I with a friend at his brothers house. He was seating some Large Rifle Primers into 22-250 cases with a round tray Lee Auto-Prime. He was placing them shoulder down in the loading tray after priming. I noticed the edge of a primer...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-16-2021, 11:56 PM
    Everything mass produced is manufactured to a tolerance. Reloaded ammo is not any different. If it's safe and it functions while meeting your performance requirements it's good enough. If you are a top level 1,000 yard Benchrest competitor...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-16-2021, 08:44 PM
    IMR 4064 or H414
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  • oley55's Avatar
    10-16-2021, 05:21 PM
    LOL, it was listed on the Florida Gun Trader long before the current craziness was going on. That pic is from the listing. I don't recall any questionable warning signs when I picked them up at his house. Just something he wasn't interested in...
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    10-16-2021, 03:42 PM
    I dunno how bumping without follow-up sizing works. Bumping is a wag at best with no control of where on the bullet the swelling occurred. A sizer kinda smooths everything out and provides a standard where each bullet is at least marginally the...
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    10-16-2021, 03:03 PM
    yeah, some more info would be interesting. It seems like the heat transfer couldn't be as fast or as complete as the submersion in a liquid. The liquid is in total and complete contact with the surface of the brass. Beads or fine silica would...
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    10-16-2021, 12:56 PM
    oley55 replied to a thread Really hard lead in Cast Boolits
    Mandoair, First of all, Welcome to the Forum! An FYI, the 'Lead and Lead Alloys' sub-forum about 2/3 the way down this Casting and Reloading section is chocked full or all types of lead and alloy information. It would help with your alloy...
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    10-16-2021, 12:21 PM
    I wish Denny could get his schedule changed. He works as fireman/EMT/SWAT team. They have plans to make a historical series, but life gets in the way at times.
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    10-16-2021, 12:11 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Really hard lead in Cast Boolits
    I suspect it will be too hard for a 10mm, but will most likely work in rifles.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-16-2021, 12:05 PM
    That sounds a bit backwards from how I've always done it. Muzzle down on LEFT side.
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  • oley55's Avatar
    10-16-2021, 08:13 AM
    I guess it all depends on what you see and what your friend is asking, but if the prices seems reasonable I'd probably try to buy the whole lot. Those you don't want or need can easily be swapped for what you need in swap-n-sale. I picked up...
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    10-15-2021, 11:23 PM
    That is under ideal circumstances. Actual testing indicates 20 degree temps reduce range by 41% and zero temps about 60%. Mpls junked it's 500 million dollars worth of electric buses for this reason. Same for hot weather and AC usage.
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  • oley55's Avatar
    10-15-2021, 09:44 PM
    this from Mk42gunner; and this from gwpercle; got me thinking. so I broke out the Lee 4 pounder pot, used the same alloy drained from the 4/20, lightly fluxed once with a bit of beeswax, prewarmed the mold at the 4 setting (versus the...
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  • Murphy's Avatar
    10-15-2021, 09:43 PM
    Yes sir, far S.E. corner of the state. I'm 15 miles from the Texas state line and roughly 25 from Arkansas. They've been moving north for a good deal over 10 years now. Several 9'-10' footers have been killed. There is a wild life refuge the state...
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  • Murphy's Avatar
    10-15-2021, 09:31 PM
    Back about 1985, I was a rookie cop working nights. We got a call to a shooting at a local Git-N-Go joint. Long story short, the gun was a Ruger Single Six, unsure what ammunition was used. The distance the shooting took place was approximately 20...
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  • Murphy's Avatar
    10-15-2021, 09:00 PM
    I have both versions of the Thompson #358156, made by Ideal. Hollow points for small game would be fine if that's what makes a person happy. I've not had the opportunity to try the HP version on deer sized game. I have a feeling it would hold...
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  • oley55's Avatar
    10-15-2021, 02:54 PM
    Catkiller45, my thought exactly, how much "TOO small" for your Henry rifle are your boolits? An oven thermometer, a cheapo toaster oven (new or from a thrift store) and a pound of PC powder is about all you need. At least for a look see, or...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-15-2021, 01:31 PM
    They should never be closer than 50 feet to each other.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-15-2021, 01:29 PM
    The problem with too much engagement,is if you eject the cartridge, the bullet is likely to stay in the bore. Better to have a good throat fit.
    13 replies | 420 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