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    10-04-2022, 09:27 AM
    50 meter subsonic pest control, sounds like a standard velocity 40 gn solid from a 22LR, to me. I don’t have a bullet recommendation because I don’t know of anyone that has a 243 bullet designed to work at such low velocity’s but trailboss powder...
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    10-03-2022, 06:45 PM
    https://reloadyourgear.com/best-pistol-brass-catcher/
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    10-03-2022, 06:14 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Airguns vs. Airgun toys? in AirGuns
    http://hobbystrategy.com/paintball-guns-orange-tips/#:~:text=US%20law%20requires%20that%20toy%20guns%20and%20lookalikes,tell%20a%20paintball%20gun%20from%20a%20real%20gun. ...
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    10-03-2022, 03:28 PM
    Maximum external dimensions between the 308 Winchester case and the 7.62mm NATO are identical. The chambers do have different specs with the 7.62 NATO being somewhat larger. Case length SAAMI for the 308 Win is 2.015" -0.020". Headspace on the...
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    10-02-2022, 05:14 PM
    Blacken the case and bullet with a sharpie and see where the contact is. One you know that you can address the cause.
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    10-02-2022, 12:33 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread shipping primed brass? in Our Town
    https://forum.accurateshooter.com/threads/mailing-shipping-primed-brass-the-regs-and-the-law.3812580/ FOR UPS AND FEDEX ONLY - Cases, primed (up to and including 50 caliber) are regulated for shipment by ground only through 49CFR ยง 172.102...
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    10-01-2022, 09:34 PM
    Primers are very robust. I have been given primers that have been underwater for three days yet when they were dried the fired. Most likely is light firing pin hits. Federal primers are the first, second and third choice for the folks running...
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    10-01-2022, 09:08 PM
    Bob has passed but his company (Jeff Ault) still does great work. https://bobmunden.com/pricelist-six-gun-magic/ • Sight-In at Gun Range with our original, custom Barrel Vice for Windage. Includes Test Target. * — Will Sight in using...
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    09-30-2022, 10:53 PM
    With pure lead or 40-1 I am not sure point shape plays a significant role since expansion tends to be very good above 1,200 FPS. Even at 900 FPS I got good expansion with 40-1 with a Lyman 454190 out of a 7 1/2 Colt 1873 on deer.
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    09-29-2022, 08:33 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread What Size Air Compressor? in Our Town
    I don't know about the current oil-free compressors but the older ones are anything but quiet. ...
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    09-28-2022, 01:33 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread South African gun shop in Our Town
    Comparatively we have it better but for how long? Some very much want to change what we have into a SA style system or worse.
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    09-28-2022, 12:41 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Phoenix airport question in Our Town
    As stated all rental cars are off site. You take a shuttle to the rental car of your choice. After that I found it easy to navigate.
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    09-27-2022, 09:22 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread WTS Brass in Swappin & Sellin
    I will take the 220 Swift and 35 Whelen. PM sent
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    09-27-2022, 06:56 PM
    The hammer strut needs to be positioned properly. If it is assembly is easy. Good instructions here http://www.1bad69.com/ruger/field_strip.htm http://www.1bad69.com/ruger/internals.htm
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    09-27-2022, 06:30 PM
    Not loaded ammo. 100 count BULLETs only
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    09-26-2022, 06:57 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Boolit concentricity? in Cast Boolits
    The only people I know using the Juenke machine are using it to inspect jacket thickness consistency. I don't have a clue how it will do at detecting voids. https://benchrest.com/showthread.php?98076-Vern-Juenke-ICC The ICC will indicate...
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    09-26-2022, 10:00 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Elmer Keith in Our Town
    Keith developed several HV wildcats. This is one. http://cartridgecollector.net/338-378-kt The 338-378 KT was designed by Elmer Keith and Bob Thompson in the 1960's as a long range elk cartridge to be used with slower burning powders...
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    09-25-2022, 10:35 PM
    Per your request this is not a 450 old style measure. They were hand operated. This is an early 550/650 measure that used the return springs. They do have a 450 auto version also. The currently ones have a failsafe rod. Some people prefer the...
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    09-25-2022, 09:08 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Is a Crossbow an Air Gun? in AirGuns
    In one of the scenes at 13:20 you can see a string so it is a crossbow.
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    09-25-2022, 08:59 PM
    My Eskimo friends have great respect for the dangers grizzly/brown bears pose. Polar bears not so much. A .223 is considered a fine Polar bear rifle. Stop the snowmobile about a hundred yards away and put one to two shots into the lungs and wait...
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    09-25-2022, 06:51 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Is a Crossbow an Air Gun? in AirGuns
    https://tpwd.texas.gov/regulations/outdoor-annual/regs/season-types/archery-only/#autotoc-item-autotoc-1 Crossbow Crossbows are lawful for any person during the Archery-Only Open Season except in Collin, Dallas, Grayson, and Rockwall counties,...
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    09-25-2022, 06:35 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Is a Crossbow an Air Gun? in AirGuns
    Crossbows in the US are considered archery. Some states only allow them for hunting with a handicap permit, others have a minimum age and some allow them during archery seasons without any additional requirements. Why would you think they are an...
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    09-25-2022, 06:25 PM
    Apparently they worked for him on the first so why change? Just a guess is being compact was also a consideration.
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    09-24-2022, 11:28 PM
    rcbs bench primer
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    09-24-2022, 11:08 PM
    The TNW ASR is chambered in the 460 Rowland and the 357 Sig. Both of those are 40,000 PSI. The 10mm that it is chambered in is a 37,000 PSI. Standard 45 ACP is 21,000 PSI and +P is 23,000 PSI. On my Mech Tec carbine I ordered the 45 Super...
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    09-24-2022, 08:47 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread bushes beans in Our Town
    https://www.amazon.com/Bushs-Best-Large-Butter-Beans/dp/B00P1A4COE
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    09-23-2022, 11:48 PM
    lots more info and videos here:...
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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