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    07-15-2021, 09:23 PM
    LOL! OMG...That was hilarious! I bought some primers from Midway a couple days ago for way more than they used to cost, but alas, I didn't get lucky...
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    07-02-2021, 07:04 PM
    And if it's a carbine stock, collapse it all the way forward first so you don't bugger your receiver extension detent holes. FWIW, this is called "Mortaring". I suspect what happened is that that round didn't have enough juice, short cycled, and...
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    07-02-2021, 01:56 PM
    To be honest, the few test runs I've loaded for 5.7 all went through a Lee Factory Crimp Die. Seems to get the job done. Available @ Midway, but not currently in stock: Lee 5.7x28 Factory Crimp Die I have read that folks generally don't have...
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    07-02-2021, 12:44 PM
    No, you won't be able to get away with neck sizing. Even in the Five-seveN, the shoulder gets blown forward pretty dramatically. You'll probably have to trim every case after sizing as well. Cleaning is best done by swishing in water and simple...
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    06-24-2021, 12:30 PM
    I like Glocks, I own a handful, and I shoot them well. They are fantastic and reliable defensive pistols. What the lack, though, is soul. Pick up a steel and wood handgun and you feel a certain warmth and sense of history. Grabbing a Glock is...
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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