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    Today, 09:34 PM
    Living in California I have to have my ammo purchases sent to my local gun store. The only ammo seller my gunsmith is set up with is Killough over in Texas and that means my choices is I use the Match at subsonic velocities. I've done a...
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    Today, 06:43 PM
    Hey good to see you too, I hope the tazman is still kicking around somewhere too. It's been a busy summer and I almost got everything done I wanted to but a couple of things...that's what tomorrow or next week or next year is for anyway, right?...
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    Today, 06:35 PM
    WOW...That sounds like a tough bunch of Boys you shoot with. Sounds like a good game too. I'm not using a one piece rest, I think that takes too much away from the shooter's skill set. In some circles I get chided for using my Caldwell Rock and a...
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    Today, 02:46 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread Pictures in Our Town is convenient & free...they don't place watermarks on your pictures either.
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    Today, 02:16 PM
    Correction in my post... This card was actually my attempt at shooting at dusk that night... I started out at dusk and I could just see the distinction in color of green and the white the third spot it was almost impossible so I...
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    Today, 02:07 PM's been a while since I posted anything about shooting the CZ452 at 50 yards. To tell the truth, it started to become more of a habit instead of an adventure on the 50. Maybe I could continue to shrink my groups if I doggedly stayed with it...
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    Yesterday, 06:45 PM
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    Yesterday, 06:14 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Airguns vs. Airgun toys? in AirGuns,tell%20a%20paintball%20gun%20from%20a%20real%20gun. ...
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    Yesterday, 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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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    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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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-02-2022, 12:33 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread shipping primed brass? in Our Town 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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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    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. • 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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  • OS OK's Avatar
    09-29-2022, 07:24 PM
    Here in our high desert type weather in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, rust is a rare thing to see but I still coat my steel moulds with a liberal coating of Mineral Oil USP. I keep a little artist brush inside the jar. It cleans off very easy with...
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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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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-27-2022, 06:56 PM
    The hammer strut needs to be positioned properly. If it is assembly is easy. Good instructions here
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-27-2022, 06:30 PM
    Not loaded ammo. 100 count BULLETs only
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    09-26-2022, 10:30 PM
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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. The ICC will indicate...
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  • 0verkill's Avatar
    09-26-2022, 11:51 AM
    I'll buy all 3 if he don't want them
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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. 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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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    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.
    11 replies | 398 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