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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:10 PM
    Eugene Stoner originally designed the AR-15 with a 1:14 twist barrel, firing a 55gr bullet. The first Colt 601's were 14 twist. If I remember correctly winter testing showed instability issue and they switched to 12 twist. The 7 twist came with...
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    Yesterday, 06:51 PM
    Every so often something turns up at a show that just makes no sense and screams buy me. Today's haul is 30 pounds of bullets. They were in a very wet invironment, so much so most of the boxes are totally mush. What I have seen is 30 caliber and...
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    Yesterday, 05:04 PM
    It's a Lachmiller. It and a companion made for shot were used on their shotgun press. Herter's picked up the surplus from RCBS and sold them under their name.
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    05-14-2021, 02:43 PM
    NO, but I really wish I had one. Just because.
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    05-13-2021, 07:04 PM
    I have several thousand pieces, send me a PM and we can work out the details.
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    05-13-2021, 04:56 PM
    This is posted in Humor and off topic in the PIT. It is considered Political and should not be posted in Our Town.
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    05-12-2021, 10:51 AM
    Pressman replied to a thread Today's try in Testing Area
    Nice looking rifle and some nice shooting. The blue tint is a white balance issue. It appears there was some resizing of the picture that caused the out of focus appearance. Ken
    9 replies | 309 view(s)
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    05-10-2021, 10:36 AM
    bruce drake replied to a thread 3D Printing in Our Town
    have patience and let the machine run! ;) I've done die boxes, ammo boxes, accessories for the presses and a ton of other items I've found on he web that caught my interest. a little addictive.. ;)
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    05-09-2021, 07:24 AM
    John Boy, the Lee content is there, but it's a very large file so give it plenty of time to open
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    05-06-2021, 11:19 AM
    I am guessing that came from Fred Jr's basement/garage sale in 2008. Fred didn't have any interest in collecting or historical items and sold off several historical RCBS pieces, most of which have found there way to my basement. Paul has made a...
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    05-06-2021, 11:13 AM
    I'd start with a Mauser 98 action, or a '96, add a varmint weight, match barrel in 6.5x55, bedded into a xxx grade walnut stock and topped off with a big Leupold scope. I am finishing a Mauser '96 with a carry weight , 257 Roberts barrel in a...
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    05-02-2021, 05:30 PM
    A better look at this interesting sight. I have not seen anything like it. Ken
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    05-01-2021, 04:31 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Sausage ... in Our Town
    Most of the large commercial mixes I have used have been ground very fine. That may or may not help flavor infusion but is does make identifying the spices almost impossible. I have never seen this with home recipes or the mixes purchased from...
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    05-01-2021, 03:57 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Sausage ... in Our Town
    I've tried a bunch of commercial seasoning mixes and while some are very good they don't come close to some of the old hand me down recipes I have tried.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    05-01-2021, 02:39 PM
    Couple of the better articles on this subject Bottom line is don't shoot 64 grain tracers in a .223 chamber. Other than...
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    05-01-2021, 02:34 PM
    Couple of the better articles on this subject Bottom line is don't shoot 64 grain tracers in a .223 chamber. Other than...
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  • Pressman's Avatar
    05-01-2021, 04:24 AM
    Battery cups are/were used to reload shotgun primers.
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    04-30-2021, 09:59 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread I introduce myself in Testing Area
    Welcome. Lots of folks here are willing to help. Lower velocity loads are relatively easy to produce accurate results. As the velocity goes up the challenges increase. Also hunting and target alloys, lube, coating or paper patching methods can...
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    04-30-2021, 08:14 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread hard to believe in Factory Rifles
    That would be my guess also. Changes in POI with different loads and or bullet weights have been the norm for me. I have personally not experienced any that much but I have had as much as 6" POI change at a 100 with as simple ammunition brand...
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    04-30-2021, 07:08 PM
    My experience is not so current, but in 2000 I split one chamber on a 357 cylinder. I sent the frame to Ruger, minus the cylinder and they replaced it for $75.00. I paid shipping out, they paid back to me. Ken
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    04-30-2021, 06:57 PM
    As I posted on the ARTCA board, it's a Herter's Turn-O-Matic loading tool. It fits all the #3 based Herter's presses. There is a 3" long ram extension required to make it work. Handgun and small rifle cartridges wort the best, though it's mainly...
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  • Kevin Rohrer's Avatar
    04-30-2021, 03:52 PM
    Excellent price for what is pictured, especially as it looks to be in good shape. it is only missing its tie bar, which can be had on Ebay. Jump on it.
    9 replies | 268 view(s)
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    04-30-2021, 08:28 AM
    That is the Hollywood Senior Turret. It's a great press that could be bought with about any combination of hole sizes the buyer wished. Hollywood, Herter's and Lachmiller all used the same large hole so any of their brand adapters will fit to use...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    04-29-2021, 02:09 AM
    They have been out of business of a long time. I want one but I waited to long. Creedmoor Sports was the last place that I know that sold them but that was a long time ago.
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    04-28-2021, 11:37 PM
    Very true unless you are opposite eye dominant. I didn't start shooting with both eyes open until my late 20's.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    04-28-2021, 11:19 PM
    I haven't shot mine with cast yet. With jacketed it's mostly been at 25 yards indoor due to weather. I do have a very good friend that has two that is getting similar results to yours. He is a High Master in NRA Highpower and Long Range...
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    04-28-2021, 11:09 PM
    Cyberdyne Systems Phased Plasma Rifle, 40MGWT Range..............
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    04-28-2021, 11:03 PM
    Per Alliant that is a very light load. After that not sure what's going on. 124-gr Speer GDHP Unique CCI 500 Speer 1.120 5.8 1180
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    04-28-2021, 11:02 PM
    A JC Higgins Model 103.18 single shot 22 rifle followed me home this morning. It's aMarlin Model 100 and I didn't have a Marlin, so I decided why not, this is a decent one. Or it will be after I clean it up from living in a barn for umpteen years....
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    04-28-2021, 10:49 PM
    That and the claimed instant lock time was less than honest. Yes, the electrons flowed to the primer instantly but the primer didn't allows fire instantly. Two buddies owned them and I shot one enough to not an inconsistency in lock time.
    17 replies | 551 view(s)
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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