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    Today, 12:18 AM
    Maybe it's a difference of terminology between shooting disciplines. In NRA Highpower, F-Class, Palma and long range benchrest the term "chasing the wind" is when a shooter takes the shot and adjusts for the wind as opposed to actually reading the...
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    Yesterday, 09:02 PM
    That depends on your equipment and skill level. It also depends what you are actually doing? If the scope has click adjustments or screws with index marks serious competitors favor adjusting the scope over holdoffs. I do know some top level...
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    Yesterday, 10:30 AM
    Jon, grab it, all of it. And the next time your truck is heading anywhere close to Minny-Sota bring the white oak along. I'll be your best buddy forever. :-P Ken
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    10-24-2021, 07:46 PM
    No don't sell it. You are not getting any younger. Much easier to put a scope or red dot the Marlin when you get older and have issues see the front sight. I have both and I like them equally but the Browning 92's ran large on the bores. Mine...
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    10-24-2021, 03:48 PM
    My guess is it's a typo for the 256 Win Mag. https://gunsmagazine.com/our-experts/the-256-winchester-magnum/
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    10-23-2021, 10:55 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 22 tcm in Case Forming / Re-forming
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    10-22-2021, 10:50 PM
    Pressman replied to a thread spring clip in Reloading Equipment
    Well, the A's were sort of a crappy color, brown or green/gray depending on how dirty it is. Your ram has been modified. The extension is from another press and homemade to fit. The original extension was held in with a single taper pin. ...
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    10-22-2021, 05:06 PM
    Brownells Bore Paste and Bore Polish are two different products. Use Bore Paste for serious cleaning, Bore Polish to get that final clean, polish. It's about as aggressive as toothpaste. Tazman, I wish I had a shop near here that had any kind...
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    10-22-2021, 04:54 PM
    Pressman replied to a thread spring clip in Reloading Equipment
    The Model A does not use a spring clip, it has a set screw to hold the shellholder. Sounds to me that the OP has a Rockchucker.
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    10-22-2021, 05:34 AM
    While that statement makes a good sound bite there is a lot of misinformation in that statement. 1903-A3 are a relatively strong action and various pressure related issues would stop the incremental increases long before the action totally failed. ...
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    10-21-2021, 11:18 PM
    The .50-140 Sharps rifle cartridge is a black-powder cartridge that was introduced in 1884 as a big game hunting round. It is believed to have been introduced for the Sharps-Borchardt Model 1878 rifle. The cartridge is very similar to the .500 Black...
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    10-21-2021, 08:51 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread How are they doing it? in Our Town
    Midway USA laid a bunch of people off due to nothing to sell or ship. Others are doing the same or they are closing permanently
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    10-20-2021, 10:28 PM
    Necks don't split from overpressure. Overpressure is also a SAAMI standard and nothing more in SOME platforms. Flattened or primers blanking are an indicator of possible over pressure. Gas seepage around the primers normally doesn't happen until...
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    10-20-2021, 06:30 PM
    A prairie dog shooting buddy tried a larger actual metal detector for a while. It was more hassle than it was worth. As to the small ones just looking for one or two pieces of brass I can not answer. For AR based rifles the higher end brass...
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    10-20-2021, 01:06 PM
    https://www.oldonesdream.com/my-blog/2015/02/the-near-extinction-of-the-american-bison-do-the-math.html The Near Extinction Of The American Bison: Do The Math (Rev. 11/9/2015) What Really Caused the Near Extinction of the American Bison In Hay...
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    10-20-2021, 12:46 PM
    The records still available as to the number of cartridge shipped west and the number of hides shipped east are still available today. The numbers or percentage killed would not have accounted for the rapid decline of the population based on modern...
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    10-19-2021, 10:51 PM
    The best accounts I have read were in the Black Powder Cartridge News https://www.blackpowdercartridge.com/ Something you see BPCN collections for sale at a reasonable price.
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    10-19-2021, 02:35 PM
    in order of accuracy for lightweight 30 caliber bullets, I say 311359 and the 311410 for my Lyman molds and then I put Lee's 130gr RN and then their 113gr FN mold. I've used all four in my 300BLK rifles and that is what I found for best accuracy. ...
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    10-18-2021, 06:14 PM
    DO NOT take this press apart. Reassembly is all but impossible if you expect it to work. Getting correct alignment of the three rods without a special jig almost cannot be done.
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    10-18-2021, 09:01 AM
    The outside of your rifle is looking great, but what about the bore? Have you checked it with a bore scope? I have owned several, and still own a rifle and carbine, and none of them would shoot. Pretty outside and totally rusted out bores. ...
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    10-18-2021, 12:57 AM
    Brass holds heat more that iron. They all have their advantages and disadvantages. Steel is the most durable except for rust issues. Quality aluminum molds work very well for me. I like them all but prefer brass. Brass has tinning issues and is...
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    10-17-2021, 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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    10-17-2021, 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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    10-17-2021, 03:17 PM
    If Bloodhound689 does not take the handles I will. Bloodhound689 was first.
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    10-17-2021, 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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    10-17-2021, 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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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