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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:45 PM
    The rebated area it too long for me to be interested in this. Same for the O-ring groove. I am not interested in using O-ring but it could be viewed as lube groove but that begs to ask the question what's the fascinating with equaling the amount...
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    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
    The original first design was almost perfect except the rebated area is longer than needed. I believe that can be seen in post #17. Traditional designs that have withstood the test of time over the past 160 years are still around because...
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    Yesterday, 01:23 PM
    The Lee Collet Neck sizers are fairly common with the long Range shooters. So are QC problems and wear issues. Had to send one back when new due to QC issues. After I received a couple of good ones they both started to have issues at around 5,000...
    37 replies | 656 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 12:00 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread What am I looking for? in Our Town
    Try these guys. They have small containers, and other fun stuff.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    04-12-2021, 08:30 PM
    Same for me in 1975 - 1978. Started at the Standard station day after my 15th B-day. Purchased myself a car on my 16th B-day with the money I earned. I got my drives license in the morning and went to work that afternoon and evening. On...
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    04-12-2021, 08:19 PM
    For precision ammunition runout and consistency is the only criteria of importance. External finish means zero.
    37 replies | 656 view(s)
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    04-12-2021, 08:16 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread selling ammo in Cast Boolits
    Yes. Anyone who imports or manufactures ammunition must file an application for, and receive, a license to do so, and must pay an annual fee. Licensed firearms dealers may not sell...
    5 replies | 284 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    04-12-2021, 07:18 PM
    Hardly overkill for that application particularly if they are going to be sold.
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    04-12-2021, 07:14 PM
    That is the funniest thing I've seen on the web today. Reality is for most application most dies are satisfactory. When you get into the higher precision rifle demands Lee is conspicuously absent for the equipment lists of the winners. I wonder...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    04-12-2021, 07:00 PM
    Lots on GunBroker. Watch what it actually sells for or what the buy it now prices are that actually sell.
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    04-12-2021, 06:32 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Neufeld Sights in Leverguns
    If I remember correctly he is out of Canada. I tried to contact him several years ago with no luck. Still would like one.
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    04-12-2021, 05:41 PM
    I purchased most of mine off of eBay. I have a MAHR GAGE CO and Carl Zeiss 0-1 from eBay that cost me about the same as a medium quality standard mic. Same for my thread mic's. If you watch long enough there are still great deals to be had on the...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    04-12-2021, 02:41 PM
    Indicating Micrometer is the proper term but the are commonly referred to as pressure mics. When used as a direct reading mic the resolution is no better than a standard mic except the pressure is more consistent. When used as a comparator...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    04-12-2021, 02:28 AM
    Nothing wrong with that as long as you hold the merchandise until the check clears. Normally it takes around ten days. The bank will cash them and when they discover they are fake they will take the money out of your account. A buddy got burnt...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    04-12-2021, 02:06 AM
    Everyone has a supervisor. The chain of command works, sometimes you may need to go thru several levels. I had an issue in remote Alaska with sending a rifle to myself and I lacked time as my plane left in a couple of hours. I went directly to...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    04-11-2021, 09:46 PM
    If you cash it at the bank and its a fake the bank takes the money back and you are SOL if you sent the item. If the PO takes a fake they lost the money not you.
    28 replies | 708 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    04-11-2021, 09:38 PM
    They are required to cash them subject to cash availability. For larger amounts I always call before and make arrangements. I have have been told they will never have that amount twice. After a call to the USPS Postal Service Customer Service...
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    04-11-2021, 07:09 PM
    Agreed 100%. The real test is if and/win a glued joint fails did the glue fail or did the would next to the joint fail? Past that it's overkill and as stated cleaning the runout can an issue. I have been using West Systems Epoxy as a stock finish...
    31 replies | 797 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    04-11-2021, 11:06 AM
    Ballistics Products carry the buckshot.
    19 replies | 465 view(s)
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5th-generation Californian that despises what has happened to his home.
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Fishing (esp. fly fishing), fly-tying, shooting, hunting, cartridge/shell reloading, bullet casting
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I don't paint bullets. I like Black Rifle Coffee. Sacred cows are always fair game. California is to the United States what Syria is to Russia and North Korea is to China/South Korea/Japan--a Hermit Kingdom detached from the real world and led by delusional maniacs, an economic and social basket case sustained by "foreign" aid so as to not lose military bases.


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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