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    Using old primers?

    I have some OLD rifle (and pistol) primers from the 1980's and maybe even from the late 1970's. Would they be safe to use in fireforming brass? Is there any way to test them? I suppose they either fire or don't, but I really wouldn't want to have an issue. Dan
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    Chamber Length Gauge

    A couple of weeks ago I heard about a "Chamber Length Gauge" that one uses to measure how long the rifle chamber's neck is so that one can trim the brass to the correct length. I can't remember now where I heard of this tool. I suspect it was on this forum, but I can't remember. This is the...
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    Bushing Die

    In regard to loading for my 300 Win. Mag. I think I would like to try using a bushing die to minimize working the brass of the neck. I don't plan to neck turn the brass, but I figure that with using the neck bushing I could control how much undersize the neck is formed before being expanded...
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    Custom Build - 300 Win. Mag.

    You know your wife loves you when she makes a secret deal with the gunsmith building your rifle to pay for an engraving job. I was going to pay a few hundred for a tiny bit of scroll work. Instead, I got this. I am not complaining. :) This is to be my dedicated elk rifle. The action is a...
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    Good results with Tubb's Final Finish Bullets

    There had been some discussion over the winter and spring on the forum concerning Tubb's Final Finish bullets. I had been curious about these and decided to try them on a factory Winchester barrel from the New Haven factory in the 2005-2006 time frame. The rifle is a left-handed M70 chambered...
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    Good Range Days for Rol_P and his Tikka T3

    I am posting this since Rol_P can't log on to the forum now. Roland (Rol_P) bought a Tikka T3 (blued with walnut stock) chambered in 30-06 a couple of years ago and hadn't had a chance to do much load development with it. When I heard he was coming out to my area to visit family and friends I...
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    Lost Magazine Article

    Sometime since the introduction of the Savage Impulse rifle I had a magazine with an article concerning loads a writer had developed for a Savage Impulse chambered in 300 Win. Mag. He found that the rifle shot some 200+ gr. bullets better than 180 gr. bullets. There was some nice load data...
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    Brass Chip in Bore?

    Hi Folks, The last year has been very busy with some major shifts in life and I have only visited the forum sporadically during this period. I feel a little guilty about not keeping up and I see the forum has been updated. I hope I can post this correctly. During the holidays I acquired a...
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    FOTIS saves the day

    My wife and I have been on a month long tour of the western states. A few days ago the windshield in the truck cracked. It had a previous stone check in front of the driver. While sitting in the heat at Mesa Verde, it cracked across the top of the windshield. I was going to wait until we got...
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    Desiccant?

    I am in the process of building a new room in the basement and moving all of my firearms, reloading supplies, and hunting equipment into it. The basement is cool and tends to run at a higher humidity than the rest of house. The summer humidity here can be very high and the cold water pipes in...
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    Ready to load for 300 Win. Mag.

    The only problem is that the lead time on the Bartlein barrel is 8-10 months. Oh well, in the meantime we can decide which 7mmRM (left-handed Win. M70's) will get blue printed and the new barrel. It was difficult finding brass, FL RCBS dies, a Redding Competition seating die, Hornady modified...
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    Transitioning a load from new brass to fired brass

    I am in a situation I have never been in before. I found a good load with new brass. See the targets below. The first target was shot with 61.0 gr. of RL-26 and produced an average velocity of 3105 fps. The second target shot the same day with 62.0 gr. of RL-26 produced an average...
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    Partitions, Nosler Brass, and 300WM dies

    I was in the Horseheads (Elmira), NY Sportsman Warehouse yesterday and found: - 338 Partitions in 225 and 250 gr. - 375 Partitions - 26 Nosler brass - 28 Nosler brass - 30 Nosler brass - some other RUM Nosler brass In general they seemed to have some components and factory...
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    6CM Nosler Brass

    I saw three boxes of Nosler 6mm Creedmoor brass on the shelf of a LGS. If interested contact me for location. Dan
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    First Loads with 130 AB in 270 Win

    Believe it or not, I have never previously loaded 130 gr. BT or AB bullets in my 270 Win. I have always loaded 140 gr. or 150 gr. bullets. This winter I shot a decent group with some factory 130 gr. AB. See viewtopic.php?f=8&t=41688 I recently worked out a load for 130 gr. E-tips. See...
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    Do I need anything else? - Itch Scratched!

    I have the gun buying itch real bad but am having trouble justifying buying something. The selection of left-handed rifles available are few and the ones I desire the most (LH M70) are very rare and priced very high. For big game hunting I currently have: - LH M700 in .270 Win. - LH...
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    Action length of M700 22-250

    I have a Rem. M700 from the early 1970's that needs a new barrel. It is chambered in 22-250. Is the action length for a 22-250 the same as for other short action cartridges such as a .308 Win? Do I have the option to rebarrel this rifle to another cartridge such as .243 Win, .308 Win, or 338...
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    270 Win, 130 E-tip, RL-26, .225" bullet jump

    Prior posts by Joel7651, LHSAKO, and Dr. Mike, piqued my interest in trying the 130 gr. E-Tip in my 1:9" twist Hart barreled, Rem. M700 chambered in 270 Win. Joel7651 and LHSAKO had some good results with Reloder 26. After working up to a charge weight of RL-26 to what I thought was below max...
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    What is this?

    I was cleaning the "junk drawer" that I inherited from my grandparents and found this. It appears to be a cast aluminum comb with an anchor stamped in it. It is 4" long. My uncle was in the navy in WWII. Could it be a navy issue comb? If not, any other suggestions?
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    Introduction to the 30-378 Weatherby Magnum

    I have been reading some of the cartridge introductions in the new Nosler Reloading Guide 9. Below is the last paragraph of the introduction to the 30-378 Weatherby Magnum written by Adam Weatherby, the CEO of Weatherby, Inc. and grandson of the founder. His comments are refreshing and...
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