Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by Kurt
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: So far good! This newbie still has his fingers
Replies: 7
Views: 293
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Re: So far good! This newbie still has his fingers

The bedding required on a Model 111 is illustrated on youtube somewhere and it is shown that it is important to bend the rear action screw as well as the forward receiver/barrel. If yours has the cheaply made synthetic stock, as does mine, it is a bit tricky but it can be done and is effective. Good...
by Kurt
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Annealing brass ?
Replies: 9
Views: 450
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Re: Annealing brass ?

OLDGUNNER, Thanks very much for the information on annealing brass. Very interesting reading and thought-provoking. I am going to do a bit more reading about it and some experimentation just to see what happens to brass as it is worked. Thanks very much.
by Kurt
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Annealing brass ?
Replies: 9
Views: 450
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Re: Annealing brass ?

Thank you very much, gentlemen, for your replies and the information.
by Kurt
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Annealing brass ?
Replies: 9
Views: 450
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Annealing brass ?

Can anyone tell me if rifle brass that has been heated too much in and annealing attempt, be restored, and how it would need to be done? Thank you.
by Kurt
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: My experience with TRAIL BOSS POWDER
Replies: 3
Views: 286
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Re: My experience with TRAIL BOSS POWDER

Bob, Yes I am using the pulled 147-grain FMJ boattails and I am salvaging the powder too but since I don't know what it is I can only use it to reload 7.62 NATO or 308 Win. The weighed salvaged amount is 42.5 grains per round. Here is a picture of a group I shot with another scoped 308 Winchester us...
by Kurt
Thu May 31, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Reloading 30-40 Krag
Replies: 9
Views: 557
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Re: Reloading 30-40 Krag

I tried resizing 303 Britsh in a 30/40 die and they worked fine. The neck is a little short but it doesn't seem to matter. I used the starting load data.
by Kurt
Thu May 31, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: My experience with TRAIL BOSS POWDER
Replies: 3
Views: 286
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My experience with TRAIL BOSS POWDER

I just wanted to offer for those who may not know but be interested, that Trail Boss powder is a hoot. I discussed some 7.62X51 ammo I acquired and through that discussion discovered the brass maybe brittle. Wanting to err on the safe side but not abandon it completely, I pulled the bullets and swit...
by Kurt
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Powder in 1942 30-06?
Replies: 7
Views: 873
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Re: Powder in 1942 30-06?

RWS, thank you for the valuable information. I have pulled one round and though I have yet to weigh anything the bullet appears to be a 150 grain and your information that the powder is IMR 4895 is the confirmation I needed. The ammunition I have is corrosive primed so I am most likely going to unlo...
by Kurt
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Powder in 1942 30-06?
Replies: 7
Views: 873
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Re: Powder in 1942 30-06?

I'm going to try it in my 223 and see what happens.
by Kurt
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Powder in 1942 30-06?
Replies: 7
Views: 873
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Re: Powder in 1942 30-06?

I found another source saying WWII powder was IMR 4895 so I believe that to be true. I have to ask this then, would it be worth the effort to try to sell this old powder, say asking $10 a pound or would that be unwise in various ways? I want to load reduced loads. I am looking at no more than about ...
by Kurt
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Powder in 1942 30-06?
Replies: 7
Views: 873
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Powder in 1942 30-06?

Hello again. I have some DEN 42 30-06 I am going to disassemble and reload to ensure the powder is still good and so far it looks just fine. I read on Wikipedia that this ammo was loaded with IMR 4895, though I would have guessed H4895 but what do I know. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.30-06_Springf...
by Kurt
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Patching w/ teflon tape ?
Replies: 10
Views: 918
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Re: Patching w/ teflon tape ?

I was thinking of patching both cast and jacketed .308 bullets to shoot through my Lee Enfields but it might be best if I just by the correct fit for them. It is just that I have about 2000 .308s total and am going to be coming into more when I unload about 400 rounds of 7.62x51 with a bad reputation.
by Kurt
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Patching w/ teflon tape ?
Replies: 10
Views: 918
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Re: Patching w/ teflon tape ?

Gentlemen, thanks very much for your replies, just thoughts running through my head on a snowy day. Good to know from the experienced. Thank you again. Kurt
by Kurt
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Reloading
Topic: Patching w/ teflon tape ?
Replies: 10
Views: 918
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Patching w/ teflon tape ?

Hello. I have read posts here and other places addressing patching cast bullets with Teflon tape so I thought I would ask some questions, if I may? When the tape is applied is it wrapped in a way that it covers the base of the bullet as with paper patching or is this not done because it would burn o...
by Kurt
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: M2 Ammo ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1218
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Re: M2 Ammo ?

Hammerdown. Thank you! I wanted to make sure it was safe useable ammo. I think I'm going to sell it. I went to the range Monday and shot some 30-06 and my old stiff shoulders suffered for it. If I had a 1917 or a Garand I would shoot it but ....... well who knows maybe I 'll look around?

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