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    I finally got around to testing my loads. This...

    I finally got around to testing my loads.

    This cartridge is quite similar to the 6.5 Creedmoor. It has a similar shape and 96 percent of the capacity of the Creedmoor. I calculated my recent...
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    I neglected to mention, but you've probably found...

    I neglected to mention, but you've probably found out already, that the .222 Mag is also the parent for the .204 Ruger. In fact, if you can't find .222 Mag brass, you can easily make it from the...
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    I believe the .222 Remington Magnum was...

    I believe the .222 Remington Magnum was Remington's entry for a military cartridge that lost out to the 5.56x45 Nato. There is much info about this on the Web. Many, including Mike Venturino of Rifle...
  4. Thread: Kroil?

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    I don't have Kroil, but I have Liquid Wrench,...

    I don't have Kroil, but I have Liquid Wrench, which is likewise a penetrating oil. If I have stubborn carbon in the corners that WipeOut is not getting, I do some wet patches with it, with a wait in...
  5. I tried a low bid on a scope from another seller...

    I tried a low bid on a scope from another seller and it went through. No message and no problem. I let someone else have that one. I did a "buy-it-now" on another scope. This time I got the message...
  6. No, all my vests are just fleece. The seller...

    No, all my vests are just fleece.

    The seller is clearly marked as in the US, as I am. He says "I know. I'm getting screwed by eBay. I've had several guys say the same thing."

    The scope sold for...
  7. Trying to buy a scope on ebay - frustrating problem

    I'm trying to bid on a scope and when I hit "confirm bid" the ITAR arms export message comes up. When I hit "continue" it just repeats and won't let me go on. My address is clearly "United States"....
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    Now that I've seen a picture, I realize the...

    Now that I've seen a picture, I realize the brilliance of the adjustability of the two-patch setup. Never would have thunk of it, probably because I wear my brain out all week on computer-geek work...
  9. Thread: Anvil rehab?

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    Anyone ever "fire" an anvil? It used to be...

    Anyone ever "fire" an anvil? It used to be popular in days gone by, especially on July 4. They would stuff the hollow under the anvil with black powder, run a fuse to it, light it and watch that...
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    I have wrapped a patch on a nylon brush when...

    I have wrapped a patch on a nylon brush when using J-B paste. It works good. Fortunately, I don't need to do it much.
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    I don't recall ever intentionally using 2 patches...

    I don't recall ever intentionally using 2 patches at once. I have by mistake a few times, then they get stuck in the leade and I have to remove the bore guide and push them out from the other end.
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  12. Thread: for Coots....

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    There is a materials plant near here in Lebanon,...

    There is a materials plant near here in Lebanon, NH which I frequently drive by. They hvae crushed rock, gravel, sand and concrete. I know it has been there for at least 60 years because when I was...
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    Aside from custom bullets from reputable makers,...

    Aside from custom bullets from reputable makers, I find that for competition anymore I only bother with offerings from Berger, Sierra and some speer in .22 caliber.
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    Well, I can't speak for "We" but I believe I have...

    Well, I can't speak for "We" but I believe I have reached my personal pinnacle and am sliding down the other side of the mountain.

    Doesn't mean I'm giving up, though.
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    I didn't see this, but I believe it happened as...

    I didn't see this, but I believe it happened as the guy that told it is a trustworthy friend. He was working with a .264 Win Mag. I don't know the powder, primer or make or model of rifle. He related...
  16. And to add to the "Metallic Years", titanium in...

    And to add to the "Metallic Years", titanium in the hips.
  17. And for us old dogs, they don't worry about...

    And for us old dogs, they don't worry about making pretty stitches. Dr. Frankenstein made nicer stitches than that!
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    I find the whole "military style", "assault...

    I find the whole "military style", "assault rifle" designations that seem to mean so much to some laughable.

    I own real (bolt action) military rifles that likely fought in wars and perhaps even...
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    New Zealand has a government optimized for quick...

    New Zealand has a government optimized for quick action. Ours is optimized for (we hope) sober deliberation with all sides considered. It's called "due process".

    There is a widespread assumption...
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    Besides the types of sand alluded to here, there...

    Besides the types of sand alluded to here, there is also "heavy sand". As the name would indicate, it is markedly heavier than ordinary sand. I ordered a custom Protektor "Docter" bag with handle and...
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    Dick was very encouraging when I wanted to start...

    Dick was very encouraging when I wanted to start writing articles. Unfortunately, "Precision Shooting" folded as I was getting the first one together. I wish I could have known him better, because he...
  22. Thread: 222 rem

    by vtmarmot
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    IMR 4198 is a longstanding favorite in this...

    IMR 4198 is a longstanding favorite in this cartridge. About 19.2 grains with a 50 to 53 grain target bullet works great. I use Federal 205M primers.
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    I am fortunate to belong to one club that has...

    I am fortunate to belong to one club that has enough range space to run a large competition and still have enough room for casual shooters in several other disciplines. This club is a long drive for...
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    I have assembled some test loads with IMR4451 for...

    I have assembled some test loads with IMR4451 for the Barnes 120 TTSX, the 130 TSX, and the Rem 140 Core Lokt. I'm using IMR4350 for the Hornady 160 round nose. I'm waiting for the snow to subside...
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    Hypothetical Question (I Hope)

    Given the recent draconian autocratic statements about banning "assault rifles" by the New Zealand prime minister, and U.S. Dems parroting same, I got to thinking, what would I do if it happened...
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