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Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933

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Posts posted by Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933

  1. 1 hour ago, Presidio said:

    Gonna try to seat the bullets just a tad deeper with my Lee single stage.


    If you are going to try and shorten already loaded ammuntion that has crimped lead bullets that usually will not work.  As the bullet gets pushed in it will shave lead.

  2. Take your rifle ammo and drop a couple of rounds into the revolver.  If the cylinder turns you are good to go.  If the bullets protrude from the front of the cylinder you have some decisions to make.

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  3. Some useless trivia.  There is one surviving map of the Roman road system.  Called the Peutinger map it is 1 1/4 feet wide by 22 feet long.  Everything is linear as the Romans were not famiiar with the globe.  All roads did ultimately lead to Rome.



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  4. Does not look like a Roman road to me.  The stones are too uniform in their layout and in too good of condition.  Looks like a more modern garden road.







  5. Military ammunition is only intended to be fired one time.  Some of the military 7.62 rifles have used a variety of actions and the designers do not really care how the brass comes out of the rifle as long as it comes out.  Sometimes some clearances are increased for reliable operation.  If I remember correctly some H&K rifles had fluted chambers so that brass comes out of the gun basically useless for reloading.  Not that common for commercially made rifles for the civilian market but it does happen so all the die makers make special dies for reloading ammo for semi-autos.  Here is an example of one.



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  6. Winchester military round.  Some questions for the OP.  Did you ream the swaged primer pockets?  If you did not that could cause the failures to fire.  You said this was range brass, do you know what kind of gun they were fired from?  If these were fired from a semi-auto and you are shooting them out of a semi-auto there is a good chance the brass was not fully sized back down.  A lot of military style semi-autos are really rough on brass and the case head can expand.  To address this they make SB (small base) sizing dies.  Easiest solution is to not use crap range brass.


    Here is an undersized die that I bought to feed a finicky Lightning rifle.



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  7. Cannot watch a movie without my Junior Mints.  Got addicted to York Peppermint paddies in 1970-71.  That was when all the major candy bars went from a nickle to a dime but the pepermint paddy stayed at a nickle for a while and being cheap/poor I bought those.


    One that I really liked when I was a child in California was the Mountain Bar.  Did not see them for years and then found them on the Internet.  Ordered some but they sure did not taste like I remember them in the 1950s.



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