nmckenzie
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nmckenzie

Well-Known Member, Male, 70, from Sitka, Alaska

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    1. Firpo
      Firpo
      Hi Mac,
      Have you read the posts by americanpiegirl40? I think something is fishy here. I Googled her "name" and found her, if it really is a her on 5+ different sites. On one she was asking about pellet guns. I'm not sure why but I'm sceptical. I just have a funny feeling in my stomach about the whole deal. Like someone is setting up our TFF friends. They are giving a lot of advice that I hope doesn't come back to bite them. I'm no attourney but I think they could be walking a fine line. Am I just being paranoid?
      I hope all's well in beautiful Alaska.
    2. Firpo
      Firpo
      Hi Mac,

      I'm glad I took the time to verify. I grabbed the 12awg press from my dad's today that hasn't been used for 20+ years. He told me he used W540 which I grabbed and started to load. I figured I'd be good to go but experience told me I should double check things. Glad I did. It's dropping 1 1/8 which is good but holy smokes. It dropped 40.5 grains of powder. All the info I can find says 34's about the limit. That could have been exciting. I call that an unscheduled redistribution of assets.
    3. Firpo
      Firpo
      I just got home from work mad measured the expander ball. Two came with the die set. I've never seen that before. One measures .306 and the other .309, the .309 was the one I used. Three thousandths explains the loose fit, although I'm still not sure why there are two. I'm still baffled by the dimple. I don't see where I can post a picture here so I'll show it in the reloading forum.

      I hope you're doing well
    4. Firpo
      Firpo
      Hi Mac,

      I ran in to a couple of problems I've never encountered before when reloading last night. Brand new RCBS 7.62X54r dies and never fired brass. When I ran the brass through the sizing die, out of 20 about half of them came out with a small dimple in the angled part of the neck. I don't like it but then figured I'd go ahead and load them and when they were fired it would stretch things back out where they belong. Then when seating the bullets came problem number two. There was absolutely no resistance I could feel and I ended up seating the bullet way to deep. Not a big deal as it was so loose I could pull it out with my fingers. Which I know is wrong. Any thoughts?
    5. Firpo
      Firpo
      Hi Mac,

      I took your advice and I think I found what may be the problem with the Yugo M48 bolt. Upon close inspection, the extractor is not what I'd call true. as I slid my finger back and forth I could feel in three places where there are slight bulges. You can't see them with your eye but you can sure feel them. I'm betting this is my issue. I did find a bit more goop in the grooves and after cleaning, it is better. The bolt is pretty smooth on the back stroke however when closing it I'm feeling a shimmy. Think I'm on the right track?

      Thanks for all your help
    6. nmckenzie
      nmckenzie
      Thought of another possible AK employment prospect. Schmolck Mechanical Contractors (907-747-3142), better known as SMC. They're involved with sales, installation and service of household and industrial equipment. They have operations in both Sitka and Ketchikan - the above #'s for Sitka.
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    7. nmckenzie
      nmckenzie
      Yup, I'm here. What's up?
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    8. Firpo
      Firpo
      Mac,

      You there?
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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    Dec 5, 1943 (Age: 70)
    Location:
    Sitka, Alaska
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Retired gunsmith

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