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  1. Ballistol

    Sinclair expander die/mandrels

    Now sorted thank you.
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    Sinclair expander die/mandrels

    Although I’m primarily looking for a die body, and an expander for 7mm. Would consider other sizes if available as I have a full set of turning mandrels, but no expanders.
  3. Ballistol

    Sinclair expander die/mandrels

    Hi, Anybody got one of these gathering dust and looking to sell on. Thanks
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    George Balfour

    So sorry to hear this Les, please pass on my condolences.
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    George Balfour (gbal on this site)

    Sad news, thoughts are with him and his family.
  6. Ballistol

    Lock and Load

    I always associated it with the M1 Garand, which was my first rifle, but after a quick search I came across this saying that it actually originated with the Ma Deuce. In itself, it seems quite plausible. “The M2 Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun, which started manufacture just prior to the end of WWI. The operating instructions for the M2 - were to lock the bolt latch release with the bolt latch release lock (located on the recoil buffer) before loading the gun by cycling the cocking handle. If you do not lock the bolt latch release before loading, the bolt is captured to the rear by the bolt latch, as for single shot operation, and does not actually load a round. While many people falsely attribute "lock and load" to the Garand, the M2 machine gun (and "lock and load") predates the Garand by over 20 years.” There are several historical interpretations of its origin, and I suppose we will never know for sure, it has many parallels to “The whole 9 yards” which has several explanations to its origin.
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    Gunny's Gone

    Sad news, he really was a Marmite character, you either loved him or hated him. Personally, I thought he was great fun to watch and apparently was quite a gentleman off camera. I really liked his lock and load series, particularly where he pitted famous weapons against each other (although I must admit I didn’t always agree with the result). One of my favourites was Lee Enfield v Springfield, where his sense of humour shone through
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    7mm Shehane

    Read up as much as I can on the 7mm Shehane, and would like to ask some questions to people using this cartridge, particularly from a UK perspective. Which bullet is most popular for 1000 yard competitions? Similarly, which powder? As I assume choice will become more restricted going forward. And finally, which brass? Thanks in advance.
  9. Ballistol

    CZ 452 Pictinny Rail

    I’ve used Kinneys a few times now, including a l/h rail for a cz452, and have always had exemplary service from them. One thing to be aware of is that different models of the same rifle can have a different dovetail (i.e. cz452 can have either a 3/8” or 11mm dovetail according to model and or calibre). If you google “cz dovetail size” there are a number of tables showing the various combinations.
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    .223ai dies

    Cheers Dave, I’ll ring when you’re back to work on Tuesday.
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    .223ai dies

    Hi, Anyone have a set of dies in 223ai that they are looking to move on? Thanks
  12. Ballistol

    Reloading with Rosie

    Vince, it reminded me of the old “Carry on” films . Nothing vulgar, but plenty of innuendo (maybe it’s just me). You truly are an ambassador for our sport.
  13. Ballistol

    Benchsource/Giraud annealer

    Now that everyone appears to be switching to the AMP annealer 😁, anyone looking to move on a reasonably priced Benchsource or Giraud annealer?
  14. Received today, safe and sound. Thanks again Joe.
  15. Yes please. PM me preferred payment details.

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