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    Tim, Check out some of the other (earlier)...

    Tim,

    Check out some of the other (earlier) award winners on the Improbable Research website.
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    HUMOR: The 2020 Ig Nobel Prize Winners!

    For those that do not know, the Ig Nobel prizes are awarded for items that make us laugh - and then make us think. From the website at https://www.improbable.com/ig-about/winners/#ig2020:

    The...
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    Not sure what you mean, Jerry. This weekend was...

    Not sure what you mean, Jerry. This weekend was supposed to be in the 90s, but the smoke from the nearby fires has reduced the sunlight reaching the ground. (And turned the skies orange on two of...
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    7.5 tons of the steel forms part of the USS New...

    7.5 tons of the steel forms part of the USS New York (LPD-21). It was melted down, and became part of the bow of the ship. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_New_York_(LPD-21)#Construction...
  5. Thread: New A&D scale.

    by Asa Yam
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    I have an A&D GF series balance, it uses...

    I have an A&D GF series balance, it uses electromagnetic force restoration. In "live animal" weighing mode, stabilization occurs in about 1.5 seconds. That's pretty quick for weights down to .02...
  6. Latest AA Powder Recall - AA 2520

    Found this last night. It appeared as a pop-up on the Accurate Arms Powder site:
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    Pat, Are the grandkids using AR-15 type...

    Pat,

    Are the grandkids using AR-15 type rifles, or a bolt action rifle in an AR pattern chassis stock? Just curious.
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    Hi there! As an FYI, typical strings of fire...

    Hi there!

    As an FYI, typical strings of fire for F-Class are usually 20 shots for score, plus at least two sighters. It may help to obtain a copy of the NRA rulebook for Highpower rifle, which...
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    Bill, Are we talking about the legal...

    Bill,

    Are we talking about the legal immigrants, or the illegal ones? Mexico isn't the first nation to have illegals crossing its border into another one. No, am not kidding on this statement. ...
  10. Thread: Hornady 6 ARC

    by Asa Yam
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    Al, Are either of the two gentlemen familiar...

    Al,

    Are either of the two gentlemen familiar with Noreen Firearms' "Bad News" version of the AR action? It is chambered for the .338 Lapua, so might be suitable for your needs.
    Link: ...
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    It means the brass seals the chamber better. Can...

    It means the brass seals the chamber better. Can be as simple as having the web of the case hard, and the neck and shoulders a bit softer. Work harden the brass, and you get dirtier chambers from a...
  12. Jackie, Thanks for the info.

    Jackie,

    Thanks for the info.
  13. Jackie, How does this case compare to a .284...

    Jackie,

    How does this case compare to a .284 Winchester? Just curious.
  14. BOSS brake - muzzle end is on the right.

    BOSS brake - muzzle end is on the right.
  15. Almost forgot....

    One final example of a muzzle brake - the Browning BOSS tuner. Original units were composed of a large diameter cylinder, tapped on two ends, with 4 sets of 8 holes drilled "radially". (32 hole...
  16. Really? Appears the US Army failed to take...

    Really?

    Appears the US Army failed to take your advice. Early Stryker MGS units had multiport (multiple hole) brakes on the ends of their muzzles. Apparently, current generation units have...
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    From Berger's FAQ at...

    From Berger's FAQ at https://bergerbullets.com/information/faq-frequently-asked-questions/


    Hope this helps.
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    Good enough for McMillan Fiberglass stocks to use...

    Good enough for McMillan Fiberglass stocks to use for bedding rifles. Have a match conditioned M1 rifle bedded with it too - hasn't needed bedding work in 10 years. Is this info you were seeking? ...
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    Believe one intent of the ladder test was to...

    Believe one intent of the ladder test was to quantify the effect of case volume on bullet performance downrange. IIRC, the conclusion was given a case of uniform external dimensions to its kin, but...
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    Berger Southwest Nationals long range match (not...

    Berger Southwest Nationals long range match (not a benchrest event) in Phoenix starts on Thursday, Wednesday's event is 3x 600 yard matches (mid-range), which is not part of the long range aggregate....
  21. Thread: 7br?

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    History of the 7BR: "The cartridge was...

    History of the 7BR:

    "The cartridge was developed for the Unlimited Class in the sport of Metallic silhouette shooting.";
    "As a hunting cartridge it is adequate for smaller deer species and...
  22. Ahhh, Sikorsky Skycrane. Yet another "military...

    Ahhh, Sikorsky Skycrane. Yet another "military surplus" product, making a significant impact in the civilian world. Now produced for the commercial market by Erickson...
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    Bottom line for any load is "how goes it group?" ...

    Bottom line for any load is "how goes it group?" In another shooting sport (long range highpower), there was s discussion about using AA-2520 for 1000 yard loads for an international competition. ...
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    Am curious - what ever happened with hydroforming...

    Am curious - what ever happened with hydroforming cases? (Hydraulic case forming.) A bit messy, but once the rig is complete, the amount of wear on the "barrel" is minimal "per shot". Best of all,...
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    Al, .510 Whisper? Or something similar w/...

    Al,

    .510 Whisper? Or something similar w/ slightly different casing dimensions?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.510_Whisper
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