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Re: Case stretching & separating in BPC rifles
Posted by John on Thursday, 22 July 2010, at 12:02 a.m., in response to Re: Case stretching & separating in BPC rifles, posted by Keogh on Wednesday, 21 July 2010, at 11:51 p.m.
The "tong tools" shown on this site are only for decapping and repriming, not sizing the cases.
The bench tools were made in very small numbers, not nearly enough to populate even a fraction of the sites where you have recovered cases.
Research in the Annual Reports of the Chief of Ordnance may document how many sets were made.
Use of commercially available tong tools (e.g. Winchester, etc) was unlikely (but not impossible) at most military posts for mass use. It is possible that a few officers or extremely dedicated marksmen may have privately purchased one, but I would like to see some evidence before accepting that they were widely used.
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