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    07-22-2017, 06:44 PM
    I have an original 92 in .44 never had any problems with cases swelling at the head. same thing for my original 73 in .44. I was told they did not chamber in .45 because of feeding issues. plus they did not want to use a colt caliber in their...
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    07-21-2017, 11:22 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Barrel Threading in Our Town
    I am retired own my own machines and shop. I don't have the overhead . but I would still have to have $100. looking at the job I would say one hour setup to clean up. that is if I did not have to take the rifle out of the stock .
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    07-20-2017, 04:04 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Barrel Threading in Our Town
    Remington can not do it because they are a production shop. anybody that is a machinist or tool maker can do the job on a lathe. you are not going to do the job with a die ad die holder by hand.
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    07-20-2017, 11:59 AM
    I can buy pure lead at the shop for $1.35 a lb. this is pipe and sheet. around here the yards are paying .30 a lb. so I am offering .60. put an add on craigslist paying .60. got the replies of I have some I want $2.00 a lb. I told them to keep it.
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    07-19-2017, 10:22 PM
    my first m1 was a h & r shot the barrel out of it it now wears a .308 barrel and nm sights. I got a Winchester from the old dcm for $225. then I picked up a international harvester. and a springfield. so I have one of each.
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    07-19-2017, 10:16 PM
    I have worked on worse barrels then that with hoyt. many are being used in n-ssa matches.
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    07-19-2017, 08:55 PM
    not hard at all. send your old barrel to Robert hoyt Fairfield pa. he will bore out the old barrel and put in a liner. if the old barrel was cut then he will join it under the barrel band. there is a company making the front part of the stock....
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    07-19-2017, 08:30 PM
    it is a 63 springfield rifled musket. that has been converted to a shotgun by one of the surplus dealers after the civil war. it can be brought back to original shooting condition. which would be better in the long run.
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    07-19-2017, 08:25 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Barrel Threading in Our Town
    I don't know what that guy was trying to do. it got too painful to watch. I just set them up indicate the barrel in in two places. or hold it between centers on my 9" south bend and chase the threads. no problem at all holding it tight.
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    07-19-2017, 06:36 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread 820 lb hog with .38 spl in Our Town
    I would not think twice. with my 358429 loads in a 6" security-six.
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    07-19-2017, 11:16 AM
    bob208 replied to a thread Learning the Hard way in Cast Boolits
    I learned to cast first. a friend had the reloading press. I cast the bullets he loaded. then I was at the gun shop. a guy comes in wanting to sell a pistol a ruger new model Blackhawk in .357. he wanted almost new price. but it came with extras. a...
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    07-18-2017, 07:51 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Barrel Threading in Our Town
    any body threading barrels for muzzle breaks. could do it for silencers too.
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    07-18-2017, 03:46 PM
    back in the day it was common to fresh out a barrel every 2 years some times more often. when this was done they would lap out the old mold to fit the new bore. another thing to check is your bore. you mite need to ream to cylinder to take a...
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    07-15-2017, 07:23 PM
    nope no set back problems.
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    07-14-2017, 09:31 PM
    bob208 replied to a thread Battle of Midway in Our Town
    midway was the first naval battle where the ships never saw each other.
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    07-14-2017, 04:43 PM
    my first cap and ball pistol was a asm walker colt it used number 12 caps. bought it new in 71.
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    07-13-2017, 01:33 PM
    why bother ? just try a ball of the recommended size and patch thickness. then keep going up in thickness. and see how it shoots. if you get it going good maybe try a ball.005 bigger in dia. the main problem with muzzleloaders is every one keeps...
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. was a certified weldor for 30 years. then learned toolmaking.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check