Wisconsin TriggerGraf & SonsRotoMetals2MidSouth Shooters Supply
Inline FabricationTitan ReloadingLee PrecisionStainLess Steel Media

  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Today, 09:08 PM
    bruce drake replied to a thread Great books to read. in Our Town
    a huge selection of free audio books for those of us who like to listen to books while we are in the workshops https://librivox.org/search?primary_key=0&search_category=genre&search_page=1&search_form=get_results
    14 replies | 249 view(s)
  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Today, 12:07 PM
    I stopped in at the CMP North Store on Saturday because I had business in the area of Port Clinton to do. NO Service or Rack Grade M1s on the display floor. All they had were M1 Special grades at over $1000 along with M1C and M1Ds at much higher...
    126 replies | 10387 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-24-2017, 12:18 PM
    We don't have them here. It would be cool to go do this someday. An old friend of mine just gt back from a trip to Canada and killed a good one. Might be worth the money to do that someday.
    14 replies | 421 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-24-2017, 10:19 AM
    Yeah, this one needs to get better pretty soon. I'm kind of a bolt action fan for .22s, and wouldn't have bought this one except that I wanted a fast repeater with quiet ammo. Might should have held out for one of the Remington pumps. We'll see....
    12 replies | 233 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-23-2017, 11:40 PM
    Did 24 years in the Army after college. I teach Junior ROTC now for five years.
    71 replies | 1386 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-23-2017, 07:33 PM
    Put it together as best I could today. Shot 30 rounds or so through it and got several failures to feed and a couple of misfires. Bolt seems sticky sometimes, I guess I need to strip it down and really polish moving parts. I was using high...
    12 replies | 233 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-22-2017, 11:26 PM
    Well getting the recoil spring and guide rod back in was a minor PITA, but I got it done then broke the plastic pin that holds the trigger assembly in. New ones are available and cheap, so I'll do that, but wondering if a trip to the hardware store...
    12 replies | 233 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-22-2017, 09:52 PM
    I ordered one of the wrenches I mentioned and it arrived yesterday. Worked well, and I got about a full turn on that nut tightening it back up. Spent some time this evening scrubbing all the internal parts, the little rifle was filthy and gunked...
    12 replies | 233 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-22-2017, 07:11 PM
    You missed out, someone had one of the NOE 45 grain WFN molds for sale here recently, it just now sold.
    2 replies | 178 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-22-2017, 05:55 PM
    I would be interested in knowing details such as what the course of fire, etc. As far as I know, there is no official target competition events for shotgun slugs in the U.S.
    8 replies | 131 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-22-2017, 04:46 PM
    Nominally .277. I have been shooting some cast bullets through a .270 lately with mixed results. It so happens I have several 6.5 molds now and have been considering giving paper patching a try in it. I've never paper patched before. The...
    4 replies | 96 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-22-2017, 08:54 AM
    A local shop has one here, looks new and has a scope, probably the one it came with (not high end). Asking price is $229. Do these shoot hand loaded slugs pretty well? How about round ball loads? It has porting on the barrel, does this...
    1 replies | 110 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    8 replies | 131 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-21-2017, 11:57 PM
    I'll figure something out. Trying to stay away from tapping it with a punch if I can help it.
    12 replies | 233 view(s)
  • bruce drake's Avatar
    06-19-2017, 09:01 PM
    I'm considering sleeving a 12 gauge single shot with a spare 50-caliber muzzle loading barrel and then running a 50-70 Govt Reamer into it to create a new chamber. My 1868 Trapdoor in 50-70 is a blast to play with.
    95 replies | 2572 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-19-2017, 07:03 PM
    Wow! Doubt I'll ever get an experience to compare with that, but I do successfully hunt with cast bullets. Thanks for sharing this.
    28 replies | 1142 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-19-2017, 04:20 PM
    My Lyman manual suggests that these must be cast of pure lead. I have the mold, have not cast with it yet, however, I bought some the guy said were cast of wheel weights years ago and tried a similar load to what you tried in a Marlin 512 rifled...
    3 replies | 273 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-19-2017, 07:41 AM
    You can buy a few cheap enough to give them a try and find out if they'll work. The only time I have used any was on bullets for the .351 WSL. The mold was a very old Ideal designed for the .35 WSL and was plain based. I wanted to push them to...
    7 replies | 359 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-17-2017, 11:26 PM
    The 110/111 series rifles I've had have been accurate. Good rifles. A lot of what Savage is selling now is the Axis or Edge, not sure what they call it now, that is a different action and much more cheaply made, but I still hear they shoot well.
    29 replies | 908 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-17-2017, 09:21 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread 57 years and counting in Our Town
    My folks will celebrate 57 this year. My wife and I just had our 29th, hard to believe it's been that long. It isn't always easy, but it is pretty simple; you both have to have your minds made up that you're going to make things work.
    33 replies | 829 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-17-2017, 04:32 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread 57 years and counting in Our Town
    Congratulations!
    33 replies | 829 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-16-2017, 01:59 PM
    Wondering if something like this would work? http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-8-Pin-Diameter-3-4-2-Adjustable-Pin-Spanner-Wrench-Williams-USA-0-471-/151066891862?hash=item232c49d656:m:mj2lQPFQgMXDhDb7PMd815A
    12 replies | 233 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-16-2017, 01:49 PM
    Does anybody know of a source for a spanner type wrench for this? I picked one up real cheap a while back, have it broken down detail cleaning it and plan to refinish the stock. The barrel nut loosening on these was apparently a chronic problem...
    12 replies | 233 view(s)
More Activity
About richhodg66

Basic Information

About richhodg66
Biography:
Retired Army, now teaching Junior ROTC.
Location:
Kansas
Interests:
Shooting, reloading, bowfishing, motorcycles
Occupation:
JROTC Instructor

Statistics


Total Posts
Total Posts
3,472
Posts Per Day
1.24
General Information
Last Activity
Yesterday 06:05 AM
Join Date
11-04-2009
Referrals
0

2 Friends

  1. bruce drake bruce drake is offline

    Boolit Master

    bruce drake
  2. DeputyDog25 DeputyDog25 is offline

    Boolit Master

    DeputyDog25
Showing Friends 1 to 2 of 2
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