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    09-12-2018, 09:42 AM
    :) Chill either that or your not to careful how close to the last hole your cutting the next wad :)
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    09-10-2018, 10:17 AM
    Jim I miss not shooting at Lodi and I miss the shooters they are a great bunch. I'm a long range shooter by heart and the Lodi range is a tough range with it's fast changes in conditions and I know if I'm spotting for a shooter that has a tendency...
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    09-10-2018, 12:18 AM
    That's a pretty respectable score Jim. Also Bob and Brent did a fine job keeping you on target. Good work!!......Kurt
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    09-06-2018, 03:47 PM
    Hmmmmm will have to suggest this to the rule commity to add this to keep other shooters getting a edge over me.............:)
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    09-05-2018, 07:42 PM
    I get most of the stuff I need from here.https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/52422078?fromRR=Y you might find it for less at Amazon or Ebay.
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    09-05-2018, 10:18 AM
    Joe you might add the LDPE wads and wads cut from ice-cream buckets like Blue Bunny or Prairie Farms. The ice-cream buckets are my favorite they are soft and run around .037". The LDPE wads are a little more flexible then the HDPE. Both the HDPE and...
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    09-04-2018, 10:56 PM
    Don't overlook the lowly carp smoked. Just cut the mud vain out and enjoy it.
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    09-04-2018, 11:58 AM
    I just got a new Webber 22" performer premium charcoal grill and tried the wet brine. I think I left it in the brine to Long for about 6 hrs and let it dry over night in the fridge over night and it turned out a little to salty for my last but it...
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    09-04-2018, 09:00 AM
    I shot a Shiloh .45-110 as light as yours build especially for hunting. When this fellow handed me this short finger sized barreled rifle and said try this once I just about handed it back to him. He has a full sized Elk plate elk set up around 700...
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    09-02-2018, 04:16 PM
    Reverent Al I could show you pictures of the vintage Ballard and modern reproduction Sharps of these rifles that had smokeless powder involved iin these large capacity cartridges. I have heard from many people say that I have been shooting these for...
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    09-02-2018, 08:29 AM
    My advice is to forget the duplex load for that Ballard.
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    08-31-2018, 10:13 AM
    Your right Chris. I just looked at some drawings of his and one of the .45-70 reamers has no freebore with the 474" neck. A .45-90 Match reamer of his has a 482" neck with .400" cylinder neck leading into a 25 degree transition with .375" long...
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    08-30-2018, 10:05 PM
    DT used several different chamber drawings. I have a lot of his prints and some used by others rifles I see for sale now and then. For a what he called a match chamber PP he used a .474" neck wall with a .300" straight cylinder neck with some...
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    08-30-2018, 09:45 PM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Old Fajen catalogue in Our Town
    I have another one on my 870 trap that is a knock out. It's buried t deep in my safe to get at it maybe I will dig it out it needs th be wiped out again anyway.
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    08-30-2018, 06:25 PM
    In actual time I can't say, maybe three- four seconds sometimes longer. Depends on the alloy I'm using. If I'm casting with 1/20 it will take a little longer then when I cast using tin/antimony/lead it gets to be a feeling. I don't make loading or...
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    08-30-2018, 04:19 PM
    Lead pot replied to a thread Old Fajen catalogue in Our Town
    Here is a rifle I build back in 59 or 1960 the .22 varminter now called a .22-250 and I chose the Fajen wood for it. The bore is shot out now to the point were you barely see the riflings but it will still hold a quarter at 100 yards. I got that...
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    08-30-2018, 10:57 AM
    I'm a messy caster :) Getting the mould temp up is the first step getting consistent bullet weight. When the mould is up to proper temperature it will take about a 3 or 4 slow count for the sprue to gray out but the bullet in the mould is...
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    08-29-2018, 01:27 PM
    Jim when it comes to my match rifles I make my own die sets to form my cases from basic and parent cases. The short die is for swaging down the base and I use that die in my bullet swaging press and like you do I made a flat top insert for the top...
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    08-28-2018, 07:55 PM
    I might add; Full length size a sticking case and load it with a full charge of powder with just a couple or just one wad holding the powder and shoot it as a blank with no bullet and see how it extracts. I made a sizing die with out that...
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    08-28-2018, 07:43 PM
    Whoa :) Why would a .060" LDPE wad seated on the powder ring a chamber wall??? I always said that your not fire forming a straight wall case. One fire forms a bottle neck case formed from a straight walled case then fire forming to fully fit...
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    08-28-2018, 06:54 PM
    OK JIM do this. I wasn't going to mention this because using the plastic wads users and I'm one. Take a couple of the cases that stick and are cleaned and unsized and chamber one empty and see if it seats fully with thumb pressure and close the...
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    08-28-2018, 01:11 PM
    What I found with my sticking cases is the tight chamber I use. My Shiloh chambers run .505" at the base and the new Starline cases I use has a base diameter of .498" to .499" and once in a while there is one at .500"+ a little. I have my reamers...
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    08-28-2018, 11:16 AM
    When I was a Kid of 11 back in the early 50's putting food on the table was tough for my Mother. One day she came home from work with a J.C Higgins .22 rifle and two boxes .22 Hiawatha shorts and she said go see Spike at the gun shop and he will...
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    08-28-2018, 09:05 AM
    Jim I also have the sticky case problem when I first shoot my new rifle with new cases for a couple loadings and then all is well. My fired cases never get sized again as soon as they extract from the chamber properly and this will take around three...
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    08-27-2018, 11:25 PM
    I design and have my reamers made for my rifles and they are especially designed for the PP bullet and the brass I use. My chambers will not except a GG bullet seated in a fired case and they have a very shallow 4 degree transition into the 1.5...
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    08-27-2018, 10:10 AM
    Shooting a rifle with a lot of freeborn like the early Wolfgang Droege Shiloh's or the Pedersoli that had excess of some .400" freeborn will take some work developing a bullet and load that will give you some accuracy you will be satisfied with...
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    08-26-2018, 09:22 PM
    I just had CPA build me a .40-65 last fall and I shot it during silhouette practice and getting sight settings at Alma last fall using several loads and three different bullets. I had some problems seeing the silhouettes that blend in with the back...
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    08-26-2018, 04:13 PM
    Well DT I was in your neighborhood on Rt. 2 yesterday listening for the distant thunder to give you a hand loading but heard nothing so I keep going :) Kurt
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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
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