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  • jmorris's Avatar
    Today, 04:22 PM
    I use the Dillon one and fill the tub with water to rinse at the same time. I have made a few different separators in the past. The most “fancy” one was for a bank of dry “cement mixer” tumblers though.
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Today, 03:01 PM
    I took a Stevens 311 and cut the barrels off to 20" with the intention of building a double rifle style gun. The gun came out looking good but it didn't shoot very well and the Stevens design has some major design flaws that make it difficult to...
    698 replies | 231057 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Today, 02:38 PM
    I think you're on the right track on the attached plastic wad idea. Maybe even making it hollow base so it will expand to fill the bore for a better gas seal. I think old man Brenneke was way ahead of his time. He even gives out key chains. ...
    111 replies | 2087 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 PM
    When you consider just how powerful a 1 oz (437gr) slug that is traveling at 1300 fps is and compare it to other calibers you will surprised, like I was, just how a 12 ga stacks up against a .45-70 or .375 H&H or even a .458 Win Mag. The Taylor...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:11 AM
    don't know what you have there but even tin takes a bit over 400 degrees F to melt.
    7 replies | 252 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:05 AM
    we were out crop damage shooting Friday night and my partner shot the biggest doe ive seen dead. BIG long dry doe that had to weight at least a 150 lbs dressed. Ive allways said that even the big does eat well but my litmus test is back straps on...
    5 replies | 91 view(s)
  • John Taylor's Avatar
    Today, 12:36 AM
    John Taylor replied to a thread Marlin 189? huh in Leverguns
    It's common to find head space problems on old lever guns. The pressure is usually not enough to stretch the brass but high enough to back the primer out. Had a 94 Win. come in that had .025" head space and the owner had been using it that way for...
    18 replies | 734 view(s)
  • John Taylor's Avatar
    Today, 12:28 AM
    John Taylor replied to a thread Marlin 1893 32-40 in Leverguns
    Marlin barrels for smokeless are usually marked "Smokeless steel". Winchesters are marked Nickel steel which did not come out till 1895 for Winchester so all the rifle in 1894 were in 38-55 or 32-40 because they were waiting on the new barrels
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  • John Taylor's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 AM
    John Taylor started a thread 1886 in Leverguns
    Got a basket case 1886 Winchester in trade a few years back. The original barrel had been cut off so made a new octagon 30" barrel in 40-65. Got to the range for the first time this week to try it out. First shot on paper was 2" high and 2" to the...
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  • John Taylor's Avatar
    Today, 12:07 AM
    McGowen has been in Montana for about 11 years, not the same person but most of the same equipment. I quit using McGown when they would not stand behind two barrels that I sent back. I get most of my barrels from Green Mountain, X-caliber, Shilen...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:24 PM
    LB: I've been curious about those DGS slugs. I was given 5 of them by the outfit that originally made them from Italy at the SHOT Show a few years ago. They are identical to the DGS Slugs that BPI sells now but the wads are Red. AT Front Sight...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    My Standard Round Ball Load is also my Standard Trap Load. It is an old style AA hull with 20 gr of Green Dot, Win 209 and WAA12 wad with either 1 1/8 oz of shot, or a .662 round ball with a 1/4" felt wad or 9 00 balls. The shot column is the...
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  • Mal Paso's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:15 PM
    It's a single cavity nose pour 429421 with the pin in the base. Not very popular but since it's a nose pour it can't be cut with the 421 cherry. Add hysterical and semimental value and it could fetch a couple hundred or more. Not an expert, just...
    22 replies | 3769 view(s)
  • Mal Paso's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:26 PM
    The Lyman 429244 is not hollowbase and still in production. Do you mean 429422? As a practical matter the MP hollowbase mold is a Lot more productive.
    22 replies | 3769 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:41 PM
    Have you seen the "Ravin Crossbow?" They advertise 3" groups at 100 yards! which for a Crossbow is unheard of. I'm pretty sure we can get that good with our Smooth Bore Shotguns, we just have to find the right projectile. The problem with...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:49 AM
    If you get stubborn ones like that a quick spray of Hornady one shot usually makes them size easily and you don't even have to wipe it off.
    7 replies | 207 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:47 AM
    first lee die set I bought for my 50beo was just like that. Returned them to lee and they sent me a good set. Found out a bad batch got through quality control (if lee even has it)
    6 replies | 195 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:45 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread wild turkeys? in Cookin' Recipe's
    yup I kind of chuckle at guys up here that will dawn there camos and grease there face and sit hidden with a call. I sit out crop damage shooting and they walk 10 feet from the blind. Heck ive had them walk right by the truck out there. I remember...
    33 replies | 733 view(s)
  • jmorris's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 11:11 PM
    Not only are they different diameters (for rifle at least on the expander portion) they also have different shapes in the same caliber.
    4 replies | 195 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 10:21 PM
    Sheesh: the gun weighs 9.25 lbs empty. When full it is more like 11-12 lbs. It doesn't kick very much at all. Randy
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 10:10 PM
    I will shoot my 20" Mossberg at 100 yards with Federal Low Recoil Slugs off the bench and see what it does. I got 2.5" at 50 yards offhand so maybe there's more there that I just don't know about? Really the good thing about these shotguns is...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 09:57 PM
    Ditto on the above. For what you want to do that bullet will work just fine. The moulds are inexpensive and work well. Hard to argue with all that. Randy
    14 replies | 232 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 09:51 PM
    Watkibe: put a .040-.050 chamfer on the chamber mouth and the gun will feed anything. I have posted this here many times. Randy
    17 replies | 377 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 04:41 PM
    Reloading on a progressive loader is pretty much the same thing as running a Turret Lathe. The end result is a completed part. The rule in the machine shop for producing parts is, "Find out what works,,, and do that." The same holds true for...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 04:11 PM
    I got to play with another one of these guns at an LGS the other day. I got to really look at it close, and fondle it. The reason for the short stroking is the position of the fore end in relation to the Pistol grip. It is closer than a...
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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 03:47 PM
    That 2.5" group Faustus shot was pretty good in my estimation. The problem you run into is not so much the gun but the shape and consistency of the projectiles. But we have to keep in mind, these are shotguns and not rifles. We've talked about...
    111 replies | 2087 view(s)
  • Mal Paso's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 03:29 PM
    Mal Paso replied to a thread Welcome aboard Wideners! in Our Town
    I bought a lot of Powder and Primers from them in years past. With those items gone I don't see anything I would buy.
    18 replies | 568 view(s)
  • jmorris's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 09:10 PM
    The one I got is a “Polar camel” brand and I’ve used it more than the Yeti’s I own since it arrived. Not that it’s any better or worse, I can’t see any difference in holding ice or construction but it looks “cooler”. Dishwasher safe for sure, so...
    18 replies | 743 view(s)
  • jmorris's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 09:00 PM
    Might try to bolt it to something with a larger foot print that is more ridged and screw and clamp that to the bench a 4x4 from from to back won’t flex as much unless you are tipping the bench. Might also try lubing your cases, that will require...
    7 replies | 402 view(s)
  • Mal Paso's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 06:32 PM
    Those aren't Ingots they are Pigs there is a larger size called Sows. LOL The Pigs are probably 1,000-1200 lbs. Below is a pallet with 1,000 lbs in 30 lb ingots. Rotometals even paid the shipping!
    23 replies | 794 view(s)
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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