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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:51 AM
    ... and that 16ga was almost certainly 16x2.5" and I use brass shotshells in mine.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:47 AM
    If you want to go the whole distance contact Dave Davidson at CH4D. Go to their website and look at the list of dies they offer.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:47 AM
    Also pick up the Lyman Cast Bullet book. It has lots of loads, from mild to wild.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    02-17-2019, 06:55 PM
    I'm shooting my 44-40's with a case full compressed (38 gr)Goex BP and the Big Lube 200 grain boolit. I've not shot the rifle that much but at 50 yards I'm getting 2" groups basically supported offhand.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    02-17-2019, 09:12 AM
    I will be praying for you and your situation. I have had to learn to listen in prayer more than I speak.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    02-17-2019, 09:11 AM
    A) Grief and depression are different animals - antidepressants don't touch grief. B) The above may be true for many but is not true for those who suffer clinical depression. C) Granted, God tells us to do the normal that we are...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    02-16-2019, 05:58 PM
    I have two Cattleman revolvers in 44-40 - one with the 7.5" barrel and one with the 4.75" barrel - and both barrels had the same front sights. I did have to file the front sight of the short barreled revolver to get it close to hitting the target....
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    02-16-2019, 05:09 PM
    So get a Lyman M die or the NOE inserts for your Lee flare die.
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    02-16-2019, 05:07 PM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Dies in Reloading Equipment
    If you just need the one caliber get the Lyman M die and don't look back. In fact, I'm using one on my 25 Krag AI with the condom bullets so that I have consistent neck tension. If you already have the Lee neck flare die go to the NOE site and...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    02-16-2019, 04:54 PM
    If it brushes out easily it is likely an antimony wash, common enough experience. If you are getting a lube star your lube is hanging on the full length of the barrel.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    02-16-2019, 04:42 PM
    If you are serious about this give Dave Davidson (CH4D) a call and see what he has for dies on the shelf. I would not be suprised if he already has a 6.5 Krag - but is it the design you want?
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    02-16-2019, 04:29 PM
    Mike has published a highly complimentary review after working on some of the Henry single shot guns. I get it in my e-mail and don't know how to put it here. I'm sure it is on his website.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    02-15-2019, 12:59 PM
    When I mentioned that I had sent in an e-mail via the website a month or two ago he told me that he was glad I called, they have been having problems with their website with messages not going through. Just an FYI
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    02-15-2019, 11:00 AM
    We just replaced the kitchen fixture (florescent) with daylight balanced LED. I replaced the whole fixture and wired it just like the florescent that I wired in about 20 years ago. Makes a huge difference, and LOML suffers from SAD (Seasonal...
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  • DIRT Farmer's Avatar
    02-15-2019, 02:06 AM
    My rolling block is set up for breach seating but I have not gotten a seating tool yet. The pivit pin for the front block is extended to the right, hok the tool ovet the press the bullet in the barrel. A case with Old Ensford with a card and a lube...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    02-14-2019, 05:16 PM
    And how old/dry is it, Rick? Hello Wayne. I've had it about 15 years or so. Other then that I have no idea.
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    02-14-2019, 09:52 AM
    I was recommended Lews by a captain at my FireDepartment. He does a ton of fishing, and uses Lews baitcasters. You can get a lot of reel for cheap with spinning reels compared to baitcasters. I'm in the market for a new one now, and can't decide...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    02-14-2019, 08:56 AM
    Don't know that brass but USG stuff does have to meet some minimal criteria. I use range pick up simply because its free and I clean all brass after use and separate by headstamp when sorting prior to loading. I have in excess of 1000 rounds and...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    02-14-2019, 08:41 AM
    Still praying and especially for the surgeons and their hands and minds as they operate. God is the healer, we just try to patch.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    02-14-2019, 08:38 AM
    As I look out on a bright sunny morning I thank you for the reminder. "Practicing the Presence of God" by Brother Thomas is a good read.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    02-13-2019, 12:12 PM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Help a newby out in Cast Boolits
    Gatch, you are well on your way. What the guys are trying to explain without the details is that, while the melting temperature of aluminium and lead are very far apart the slump temperature of aluminium and the melting/casting temperature of lead...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    02-13-2019, 09:57 AM
    Another idea with a whole chicken Make a paste of ground fresh rosemary, the zest of one lemon, kosher salt to roughly equal one of the spices in volume, and enough oil to make a paste. Gently separate the skin from the meat of the breast and...
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  • DIRT Farmer's Avatar
    02-13-2019, 12:24 AM
    Measure the parch thickness with the friction knob on the end of the handle, that way you will put the same pressure on the cloth every time. If you are tearing the patch at loading use a stronger patch. Pocket drill works for a lot of guns. There...
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  • DIRT Farmer's Avatar
    02-13-2019, 12:04 AM
    DIRT Farmer replied to a thread 12ga double in Muzzleloading.
    Almost all of my M/L shotgun shooting is done with cylinder bore barrels. Your load and wads can and will change your patterns. The gun I shoot most now is a flint 28 ga trade gun. When I was working up loads I have a load that is light modified...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    02-11-2019, 09:34 AM
    God sometimes teaches us by withdrawing Himself as well. "The Dark Night of the Soul" is well worth perusing. It is a training manual for those who are supervising young monks.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    02-11-2019, 09:32 AM
    I'm stubborn. I fired one without annealing, split the shoulder, and pulled the rest (five) that I had loaded. Gotta anneal next.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    02-10-2019, 05:24 PM
    Starline 32-20 brass and neck down.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    02-10-2019, 04:52 PM
    I just posted my process for making the 25 Krag AI in the section for reforming brass.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    02-10-2019, 04:40 PM
    Pacific or Bair. I have the Bair and they are the same. I believe Froggie has one too. Have you any interest in selling them?
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    02-10-2019, 04:36 PM
    I think I have basically perfected the above process. It is as follows: 1) Procure 30-40 Brass 2) neck down to 7mm with 7x57 size die with internals removed 3) Neck down to .25 with the 25 Krag AI 40% die (mine are RCBS, may need to get...
    2 replies | 163 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