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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    05-23-2016, 03:19 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread rossi 92 tang sight in Leverguns
    MArbles tang sight on my M92 Rossi x 45 Colt. With the bolt fully open it clears the sight staff by about .250" ....................Buckshot
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    05-22-2016, 03:40 AM
    ..........Will leave So. Cal Friday AM so, I'll be there Friday evening for the Rooles Committee meeting, but won't make the get together at the Griddle. I suppose I should hit Harbor Freight for a new megaphone! :-)
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    05-14-2016, 11:27 AM
    I don't know if they make a nut to fit their dies as they thread into the sizer body. Maybe I'm missing something here?
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    05-12-2016, 12:12 PM
    4 grains is not that far off the quoted 270, the bullet should hold that much lube making them 270 grs ready to load. If you want them to cast heavier add more pure lead to your alloy, but I see no problem with what they are now, uniform weight is...
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    05-12-2016, 04:23 AM
    ..............Well, when you consider a 205gr slug from a 19.5" barrel scoots along at 2400 fps it's nothing to sneeze at. But on the other hand if you can't hit a one gallon paint can at 50 yards it's not such a butt kicker after all, eh? :-) ...
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    05-11-2016, 01:50 AM
    ...............The barrel dimensions of the Austrian/Hungarian Straight pulls in 8x56R can vary a considerable amount (Thousandths mean a lot with cast or paper patching). The jacketed bullet called for is of .329" OD. In these rifles/carbines the...
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  • DoctorBill's Avatar
    05-10-2016, 07:49 PM
    By the Way --- Does anyone know WHY there is no response on the Henry Rifle Forum to inquiries about registering to join it ?! http://www.henryfirearms.org/henrybb/viewforum.php?f=11 I have clicked on the Board Administrator's link:...
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    05-10-2016, 05:32 PM
    pietro - OK about the bolt. Different strokes for different folks. I am supposing you won't want a free sample of my device, then. I personally wouldn't want to do that bolt thing in the field. I lose small screws like that on my workroom floor,...
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    05-10-2016, 09:49 AM
    Yes, winelover. I tried that on my last split case and it didn't work. Probably because at the range, my son levered the Henry and when the bullet wouldn't chamber, tried to force it - which pushed the split case in even harder. ....or...
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    05-09-2016, 10:08 PM
    OK pietro....where do you obtain this "spring hook (tool - google)" Tell us all where to get one ! I've been looking. BTW - "Just remove the bolt" - lots of laughs ! In the field ? On a Henry Big Boy !? Give me a break ! I understand...
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    05-09-2016, 09:19 PM
    I have a Henry .44 Remington Magnum Big Boy lever gun. I have had two cases split on me and leave the front half of the case stuck (hard) in the rifle's chamber. Shooting with THAT rifle came to a grinding halt ! A couple years ago...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    05-09-2016, 02:51 AM
    ...............I sure understand the desire for a milling machine. I KNEW I was going to get one so I started buying tooling for it, mostly off E-bay. I worked 12 hour shifts at night, and pretty much didn't have anything to do, as "All the brains...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    05-09-2016, 01:55 AM
    ..............If I'm not mistaken Lagun (www.lagun.com) has a facility in Long Beach, CA that will rebuild milling machine heads. It's been several years ago but a friend mentioned his dad had them rebuild the head on his dad's mill, and re-grind...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    05-09-2016, 01:43 AM
    ...............Holy Smoke! One adventure after another :-) ..............Buckshot
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    05-07-2016, 01:40 AM
    ...............Good report Rick. I enjoyed reading it, the good AND the bad! :-) .............Buckshot
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    05-01-2016, 02:01 PM
    I have a 91/41 sometimes called a M41, never heard of a M42, gain twist?
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    04-28-2016, 09:16 AM
    That is some mighty fine shootin' Larry!
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    04-26-2016, 03:44 PM
    Looks like McBride Canyon between Fritch and Amarillo, that place was usually crawlin with em. Pun intended:-)
    33 replies | 1959 view(s)
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THE most fun rifle to shoot - The Martini Henry .577-450 "Zulu"
It was fun making the 'Milk Bottle' cartridge cases out of Magtech
24 gauge Brass shells and paper patching the 500 grain .45 cal
round nose bullets. Even made my own Bullet Molds !
80 gr Black Powder and Very accurate, very deadly.
They used to hunt Cape Buffalo and Elephants with it.

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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