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    Yesterday, 02:34 AM
    ............Very first 'For Effect' group fired with rifle (M1917 Remington, Eddystone 8-18 bbl), after adding a couple slips of a business card under the barrel at the front band. Load 23.0grs H4198 + Dacron, Lyman 311284. Fired at 50 yards,...
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    09-30-2014, 02:21 AM
    Thanks! Buckshot
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    09-30-2014, 01:06 AM
    I sure wouldn't want that going off infront of my face!
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    09-25-2014, 10:41 PM
    "..........the plan for the handguard clips is the pallet strap material you mentioned unless I think of an alternative between now and then." I'd sure be interested in seeing photos of that, so get a new camera, would ya? :-) " The metal...
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    09-24-2014, 02:10 AM
    ...........I have 5 Argentines. An Engineer's carbine, two M1909 cavalry carbines, and two 1891 Infantry rifles. They are all fine shooting rifles. All numbers match except the cleaning rods, and one of the M91's is ALL matching including the...
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    09-24-2014, 01:21 AM
    ...........Many moons ago I commissioned a Lee group buy for a SC Lee mould of generous proportions. Fototime is currently down so I cannot post a picture but it was to drop a .326" diameter slug of ~235 grs. The design was a 'kinda' Loverin, but...
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    09-24-2014, 12:56 AM
    ..........I have a Parker-Hale P-58 Naval Pattern 2 band 58 cal MLer. It has a 48" twist and also progreesive depth grooves. I tried paper patching for it too. I also have 2 Sniders. One a carbine (cut down rifle) and a 3 band. Both are MkII**...
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    09-23-2014, 11:25 PM
    ...........You sure do nice work, and it appears you have considerable experience doing it. I have a nice 1898 Krag. It has a wonderful original military barrel that slugs .301" x .308" with a .310" throat. At some time in the past a PO cut the...
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    09-23-2014, 11:00 PM
    I always called them caddys
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    09-23-2014, 03:05 AM
    ............I'd intended to buy, and told the customer I was going to use common low carbon 1018 steel. Nothing else is really required to twist the action off the barrel. I'm lucky in having a VERY well stocked metal supplier 4.7 miles from my...
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    09-18-2014, 12:44 AM
    I REALLY hate to tilt the head so I used a sine vise to get the angle. After scribing the 'Mill To' line I substituted a 1/2" 2 flute carbide end mill. Just about done.
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    09-18-2014, 12:42 AM
    ............I wished I'd saved the print from the first one but figured I'd never make another, but I did! The drop I'd bought at the steel place wasn't supposed to be hardened but the HSS bit in the flycutter was shooting off sparks like a...
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    09-06-2014, 01:33 AM
    ...........I wonder if you'll have the same problem I had when I got my first Krag? For quite some time I'd work the bolt, then I'd HAVE to lift the bolt handle & peer into the action as I retracted it a bit. Just make sure it really did feed the...
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    09-04-2014, 08:23 PM
    Well, here it is - dirt simple. The Geared reduction Motor Unit is clamped to a piece of Aluminum Stair Step Molding I picked up at a scrap metal yard (a favorite haunt) mounted to a piece of 4x4 I had laying around. I run it from an old...
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    09-04-2014, 03:24 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread Dilemma in Our Town
    ............Ah I suppose if you have nothing else to do! :-) ..............Buckshot
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    09-03-2014, 03:43 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread Dilemma in Our Town
    .............Ah yes, GOPHER SLAYER and I had a conversation on the phone this evening about this. I thought it was all a done deal. The other day he came by the house. The 38-55 is NOT a .375" anything. My edjumacashun with the 38-55 began when I'd...
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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