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    Today, 12:36 AM
    the ash is carbon and your doing a process called carburization. this helps the alloy bind together better. don't just be jamming the ash down into the alloy or you'll play hell getting it back out. just work the alloy through the ashes picking...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 12:28 AM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Tin Tubes in Lead and Lead Alloys
    since the 40's, maybe the early 50's anyway. if the epoxy is all dried out find an air spot in a tube and hit it with a torch for about 10 seconds. if it's tin it will start to sweat then crumble and melt quickly.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 12:23 AM
    they meet a pressure window with the powder they get out of the train cars. they order powder by burn rate and it comes close from the powder company. for instance they say send us a trainload of 4895, when it gets there it might be 3031 or 4064...
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    Today, 12:11 AM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Cleaning Beeswax in Boolit Lube !
    pit it in some boiling water until the wax melts then turn off the heat and wait for the pot to cool down. get your clean wax off the top, the gunk off the bottom. you can weight some panty hose down with the wax in it and boil it that way too....
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 AM
    1% for the west woo hoo. guess that proves we eat our deer and don't hunt for horns. makes me wonder how much of that 1% come from outfitters.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 12:01 AM
    screwdriver & pocket knife I'd believe. maybe even a dog bone the stupid chihuahuahuahua hid under a cushion. but there is no way there is any change in there...:lol:
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  • gray wolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:04 PM
    Did you read the reviews on them ?
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  • Ben's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:10 PM
    Sold to kywoodwrkr .
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:14 PM
    It was mentioned as a possibility and some other things to consider, not as what it was. Does that mould cast eggy bullets with other alloys?
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  • Ben's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:32 PM
    Sold to kywoodwrkr . I have for sale, one Argentine Model 1909, 7.65 Argentine Mauser barrel. The barrel is 22 inches long. The barrel came off of an Argentine 1909 Engineer's Carbine if I remember correctly. The bore is mirror bright...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:30 PM
    I also favor the Lyman 375449 GC (the NOE duplicate does as well) cast bullet for use in my three six bits (M70). I cast them usually out of COWWs + 2% tin and WQ. Size them at .378 and seat a Hornady GC. Lube is NRA 50/50 or 2500+. My "light"...
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    Yesterday, 02:26 PM
    my flip phone has zero apps. it makes marvelous phone calls however, when I remember to charge it, or where it is.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:16 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Got my buck in Hunting with CB's
    I have one of those rifles, it was re-barreled with a Remington barrel in 308. AIRC it actually shot pretty good. I stripped the sights off it for one of my lever guns, maybe I should dig around in the corner it sits in and re-visit it. that's...
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  • Bjornb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:09 PM
    PM sent.
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:44 PM
    Repeat the measurement again with sized, empty brass in the chambers. It sounds like you are pushing the empty cylinder back when forcing in the 0.010 gage. Up to 0.002 cylinder end play is "acceptable." I expect that your true "hold" dimension...
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  • Artful's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:21 PM
    Probably but be careful to grip the action by the threaded portion so you don't tweak it. Just for reference I had a #4 SMLE that I put a pipewrench on and 4 foot cheater pipe over the handle and put 300 pounds (me) on the end and the barrel...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:19 PM
    Absolutely lovely! And priced right. But I am in the same boat as you, I need to thin the herd as well. I hope it sells quickly for you. Thanks for posting the pics.
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:28 PM
    Correct way to check cylinder gap is not to see how thick a gage you can shove in the gap. The "pass" dimension is the thickness of feeler gage you can insert completely through the barrel-cylinder gap, so that the gage protrudes through the...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:27 AM
    May not be the mould that is the cause of "eggy" cast bullets. The blocks could not be fully together, uneven temp of the blocks during casting or the alloy itself. What alloy?
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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:27 AM
    Good morning The "cylinder gap" info is interesting. Makes one wonder what Colt did with all the rejects ? Surely they would not pass them onto unsuspecting civilians. This is one that has been with us down here in the Southern confines of...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:15 AM
    +1 on #375449, 272-grain Loverin style flat nose with GC base. Approximates .38-55 blackpowder ballistics in the .375 H&H with 13 grains of Bullseye, NO GC needed! below 1400 fps. Good Eastern woods deer load. Just run straight WW, tumble in Lee...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:28 AM
    That is a bit "large." Enough so that I would be cautious firing jacketed bullets for fear of sticking one in the barrel. Lubricated lead bullets should be OK, but you can expect significant velocity loss, about 10 fps for each 0.001" larger gap...
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  • BNE's Avatar
    11-22-2017, 10:38 PM
    Good story. Glad your good will and patience paid off.
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  • longbow's Avatar
    11-22-2017, 09:41 PM
    I missed out on this one for a variety of reasons but am interested in other's results. In particular I'd like to hear about field results using the 0.678" (in shotcups) and 0.732" balls in rifled barrels or rifled choke tubes. I'm a...
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  • Victor N TN's Avatar
    11-22-2017, 08:36 PM
    A good story takes a lot of detail. Details take time. Congratulations on the gift. There are still some good people.
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    11-22-2017, 05:34 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread A close one in Hunting with CB's
    Nice revolver, effective load, nice buck, great hunt and a story well told. Nicely done!
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    11-22-2017, 05:24 PM
    The cylinder length of most post-WW2 revolvers should accept .38 Specials loaded to 1.59" OAL. I load .38 Specials long in my Rugers to increase powder capacity and to provide the same OAL as .357s to feed in my lever-action rifles. A factor might...
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  • Harter66's Avatar
    11-22-2017, 05:18 PM
    Harter66 started a thread Giving Thanks in Our Town
    I've been reflecting on Giving Thanks the last day or so , not that I'm not thankful for every day , but more about my historically misplaced thanks . In my youth I was always thankful for the family and friends and of course the grub . That time...
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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    11-22-2017, 05:17 PM
    Greetings I would have to add.. If anyone was carrying a Walker or any of the slightly smaller Dragoons for defensive use they will be a far stouter feller than I am. There is a reason these huge revolvers were know as "Horse Pistols". You need a...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    11-22-2017, 05:11 PM
    Good story, thanks for taking the time to post 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