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    Today, 07:51 PM
    EDG replied to a thread Ammo Boxes in Black Powder Cartridge
    Berry's box works fine. They also have one long enough for the 45-90. I also use a still larger box made for rounds as large as the .50-90 but it works ok for the 50-70.
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    Today, 01:37 PM
    oh yeah there is a long thread at Accurate Reloading in the gunsmithing forum by a retired gunsmith named Les Brooks. He goes through each and every step for laying out a stock on a new blank, shaping, inletting and finishing. He made the process...
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    Today, 04:23 AM
    There is a group of custom rifle addicts at Accurate Reloading. They post in a custom rifle forum and will be able to give you good direction. There is a gunsmith there who is uncommonly open to questions. Jim Kobe is his name and I am sure he can...
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    Today, 03:21 AM
    Where does your obsession with winning come from? This is not a competition and the only competitive shooting I ever did was skeet. All of this is just for fun. I know what I know and your beliefs change nothing. So I will ask again what do you...
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    Today, 03:09 AM
    Talking about lazy I ran a variety of lathes for 5 plus years. An old geezer I worked with hated changing back an forth between 3 jaw and 4 jaw chucks on his 13" lathe. Those chucks were 10" and the 3 jaw was really heavy. He just left the 4 jaw on...
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    Today, 02:29 AM
    The 9.5X57 was both a Mauser and a Mannlicher chambering. 30-06 and 35 Whelen brass should work fine.
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    Today, 02:19 AM
    A friend of mine gave me a quart of Ed's Red that he mixed in a plastic liquor bottle. That was 15 years ago and the bottle is still intact. Unfortunately my friend emptied too many liquor bottles and he has been dead 11 years.
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    Today, 02:14 AM
    Buying new stuff just to have a never owned item is the wrong way to look at it. You can buy much higher quality used stuff if you know what to look for and you are patient. Though I can't afford to buy many rifles I found that above about $800 for...
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    Today, 01:52 AM
    You might check your Browning for salt wood. ;) I have to add the worst trigger I have ever used is on my Browning BLR. The best? Probably a Smith & Wesson K-38 made by the factory as a single action. For range use a Remington 700 modified to...
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    Today, 01:27 AM
    Yes but what do you know first hand to be true? Can you only quote dead guys? Here are the simple facts. 1.My barrels shoot better after break in. 2. I have never damaged a barrel. No one you quote can change those facts. Why do you find...
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    Today, 01:19 AM
    I bought a .222 Rem in 1970. It is fun to shoot but other than targets plinking and varmits it is pretty worthless. I killed a really nice buck with it one time. Performance at near 200 yards was pitiful. I clipped the buck in the spine but the...
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    Today, 01:09 AM
    Most premium barrels are lapped. And barrels are manufactured in factories. The Browning BPCR barrels made by Badger were hand lapped. The Hart and Remington BR barrels I have are lapped. McMillan lapped his barrels before Wiseman bought the...
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    Today, 12:52 AM
    You guys need to review your materials properties. Cast iron is pretty much the gold standard for rigid press frames. Aluminum is about like a spring. The term is modulus of elasticity aka "Young's modulus" and aluminum yields much easier than...
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    Today, 12:47 AM
    You guys need to review your materials properties. Cast iron is pretty much the gold standard for rigid press frames. Aluminum is about like a spring. The term is modulus of elasticity aka "Young modulus" and aluminum yields much easier than cast...
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    Today, 12:38 AM
    You guys need to review your materials properties. Cast iron is pretty much the gold standard for rigid press frames. Aluminum is about like a spring. The term is modulus of elasticity and aluminum yields much easier than cast iron.
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    Yesterday, 11:58 PM
    Dip it in light oil and then hit it with a blast of compressed air to get all that dirt moving. Repeat oil and air 3 or 4 times and it should come loose. Yes the small pin is a roll pin but I would save that in case compressed air does not work.
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    Yesterday, 11:35 PM
    The cut away seaters are easier to use when handling lots of small caliber bullets. I have never seen any way they would have an accuracy advantage over either a Wilson hand die or a Bonanza/Forster BR die. The case is aligned only by the neck and...
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    Yesterday, 10:48 PM
    Yeah I got 3 nice Saeco BPCR molds from GAR when they shut down and the molds were really cheap.
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    Yesterday, 10:44 PM
    I decap everything with a hand punch so berdans do not cause me any trouble. I have not broken a die decapping pin in nearly 50 years by using the hand punch. i don't really mind using good berdan cases as long as my primers are a good fit. I...
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    Yesterday, 09:42 PM
    EDG replied to a thread 22lr. To 22 wrm in Single Shot Guns
    I think you guys might consider some of my experimenting. I have a Mossberg 640K in .22WMR that is in excellent condition but factory ammo of 4 or 5 types has never impressed me. My best 5 shot groups run about 2" at 100 meters. The lousy 50 grain...
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    Yesterday, 08:04 PM
    Barrels lapped at the factory are known to be superior to un-lapped barrels so you lose that one. I have never advocated fire lapping anything so where did you get that? My break in is nothing more than extra cleaning of the bore while I am working...
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    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
    Calico if it is so easy why don't you do it yourself? Get yourself a block of steel, a file and a dremel tool and fix your own rifle. But first you need to tell us how you are going to make a 700 Rem bolt headspace a rimmed cartridge and still...
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    Yesterday, 01:41 PM
    Very few people have a Harry Pope rifle barrel. His work has nothing to do the mass produced barrels from all over the globe. You might want to expand your reading. Most top quality match barrels are hand lapped using abrasives and a lead slug....
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    Yesterday, 09:55 AM
    You are mistaken. Many barrels are still made using ancient Pratt & Whitney machines from both world wars. I suppose you never buy an older rifle. I shoot several that are 100 years old and a few dozen that are 70 years old. R
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    Yesterday, 07:53 AM
    Yes everything you want can be done. You just don't understand what you are asking. Basically factories need drawings and proven processes for what they are going to build. That means a designer has to design the gun and test it for a simulated life...
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    01-18-2019, 11:53 AM
    There is nothing wrong with most older manuals and data. The manual and powder companies do not reshoot all of their data. Most of the time they add new powders, cartridges and bullets to a few new pages. All the other data remains the same. You...
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    01-18-2019, 11:21 AM
    Come to think of it I own a Harrell's magnum size benchrest press complete with compound linkage. Like the die cast aluminum presses that are shown when you google "broken press" I do not consider it suitable for heavy duty use. The Harrell's press...
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    01-18-2019, 10:24 AM
    Check with the guys at the ASSRA site. There are a lot of .38-50 shooters there. Also check BPCR sites. Making that brass should be easy. You just need a long tapered expander. You might be able to buy a few tapered expanders and open the neck in...
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    01-18-2019, 10:05 AM
    EDG replied to a thread Imminent Domain, what to do in Our Town
    There is a good chance that someone influencing this new lagoon is going to make a lot of money. For one thing a new paved road will increase the value of hard to reach property. Some land owner may be angling to make a killing once a new road is...
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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