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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Today, 02:26 AM
    Results (and pics) talk, EDG. Other stuff walks. Unlike you I'm a newbie around here. I may not understand some of the finer points. Show us the data that back up your position.
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Today, 02:14 AM
    TXGunNut started a thread Vintage 38-55 Loads in Leverguns
    Removed the rear sight from my circa 1901 38-55 for a better sight picture using the Lyman rear sight. Bore slugs @ 377, Lyman 380681 sized @ .379 chambers nicely, shoots OK. SkeetTX's load of 30grs of 3031 shows promise, will ladder it a bit to...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Today, 01:55 AM
    Got the rear sight removed, sight blank installed. So much for "no fitting required". A bit of peening and the notch holds the blank nicely. Same with an older (1901) 38-55. I hate moving metal on a museum piece but they're shooters to me.
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Today, 01:40 AM
    Never knew how the cavities were bored. Thanks for the keystrokes and pics.
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  • Four Fingers of Death's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:03 PM
    Saved from myself. I have missed out on the second 303, a last minute bid came in, way higher than mine and I stepped down to make sure the widow got the most out of the sale. So back to the original 303, haha.
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  • Four Fingers of Death's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:58 PM
    The 215Gn Woodleighs work well in the 303 it seems. I am yet to try them, but the few fellows that I know that hunt Sambar deer (elk sized) use them and 174Gn Hornady RN for everything else. These seem to be the pick of the bunch on most rifles here.
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:47 PM
    Pics in post 3 from the NOE mould? What are you going to shoot these in?
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:38 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Speed cappers in Muzzleloading.
    Heck, that is just getting broke in! I have a Tedd Cash capper, that I have had for probably 40 years. Still works just fine I imagine, although I haven't fired my caplock in years.
    4 replies | 94 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:09 PM
    Sounds like some good ones, if you don't need them someone around here will. Suspect the first one is for a .44 mag or Spl, not 45acp.
    4 replies | 248 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:04 PM
    Yes, just enough difference that I couldn't pull it off. Part of the art, indeed, btroj. Wanted to try it, now I know. Entry in my casting notes for the Accurate mould; "may not play well with others". ;-) Sprue plates totally different, Accurate a...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:02 PM
    Tried rotating my 5-cavity NOE RD 360-230 and Accurate 323-170A (4-cav) yesterday and it was a humbling experience. Both moulds were brought up to temp on a hot plate. I started with the NOE mould, after it was dropping good boolits I brought the...
    7 replies | 117 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:33 PM
    Thanks, Blackwater. And thanks to all the other old codgers who have helped me these last few years. I'm a bit of an old codger myself but this casting bug bit me later than many of you. I think newbies come here with no comprehension of the...
    55 replies | 1009 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:02 PM
    Haven't seen the component cases on the shelf or online much lately. Asked a Hornady rep about that recently and his response suggested they were being used to make ammo in their plants. I guess the ammo is more profitable than components. Sad that...
    11 replies | 191 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:54 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Trophies in Hunting with CB's
    My brother is a trophy hunter on a lease with other trophy hunters. He'll pass on decent deer for weeks and will often come home empty-handed rather than shoot one of the several deer he saw that weekend. He's allowed one "trophy" per year, this...
    31 replies | 810 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:53 PM
    If you were close by, I'd surely offer you a couple bottles...I have quite a few in the cellar, some that was made in 2006, 07, 08, 09...and I think some from 2010, that would have been the last year that I made some.
    39 replies | 669 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:46 PM
    OK, I checked what I had. First batch, the brass was loaded x2 "W-W super+P" brass, FL sized and with a .2585 boolit seated the necks measure from .288" to .289" about 5 samples measured. Second Batch, loaded many times. "W-W super+P"...
    4 replies | 71 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:30 PM
    Here's what I like to do with my sausage! I generally use the sausage above to add to pizza or pasta sauce but every now and then I get to make lasagna! Mike’s Italian Sausage Hearty Tomato Lasagna Ingredients: 2 tbs olive...
    39 replies | 669 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:26 PM
    Mike’s Spicy Italian Fennel Venison/Pork Sausage Yep, it’s pretty spicy! INGREDIENTS: 8 lbs of meat, preferably pork shoulder and venison in equal parts. Goal is a 4-1 ratio of lean meat to pork fat. Bone and cut into chunks around one...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:11 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Guilty in Our Town
    That's the first theory of his motivation that makes sense to me.
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:07 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Guilty in Our Town
    Last I heard it was cheaper than killing him with all the appeals process entails and all the other formalities. Let him rot in a cell, he's not worth killing.
    37 replies | 1071 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:03 PM
    PM 'info' sent to Don
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:57 AM
    Yesterday's haul, will size & HT today. Running a little low on WW alloy, see a smelting session in my near future. Still loading test boolits for the RD 360-230 and the Accurate 323-170A. Cast a few test boolits for my 38-55 and a few 375449's...
    641 replies | 20596 view(s)
  • Four Fingers of Death's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:32 AM
    Well........, I was running the rifle range today and the Club Armourer (also a gun dealer catering to the members under our system) appeared on the scene. We were chatting and we were joined by th e other guy who has a No1 in 303. The Armourer...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:24 AM
    I have a bag of Gator copper gas checks for 416 Rifle ...about 990 I bought them from Blammer and I tried about 10 with my Ranch dog mold, and the copper was a tad too thick. $28 shipped in USA I prefer Paypal, but will consider other forms...
    6 replies | 125 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    02-28-2015, 09:48 PM
    I think I like this one, production doesn't seem to be much slower than the $500 machine. My pile of "tired" brass is growing so I guess I better do something about it. Thanks for the tip, Bjornb. Good thread, Waco.
    67 replies | 2056 view(s)
  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    02-28-2015, 07:16 PM
    Possible causes for rough finish of first coat. 1. Adding too much coating mixture, tumbling/mix-coating for too long until coating became too sticky. 2. Using too much coating, and not drying adequately, or both before cooking. Dont try to...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    02-28-2015, 07:08 PM
    I'd make a response, but I'm afraid I would just be egging you guys on.
    36 replies | 633 view(s)
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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
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