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  • Bad Ass Wallace's Avatar
    Today, 05:08 PM
    I did a lot of testing earlier this year with a variety of 303's including Martini Enfields, LE's. SMLE's and P14's. The best and most accurate loads were with 3031 and no filler - 28.5gns for 1690fps and 29.5gns for 1804fps. The moulds I use come...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 11:12 AM
    I'm not sure how much they were making back then. My friend retired from the Oakland A's a few years before the strike, he was making $60 grand a year at that time. Nothing to sneeze at, but not the megabucks of today.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 07:56 AM
    I have a Bushnell Spacemaster from the early 1980s. it is excellent for range duty. it has the 45 angle removable eyepiece, mine is variable 15x to 45x and has a 60mm objective. I see many with removable fixed eyepieces that are 20x. You can...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    Today, 05:50 AM
    Looks like you are onto it. Well done. Coating being a little darker is no problem at all. It works well, and all that has changed is cosmetic appearance. Some people like the darker cooked colours. Some time ago, Ausglock in fact did some...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    Today, 04:34 AM
    That is why I always try to recommend, that fan forced ovens are better than static heated ovens. Mini cyclone inside oven is best, as it helps with heat circulation and heat recovery as it stirs hot air from heating element faster and more evenly.
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    Today, 04:24 AM
    Sounds about right. Did that improve colour being more even?
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22 PM
    Bump to top
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:25 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Show & Tell Score in Leverguns
    Hmmmm....I've been looking for a Turnbull project and will take your advice into consideration. OTOH the price tag of a restoration may scare me off anyway. There's something about a rifle with 3-4 generations of gentle use behind it. May just pull...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:17 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Savage 1899 twist in Leverguns
    Congrats on a nice score. Can't help on the twist rate but I enjoy seeing clean old 99's.
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:09 PM
    One kinda like this one?
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:38 PM
    The 7-8 mls was used on 9mm. This volume is only a suggestion volume that has worked, and depending on what individuals like to do, they can adjust things to suit. Main thing is, if what ever you do works for you, then keep it going. General...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:42 PM
    The drying time will depend on several factors. There is no hard and fast rule with drying. How thick you applied coating, ambient temperature and humidity all will affect drying time.. You can coat and leave it for adequate time to completely...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:50 AM
    Yep ...lol :)
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:47 AM
    Bump and price drop for an ugly scope
    6 replies | 233 view(s)
  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:06 AM
    I am glad you are happy with results. Many have mixed various coloured liquids to get unique colours. Coatings, Catalysts are all compatible. The Gold 1035 liquid, now with Donnie, is with a harder Resin system as some folk were wanting a harder...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:54 AM
    Donnie has Various Gold coatings. The Standard Gold is (Old Gold). Old Gold, is more dark than the 1035. The 1035 Gold is much brighter (yellow) and more glittery. We will soon have an even brighter and much more glittery Gold than 1035, and new...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:02 AM
    How 'bout dem GIANTS!!!!????
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:01 AM
    Swede has a group buy going on an awesome 45 Colt hunting boolit. I bought Ranch Dog's last Lee mould for this boolit but I've been toying with the idea of a RG version of this awesome boolit. I realize this big bruiser has little need for a HP but...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    10-29-2014, 11:36 PM
    As Ausglock said, it is not all that important if you add a little less or a little more, as every thing you need is in the powder at correct ratio. The solvent is used, just to allow you to dilute enough, so you can coat many with the mixture....
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    10-29-2014, 11:30 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Show & Tell Score in Leverguns
    Thanks, Sal. Hardest part about buying this rifle is knowing that it will be a few months before I get to shoot her. Hunting season is upon us and I need to get a rifle or three ready to go hunting. Already thinking that if she's a shooter I may...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    10-29-2014, 11:20 PM
    Couldn't agree more. Have a few rifles that are around the century mark and each time I handle them I think about the previous "custodians". Picking up an old rifle is like shaking hands with history.
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    10-29-2014, 11:10 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Scoped 1895 Marlin in Leverguns
    I think that will serve you well, my Guide Gun has a slightly lower-powered VX-3. Any compact, sturdy scope with long eye relief will do the job. Even in my younger days it was hard to realize the full potential accuracy of a Marlin rifle with...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-29-2014, 08:18 AM
    GP, thanks for sending a PM. The two photo's below should help you out. These are Weaver type and will fit any weaver type base. These are not High rings. Photo's are shown with a .250" standard for height comparison.
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 10:48 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Show & Tell Score in Leverguns
    Thanks. As I said earlier, he had me at "38-55" and "octagon". Did I mention she came with a set of dies, about 100 pieces of brass and some store-bought cast and j-word bullets? He's an old friend and wants to focus on a smaller stable of rifles....
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 10:39 PM
    Looks nice, hard to imagine someone doing a conversion and then not using it. Looking forward to the range report.
    19 replies | 522 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 10:34 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Show & Tell Score in Leverguns
    Thanks. Someday I'll learn to take a drool-worthy picture. I'll bring it along next time we slip out to the range. She's not showy but the pics don't do her justice.
    15 replies | 585 view(s)
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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