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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 11:34 AM
    I use a Wheeler gunsmithing vise for guns, and a 4" Harbor Freight for heavy work.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Today, 07:39 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    without proof (pun intended) you have nothing but theory. get the proof that there are guns leaving gardone with proof marked barrels that haven't actually been proofed, to back up yer statement.
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    Today, 06:12 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    do you have empirical data that the Gardone proof house has stamped proof marks on barrels that have not been tested? if so, that would lead to a really huge scandal of epic proportions, and lots of fines and jail time.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Today, 06:06 AM
    cigarette rolling paper will be expensive and might be too small of size. lots of good patching paper abounds. i use fidelity 9# or 10# onion paper from papermill.
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    Today, 06:03 AM
    rfd replied to a thread neck sizer in Black Powder Cartridge
    for the most part with black powder loads, fire form the brass, and never resize the case. lubed bullets should just push in and if need be a Very slight taper crimp is used to hold 'em in place over the wad(s) and powder column. for new brass, a...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:09 PM
    i cast and dip lube the lee 340 with GF#1, then load the brass with 14 grains of trail boss. an accurate load out to 200 yards. for more pep and much longer distances it has to be 26 grains of AA5744. but every gun requires careful evaluation and...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:35 PM
    You wouldn't be alone! Although some of the targets are so small, a trade gun is really put to task. Olives at 25 yards, anyone? Plus shooting through the loops on a pretzel without breaking them!
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 05:38 PM
    be interesting to measure the 223 due to arrive next week at me.
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    10-17-2018, 04:10 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    i when i spoke with jim chambers to order out his white lightnin touch hole liners, and explained the mess that jackie brown made of my smoothbores liner hole, he said three solid threads is all that's needed ... at least for a touch liner.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 04:01 PM
    henry tech support was adamant that all h015 barrels are externally the same except for their bore and chamber ream dimensions. i guess that's gonna need real world vetting. can anyone with a h015-4570 accurately measure the muzzle and breech...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 01:23 PM
    henry tech support said the external barrel dimensions for all of their h015 series are the same. if so, whether a .223 or .45-70, only the bore would be different. if this is true, then that would account for the incremental decrease in the...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 11:05 AM
    The twist is fine. Just treat it like a sore pecker, and don't screw with it.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 11:03 AM Try this.
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    10-17-2018, 11:00 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Science of preference in Cast Boolits
    I've loaded enough different chamberings over the years, much of it is now second nature. From the case capacity and bullet weight and design for a particular bore size, I have a darned good idea of which primers and powder will work best. I seldom...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 02:12 PM
    henry tech support sez all the h015 single shot rifles have the same exterior dimension barrels, no matter whether it's .223 or .45-70 chamber and bore ream. that fact is borne out by the guns weights listed for each of these rifle cartridge...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 01:25 PM
    4.5 Gr is below MINIMUM! 230gr Bullet - Titegroup 5.0 gr. 762 minimum - Trail Boss 5.5 gr. 685 (IMR start load)
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 11:36 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    best of luck, be safe.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 11:21 AM
    I would definitely use a grease cookie with BP.
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    10-16-2018, 11:16 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    I would recommend putting a ramrod down the bore, and comparing on the outside to see how much breech plug you have. The breech plug should have as much length as the bore diameter.
    79 replies | 2286 view(s)
  • John Boy's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 01:54 PM
    John Boy replied to a thread 44-40 question in Single Shot Guns If shooting black powder - max compressed powder is 35gr - use FFg
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 08:40 PM
    fwiw, on the henry site the spex on their s/s iron mounted rifles decreases as the bores increase. i'll call uncle henry up tomorrow to see if the barrels on these guns have the same outside dimensions.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 08:18 PM
    interesting. the .223 version weighs over 7lbs and the .45-70 version weighs under 7lbs, how did the big bore contribute to lost total weight?
    118 replies | 5405 view(s)
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Got my first Lee Enfield from my Father when I was 8 years old. Had to jam it in a dyke to shoot 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