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  • John Boy's Avatar
    Today, 01:45 PM
    Accurate Mold clone of the Ideal 375166 - MOA out to 300yds and drops Rams at 500 meters. Not satisfied with a 380 base, depending on the alloy to be used - ask Tom to make it bigger. It's my Go To bullet for my HiWalls ...
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    Today, 11:35 AM
    Slowly back away from the bong, and quit drinking that water! :D
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Today, 11:16 AM
    that happens all the time. this is all akin to some people asking "what's the best ... ?", when the "best" is actually elusively quite personal and the questioner should just be seeking guidelines as in "please help with ....". in my PPB...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Today, 09:12 AM
    yes DT, time always seems to be the most elusive stuff of all. in comparison, all the other stuff is relatively easy. ;)
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Today, 08:12 AM
    all of this is about guidelines. guidelines are just that - stuff that might work for other people. all of this reloading stuff is fraught with some measure of uniqueness. testing stuff out on yer own is where your rubber meets your road, and is...
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    Yesterday, 10:27 AM
    Do a search for Jack First Gun Parts.
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    Yesterday, 10:19 AM
    Considering the .358 Win is based on the .308 case, I disagree. .358 Win is probably the finest cast bullet round you can chamber for.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-21-2018, 10:27 AM
    I recall a so-called gunsmith who drilled through the barrel of a Sharps to mount sights. First shot, the sight took a trip.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    06-20-2018, 06:45 PM
    +1 on using a good bore wiper AND a patch popper. one swipe of the delrin rod does it all and saves time best used for aiming.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 08:32 PM
    if ccw isn't a concern, any reputable full size 1911 would be the way to go. however, being able to digest hard ball, cast round and swc, hollow points, and whatever else - that might be an issue. had that problem with both remington and ruger...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 08:09 PM
    Might suggest the Mossberg Patriot in 300 Win Mag with a 12X variable mill dot scope http://www.mossberg.com/category/series/mossberg-patriot/mossberg-patriot-hunting/
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  • rfd's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 05:20 PM
    rfd replied to a thread What type of lube in Muzzleloading.
    the bottom line truth is that your gun (and if course, you) will need to see what patch thickness and ball size it will prefer, for consistent accuracy. how you would like to load may bring about a compromise of accuracy and easy loading. ...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 10:08 AM
    Black powder shotgun reloads will always have more foul in the bore than handgun loads. Why? Because part of the foul will be material from the hulls reloading with paper or plastic hulls or the fiber wad I too shoot SASS with BP reloads using...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 02:45 PM
    all interesting comments and dialogue. that's good and that's about all. with a black powder PPB cartridge the bottom line to me is that once a slick and patch mate well, and are harmonious with the bore, all is good 'n' happy and load testing for...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 12:58 PM
    i used a simple propane torch on that offshore hammer, it did the job.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 09:56 AM
    That's the right way to do it. Also notice the notch on the front of the cock. If you guns don't have that, get out a file or Dremel and do it. It directs fragments away from the eyes, and helps split the fired cap for easier removal.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 08:22 AM
    it also depends if that misalignment is vertical or horizontal. if vertical, moving the drum/bolster up or down to square up with the hammer's cup would be the easiest to fix, but typically, it ain't that easy and then out comes the torch .........
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  • rfd's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 06:59 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Bought a metal carport today. in AirGuns
    a simple .22rf bullet trap is both cheap and extremely effective. i've been using a champion trap at 5 to 15 yards for the last 8 years, works just fine.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 06:42 AM
    PPB cartridges work extremely well. they win matches against greasers. i only load my bpcr guns with PPB cartridges. there are distinct advantages with a PPB cartridge. i stopped using greasers years ago. how the PPB cartridge is built is of...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 06:31 AM
    i had that misalignment of hammer and nipple with a .32 crockett kit 3 years ago. propane torched the hammer red hot and bent it with a vise grips 'til it hit the nipple square. worked just fine.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 10:50 AM
    Yep, they do that. People around here open the hoods of the vehicle when camped in the back country. The pack rats prefer enclosed spaces
    43 replies | 986 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