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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:39 AM
    Brass from a .380 could be used to make .401 bullets. since they start out real close to .375 diameter bringing them up almost .020 in diameter would be the first step. But 9mm @.394 diameter, is so much easier to get, just cant see my self doing...
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    06-17-2018, 12:46 PM
    Seeing the impact of misses is great feed back. Good on you for taking the effort of making your range fun and useful.
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 12:42 PM
    You could size bullets down to what?, .219? after making them.224. But it is an extra step over just making them .219 I the first place. If making .224 bullets is also in your future, it seems like a pretty good plan to avoid buying two sets...
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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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    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
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-10-2018, 11:30 AM
    I didn't find much, if any difference in the roughened balls. Both the smoothbores I have at the time shoot like rifles, so what would I do with a bit more group tightener? If I am on target, they are going to hit.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-09-2018, 08:55 PM
    I don't think it was made for trade, as the gun has much nicer engraving than the Chief's grade guns.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-07-2018, 10:36 AM
    Steel wool will not cause a problem, as long as you let the previous layer of finish dry completely before rub out.
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    06-01-2018, 09:42 PM
    Well if I was doing it, I would take piece of 2X4 lumber and cut a hole in it with a hole saw as close as possible to the diameter of your cylinder. Then cut across the hole with the grain, a rip cut. This piece of wood will allow you to grip the...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-01-2018, 11:50 AM
    I seem to recall some models of Toyota had a sludge problem. Do a search for it.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-01-2018, 11:42 AM
    What are they being installed on? If a gun, bad juju could be in your future.
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    05-31-2018, 11:54 PM
    You could purchase a .373 chucking reamer for about 25 bucks. If it was my pistol, I would chuck the reamer and work it down each hole of the cylinder by hand. The existing holes would be good guides, don't force it, and don't sweat a few...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    05-30-2018, 01:36 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Fedex failed claim in Our Town
    I've started claims before, and have found out they were delivered by the post office, rather than Fedex. Since I don't go down the mountain often to check the mail, I didn't know it had been sitting in my mailbox. Just another time in my life I...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    05-30-2018, 01:19 AM
    waksupi started a thread Cannon shoot in Muzzleloading.
    This is a video I did at the Wild Horse Rendezvous, Cyr Montana, Memorial Day weekend. This is sponsored by the Sapphire Mountain Men, and is a yearly event. This is the largest cannon event in the northwest, although the number of shooters was down...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    05-30-2018, 01:02 AM
    The finished product has a lot to do with what you know what to do with what you get. Check out my sticky on Joni Lynn's Mauser for tips on correct stock design. Boyd's leave plenty wood to do it right if you take the time. I personally detest a...
    21 replies | 958 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    05-23-2018, 05:44 PM
    Video #3, the 4H Brigade defending the fort.
    6 replies | 354 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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