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  • Nobade's Avatar
    06-12-2019, 04:38 PM
    My rifle is a 1:14 and pistol Is 1:10. They both work fine. Badger doesn't push them very fast. Sent from my SM-J737V using Tapatalk
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  • McFred's Avatar
    06-11-2019, 05:37 PM
    I use a 158 RNFPBB in 357SIG. It has a very short neck and I barely have to flare the case mouth to seat a bevel-bottomed bullet. This works well enough that I don't have to run a separate operation to crimp the case mouth back down. So win/win...
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    06-09-2019, 03:33 PM
    + 1000, I totally agree! We all need to stick together on our 2nd Amendment rights. Why is it in Europe a suppressor is encouraged as a good sportsman and we restrict it?
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    06-09-2019, 12:23 AM
    I signed it earlier today. I don't have a suppressor, doubt I ever will considering most of my shooting is low velocity and black powder. However I support this cause.
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    05-31-2019, 03:01 PM
    I hope you find a good load that shoots well. Did you get the mold by chance and his loading data? It will save you some time and components.☺ BTW, .303 cases may well be too short for your chamber. Measure the fired cases to know.
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    05-30-2019, 02:23 PM
    Glad to hear you figured it out. Wish you had provided more information initially. I thought you might of had an old Winchester that used the 250 gr loads. It should be fun for silhouettes. :smile:
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    05-30-2019, 01:06 PM
    Put a lot of thought into how far a rifle bullet will fly when fired into the air at a high angle. Then buy more shotgun shells.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    05-30-2019, 01:03 PM
    M70 is easier because of the flat bottom, the wrench has something to dog on. Just have to get it back in the right place so the extractor works. The wood blocks and some rosin work ok for previously swapped barrels but are a bit weak for never...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    05-29-2019, 04:50 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread Case chart???? in Our Town
    If SAAMI or CIP doesn't list it, I find Ken Howell's book to be quite valuable.
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    05-29-2019, 01:43 PM
    Forming can be done with either, but 30-40 would be my choice. Just fireform it with a bit of fast burning powder with cream of wheat filler as that's what I do. Then trim to length. I imagine your have a pretty slow twist in that rifle, so...
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    05-29-2019, 10:33 AM
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    05-28-2019, 05:00 PM
    I think the hardest to remove barrel I've run across was a mosin nagant. That took some serious muscle. I have twisted Mauser barrels in half, but that's not terribly hard to do. I do Rem 700 barrels most every day, and have not met one yet that was...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    05-25-2019, 08:28 AM
    I tried that in my short barrel Colt. It's pretty dramatic and plenty powerful, and I went back to 2f just to calm it down a bit. That old 45 is pretty impressive when it's loaded like it's meant to be.
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    05-24-2019, 07:26 PM
    He's A+ to deal with from my previous dealings! ��
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    05-24-2019, 04:37 PM
    I just received an email from Gail at CPA about an inquiry about building a rifle on a hi wall. Unfortunately, and understandably they won't be able to do it anytime soon due to the workload. D**n good customer service as I only inquired 16...
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    05-24-2019, 03:53 PM
    Good luck, hopefully they've gotten thdir act together and you'll be happy with it. I honestly hope so as we have far too few good custom gun makers making BP firearms!
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    05-23-2019, 03:30 PM
    Chris Pete has been gone for a couple of years Pat is running the shop now he’s a decent sort of fella but they have a hard time keeping good help and that would seem to be the problem in qc" That could certainly be part of their problems as...
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    05-23-2019, 02:54 PM
    I forgot to mention whoever chambered the rifle needs to learn to pull out the reamer occasionally to clear out the chips as my chamber had a radial gouge in it. I built. many BR, HP, 1000 yd rifles and F class rifles years ago including the 6mm BR...
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    05-23-2019, 11:20 AM
    The only negative I've ever heard about Shiloh is the long wait time, but to get a quality custom rifle I expect it.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    05-23-2019, 10:05 AM
    I doubt you'll ever match the accuracy you can get with jacketed. But with enough work and patience you should be able to make it work quite well, say twice the size of your normal groups, at almost the same velocity. That's been my experience...
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    05-23-2019, 08:18 AM
    I recently received a 1885 high grade rifle in 40-65 from C Sharps. The web site says 90-120 days. Well it was almost 9 months. Not a big deal as I expect a custom gun to take awhile. However I suggested they change their web site a couple of...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    05-22-2019, 04:50 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread 58 cal smooth bore in Muzzleloading.
    80gr. Is a good load in a 12 ga. I would think you'd want a bit less in a 58. I use cardboard wads such is mentioned in the sticky above that tells you about how to manage a shotgun. That works great and doesn't cost anything.
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  • McFred's Avatar
    05-21-2019, 12:42 AM
    FWIW CZ corrected the 'tall' bolt handle root years ago. You can just buy a replacement handle from CZ online that's significantly shorter that will clear most objectives with lower rings, or get out the angle grinder, flap wheel and the cold blue...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    05-20-2019, 05:02 PM
    I've shot a lot of blue dot in my 416 Taylor under the RCBS 350. It works quite well. Not hard to hit 1700 fps with very good accuracy. That formula sounds about right, usually I'd call a 50 percent load to be the top so 40 pct. Should be plenty...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    05-20-2019, 04:47 PM
    That's a good tip. I knew some guys wipe their cartridge rifles with RV antifreeze so making moose milk out of it makes sense.
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  • McFred's Avatar
    05-20-2019, 02:38 PM
    I've got a 50mm objective-d, 30mm tube-d Vortex scope on a 527 Varmint. The Warne Maxima mediums are just about right for the barrel profile. The scope bell can't get much closer to the barrel. I didn't need to lap the rings. The scope seems to...
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I've been reloading near 50 yrs. and casting over 40 yrs. I've just recently gotten back into cast bullet shooting in rifles after a long hiatus.
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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