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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 12:42 PM
    Trying to "improve" on a system that's been reliable for 150 years or better is going to be a big job to accomplish. Resurfacing a frizzen is a rough job to get dead right. This new material how is it shaped, knapped like flint? or special...
    8 replies | 226 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 12:29 PM
    Flush system and maybe even back flush it ( push fluid thru in opposite direction) the back flush will remove chips and crud caught in corners and bends with the opposite flow. There is little to go wrong with the newer rack and pinion systems. ...
    4 replies | 125 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 12:16 PM
    It is easier to swap measures in the unthreaded. remove the lower nut and lift out. Same when installing it. Another plus to the un threaded is a disk with a 7/8" stem made and you have a turret stand that holds several measures. Just loosen nut...
    8 replies | 273 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 11:41 AM
    I have a die made to hold my turning mandrels. This allows me to expand necks to the mandrel before neck turning. The mandrel is a snug fit with the brass spring back. Makes for a very nice finish on the neck and very accurate neck wall thickness....
    5 replies | 41 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    Today, 11:20 AM
    The problem with that is 44 rifles use bigger barrels than 44 revolvers do. Unless you load them with black powder and soft lead bullets to allow bump up, the same load will never be ideal in both guns. If you want to do that, a 357 or 45 is way...
    38 replies | 1246 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    Today, 10:15 AM
    If you have tired old eyes that no longer focus, no iron sight is the answer. On the other hand, if your eyes retain their youth, any iron sight is reasonable. Don't blame the sight, they don't age. Peep sights certainly help, but it's a stop gap...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Today, 09:47 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread oh well did it again in Our Town
    It is hopeless to keep trying to ONE UP SWMBO. She has a one-way selective memory that will eventually stop you in your tracks. Just plane uncanny how they already know when you've made, what you consider a successful trip, that involves guns. I...
    28 replies | 795 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 12:45 AM
    You might try a very sharp scribe and clean / slightly deepen the vent lines. My Brooks mould is a adjustable cup base PP mould and likes to run 20-1 around 725*-750*. I use a cast iron rcbs ladle to cast the spout has been opened up from the...
    6 replies | 184 view(s)
  • Don McDowell's Avatar
    Today, 12:29 AM
    Sheesh you would need to know what discipline of "rifle matches" did he shoot in. If they were NRA matches, and you knew his membership number you could go to the NRA competitions web and look up his scores, if he shot in target matches.
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  • rking22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    interesting, I had not thought it would be that dramatic! I will be making a point to do load workup on fresh brass. Thanks for posting this follow-up, learned something new,,,again!
    5 replies | 266 view(s)
  • rking22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:53 PM
    I like those grips! I also have a M31-1, it's a 4 inch and seems to be zeroed at 25. Picked up a 3 inch Rossi 69 (j frame clone) to keep it company. They make great woods walking guns, plenty of power for pinecones and accurate enough to be fun. I...
    12 replies | 286 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:47 PM
    The question I would ask is how is the Ferrocium wear on the frizzen and lock?
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:44 PM
    Ive got the hourglass body done and base filled with lead Weighs about 4 1/2 - 4 lbs. Left the lead 1/8: below the copper fittings base so it sits on a ring. Bushing tube is done slot cut. trickler tube is done matching slot cut 2 1 1/4" wheels and...
    6 replies | 175 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:45 PM
    Welcome to the addiction.fn1889m. I too will ask where you are located? Black powder isn't a mystical dark arts to load. Cleaning isn't a big chore at the range windex with vinegar is a good convenient...
    12 replies | 191 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:27 PM
    Now even the NRA rifle matches allow a scope. Ive shot a lot of iron sights at distance ( out to 1000yds) the sights used by competitors are very good accurate and repeatable but some cost almost as much as a factory rifle. Back in the late 80s my...
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  • salvadore's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:20 PM
    I had a saa that had a scary trigger pull. This was 30+ years ago, anyway I bought one of the gunsmith videos for that shooter. I don't remember the drill, but no sear filing anyway, I was the able to adjust the trigger pull to a safe weight. I...
    31 replies | 1903 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:16 PM
    While powders may look close different powders have different densities. You might be able to make a larger dipper of a given size. For example a 3/4" tube 1"long with a end soldered in and a handle. throw and weigh 20 charges of the suspect powder....
    27 replies | 571 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:03 PM
    Earlwb, Im one of those guys. My first NRA Match rifle in 243 I tested worked up loads looking for the very best. Almost all were more than acceptable for across the coarse matches. Didn't get a full season out of the first Hart barrel. But I...
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  • salvadore's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:44 PM
    Rent a sense of humor hangfire, it was a joke.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:26 AM
    Crankycalico, a lot of shooters love to tinker, modify, and improve firearms. Back in the 50s and 60s the craze was "sporterizing" a military surplus bolt action rifle. Or building a custom rifle on one of the many actions available. I wonder how...
    20 replies | 294 view(s)
  • rking22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:18 AM
    It's about the learning experience, I wish more people approached it that way. Example, there is a very nice, inexpensive folding 410, it is locked by a simple pivoting block operated by a "trigger"shaped lever in front of the trigger guard. Fellow...
    20 replies | 294 view(s)
  • rking22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:06 AM
    I expect any any small caliber, hi velocity bullet will expand and stop in it. I have put holes thru railroad tie plates with a 22-250, but steel is non yielding. 30-06 ball would not go thru them! Will also stop all typical pistols. 30-06ap, yep...
    27 replies | 659 view(s)
  • missionary5155's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:09 AM
    Would it be possible to re-chamber with a 32-20 reamer setting a new shoulder to use 32-20 brass ? Then open the throat of a 32-20 sizer to the desired diameter ??
    14 replies | 799 view(s)
  • taco650's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:09 AM
    Loaded up a box of .44 mag with Lee 240-SWCGC (weigh about 250 in my alloy) over 9 gr of Unique. Just looking for a solid, everyday practice load.
    6916 replies | 582339 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:17 AM
    What caliber is the barreled action?
    6 replies | 502 view(s)
  • rking22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:03 AM
    I bet they do! First mold Ive bought in a while just as a pure toy, the 44wc last week was a necessity :cbpour:
    3 replies | 148 view(s)
  • rking22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:58 AM
    Merry Christmas, I have a 4inch nodash. Sweet guns, mines a six shooter, how bout yours,6 or 10? My 8 3/8 is a M17 -5 , I used to love the long barrels but then the 4 inch started to be my choice. That long 17 aint going anywhere anytime soon, long...
    7 replies | 205 view(s)
  • rking22's Avatar
    12-15-2018, 11:12 PM
    rking22 replied to a thread Women carrying concealed in Our Town
    Sounds like she needs a new job! Kinda hard to conceal anything beltfed! Sorry, checked this thread for my daughter some suggestions, she is in a dream position comparatively,, wow!
    32 replies | 856 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
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