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  • buckwheatpaul's Avatar
    Today, 07:54 AM
    Charlie....I will try to accomplish what you have laid out....but it will take God's hand and help....Paul
    4 replies | 24 view(s)
  • smokeywolf's Avatar
    Today, 02:20 AM
    Not a cherry; nowhere near enough chip clearance. Come on Randy, jump to the most obvious conclusion. It's just a round burr. Indented flat could have been for a setscrew that kept it from backing out of the holder. Might have been used in the...
    8 replies | 277 view(s)
  • smokeywolf's Avatar
    Today, 01:01 AM
    I kind of favor the Lyman 41 receiver sight on the model '95.
    15 replies | 349 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:10 PM
    I normally go thru 300-500lbs of 20-1 a year. I use wood shavings and paraffin or beeswax to flux it when casting. I simple spread a light layer of shaving on the lead then the long handle spoon is inserted into lead and allowed to heat while the...
    9 replies | 325 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:59 PM
    One thing I found thru this site and carried a little farther on my own. These moulds really are consistent when you over pour them. Not just pouring a sprew, but pour a full ladle over letting excess run back into the pot. I "vented" the tops of my...
    5 replies | 89 view(s)
  • taco650's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:55 PM
    Here's a question for the builder in the group. I'm working on a Traditions Kentucky rifle kit and have taken a few liberties with the stock lines in an attempt to make it less blocky and now have some end grain that simply refuses to smooth out....
    1 replies | 58 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    Bernie Roweles moulds are a piece of art. They cast great and come up quick. Wash with dawn and a toothbrush really work up a lather all around with hot water then rinse and repeat a second time. Let dry ( a blow drier speeds this up a lot) lube...
    5 replies | 89 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    Didn't notice the difference in nose shape, was looking at the lube grooves. For smokeless I like multiple shallow grooves even if I sometimes don't use all of them. 220C looks like a BP boolit to me with that big single groove, but then again I...
    6 replies | 269 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:34 PM
    Looked hard at a nice 1885 (original) in 32-40 last month and quite honestly the chambering was the major reason I passed on it. I load & cast for enough oddballs already.....at least that's what I told myself.;-) My buddy bought the rifle so I...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:33 PM
    Knarly, your on the right first step asking for what bullet first before buying the mould. Twist rate is a big factor in bullet section. My 38-55 has a McGowen 1-12 twist barrel and it loves the 360 grn Nasa from Bernie Roweles at Old West moulds....
    4 replies | 103 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:24 PM
    In post number 8, Gunsellers says with the change in Iowa laws I'm thinking of trying to shoot a deer at 1000yds with a 405 grn bullet. I haven't seen any real snobbery but post explaining the difficulty of doing so. In field conditions even with...
    19 replies | 527 view(s)
  • Don McDowell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:10 PM
    This one is fairly popular among 38-55 shiloh shooters, I also shot in in a Uberti highway, but the twist was a bit slow to keep it stable at distance https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/10005
    4 replies | 103 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:59 PM
    Another big issue in the field will be range estimation. With these rifles 15-20 yards off on the actual range will make a miss or wounding shot also. On the range you know the range and work to it. On a home range you have your notes and or...
    19 replies | 527 view(s)
  • Blackwater's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:20 PM
    Here's a link: https://www.altamontco.com/pistol-grips/ruger I have a set of white grips ("simulated ivory") for my .357 Flat Top, and they fit pretty good. I've used some fine sand paper on them to round off some spots very gently, and they...
    2 replies | 101 view(s)
  • Blackwater's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:12 PM
    I'll never forget the first time I shot one of those little Berettas! It left twin gashes in the web of my shooting hand, where the slide cut me for about a 1" length! That lil' booger bites BACK for some of us! I've long admired them, and that...
    10 replies | 414 view(s)
  • Blackwater's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:00 PM
    Henry, FWIW, here's a "me too" for those who don't have problems with seating WW primers, and I've used an awful lot of them. They've long been the most common primers available locally, plus some CCI's. Federals have only had sporadic...
    22 replies | 407 view(s)
  • Blackwater's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:28 PM
    A "Bowie" and some "Fighters" are SUPPOSED to be big, and they aren't designed for skinning, etc. That Bowie in the OP was designed as a slashing Bowie, but they can be made for stabbing too, or .... you can just jab with the slashers if they have...
    32 replies | 1014 view(s)
  • rking22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:26 PM
    Wonder about my 1885 Browning hi wall in 30-06?
    26 replies | 587 view(s)
  • Blackwater's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:00 PM
    We often declaim what TV typically carries, but actually, there are some real pearls on the small screen, that can be very edifying and inspiring. Now that RTB and Chesterton are no longer regularly shown, I've lost 2 of my favorite shows on TV. ...
    0 replies | 29 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