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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 11:04 AM
    Which one do you have brass frame or steel framed? I have the steel framed model and the case fit and finish is very good. Mine was a little stiff getting the follower all the was forward to turn the loading tube for a short time. Im shooting a 215...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 10:52 AM
    The side hammer sharps with a scope the hammer is in the way of pushing the round in unless your left handed. On the center hammers and hammerless it much better. I move my scopes around rifle to rifle. The Hepburn, High wall, roller and CPA are not...
    15 replies | 225 view(s)
  • Don McDowell's Avatar
    Today, 09:40 AM
    If hunting or close in target shooting are the main objective, the just go with one of the Marbles tang sight. Soule's and even verniers are a pain in the toosh for hunting and serve no serviceable purpose. Or go a bit further and do an MVA B5...
    15 replies | 225 view(s)
  • buckwheatpaul's Avatar
    Today, 07:37 AM
    Great points Ronnie....thanks! Paul
    4 replies | 26 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22 PM
    One thing to offer here, If you decide to open the sprue holes up. Remove sprue plate from mould and set up flat in a vise. Lock down to drill press table centered. Find a pin pin 4" long that just fits in the chucks key hole. use a counter sink to...
    22 replies | 346 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:07 PM
    I use a home made die and tapered expanders ( Mine are turned from 1/2" 0-1) on cartridges I neck turn, The tapered expander is also the spud for my neck turners. I expand on it the use it to center the cutters when neck turning. I do need to lube...
    2 replies | 65 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:01 PM
    Looking at the bolt face itself I believe I would check it for flatness. it may require being faced back and a washer soldered in also. another thing to look at is the locking lugs surface both on the bolt and in the receiver. ...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:46 PM
    Currently as far as barrels go I have on my BPCR rifles 2 Green Mountains 1 45 cal 1-18 twist 1 38 cal 1-12 twist, 1 douglas 40 cal 1-14 twist, 1 McGowan 38 cal 1-12 twist, and one Al Story 45 cal 1-18 twist. Last is a 45 cal 1-18 badger barrel. So...
    13 replies | 349 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:26 PM
    What our plant found with dial /digital calipers, indicators, digital mikes and other tools was after being sent out for repair or rebuild some still wouldn't pass calibration standards for our certification. considering the lead time and cost it...
    15 replies | 406 view(s)
  • rking22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:19 PM
    Needing to open one up myself, just how much underside can the pin be without leaking too much? I thought I would need to make a new pin for .429 to .431ish. Seems it would be tapered if only open part way thru, how do you control taper with split...
    16 replies | 219 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:40 PM
    I 40 & I 95 are back open as of today.
    9 replies | 332 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:24 PM
    When I was in HS all the buss drivers were students. I drove my junior and senior years. I also drove the activity buss for field trips and such. Now it's a requirement for teachers assistants. I realize the driving conditions have changed,...
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  • Don McDowell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:54 PM
    Richard you may want to build a powder compression stem, because sometimes the seating depth you determine to be right isn't exactly what the rifle and the bullet will agree with. Seems that the dual diameter bullets like to be seated much like a...
    18 replies | 449 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:03 PM
    My Grandfather lost the tips of 2 fingers at work in the late 40s early 50s. His complaint was they were more sensitive to cold nd bumps than before. Something for you to keep in mind.
    45 replies | 2117 view(s)
  • smokeywolf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:22 AM
    Down South, not sure about this, but I think I heard or read that lump sum payouts are taxed at a different rate than standard income. Mine was 'pretty generous' and had to be rolled into an annuity account or it would be taxed at 40%.
    50 replies | 1910 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:15 AM
    Same here. Worthy of respect.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:10 AM
    Eliminating variables can't hurt, and usually help in small degrees. Watch for primer back out or flattening.
    20 replies | 1108 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:45 AM
    Not a single supplier or contact I used during the 40+ years I worked, still exist. Is there a cause and effect thing going on?
    15 replies | 406 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:23 AM
    I would go mid range possibly even the short range version for a couple reasons. 1) the shorter staffs will catch less hunting, 2) the staffs will be stiffer being shorter. 3) the shorter shafts and more compact desighn folds better. Another option...
    15 replies | 225 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:12 AM
    Why reinvent the wheel per say. graingers, MSC, tool supply shops sell small to mid sized collets some with holders for machines. look for wheel collets for ID grinders mills and jewelers lathes. These smaller collet holders use a screw on closer...
    5 replies | 103 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    09-23-2018, 10:50 PM
    Pan lubing first and then sizing down may help preserve the grease grooves some as the lube will help lower them compressing some
    10 replies | 192 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    09-23-2018, 10:45 PM
    I have uniformed flash holes in some rifle cases. (found the largest in the batch of brass and used a number drill as a reamer to open the rest up to it). small gain in accuracy deburring flash holes is also an improvement depending on brass....
    20 replies | 1108 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    09-23-2018, 09:44 PM
    country gent replied to a thread case sizing lube in Cast Boolits
    Bar oil for chainsaws is very tacky and sticks ( what it needs to do in the spinning chain and groove of the bar). But it may take a solvent to remove from cases and dies. Ive never tried vegetable oils I have used Crisco shortening for case lube,...
    25 replies | 341 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    09-23-2018, 09:23 PM
    I use them to apply solvent to a bore chamber instead of a jag or brush. A lot of todays solvents are good at removing copper fouling and destroy a bronze brush in short order. Also work well at times for other chores. I had a 10" and 6" cleaning...
    10 replies | 198 view(s)
  • 35 shooter's Avatar
    09-23-2018, 07:17 PM
    35 shooter replied to a thread FWB 602 first shots! in AirGuns
    That’s a fine looking rifle. I think you did VERY well getting adjusted to irons from being used to a scope. It’s obviously a very accurate rifle too.
    2 replies | 83 view(s)
  • rking22's Avatar
    09-23-2018, 06:51 PM
    rking22 replied to a thread FWB 602 first shots! in AirGuns
    Fine rifle, too bad about the agravation but suspect it will fade as you get to know it. Dont know about your experience with match sights, but most people dont get enough light around the bull. Be sure you use a front rong that gives you a good...
    2 replies | 83 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