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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Today, 10:15 AM
    My first pair was bought for catfishing in 1958. Carried it on a bicycle 6 miles to the river along with tent and fishing gear. A second set (1966) was bought to camp with my new family. Other stoves have been purchased from pawn shops. ...
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  • Don McDowell's Avatar
    Today, 09:58 AM
    What rifle are you shooting the RCBS bullet in. What alloy are you casting the bullet from. What is your powder charge?
    5 replies | 42 view(s)
  • missionary5155's Avatar
    Today, 06:27 AM
    Good morning Well done ! I do enjoy reading these adventures into the "why not" realm of creativity.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 12:40 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Savage 23B in Factory Rifles
    Mine had the rear aperture sight on it. It wasn't drilled for a scope mount but I had the 2 8 48 tapped holes for the aperture and one 10 48 to work with on the top of the receiver. I used a piece of Brownels weaver blank drill the hole pattern in...
    5 replies | 141 view(s)
  • Idaho Mule's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:51 PM
    Idaho Mule replied to a thread Savage 23B in Factory Rifles
    I believe that I have the mount, and scope that you need. My rifle is not drilled and I can't bring myself to drill it so may as well let the scope and mount go. I am looking at modifying a Skinner receiver site to fit the existing holes (for...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:49 PM
    THe problem I see is with the mould itself the 3 flutes wont allow an "even" spacing in the blocks making a mechanical lock when the bullet cools. Swaging them would be possible though. A swaging die to form the flutes would be interesting as a hard...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:32 PM
    I believe lapping would give you what you want the easiest. Lapping would only require some modified bullets a t tap handle and time. Cast a few good bullets...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
    A boring head with a boring bar in a good solid mill will work. As will the boring bar in a lathe and 4 jaw chuck. Set up is the critical part of this job. Everything needs to be right. You will spend a lot of time indicating everything in. ...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:39 PM
    I have a flat top AR match rifle the riser rail is set up to mount a scope or my warner rear sight. ( both are repeatable on and off) My wife's AR flat top upper wears an rpa rear that clamps onto the dovetail. The flat top can be very versatile in...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:26 PM
    Looked at midways pics of the press. Not a bad looking press and innovative in some ways. The larger guide rods may make for a stiffer stronger support. The rods are fixed and the shell holder block slides on them, couldn't tell if they ae bushed or...
    11 replies | 332 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:13 PM
    Wilson's new 300 ham'r. We've been playing with their 7.62x40 with great results, and the new one is just more of the same. And it makes a way better cast boolit gun than a 6.5 does.
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  • rking22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:04 PM
    Trapper, that is the worst case that I want to avoid. When things get hard to get, the least useful are what is available. I keep a full 8lb of a fast shotgun , medium shotgun and fast rifle powder all the time. When I open an 8, I start planning to...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:04 AM
    Yes, the numbering method Swiss powder uses is confusing to us Americans. The powder we get is re-labled so we can understand it here.
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  • missionary5155's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:14 AM
    Good morning and Congratulations ! Hard to beat a fat heavy cast slug out of that fine old hunk of brass. We have a couple 375-06 rifles JES made.
    10 replies | 333 view(s)
  • 35 shooter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:04 AM
    Nice looking rifle. Now that’s a great early Christmas present!
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:56 AM
    That's about where my postells shoot too. That puts me about .010 of the rifling. Keep in mind these rifles have little camming force to push a bullet into the rifling. If you want to run tight have a assist tool with you. The chamber in your rifle...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:46 AM
    Buffalo arms company, Track of the wolf, Should have them
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  • country gent's Avatar
    12-17-2018, 11:57 PM
    Here is something to consider. A few of us were sitting around waiting for scores to be posted and any prizes after the ORPA Bob Wright Memorial 1000 yd match. This match was 3 relays, Any rifle any sights, any rifle iron sights, and service...
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  • Artful's Avatar
    12-17-2018, 10:32 PM
    Artful replied to a thread Caliber for new can in Our Town
    I have another video you might like to see Oh and for 45 ACP rifle - SMLE #4 conversion SIA components Which is louder than 38 spl thru the 45 can
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  • Artful's Avatar
    12-17-2018, 06:21 PM
    Artful replied to a thread Caliber for new can in Our Town
    You may find it works ok with even 30 caliber guns But by the time you get to 22 caliber it won't do much in my experience Also cleaning is a consideration - Does your can disassemble for cleaning?
    32 replies | 1046 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    12-17-2018, 05:10 PM
    I use a 8 ounce dead blow mallet. The slim line version. For many years I used a dowel rod with a piece of clear tygon tubing pushed over the working end. the tygon provided added cushion and protected the wood. A hammer handle, dowel, leather...
    27 replies | 460 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    12-17-2018, 05:02 PM
    A very simple die can be made in a drill press of the lee style (whack a mole) and ran in a small arbor press or vise even. Decide on size need for case. drill hole slightly undersized and ream to size with decimal reamer. I would ream .001-.002...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    12-17-2018, 04:50 PM
    Filled the base with lead today. melted it in to around 1/8" of base. it still sits on a copper ting roughly 1 3/4" in dia and now weighs about 3 pounds its very stable takes a pretty good push to move it any. Painted the exposed lead in the base...
    7 replies | 291 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    12-17-2018, 01:47 PM
    If you crimped the rounds and are trying to seat them deeper that's the reason. when you crimp you push the case mouth into the bullet or channelure. Then when you try to seat deeper the mouth scrapes cuts the bullet some depending on depth of...
    14 replies | 307 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    12-17-2018, 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...
    16 replies | 439 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    12-17-2018, 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. ...
    15 replies | 407 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    12-17-2018, 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...
    9 replies | 366 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    12-17-2018, 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....
    12 replies | 194 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