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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:36 PM
    Yup. I am learning. I am just using room temp H2O now and for sure - standing up the box and barrel. My bore and rifling are looking good thankfully so no problems that way. I will be starting my 50-90 half round barrel this coming week and I...
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    Yesterday, 09:54 PM
    I tried to capture it in pictures but I can not get the light correct to show what I am talking about. The pictures just show what looks like a nicely blued octagon barrel. The detail is hard to capture. I would describe the imperfections as small...
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    Yesterday, 01:32 PM
    True as far as the tools change with technology. I'm old school by virtue of my age and era. In 1971 there were not many choices of quality small reliable defense capable handguns that were not based on revolver design. Most of the small automatics...
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    Yesterday, 12:53 PM
    Carding really did clean up the surface a lot. Things are looking OKAY. Not great but the barrel is passing the three foot test. Close inspection shows a lot of fine imperfection. Maybe two more cycles will fix some of this. Overall I am happy...
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    Yesterday, 11:17 AM
    This is a stand alone die made by RCBS for the sole purpose of seating and applying a tapered crimp only. Does anyone know if it can be used to apply a tapered crimp on a 380 acp cartridge? Thanks.
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    Yesterday, 10:34 AM
    Yes. Thus was the first handgun I owned. I was pretty ticked when it was stolen, since I felt sure who did it, but had no proof so could not get a search warrant issued. I think I kept the second mag as a reminder about human nature an even seemly...
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    Yesterday, 10:21 AM
    Yes, I did find out that the steaming pan of water was too much plus in talking with two of the guys at the match yesterday that have done some of this, having the barrel in the box horizontal was not the thing to do and they said to turn the...
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    Yesterday, 10:09 AM
    Got a Browning 10/71 back in 1972 but lost it in a burglary in 75. I never got rid of the second magazine all these years. Came across another one recently an said why not, now I can put that second mag to good use after 44 years. Many have never...
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    04-19-2019, 12:20 PM
    Bump.
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    04-19-2019, 12:05 PM
    1990 Remington 700 classic rifle I agree. Reloader 15 and 250gr jacketed and Reloader 15 with LBT 280 spitzer very accurate 2500 fps with the jacket bullet 2375 fps with the LBT cast
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    04-19-2019, 11:05 AM
    Yesterday, after the second rust cycle and the first carding, I coated the barrel as per directions with a very thin wipe of the Laurel Mountain browning solution. Colorado is know for its very low humidity. With scrap wood I completed a simple...
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    04-18-2019, 03:37 PM
    The second cycle of Laurel Mountain slow rust and boil is complete and the barrel is back in the new/scrap wood sweat box starting its third round of rust. Second round not so nearly as dramatic as the first round. The formerly in the white, 320...
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    04-17-2019, 11:49 PM
    Adventures of a newby... I just thought I would show you where I am in the home bluing process. I am using the Laurel Mountain product. I completed the metal prep to 320 grit and degressed the barrel . I hope I did it right! I made two wooden...
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    04-17-2019, 12:01 AM
    Savage 110, no barrel nut, Boyd's featherweight thumb-hole (not lightweight at all), Shaw barrel 1-14 twist. Shaw barrel quality has come a long way since I started using them decades ago. This is the first load I tried with a P.C.d bullet. A...
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    04-16-2019, 10:33 PM
    MaLar replied to a thread My casting shed in Special Projects
    Got the metal roofing today hope to have it on this weekend. Wohooo!
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  • MOA's Avatar
    04-16-2019, 03:39 PM
    There are newer threads addressing the old rollers.
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    04-15-2019, 12:20 PM
    The gun pictured above was set up and aimed at the 200 meter (219y) chicken line at the 4th of July event. The gun has a sweep gear that can be levered in or out at the operators discretion so that the burst either drills all the rounds into the...
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    04-14-2019, 06:22 PM
    Here is a reproduction made from castings made by my friend and fellow BPCR Silhouette competitor. This is a picture of my son at age 9 cranking it in the entrance way where it lives and greets visitors. When making the reproduction the obvious...
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    04-13-2019, 05:19 PM
    Thx bdicki, I'll add it to the cabinet.
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    04-13-2019, 08:36 AM
    The metal is in pretty good shape. No rust, just some fading from handling.
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    04-12-2019, 08:38 PM
    That is a possibility no doubt Drydock. I will know more tomorrow after I do some drops and column height testing. I have a 36" drop tube I made last year, so if I need to I will just make a support backer for the measure and use it in conjunction...
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    04-12-2019, 08:22 PM
    BrentD, you might be correct, but I won't know til I try it. The velocity of the powder may not be high enough to compact it like a straight tube will. I'll have a better idea tomorrow when I start so see how it flows through the spiral. Hopefully...
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    04-12-2019, 08:00 PM
    Since I located a 1895 Ideal Black Powder measure so it was time to do a BP build for this dedicated BP measure. This is the project. It will progress bit by bit over the coming weeks as I have time to put it together. Today was the start. A word of...
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    04-12-2019, 07:40 PM
    Here's the start of the new powder drop made with 1/4" ID copper tubing. I've decided to do a spiral tube using a 2" rolling pin as the form. This will give me a 34" tube drop in a 22" distance. I took a large sheet of paper and drew a line at a 45...
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    04-12-2019, 02:37 PM
    Nobade, might this be the one you are thinking about? However, it comes in heaver than 300 grs. This is the one to try ... You will have to have a copy made. I think Steve Brooks will make it. It is the exact mate to the rifles chamber design...
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  • MaLar's Avatar
    04-12-2019, 01:40 AM
    Wish I had some thing like that for my Makarov the brass usually beats me home from the range.
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    04-11-2019, 07:34 PM
    Chill Wills replied to a thread Pan lubing in Boolit Lube !
    For bullets/lube cake that want to stick in that metal pan - you can spray PAM cooking oil as a release. 15 minutes in the freezer works too.
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  • MaLar's Avatar
    04-10-2019, 10:31 PM
    It will work fine. I use a non convection oven and have no complaints. I'm not one to run out and buy what someone says is the best when I'm satisfied with what works for me.
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    04-07-2019, 06:46 PM
    Well I finally found a few spare hours to get these brass shotshells made for the 410. The brass came already annealed at the neck area, but I would need to anneal it further down on the body so the fire forming would expand the base area of the...
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    04-07-2019, 04:37 PM
    Yes, we are taking a wait and see. The additional work load purposed for the match director (me) looks like it will be a lot more than in the past. So far this year there is no program in place, one is promised to be in the works, so naturally I...
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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