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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    Not that one. 22BPCR Chicken at 50 meters and 100y 22 Schuetzen (German 25 ring) 22rf offhand is great, cheap practice. I'll have to look at the a23.
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    Yesterday, 11:45 AM
    Chill Wills replied to a thread .50-90 in Single Shot Guns
    I don't think making personal disparaging remarks helps bridge the powder gap :idea::drinks:
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    09-22-2017, 10:19 PM
    Chill Wills replied to a thread .50-90 in Single Shot Guns
    Here is data from the Accurate 1999 load data mailer I received. It has 5744 data for the 50-90-2.5" Gun C Sharps Barrel 30" Primer Fed 215 Case Eldorado MAXIMUM LOADS Bullet Powder Grains Velocity PEN365-FN 5744 43.0 1795 LY 440-SP 5744...
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    09-22-2017, 08:42 PM
    I forgot you mentioned this bullet. It is a good option and may be just the right replacement for the Paul Jones bullet in the print. The m-4 is a tapered bullet and can be seated out to both make room for enough powder to get it going in the 1200 -...
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    09-22-2017, 11:22 AM
    You are 100% right. I do not think Dick intended to mislead either. However, I think the info he presented, in other words, the way he wrote, created a lot of ambiguity. The Lyman bullet, as you know is a two diameter bullet and seats deep into...
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    09-21-2017, 11:06 PM
    I only have the Smith. It has been my mountain hiking sidearm for 20 years. Never every had to use it. I would be interested in learning about the Ruger.
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    09-21-2017, 01:54 PM
    That rifle has always interested me. If I could have all the rifles I wanted, I would have one. I do not remember what bullet Dick sited for this load. What bullet besides the Lyman was it you were using, Please? Could anyone post a link to the...
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    09-21-2017, 07:30 AM
    Still wayyyyyy toooo hot here in Mobile. Today to be in the 90's and still rain showers a regular thing to happen on a almost daily basis. I can't wait for thanksgiving, that is usually when I start casting. Would be nice to have a enclosed space...
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    09-20-2017, 06:37 PM
    Yup. Its worth it to me for all the right reasons. Economical, self reliance, can shoot when I want to because I always have the components I need, and it keeps me off the streets and out of my better halfs hair.
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    09-20-2017, 12:39 PM
    Veal? As in young cow? :grin:[smilie=1::mrgreen: Sorry! I guess I need more coffee. I thought it was funny. Veral is not getting any younger (either). I hope he has many more good years building us molds! When I see these threads, I always...
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    09-20-2017, 10:35 AM
    Did you try the Dick Trenk load, 52gr Swiss, using the above stated Lyman bullet?
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    09-18-2017, 12:05 PM
    This thread alone has stopped me even looking at a Remington or Marlin.
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    09-17-2017, 08:20 PM
    I always try to collect a wide variety of manuals, be they powder, bullet, or anyone in between. It is true that older books are, and should be suspect of load data as powder has been changing over the decades. But, the older manuals are handy to...
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    09-16-2017, 01:30 PM
    Townsend Whelen (March 6, 1877 – December 23, 1961), called "Townie" by his friends, was an American hunter, soldier, writer, outdoorsman and rifleman. Whelen was a colonel in the United States Army, and a prolific writer on guns. ...
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    09-16-2017, 01:26 PM
    It is spelled Whelen, not Whalen. Just saying. I have had two Remington 700 Classic rifles in this chambering. One was just so much fun I got a second when it came up for sale. I had great loads made up for both Jacket and cast for elk hunting. ...
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    09-13-2017, 01:49 PM
    Go with the Lyman #50. Unless your using very specific jacketed rounds it should cover 99% of your needs IMHO.
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    09-11-2017, 08:00 PM
    Hey Fly, I don't know from tec but doing what it takes is easy. I used my numbered drills on the nipples - it is the first thing to do. But when the new nipples mic less the 0.040" that is the limit of standard drills. I may get some cheap China...
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    09-11-2017, 03:26 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Old manuals in Vintage Reloading Manuals
    Just finished collecting all the manuals from Lyman on cast boolit handbooks #1 thru 4 Happy camper at last.:drinks:
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    09-11-2017, 01:15 PM
    I ended up taking 0.015" off the top of the Ampco nipple. Works great now for the CCI #11 cap. The #11 Remington caps are a good fit but not as tight as the CCI are after the nipple was shortened. I am hunting with the CCI.
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    09-10-2017, 02:44 PM
    I like to use my bandsaw too. However, any coarse tooth wood saw, hand or electric will do it. A table saw is my last option but works. Cut half way and turn over and cut the rest. Once you do some, it is not hard.
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    09-10-2017, 02:33 PM
    BTW - if you lube both sides of the barrel and try to pull the ball, drive it in a little before trying to pull it out.
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    09-10-2017, 02:31 PM
    You are on the right track. Clean above it with water or what ever you use. Get a generous amount of patch oil on the bore and down around the ball. Use the puller. Should work. If not. ..... Does the Springfield have a threaded breach you can...
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    09-10-2017, 12:01 PM
    Hello, This is a hunting rifle, so I am using Pure Lead Maxi-balls and no wiping between shots. Wiping surly would be a change for the better on follow up shots, but if ever I need a second shot, I want to know what to expect. The 32-1 twist...
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    09-09-2017, 09:57 PM
    Chill Wills replied to a thread 1866 Winchester in Leverguns
    There was a high end gun shop in the seventies I would frequent that had a lot of these. Japan or Italian made. At the time I thought they were nice but 38 Special? Not good for much and the rifles were pricey. Now, I wish I would have had the...
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    09-09-2017, 07:32 PM
    You may have a point. I liked the fit, it was just a little looser than in the old barrel and starting in this new barrel is great. Really, the fit seemed correct, just loose enough to fit in the muzzle up to the top band with no wiggle and then...
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    09-09-2017, 07:24 PM
    I thought of that and then kinda dismissed it. Now that you mention it, maybe that is something I can try. I think it may only take removing a small amount to make a difference.
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    09-09-2017, 01:34 PM
    It is interesting, the 100y groups I am getting with this Lyman Great Plains Hunter replacement barrel are not as good so far as I would have expected. My old barrel was the RB 1 in 60 twist, and it shot the TC maxi bullet well. 100Y accuracy was 2...
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    09-08-2017, 01:24 PM
    Not right or wrong but I am glad you like the Rowell for casting. I have next to 100% match bullets using RCBS and Lyman ladles. My Two Rowells never get used and I sold the 6LB used for batching ingots. I have been casting since 1970 and have...
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    09-07-2017, 03:43 PM
    Then I bet it is pure or close to it. Good score!
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    09-07-2017, 02:38 PM
    Maybe- sometimes. It depends on what it is intended to be used for. Some sheet lead has a few percent Sb to keep it from drooping if used in that application. Google the suppliers and look at all the alloys available. You will see that often we...
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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
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