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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    11-22-2017, 09:36 AM
    If you are serious about wanting to make accurate ammo that might shoot close to the rifles ability, the first thing I would do is buy a mold and cast. Get the cost down low. I assume you cast bullets? Here is why. IF every bullet you shoot,...
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    11-20-2017, 01:59 AM
    Depending on the powder brand, compression and a die to do it is helpful. Some of the better powders shoot well uncompressed and a die is not needed. Don't try to save money - a few bucks will get you exactly what you need. here is a link to a...
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    11-17-2017, 05:45 PM
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/images/attach/jpg.gif http://castboolits.gunloads.com/images/attach/jpg.gif Sometimes the things we own can do double duty. I have a charcoal smoker that works as a wind screen by using the middle section over...
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    11-17-2017, 12:27 PM
    Being old and senile, my memory isn't what it used to be, but, arn't you the man that built a wooden rolling loading bench a year or three ago? Posted pic's of it here? It looked like it did the job and couple be moved in and out of the way as...
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    11-17-2017, 11:59 AM
    David, I am a long time member from 1983 but let the last few years pass with out membership. I can not get on the forum with Firefox anymore since they changed their host. I am not able to navigate all the computer tech to deal with it so I...
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    11-16-2017, 09:18 PM
    As you learn more, please post and I will follow along too. I stopped indoor work (machine shop) last spring to take care of outdoor projects but now snow season is back, I need to finish my barrel and action wrench-tools and then I will be...
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    11-16-2017, 10:09 AM
    This post got my interest. I am thinking about this too. I also have a South Bend 9A and 54" bed. Not the best gunsmith lathe but it is the one I own and there are no new lathes in my future. I need to learn and adapt. Mr. Wonderwolf, are you...
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    11-15-2017, 05:58 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Show us your nice rides in Our Town
    I had a 59 rag top with red leather back in 1969, cost me 400 bucks, drove it for one summer, got rid of it cause I could not keep second gear in the tranny. Boy, wish I had kept it now huh. I know what you mean about previous owners not taking care...
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    11-15-2017, 05:53 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Show us your nice rides in Our Town
    This is my 1994 Ford F-350 5.8L square body 4x4. Hard to find a four door with a full eight foot bed in it these days. Lots of new parts and maint needed from all those who owned it before and did not bother to take care of it as required. But it is...
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    11-15-2017, 04:48 PM
    MOA replied to a thread My 1st 45-70 loads in Cast Boolits
    :bigsmyl2:
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    11-13-2017, 08:40 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Mechanic overalls in Our Town
    Coveralls are so "OUT" in the fashion world of the recently retired. Overall's are the new "IN" with the kick back and relax crowd. Here are some of the fall fashion's for 2017.
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    11-12-2017, 07:58 PM
    Chill Wills replied to a thread 50-70 loads in Single Shot Guns
    Our old friend Pachyderm powder is a reduced load all by itself. :grin: It was good powder but low energy. I still have some too. I like it for some things.
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    11-12-2017, 02:32 AM
    MaLar replied to a thread Best woman in the world!!! in Our Town
    Seems some of us are so blessed. I have been for over 41 years.
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    11-11-2017, 02:41 PM
    I use my .412 for my 450/400 3" Nitro Express Ruger No. 1, except mine is the one Lyman cuts for the Win 405.
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    11-10-2017, 08:33 PM
    Chill Wills replied to a thread 50-70 loads in Single Shot Guns
    Shh, you will incur the wrath of the keyboard experts. Factory and arsenal both produced reduced loose powder rounds in untold amounts. But, do we really want to go here? I guess I just did. [smilie=1:
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    11-10-2017, 08:17 PM
    Chill Wills replied to a thread 50-70 loads in Single Shot Guns
    That long jump may not be the best accuracy wise but will work and may be accurate enough for getting started. I agree, it looks like a very long free bore and not a Govt chamber, assuming the bullet is full diameter. Maybe you could try seeing...
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    11-10-2017, 03:33 PM
    Chill Wills replied to a thread 50-70 loads in Single Shot Guns
    I think it will get you started too. Are you using a reduced load because you do not want to deal with the recoil?
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    11-07-2017, 05:54 PM
    Too funny, thanks a bunch. Made me laugh a good one, just what I needed today. lol :drinks:
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    11-06-2017, 10:58 PM
    That quote in red does not seem to fit together. Hot may = frosting but should really fill the driving bands/whole bullet out. Your alloy is good. It should work for both casting good bullets and work well in BPCR with real BP. I also agree with...
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    11-06-2017, 12:52 PM
    I would second the idea of the Mark-X rifle and action. I have no experience with the factory stocks. I found mine in the late 1980's or early 1990's. In a great old gun shop I used to visit, stocked to the roof with treasure, there were three...
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    11-04-2017, 11:39 AM
    Or, 1. You could take a casting of throat an chamber and see what your dealing with. 2. Hand chamber once fired neck sized only empty cases into gun to check for resistance. 3. Hand chamber empty full length sized cases into gun to check for...
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    11-04-2017, 10:50 AM
    Ok, here is my two cents worth. 1. Lg can of bear spray. 2. S&W model 629 in 44 mag with a 8-1/8" barrel. Two handed practice with 44 specials. As mentioned a quality chest holster and spray holder on a belt should work fine. I have shoulder...
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    11-01-2017, 07:06 PM
    Thanks. Very nice for sure. When I asked about any others?, I was talking about Creedmoors, However, I am ALWAYS glad to see good collections. In fact I wish more pictures would be included with posts! Thanks for sharing!
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    11-01-2017, 03:44 PM
    Chill Wills replied to a thread Is it possible? in Muzzleloading.
    David, If you don't mind, I am posting a link to your great internet sight for backround on all things Creedmoor. All, ...this is hands down, the best source of info for Black Powder Muzzleloader and Breechloader era longrange target shooting. ...
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    11-01-2017, 11:31 AM
    Nice Ballard! I am much more the competitor, then accumulator, and not so much collector. Mostly, I am attracted to rifles I can shoot, and I am attracted to historic matches. However, I do very much admire great rifle collections. Off and on I...
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    10-31-2017, 10:02 PM
    Right. I just thought I would ask if you intended to make a real Creedmoor or something else you enjoy, like a Creedmoor. What ever you create is good with me. If you are not a competitor it does not mater. There are those of us that still wish...
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    10-31-2017, 06:34 PM
    Very nice work on that single shot. Nice camo.
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    10-30-2017, 10:41 PM
    Chill Wills replied to a thread Is it possible? in Muzzleloading.
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?346637-Pedersoli-Gibbs-Rifle This is one of our current threads.. A note or two. Creedmoor is spelled without "more" on the end of it. There is no "more" in Creedmoor. It is a place. The first...
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    10-30-2017, 09:22 PM
    Do you think you will make the Creedmoor weight limit? What was it? 10 lbs even? Single trigger. Not less than 3 lb break. Or am I confusing this? This, from the top of my head...... I have had my hands on a few Creedmoors, never owned one and...
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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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