RotoMetals2Wisconsin TriggerStainLess Steel MediaLee Precision
Inline FabricationGraf & SonsMidSouth Shooters SupplyTitan Reloading

  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    Today, 11:11 AM
    Here are two pictures. I hope they show the condition of the barrel well.
    1 replies | 188 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    Today, 11:02 AM
    Chill Wills replied to a thread 4f black powder in Muzzleloading.
    Here is a quick look at the Lyman ML guild with pressure for C&B No data for ML was listed. I could guess that long barrels and short pressure times is the reason they are not listed. I could also guess that equal loads in long guns could be used....
    42 replies | 692 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:10 PM
    Ruger #3 take off barrel- 45-70 Gov. 200th year of American liberty Used but good shape. Bluing shows some truck rack marks and dulling. Barrel was on rifle for years by first owner and was shot some but maybe not much. Inside looks very good....
    1 replies | 188 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-25-2017, 09:20 PM
    Well. Okay then! I would guess you are one big guy or maybe have never launched an ounce of lead at these very high velocities. You are talking some serious recoil here. Maybe think about 1250 fps to 1400 fps. These velocities will get done...
    8 replies | 215 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-25-2017, 12:50 PM
    Wow! I am totally impressed with the stock. I did not know this was still available. Good job! Are you thinking you might couture the hammer and do anything with the top of the receiver ring?
    5 replies | 263 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-25-2017, 12:19 PM
    Originally Posted by Bzcraig I don't have a Lyman thermometer so this may be partially redundant, but get a BBQ thermometer with a 6" probe on it, stick it in your Lee pot and adjust your settings as needed. I did that for years...
    18 replies | 601 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-25-2017, 10:35 AM
    The lights can cause a problem if they are on the same electric circuit. If your scale is battery or outlet powered on a different circuit ..... likely not a problem unless it so close as to cause EMI through the air.
    56 replies | 916 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-25-2017, 08:30 AM
    I might not be understanding the question correctly but if you are looking for a neck (only) sizing die, I don't think the shoulder would have anything to do with it for your application? I use neck sizers and have made a few too. By design all...
    3 replies | 75 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-25-2017, 01:05 AM
    I mostly have iron molds. I have never put anything on them. Never had rust. Clearly the local climate makes all the difference. Rocky mountain air is very dry most of the time. Rarely does the humidity exceed 30% past 9am. I guess we never...
    24 replies | 454 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-24-2017, 03:15 PM
    I can't say one is best over another but I am 100% with you. A singleshot is the best, first rifle you could provide. A hat tip to you. Teach them how to use an iron sight too. Many of the newer shooters (adults) were never shown. They often...
    21 replies | 343 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-24-2017, 10:48 AM
    When Lyman first offered an electronic scale, I tried one. Sent it back and went through two more in short order. Spent more time messing with it than weighing. Then did not trust it. Do you remember the advertisements that ran in the 1970's and...
    56 replies | 916 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-23-2017, 01:54 PM
    Chill Wills replied to a thread 4f black powder in Muzzleloading.
    I think the ROA comparison is a rabbit hole to run down in this ML conversation. They are apples and oranges. To the point of the FFFF in a ML. The question is an easy one and has a good answer above. Like everything in life, moderation is key....
    42 replies | 692 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-23-2017, 10:22 AM
    Chill Wills replied to a thread 4f black powder in Muzzleloading.
    I don't believe the quote in red is correct. The 1970's era owners manual uses the wording "any grade" of powder. This implies his ROA is safe with 4F in any amount. The advice in post #3 above is great. Start with a very small charge and work...
    42 replies | 692 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-22-2017, 04:23 PM
    I have had one for 20 years. There are lots and lots and lots of bullets of all weights that work fine. The old 45 Gov. chamber is as good as it ever was.
    2 replies | 126 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-22-2017, 11:15 AM
    Good morning Bob, Yes, I think it does. It is my go to alloy for any BP shooting and works especially well to hold the slump on the long nosed High Bc bullets often used these days. I use that alloy as a replacement for 16-1 You will see it...
    24 replies | 365 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-22-2017, 09:00 AM
    One good option is to mix your WW and soft lead (50%-50%) and to that, add 1% tin. In other words, a 101 pound batch would have 50 lbs-WW and 50lbs soft lead plus 1lb tin. Smaller batches use the same ratio. BTW- the correct spelling of...
    24 replies | 365 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 10:43 PM
    For me, It would be very hard to top a Winchester Highwall in 45cal with a 16 twist or 17 twist. Stock lop correct for me. 15 inches. Baldwin rear sight and MVA Winchester windage front. Maybe a Distant Thunder front but I do not own one so I have...
    34 replies | 890 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 10:09 PM
    Yep - I like these ideas. The steel wool or superdan's idea as a first quick remedy. Very lightly peen a thread or two, try. Peen more IF Needed for an interference fit. I had a feeling if I checked back I would learn sumptn.
    13 replies | 342 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 08:27 PM
    Drill and tap a set screw for the set screw? Hmmmm.... ;) Maybe try a few other screws in the set screw hole to see if it is just that screw. Failing that, drill it out to the next size larger and retap.
    13 replies | 342 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 02:09 PM
    Here is the setup for driving the ball through the barrel.
    23 replies | 809 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 02:05 PM
    Well well, My cylinder throats are large. That is a hard condition to fix. In the above post there is my setup and I will add a few photos and save a few words. Basically the 45 ACP cylinder was 0.454" go in all 6 holes and 0.455" was a no go. ...
    23 replies | 809 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 01:53 PM
    Chill Wills I have my old 1970's Blackhawk convertible. If I wanted to check both cylinders with pin gauges, what desirable diameters would I be looking for? I assume diameters larger...
    23 replies | 809 view(s)
  • MaLar's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 12:09 AM
    First for me was a Lee 312180R. I didn't know about alloy or lube at that time leaded like 7734! Drilled it out and tried pouring lead in a 5/16" copper tubing jacket worked kinda (not). That was in the mid 70's. How times has changed.
    102 replies | 2671 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-16-2017, 12:15 PM
    I have my old 1970's Blackhawk convertible. If I wanted to check both cylinders with pin gauges, what desirable diameters would I be looking for? I assume diameters larger and there isn't much to correct it but smaller and I would have them...
    23 replies | 809 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-15-2017, 09:03 PM
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/172520814158?ul_noapp=true not close to the very high price of the pointed but this one is about 3X the going rate, unless it is collectable. Never heard of them marked Centennial
    14 replies | 472 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-15-2017, 08:03 PM
    Based on my experience alone, I would never have guessed that shorting or removing the port side arm on the strut did anything other than disrupting the function of the half cock notch. The primer strikes on my rifle's fired brass look the same to...
    24 replies | 786 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-15-2017, 07:43 PM
    I shot another 95 rounds through the rifle today. No misfires. I did not try the Fed 210. This ammo was already loaded. I do have some Fed 210 and I will include it in some future ammo and see if I can tell the difference in depth of crater.
    24 replies | 786 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-14-2017, 09:26 PM
    Very Nicely Done! Those look good. I am always in a hurry when I make mine so seeing the above inspires me to take a snowy day and follow your lead. What kind of wood?
    9 replies | 498 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-14-2017, 07:40 PM
    Post operation report...:-) A before and after of the additional removal on the strut. And, a before and after of two fired cases with light strikes - before on the left and after on the right. Something else is going on. Also, not I do not...
    24 replies | 786 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    02-14-2017, 04:02 PM
    Sure and thanks for input - we are on the same page. And this is what I considered while performing the surgery. spring-driven dynamics is a good description. I will open it up and look again. It could be I can remove more of the strut for...
    24 replies | 786 view(s)
More Activity
About Chill Wills

Basic Information

About Chill Wills
Location:
Colorado
Interests:
Shooting! What else?

Signature


Chill Wills

Statistics


Total Posts
Total Posts
1,313
Posts Per Day
0.67
General Information
Last Activity
Today 01:42 PM
Join Date
10-08-2011
Referrals
0

2 Friends

  1. MaLar MaLar is offline

    Boolit Master

    MaLar
  2. MOA MOA is offline

    Boolit Man

    MOA
Showing Friends 1 to 2 of 2
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