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  • Wolfer's Avatar
    05-20-2018, 03:40 PM
    I have the Dremel. I don't have the stand. Today I made a die that goes on my press that I run the case thru, hacksaw the majority off and file to fit. I didn't have any high carbon stock so I just made it from mild steel. By being careful I...
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    05-19-2018, 07:53 PM
    I don't have one of those fancy trimmer things. Ive thought about getting one. I use the lee trimmer system on everything else I have but the cutter isn't big enough for 50 cal. I'll make a couple file type dies soon as I get a chance. Ive been...
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    05-19-2018, 06:59 PM
    One of the 67/89s I recently received had the firing pin stuck. It appears to me it has been dry fired a lot and possibly mushroomed the pin. I got it freed up but can't get it out without taking the breech block out. Which I will do when I get a...
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    05-17-2018, 05:30 PM
    The way I derived the 1.600 measurement. I loaded a sized round in a dummy case and stuck it in the chamber until it touched. Measured the distance from the rim to the back of the barrel. .130 This chamber is considerably shorter than the other....
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    05-17-2018, 01:51 PM
    I got the Lee mold and it casts very pretty boolits at .515. In the dark rifle these chamber great with the brass cut to 1.730. With 12.5 gr unique these are quite pleasant to shoot and short range off hand shooting makes me feel this gun my shoot...
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    05-10-2018, 06:45 PM
    I ordered the lee mold and .510 sizer last night. My muzzle says I need a .515. This is my plan also.
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    05-10-2018, 06:42 PM
    I ordered two more of the 8x58s today. I wanted three but that $125 one that was missing parts was gone a couple minutes after they opened. My brother wanted these.
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    05-10-2018, 06:33 PM
    There was so much crud in this bore it would have been impossible to see what it was. My last 67/89 was listed as fair bore and I wish my inline had this good a barrel. The rifling is unreal deep in these rifles. I can't see stripping ever being...
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    05-10-2018, 06:22 PM
    I don't know Mm but I think it's slightly bigger than a .244 bullet. The right side has a crown with a C under it. The date under the barrel is 1867. The date on the action is 1869
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    05-09-2018, 10:24 PM
    The blond one appears to be in pretty good shape. It doesn't have a front sight since the barrel has been cut with a hacksaw. It will have to be trued and crowned. I'll solder a ramp on the front. The other one??? This was the dirtiest gun Ive...
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    05-08-2018, 05:33 PM
    I would say so. It's pretty thin.
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    05-07-2018, 08:12 PM
    I don't know if I make a knife that would suit everyone but they suit me just fine. I never make one to sell but give them away to people that are a little special that I know will use and appreciate a good knife. A coworker hunting buddy has one...
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    05-07-2018, 07:29 PM
    My rifles were supposed to arrive today but tracking now shows them coming tomorrow. I have 50-70 dies a 20 pcs of 50 Alaskan brass. The only 50 cal mold I have is the lee minie. It casts a little big since I beagled it. I size it back to .501 for...
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    05-07-2018, 07:14 PM
    Even though the thread may be old I suspect there are people who would like to ask this or a similar question. Being a hobby machinest wannabe I enjoy threads like this.
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    05-07-2018, 06:59 PM
    I did one similar to the 35x57. I had a 7x57 barrel bored to .338 with a 14" twist. Reamed the chamber with a 338-06 reamer up to the the old shoulder. I shoot an accurate 34-200BM or the Lee 220 gr to about 1900 fps. I could easily go faster but...
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    05-02-2018, 07:46 AM
    With good placement I doubt you will see much difference in distance traveled after the shot. The hot 357 may/may not give you a few more yds of a flatter trajectory. I quit hunting with my 357 because of the noise. I can shoot that 44 load...
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    04-30-2018, 06:34 PM
    That seems simple enough.
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    04-29-2018, 10:15 PM
    Thanks guys, I hope to have them late this coming week. I have an 8x58 already. Make my cases from 338 win mag. Made my own dies. Made a mount to hold an aperture sight or a scope. Preliminary shooting leads me to believe this rifle may shoot...
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    04-29-2018, 07:43 PM
    As to how I go thru so much. I work in construction and carry a squirt can in my truck. If it squeaks I hose it down. I don't have a shop. My lathe, drill press, grinder etc set under an overhang. A blowing rain has everything wet. I hose it all. ...
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    04-29-2018, 04:54 PM
    I have 2 Swedish mod 67 in 12.7x44 on their way. I may or may not be able to shoot them as is with a little case work. If not can I run a 50-70 reamer in and convert them to 50-70?
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    04-28-2018, 07:26 PM
    I don't use the acetone since I don't need to clean out plastic very often. I rarely use this as gun cleaner but use a lot of it as penetrating oil. I store it in a plastic jug that windshield washer fluid came in. I go thru a jug pretty quick but...
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    04-25-2018, 07:21 PM
    My lathe is an 1894 Porter Machine works. I don't have the spindle that went in the ceiling but everything else is there. A frame above holds an electric motor and a model A transmission. The Babbitt bearings need to be recast but as long as I don't...
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    04-23-2018, 06:41 PM
    Well done and a good write up.
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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
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check