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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 05:48 PM
    This is the best I can do with cell phone. Bolt is in same position as your picture, no cartridge under claw as yours, note the extractor to bolt interface, that is what it should look like. I hope this helps you
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 05:31 PM
    Yes and then the bevel on the claw to cartridge head, the cartridge should slip under the extractor with enough force to hold the cartridge in place-CRF. make sure the collar wraps around the groove in the bolt as a slip fit also, especially if...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 03:13 PM
    Maybe this will help, maybe not:-) cell phone pictures not too good. SR extractor on bolt and with cartridge under extractor lip. You may have the wrong extractor or one that has never been fit, maybe even an extractor collar that is wrong?
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 02:24 PM
    There's way to much clearance between bolt and bottom of extractor, there is not that much with a cartridge under the lip of one that's correct.
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 02:19 PM
    Yes that looks to high and is causing the bind I would guess, once you fit that correctly then the claw/ bevel will need fit to case head. Where did you get the extractor, one of Midways NEW blanks?
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 12:41 PM
    Sounds like a blank new extractor that has not been fit to case head yet?
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 12:37 PM
    I use a 5 gal bucket with about 4 gal of water in it. I float 7-8 small wet Dollar Store sponges on top of the water, a bullet just tips the sponge and dumps. If you do slash water in a cavity it is gone instantly anyway so no worries.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:44 PM
    311041hp
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:23 PM
    I've been using it with powder coated gas checked bullets for 3 years now according to the 2015 date on the HBN bottle. I've also added to lube(no value I could determine) and used on a patch to condition the bore, helped with getting HBN back into...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:54 PM
    I tried it in 30-06 with 200 gr Lee bullet, nice mild load and reasonably accurate for conditions that day. 15.0 grs was most accurate of 14-16 tested, 5 round groups of 1.5"-100yd @ 10*F Jan 2004, 15.0=1556 fps from 22" Savage 110. WSF(15.0=1555...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:26 AM
    Lyman's data is correct. I've measured the psi. I've shot 5 gr Bullseye under a lot of 190 to 205 gr cast in many different 45 ACP weapons for years with complete satisfaction, it is my standard 45 ACP load. Five gr Bullseye under the 230 gr fmj...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    07-16-2018, 04:39 PM
    Kev18, I will post my work up and components along with my methodology so a complete grasp of my approach to these loading can be discerned.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    07-16-2018, 04:32 PM
    Well I think the op was specifically speaking to the 1887 model, NOT the Winchester model 1901. 1901 IS the model number in this case that Winchester used different steel in than what was used in the 1887 model. Easy to tell which model you have....
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  • MOA's Avatar
    07-16-2018, 01:39 PM
    Kev, I know many do that. For myself I will stick to black on those guns made and ment for black. I wish you continued success in your endeavors with substituting smokeless.
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-16-2018, 09:35 AM
    Very nice JB, enjoy it. I made one years ago so the wife and I could get away from the crowds at the range and love it.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    07-15-2018, 04:24 PM
    Drm50 I think you hit it on the head. It's so easy to think that I'll just use a lite load of smokeless and it will be ok. I'm sure it is tempting to many, but if you want to shoot smokeless, than the best way to do it is to buy a firearm made...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    07-15-2018, 11:12 AM
    Winchester 1887 in 10 & 12 gauge.
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    07-15-2018, 10:01 AM
    The 1887 models, both the 10 and 12 gauge were made for black powder. Winchester did not start using fluid steel until the 1901 model, that model is made for smokeless powders. I am working on data for both the 10 & 12 gauge. I have one of each...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    07-15-2018, 09:28 AM
    A close look at the price tag on top of the can and you'll see "sealed". The LGS owner let met "whip out my pocket knife" and open it because if it was good I was buying it. If it was bad he was throwing it away. Believe it or not but I shoot a...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    07-12-2018, 02:59 PM
    I use that same Lee TL314-90 SWC in all of my 30 Cal rifles sized .311, and sized .314 in the Mosin Nagant. I use 3.2 grains of Bullseye in the 308, 30-06 and Mosin. 2.7 gr BE in the 30-30. I just very lightly coat them with LLA. The loads are tack...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    07-12-2018, 01:45 PM
    Ya just gotta love corporate shoe size IQ. It's no wonder America is turning into a third world country......anything above middle management is brain dead to their customers needs. Then when times get hard, who goes down the road but middle...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    07-12-2018, 01:33 PM
    Geeez Marlin356, these guys really need to get their act together. Here's just an example. I sent them a email last week re a neck expander for my 8x58RD roller that I use Hungarian brass for and I ask them if they made one in 8mm. Got an answer day...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    07-12-2018, 01:23 PM
    I disassemble them and spray them out with Gun Scrubber and scrub with a toothbrush. I then lube them with Hornady dry lube. Been doing this for a long time.
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    07-12-2018, 11:24 AM
    I tried it with an enamel coated dutch oven that I bought at a yard sale. It did start coming off right away so I stopped using it.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    07-12-2018, 08:46 AM
    Lyman like so many other firearms related businesses that have been bought up by the big holding companies have gone the way of the big box stores. No more side bar type items. They've done away with the nitch items and concentrated only on the 80...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    07-12-2018, 08:41 AM
    C&H does them for just under 12 bucks each. But you need to check with Dave as to what die body they work in.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    07-12-2018, 05:54 AM
    MOA replied to a thread What did you cast today? in Cast Boolits
    I got so tired of being run out of outdoors due to it raining all the time and the humidity so I moved it indoors to the stove top, it's soooo nice casting in the A/C that I doubt if I will ever do it outside again.
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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
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