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    Today, 02:13 AM
    ..............Green Mountain seems to be a shadow of what they once were. So where do you go for a replacement barrel these days? .............Buckshot
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    Today, 02:11 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread bolt engagement in Leverguns
    ..............One my 2 Rossi M92's the twin lugs reach up to just above the sides of the action top. There is a couple thousandths 'Play' if you pull the bolt back against the twin lugs. However I think in chambering a round the lugs are pushed back...
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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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    09-17-2017, 04:33 AM
    ................The Ampco nipples are made of Beryllium Copper. I use them in my Whitworth and Rigby muzzle loading .451" match rifles. They last a lot longer then any steel nipple, but are not as long lived as a Platinum lined nipple. Just much...
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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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    09-13-2017, 04:16 AM
    ..............Speaking of CNC, a good friend used to run the night shift for a small plant just south of me. They had a big order for door latches for Aluet or Alluett (French helicopter outfit). Two well paid people are the programmer and the tool...
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    09-13-2017, 04:06 AM
    ............Odd. My 38-55 model 1893 Marlin made in 1908 hasn't given me any problems at all, and it's OLD. Works every time :-) ...........Buckshot
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    09-12-2017, 03:20 AM
    ............A couple of years ago I bought a used S&W M25-5 revolter, and was mentioning to my pal 9.3x62Al that the accuracy didn't seem to be up to par. As an aside I have an old model Ruger stainless Vaquero, a Rossi M92 rifle and a Miroku M92...
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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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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    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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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