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    Today, 04:36 AM
    I use a product called "Wipe on Poly" which is better than true oil and if scratched easily repaired. I used this on an original 1885 Martini stock.
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    Today, 12:25 AM
    ..............Thank you for taking the time to report that. Buckshot
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:19 PM
    Thanks. So I guess these do still have some use to someone.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:59 PM
    That may be a bit overly optimistic but it hope you are correct.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:41 AM
    I'm ten years behind you and generally feel the same way. I really like to reload and shoot, getting less interested in hunting all the time, still like to be out, just getting more reluctant to actually pull the trigger on anything as time goes...
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    Yesterday, 07:40 AM
    Thanks for the update and I'm sorry you feel like you need to distance from the site. I've enjoyed this thread. Wife and I are cat people, can't even imagine life without at least one. Seems like everything on this board is doom and gloom...
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    Yesterday, 07:24 AM
    Thanks. Do these tubes go with them? I'm not real familiar with shotgun reloaders, but these tubes seem small for 209 type primers.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:08 AM
    I got these in a deal to get something I wanted, package deal, all or nothing. No idea what they go to, some kind of Pacific primer feeder trays and tubes. Any information appreciated.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:27 AM
    Do you mind if I ask when you decided this. Sorry if it seems like a personal question, but everybody's situation is different. We're seeing unprecedented interest among shooters, both new and experienced, but I wonder how long that will last?...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-25-2021, 11:00 PM
    Hard to get that much misinformation in that little of space. The original case design limited its usage in other firearms. It has NOTHING to do with the military designation. That is 100% BS. The military adoption ensures widespread civilian...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    01-25-2021, 10:47 PM
    Well here's the update. Spoke with Jes. Not able to have this roller rebore to 40-65 Winchester. The problem is the shoulder of the current caliber. The reamer for the 40-65 will not clean up the shoulder in the chamber. No mention about the wall...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-25-2021, 08:11 PM
    Early cartridges were very expensive and black market 50/70 and 45/70 was a big problem. The firearm manufactured chambered civilian firearms in these cartridges as soon as they got samples. In the case of the 45 Colt it's original design was...
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    01-25-2021, 04:04 PM
    With all the very good bullets available I am not sure what the attraction to this bullet is. I have had one, it is the special replica to match the 1873 Springfield bullet to be used with BP. Outside of that realm it does not do anything that...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    01-25-2021, 10:10 AM
    I was surprised to learn there was an actual season on them. Always figured they were like coyotes and everybody was on board that the only good one was a dead one. This sounds like something I could get into.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-25-2021, 03:37 AM
    While 44/40 and 45 Colt are very similar they are not the same. The 44/40 was induced parallel to the 45 Colt not from the 45 Colt. The 45 Colt was designed specifically for the 1873 Army. It was a folded case design using the Benet style...
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BSBA Flagstaff, AZ
Handloader since 1977
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Concho, Arizona. At home in the White Mountains at last.
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Fishing, hunting, trapping & rolling my own
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Semi-retired now. Manager for Texas based Academy Outdoors in the 80's. Az real estate in the 90's.

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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