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    Yesterday, 09:46 PM
    Buckshot replied to a thread smithy lathe's in Special Projects
    ..............I had the space, but did NOT have the money. I also had the burning desire. I put together enough cash to buy a Harbor Freight combo machine: They haven't sold this thing in years. I was tickled to death to get it, and welded...
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    Yesterday, 07:02 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Speedloader blocks in CNC PRODUCTS
    https://vimeo.com/379490594 Rogerreloader Above is the link to the video of this speedblock in action. I just shot this Video 30 minutes or so ago since I saw your post #4 above. Roger, these are the other two blocks that were cut at the...
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    Yesterday, 06:01 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Speedloader blocks in CNC PRODUCTS
    Roger, which HKS speedloader model number are you using? All my 38's stopped in and speedloader fit on top of bases, a twist of the knurled knob they locked in. Your speedloader should has a number on the knob. How did you try to enlarge the holes?...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:45 AM
    Winchester 760 was hands down the best thing going for 100 grain bullets in my 6mm and also with 165s in my .30-06. I don't shoot much of it anymore because I shoot mostly cast, but it is great stuff.
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    12-13-2019, 07:41 PM
    That looks like the one I just got off gunbroker. The scope has external adjustments and a very narrow field of view, but otherwise is workable. Gonna try to work some squirrel hunting it with it this Winter. If I can find one of the side...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    12-13-2019, 07:37 PM
    Haven't used the soup can, though it would probably work fine. When I got the mold, I intended it to be a practice bullet and cast six pots of bullets with it water dropping them. I size them to .287 and that little rifle eats them like candy. I...
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    12-13-2019, 02:20 PM
    Good info Bent ramrod. Rapine - out of business now, made a micro-fine mold prep graphite product that is not spray-on. It was fine graphite in some kind of volatile carrier. Applied with a Q-tip, is great for lubing a galling sprue plate and can...
    16 replies | 593 view(s)
  • MOA's Avatar
    12-13-2019, 07:48 AM
    MOA replied to a thread Garage Find in Canister & Surplus Powder
    I used W760 for many of my 06 loads back in the early 1980's. I kinda remember something like sixty or so grains with 150's or so, almost 3000fps if my memory is still working, lol. Lots of fire out the end of the muzzle.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    12-13-2019, 12:24 AM
    I shoot cast in the 7x57 a LOT. Get the "Soup Can" mold from Midsouth, works great in mine. I shot up about a thousand of them the Summer before last before developing a deer load with a Lyman 287308 which is hollow pointed. My practice load is...
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    12-12-2019, 08:08 PM
    I'm a fan of Savage 219s and have a few, one of which has a bad misfiring problem. Looking around did not produce a good tutorial on disassembly and guys on here have discussed what a pain they are to take a part. So I did a little more searching...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    12-12-2019, 07:42 PM
    Nice buck! The .260 Remington is a good round, my oldest boy's first deer rifle is a Remington Model 7 in .260. I still have cast bullets from my failed time with a Swedish Mauser I'm gonna try in it. I'm pretty sure a guy could develop a...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    12-12-2019, 06:32 PM
    I always look forward to the Fall an the Winter months while casting up some great slugs for deer and pigs. A few in 12 and a few in 20.
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    12-12-2019, 06:11 PM
    I agree with all of the above DO not use for casting bullets. The graphite is a very course grind and is like gravel in the cavities. Will change as cast diameter. I did not get through one can and found it was better as a lube for things unrelated...
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    12-12-2019, 11:31 AM
    With the exception of not trying vibration much because I had a good system with loads not using any compression, just drop-tubed, my experience is as yours. The sweet spot for accuracy has always been powder to the base of the bullet and then...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    12-12-2019, 09:12 AM
    The TC could be had cheaper, it seems, if price point were a real huge deal (it isn't) and I like that it has a model 70 style safety, but it sure didn't handle and point as well as the Rugers to me. Seemed a lot heavier too. Getting older and...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    12-12-2019, 08:25 AM
    I'm a walnut and steel guy for sure, but have been considering the various bottom price entry level rifles that abound right now. I have almost gotten myself worked up to buying a Ruger American Predator next time the PX runs a sale just to see...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    12-12-2019, 12:18 AM
    One of my bucket list guns is a Remington 722 in .222. So far, the only .222 I ever owned is a Savage 340 and it hasn't measured up to the .222's reputation for accuracy yet.
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    12-11-2019, 11:31 PM
    The Kansas Department of Wild Life and Parks denied their existence in Kansas for a long time, but a few have been killed around here now. They aren't common. Someone killed one with bird shot less than 100 miles from me to the northwest. I'd...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    12-11-2019, 08:02 PM
    Duke, let me see what I can think up that will allow you to pour for the star without worrying about plugging up the dowel recess. I'll get back with you on this asap
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    12-11-2019, 07:41 PM
    The 6.5x53R, this is fr the Dutch Manlicchers? What is it formed from, .303 British?
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  • MOA's Avatar
    12-10-2019, 06:31 PM
    Duke, thanks for letting me know you are interested in the lube block. 1. PVC is the 1" size. It's the only size that will fit the block correctly. 2. Dowel hole does not go through the block. Have not needed to clean them yet. 3. If you place...
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    12-10-2019, 03:24 PM
    Sorry Kurt - I am not sure what you mean. Are you saying, in your experience you saw the largest extreme spreads (ES) when using drop-tubed AND vibrated loads of BP? And by extension, better ES loads were made by using only one method, either...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    12-10-2019, 05:54 AM
    You should do that. Traditional muzzle loaders are a lot of fun. And you're right, I see good ones in pawn shops all the time, in fact, that reminds me of a TC .54 in a nearby shop I've been meaning to check back on. I've been using Bore Butter...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    12-09-2019, 10:47 PM
    I'm going to try this next deer. Been meaning to for a while now. For you guys using it for muzzle loader lube, what ratio do you mix it with Bees Wax?
    19 replies | 468 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    12-09-2019, 04:59 PM
    No. I think he got it correct when they slip out of their lane into politics. PBS Public Broadcasting Service = Fools Gold Sorry for this brief interruption.
    42 replies | 4879 view(s)
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BSBA Flagstaff, AZ
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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