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    Today, 07:02 AM
    For me, rebuilding SU's and Stromberg's is rather enjoyable. I will never, ever, touch another Holley or Quadrajet as long as I live....but the odds of that happening are as remote as me winning the lottery. When I retired I kept the best of my...
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    Yesterday, 03:55 PM
    Sorry Joe...but planing a blank is beyond my pay grade...to say nothing of my knowledge and skill level. I have restored several vintage bamboo rods and rather enjoy that. Seems mostly South Bend's and one Heddon. South Bend made some nice rods!...
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    Yesterday, 07:40 AM
    I better clear up something. I didn't build the bamboo blank, I ordered it from Tufts & Batson in St. Louis. I did everything else. I swore off anything but bamboo for stream fishing about 16-17 years ago and have no regrets....and a fair...
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    09-16-2020, 08:14 AM
    Welll...isn't that clever...and impressive!!!
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    09-15-2020, 03:22 PM
    charlie, I had an '81 Alfa Spider the PO had Euro Spec'ed with cams, pistons and I think valves. It still had the Spica mechanical fuel injection. It was pretty quick and I enjoyed it for 9 or 10 years. It became trading fodder for the TF. I...
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    09-15-2020, 08:26 AM
    Well, I've talked myself out of it for the reason above. If anyone is interested it is offered by Gun Works in Oregon. I can post a link if anyone wants. charlie, I've done that and, more or less restricted myself to open sights on my CF...
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    09-15-2020, 08:13 AM
    Sherman Bell in the Double Gun and Single Shot Journal did yeoman's work on fillers. I believe it would behoove anyone with an interest in fillers to access his work.
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    09-14-2020, 09:08 AM
    I'm hesitant because I have a Shiloh Sharps #1 Sporter set up for long range shooting and a wonderfully accurate load for it that I haven't shot at distance in over 5 years. I imagine everyone who's helped me shares a similar opinion, a rifle...
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    09-14-2020, 08:56 AM
    That's a lot of milkweed...
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    09-13-2020, 04:10 PM
    charlie, I was shooting BPCR in 1986 with a 45-70 and a 520 gr. bullet over 60 grs. of black. Graduated to a 45-90, same bullet, 80 grs. of black, thus my handle. I also was shooting a 300 Win. Mag in 1000 yards matches at the same time. I...
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    09-13-2020, 07:45 AM
    It is advertised as a 1-18 twist and as they are barrel makers and muzzleloader builders as well I suspect they know what they're talking about and, I know a guy who works there. Not a 100% guarantee but I feel as if they're trustworthy. I have...
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    09-12-2020, 04:03 PM
    I have read about the Gibbs/Pedersoli and South Africa several years ago and took note even then. Which is why I'm looking at this one. I might have read another article on the rifle and remembered the accolades the writer bestowed on it. I...
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    09-12-2020, 01:40 PM
    Good grief!!! A 12 lb. rifle in offhand matches? Welll...guess I can't say much, my one Schuetzen rifle is 11 1/2 lbs. and the other is 12 lbs. and they're for offhand. John, what's the diameter of your bullets?
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    09-12-2020, 11:34 AM
    Chill, may I ask what weight the bullets were and if you used a wad of any kind over the powder? I assume that as this is basically a target rifle, bullets at .448 - .449 will stay against the powder? I really don't know why I'm looking at...
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    09-12-2020, 06:24 AM
    Anyone played with one of these? Are they a paper patch bullet rifle or can one successfully and accurately load grease groove bullets? Got a line on one but I've paper patched all the bullets I ever intend to..
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    09-10-2020, 08:03 AM
    Put me in the Lyman column. As others have mentioned and, I agree, it's always good to have more than one manual. Phil Sharpe's book is available and I have it....but I cannot remember who is printing it today...and I bought it from them!!!! ...
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    09-06-2020, 08:56 AM
    Boy I don't know. I've formed and turned a lot of cases but never tried 348 to 11.15 X 60R. It would be interesting to do, I think but, with the BACO converted brass and a box of Bertram I have enough to feed the old double rifle. I did make a...
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    09-05-2020, 07:28 AM
    indianjoe, nuclearcricket is right. I guess when he says re-form that includes re-drawing brass as well. My 40-2.5, SS brass was made BACO from 30-40 Krag brass and it isn't 2.5 in. long so it had to be re-drawn. On my 11.15 X 60R brass from 348...
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    09-04-2020, 07:44 PM
    I did like W.R. Buchannan did ony mine is out of wood. I took a piece about 2' long and 5-6 inches wide and drilled 3 rows of holes a little bigger than the die, the length of the board. I stck 'em in there in order of size, works great. I did...
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    09-04-2020, 06:57 AM
    Seems to be plenty of the originals....for a price, of course.
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    09-03-2020, 07:01 AM
    I've been shooting an 11.15 X 60R since the early 90's and a 10.5 X 47R for about 10 years. The latter is based on the former. I agree with ascast. One CAN make 45-90 brass work but the best way is to make a die and literally bend the rim forward...
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    09-01-2020, 07:13 AM
    I've had two Lyman 45's. The first one was $20.00 at a gun show....35 years ago? I think the last one was $35.00 just a few years ago and I know they've gone up. I use the 45 more than my RCBS. Good score!!
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    08-28-2020, 09:04 AM
    What 10X said. I don't remember the groove diameter of my 9.3 Husky but I do know it has a "loose bore and a tight neck." I've read this is a fairly common condition. My cast bullets I run through a .372 sizing die so, as 10X said, case necks...
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    08-27-2020, 05:51 AM
    What am I reading here? The impossible? You honestly mean to say you killed something bigger than a jack rabbit that didn't take a $4.00, solid copper bullet at 3500 fps fired from a rifle with a 36X, laser range finding, BDC scope....at less than...
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    08-26-2020, 08:49 AM
    You can use them as a pasta replacement, we have and it's good. You can also nuke 'em and do the regular ol' butter, NOT MARGARINE....unless your lactose intolerant.... and brown sugar. That's how we usually eat most squash.
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    08-24-2020, 07:37 AM
    Texas, I believe those primers are from the 60's and maybe early 70's. I used up the last of mine about a year ago. Zero FTF.
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    08-20-2020, 06:40 AM
    sharps4590 replied to a thread 1889 Marlin in Leverguns
    Don, do you think the Montana Extreme got out...leading, that over 100 rounds of jacketed bullets and lead lapping didn't? That's not a smart aleck question, I'm game to try anything to improve the bore...almost.
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59 years old, married, two sons, self employed, shooter and hunter for 54 years.
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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