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    10-08-2018, 10:21 AM
    I bought a plastic pan similar to a the pan a gold miner would use in a river. Mine is made with a sieve in the flat bottom. I set the pan on a bucket in the laundry tub dump in the load of brass and pins and use the short hose fro the faucet to...
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    10-08-2018, 10:00 AM
    The turret press with a powder measure installed does not have the built in mechanism to prevent double charging like a Dillon. Having the powder measure off press adds a layer of inspection capability to verify no double charge has been made. It...
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    10-08-2018, 07:32 AM
    The first box of ammo fired was factory made Wolf Bullets brand made in Kingston, Ontario it is Stareline brass and a 250 gr full cppper plated RNFP I don’t know the MV. The second box fired was my handloads: Starline brass, Federal 155 Magnum...
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    10-07-2018, 10:06 PM
    I have a new Winchester by Miroku in 45 Colt. The rifle has only fired Starline cases and they show some blow back fouling down the side of the cases. I have annealed all my spare cases but haven’t had time to reload any of the annealed cases....
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    10-07-2018, 08:51 PM
    greenjoytj replied to a thread New Miroku 1873 in Leverguns
    I peeled off that Winchester sticker on the magazine tube during the first (pre firing) cleaning.
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    09-30-2018, 09:19 PM
    How do you test the scope parallax to prove it is on for the range intended?
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    09-30-2018, 09:06 PM
    How about that product called CLR? It’s advertised to remove rust stains in a bath tub. I don’t know if it would harm bluing.
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    09-27-2018, 08:04 AM
    greenjoytj replied to a thread New Miroku 1873 in Leverguns
    Your right “flop” is not a good description of the Miroku built Winchester M73. My new M73 trigger pull presents as a long pre-travel that’s lightly spring loaded (the trigger will return to its rest position if the finger pressure is relaxed) then...
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    09-26-2018, 09:21 PM
    greenjoytj replied to a thread New Miroku 1873 in Leverguns
    HawkCreek, I bought the same Win M73 Deluxe rifle only in 45 Colt. I fired it for the first time today. I have a question about the trigger. My trigger has a lot slack or creep to take up before it feels solid. I don’t know if that is typical of...
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    09-25-2018, 06:49 AM
    Off hand with buck fever, that’s the real test of the hunter accuracy capability. All firearms can group it’s shots tighter than a person can hold it. I can make very tight little groups when bench resting, but to make similar sized groups off...
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    09-23-2018, 03:03 PM
    Don't leave the probe in the melted lead too long, the heat goes up the metal probe into the plastic probe holder and softens the plastic. The plastic holder will harden up when cool, but too much of that heating might cause damage to the wires...
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    09-23-2018, 02:22 PM
    I haven't use Hoppe's 9 in year because I dislike the scent of it. Their "new" version doesn't sink like the old?
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    09-23-2018, 02:07 PM
    The Bore Mop - When do you use it? I own bore mops for all my barrel calibers and gauge sizes but I've never use one because I don't know when to use it or how it supposed to be used. These soft fluffy mops seem to me to be inadequate for...
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    09-22-2018, 08:19 PM
    How does one use the buckhorn rear sight on a Winchester model 1873? Edit - I think the OEM rear sight is a semi-buckhorn as the horns stand straight up and do not curve inwards. I’ve just received a new M73 in 45Colt and was wondering what is...
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    09-17-2018, 06:30 PM
    I also use a flash hole deburring tool on all my rifle and handgun brass. Mine is old, from Sinclair back when they made them to work without regard to case length. Now the new versions of these tools depend on case length with a collar to prevent...
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    09-15-2018, 09:20 PM
    Those bullets look like they dropped from a LEE 452 - 255 RF mold. They are really well filled out, so I would say keep casting them the way your doing it, those bullets are great and good to lube and shoot. A little frosting just makes them...
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    09-15-2018, 04:30 PM
    I used a sprayed can of brake cleaner to clean the mold, I don’t know how to get it the mold any more clean or de-oiled. I’m getting lead sticking to the top of the mold even though I was lubing the mold top with a PAG 100 refrigerant lubricant (...
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    09-15-2018, 11:39 AM
    I was casting Tuesday & Wednesday with 4 new pieces of casting equipment so I didn’t have high hopes for success this time. 1) New furnace, a RCBS ProMelt-2 2) New mold, SAECO #955 4 cavity 255 grain for 45 Colt. 3) New single element hot plate,...
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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