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    03-26-2017, 09:21 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Marauder .25 in AirGuns
    Yeah, that is a stumbling point. I'm guessing the right cordless drill will come with wheels and trailer hitch.
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    03-25-2017, 11:22 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Crosman 150 pistol in AirGuns
    Some bicycle shops carry single ball bearings.
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    03-25-2017, 09:18 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Crosman 150 pistol in AirGuns
    A museum piece!
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    03-25-2017, 10:54 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Marauder .25 in AirGuns
    That's really nice, I was giving some though to a similar device, but want to make it portable and possibly powered with a cordless drill.
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    03-24-2017, 04:45 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Marauder .25 in AirGuns
    You are right TCLouis, you do not get many 3000 PSI fills from a 3000 PSI tank. The scba hold to 4500. Groundpounder, I may need to get a scope with some hash marks on the reticule to have much luck at 100 yards.
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    03-24-2017, 09:33 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Marauder .25 in AirGuns
    Smaller calibers get more shots per fill, but I wanted a bit more thump kinda like a guy who shoots 35. I've been hunting big game with 35 whelen since 1979. Edit, got my Whelen in 89.
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    03-24-2017, 12:18 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Marauder .25 in AirGuns
    The bottom of the stroke requires some pushing. I'm 6'2" 245 lbs, pot belly, but always worked physical jobs when employed. I could push it down ok but the last time I filled it up. wore gloves because my candy a** hand was gonna get a blister. I...
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    03-23-2017, 05:37 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Marauder .25 in AirGuns
    The pump an pellets arrived about 11. The rifle had about 600 psi in the tank when it arrived. It took over 300 pumps to bring the pressure up to 2900. I fired two clips, 16 rounds and the pressure was about 2100. 120 pumps later it is...
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    03-23-2017, 09:07 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Marauder .25 in AirGuns
    My thoughts are very similar to yours GhostHawk. You can buy .25 caliber boatail air rifle molds from NOE right now. I already own molds very much like the premium Air Venturi brand 9mm projectiles that sell for 25 cents each. I have read that...
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    03-22-2017, 10:18 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Marauder .25 in AirGuns
    I'm 61, but hope the exercise will be good for me. Already scheming on simple stilt to set the pump on so I don' need to bend over to pump. A scuba tank is pretty unwieldy, I have one, it's out of date. Vendors sell smaller tanks, but I...
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    03-22-2017, 06:21 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Marauder .25 in AirGuns
    The rifle arrived today, Got the scope mounted. Unfortunately, the pump and pellets are scheduled to arrive tomorrow.
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    03-22-2017, 10:02 AM
    I do not know of any body else making 7/8-14 dies that thread directly on the ram.
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    03-22-2017, 07:13 AM
    Saw one at Sportsman's Warehouse, might kick myself for not buying one 20 years from now.
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    03-21-2017, 05:54 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Swagers Nightmare in Swaging
    If you can get the punch out of the press. Take the punch to an anvil and Lightly tap the brass until it stretches enough to come off. Mine took a lot of tapping.
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    03-21-2017, 07:24 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Marauder .25 in AirGuns
    Drat! I thought I got the heavy ones!
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    03-21-2017, 12:07 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Undersize bullets in Swaging
    That die might be a .223 diameter. Some older 22 caliber rifles had bores smaller than .224. Those .2233 bullets just might work in your rifle.
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    03-20-2017, 10:18 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread I got a new rifle in AirGuns
    Nice start. I like the sling swivels, so many break barrel guns do not have them.
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    03-20-2017, 11:50 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Marauder .25 in AirGuns
    I like walnut and blued steel. The day before the order went in my walnut stocked 10-22 broke at the wrist, yes it was abused. So I ordered the plastic. The broken stock is repaired now, took a drill and sank two 31/64 holes through the...
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    03-20-2017, 07:31 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Marauder .25 in AirGuns
    The jsb "heavies" are what I ordered. All the experts online claim they are great, price is right up there. I get a lot more entertainment experimenting with hold overs and wind corrections than from trying every possible load. If the jsbs...
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    03-20-2017, 07:14 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Ebay Jacket Swaging Kit in Swaging
    It does look "to good to be true"...
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    03-19-2017, 07:58 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Marauder .25 in AirGuns
    My reasons for choosing the .25 despite the 4.4 cents cot of pellets? I have an Anschutz .177 side leaver, it's awesome to about 20 yards. My backfence is 70 yards from the house. So close in I had it covered. For the past several years I have...
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    03-19-2017, 11:28 AM
    clodhopper started a thread Marauder .25 in AirGuns
    Called pyramid on Friday and ordered a rifle, four tins of jsb match diablo exact king 25 grain pellets, and an air venturi 4500psi hand pump. Lurking around the reloading room is a nice leupold 3x9 airgun scope with adjustable objective, marked...
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    03-17-2017, 06:29 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Hope they Work ? in Swaging
    Thanks for the honest report, looking forward to when you shoot the best ones.
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    03-14-2017, 09:08 AM
    Nice easy lathe project, making a slightly larger punch. A piece of 1144 steel would be ideal material. My first couple of punches were made from tractor link pins. The farm supply stores have them fairly reasonable priced, some with interesting...
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    03-11-2017, 11:16 PM
    The hatsan 30 cal vortex is interesting, but the 600 fps velocity makes me think PCP. I have couple old Chinese springers around. saving them for gun buy back event near me. I have a nice older Anschutz double piston spring gun, excellent...
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    03-11-2017, 10:12 AM
    I have not bought a new airgun in quite a while. All the new stuff is pretty intriguing. Gas pistons, the bigger bore PCP, it seems like I want all the expevsive features. Heavy projectiles 100+ grain, 750+ FPS pretty much means PCP in today's...
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    03-10-2017, 05:24 PM
    Material for springs has improved a lot over the last couple of decades. What material a given manufacture use in their guns seems to be a secret. I don't know how much spring tension is lost in a few hours, but leaving it cocked for a year is very...
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    03-07-2017, 10:38 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Swage press II in Swaging
    Corbin's S2 press has a lot of ability. Could be reproduced with a bandsaw, lathe, welder and drill press. I recently bought an old but hardly used Redding press at a gunshow for 60 dollars. The link pin has two positions, and the press is a "C"...
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    03-07-2017, 01:25 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread am i missing something in Swaging
    Thanks Dino, that's not the same page I found it on yesterday. Corbin's web site is such a warren, all kinds of jems hiding in it.
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    03-07-2017, 01:23 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread am i missing something in Swaging
    I checked Corbin's web site today, Core bond seem to be out of stock.
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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