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    Yesterday, 04:17 PM
    heheheheh - just got the springs, thank you ... still waiting for the rifle, LOL!
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    Yesterday, 12:10 PM
    there are lots of good ways to add compression, and the easiest way is with a marked 7/16" dowel. you have a PM from yesterday ...
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    10-19-2018, 07:16 PM
    ah, a bore rider paper patched bullet delight!!! i'd take one in a heartbeat!!!
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    10-19-2018, 07:11 PM
    fwiw - the henry h015-223 .223 rem s/s is $356/shipped at tombstone.
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    10-19-2018, 06:38 PM
    lots of good ways to do the wad/powder compression thing. i use a compression plug from BACO, screwed inside a lyman "M" die body.
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    10-19-2018, 07:39 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    without proof (pun intended) you have nothing but theory. get the proof that there are guns leaving gardone with proof marked barrels that haven't actually been proofed, to back up yer statement.
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    10-19-2018, 06:12 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    do you have empirical data that the Gardone proof house has stamped proof marks on barrels that have not been tested? if so, that would lead to a really huge scandal of epic proportions, and lots of fines and jail time.
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    10-19-2018, 06:06 AM
    cigarette rolling paper will be expensive and might be too small of size. lots of good patching paper abounds. i use fidelity 9# or 10# onion paper from papermill.
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    10-19-2018, 06:03 AM
    rfd replied to a thread neck sizer in Black Powder Cartridge
    for the most part with black powder loads, fire form the brass, and never resize the case. lubed bullets should just push in and if need be a Very slight taper crimp is used to hold 'em in place over the wad(s) and powder column. for new brass, a...
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    10-18-2018, 04:09 PM
    i cast and dip lube the lee 340 with GF#1, then load the brass with 14 grains of trail boss. an accurate load out to 200 yards. for more pep and much longer distances it has to be 26 grains of AA5744. but every gun requires careful evaluation and...
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    10-17-2018, 05:38 PM
    be interesting to measure the 223 due to arrive next week at me.
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    10-17-2018, 04:10 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    i when i spoke with jim chambers to order out his white lightnin touch hole liners, and explained the mess that jackie brown made of my smoothbores liner hole, he said three solid threads is all that's needed ... at least for a touch liner.
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    10-17-2018, 04:01 PM
    henry tech support was adamant that all h015 barrels are externally the same except for their bore and chamber ream dimensions. i guess that's gonna need real world vetting. can anyone with a h015-4570 accurately measure the muzzle and breech...
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    10-17-2018, 01:23 PM
    henry tech support said the external barrel dimensions for all of their h015 series are the same. if so, whether a .223 or .45-70, only the bore would be different. if this is true, then that would account for the incremental decrease in the...
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    10-16-2018, 02:12 PM
    henry tech support sez all the h015 single shot rifles have the same exterior dimension barrels, no matter whether it's .223 or .45-70 chamber and bore ream. that fact is borne out by the guns weights listed for each of these rifle cartridge...
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    10-16-2018, 11:36 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    best of luck, be safe.
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    10-14-2018, 08:40 PM
    fwiw, on the henry site the spex on their s/s iron mounted rifles decreases as the bores increase. i'll call uncle henry up tomorrow to see if the barrels on these guns have the same outside dimensions.
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    10-14-2018, 08:18 PM
    interesting. the .223 version weighs over 7lbs and the .45-70 version weighs under 7lbs, how did the big bore contribute to lost total weight?
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    10-14-2018, 08:15 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Touch hole liner in Muzzleloading.
    .............................
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    10-14-2018, 06:32 AM
    no modification to the gun will be required. it'll work just fine for PPB cartridges ... or lubed bullet cartridges. you didn't mention the powder you'd use, i hope it's real black powder. ;)
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    10-14-2018, 06:11 AM
    Another great Denny Ducet video!
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    10-13-2018, 09:37 AM
    i just did - got one on order!
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    10-13-2018, 07:53 AM
    i might get a henry s/s in .223 chambering, get the barrel and chamber reamed out for .38-55 and load up some black powder PPB cartridges. :redneck:
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    10-13-2018, 06:52 AM
    i don't even have a henry s/s and i'll take one! :)
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    10-13-2018, 06:40 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Redding T-7 Turret in Reloading Equipment
    the redding t-7 is the T-REX of turret presses, had one, shouldn't have sold it. that said, not a fan on on-press powder measures if real accuracy in dropped powder weights is desired. better doing that off-press, as i do with a harrell's culver.
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    10-13-2018, 06:35 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Powder measure in Reloading Equipment
    HARRELL'S ! i'd spent a small fortune on name brand powder measures and none can compare to a harrell's. mine is the schuetzen 2-25 grain model for handgun loads of 3.7 to 6.3 grains of a variety of smokeless powders and it's accuracy is spot on...
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    10-11-2018, 12:44 PM
    yes, i knew that might be a concern with brass that's been reformed from about the waist up. i ordered the .45-70 case holder for new or full length sized brass. if it doesn't work out i'll see about getting a custom wilson case holder.
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    10-11-2018, 09:19 AM
    went with the wilson trimmer, thanx for all yer input fellers.
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    10-11-2018, 06:36 AM
    i want to be able to adjust the trimmed case length for particular PPB chambered rifles. it will vary from 2.092 to 2.100 in case length. the cases are not to standard gov't dimensions either, they're custom reformed a tad smaller along the case...
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    10-10-2018, 09:01 PM
    is that the model 2400? if so, what extras were required for 45-70 brass?
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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
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LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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