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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
    Also look at manson reamers, ave does a great job and has done a couple wildcat reamers for me. On the tight necked reamers "no turn" is not a good thing due to the variances in neck wall thickness. You want the neck dia smaller than he...
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    01-24-2021, 08:29 PM
    Myself Id like to see them ring back the old craftsmanship and quality in the existing line of firearms. Really what good is a reintroduction of a fine firearm if it dosnt work? Another I always liked was the classic calibers every year, but...
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    01-24-2021, 12:09 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Plastic Boolitz in Cast Boolits
    Wax bullets used to be very popular for practice. Speer made plastic bullets for the same purpose. The speers used a plastic case in some calibers. No [pwder just a primer for power on both wax and plastic. Another promising material would be...
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    01-24-2021, 11:44 AM
    I experimented with 22-250, 243, and 308 / 762 x 51 converted to SRP some years ago. I turned up steel sleeves and pressed them into cases then swaged to size. Results were interesting in my rifles 22-250 was in a AR10 krieger barreled 1-7 twist,...
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    01-23-2021, 11:00 PM
    Most likely there is enough "PLAY" in the mechanism that when you pull the trigger the safety is holding but the hammer moves past the notches allowing it to fall when the safety is released. Another is the sear leg in the flat spring is weak or...
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    01-23-2021, 10:47 PM
    That is a lot to remove with a mandrel and paper and still maintain roundness and center line. you are talking .012 on a side which will remove most of the sizing band lead in taper and relief on the back side. the added .012 in a side may allow...
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    01-23-2021, 06:51 PM
    I would like to see it caseless like the daisy vl. no cost of a brass case. No primer, no extractor or ejector needed.Ammo and firearms would be much cheaper to produce. Am thinking the case is the most expensive component in rim fire ammo
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    01-23-2021, 06:08 PM
    I believe a vee cut above the movable jaw with a threaded stop pin. make the vee just shorter than the shortest case you will be cutting. Set case in the vee, slide back to stop, hold and cut.
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    01-23-2021, 01:12 PM
    Im thinking a 6mm rimfire, true seated bullet in the 70-75 grn range, with a decent bc and around 1800 fps.
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    01-22-2021, 05:20 PM
    Steel swaging dies are easier to machine. They are machined while soft to within .010 -.015 then hardened and tempered then finished. Life of the dies are good. They are a little more forgiving . Carbide dies are made from already hardened stock...
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    01-22-2021, 04:38 PM
    would need rebuild / overhaul with the rust and possibly new over sized gibs. Would mean a lot of hand work in scraping back into alignment and fit. At the cost plus time tp get back into shape its on the high side. You could send the base put...
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    01-22-2021, 12:05 AM
    several things to try when screws are tight.One is a driver and some tight tapping while turning, if slots you need a tight fitting screw driver. If hex this is trickier.Nextis to use a drill press to drive the screw. Will give the way for each now....
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    01-21-2021, 11:46 PM
    The better conversions have the original barrel cut to a stub and a rifle barrel threaded and fit in. Then a breech plug for a 209 shot shell primer fitted.
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    01-21-2021, 04:43 PM
    I dont see the cast aluminum frame as weak if it is properly designed with the needed ribs and supports. But a poorly designed cast iron frame will give and bow also. I would like a little more space between dies so all lock rings can be used. And...
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    01-20-2021, 02:02 PM
    In one shop I worked we did a lot of aluminum staple fixtures. We cut both the leaxan and aluminum parts with a circular saw and fine toothed carbide blade. When cutting the aluminum we did use some kerosene for cutting fluid. Did a great job and...
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    01-20-2021, 01:16 PM
    Ive been using one from grizzly tools for the last couple years on my old leland gifford floor model drill press. It is very good for my use. But you loose about 4" of height to it. Another is if your machine dosnt have a means of raising the...
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    01-18-2021, 09:54 PM
    Dang I always got sent to the doghouse. The hirse stall would have much more room and you can stand up right. Ill bet the new room does great, and whats nicest is its set up pretty much how you want it no work around due to size or windows light.
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    01-18-2021, 09:45 PM
    I thought that too MK, maybe try a slightly harder alloy. Are you loading over BP or smokeless, any wads ?
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    01-18-2021, 09:34 PM
    I would keep the lyman and RCBS. become a speed caster and use one for melting one for casting, the only down time will be draining and refilling the pre melt pot. On a little more serious note, I would try all three to see if they all work...
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    01-18-2021, 04:01 PM
    If you have some cerrosafe make a casting of it . That will show exactly what you have.
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    01-18-2021, 03:54 PM
    country gent replied to a thread brooks mold in Casting Equipment
    I have a brooks mould PP money nose. It wears a set of the cabin tree locking handles.
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    01-18-2021, 11:37 AM
    ! built my shelving from 1 x pine lumber. 1 x 4 1 x 8 and 1 x 10. I made the frame from 1 x 10s glued and screwed together then cut braces the height I wanted between shelves. these made a spot for the shelf ends to rest on and were notched on...
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    01-17-2021, 05:14 PM
    center fire rifle brass ( smokeless calibers ) I anneal as I feel I need it. On my BPCR brass its every third loading. Depending on your set up annealing can be a chore to do, what amount of brass are you talking. At first it will be every piece...
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    01-17-2021, 03:33 PM
    I have a Harbor freight wood workers bench my rcbs tool is on a block and mounts in the end vise. I get a hold of it tube and tool firmly turn upside down and put the clip back thru then turn upright and remove tube.
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    01-17-2021, 03:26 PM
    Normally machining the die or the pin requires carbide tooling. pick up a 5/16 cemented bit and sharpen it up and hone to a sharp edge .003 - .005 a pass. If you have a carbide drill or end mill remove the center this saves having to cut the small...
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I was a NRA High Power rifle competitor for 20+ years with the service rifle also Long Range. I am widowed and Have Multiple Schlrocis. Im just getting into Black Powder Cartridges and cast rifle bullets now. Also have shot alot of handguns Ipsic and Bowling pins with cast bullets.
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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