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    Today, 06:46 PM
    First thought that crossed my mind was natural resources. everybody considered us nuts for buying Alaska until oil gold silver and other resources were found in quantity.
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    Yesterday, 10:15 PM
    Measure the rim cuts depth. ( this is the headspace) ten match this to a 45 colt rim and a 45-70 rim thickness. 45 colt cases are also thinner walled than the 45-70. You may need to cut 45-70s down in length and ream to size for this rifle.
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    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
    I think there will be pressure issue there. The 410 is realitively low pressure compared to the 44 mag ( or 45 colt) and the case heads are very close so bolt trust will be greatly increased. Also the feeding issue between the 2 1/2" 410 and the...
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    Yesterday, 09:58 PM
    Getting copper to flow swaging would take a major press. In the draw redraw can line ( ,0010 steel) the cupper was 150 ton. the final draw press was 300 tons and this was tin annealed stock. Forming a solid copper bullet from cores would probably...
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    Yesterday, 08:54 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Crisco in Boolit Lube !
    While the packaging has changed over the years You might be surprised how close the recipes have stayed over the years. I worked in the food industry for years, while there were different spice packs for different regions for some soups the actual...
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    Yesterday, 04:27 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Cases bulging... in Cast Boolits
    I to am guilty of not reading the article.
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    Yesterday, 04:19 PM
    There are several ways to go with this. If you only have a modern stand with 7/8 14 threads buy a 3/4 inch bolt 2 washers and a nut. Bolt this thru a piece of wood mounted to measure. The 3/4" bolt should slide thru the hole in measure and the nut...
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    Yesterday, 01:45 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Finally a hurdle crossed. One of the commissioners was just here and gave me my occupancy permit. I can now get I the building and get moving again with it. 6-7 weeks on it with the games that were being played.
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    08-19-2019, 05:37 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Cases bulging... in Cast Boolits
    Never seen a bulge caused by crimping that far down the case its usually just below the crimp or bullet base. I would check a couple things 1) is the sizer die down touching the shell holder? if not you may only be sizing to that height and leaving...
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    08-19-2019, 04:29 PM
    Brass frame or steel frame? Watch oal length close as the lifter is also the cartridge stop to long and wont feed up to short and next cartridge is out and wont allow lifter to raise. When...
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    08-19-2019, 11:27 AM
    It should be okay and work well. cleaning the bolt action wi;; be a little more involved as there are more parts to collect fouling; A modern falling block wouldn't be as bad. I have reproductions of Hepburns stevens sharps and high wall and all...
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    08-18-2019, 11:53 PM
    I have a C SHarps Hepburn in 45-90 with 1 - 18 twist barrel. It does very good with 550 grn bullets cast of 1-20 lead tin. I am loading over black powder to around 1150-1200 fps. My load is starline brass enough Olde Ensfode 1 f to have .090...
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    08-18-2019, 10:42 PM
    I don't hunt but have been a fan of the lyman 510 grn govt round nose as an all around bullet for a long time.
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    08-18-2019, 04:46 PM
    If you can find the actual Stainless it is it should be able to be veed out pre heated and welded. TIG would be best probably then refinished. THe problem will be 1) finding out the grade of stainless for sure and then the matching filler. Pre...
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    08-18-2019, 09:39 AM
    A lot of the side mounted apertures used the same sight and different bases for the rifle to fit receiver and centerline of action. If it lines up being held in place by hand when at 0 wind and screw holes line up your good to go. If the rifle isn't...
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    08-17-2019, 10:28 PM
    Thanks for that additional information, I gad read vague reports on it that didn't mention that
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    08-17-2019, 09:31 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Moly in Boolit Lube !
    Here a set of dippers may come in handy to measure the moly. One known to be to small and known size ten when blending keep track of the number of dips to where it looks right. A little bit foes a long ways
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    08-17-2019, 09:20 PM
    look at mig and tig welding wire , Mig is in a spool and tig is straight lengths.
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    08-17-2019, 05:49 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Moly in Boolit Lube !
    When I was coating jacket bullets 200 at a time it was a very small amount Like 2 grns once the sidewinders drum and steel shot was coated. Same with the wax sealer. I don't believe it will take very much in lube to accomplish what you want. ...
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    08-17-2019, 04:56 PM
    I also am amazed at the barrel makers if the time fitting 8 to 10 staves together with iron rings and being water tight. What a skill set that was
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    08-17-2019, 04:29 PM
    A small drop of locktite or super glue in the threads and remount the panel with the screws snug lt cure and the screws should brake loose. staking isn't hard I have had better results using a prick punch or very small chisel made from a drill...
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    08-17-2019, 12:20 PM
    I don't think Id bother casting the copper rounds. 1/2" number 1 copper 4'-8' is available in most hardware supply stores in the form of ground rods. Sad casting copper and brass can become a trick keeping air bubbles and sand inclusions out.
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    08-17-2019, 12:10 PM
    I believe the last one I did was with 3/4" round steel cold rolled this allowed me to fit into stock flush and counter sink the action screw into it. I drill a couple thousandths over screw size, bed and then open up the screw holes a little. Makes...
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    08-17-2019, 12:03 PM
    I have used the lyman 405 its the lightened version of the 510, out to 200 yds it does good 300 is okay in my rifles. after 300 I fo to the 500, 535 o0w64o and a 550 grner. These do better at the longer ranges. I...
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    08-17-2019, 10:00 AM
    I know the secamp 32s and I believe the guardians were built around win 32 silver tip ammo. My Gaurdian feeds and functions 100% with them other ball ammo I get a occasional jam. Like the original lugers the best load is the one that duplicates the...
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    08-16-2019, 09:23 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    New mail, old mail, recently deleted, spam, and recycle bin.
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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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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