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    Yesterday, 02:41 PM
    Montanna Vintage Arms more for sights bases and scopes though. Thought Id throw it in for people looking
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    Yesterday, 01:12 PM
    Trac of the wolf is good have dealt with them also. I also like Buffalo Arms company and MVA.
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    Yesterday, 01:08 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Goose fat in Boolit Lube !
    A lot of the old lubes used rendered animal fats beeswaxs and steam oils to make bullet lubes. Emmerts was one you might try with this 50% beeswax 40% rendered fat ( modern day recipe is Crisco shortening) and 10% canola...
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    Yesterday, 12:54 PM
    The sight it self is the same for any given rifle increasing quantity produced and lowering costs some. The bases are rifle specific part and a given base is lower production more of a one off type of thing. ...
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    05-23-2019, 11:02 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Contractor had 2 semi loads of gravel dropped today. The site is ready to be graded up waiting for it to dry down so they can get started. The site falls away a lot past the old garage so its going to take some fill.
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    05-23-2019, 06:06 PM
    Would be interesting to find a known can from that era and screen it comparing to todays and the screening. It would have to be from a can or keg since coming from loaded cartridges its compressed and dug out
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    05-23-2019, 11:14 AM
    country gent replied to a thread 30/70 ? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Sounds like body lead from back in the day when body damage was fixed by filling / soldering with lead instead of the fiber glasses common today. It was in the rod form Ive seen round square and a little triangle shaped. Don't believe its babbit...
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    05-23-2019, 10:58 AM
    Im not able to post photos. No camera. These wind flags vanes work very well and depending on your design look like a weather vane on an old barn. The opposing magnets, tubes and...
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    05-22-2019, 03:14 PM
    Another thing to try is use a bamboo skewer stick and lightly clean the vent lines with the pointed end. Plugged vent lines can also cause wrinkles and poor fill out
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    05-22-2019, 03:10 PM
    To get an idea of what is taking place on a good day set up a spotting scope and have a friend shoot the rifle spot for him and watch the trajectory at the longer ranges. On a good day you will see the bullets disturbance as it goes down range....
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    05-22-2019, 01:51 PM
    Not sure on the "history" of the 2 companies mentioned as per who was first. I have a couple C Sharps rifles I use often. One is a Hepburn in 45-90 with upgraded wood a lovely rifle that's a very good shooter. The second is a High Wall in 38-55 with...
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    05-22-2019, 01:28 PM
    Bullet dia may be the culprit here. measure some of your bullets and see how big they are. Is the bulge at the base of the bullet? or where is it located along the case. I have had bulges when seating a long wadcutter style bullet deep in short...
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    05-22-2019, 12:08 PM
    I like my brass moulds a lot and they all cast very well. Very consistent bullets. My Brass moulds are all Old West moulds by Bernie Rowels and are very high quality and very good craftsmanship. Brass offers some advantages in heat retention...
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    05-21-2019, 11:06 PM
    I apply 2 cycle with a small drop on a q-tip on spru plate top of blocks faces add another small drop do the pins and hinges. then take the clean end and wipe excess in same order as originally wiped. this removes and excess and evens out the coat....
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    05-21-2019, 07:54 PM
    country gent replied to a thread 9mm blow up in Our Town
    On semi autos the drag of the cartridge coming out of the mag slows cushions the bolts closing. I suspect a heavy buffer spring and light mag drag contributed to this. even a sticky firing pin should reach the firing pin until its in battery. If...
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    05-21-2019, 07:06 PM
    Had several friends that got fired let go over the years and the new job was better conditions and more pay so getting fired isn't always a bad thing either. They were happier and better off after getting fired
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    05-21-2019, 07:02 PM
    Here a simple to make wind flag with vane and tail can use a blade for speed or ball. Simple to make with simple tools and glue. Materials; 3/8" X1/2" aluminum tubing 4" length. Upper or outer bearing ...
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    05-21-2019, 12:02 PM
    Not sure if I would "gage" for rim thickness or for squareness. I have always tested ammo and bought large lots of what worked. One of the best "cheap" 22 rounds I found was in the late 80s or early 90s at the cmp/dcm they had cmp white box 22...
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    05-21-2019, 11:33 AM
    I have the single RCBS bench primer and its a good solid tool its similar to the lee hand prime in mechanics. A cam drives a floating seating stem very good feel and power. uses standard shell holders also. I did add a file handle to the handle for...
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    05-21-2019, 11:19 AM
    In industry a lot of small moulds are made with form ground drill bits or reamers, D drills, or spade drills. A lot of the industrial drill presses are solider than most hobby mills though, heavier bearings drives and structures. These can be cut...
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    05-20-2019, 11:03 PM
    Im wondering if it might have been a coining press and the lower half of the die is missing? A slug is dropped in and the press operated and you get a coin or disc that's emblazoned with a logo or other info. We had a die in a hand press for cutting...
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    05-20-2019, 04:35 PM
    When doing heavy cleaning I use the heaviest rod possible for the bore size, this reduces flexing and rub down. A tight fitting jag patch combo and brush can really flex a light rod. Filling a bore with some solvents may not be as effective as...
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    05-20-2019, 02:20 PM
    For what your wanting to do I would recommend testing several bullets in the rifle. If you only want to buy one mould buy beg or borrow some to test. Find the best performing bullet in Your rifle. Buy the mould and cast up good consistant slugs....
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    05-20-2019, 10:09 AM
    Okay that makes more sense.
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    05-20-2019, 09:59 AM
    You don't need to cut the actual stone. Just the bonding agent and this releases the grit bringing up sharp particles.
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    05-20-2019, 09:47 AM
    Things aren't right in Oz with your numbers. In line 4 you state drill to .450 then in line 5 ream to .400. Ive never been able to ream a hole smaller LOL Seriously It can be done set up is the big part of this. The more time you spend on forming...
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    05-19-2019, 07:54 PM
    I have cleaned them in solvent and soaking scrubbing. Skating or dressing them on a piece of sand paper will sharpen dull stones and make them cut cleaner. A good soap water cleaning and or solvents will remove old oils and some loading.
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    05-18-2019, 09:51 PM
    One thing is to fit the jag and batches to the bore so they are tight when cleaning. A lose patch jag combination dosnt clean or scrub as well. Use fresh brushes and don't reverse in the bore. On the solvents giving them time to work and loosen...
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    05-18-2019, 09:44 PM
    Look for cutter grind shops in your area they willhave the machine and diamond wheels to sharpen them. But on a lot of reloading tools and even smaller cutters in the shop cost to sharpen may be more than a new tools. ...
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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