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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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.
    43 replies | 679 view(s)
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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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    08-16-2019, 09:18 PM
    Depending on your equipment I think I would bore the holes .100 bigger then sleeve and recut to size keeping the pins the same. A couple sleeves turned from 4140 0r 8620 with .0005-.001 press left with bore .050 small could be pressed in to new...
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    08-16-2019, 09:04 PM
    That should be fine then. O should explain the Murphies oil soap also, I use a very small amount to help blend the ingredients together. By small I put a drop in a butter knife and let it spread the drip back into bottle what sticks to blade is...
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    08-16-2019, 08:08 PM
    The hot dry conditions may be contributing to this. Most BPCR shooters wipe with a damp patch between shots or blow tube to get added moisture in the barrels. Another may be you need a little more compression on the powder to get the cleanest burn...
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    08-16-2019, 07:55 PM
    You are responsible for any bullet you fire until its expended all its energy not hit the target or backstop until its laying there no longer moving. A lot don't realize how far a bullet can travel. A lot don't realize the energy a bullet has coming...
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    08-16-2019, 04:29 PM
    I deprime with a hand tool off press so that pockets get cleaned also. clean. measure length trim if needed and then fill the case hopper on my 650. I use mostly bushing dies so stretch is less in press and brass isn't worked near as hard. ...
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    08-16-2019, 02:37 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Well, was told yesterday by one of the township commissioners a copy of permit had been e-mailed to me to get started on garage shop again. Still haven't gotten it in my e-mail. I haven't got a straight story from any of these bureaucrats. Even...
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    08-16-2019, 02:26 PM
    The blocks arnt hard to make usually, once you determine what actual angle you need. Once that's determined a table, radial arm or miter saw and some 2x lumber. set saw to cut angle wanted and cut the blocks leaving 1/8"-1/4" tall. rough sand sides...
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    08-16-2019, 02:08 PM
    It wouldn't take a lot to turn copper bullets from bar stock. weight is lighter for a given length. It could be done on one of the mini lathes on a small scale. test runs for production a small screw machine could be set up. solid cooper slugs are...
    43 replies | 679 view(s)
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    08-16-2019, 11:06 AM
    I used to tell people starting out buy a 22 rimfire that you like and shoot it weekly for a year. Every time you finish a box of ammo put $20.00 in the coffee can ( basically difference between 22 and most centerfire ammo) At the end of the year...
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    08-15-2019, 07:41 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Well got a call today that permit was issued and e-mailed still haven't received it though. Still going to talk to the attorney as I don't believe this is over
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    08-15-2019, 07:26 PM
    Mitch if you get one made before you it will be a cap and ball 44. LOL A lot buy the mold dies and accessories before the rifle I have done this occasionally.
    5 replies | 151 view(s)
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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