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    Yesterday, 05:07 PM
    Several places to look and watch. 1) local tool shops and s machinist supply shops. they may actually deal i used equipment or they hear about it. 2)The local machine shops in your area. They have what you are looking for and may know of excess...
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    Yesterday, 11:30 AM
    You could maintain the krag bolt face with the 40-70 SS formed from 30-40 Krag brass. Another 38 caliber option with a bigger rim would be the 38-56 Bottle neck on the 45-7- case. Just somerhing to consider
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    10-22-2020, 08:51 PM
    The auctions get interesting, especially the "in person" ones.Went to an uncles estate auction a few years ago.I was interested in his lathe a very little logan 6x12 or so bench top, change gears for feeds and threading. A dead center full set of...
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    10-22-2020, 11:14 AM
    When I was shooting in NRA High power it was a lot of ammo mostly 223 308 and 243. I did some wildcatting over the years. Before High power rifle it was Bowling pins and ispc with pistols. Last was BPCR silhouette. Since the MS and I stopped...
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    10-22-2020, 10:04 AM
    country gent replied to a thread My sister in Our Chapel
    Shes in my prayers also. My daughter and son in law got me and his father smart phones on their plan so we can live video chat with them and the grandsons. Not the same as in person but better than just a phone line. Just a little something to...
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    10-21-2020, 07:38 PM
    bullseye pistol shooters have used brass catchers for years On a plate base they really take up very little room on the bench beside you, they do a great job and dont add weight to be held up. Another plus is there's no swing or pull to the hand or...
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    10-21-2020, 07:18 PM
    Its going to depend on the actual die set. Getting past the hardened outer surface will be the big issue, In a heavier machine you could even thread with carbide and do it. Turning it down and a die no.... I have faced dies to set head space for...
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    10-21-2020, 04:08 PM
    chutestrate. The bolt rotates in the carrier moving forward and back as it rotates, simply turn the bolt to see the forward and back length movement.. The comparator gauge is to measure from the shoulder to the case head this is the head space...
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    10-21-2020, 12:21 PM
    Re working babbit bearings is getting to be a lost art now. There are some tricks to this. 1) if its not to bad a shim under the bearing allows it to be re scraped. But this is only good to a certain point. A lot of old hit and miss engines had...
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    10-21-2020, 10:37 AM
    The logans were pretty good solid machines Th smaller spindle bore is restrictive but can be worked with. Is this machine a tail stock engine lathe or a turret lathe. (this has a direct bearing on how its ran and capabilities ) A standard tail...
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    10-20-2020, 03:34 PM
    On handloads you want to bump the shoulder back .002 -.003. A tight fit can inhibit chambering enough to create a out of battery condition. THe bolt has to rotte all the way to allow firing pin to hit effectively. Ti see this remove bolt carrier...
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    10-20-2020, 03:10 PM
    I like that short video RFD. Shows a lot more easier than it can be explained in words. On a dead calm day I recover the under wrap of the patch about 3-5' in front o the barrel The confetti from the outer wrap is in the same...
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    10-19-2020, 10:11 PM
    I have 2 of the Harrels A shutzen model that throws around 30 grns upper weight and a standard thats around 80 grns upper end. Both are very good accurate measures and consistent. Fairly easy to set but the clicks take some getting used to. I used...
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    10-19-2020, 12:53 PM
    I believe if I were going to attempt sizing a bullet down that far I would opt for a 3 roll roll sizer where the bullet is inserted and the rolls turned reducing dia to a set stop. With this set up forces would be radial and even. not pushing thru...
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    10-19-2020, 12:11 PM
    Im up to 3 45-70s A sharps brochardt a remington rolling block and Pedersoli sharps ling range. Also a 45-90 in a c sharps hepburn. Here are my go to bullets in order of testing them in rifles. I load all Black Powder Swiss or Olde Ensforde. 1)...
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    10-18-2020, 06:20 PM
    Almost any heat source will work A turkey fryer and stand, coleman stove, weed burner, ect ect. Work slow and monitor temps once you get the right settings on the controls its easy to repeat. You do want a thermometer to monitor as these will...
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    10-18-2020, 12:48 PM
    country gent replied to a thread My view this morning in Our Town
    Couple that view with the crisp cool morning and all the scents of fall and you were in paradise. A lovely way to start the day. I still remember the morning on stands watching all the little things around. Seeing and hearing the woods wake up...
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    10-18-2020, 11:52 AM
    country gent replied to a thread I voted! in Our Town
    I voted absentee this year. Every time LOL Ive heard if you get your absentee ballot thru the DNC it comes filled out and ready to mail in...... I found it interesting the absentee ballots return envelope wast postage paid here, required a...
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    10-18-2020, 11:30 AM
    For what you want I would dedicate a lee mould to it and lap it up to size. Its not hard to do and the mould will always be the same after every time you use it. Tools you will need: T type tap handle 1/8" key stock Drill sized to corner to...
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    10-17-2020, 04:56 PM
    country gent replied to a thread JUst a quick update. in Our Town
    Im not old I just have a lot of seniority LOL
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    10-17-2020, 04:54 PM
    country gent replied to a thread JUst a quick update. in Our Town
    When we wired the new garage the breaker boxes out lets and switches were installed at a height comfortable for me from the chairs. Im wondering today, I started the maven cloud last summer for my MS. This may be some of its working bringing back...
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    10-17-2020, 04:34 PM
    I use gloves doe skin leather work gloves. buy them to fit snugger than normal and work in neatsfoot oil or minks oil and wear them some they will stretch and be a form fit with good sensitivity. I add a denim shop apron also, Protects clothes...
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    10-17-2020, 12:51 PM
    country gent replied to a thread JUst a quick update. in Our Town
    I tend to push myself more than I should. And working from the trac chair puts me at more of a disadvantage. Ive adjusted the height of the benches and stands in the shop for this reason. Same with the garage doors I had the gear ratio chain fall...
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    10-17-2020, 12:34 PM
    We had blueprints floating around the shop for building one was a lot of work but the few who made them like them for small parts. Buy the time you bought the materials chuck motor and bearings you had more in it than a mini lathe. The one I did...
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    10-17-2020, 12:08 PM
    I have used both emmerts and emmerts improved. I prefer the improved version. Here in Ohio we get the 90-100* but humidity is higher also. I do blow tube between shots usually 3 good breaths. Depending on your firearm a 45 volt with 7 1/2" barrel...
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    10-16-2020, 06:21 PM
    Greg, How does the pilot fit in the case? some pilots are sized for formed brass some for sized brass. Chatter in a case trimmer is most like from a loose fit on the pilot. Another might be a to sharp of a cutter or improper geometry on the cutter....
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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