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    Today, 02:21 PM
    Another use is to find the pin gage the size your making and see what your mics read on it and the part. If the pin gage mics and part all read the same its right. This also will take into account the squareness or wear on the anvils and threads of...
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    Yesterday, 12:55 PM
    Not sure about Australia but. A friend went to Africa with a big flintlock to hunt ( He took a cap buffalo with a homemade 20MM flint lock) He couldn't fly with loose powder so he bought it there. He said a 1 lb can of goex 1F was $95.00 and a half...
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    Yesterday, 12:49 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Cast silver? in Cast Boolits
    I believe you might need a different flux than wood chips / wax for silver also. For gold arsenic is used a lot to get it to cast clean and shiny. A steel mould should be okay an aluminum may be iffy due to the higher melt temp of silver. I believe...
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    07-19-2017, 09:58 PM
    Could the extractor be binding in the groove or on the rim? Are cases and or chamber round. How is bullet dia in relation to the throat Dia? How does the shoulder dia compare to fired cases fired shoulder length. though this may show up with ink it...
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    07-19-2017, 04:36 PM
    I just heard from the distributor chair ships today actually goes out tomorrow. She will have it Tuesday or Wensday. The uncrate and set up a little programming and its on to me. She and her husband will deliver it. A little time going over...
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    07-19-2017, 03:29 PM
    ORPA regional match in the 80s. Was my 4th or 5th match I shot in ( new shooter) Line was on block time and I inadvertently fired a round in the prep period thinking the line was hot. I was penalized the shot on the string. Later that summer...
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    07-19-2017, 03:23 PM
    It would be interesting to see the fat layer when this animal is skinned out. Wild animals have little fat and more muscle than domestic raised animals. ( one of the reasons Hogs are immune to snake bites poison dosnt get thru the fat layer into...
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    07-18-2017, 09:21 PM
    Another source for these motors is a computer supply store. A lot of towers had them in to dissipate heat
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    07-18-2017, 04:46 PM
    That's part of the problem with a gunsmith inspection, Finding a gunsmith that's familiar with the firearm to inspect it, with out causing undo wear or damage. The older ones that are retiring or have retired.
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    07-18-2017, 02:02 PM
    It works well just go slow and check often. Depending on your lapping compound a little oil or water ( some are oil based some water based) as your laping will thin and help it cut. Another trick is when done use one last ball and a light coat of...
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    07-18-2017, 11:57 AM
    You can lap a mould out a few thousandths. The Lees softer aluminum will cut pretty quick so go slow and check it often. Work with the finer grits also to slow cutting down and improve finish. Heres the process that works for me. ...
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    07-17-2017, 11:15 PM
    I use some lee dies and for what your wanting with the 45 colt I would modify the die a little and use it. But if its carbide that's a bigger issue then to modify. At work I had access to an ID grinder and diamond wheels and a plunger edm so carbide...
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    07-17-2017, 11:03 PM
    I'm not sure a chair on front will be legal in Ohio. I have thought about it though. Ive looked at a lot of options on the internet, Lifts mount trailer ( Bruno Chariot), power tailgate from the larin lift to actual power tailgates ( tommy lift and...
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    07-17-2017, 11:41 AM
    I would buy the lee and adjust it as needed. Polishing out the redding may affect the concentricity of the Jacket bullets some. Another plus is you have a seater for each that can be set and left for next time.
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    07-16-2017, 10:07 PM
    I fill thru the valve full with dish soap and water mix first and drain. This takes awhile as there is no venting, Maybe a good thing as the air working up thru creates agitation. I then fill and drain several times. I normally do this on a Monday...
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    07-16-2017, 08:28 PM
    Always and anytime Lightman
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    07-16-2017, 08:24 PM
    Rings and mounts are important also on heavy recoiling rifle. Lepoulds are usually a very solid scope Other wise I might recommend a unertal style with the recoil spring removed. Allows the scope to slide forward and not be slammed back into place....
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    07-16-2017, 12:37 PM
    You might want to test each barrel seperatly. Shot a group with one and see what your load does in it then the other on a fresh target and see what that barrel does. For best groupings you might end up with a load for each barrel. This will show any...
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    07-16-2017, 11:24 AM
    Well as of yesterday the chair still hasn't shipped. The distributor is thinking it will ship Monday or Tuesday to them Then some tests and set up and to me. No I haven't been out reclaiming the wild with it ignoring you guys. LOL.
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    07-16-2017, 11:14 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Annealing shells in Swaging
    For what the op wants the whole case needs to be annealed and to get the most complete job it takes more time as the brass needs to be brought up to temp and held there for some time then slowly cooled down to room temp. AN oven set to 600-700* for...
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    07-16-2017, 12:11 AM
    I would bet a lot of the old timers fitted them same a a precision fitting on machines. Carbon soot in the horn and insert the close plug trim high spots and keep inserting the closer you get the less you cut. finishing by lightly scraping the...
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    07-15-2017, 08:50 PM
    If .350 goes and .351 dosnt then it .350
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    07-15-2017, 08:48 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Annealing shells in Swaging
    Poke a bunch of 1/4" holes in a coffee can start a charcoal fire in it and put brass in let burn out and cool
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    07-15-2017, 08:44 PM
    An out dated 25lb Propane tank will make a great pot for smelting or even casting. Clean it out good and wrap a piece of 2 or 3" masking tape around it wrinkle free and so edges match, this gives you a nice straight line to follow. I cut mine with a...
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    07-15-2017, 05:49 PM
    Ill be 55 next month. Started hunting shooting around 8 years old. Started casting around 18 for a renegade in 50 caliber both round balls and maxi balls. In Ohio then it was shotgun slugs or muzzle loader.
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    07-15-2017, 12:13 PM
    country gent replied to a thread ML ram rod in Muzzleloading.
    I have used brass tubing for ram rods and glued pinned the ends in place. Some used the tubing with lead in it to add weight.
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    07-14-2017, 05:52 PM
    Thank you gents, I'll sleep better tonight.................:awesome: Knarley
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    07-14-2017, 05:20 PM
    Having used several Lee presses over the years, They are good tools one thing I would like to see is thicker linkage bars. On the presses as the holes tend to wear egg shaped faster. Other wise they are good tools my little c bench press was under...
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    07-14-2017, 05:02 PM
    Heres a thought to consider, That rifle so far for most of its life has probably seen more Black Powder and cast bullets than anything else
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    07-14-2017, 04:56 PM
    AggieEE, the improved ignition may have been part of the reason. A faster more complete burn may be the reason
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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