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    Today, 12:13 PM
    Ive been using it since the late 70s early 80s and its always been white. Its one of the best case lubes and works very good. I find it does lessen the force needed to resize brass a bit. Ive even taken to a very light coat on the rounds loaded...
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    Today, 11:57 AM
    On my AR match rifles we moved the gas ports out 4" from standard tube. this help keep the "timing" closer to what was needed they function and feed reliably and fired brass dosnt have a fuzzy look to it. I also use a adjustable gas block on my...
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    Yesterday, 01:44 PM
    I would give the powder measure and tube a good cleaning, first with solvent or dish soap and water then alchlol to remove any residues. Make sure its operating smooth with no catches or snags. When dry wipe down with a used dryer sheet to remove...
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    Yesterday, 01:29 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Bummed out in Our Town
    I go to one show that's put on by a shooting club that's pretty god and also very friendly. The Local monthly show in town charges for admittenance and Parking. Handicapped parking stinks there and isn't really set up inside for wheel chair use...
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    Yesterday, 01:04 PM
    Buffalo Arms also sells black powder delivered to your door. One thing to do if you can is get several friends together and increase order size to the 25 lb or 50 lb case groups, this gets a price break and the same haz mat fee lowering the hazmat...
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    Yesterday, 12:57 PM
    I use JoJoBa oil straight from the bottle on my BPCR PP bullets. A drop on finger and thumb wipe patch on 3-5 bullets then remove excess with a patch and hand seat themIts just enough to give a shine to the paper ( not to the translucent point). It...
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    Yesterday, 01:20 AM
    There is the scout rifle concept with a forward mounted pistol scope in front of the action. Jeff cooper pioneered a lot of the work on this. The benefits were action was open for easy loading no interference with bolt throws. Great eye relief on...
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    09-24-2017, 11:09 PM
    Some of the local shops may have it but its not on the shelves you have to ask for it. Id call several and ask if not the Shops Mr. Mc Dowell mentioned are great to do business with. If you know others who shoot BP most of those will allow the price...
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    09-24-2017, 12:14 PM
    We had a retired pattern maker at the club years ago. Everyone saved up aluminum cans for him and usually 1 or twice a year he laid sand up and made runs of the freelands style spotting scope stands and heads. Several helped him on these runs and...
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    09-24-2017, 12:06 PM
    The cosmoline we used at work was stiff enough that when we remove it a couple cuts and it would peel off with a simple wipe down needed. We used a slow cooker to melt it and coated reqround end mills, gages, preccision parts, and things for...
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    09-24-2017, 11:56 AM
    Years ago a guy at work bought a 1000 rds of 7.62 nato surpluss that had the headspace removed in the above manner. Not sure why. It was berdan primed so reloading them was never an issue.
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    09-23-2017, 09:19 PM
    Hit the local grocery store and by a pack of bamboo skewer sticks these have a nive sharp point and are hard tough "wood" work great for a lot of chores. If your carefull the point of a exacto knife blade will clean then a scribe ice pick or awl...
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    09-23-2017, 09:11 PM
    A new spring for the revolver wouldn't be expensive. Smiths had a tension screw on K and N frames mains springs also that could be adjust tension up or down. You might try a new spring and while apart check for burrs and rough areas. You could also...
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    09-23-2017, 09:00 PM
    I have put a sheet of translucent paper on the supports for the sun shields so I could sight into them when setting up. I always made a bunch of trips back and forth adjusting during set up. I had thought about a long string and a stake. From under...
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    09-23-2017, 08:37 PM
    It is the one in MyFlatlines post #6. It appears to be an early one with the safety inside the trigger guard in front of the trigger. The safety looks like half a trigger in front of the trigger. It pushes forward to fire. Sharps Brochardts had the...
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    09-22-2017, 11:51 PM
    I recently inhereted a Ranger 20 Gauge pump action shot gun. I pretty sure its a Sears House brand made by Stevens (520A) with the double hump receiver. The action will not open with the release. This was my grandfathers shotgun he hunted with Its...
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    09-22-2017, 09:00 PM
    we had a paint sealant we used when trimming trees to protect the fresh edges from exposure and bleeding. Stop in at a nursery and talk to them about it.
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    09-22-2017, 07:11 PM
    The last tool room I worked in was a fully equipped shop. With the cnc cutter grinders mills lathes surface ID and OD grinders along with the jig grinders and jig bores making a mould wouldn't be an issue nor would making a cherry To cut the...
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    09-22-2017, 02:50 PM
    With normal pistol bullets you can compress powder while seating. a Card wad helps protect the base of the bullet also. A playing card wad works well. As to loads Start at no airspace no compression and work up...
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    09-22-2017, 11:14 AM
    That very well may be a one off mould from a tool room in a shop some place.
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    09-21-2017, 09:47 PM
    Art, rebarreling can be as involved as you want it to be. Contoured barrels span a range of prices and quality. Adams and Bennet, Shilen, Douglas, Lilja, Pac nor, Hart, McGowen, Brux, Criterion, and Krieger are all barrel makers available. For a...
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    09-21-2017, 02:12 PM
    Some is going to be determined by the rifles action. The lever actions are pretty much length sensitize as to what feeds and will function thru the action. Even through they will chaber and fire in the lever actions they need to feed also. Ideally...
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    09-21-2017, 11:00 AM
    You might consider one of the Spray sealents for tents and gear. Take band off and hang it up spray and let cure. You might be able to spray some in the cap and brush it in even. I would be leary of beeswax while a everyday watch ( not a dress...
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    09-21-2017, 10:47 AM
    My load with the 335 lyman bullet in 38-55 with olde ensforde 3f is right around 47grns in starline brass. It should be around .100 compression. I'm using rubber fibber napa wad and 2 tracing paper wads. Load gives around 1230 fps is accurate in...
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    09-20-2017, 09:57 PM
    You might try a bigger ram but the .003 clearance shouldn't be the problem I would check the ram for a flat square surface, not a dome shape face as this will allow for the edge to have an opening to push into. Another cause may be a bevel on the...
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    09-20-2017, 09:40 PM
    I use a lot of range brass in handguns. Most was picked up from the Local club I belong to or A friends indoor range. I normally swept the floor when I started to have a solid stable place for my feet. I then swept the floor and pile up when done to...
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    09-20-2017, 09:22 PM
    Keep in mind tooling costs are one of the manufacturers biggest concerns. A material that's wears cutters faster, destroys ways wipers and seals faster, produces more cutting force and some other issues simply ups the costs. Throw in the special...
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    09-20-2017, 08:58 PM
    Heres a tip that is more mind related. Don't think about the tremors when shooting or worry about them. The minds thoughts can bring them on as fast ( maybe faster) than the muscle stress. I can remember a junior who was having an issue with cross...
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    09-20-2017, 08:51 PM
    While I don't have my old machinists handbook handy right now, It gives the "standard for defining the grit" of lapping compounds. The grinding waste is put in a certain weight type oil and stirred to suspend the grindings. After a certain time it...
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    09-20-2017, 12:21 AM
    I used palm up or in the U between thumb and forefinger at the mag area. forend ring on the ARs. On my bolt guns I'm back a little farther and on the BPCRs ( Sharps, highwall, CPA and hepburns, along with my number 1s) I'm pretty much under the...
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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