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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 PM
    Ive heard that the chemical coloring isnt near a lasting or durable as the true bone and charcoal case hardening. There are companies still doing the real process and it is a vary good looking durable finish. A couple that come to mind still doing...
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    Today, 09:53 AM
    country gent replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    When you start adding the extras to the semi custom guns the prices start jumping quick. checkering, forend tips, special finishes, special barrels, wood upgrades ( going from standard to exhibition grade walnut can add a lot ). But the big plus is...
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    Today, 09:42 AM
    We made our archery stops from card board strips 2 ft wide and 8 ft long. These were laid flat and compressed between 2x4 frames with 3/4 10 ready rod on the corners. A strip 1 ft wide and 2x4 frames on rollers would stop pellets and bbs for a long...
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    Yesterday, 10:00 PM
    country gent replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    Could be but staying away from wood upgrades and the "fancy upgrades" saves a lot of cost. Just opting for checkering is over $300.00. Not saying that's out of line for the work involved but its "extra"
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    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    Theres always wax for the projectile too. Pour a sheet of wax the thickness you want the bullet then use the cases to cut out the slug, and prime them. Priming last stops the air lock from pushing the bullet out of the case. I have shot a lot of...
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    Yesterday, 09:48 PM
    depending on what you want to do with it if recoil is a problem weight or a recoil reducer and new pad can be ordered. Stocks can be swapped for a better desighn that handles reoil better. A load in the 45-70 black powder range (1100-1200 fps)...
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    Yesterday, 09:39 PM
    The modern PCP rife are operating at 3000 psi or better. Lewis and Clarks expedition had a 50 cal air rifle on it. They supposedly took small and medium sized game with it and used it to impress and amaze the Indians encountered. I read some where...
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    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
    country gent replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    Another thing is to look at the C Sharps line with out the bells and whistles they arnt far from the pedersoli and a sight upgrade. Though all of mine have been 8-10 weeks wait from when ordered. A 1874 Csharps with spirit front globe and mid range...
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    Yesterday, 08:04 PM
    country gent replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    Define the desired uses of the rifle, Hunting, Shiloettes, Long Range target, plinking or other uses. This will help define the rifle set-up you want. Pedersoli has several versions available. Up grading the sights is a big plus the double set...
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    Yesterday, 04:10 PM
    We have the same saying here also. The big one I use is Kiss, Keep it simple stupid. LOL. Really why go thru the work of what is already made? We had some gages that needed a scales cut for locating a slide under use. we bolted down a length of...
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    Yesterday, 03:54 PM
    Try a new set of roll pins. Sometimes thru rough handling bumps and drops they collapse a little allowing for movement. Other wise it can get involved to fis if its the holes themselves. Then the easiest way is to drive one pin out and open hole to...
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    Yesterday, 10:50 AM
    On my BPCR rifles I use a patch impregnated with Emmerts Improved bullet lube to wipe down after cleaningthem I also push it thru the bore a couple times. This leaves a heavy visible coat on the surfaces, I then wipe down with a clean dry patch to...
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    04-19-2018, 01:38 PM
    I have been using the starline brass for a few years now 38-55, 40-65 45-70 (2.1) 45-90 (2.4) its very good brass. They do recommend you anneal it first for Black Powder loads.
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    04-19-2018, 11:54 AM
    The NM rear sights for the grand and M1a-M14 were hooded appetures in 2 sizes .052 and .059. Most lash holes are .060 or so. what you could try is opening a flash hle up to .09325 with a 3/32 drill bit. There may be a number drill close to .096 but...
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    04-19-2018, 11:32 AM
    Since it has cast good bullets in the past something has changed. I would clean several times scrubbing with a soft tooth brush. 1st time with break cleaner, 2nd tie lauquer thinner and last time with Dawn dish soap really working up a lather and...
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    04-18-2018, 08:29 PM
    My little Sig in 380 shoots very well at 25 yards but it has excellent sights that can be seen, unlike a lot of these little pistols. These pistols normally shoot well but are hard to shoot well due to short sight radius, heavy trigger pulls and...
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    04-18-2018, 08:13 PM
    A lot of the controllers guys build need to be calibrated to read correctly could this be the issue with your new pot?
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    04-18-2018, 04:12 PM
    Not sure this would give you improvements or not. Might be interesting info with different brass sized in the same dies and press though. Might show another variable in manufacturers brass. I have head of crimping to a set number with a torque...
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    04-18-2018, 03:48 PM
    I would first get the gun and test to see what your "carry ammo" is going to be. The buy the mould accordingly. This way you can load a duplication load (or very close to it) of the carry load. I carry the 102 grn Rem Golden sabers in my Sig and...
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    04-17-2018, 09:54 PM
    The inserts I liked were clear plastic with a chamfered hole in them. It was just a ring in the front globe that encircled the target with a small line of white around it but no wires of posts to distact and obscure the target. The ring from...
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    04-17-2018, 04:45 PM
    Easier buy a 6" steel scale ( The ones machinists use) measure the width of the opening and use 1" for zero and you can have 1/32" (.0325) or1/64" (.01575) graduations in stepped lines. I have done this before. These scales are only roughly .020...
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    04-17-2018, 12:48 PM
    How are you thinking of casting? Bottom pour pot. ladle pour. Large runs of several hours or short runs of a hundred or so. What lubes are you considering. a lube sizer. pan lube. tumble lube. A simple set up would be a coleman...
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    04-17-2018, 10:43 AM
    Most High Power shooter only clean enough to "get thru the next match". This did a couple things. 1) first shot was closer to the fouled bore zero saving chasing zero till the bore normalized. 2) saved reduced the chance of rod wear or damage. 3)...
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    04-17-2018, 10:26 AM
    My C SHarps with 1-12 Mcgowen barrel is .375 groove dia. Depending on the blank He may have a tapered or choked barrel. As said above I would slug to three places in the barrels length. Just ahead of the throat and inch or two. to center from...
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    04-17-2018, 10:06 AM
    WHat calibers weights are you planning on casting? This info helps a lot in offering advice. Small light bullets cast and moulds heat up a little different from big heavy bullets moulds do.
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    04-17-2018, 12:32 AM
    A one piece rod can be a issue to travel with and not get bent or damaged. A very simple effective case can be made for them from pvc tubing. You need a piece of tubing with the inside dia slightly larger than the handle of the rod and as long as...
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    04-16-2018, 05:26 PM
    Pick up a 7/8 14 nut, some 120 grit emery paper and you can shorten it by hand. working slow and easy. Screw the die into the nut. This helps to keep it square and even. Lay the emery paper on a hard flat surface. A piece...
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    04-16-2018, 05:02 PM
    The Sharps Brochardt is a rifle of the correct era and its banned also due to no hammer. Its just the way it is. There are conversions of the Remington Rolling block to a side lever to open the...
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    04-16-2018, 04:48 PM
    I converted a Lyman 535 grn postel 45caliber mould to nose pour. I used it a few years as the base pour in my sharps and a rolling block in 45-70 and in my Hepburn in 45-90. It did good as the base pour. After I converted it it base and bands...
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    04-16-2018, 01:53 PM
    With the abrasive carbon and fouling a soft rod impregnates with this grit becoming a lap or file and will remove the harder material. A lead slug impregnated with the right compound will cut carbide not fast but it does. The aluminum rods...
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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