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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 06:22 PM
    Online metals will sell short lengths 10" up to 3 ft lengths of material for the hobby worker. A really nice stand could be made substituting brass stock for the steel. braze it together radius out the braze and then polish and buff to a bright...
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    Yesterday, 08:33 PM
    country gent replied to a thread C. Sharps in Single Shot Guns
    I have the C Sharps High wall in 38-55. I did upgrade the wood and added the set trigger to it. Mine has the 30" tapered octagon barrel 1-12 twist. Its a very nice accurate rifle at 11 1/2 lbs, and shoots the heavy bullets very well out to 500...
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    Yesterday, 08:20 PM
    Make your own stand make on with interchangeable tops and then only one is needed. A piece of 1/4" x 3" X 3" for the base a piece of 3/4"" X 2" square tubing, a piece of 1/4" x 1" x2" flat stock and 1/4' x 1 1/2" flat stock in desired lengths....
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    Yesterday, 08:09 PM
    country gent replied to a thread lawn rolling in Our Town
    Most home rollers don't weigh enough to do the best job. But there is a limit to what a garden tractror lawn mower can pull also. A guy I worked with had a small industrial roller ( self propelled and ran slow). It did a good job and he got a lot of...
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    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
    I pan lube all my bpcr bullets. I use a double boiler type set up a 11x14 x3 cake pan a 9x 12 brownie pan in side it. The second pan set up on 2 lengths of 3/4 x 3/4 angle so its got water under it and all around. I have pans for the various...
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    Yesterday, 07:44 PM
    Good afternoon to everyone, Ive been in bed since 5-9 nursing a injection site infection. Started the Saturday before I thought I had hit a nerve or muscle so didn't think a lot of it. By Monday it...
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  • Knarley's Avatar
    05-19-2018, 07:14 PM
    Those "Flinchrocks" always kick my butt. I had to go to the percussion era to be able to outsmart the gun........."One has to be smarter than their equipment" So, I went to dumber equipment.[smilie=b:
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    05-14-2018, 04:53 PM
    After reading your posts I think I know what is going on. I went to the smaller expander which is .376, to gain a little neck tension. In doing so, the nose of the bullet deformed a bit. There fore the "off center" wobble that caused the yaw. I will...
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    05-13-2018, 09:59 PM
    Now that you mention it, yes, I was blow tubing. Cleaning every 5th shot. I also tried wiping between shots, showed no difference. If a stouter kick in the pants doesn't work, I guess I'll go the other way.
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    05-13-2018, 09:35 PM
    Yes to the sight. Kelly front & Rear. From connecting holes @ 50yards to either side of a paper plate @ 150 yards. Bullet .002 over bore 20:1 alloy, SPG lube, case sized to .376 Bullet sized to .377 . Bore @ .3755, .030 veg wad. Just enough crimp to...
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    05-13-2018, 07:49 PM
    The charge is of 2F
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    05-13-2018, 07:04 PM
    Got to the 150 yard range today shooting a Shiloh 38-55 and the groups became non-existant. Really opened up more than one would expect. Time to bump up the powder charge? 45gr/weight Old "E" FFG under a Lyman #378674 335 gr.round nose. .030 veg...
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    05-12-2018, 06:21 PM
    And here all along I was thinking oh, pointy nose= cuts thru air good. Oh, big grease groves=good. Looks cool= good. That's why you are the masters, I am student. KB
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    05-11-2018, 04:29 PM
    So is the LEE too pointy, or have too much nose? Just wondering why it isn't all that good. I'm not trying to argue, and I'm not bound and determined to use it. Just trying to learn a little here. Thanks guys, KB
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    05-11-2018, 03:29 PM
    I did not want to hijack the thread on speed and long range so I figure I'd ask separately. The thread which is very interesting, and a "bit" over my head has me wondering about what I'm shooting, as far as projectile is. I don't have a stable of...
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    05-08-2018, 07:45 PM
    I have a pair of Kelly sights, one on my Pedersoli and one on my Shiloh. Really like them.
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    05-08-2018, 05:11 PM
    Those high dollar Pedersoli rear sights are not a good idea either. They have twice the lines on them, making it real tuff to set. And they have considerable back lash too.
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    05-08-2018, 05:08 PM
    A guy can learn something new here every day. Thanks Lead Pot, never looked at it that way.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    05-07-2018, 07:02 PM
    have a Baco 40 cal 422pp mould, a Brooks 45 can adjustable cup point PP with the vented sprue plate, Several Old West Brass moulds by Bernie Rowles 40 cal 45 cal and 38 cal. All are very good moulds to cast with . Buying a quality mould saves a lot...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    05-07-2018, 04:47 PM
    Glad to hear you got it worked out. You won't be disappointed.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    05-07-2018, 12:09 PM
    I have seen these cases also on the range also. I have also seen cases fired with actual pressure test loads. These loads while at testing pressures the cases are bulged and deformed they haven't normally split. These loads splitting cases are way...
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    05-06-2018, 11:22 PM
    Interested in 45-70 waiting on what headstamp it is
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    05-06-2018, 07:33 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread B52s in Our Town
    Pretty cool. My shooting buddy flew B52's a few lifetimes ago. One he flew is visible from I25 at the Air Force Academy. He pointed it out to me last summer on the way through.
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    05-06-2018, 02:37 PM
    The reason for the 2 die set is that you can set the die slightly high and seat without crimping then adjust to crimp in a separate step. What they should include is a 7/8" washer .030-.060 thick. with this the die can be set to give the desired...
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    05-06-2018, 02:17 PM
    Check for loose rings or mounts. Also watch your bench technique you may have had 2 different pressures on the rifle in the 6 shot group. Down pressure and rifle placement can affect groups I this manner.
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    05-06-2018, 02:10 PM
    Just as a point of information for measuring paper thickness good michrometers would be better than calipers. Better still would be one of the large anvil Starret mikes for paper and compressable materials. Also a height stand and dial indicator...
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    05-06-2018, 11:41 AM
    We had that style in the plant. They were an industrial pot for dip soldering or for pouring the lead seals on set adjustments. They would set on the line and as the parts went by a measured ladle of led was poured in the adjustment opening to seal...
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    05-06-2018, 11:34 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Tractor forums in Our Town
    For many years Dads main tractor was an International farmall 400 made in the 50s and we used it into the 90s. This was a 40-45 hp tractor and basically a new improved M. It did a great job on the 40 acres. Regular maintence ( oil changes, spark...
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    05-06-2018, 11:17 AM
    A hand stop type pistol grip can be added making a ersto pistol grip with the rear tang screw. I believe C Sharps lists these as an option, made from ebony or other hard dense wood. But to add a actual pistol grip stocks the tangs need to be bent to...
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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