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    Today, 12:11 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Big Bore Regret..? in Leverguns
    I shoot a lot of BPCR with 45-70 these are loaded with ode ensford 2 f with a 550 grn bullet to around 1100-1200 fps. For plinking and playing try t load you bullet to around 1200fps. Another trick is rifle weight does reduce recoil, if there is a...
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    Yesterday, 11:54 PM
    Keeping the mould up to temp may be an issue if it is a thin section under the nose as has been said. I have seen sprue plates pull heat from the stream and cause issues. on a bottom piur pot this is harder to do but you might try over filling the...
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    Yesterday, 11:34 PM
    AM interested in pictures of it, but would like to buy it outright posibly
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    Yesterday, 08:37 PM
    the brass rod wil probably work but lock it in place or it may walk and break the drill. I would also recommend setting the drill presses depth stop as a primary stop.
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    Yesterday, 07:35 PM
    The machines are nice and work well. Annealing is simply a time versus temp. the longer time in heat the lower temp you need to a point. Torches with a socket or holder work but depend on you ability to see color changes, and even in a dark room...
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    Yesterday, 07:20 PM
    You might e-mail Case and see what they say. If I remember case had a lifetime warranty also. If the same model is till made they might put a new set on for you or send them to you
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    Yesterday, 07:14 PM
    I have shot the saeco 225 grn full wadcutter in 45 acps ( 1911 and a model 25 Smith) and my 45 colt ( 1917 colt). I shoot these over a medium mid rang load for target shooting. Very accurate and soft shooting. Several club members are amazed the...
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    Yesterday, 07:07 PM
    My garand was the last shot out of the group when the bolt locked back and the clip ejected. The bolt lug op rod cam it was recommended plasti lube a very thick tacky grease. To thin a grease and functioning lubes your glasses
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    Yesterday, 06:54 PM
    I was using my bench sticks with mine and the follower caught on the leather sling LOL. I had thought about one of the MVA full length Malcom scopes but it would have to be mounted off center to allow for ejection of the...
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    Yesterday, 04:08 PM
    I have one in 223 also it dosnt get shot a lot since all my 224 is loaded with 769-80 grn bullets It dosnt have the twist for them. I did by 100 pac of win 55grn soft points and loaned it to Dad to use on the farm for wood chucks and other varmints....
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    Yesterday, 03:49 PM
    One ting to look at, Ive been told on some the serial number / ID is on the upper tang so you might not be able to mount a tang sight with out destroying that. Mine is on the lower tang under the lever
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    Yesterday, 11:04 AM
    Which one do you have brass frame or steel framed? I have the steel framed model and the case fit and finish is very good. Mine was a little stiff getting the follower all the was forward to turn the loading tube for a short time. Im shooting a 215...
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    Yesterday, 10:52 AM
    The side hammer sharps with a scope the hammer is in the way of pushing the round in unless your left handed. On the center hammers and hammerless it much better. I move my scopes around rifle to rifle. The Hepburn, High wall, roller and CPA are not...
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    09-24-2018, 10:22 PM
    One thing to offer here, If you decide to open the sprue holes up. Remove sprue plate from mould and set up flat in a vise. Lock down to drill press table centered. Find a pin pin 4" long that just fits in the chucks key hole. use a counter sink to...
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    09-24-2018, 10:07 PM
    I use a home made die and tapered expanders ( Mine are turned from 1/2" 0-1) on cartridges I neck turn, The tapered expander is also the spud for my neck turners. I expand on it the use it to center the cutters when neck turning. I do need to lube...
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    09-24-2018, 10:01 PM
    Looking at the bolt face itself I believe I would check it for flatness. it may require being faced back and a washer soldered in also. another thing to look at is the locking lugs surface both on the bolt and in the receiver. ...
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    09-24-2018, 09:46 PM
    Currently as far as barrels go I have on my BPCR rifles 2 Green Mountains 1 45 cal 1-18 twist 1 38 cal 1-12 twist, 1 douglas 40 cal 1-14 twist, 1 McGowan 38 cal 1-12 twist, and one Al Story 45 cal 1-18 twist. Last is a 45 cal 1-18 badger barrel. So...
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    09-24-2018, 09:26 PM
    What our plant found with dial /digital calipers, indicators, digital mikes and other tools was after being sent out for repair or rebuild some still wouldn't pass calibration standards for our certification. considering the lead time and cost it...
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    09-24-2018, 07:33 PM
    Nice looking smoke pole there Grumpy
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    09-24-2018, 04:03 PM
    My Grandfather lost the tips of 2 fingers at work in the late 40s early 50s. His complaint was they were more sensitive to cold nd bumps than before. Something for you to keep in mind.
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    09-24-2018, 12:23 AM
    I would go mid range possibly even the short range version for a couple reasons. 1) the shorter staffs will catch less hunting, 2) the staffs will be stiffer being shorter. 3) the shorter shafts and more compact desighn folds better. Another option...
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    09-24-2018, 12:12 AM
    Why reinvent the wheel per say. graingers, MSC, tool supply shops sell small to mid sized collets some with holders for machines. look for wheel collets for ID grinders mills and jewelers lathes. These smaller collet holders use a screw on closer...
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    09-23-2018, 10:50 PM
    Pan lubing first and then sizing down may help preserve the grease grooves some as the lube will help lower them compressing some
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    09-23-2018, 10:45 PM
    I have uniformed flash holes in some rifle cases. (found the largest in the batch of brass and used a number drill as a reamer to open the rest up to it). small gain in accuracy deburring flash holes is also an improvement depending on brass....
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    09-23-2018, 09:44 PM
    country gent replied to a thread case sizing lube in Cast Boolits
    Bar oil for chainsaws is very tacky and sticks ( what it needs to do in the spinning chain and groove of the bar). But it may take a solvent to remove from cases and dies. Ive never tried vegetable oils I have used Crisco shortening for case lube,...
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    09-23-2018, 09:23 PM
    I use them to apply solvent to a bore chamber instead of a jag or brush. A lot of todays solvents are good at removing copper fouling and destroy a bronze brush in short order. Also work well at times for other chores. I had a 10" and 6" cleaning...
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    09-23-2018, 12:58 PM
    Even with Starret B&S Mititoyo chck replacement costs to repair quote and shipping, the combined is usually very close or above the cost to replace them
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    09-22-2018, 05:50 PM
    I know this is going to sound goofy, but it really helped me out. When I was shooting muzzleloader at black and white targets, I painted the front sight red, and the rear blue. I liked it so well, I do that to most of my rifles, the contrast is like...
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    09-22-2018, 11:42 AM
    I loaded a 207 grn bullet in 357 or my wife to use for bowling pins, wasn't a full magnum load but a nice load that did really well taking pins off the table. Bullet was barely stable and when it hit it tumbled transferring much more energy. These...
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    09-22-2018, 12:01 AM
    There is a very good chance Lee will just send a replacement die or die set after talking to you. What does the inside finish look like? It may have missed the finish reamer.
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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