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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 11:31 AM
    I can see where casting a hollow pellet with skirt would be a problem. The this cross section and wasp waist then even leaving a solid head would be a hard job to keep hot and filling well. Thinking out of the box ( Per say), instead of letting...
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    Today, 10:24 AM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Wayne I seem to be standing up alot better, better "control" of some functions, and a little feeling in feet this is the first tear cycle and only a few weeks into it so will be interesting to see. Next year I do the 2 cycles again and then done
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    Yesterday, 11:00 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Brass and cast. in Cast Boolits
    My bet would be the 452 bullet is expanding the neck just enough bigger to cause this issue. measure some loaded rounds and see what the difference is. If everything is loaded the same same bullet same crimp same oal I doubt throating will help. It...
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    Yesterday, 10:37 PM
    You might try dry tumbling some rocks or short chunks of steel in it will be loud but may slowly break up the concrete. One place for info would be the concrete yards that deliver by the truck and ask what they use. If its a third full you may...
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    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    My 22-250 is flat shooting and very good but bullet selection is also a big factor in this. It is built on a ar 10 platform with 1-7 twist barrel. From 200 yds to 300yds drop is from top of x ring to bottom of x ring from 300 to 600 7 mins up. I...
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    Yesterday, 10:04 PM
    One thing I find interesting is a guy will spend more for a progressive press or even some single stations then balks at the price of a cheap lathe. That makes modifying and reworking so much easier and handier. On sale the mini lathes can be had...
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    Yesterday, 09:52 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Today I laid out the borders for the new stone. Started with a tight string marking the outer edge and laid in a line of stone along it to mark new borders. Boy is running an Irish back hoe ( shovel) tricky from a chair LOL. But I got it done so now...
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    08-06-2020, 10:10 PM
    If there is enough room in and under the shroud but the holes up from underneath with the threads in the base. there are shallow head cap screws and flat heads depending on shrouds thickness
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    08-05-2020, 10:11 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Mal Paso For a few years I hand scraped machine members re fitting them. That 107 ( or 109 ) scrapping blue was also some tenacious stuff to work with and it never dried so it would end up everywhere. Only things we had that would remove it was MEK...
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    08-05-2020, 04:24 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Well today ordered some more needed materials to continue work. The air manifold is as far as I can go even has the 2 "whips" installed for air compressor and saws power feed. ordered some more needed pipe fittings and odds and ends there. Also...
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    08-05-2020, 01:32 PM
    I did some 22-250, 243, and 308s sleeving them down to small rifle pockets to see if it improved accuracy and or consistency. I made a small sleeve that pressed into the pocket and just slightly under sized hole for primer. pressed these in with red...
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    08-03-2020, 10:24 PM
    As I was told the garand was set up to work within a set pressure at the gas port. Powders were to be slower than IMR **** ( dont remember the number for sure at the moment) the 4895s and IMR 4064 were very popular in this range. The risk was bent...
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    08-03-2020, 10:46 AM
    I have the mvas and like them easier to install as posa mounts are used no mill work needed. Also picked up the DZ scope with my DZ hepburn when I purchased it. It is 8 X I believe and a very good looking unit. Uses extended clickless unertal...
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    08-02-2020, 12:10 PM
    I believe the differences will only show up in a manufacturing type setting. Where you set up 3-5 tools and run to a digital read out replacing tools for needed operations. You might have 1 facing, 1 turning,1 relief, a boring bar and a threading...
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    08-02-2020, 12:04 PM
    All of these shuld work in this order 45 colt, ( long colt) 45 schofield and possibly even 45 acp / auto rim. I believe the .896 dimension is the same as 45 ACP / auto rim or very close to it. Depending on what dies you have available try a case or...
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    08-02-2020, 10:44 AM
    I have sized down 308s to 243 strickly for the reason of being able to fit the necks on a couple rifles. Improved accuracy some and made them last longer. ALso saved having a xustom chamber cut and new barrel. I turned to .001 clearance total. It...
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    08-01-2020, 10:57 PM
    If the handle is the same I would cut two pieces of round stock that fits the radius well, tubing or pipe would be best, but even wood dowels would add the extra surface for a solid repair. I would use JB weld glue the ends into the deck side and...
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    08-01-2020, 10:02 PM
    If your having issues with pushing the shoulder back when finish sizing a way around it would be to dedicate a 308 sizing die to this and face the bottom down then re cut the mouth radius and push the shoulder back when doing the first initial...
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    07-31-2020, 10:17 PM
    At Cambells we had a hot bath caustic soda cleaning tank with agitation. grease dirt paint oils sealer all came off in 2-4 hours. aluminum plastics disappeared though. This was used in machine parts during rebuilds. It was bigger than I have room...
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    07-31-2020, 09:57 PM
    It will thin the rims accurately but primer pockets will be way shallow and deepening them that much will thin the case head and possibly enlarge the flash hole. (the inside of the case head isn't normally flat but radiused so if it gets to there...
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    07-31-2020, 04:42 PM
    A true Shepard guides the flock
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    07-31-2020, 04:38 PM
    I have been thinking about replacing the old 12 gauge riot gun with a 20 gauge riot model not because I think it better or more effective but the 12 is getting harder to handle recoil from the chair. A friend and I tested several shotguns...
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    07-31-2020, 10:48 AM
    One problem with restamping isnt just size and alignment. But matching the original "font" of the stamping. Roll stamps are cut and quite different than hand stamps and are mostly made in house or custom. they can vary some from one to another. worn...
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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