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    Yesterday, 09:35 PM
    I have 1 colt 1911 in 38 super 2 Kimber 1911s in 45 acp one with a marvel conversion 1 Kimber ultra carry 45 acp to .22 rimfire 1 Colt delta elite in 10mm A Springfield govt built to 38 spl. Also 1 Glock 40 S&W and 1 berretta 92 9mm. I prefer the...
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    Yesterday, 04:54 PM
    If you decide to try the cap and can route use it a few times to make sure the valve is at the right angle for you to reach it before gluing or soldering it fast.
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    Yesterday, 04:21 PM
    I like the tear drop shaped flasks with valve and spout just seems to fit in the hand better. I had a cap I made for goex cans that had the valve and spout on it. the valves mounting threads are 3/8 24. I drilled a snug 3/8 hole in the cap. Cleaned...
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    Yesterday, 04:03 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Die Surface Finish in Swaging
    One other aspect of the lapping compound is as it is used it breaks down so grit stays sharp and cutting becoming finer and finer in the process. SO depending on how long your polishing you end finish may be closer to fresh 600 or 800 grit. A swage...
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    Yesterday, 03:41 PM
    Got an e-mail today from DZ arms my order has been filled and shipped. A Hepburn in 38-55 1-12 twist barrel 30" half round contour. And a 8X DZ Scope in their mounts.
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    06-22-2019, 07:52 PM
    Having a job shop do a one off is going to be expensive and more time making the drawing up so they know whats needed. Its going to be expensive to do also. Afriend or hobbyist with a lathe can do it and probably be cheaper. Other wise its get a...
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    06-22-2019, 10:11 AM
    To measure the groove depth when tools wont fit use 2 drill shanks or gage pins in the grooves and measure over them then subtract the 2 dias for size. e clops snap rings and others come a large assortment of sizes thicknesses and one can be found...
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    06-22-2019, 10:01 AM
    As I have stated in past posts true lapping or honing of a sizing die is way different than what most do. While sand paper emery cloth around a dowel will work and can be done its more a polishing than lapping. Or honing. Lapping with a brass or...
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    06-21-2019, 10:51 PM
    4 actual sizing steps may get tiresome and require extra force. In a progressive loading ammo the sizer is the most force belling expanding isn't much and seating crimping isn't a lot. But the accumulated force of 4 different sizing / forming...
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    06-21-2019, 10:42 PM
    There are several online free programs that will calculate BC for a given bullet The big information you need is velocity at 2 distances preferably from the same shot. Muzzle and 100yds 200 is better. This will give you a very accurate bc to work...
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    06-21-2019, 09:35 PM
    Cambells Soups spent years creating a Variety of tomato that produced larger amounts of juice and firm enough to be hauled in a semi trailer and not "flats". This produced more juice and pulp. It also allowed the trucks to be unloaded with high...
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    06-21-2019, 08:33 PM
    If you decide to stain test a small area before hand. The glued joints may not take stain and become more prominent. If you like what you have The tru oil finish should work well. I miaght consider thinning the first few coats for better penetration
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    06-20-2019, 10:11 PM
    I have Jacobs chucks on 1/4" 3/8" 1/2" and 3/4" shanks not so much for use in the lathe but on Bridgeport's with manual r collets its easier to loosen spindle tap and change cutter to drill chuck than to completely unscrew and use a r series mounted...
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    06-20-2019, 07:51 PM
    Look at a chart that gives the different points on metal temp wise molten, boiling, vapor If you know the pots temp then it should give an idea. I'm wondering about bismuth and or some of the others like what's used in cerosafe. Another is...
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    06-20-2019, 03:35 PM
    One thing that hasn't been mentioned is fill rate if the mould. a slow fill can cause wrinkles and inconsistencies also. I would try this if you can. Heat lead to temp and pre heat mould. Try ladle casting and fill the mould as fast as you can. A...
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    06-20-2019, 12:50 PM
    From a manufacturing stand point the 10LXX series machines easier and faster with less tool wear. Its also easier to get good finishes right from the machine saving polishing time and fitting This saves on production costs
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    06-20-2019, 12:46 PM
    A lot make their own measures. I believe most purchased measures are graduated to 2 f granulations and will be slightly different with different granulations or different brands even. A very nice measure can be made with a little hard wood some...
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    06-20-2019, 11:14 AM
    There are collet chuck sets with a straight spindle that can be held in the chuck. Another route is to by a 1/4" or 3/8" drill chuck with threaded mount. Turn up a 1/2" or 3/4 shank with the thread and a shoulder. leave the shank large when...
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    06-18-2019, 10:55 PM
    Looks like the small length of full dia bullet is hitting on the radius's to the narrower end on the mag. Make a few dummies .010 shorter and try. Maybe seat to where the mouth and front band line up even. I have had mags vary in what they would...
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    06-17-2019, 09:25 AM
    Looks pretty good there
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    06-16-2019, 10:47 PM
    If hes going to be stand hunting a recoil reducer in the stock or adding some weight to the gun will also help reduce recoil. The recoil reducer would do a lot for him.
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    06-16-2019, 10:43 PM
    A simple test would tell take a couple 2" thick boards and longer bolts. raise it up and see if its better it is worse. Lowering is another matter and not as easy. but a taller chair would have the same effect.
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    06-16-2019, 09:57 PM
    In a lever action the shot contained in the case is the way it needs to be. In a single shot the paper tube can be longer and extend out increasing the charge. In a magazine the tube might be damaged or broken
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    06-16-2019, 07:24 PM
    The one I just purchased for my shop is a series 1 head pulley drive and anihiem read out. But I also got a full set of tooling cutters and collets with it. Also a 12 X40 clausing lathe and tooling. last from the friends shop is a 6X18 surface...
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    06-16-2019, 07:16 PM
    Antimony tin additions vary color and weight some. Did the lighter silver ingots melt faster or slower, where the hotter? die cast alloys can be melted in a hotter pot usually around 1000* are much lighter than lead and harder than lead. A quick...
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    06-16-2019, 02:44 PM
    A lot of the bridge port size tooling is available and some can be had pretty reasonably compared to new costs. A rotary table and chuck can be a big investment. a dividing head and tail stock can be reasonable since most don't want to learn to use...
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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