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    Yesterday, 11:02 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Lee Handles in Casting Equipment
    When I glue them a pull the metal ferules from the handles. mix the JB glue the ferules on then the handles and let cure. when cured I drill and pin riveting the pins ends into a nice smooth rounded head. Gluing the ferules on gives a lot of added...
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    Yesterday, 12:25 PM
    Another reason they are specializing more today is there is a lot of fixturing jigs and tooling needed for certain work Having what you need for for what you specialize in it gets used more often and isnt as big a outlay thats recouped. Having...
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    11-26-2020, 10:53 PM
    Douglas may have something. They were popular with ppc pistol builds back in the day. I may have a 308 stainless 1-10 krieger barrel for a m1a thats been shot out I could give you. between the shot out throat and gas port you can probably get 4"...
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    11-26-2020, 09:04 PM
    When in the tool room of a food plant I made some from stainless steel heavier but lasted good
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    11-26-2020, 08:59 PM
    If cleaning dosnt work You can improve venting some with careful hand work a Popsicle stick or small piece of flat stock. rubber cement a small piece of 600 grit paper to it, your making a small very fine hand file When this is cured make 3-5...
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    11-26-2020, 03:22 PM
    I find bringing to size with a taper pin reamer aids the consistency of the throws a lot. the taper big to smaller seems help with a good fill.
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    11-26-2020, 01:29 PM
    Well sitting here thinking about everything in my life I have to be Thankful for. Parents and family who loved me and raised me right. Gave me a solid start in life School and teachers that taught me what was needed A long and rewarding career,...
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    11-26-2020, 12:52 PM
    even in the trades hand work and fitting is becoming a dying art. Its becoming a lost skill. A good hacksaw, files,chisels hammer punches used to be considered precision tools. At work one day I made some finger indicator mount stems. I cut the...
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    11-26-2020, 12:32 PM
    I also picked up a few discs at a gun show in a box if goodies. When I come on a load that is proven and no disc can be found for it. Ill seal the bottom of a cavity with tape. fill the cavity with JB weld clean up top and bottom when cured then...
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    11-26-2020, 11:55 AM
    I have had good results with a chamber cleaning rod ( flexible) and a bronze brush 1 caliber over size. push it on and then twist and pull
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    11-25-2020, 09:13 PM
    I tell the grandsons we were so poor we had to use both sides of the toilet paper.
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    11-25-2020, 09:01 PM
    If you dont have a file with a safe edge use an arkansas or india stone on one side. some light oil and stone until teeth are flat not sharp. You also want a small knife edge file with a thin edge to clear the radius or lightly under cut the...
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    11-25-2020, 07:42 PM
    I inherited one from my Dad. I believe its a 7" barrel has the 22 mag cylinder and a round 4 spoke screw driver in the original box. Its a cast frame of some non magnetic metal. fixed sights. The gun control act of 67 did away with them as under...
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    11-25-2020, 06:32 PM
    It can be done and was quite common yearsa go before the smaller cutters were readily available. I do it when needed. Its a several step process. First lay out the dovetail to close to depth with a sharp scribe be sure to get is square and...
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    11-25-2020, 06:15 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Barrel twist in Cast Boolits
    On my NM service rifles for 200-1000 yds I used 1-10 twist barrels shooting 168 grn - 175 grn BTHP bullets. Krieger made them in 1-10 1-12 and for those who couldnt decide 1 11. There are calculators on lone that do a good job of giving the...
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    11-25-2020, 01:47 PM
    What I would recommend and actually do with these projects is start with a pencil and paper. Sit down and list the uses for the rifle, intended ranges, and size of critters if hunting. Next list possible rifle actions.Type make model style. List...
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    11-25-2020, 01:23 PM
    Carry what shoots best for you in your firearm accuracy is king. a loud miss isnt as effective as a solid hit with anther round. I have carried 200 grn HPs in 45 for years from the speer flying ashtray to golden sabers. In 40 cal its 165 grns in 40...
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    11-24-2020, 11:29 PM
    Gunsmiths are under tight constraints between hunting seasons target seasons and then the normal repair work and custom work. A good top name smith can have a long list waiting. Then are the casual shooters and hunter that bring the rifle in a week...
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    11-24-2020, 10:52 PM
    A warm and Happy Thanksgiving to all here and every where to include their families. May all be safe secure and happy. The best of all
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    11-24-2020, 03:16 PM
    Another easy way is go to the next bigger and line with tape to size down, the tape can be removed if the original size is ever needed.
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    11-24-2020, 01:42 PM
    A lot of it has to do with how the rifle recoils in the 2 different positions. Another is the harmonics of the rifle. Stock design also plays apart here. On the traditional I really have to pay attention to what Im doing while off hand is much...
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    11-24-2020, 11:07 AM
    Boz what do you consider "long Range" ? I shoot my cpa 40-65 out to 500 yds with good results, its more knowing your sight settings and reading wind than caliber. I shoot a 400 grn Old west Nasa bullet in mine. Or a 425 grn baco PP bullet. I...
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    11-24-2020, 12:55 AM
    I believe that is a German post they came up with to not obscure targets when holding over, as stated above. I believe on a hunting rifle it would be ideal. I believe I would shoot some groups with it using the point and then the post as a square...
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    11-23-2020, 01:43 PM
    I would swage for the ease and speed. The primer pocket reamers tend to want to grab and bind, they also dont give as nice a finish as the swage does. Another reason is the swage irons the metal back into where it came from no metal removal. Some...
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    11-22-2020, 04:24 PM
    I wouldn't recommend the chamber reamer to try to cut the die. The die is more than likely case hardened and the reamer will be damaged. .441 to 450 is .009 or .0045 on a side. Will the rifles chamber accept that .450-.451 base size? Forming from...
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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