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    Yesterday, 05:20 PM
    I had a set of charhart insulated Bibs I used for years. The brown duck / canvas last wears forever. They were warm and comfortable. Had zippers in the legs and were easy to get on and off if need arose. With a coat over them and moving thru ...
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    Yesterday, 05:05 PM
    I either use the bedding material ( Bisonite here) or a long cure epoxy for the pillars. The 5 min epoxies are quick and not enough work time if things go sour. I install the pillars into the stock with a thick washers between them and the receiver....
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    Yesterday, 12:24 AM
    Get a piece of brass tubing 13mm is .511 and a .015 wall thickness ( Online Metals or Hobby store have an assortment) and size it down on one to the Id you want for basically the length of the bullet. cut the tubing 3-4" long and fit 2" or so oof...
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    01-15-2018, 09:36 PM
    I would consider adding 1 - 1 1/2lbs of tin to them. This will aid in the fill out of the bullets. 900 148s is 19 lbs so this amount of lead makes 20-1 -16-1 or so.
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    01-15-2018, 04:47 PM
    YES! If your goal is long range precision there's no substitute for putting rounds downrange. Lots of rounds.
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    01-15-2018, 04:36 PM
    I generally take things a bit slower than Steve does with his video but he's done this job dozens, maybe hundreds of times. I'm living proof that no aspect of gun repair can ever be "idiot proof" but as I recall this video gets about as close as we...
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    01-15-2018, 01:06 PM
    May be on to something there. I've noticed stainless M77 bores can be a bit rough, one in particular is most accurate after several rounds. I generally take a gun with a dry, fouled bore hunting. Another thing I've noticed is that CLP left in a bore...
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    01-15-2018, 12:22 PM
    375 Winchester brass is available from time to time, I hope you'll be able to find some. My 375 hunting load of Rx7 under a 375449 GC clone is max and I wouldn't recommend it in 38-55 brass without further research on your part. I've seen heated...
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    01-15-2018, 12:14 PM
    Another thing to remember with a new mould is it make take being heat cycled 3-4 times or 3-4 casting sessions to "break In" and cast its best. This break in is some burning impurities out of the blocks and more developing the patina that helps them...
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    01-15-2018, 12:03 PM
    My snail trap I made works well and is useable. Mine the bullet spins in the catch pipe until energy is expended then rolls back out the front into a tray on the ground. It is 1/4" steel plate and sch 80 pipe 10" dia. The opening is 12" X 12" I...
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    01-14-2018, 04:27 PM
    h The tubing you need may be found at online metals. It can be cut to length and turned to just what you need as to the case taper between centers. I would recommend several things if you do this. Turn a close fit of tube to...
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    01-14-2018, 12:16 PM
    I've gotten more and paid less so it would depend on the gun. Y'all keep that frozen stuff up there! My fellow Texicans can't figure out how to drive on it.
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    01-14-2018, 02:29 AM
    No, it's part of my reference library. I'll probably go thru this gun and tweak it a bit someday or buy another R92.
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    01-14-2018, 02:20 AM
    Hadn't thought about smaller groups, this one shoots very well. Almost as good as my early guide gun. Could be interesting. I've got a pretty good 'smith but I like the way the one piece trigger feels and I don't mind doing the easy jobs myself....
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    01-14-2018, 12:52 AM
    My hand deprimer is a flat block with a hole thru it .280 dia and a flat face for rims. its big enough for 45-70 rims. you drop the case on the decapping rod and its bushing ( helps center case on pin). You set the case on the rod and lower to hole...
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    01-13-2018, 09:41 PM
    A lot of the refuse companies here recycle what they bring in before it goes to the landfill.
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    01-13-2018, 08:43 PM
    Yes, I found it useful and well made. Turns out my R92 has had all or most of the described work already done. The video was useful in figuring out how to install the bolt-mounted peep sight IIRC.
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    01-13-2018, 06:34 PM
    Seems our OP is among the missing.
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    01-13-2018, 05:47 PM
    I lucked into a similar rifle a few years back and like reivertom I wouldn't have hesitated to buy the one in the OP. The 99 isn't very popular around here but the 99 is a great rifle. The 300 Savage is an interesting cartridge as it did indeed...
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    01-13-2018, 05:34 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Winchester M73 Repo's in Leverguns
    Looking forward to seeing your new rifle, there's something special about the 1873. Even though I mostly collect the original Winchesters the Miroku and Uberti versions always catch my eye.
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    01-13-2018, 05:17 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread New 45-70 Marlin in Leverguns
    I've had a Remlin 1895 for a few years, found it to be as accurate as my older Guide Gun. Even likes the same loads! Wood is the typical ugly Remlin paint job and the trigger was pretty disappointing but I fixed the trigger issues and I can live...
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    01-13-2018, 04:45 PM
    Saw the good folks from Wild West Guns at the Dallas Safari Club show last weekend, remembered that I had an 1895 Remlin with a really ugly trigger. They had some very tempting rifles on display so I had a nice visit with them while enjoying the eye...
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    01-13-2018, 03:05 PM
    Watch the gun shows occasionally 22 take off barrels show up from the old match rifles. Also Gunsmiths may have some sitting around used. These can be set back an inch or so and a new chamber and throat cut making for a great barrel. ( I have seen...
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    01-13-2018, 02:43 PM
    country gent replied to a thread I wish! in Cast Boolits
    The necked down 32 is only a dies set and reamer away. Dave Manson will grind you the reamer to your specs. The dies set will take some custom work also, but in reality a 32 H&R mag die set could be converted to use neck bushings easy enough. same...
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    01-12-2018, 09:54 PM
    Bag Balm has been around for years, Its original use was the teats on dairy cows that got dry raw and sore from milking. Farmers used it for dry chapped hands and farm wives also had other areas of use. ...
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    01-12-2018, 09:35 PM
    I have done this several ways. One is to deprime size then load on the progressive machine, The other that will do what you want is hand deprime and prime. Remove the decaping pin from the stem with just the expander ball on it. Now you can size...
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    01-12-2018, 06:12 PM
    Yes it can be done with the proper programs and machines. A picture can be down loaded and then loaded into the machine program and an engraving program written. We did this at work occasionally. More common was a DAte of manufacturer and part...
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    01-12-2018, 05:22 PM
    A good digital scales can be faster for sorting weights than a beam due to the settling time. With the digital display parallax of the beam isn't an issue like it can be with a mechanical scales. The pan on a digital is usually unobstructed. a...
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    01-12-2018, 02:17 PM
    I have used the following digital scales. Dillion, Hornady, Gem Pro 250, RCBS and a couple off name ones. All worked to one extent or another and did what was called of them to one extent or another.Some were touchy or finicky at times. ...
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    01-12-2018, 01:36 PM
    You can segregate the brass between rifles and then size to just bump the shoulder back, A simple gage can be made to measure this from a nut or piece of steel. You only want to "bump" the shoulder back .002" - .003", this makes a fitted case that...
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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