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    Today, 01:08 AM
    The Lymann 55 was the measure used to convert to one of the most accurate repeatable measures made. The culiver conversion measure. Bench and accuracy specialists swear by this measure. I believe the Harrels is a modern copy of the Culiver also. ...
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    Today, 12:56 AM
    This weeks projects were 4 flash hole deburring tools and a few need case trimmer pilots I modified a little' The flash hole deburring tools will do 20 cal up to 45 cal ( maybe 50 cal) and a case...
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    Today, 12:18 AM
    I make baffles from old plastic pop bottles or aluminum flashing. Its not hard to do and requires few tools. a vee type is simple to make. Cut a pop bottles center section out square and clamp between 2 pieces of flat wood...
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    Yesterday, 03:59 PM
    There are brazes for diecast metals the problem is the chrome plating on this part will keep it from getting a good bond. The other is aluminum and these metals are hard to braze weld since thes no real color change, Steels turn red when ready to...
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    Yesterday, 03:54 PM
    Put an add in Swapping and selling for some test bullets to try and see what the rifle likes and shoots best. 20 bullets can give a very good idea. This will give you test data to choose by and when thru you have the lube and mould number maker to...
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    Yesterday, 03:37 PM
    Do you want to use iron sights or a scope? A C Sharps Low wall or high wall on 32-40 or 38-55 should be useable
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    Yesterday, 03:23 PM
    I use the Harrels also for smokeless powders, I have the standard size measure and the smaller Schutzan sized measure, they are very good and accurate the click adjustments make them very repeatable as to setting also. I also use the RCBS little...
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    Yesterday, 01:36 AM
    The chamber brush on Gi tools did and excellent job pulling separated cases from m 1as and garands. I have used bore brushes in the past to pull them also. Another way s to wrap a patch around the brush and push thru from muzzle the brush patch...
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    Yesterday, 01:25 AM
    Glue it together and carefully drill a pin hole in the boss and epoxy a pin in. on the out side face cut a piece of brass steel or aluminum sheet metal .080-.095 thick to match outside dimensions. With a coarse file rough up handle and one side of...
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    02-14-2019, 03:53 PM
    It was and is common practice to ID cavities of multi cavity moulds for several reasons. Mostly its done with rifle bullets. I used a O on the nose of one cavity and the other bare. But a dimple, X, 8, Z or other mark ( I preferred marks that were...
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    02-14-2019, 03:35 PM
    We had several 1X2 with a slot milled in it and a cover . I believe it held 10 or 15 of the neco wafers in it the bottom wafer was visible. When you broke it the next dropped down into view. Worked good and saved trips down range. Aspirins we set in...
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    02-14-2019, 03:23 PM
    A lot of times when the head comes off the actual thread is loose and can be walked out with a pick and small hammer. I was spoiled at work getting stuck screws and bolts out. I ran the edm sinker. a allen wrench socket just under screw size and...
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    02-14-2019, 01:41 PM
    Check the muzzle very carefully if you suspect Korean return. A lot of these were carried cleaned a lot and shot little bore looks good thriat is acceptable but they have a lot of rod damage in the muzzle. OP rod spring should measure at least 18"...
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    02-14-2019, 01:22 PM
    I have used the drill press as a driver for tight screws. Grind a bit to fit the screw head snug. put in chuck and part in vise that's clamped down. Bear down on spindle handle and use a snug pin in chuck to turn screw out. Works real well and...
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    02-14-2019, 11:53 AM
    We used to use the neco candy wafers for targets growing up nice size and when hit solid was a nice little dust cloud. A lot of targets in one of those tubes or wafers LOL. If we were showing off asprin tablets were used. LOL
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    02-13-2019, 02:37 PM
    We looked into a sprayer system for in front of the back stop on one indoor range. A water mix mist to contain lead dust from the back stop there. A simple filtered system that recirculated the water mix. There is a lot that goes into designing a...
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    02-13-2019, 02:18 PM
    I believe Uncle Mikes and some others make a universal type hammer extension with a set screw that locks it on. moves the spur to the side of the hammer. One can be made also. I have machined the from 3/8" X...
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    02-13-2019, 02:07 PM
    Some NRA high power shooters ( long range and 600yds) shoot sift seated ammo. light neck tension and seated .050-.100 long. When chambered the bullet was seated into the rifling and the light neck tension made this pretty consistent as to depth...
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    02-13-2019, 01:48 AM
    My one wood lathe is now set up with 2 attachments one is a 12" disk and table to fit in place of the rest. A little awkward working from the side but not to bad. The second is a shaft that mounts 4 buffing wheels onto the spindle and the center is...
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    02-12-2019, 10:56 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Dies in Reloading Equipment
    In .223, 243, 308, 45-70, 40-65, 45-90 and a few others Ive went to full length with neck bushings, This allows the dies to be set up for the neck tension you want with out the expander. I have also modified a couple RCBS sizing dies to use...
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    02-12-2019, 10:29 PM
    country gent replied to a thread WTS sights in Swappin & Sellin
    Ill take the globe front sight
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    02-12-2019, 12:53 PM
    Things to look for in a sander. belt and disc. 1) belt ad disc sizes availability in your area. Finding odd sizes can be a issue, though with a good trammel discs can be cut down. Several I know put this to use, since...
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    02-12-2019, 12:40 PM
    While not a big problem the bullet staying in the chamber makes for a cleaning rod of some sort handy just in case a round has to be removed at some point. For this even one of the Otis cleaning cables will work. With short light taps it will walk a...
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    02-12-2019, 12:27 AM
    country gent replied to a thread WTS sights in Swappin & Sellin
    How tall is the globe front sight? Base to center of globe? A scale measurement will be fine Thanks for the extra time.
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    02-11-2019, 09:34 PM
    Make a simple pin gage from the back end of a drill bit. the go pin is sized to just enter an LPP pocket and it wont enter an SPP. A nice wood handle on the end and leave the pin bout an inch long. A piece of 3/8" or 1/2" slightly tapered with...
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    02-11-2019, 02:53 PM
    I have the Lyman #3 and #4 here prefer the #3 for the information and its lay out, it just seems to be more inline and flows well thru the information. SOme other more specialized would be Paul Matthews books and Mike Venturinos. SPGS manual has a...
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    02-11-2019, 01:51 PM
    More information will be helpful here. Rifle type and weight? This makes a big difference in recoil levels. Twist rate and barrel length? this determines bullet length and powder rates to be used. Use hunting plonking competition? This helps decide...
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    02-10-2019, 07:25 PM
    Greg, There are several things to keep in mind concerning powder charge weights, and the amount of powder you can get in your cases. 1) case volume varies slightly from maker to maker and lot to lot. I have found...
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    02-10-2019, 01:18 PM
    A fast twist .218 bee might be fun with cast bullets in to 60-65 grn range. With these cast bullets powder capacity might be close to optimum for the desired velocities. With jacketed and the higher velocities it will be "wanting" but with cast...
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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