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    Yesterday, 10:54 PM
    I made a simple tube sight for my lab radar cross hairs in front and appeture in back about 8" long it slides over the unit with a .060 wide ridge to alighn in the original sight slot.
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    Yesterday, 10:50 PM
    I have there sights on my Hepburn in 45-90 and Highwall in 38-55. One is a long range soule and the other is a midrange soule. Both have done well for me. I lso a have a couple MVA sights that are very good. ...
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    Yesterday, 10:36 PM
    The carbide ring can be lapped up a .001 to .002. A tube of diamond lapping compound is need ( should be available on e-bay or machine supply shops, MSC Graingers). a fired case or 2 sizes. full...
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    Yesterday, 10:16 PM
    Where the hornet bee and wasp shine is use in lever actions and single shots the rimmed case lends itself to these actions extraction. I have a bee on a martini cadet action that's a fun good shooting rifle. Brass can be hard to find at times but a...
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    Yesterday, 10:07 PM
    I have done it using bushing sizer dies. one bushing to size and one bushing to iron out the bell. The bushing dies offer a lot of options using them 1) sizing right to size and not needing to expand back up. this may require a couple dies as brass...
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    Yesterday, 09:48 PM
    I use a cradle and guide to clean from the muzzle on the rifles I need to. the cradle holds them upside down a rag is laid into the action to protect also, Then clean from muzzle using a bore guide that fits the rod. For the bpcr rifles I have a...
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    Yesterday, 03:05 PM
    Pyrodex is the LAST powder I'd ever use!
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    Yesterday, 01:24 PM
    A small love joy coupling would take car of any misalighnment and allow just the bucket to be removed from the frame and motor easily
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    09-16-2018, 09:53 PM
    Neighbor boy had a single shot 22 I always thought was neat little rifle. I believe it was an Ithica made lever action. looked like a scaled down 94 or marlin. the breech block tilted down and ejected the fired cases then it could be loaded. Hammer...
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    09-16-2018, 03:02 PM
    The military ( AMU) used vacuum pots and heat ( 180*) when doing the epoxy finishes on match m14s to pull the moisture out of stocks before the pressured heated epoxy pot. For a faster cure kilns and heat is often used with low air circulation but...
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    09-16-2018, 12:23 PM
    40 and 10mm are a pain to separate also
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    09-16-2018, 12:14 PM
    I shot a 243 win in nra high power matches. It is a pre 64 model 70 action jewel trigger tubs stock hart 1-7 26" over the course contour barrel. Sights are warner rear and Tompkins globe front. It also has a 10" bloop tube fitted if desired. This...
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    09-16-2018, 10:14 AM
    I know some folk will howl about this, but I don't like the bullet stuffed into the riflings. I don't leave a big gap, but I leave a gap.
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    09-15-2018, 10:53 PM
    On my older version you could drop a charge light by 5 grns or so in the pan and then hit the start button it trickled up the last little bit quickly. 5 grns or so it started with the high speed tube running and finished with the slow tube. Much...
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    09-15-2018, 09:51 PM
    I seem to remember reading about a writer doing this with pyrex tubing and a helical wrap around a mandrel in the 80s. He packed the tube with salt to keep it from crushing distorting. Heated in an oven and wrapped around a mandrell. He did it to...
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    09-15-2018, 07:48 PM
    Yup, the 56-50 with APP powder shoots noticeably better with a veggie wad. Just got back from the range, and the target says so....
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    09-15-2018, 07:14 PM
    My gem pro 250 also came with a anti vibration mat for it to sit on that helps it some. mine does good on maintaining zero. My early rcbs auto dispenser trickler unit and separate scales had a warning...
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    09-15-2018, 12:48 PM
    One has to realize that when hunting, one may load and unload the gun a few times. I have been shooting before, at the range, and needed to unload the gun for whatever reason. The case came out, but the slug was still in the barrel. Don't need a...
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    09-15-2018, 11:24 AM
    3 What your seeing is some settling of the fines in the powder as its ran thru the measure. Not usually enough to matter but it does change how the powder weighs and settles in the case. More of the finer...
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    09-15-2018, 11:12 AM
    A longer 357 case slightly belled or expanded to fit the chamber closely. If possible use a all brass case not plated. Hand file saw teeth on mouth make them fine. I use a round jewelers file for this. If you want to make it easier to use or...
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    09-15-2018, 12:51 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Handling grief in Our Chapel
    GoatWiskers, I have you in my prayers and Thoughts. I lost my wife to a car accident in March 2002. PM me if you want to talk Ill give yo my phone number. Its still a struggle for me at times. While Im not any kind of...
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    09-14-2018, 12:17 PM
    Truing and blueprinting an action can get expensive depending on how involved you get. Its a lot of time in set up indicating every thing true. For a varmint rig on a 700 rem action squaring the receiver face and using a better recoil lug ( thicker...
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    09-14-2018, 12:03 PM
    I have seen better heavy shot patterns with the more "0pen" chokes mod or improved modified. Some of this may be attributed to less shot deformation passing thru the choke. This can make a difference in extended range loads. My model 11 rem is...
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    09-14-2018, 11:45 AM
    While the PP shoot bore dia bullets the smooth sided bullet swells ( obtrates) evenly fitting itself to the bore. On grease grooved most of the swelling may take place in the grooves as its the path of least resistance. There are 2 dia bullets and...
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    09-14-2018, 11:34 AM
    country gent replied to a thread case buldges in Our Town
    After enlarging the pics Its more apparent the feed ramp is cut / polished farther than the solid head of the case. the bulge is in the shape of the ramp. I would send it back to kel tec with cases and description of problem. also buy a box of...
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    09-13-2018, 10:15 PM
    In my contenders (.222rem and 357 Herret) I don't crimp but just iron out the bell if needed. sizing brass for a contender can also affect accuracy a to tight case or 2 loose case can send accuracy downhill also. TC recommended forming the...
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    09-13-2018, 08:55 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Rock Auto in Our Town
    Something to also consider when sales are down advertising goes up to draw customers and get back to level of sales they want. when sales are up and they are swamped advertising goes down. Also once a solid customer base is reached advertising...
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    09-13-2018, 08:42 PM
    I pan lube with SPG and have gone this route for it. I have a outer pan 11X13 x 2". I sit this pan in the burner of the stove 2 3/4 x 3/4 x 12 angle iron rails sit on the bottom this keeps the inner pan of the bottom allowing water to flow as it...
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    09-13-2018, 08:34 PM
    You also might try a double boiler type set up. This provides a more even heating and controlled heat stopping the scorching. set a pan of water on the stove the container of felix in it and heat. Water level to just at or slightly below lube in...
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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