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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 05:21 PM
    Maybe a rough surface or grooves with slight back angle creating a mechanical lock. With out some real magnification and good light this can be hard to see. I checked this on a optical comparator at 100X . That .030 deep edge then became 3" long on...
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    Today, 02:40 PM
    For my BPCR bullets lubed with emmerts or SPG I store in 100 rd pistol ammo boxes. Keeps bullets separated and in good shape and I can inventory at a glance.
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    Today, 02:36 PM
    All my BPCR loads with the heavy end bullets 510 lyman round nose 535 postell and a 550 grn by old west moulds run in the 1150-1200 fps range ( muzzle velocity) shoot very accurately hand have no trouble with rams at 500 yds. ...
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    Today, 02:27 PM
    I think that was the 9X23 sort of duplicated the heavy loads being used in 38 super by the ISPC shooters.
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    Yesterday, 11:59 PM
    Check with Bernie Rowles at Old West Moulds ( Sorry I don't have phone number handy) I believe he catalogs a heeled bullet for the 38 colt. The cost of a mould would be easier than modifying or making make do ammo.
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    Yesterday, 09:47 PM
    Also keeping mind with the "quick" fix of the screw threads, if it dosnt work then chances are it becomes a major repair. Drilling out a broken screw or worse drilling out larger and plugging then redrilling and tapping holes.
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    Yesterday, 09:30 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Lighting in a shop in Our Town
    HandLoader, Im planning on waiting 2 months on the shop floor before I start moving equipment in. Give it plenty of time to cure and stop releasing moisture. Just to be on the safe side. ( I have read where some engineers claim the Hoover dams...
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    Yesterday, 09:19 PM
    If your brass is splitting its time for new brass Scrap what you have in the batches doing it and start over. The loose screw is part of the issue along with the loose ejector rod housing shifting around and affecting harmonics. If the firearm has...
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    Yesterday, 09:11 PM
    Also chuck the drill as short as possible to do the job. This makes it stiffer and less wobble
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    Yesterday, 04:01 PM
    It may be soldered in what does it look like here inside the action? Soldered in a complete new one can be made and soldered in. if its machined on then cut off flat justbelow bottom of the hole make a new end and tig weld it on. Leave end proud...
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    12-08-2018, 09:02 PM
    The other thing to consider is the back end of the rifle, How much recoil do want to have, or can take. AS bullet weight goes up so does recoil. I shoot three different bullets in my 45 cal BPPCR rifles with good results (...
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    12-08-2018, 06:27 PM
    +1 to rfd
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    12-08-2018, 06:19 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Lighting in a shop in Our Town
    Woodbutcher, Im still thinking on the floor its a bigger thing My favorite "chair" is my Trac Chair so its got to be a durable solid surface. Im considering epoxy coatings, the hard surface finish they do on concrete. And also a traditional ( for...
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    12-08-2018, 05:08 PM
    Ran across an Armi Sport "Sharps" .54 cal. Paper cartridge today. Am curious what it would be worth, and am curious about paper cartridge. Never done the paper gig.....yet anyway. I am not a newcomer to Black tho. What can ya tell me? Thanks KB
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    12-08-2018, 04:58 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Lighting in a shop in Our Town
    Mould maker, Im planning on a vent to outside the building to exchange the air in the room every hour or so to help with smoke when welding and machining.
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    12-07-2018, 07:08 PM
    Regular APP works just fine. Why pay extra for Shockey's mug on the container? Same stuff!
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    12-07-2018, 07:04 PM
    One can get fiber wads, over powder wads, and over shot cards from ballistic products. I shoot Cowboy action, and the black will singe the shot shell, making it harder to reload again. Usually, once I shoot them with black, I toss them, and get a...
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    12-07-2018, 06:20 PM
    Lock it in vise so its help solid or clamp it to a bench. You need it to be held good and solid no shake slipping rocking. Lay out and center punch the hole. With your drill motor and correct size bit drill the hole be as steady as possible. By...
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    12-06-2018, 05:04 PM
    Using a seating die with a round nosed stem you might be able to close that star crimp back down close to original making it look original also.
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    12-06-2018, 04:53 PM
    If its getting worse as the number of rounds that are fired goes up it sounds more like a fouling issue than any thing. If you can try a nipple wire or pipe cleaner thru the "nipple into the barrel between shots. Primers can be dirty and then...
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    12-06-2018, 04:38 PM
    For conistancy I trim to the shortest length, you need the same length and square case mouths to produce good crimps and the most accurate ammo.
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    12-06-2018, 01:54 PM
    If the factory ammo functions and feeds measure a few rounds loaded neck dia ( loaded rounds not the fired cases) and compare to your handloads loaded neck dia. if the handloads are much bigger then the issue may be there.
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    12-06-2018, 01:39 PM
    Comet brasso mon ami house hold abrasive cleaners arnt a "graded" abrasive there is a mix of grits in them from very coarse to very fine. They are soft and break down to fast a to sharp cutting edge for finishing. Of the house hold get buys tooth...
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    12-06-2018, 01:20 PM
    Lapping it will help with both issues you have. Size and cavity alighnment. O have the pot hot when lapping a mould . Make a few lapps from bullets (3 or so is more than enough) Start with 240-280 grit compound and work the cavity for a few...
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    12-05-2018, 08:31 PM
    I would drill thru the case head and use a cotter pin for the eyelet. Slide it in reach in with a screw driver and spread it open and a flat punch to flatten it out some more. Eyelets screwed in almost always come lose or out. As to the bullet a...
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    12-05-2018, 08:22 PM
    I made a meatloaf pattie and corn. Fried the meatloaf up like a burger with ketchup and cheese on it
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    12-05-2018, 08:18 PM
    Is the bore chrome lined? If so it may be tight from a slightly heavy coating. If it is a chrome lined bore then chances are a reamer wont touch it. I would do the chamber cast and see what it measures. Do sized cases enter and chamber with out the...
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    12-05-2018, 03:31 PM
    Been following the little dandy posts and some other powder measure posts. I have been thinking this thru for a few days now. I believe with simple equipment and some time a very useable measure along the lines of the lil Dandy or a slide bar type...
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    12-05-2018, 03:02 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Lighting in a shop in Our Town
    Im currently thinking of mounting 4 down the center of the ceiling and 3 down each side in the corner of the ceiling wall joint at an angle ( pointing to the floor wall across the room) Also having each run on separate switch so what is needed can...
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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
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LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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