ADvertise hereMidSouth Shooters SupplyTitan ReloadingInline Fabrication
Graf & SonsLee PrecisionStainLess Steel MediaRotoMetals2

  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:49 PM
    Pedersolis are very nice rifles and well worth the costs. For a long time now their barrels have had a very good reputation for fine accuracy. I have the long range model cabellas offered 15 years ago or so and it is a fine performer. 34" taper half...
    5 replies | 127 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:42 PM
    Ive noticed that also possibly because of the slightly more stretch to the paper. Ive also notice wet wrapped patches when dried seem "harder than the dry wrapped. Could be from the clays and other things used to coat paper maybe. ...
    10 replies | 168 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:12 PM
    First find out if its a sharp edge or poor fit causing the ring. blacken a bullet with a marker and insert into some and turn under pressure. Look at the markers rub marks if it a sharp ring around the bullet that looks like a knife cut breaking the...
    10 replies | 271 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:48 PM
    As said width depth and radius needed to determine the cutter. a lot of oil and correct speed. Also Look at OSG, as they make endmills and cutters may have some more options.
    2 replies | 92 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:44 PM
    A lot have a water bottle beside them and take drink every few shots to help keep moisture up. Another thing this may help with is one of the first things affected by dehydration is eye sight a swig every few shots may keep vision sharper also
    22 replies | 323 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    06-20-2018, 03:01 PM
    The plant I worked at bought our mish metal alloy from a foundry. It was shipped and came in the plant molten. ( 40,000 lbs of molten aluminum in a insulated pot stays hot a long time LOL). The one problem with foundries or mills and the individual...
    11 replies | 335 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    06-20-2018, 02:44 PM
    I have always called the process of melting to remove impurities trash and other materials, smelting. When making a batch of alloy Im blending and when making bullets sinkers or jigs Im casting. ...
    37 replies | 29569 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 10:59 PM
    When I tried the test rounds and felt the increased resistance I dropped a round in the chamber with the action open and it was up the length of the neck. no engravings on the bullets. Since the bullet is a hollow based bullet I pulled the de...
    20 replies | 733 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 06:33 PM
    My new steel frame Henry original is a beautiful rifle and the case hardening is very nice. With Starline brass a .430 bullet is "tight" the rifle will chamber it but drag is felt in the lever. I believe they are set up as the old 44-40s for .427...
    20 replies | 733 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 06:24 PM
    Saw a cooper add today and they have a fly weight model available at 5 3/4 pounds in calibers to 338 mag. Now that would be a tooth rattler.
    45 replies | 1017 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 12:21 PM
    I use one of the lemishine pods in my jug for brass at the range. works good while now agitation other than the occasional shaking it gets. when I pour it out the water is black and cases while not shinny have very little fouling on them. I then...
    13 replies | 430 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 10:50 PM
    My rule of thumb for a Marlin/Remlin is to use a .460 boolit.
    19 replies | 904 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 10:49 PM
    Today that wood tray would probably cost more to make than the primers in it do. A lot of things the packaging cost more than the product in it. Canned food products are one.
    2 replies | 180 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 10:44 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Dog opened dove season! in Our Town
    Good girl! Dove shouldn't tease a dog like her!
    11 replies | 304 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 10:42 PM
    On the moulds I made I didn't cut the grooves truly "Square" but gave them a 5* draft angle. on the short section of the groove it didn't show but did aid release and kept mould from breaking driving bands when bullet released. While not visible to...
    13 replies | 294 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 10:36 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Opioid/heroin crisis? in Our Town
    Several years ago I was (over)prescribed Hydrocodone for several weeks after a back injury. Insurance company refused to authorize surgery. I had no idea what I was doing; took one so I could get moving in the morning and another to sleep at night....
    102 replies | 2063 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 10:33 PM
    Measure the neck on a fired case outside dimension and compare to the loaded rounds neck dia. The throat isn't where the problem will be but in the neck portion of the chamber itself, if the case cant open to release the bullet then pressures rise...
    9 replies | 272 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 05:48 PM
    more important to the ARs and M14/M1as brass is not overly pushing the shoulder back. adjust the sizing die to bump the shoulder back .002-.003 from fired cases. this gives the shoulder clearance to function. Most will allow for the body sized in...
    10 replies | 298 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 05:27 PM
    A lot of Minnie balls had grooves similar to those. some have the grease grooves cut at a slight angle front and back to aid in release from the mould. then there are the u shaped or rounded grooves. It may help but I...
    13 replies | 294 view(s)
  • Knarley's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 05:14 PM
    A cleaning jag and a damp patch works well. Windshield washer fluid is cheap, and evaporates quickly. Run one down each tube between each stage.
    9 replies | 206 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 05:13 PM
    It wouldn't be conclusive but would tell / confirm for the 1 gun tested. It would take a multitude of guns ammo and extensive testing cronographing, documenting and test firing done under controlled conditions otherwise.
    34 replies | 702 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 03:58 PM
    Would be an interesting thing to try, one of the small lee presses set up with titans tourque wrench handle ( this is for crimping) seat a few primers adjusting torque to where you want the primers. This would seat each primer to the same ft lbs set...
    34 replies | 702 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 03:52 PM
    Johnch The way the military did this was a very involved process. But it added between 3-4 lbs weight to a m14 stock. These were mtch stocks and the epoxy finish was meant to help stiffen strengthen and stabilize the walnut stocks. ...
    13 replies | 384 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 03:25 PM
    Back years ago when some enterprising high power shooters started working with 80 grn bullets and the long vlds in 223 they were tested in bolt rifles. When they proved out as being the equal t 30 cal at 600yds the service rifle shooters started...
    35 replies | 902 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 11:44 AM
    I have several friends and also police offers both retired and working in Toledo and they claim the heroin opoids is worse now than it ever was. Loke a lot of things at some point users get bit by it. Its not a question of if but of when. Poor...
    102 replies | 2063 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 11:12 AM
    I have one old mold that's casting .008 oversized, I suspect sometime in its past it was a little small and some heavy hands lapped it. I made a lee style push thru sizer with 2 sizer rings in it one is the first takes the bullet down to with in...
    36 replies | 2953 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 11:35 PM
    We used a dorm sized refrigerator for storing welding rods and some other moisture sensitive materials. Mounted a light socket in it and a 10 watt bulb. always on. This was enough to keep the rods and things dry and useable.
    15 replies | 677 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 11:26 PM
    I have done it with bottle caps and a couple nuts on a set screw. find center of the cap drill the hole snug for the set screw. install the nuts so flats line up and 1 wrap of thin tape around them to seal the groove between them. Coat set screw and...
    9 replies | 341 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 11:12 PM
    I made some 38 wax bullet cases and to differentiate between them and standard ( Flash holes were also opened up to .100 dia) I ground a drill bit with a .100 pilot .150 long and the correct dia for large pistol primers. When I opened up the flash...
    4 replies | 193 view(s)
  • Knarley's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 07:15 PM
    Made it to the range today. Shot some 405gr. flat base, 405 hollow base & 405 hollow base with wads. Starline brass annealed, 70gr./weight, FFg Old "E" drop tubed and compressed .060 gasket material wad. All out of Pedersoli 45-70 34" bbl. Flat...
    19 replies | 600 view(s)
More Activity
About country gent

Basic Information

About country gent
Biography:
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.
Location:
Northwest Ohio
Interests:
Dining shooting reading
Occupation:
Tool and die maker

Statistics


Total Posts
Total Posts
8,525
Posts Per Day
4.40
General Information
Last Activity
Yesterday 11:30 PM
Join Date
03-03-2013
Referrals
0

4 Friends

  1. Kenny Wasserburger Kenny Wasserburger is offline

    Boolit Master

    Kenny Wasserburger
  2. Knarley Knarley is offline

    Boolit Master

    Knarley
  3. ktapply ktapply is offline

    Boolit Mold

    ktapply
  4. TXGunNut TXGunNut is offline

    Boolit Master

    TXGunNut
Showing Friends 1 to 4 of 4
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