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    Today, 03:16 PM
    Another easy way is go to the next bigger and line with tape to size down, the tape can be removed if the original size is ever needed.
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    Today, 01:42 PM
    A lot of it has to do with how the rifle recoils in the 2 different positions. Another is the harmonics of the rifle. Stock design also plays apart here. On the traditional I really have to pay attention to what Im doing while off hand is much...
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    Today, 11:07 AM
    Boz what do you consider "long Range" ? I shoot my cpa 40-65 out to 500 yds with good results, its more knowing your sight settings and reading wind than caliber. I shoot a 400 grn Old west Nasa bullet in mine. Or a 425 grn baco PP bullet. I...
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    Today, 12:55 AM
    I believe that is a German post they came up with to not obscure targets when holding over, as stated above. I believe on a hunting rifle it would be ideal. I believe I would shoot some groups with it using the point and then the post as a square...
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    Yesterday, 01:43 PM
    I would swage for the ease and speed. The primer pocket reamers tend to want to grab and bind, they also dont give as nice a finish as the swage does. Another reason is the swage irons the metal back into where it came from no metal removal. Some...
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    11-22-2020, 04:24 PM
    I wouldn't recommend the chamber reamer to try to cut the die. The die is more than likely case hardened and the reamer will be damaged. .441 to 450 is .009 or .0045 on a side. Will the rifles chamber accept that .450-.451 base size? Forming from...
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    11-22-2020, 04:05 PM
    I modified 200 38 spl cases to large primer some years ago for wax bullet loads. but I also opened the flash holes up to .105 dia. Reason being I didnt want them getting loaded with full power loads. I ground the drill pilot .375 long and .105 dia...
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    11-21-2020, 11:50 PM
    I used that primer and pellet lad in a 22 hornet loaded pellet backwards. was devastating on chipmunks and the like. Also used it in makeshift testing of primers. It will work with any 22 caliber center fire case. A 50-60 grn cast bullet at 900...
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    11-21-2020, 10:25 PM
    You can have the rounded ogive its normally only the very tip thats flat around .150 dia. What bullet are you considering for this?
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    11-21-2020, 05:45 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Beaver in Cookin' Recipe's
    I seem to remember reading somewhere that among the trappers and Indians Beaver tail was considered a delicacy. Dont recall how they fixed it though.
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    11-21-2020, 05:38 PM
    If you have a primer pocket swaging tool you might try .208 and then swaging up to final size. The swaging would produce a very accurate size and a slightly harder smoother surface.
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    11-21-2020, 05:20 PM
    I find the bases to be much sharper and crisper on nose pour moulds. Some look like they could shave they are so sharp. I also seem to get better fill out as the base body tend to stay molten longer as the mass is down and filling into the smaller...
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    11-21-2020, 05:07 PM
    Greg, Heres a way to make a light duty sizing die for an low pressure odd ball cartridge. I read about it in a NRA loading manual from the 60s. Thus makes a Lee loader style die to use in an arbor press or vise. You...
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    11-21-2020, 11:16 AM
    That style is very good and works great. I made a hew when shooting high power rifle. In case any one wants to make one the orifice size is .020 dia. For aa long time the gold standard was a miners lamp for smoking sights. I had one and at the start...
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    11-20-2020, 10:26 AM
    One issue with new brass and length is when sized small enough to work in every rifle an fired in a larger chamber the fire form moves alot of brass around and the case shrinks getting shorter. If left long enough to compensate for this then the...
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    11-19-2020, 07:59 PM
    I would recommend talking to an estate auctioneer. Have it set up and ready to go laid out with your will. If there are things you want to go to friends or family members name them out. Then its just following the instructions. Firearms,...
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    11-19-2020, 07:42 PM
    What may make a starting point is one of the canvas military slings. They are tough and strong. even when used as a support there is little stretch.
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    11-19-2020, 06:46 PM
    I would love to but unfortunatly Im not that good with computers... What I can do is if you pm me your e-mail I can send you bill of materials and step by step instructions. Or can work with you on the phone when you get in a bind.
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    11-19-2020, 06:42 PM
    Dave M I would use a drill the dia and grind a pilot on the end to fit the flash hole 1/4"-5/16" long and sharpen the edges like a counterbore. The pilot helps keep it from jumping chattering when starting the cut. over the drill a short piece of...
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    11-19-2020, 12:31 PM
    Doing it in a drill press will be slow tedious and time consuming. The by hand will require a lot of checking and attention. You will want a insert for in the case to keep from collapsing it when chucked. Then you will need to make a few passes ...
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    11-19-2020, 11:06 AM
    Its use is pretty simple open tool just enough to slide case onto decaping rod nad make sure oin is in the flash hle lower down and squeeze to push primer out. It drops down thru into the handle tube.
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    11-18-2020, 11:18 PM
    Overall length of the 38 super limits it to the bigger pistols like 1911s and such they are to long to go into a high power, or 9mm sized grip frame. The 357 sig 40 S&W 45 gap are shorter cartridges to fit in a 9MM grip frame. The 1911s in 38 spl...
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    11-18-2020, 10:02 PM
    My finest edges come from finishing on a diamond lapp and or a strop. The diamond lap is a 1" thick X 3" wide X 6" long piece of soft copper that is surface ground flat. A small amount of yellow diamond is spread on the surface then a light coat of...
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    11-18-2020, 09:37 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Mark your ingots in Cast Boolits
    Marking ingots can be done in many ways and what works for you is all that matters. A friend used a center punch and series of punch marks. A screw driver or flat cold chisel, Letter number stamps. a piece of pipe, One thing when using a code is to...
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    11-18-2020, 09:28 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Pre frag slugs in Swaging
    Could you score the jacket enough with an exacto knife blade, stone the back and use that surface to cut by dragginng it along. a fixture could be made for 4,6,8 cuts as needed. The back edge would make a easy score line and the veed knife edge...
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    11-18-2020, 09:11 PM
    Im going to make 3 of these decappers for friends for Christmas. Im thinking making 4. The 4th I will start by sending to Green frog to test and try. He can evaluate it and then pass it along. As it goes around those that want can copy it. All...
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    11-18-2020, 06:26 PM
    A lot of mikes large adjustments are made by loosening the thimble from the spindle ( a screw) and a light tap on the screw head with a soft tapper. The thimble and spindle lock together like a morse taper on mating tapers. Im curious looking...
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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
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