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    Today, 03:27 PM
    While apart for cleaning Inspect the basic parts and op rod spring. ( I believe I would replace it just because). Five it a food cleaning and lube job remember plasti lube on the cam op rod joint. Pay attention to fit in stock and other areas, When...
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    Today, 03:18 PM
    since its only 3 rds and you probably wont be reusing them in this form. I would install the shell holder in your press and run up thru the die thread. grip bullet with a set of side cutters and pull it that way. Its quick and easy with no risk of...
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    Today, 02:14 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Hoping Sunday to set the ceiling joists and frame in the last wall. Tues heating and cooling guy is coming to five a firm idea and estimate on heating and cooling the room. Leaning towards a mini split unit with heat pump. Talked to the guy today...
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    Today, 12:28 PM
    You could if there is room add a third ring to the set up. But then using a ring from a different set makes lapping the rings necessary also. Lapping the rings increases there holding power quite a bit by increasing surface area and alignment...
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    Yesterday, 12:26 PM
    Another route to go is drill and tap to next size. bottom screw in tight then drill and tap to original size. Done right it dosnt show and original parts still work. If they are still available a new breech plug can be fitted also.
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    02-19-2020, 07:12 PM
    You need some taper to ease extraction a truly straight walled case will drag the full length. On an action that "pops" the case out it may only kick it out a little bit meaning it will need to be pulled out by had and on most single shots this is a...
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    02-19-2020, 03:38 PM
    I loaded 222 rem for several years with a lee standard mallet tool. This was for a savage 110 varmint model. used the basic tool and a old bottle caper instead of the mallet. Rifle would do 3/4" at 100 yds with this ammo and the loads it liked. I...
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    02-18-2020, 10:33 PM
    I would strip off what you can then , sand as needed with blocked sand paper. I dont care for steel wool it rounds corners and makes details fuzzy looking. Tru oi makes a nice easily repairable finish. I thin it 50/50 put on a light coat then wet...
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    02-18-2020, 10:11 PM
    I think its fine. Appears a spin off of the 700 action so we will have a pistol numbered action for long range pistol projects saving a lot of fiddling round. Betting it wont take treebone, boyds or others to have a wood wood laminate stock for it...
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    02-18-2020, 01:08 PM
    A straight edge or flat bar to set the moulds on when closig will help to pre align them when closing. I use a piece of angle iron set on the bench wide side down point up.
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    02-17-2020, 03:07 PM
    I like pulling bullets in the press a piece of pvc pipe that fits over the ram shell holder just longer than and a pair of side cuts. this pulls bullets very quickly. Saves a lot of stroke. As to the primers the sizing die or one the case will...
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    02-17-2020, 02:52 PM
    I use windex with vinegar as a range cleaning solvent for BP. Ballistol should be very good for wiping and cleaning at your ratio. The Napa water pump oil or cutting and grinding oils ill lubricate but may not clean as well. I have read where some...
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    02-17-2020, 12:35 PM
    Now is the hard part the "wait" for the rifle. Its the 2 months before Christmas again.
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    02-17-2020, 12:08 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Scope over hang ? in Our Town
    You should be fine with t like that. Get the best spacing you can. Lock rings on base/rail. Then lap to true alignment and mount scope. Lapping the rings will help ncrease the holding power allowing the full surface to work not just the high points....
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    02-17-2020, 11:52 AM
    The solder wont take to the corroded metal sight or barrel, even the old solder may give a problem. Clean both parts to good metal. Lightly flux For this type gob I like the flat silver solder sheet about .005 thick, Cut a piece of this to match...
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    02-17-2020, 11:40 AM
    I would try a simple cleaning with dish soap and water really work up a lather as this floats the crud out, do both the male and female threads several times. Rinse and dry well. If you dont clean both threads one will contaminate the other quickly....
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    02-16-2020, 09:36 PM
    If your handles use a shoulder bolt at the hinge join it may not be the thread but wear between head and the 2 handles combined. Here a new shoulder bolt may do the trick or just a small amount at a time removed from where the nut bottoms on it....
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    02-16-2020, 09:23 PM
    The biggest thing is stop thinking about it, Dont dwell on it. You will subconsciously talk yourself into shooting the wide shot every time. Dont dwell on the bad shots but on the good shots. The mind is a powerful tool
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    02-16-2020, 02:28 PM
    Something to keep in mind unless the screw really needs to be hardened soft is better, This way the screw wears and not the holes female threads. Its easier on tooling also. A soft screw is easier to remove it breaks. ...
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    02-16-2020, 02:15 PM
    Im thinking the grooves wet wrap and bac smear and heavier paper may be hindering the paper release from the bullet. I shoot paper patched BP rounds and I use Seth Cole 55W (a shade under .002 thick) dry wrapped tight. The bullets are smooth sided ...
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    02-16-2020, 02:06 PM
    The biggest thing is to keep a good "book" so patterns and results are shown over several days. The longer these are kept the better the data becomes. For long range knowing the zeros for a given range, at long range a small miscalculation in...
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    02-16-2020, 01:44 PM
    I have one of the early rcbs units with the charger separate from the scales, an IR connection reads the scales. It is slow tricking the charge for a 308 up from zero ( around 41 grns) but was accurate. What worked much better was to drop a charge...
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    02-16-2020, 01:13 PM
    I have the gem pro 250 and its been a great scales. Its got .02 grn resolution. I bought mine when they were $125.00. My only issue is trickling up as it takes a little to fet it started again once it settles
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    02-16-2020, 01:04 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Ruger mki target in Rimfire Area
    Other than the assembly disassembly to test check the trigger as you go, job isnt hard to do and a few fine stones and light oil will do a fine job. I did my 8" mark 2 worked down with stones close setting length of pull / break and weight. The a...
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    02-16-2020, 12:53 PM
    Some of the bigger vendors here have a cable set up they run thru the trigger guards and only remove to allow handing. it has a joint every 18" or so. Keeps things secured but again every showing requires removal. Most shows have guards at the doors...
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    02-16-2020, 12:14 PM
    Notice now how the side of the nipple base is parallel to the cut out on the stock, a much more professional look than before. Plus it looks like the cap will get a much more direct flatter hit from hammer. Better ignition and the solid even hit...
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    02-15-2020, 11:44 PM
    If you go the lathe bored route use a solid carbide boring bar. They are much stiffer this cuts down a lot on tool flex and chatter. Boring a cavity requires a small bar and the shortest stiffest is best. For cutting nose...
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    02-15-2020, 10:06 PM
    Larry not to hi jack the thread but for awhile in my long range / coarse rifle at 600 yds I shot a Starke 6 mm vld flat based 105 grn ( while it was available wish Id stocked a bigger supply). At 600 it gave better scores and wind bucking than the...
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    02-15-2020, 04:57 PM
    country gent replied to a thread rifle barrels in Our Town
    Ive burnt up a few krieger barrels shooting NRA high power. My M1As wore them. M ARs have kiegers, and a lilja on them my match rife wore a hart otc contour. This rifle did double duty Across the course and long range. Other rifles have shilen ( a...
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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