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    Yesterday, 09:58 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Well today I did some running and ordered more materials. Went to bank and transferred some money to pay electrician, ordered a few more 2x4s 2x6s and 2x8s to have on hand. and some more nails, always more nails LOL. Also got a rod dehumidifier for...
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    Yesterday, 09:48 PM
    First off would be a firearms safety and basics course, this will give her a little back ground and experience to work with. Next wold be a more advanced or handgun course to gain more experience and proficiency, at this point she will be able to...
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    02-25-2020, 03:34 PM
    Sent you a pm!
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    02-25-2020, 03:16 PM
    That is a great offer and I sure appreciate it! I will see if I can pm you with my contact information. Thanks so much CG. Olfarmer
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    02-25-2020, 10:57 AM
    Olfarmer, I timed up with the new garage and shop room right now. Electrician started yesterday and went as far as he could with what we have. That and its still pretty cold out for me to be out any length of time. But in a few weeks it should warm...
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    02-25-2020, 09:37 AM
    Howdy CG, thanks for the information, I tried both olde 2f and Swiss in 2f behind the Snover 400 gr. And surprisingly the Goex in 2f shot a far better group than either, go figure. will pick up some Olde Ens. In 11/2 and give it a try, the...
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    02-24-2020, 11:25 PM
    Ive been shooting 3 bullets in my cpa 40-65 for bpcr silhouette.1 is the 400 grn Nasa from a mould made by old west moulds ( Bernie Roweles) his bullet does very well and is accurate out to 500 yds for me. 2nd is the 400 grn Lyman snoover, this is...
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    02-24-2020, 10:29 PM
    Hello all, I am working up black powder loads for my Pedersoli sharps in 40-65 cal. So far 52 gr. of Goex FF and a .O30 vegetable wad under a 400 gr. 410 Dia. Snover bullet purchased from Montana bullets have given good results but I am trying...
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    02-24-2020, 04:12 PM
    The groove cut thru the head stamp will remove it but will also remove surface area from the case head. depending on the condition of the bolt face breech block this might also affect head space. Over stamping the head stamp can be done with number...
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    02-23-2020, 12:33 PM
    As said simply raising or lowering the scope at level probably wont do the trick here. Look for base with 10-20 mins built into it of elevation. This will set the scope at a slight angle downward.
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    02-22-2020, 06:04 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Oh Im sure at some point that will happen. :-). A friend brought me 2 metal lockers today. 14" wide and 18" deep 6' tall. one is going to get a 18: golden rod dehumidifier and shelves to use for welding rods and other consumable storage. The other...
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    02-22-2020, 12:26 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    If Mitch comes out Sunday Ill ask him to post some new pics for me. I dont have the means too. Its been a long project getting to here. But Im getting close now. Grandsons (6 5 and 2) were originally told I bought a seed that said garage on it at...
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    02-22-2020, 11:33 AM
    On my bedded match grade m1s and m1as I dont remove the trigger group but I do unlatch the trigger guard and relieve the tension when they are to be stored for awhile. This will help extend he life of the bedding some. It may also help with a...
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    02-21-2020, 08:15 PM
    At our club the juniors started out in the classroom for 2-3 sessions learning about sight picture, trigger control, position, and most of all safety. Ten thy moved up to pellet rifles of a makeshift bench, once they shot a certain score they then...
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    02-21-2020, 07:52 PM
    I have made that set up for myself and a couple others with the older 10 lb pots. I set them up so that you manually emptied the upper into the lower for 2 reasons 1) its easier to do and I think it works better. 2) she spouts arnt really flow rated...
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    02-21-2020, 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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    02-21-2020, 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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    02-21-2020, 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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    02-21-2020, 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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    02-20-2020, 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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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