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    Today, 11:40 AM
    The difference in the expansion may be a issue as the aluminum will expand more and faster than the steel blocks. Another issue I see is wear removing and inserting the aluminum pins and twisting to lock them. They may wear faster and more than the...
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    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    I have a "Quigley" from Cabela's. Super shooter, high quality gun. Knarley
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    Yesterday, 08:33 PM
    Some of the DC motors and controllers don't lose power near as bad as the AC do. I also thread at higher rpms than a lot do. 35 years in the trade practice allows this. While not a lot of power is needed it does need to be even power and speed as...
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    Yesterday, 11:57 AM
    I think I would simply buy the blank I needed and work from there. A used barrel drilling and sleeving to get started is a lot of extra work. The blank could be turned and fitted chambered and done. It can be done and the 22 bull barrel should have...
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    Yesterday, 11:49 AM
    First remove blocks from handles. Clean really good with tooth brush and hot running water and dish soap, you want to work up a really good lather to lift and rinse crud away. Set blocks together by hand and try an see if any wiggle can be felt in...
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    07-25-2017, 10:13 PM
    Most lubes can work for pan lubing and some of the old sand bys do well here. The Draw back to pan lubing can be the amount of lube needed to get started filling the pan. Once started the use is same as lubrisizer and its just the star up. The...
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    07-25-2017, 04:05 PM
    Ive seen beeswax used and it does help another might be to powder coat the parts and seal in that manner. Greases and oils are out since its drinking water. There are some food grade never siezes available also. Beeswax applied to warm parts then...
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    07-25-2017, 04:00 PM
    One other plus to a used rifle is you can usually get load data for it with it and occasionally the accuterments for it ( moulds, dies, blow tubes ect ect.)
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    07-25-2017, 03:58 PM
    Watch Baco, Arizona sharpshooters, and the auction sites for used rifles they turn up quite regularly. Buffalo arm company usually lists a few consighnment guns listed and the pedersoli line. Trac of the wolf also may show some
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    07-25-2017, 12:17 PM
    I have used a small vee block and magnetic base with indicator on a steel surface plate on the smaller rounds it works but isn't as "handy" as the actual gages.
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    07-25-2017, 12:15 PM
    I have a pederrsoli / cabellas long range sharps that's a tack driver with 535 grn bullets and Black powder. Its a nice rifle with decent wood fit and finish. Not on the same level as CPA, C Sharps, or Shiloh but it is nice and was less money. Mine...
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    07-24-2017, 09:25 PM
    I too like th Speer short barrel loads for snubbies a lot of performance there. I have the 360 37 mag version at 12ounces and recoil can be violent with some loads. The light weight is the main cause. For hiking and larger animals the heavier...
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    07-24-2017, 09:02 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Got hit last night in Our Town
    It is a hassle to deal with theres no denying that. Talk to the insurance and see whats required, some require it is seen by their adjustor others require 3 estimates. Also at a certain age most companies may require used parts for body parts and...
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    07-24-2017, 01:25 PM
    If Frankfort arsenal the head styamp should be FA and a year ( last two digits of) and maybe a match or NM stamping designating match grade brass. FA brass was sought by NRA high power competitors as it was consistant and of very good quality. It...
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    07-23-2017, 11:11 AM
    There are many ways of "adjusting" a dipper to a smaller charge. epoxy can be used in the bottom to fill and then cut with a drill to exact charge. Masking or book tape can be cut and applied to inside sides of dipper. Or it can be filed down until...
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    07-22-2017, 11:10 PM
    Stick ons are going to be pretty soft. I'm assuming they are sized and lubed already so trying to heat treat is out. With the gas check on them they may have a chance though,but you may pick up some leading to deal with. The other problem with these...
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    07-22-2017, 03:01 PM
    Looks like a seater or sizer die for 30-06. These were used with a small ahrbor press or in a vise. ( Bottle cappers were a big one to convert for these also). For a long time these were considered the best most accurate des for loading
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    07-22-2017, 02:58 PM
    Almost all commercial valves have a packing around the spindle to seal it. While lead shouldnt get to it the heat will ruining the seal and binding the valve up. A simple sliding tapered seat in a housing works good. For best results you want to lap...
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    07-22-2017, 02:53 PM
    Check online metals for specialty tubing. They have a big selection of tubing and give ID, OD wall thickness and sell by the foot.
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    07-22-2017, 09:09 AM
    Actually the dipper started out with the early muzzle loaders and cannons as a way to measure black powder accurately. A lot of the frontiersman had a piece of horn attached to the powder horn that was used to measure the charge. It is a throwback...
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    07-22-2017, 12:00 AM
    How about a 20 0r 50 round ammo box for 223 ammo. On the insert a foam or card board spacer to keep them up and stand one each in each spot. Get fancy and vary the heights so the tops of the jags and brushes are staggered for easy gripping.
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    07-21-2017, 10:17 PM
    The 1-8 should be good for 50 grn up to 70 or 75 grns but on the lighter bullets stay away from the s-x style ( sierras). The 75s should do good to 500 yds maybe even 600 yds. On the lighter bullets dropping velocity a couple hundred FPS may help...
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    07-21-2017, 04:47 PM
    What have you tried so far? It may not be just the scrubbing here as some soak time to give the solvent time to work thru this old dried hard fouling. Another question is it copper or powder fouling? I have had good results with Shooters choice and...
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    07-21-2017, 04:39 PM
    The spring testers we made at work were a simpe affair. A c frame over a scales with a hole drilled thru it for the spring some were tubes to hold the spring straight or the rod was a slip fit in the coils above the spring some both. this had a...
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    07-21-2017, 02:21 PM
    Another use is to find the pin gage the size your making and see what your mics read on it and the part. If the pin gage mics and part all read the same its right. This also will take into account the squareness or wear on the anvils and threads of...
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    07-20-2017, 12:55 PM
    Not sure about Australia but. A friend went to Africa with a big flintlock to hunt ( He took a cap buffalo with a homemade 20MM flint lock) He couldn't fly with loose powder so he bought it there. He said a 1 lb can of goex 1F was $95.00 and a half...
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    07-20-2017, 12:49 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Cast silver? in Cast Boolits
    I believe you might need a different flux than wood chips / wax for silver also. For gold arsenic is used a lot to get it to cast clean and shiny. A steel mould should be okay an aluminum may be iffy due to the higher melt temp of silver. I believe...
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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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