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  • Knarley's Avatar
    Today, 06:07 PM
    Try wiping the face of the cylinder off when you reload. Use bore butter on the cylinder pin too. Really helped my cap guns when shooting matches for cowboy shooting.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 03:54 PM
    The DZ scope will be a dedicated scope for this rifle since all my rifles currently are drilled and tapped for 17" centers instead of the 7.2 for the shorter DZ Scope. If I go with a set of Irons it will probably be MVA long range soule rear and...
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    Today, 03:50 PM
    I have a 40-65 in a CPA shilouette model that's a great shooter. Shooting from my wheel chair is part of the reason behind the 38-55 and the added recoil reducing. Havent heard back yet from DZ. I did hear back from C Sharps on their Hepburn set...
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    Today, 03:42 PM
    country gent replied to a thread I heard a thump..... in Our Town
    Not if he had her destroy the evidence like you described. Now there is nothing to back up or support his claim. If she was going to be charged the pills and weed would have been taken for evidence. She may get a ticket for some traffic violation...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 02:34 PM
    Vertical is better for this reason the case can center up in the chamber better. When horizontal the smaller case is laying in the bottom of the chamber and may not center as well. As to coffee grounds I would be concerned with the moisture content...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 02:21 PM
    Grade 8 bolts ae good material as are allen head bolts. I have used allen set screws or odd projects but most of these require carbide to cut. Hex stock is quick and easy to machine and gives a good surface to hold on to. The other big thing is to...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 02:17 PM
    Another nice touch on a expander bell stem is a witness lone on the top. this allows you to see and count revolutions easily when adjusting. if 16 threads per inch the expander moves .060 per revolution. The mark makes seeing this easier
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 02:01 PM
    Working up is advised for each firearm for several reasons. there are slight differences in chambers and in autos the feed ramps location, differences in throats dia and length, and differences in the lead and oal. and last bore groove dia. These...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:09 PM
    It might help also to polish before forming the cases into jackets. Corn cob and walnut media are available in different grit sizes, finding one that wont fit into the hollow points might help.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:23 PM
    For the easiest turning a false center on each end, this allows for the pin to be turned between centers with a small lathe dog. The expander leads and flare section along with the threads and head can be turned in one setup start to finish. For...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:41 PM
    shorten the drill up as much as possible. Split the point web and sharpen it with a gage keeping the angles equal and even and the web centered. A lot of lead drilling is done with spade drills ( d reamers here) also. the smaller center drills are...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:47 PM
    My scope for any rifle any sights was a 6.5-20 lepould with side adj parallax. Good scope and seldom was I above 16-18 power due to mirage an other factors. If your shooting from position with sling heartbeat breathing and hold all show up much more...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:41 PM
    I have thought about doing that Kokomokid. but adding the lead time of getting the Krieger blank to DZs lead time makes for very extended project. I would like to try one of Krieger's Alexander Henry rifled blanks but I think they are available in...
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    Yesterday, 12:55 PM
    I have turned up expanders from 4140 pre hard, A6, o1, S7, Allen cap screws, and made one with a carbide pin soldered in. All worked well even cold roll left soft will last a long time here. I find finish is more important than hardness. A good...
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    Yesterday, 12:45 PM
    Hello gentleman, I recently contacted DZ Arms for a quote on a Hepburn rifle. caliber 38-55, barrel half octagon contour 1-12 twist 32" long. Case hardened receiver. walnut wood mercury recoil reducer and pachmeyer butt pad. Drilled and tapped for...
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    Yesterday, 11:29 AM
    Standard goex likes compression and may run there Swiss and Old Ensford run less in compression for me and my rifles. Olde ensforde im usually around .125-.180 on compression. Heavy compression can also swell cases some, though you states the...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 09:25 PM
    just manufacturing tolerences on length or the hollow base plug could make that much difference. Sometimes preheating the mould to temp and casting hard and fast helps. The hollow based pin may be the issue being at max size for length and dia. A...
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    09-18-2018, 04:24 PM
    Steel wool will round corners and change angles. in this case the slug and polish is the best way it will maintain shape and edges. Steel wool even at the dremils lower speeds will cut and round corners. At upper end speeds balance and wobble...
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    09-18-2018, 02:08 PM
    A lot of the newer motors with fuel pumps also depend on a certain fuel pressure to work correctly. a weak fuel pump may not supply the needed pressure to get a good mist of fuel. Same witht he fuel filters partialy plugged may restrict flow to...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 12:39 PM
    I believe Rivet set is correct. Most make these themselves from round stock. Early originals sometimes had a logo or initals engraved in them so when the head was formed the craftsman / shop was identified also.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 12:33 PM
    The tops of the blocks and sprue plate probably arnt causing the sticking bullets as there shouldn't be anything in that gap. Its more than likely a rough surface, burr or off center cavity causing it. If its burrs or rough finish lapping or...
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    09-17-2018, 10:54 PM
    I made a simple tube sight for my lab radar cross hairs in front and appeture in back about 8" long it slides over the unit with a .060 wide ridge to alighn in the original sight slot.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 10:50 PM
    I have there sights on my Hepburn in 45-90 and Highwall in 38-55. One is a long range soule and the other is a midrange soule. Both have done well for me. I lso a have a couple MVA sights that are very good. ...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 10:36 PM
    The carbide ring can be lapped up a .001 to .002. A tube of diamond lapping compound is need ( should be available on e-bay or machine supply shops, MSC Graingers). a fired case or 2 sizes. full...
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    09-17-2018, 10:16 PM
    Where the hornet bee and wasp shine is use in lever actions and single shots the rimmed case lends itself to these actions extraction. I have a bee on a martini cadet action that's a fun good shooting rifle. Brass can be hard to find at times but a...
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    09-17-2018, 10:07 PM
    I have done it using bushing sizer dies. one bushing to size and one bushing to iron out the bell. The bushing dies offer a lot of options using them 1) sizing right to size and not needing to expand back up. this may require a couple dies as brass...
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    09-17-2018, 09:48 PM
    I use a cradle and guide to clean from the muzzle on the rifles I need to. the cradle holds them upside down a rag is laid into the action to protect also, Then clean from muzzle using a bore guide that fits the rod. For the bpcr rifles I have a...
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  • Knarley's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 03:05 PM
    Pyrodex is the LAST powder I'd ever use!
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  • country gent's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 01:24 PM
    A small love joy coupling would take car of any misalighnment and allow just the bucket to be removed from the frame and motor easily
    22 replies | 664 view(s)
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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