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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 06:32 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Well drilled the first half of the bench's top boards today. 13 holes in each 8' long board. Old drill press did great Have them set on dowels and pulled together with threaded rod now to help pull some warp and twist out before gluing up. Big pile...
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    Yesterday, 12:40 PM
    While time consuming to do in your case it wont take a lot. You can lap the mould up a little bigger with out a lot of trouble here. A few good cast bullets from the mould and some very fine polishing compound and a little elbow grease. ...
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    09-20-2019, 08:40 PM
    Good looking bullets there. How are they for size driving bands and nose dia both matter with this bullet as it does best as a bore rider. How is the weight consistency on them. The 457125 is a good shooting bullet.
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    09-20-2019, 08:30 PM
    Not to sound mean or rude, 1st how well do you see the sights on the rifle? I would continue tuning the load at 3 1/2". Powder fouling can cause accuracy issues as can leading in the bore. What lube are you using? Another concern with these style...
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    09-20-2019, 07:20 PM
    tightening the set screw may have changed the tension on the sprue plate not letting it vent as well. You may need to adjust it a little
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    09-20-2019, 03:59 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Drilled the first 3 2 bys today. Drilled first one and fastened stops to it its now the drill jig for the rest. Drilled 2 more and with 3 3/4 oak dowel rods assembled and drew down with 5 lengths of 1/2" threaded rod washers and nuts. ...
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    09-20-2019, 10:41 AM
    Most blocks have a set screw on the sprue plate screw. Lees don't but it can be added easily with a drill press and tap. another way that may work is a set screw in the hole and fitted to where the screw bottoms out on it when tension is right. On...
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    09-19-2019, 11:38 AM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Yesterday son and I pulled the 3/4 hp motor off the wood lathe and transferred it to the drill press. Same motor frames so only difference was spacing the new one out to right distance. New wiring and switch also. ( Got rotation right 1st time...
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    09-17-2019, 11:49 AM
    I still have an old home made grinding Jack in use. from back in the day. Its basically a couple pillow block bearings and shaft 2 pulleys and an electric motor. This one is set up for 12" wheels and 2 speeds ( step pulley like a drill press). For...
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    09-17-2019, 11:27 AM
    Under pressure the brass cases edge may be shearing off a small bit in the die. This can be increased with pressure, soft brass, sharper corners. or a rough die surface. Another that can affect this is bullet dia neck wall thickness. a bigger...
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    09-16-2019, 05:08 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Decided today to order a grizzly radial arm floor model drill press. Found out it was curb delivery, and I had to take it off the truck from the road. So canceled the order. O loked the radial arm since I could clamp a part down and move the head to...
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    09-16-2019, 11:06 AM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    I have considered the tread mill motors and set up Not sure what size motors they use power wise. My Trac chair uses 2 dc motors ( 1 hp each) one for each track not sure of the rpms they turn. It has plenty of power and goes pretty much anywhere...
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    09-16-2019, 10:31 AM
    How big of a bench grinder are you looking for? 6" 8" 10".... . What basic uses, sharpening tools polishing simple hand grinding? Will you ever want to buff with it? Wire brush? Look at the wheel spacing, height and weight of the unit. Also...
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    09-15-2019, 10:23 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    I'm not sure this 3/4 hp 110 volt ac motor is worth rewinding it is old and came out of an old gas pump Im thinking from the looks of it late 50s early 60s. I just don't think its worth a lot of money rebuilding it. This motor doesn't have a...
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    09-15-2019, 08:17 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    For those interested here is the bill of materials for the above bench. Bill of materials 2"x4"x8' 17 ea for top 2"X8"X8' 5 ea leg mounts stiffening ribs ...
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    09-15-2019, 08:06 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Well set the old drill press up and plugged it in. went buzz buzz buzz then smoke. I hate to replace this drill press as its an old all cast iron industrial model. Table and head are both on dovetails its a heavy solid machine. I rebuilt it 10 - 15...
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    09-15-2019, 04:59 PM
    I have shot wax bullets in several handguns for fun and practice. did some experimenting with them also. Length, wax mix, primers. Just to see how well they could be made to do. They are a short range option for practice. ...
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    09-14-2019, 05:05 PM
    country gent replied to a thread One arm job in Our Town
    When I started having more problems with the MS and struggling more the plant I worked at kept me training apprentices and other things. Me and my apprentice would work on new line start ups and other projects. While your shop is only 14 people...
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    09-14-2019, 03:47 PM
    Several tips to look at/ consider here. 1) hit the gun shows and estate sales, there is nothing wrong with used equipment. As long as its still accurate and this can be checked with a set of check weights...
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    09-13-2019, 12:49 PM
    Some thing to consider here is hardening screws put more wear in the female portion of the threaded joint, this part is much harder to repair replace the threads in. I would rather have the bolt / screw go bad and have to make the new screw than...
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    09-12-2019, 10:01 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Its the Irish in me I'm just to stubborn to give up. Plain and simple. Actually when I stay active I feel better and sleep better. Sitting watching tv and such all day isn't for me. I may do mire thinking on "HOW" I can do a project than actually...
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    09-11-2019, 08:20 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Ladle Casting in Cast Boolits
    I like the rcbs version a little better than the lyman and it does hold a little more alloy. In my big pot the #1 rowel ladle will dip good, but its a tight fit in the electric pots. I also don't care for the longer handle on it for bullets, ingots...
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    09-11-2019, 07:33 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Today worked on bench and didn't LOL. I made new stand for the miter saw that puts its table top at 35". Nothing fancy but it is useable and a better height for me in the trac chair. Also made a second set of trestles at 35" tall to work with the...
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    09-10-2019, 09:49 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    A big Thank-you to Lead-1 and Camper 64 for posting that pic for me. Its appreciated. Wood butcher its been a fun project so far will go faster now since the power saws and drill presses are back. Before it was hand...
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    09-10-2019, 09:27 PM
    Have you checked overall case length? a few "long" cases may swell when crimped. On a medium to heavy crimp it doesn't take a lot of extra length to happen. Check cases overall length and see what you have there. ...
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    09-09-2019, 04:37 PM
    I use a detergent bottle with the spout removed ( about a 3" opening) this I fill 3/4 full with water and dawn dish soap a few drops is all that is needed and a little lemon shine. I shoot a 10 shot group and decap cases with hand decapper. They...
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    09-09-2019, 11:51 AM
    Many ways to cut the lead, lead does cut easily but needs a lube to not load the cutter on saws. Loading the teeth with wax works but does take more applications, a garden sprayer with kerosene, light oil or even balistool mixed light even water...
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    09-09-2019, 11:39 AM
    Just from shape of it I'm betting it might be lino type or solder its set up for a feeder type pot that lowered the ingot into melt as needed. most plumbers lead was a ingot in cup cake shaped ingot to be added to the pot by hand. the other reason...
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    09-09-2019, 10:43 AM
    I would ty a .010-.015 thick shim under the mounts to see if this cures the problem then epoxy the shims to the mounts and clean up the edges. The bolt handle hitting is going to be a impact that isn't accounted for in the lenses mounting (...
    25 replies | 688 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