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    Yesterday, 10:55 PM
    Looks like the small length of full dia bullet is hitting on the radius's to the narrower end on the mag. Make a few dummies .010 shorter and try. Maybe seat to where the mouth and front band line up even. I have had mags vary in what they would...
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    06-17-2019, 09:25 AM
    Looks pretty good there
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    06-16-2019, 10:47 PM
    If hes going to be stand hunting a recoil reducer in the stock or adding some weight to the gun will also help reduce recoil. The recoil reducer would do a lot for him.
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    06-16-2019, 10:43 PM
    A simple test would tell take a couple 2" thick boards and longer bolts. raise it up and see if its better it is worse. Lowering is another matter and not as easy. but a taller chair would have the same effect.
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    06-16-2019, 09:57 PM
    In a lever action the shot contained in the case is the way it needs to be. In a single shot the paper tube can be longer and extend out increasing the charge. In a magazine the tube might be damaged or broken
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    06-16-2019, 07:24 PM
    The one I just purchased for my shop is a series 1 head pulley drive and anihiem read out. But I also got a full set of tooling cutters and collets with it. Also a 12 X40 clausing lathe and tooling. last from the friends shop is a 6X18 surface...
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    06-16-2019, 07:16 PM
    Antimony tin additions vary color and weight some. Did the lighter silver ingots melt faster or slower, where the hotter? die cast alloys can be melted in a hotter pot usually around 1000* are much lighter than lead and harder than lead. A quick...
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    06-16-2019, 02:44 PM
    A lot of the bridge port size tooling is available and some can be had pretty reasonably compared to new costs. A rotary table and chuck can be a big investment. a dividing head and tail stock can be reasonable since most don't want to learn to use...
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    06-16-2019, 02:28 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Target suggestions in Our Town
    A testing target I like for iron sight with a front post is a black triangle inverted point down , Align sites and the front post at the point centered or pushed up to where each corner of the blade is just touching the edges. The plus to this is...
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    06-16-2019, 12:47 PM
    Rotate head 180* ( so motor is down towards table) remove table and a bridge port will go thru most standard doors. Wont be a lot of room but it should go. .
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    06-16-2019, 12:31 PM
    I think it could be done and made to work well. I wouldnt just dump powder wads and shot into a case though. Heres how I believe I would try it first. Make a mandrel the sized so that 2 wraps of typing pper are .370 dia...
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    06-16-2019, 12:12 PM
    At Campbells we bought a Bridgeport mill that had been in a prototype shop at a sister company. This mill was roughly 8 years old Hardened and chromed gibs and ways. 9 X 48 scraped in table Mitutoyo read out 2 hp J2 head. all it had machined was...
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    06-16-2019, 11:59 AM
    Remember This when Sierra tells you what they use. 1) their swage dies are carbide and don't rust 2) the presses run pretty much 24 5 or 6 so little time for rust to form 3) there jackets and bullets are coated much more consistently than ours...
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    06-15-2019, 11:09 PM
    I use the locking handles and really like them Ive got 2 sets of the originals and one set of the "new style. Mine are the steel version and do a great job. I tap on the pin in the solid bar side. Usually when I "snap" them open the light vibration...
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    06-15-2019, 10:25 PM
    Good looking machine there. Does the Id Tag give the build date for it. Im assuming the gibs are tight and have adjustment left. 9X42 0r 9X48 table on it?
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    06-15-2019, 06:06 PM
    The easiest way to know is to get ahold of some and test them in the rifle and see. The twist rate will be on the fast side for it but may work okay. You don't give the actual loading for it with the 405 grn. I have found true...
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    06-15-2019, 02:02 PM
    It can be done first you need to determine if yours have the carbide sizing ring in them as there are slight differences required for carbide and hardened steel. Here I would do a true lapp job on it with a brass mandrel. Reason is the mandrel needs...
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    06-15-2019, 01:03 PM
    I believe there is anhydrous lanolin in it maybe an oil and was of some kind
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    06-15-2019, 12:59 PM
    Im just now getting the building up do to the rain and weather. Once its done I can bring my equipment back and set it up. Then get started. For progress see my post in Our town under New Shop Update
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    06-14-2019, 10:00 PM
    If the lapping or a true honing is done correctly it will be as round or better than it was. Lapping with a brass, cast iron or lead lapp and compounds removes the high or tight spots first. Same with fine honing with a well dressed mandrel. The...
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    06-14-2019, 06:57 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Its coming right along. Now.Today they got the last of the stringers on, headers hung over the 3 garage doors. clets on where needed and purloins made up. Hoping Monday to set trusses and purloins on. Maybe frame in the entry doors and windows. Got...
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    06-13-2019, 11:03 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Yesterday they squared and set the poles got the most of the stringers in and started grading for the floor. You can now see the size height and big doors of the building. the stringers on the north side were attached with screws so they could...
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    06-13-2019, 10:07 AM
    I believe there are 7/8 14 die sets for loading 410 in a rifle handgun press. the only issue is the crimp you may have to roll crimp or use and overshot wad lightly glued in. There might be a sizing die for a straight walled rifle case that will...
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    06-12-2019, 11:04 PM
    My practice accuracy load is 2.7 grns bullseye ( the old one) and a 148 grn wadcutter, hollow bases really shine here. Loads in a good manual should get you going, even data here shoukd be checked against a current manual for safety.
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    06-12-2019, 10:51 PM
    Pick up a copy of cartridges of the world for a reference research guide. Its a big listing of cartridges to give an idea. Look at the 375 Winchester and maybe a faster twist to use some off the heavier bullets in the 300-360 grn weight range. A...
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    06-12-2019, 07:42 PM
    I believe Buffalo arms in their powder section has the screen sizes for the various powders not only by granulation but maker also. This might help some
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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