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    Today, 04:08 PM
    chutestrate. The bolt rotates in the carrier moving forward and back as it rotates, simply turn the bolt to see the forward and back length movement.. The comparator gauge is to measure from the shoulder to the case head this is the head space...
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    Today, 12:21 PM
    Re working babbit bearings is getting to be a lost art now. There are some tricks to this. 1) if its not to bad a shim under the bearing allows it to be re scraped. But this is only good to a certain point. A lot of old hit and miss engines had...
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    Today, 10:37 AM
    The logans were pretty good solid machines Th smaller spindle bore is restrictive but can be worked with. Is this machine a tail stock engine lathe or a turret lathe. (this has a direct bearing on how its ran and capabilities ) A standard tail...
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    Yesterday, 03:34 PM
    On handloads you want to bump the shoulder back .002 -.003. A tight fit can inhibit chambering enough to create a out of battery condition. THe bolt has to rotte all the way to allow firing pin to hit effectively. Ti see this remove bolt carrier...
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    Yesterday, 03:10 PM
    I like that short video RFD. Shows a lot more easier than it can be explained in words. On a dead calm day I recover the under wrap of the patch about 3-5' in front o the barrel The confetti from the outer wrap is in the same...
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    10-19-2020, 10:11 PM
    I have 2 of the Harrels A shutzen model that throws around 30 grns upper weight and a standard thats around 80 grns upper end. Both are very good accurate measures and consistent. Fairly easy to set but the clicks take some getting used to. I used...
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    10-19-2020, 12:53 PM
    I believe if I were going to attempt sizing a bullet down that far I would opt for a 3 roll roll sizer where the bullet is inserted and the rolls turned reducing dia to a set stop. With this set up forces would be radial and even. not pushing thru...
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    10-19-2020, 12:11 PM
    Im up to 3 45-70s A sharps brochardt a remington rolling block and Pedersoli sharps ling range. Also a 45-90 in a c sharps hepburn. Here are my go to bullets in order of testing them in rifles. I load all Black Powder Swiss or Olde Ensforde. 1)...
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    10-18-2020, 06:20 PM
    Almost any heat source will work A turkey fryer and stand, coleman stove, weed burner, ect ect. Work slow and monitor temps once you get the right settings on the controls its easy to repeat. You do want a thermometer to monitor as these will...
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    10-18-2020, 12:48 PM
    country gent replied to a thread My view this morning in Our Town
    Couple that view with the crisp cool morning and all the scents of fall and you were in paradise. A lovely way to start the day. I still remember the morning on stands watching all the little things around. Seeing and hearing the woods wake up...
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    10-18-2020, 11:52 AM
    country gent replied to a thread I voted! in Our Town
    I voted absentee this year. Every time LOL Ive heard if you get your absentee ballot thru the DNC it comes filled out and ready to mail in...... I found it interesting the absentee ballots return envelope wast postage paid here, required a...
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    10-18-2020, 11:30 AM
    For what you want I would dedicate a lee mould to it and lap it up to size. Its not hard to do and the mould will always be the same after every time you use it. Tools you will need: T type tap handle 1/8" key stock Drill sized to corner to...
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    10-17-2020, 04:56 PM
    country gent replied to a thread JUst a quick update. in Our Town
    Im not old I just have a lot of seniority LOL
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    10-17-2020, 04:54 PM
    country gent replied to a thread JUst a quick update. in Our Town
    When we wired the new garage the breaker boxes out lets and switches were installed at a height comfortable for me from the chairs. Im wondering today, I started the maven cloud last summer for my MS. This may be some of its working bringing back...
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    10-17-2020, 04:34 PM
    I use gloves doe skin leather work gloves. buy them to fit snugger than normal and work in neatsfoot oil or minks oil and wear them some they will stretch and be a form fit with good sensitivity. I add a denim shop apron also, Protects clothes...
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    10-17-2020, 12:51 PM
    country gent replied to a thread JUst a quick update. in Our Town
    I tend to push myself more than I should. And working from the trac chair puts me at more of a disadvantage. Ive adjusted the height of the benches and stands in the shop for this reason. Same with the garage doors I had the gear ratio chain fall...
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    10-17-2020, 12:34 PM
    We had blueprints floating around the shop for building one was a lot of work but the few who made them like them for small parts. Buy the time you bought the materials chuck motor and bearings you had more in it than a mini lathe. The one I did...
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    10-17-2020, 12:08 PM
    I have used both emmerts and emmerts improved. I prefer the improved version. Here in Ohio we get the 90-100* but humidity is higher also. I do blow tube between shots usually 3 good breaths. Depending on your firearm a 45 volt with 7 1/2" barrel...
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    10-16-2020, 06:21 PM
    Greg, How does the pilot fit in the case? some pilots are sized for formed brass some for sized brass. Chatter in a case trimmer is most like from a loose fit on the pilot. Another might be a to sharp of a cutter or improper geometry on the cutter....
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    10-16-2020, 01:11 PM
    Last week I was making some boxes for fixtures and tooling. While cutting some corner moulding in the table saw I had a piece Kick back. hit my right hand pretty hard and did scrape up the first 2 fingers, no real cuts, or bruising on them. A day...
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    10-16-2020, 12:54 PM
    Right know you have a idea and theory, How important is it to you to prove it out. :smile::smile: Sizing the shoulder back will be forming the neck out of thicker brass on the caxe, sizing the existing shoulder down to a 25 cal neck will...
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    10-15-2020, 11:12 PM
    From the burnish on the case body and the burr roll looks like they were cut of with a small pipe cutter. May have used shoulder neck for a small powder funnel or drop tube in a powder measure.I have cut off wsm cases at the head for drop spouts in...
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    10-15-2020, 07:45 PM
    We would save the cobs from shelling corn for the pigs and 1-2 times a year would grind then for using on the barn garage floors. ( we ground cob and all for the cattle). Corn cobs are soft and very absorbent. In order to grind well they need to be...
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    10-15-2020, 01:32 PM
    Some issues will be not so muvh the dia of the points shank but the length when extended to the length of chamber and throat there isnt much let for the collet usually. A 1/4" shank point isnt going to have much wheel on it either. .340-.250 = .090...
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    10-14-2020, 09:55 PM
    For a powder Measure only bushing ( where there isnt near as much force. A 7/8" 14 bot can be cut off and drilled out to 11/16 left a rough drilled hole. Leave it shorter than the threads on the measure. Coat measure with several coats of wax, you...
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    10-14-2020, 09:13 PM
    According to Loctite / permatex blue is also permanant on screws under #8 size and can be very hard to break lose on the finer 10s and 1/4". If in doubt of the screws apply a little heat and some light tapping. Even clean screws with out locktite...
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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