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    Yesterday, 08:49 PM
    I have made them from 25lb propane tanks. cut length to hold the weight you want. If working with a tank or drum by all means be safe about it. remove valves or bungs, wash with dish soap water a couple times. then...
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    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
    Taper isn't just for box magazines. The body tapers also aids in ease of extraction. as the case is pulled out the chamber is getting bigger. A true straight wall case fire formed tight to chamber will drag the full length
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    Yesterday, 07:56 PM
    I pour 2 cavity big bullets ( 360-550 grn) with the ladle. I get very good consistency. I keep the ladle in the pot except when pouring. My moulds have had the sprue plates vented and my rcbs ladle has the spout opened to .210 dia. I start with a...
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    Yesterday, 01:24 PM
    The one calibers have data in them from a lot of sources all in between one set of covers.
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    Yesterday, 01:22 PM
    Measure the base band and subtract .002 buy a decimal reamer and use it. this will leave .001 on a side of the groove showing and then can be lapped to size later if needed. This will give a better finish than the drill will. ...
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    Yesterday, 01:16 PM
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    Congradulations, Shaper.
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    Yesterday, 01:12 PM
    Start out by drawing up what you want. scale it up 5 or 6 to 1 ( 6" on paper = 1" actual size). This shows you idea much better and also body tapers and such stand out more. This drawing will firm up the design and give you something to work from....
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    01-17-2019, 03:45 PM
    Barrels are done threaded rods cavities are done. Made one flat one concave. thimbles are turned and fitted up need graduations engraved on them inked in and polished up. Getting close now. Movement is smooth and consistent. Still need to drill and...
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    01-17-2019, 02:30 PM
    The problem may be more the jacket will spring back but the lead core wont leaving it loose in the jacket. We tried sizing down some jacket bullets for an odd bore size once and the jacket sprung back away from the core ruining accuracy. You can...
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    01-16-2019, 10:34 PM
    The problem with the plunger in a case is the cases walls taper getting smaller towards the bottom. I had a adjustable dipper with a shout gun loader for shot charges. They can be made and would be handy. Several pieces of...
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    01-14-2019, 10:47 PM
    I have a short solid rod in the bench and clean with nylon brushes and patches with a twisting motion. I use a good bore solvent then alcohol. After this a very light coat of imperial sizing die wax to prep the die for use. Your method will work...
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    01-14-2019, 10:06 PM
    You might check the recoil lugs bedding to the stock a loose fit here can also affect harmonic and screws loosening.
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    01-14-2019, 05:20 PM
    Your 420 grn bullet at 1150-1200 fps is ahead of a 44 mag energy wise. Should also be more penetration. The original 400 grn 45-70 at 1150 - 1200fps was a stellar performer at extended ranges even. Millions of buffalo couldn't be wrong. ...
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    01-14-2019, 03:34 PM
    This isn't all that unusual with the AR series rifle, the double recoil bump back and then the forward creates a different harmonics pattern to deal with. The rifle recoils when fired the rifle bumps again when the bolt carrier hits the stop then...
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    01-14-2019, 03:15 PM
    The self centering 4 jaws are used more on wood lathes. You will more than likely need a mount plate for the new chuck Look at bison, Buck. Also if the are any used equipment vendors near you check with them. As to drill chucks, Jacobs and Albright...
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    01-13-2019, 07:27 PM
    What ever cleaner you try test it on a hidden area first, some cleaners will remove bluing along with the stain.
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    01-13-2019, 01:31 PM
    The heat required to color them would also be enough to anneal them some also, probably not enough to hurt but on case hardened it might get thru. Hot bluing or rust bluing can affect the surface finish on metals also. Cold bluing would work but...
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    01-13-2019, 01:20 PM
    The standard style tubes are easy to make and work well but are harder to set to the .1 grns when repeating for a load. Here how I make them for my use unless the above work out. I recommend making a few so they can be labeled...
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    01-12-2019, 09:17 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Lighting in a shop in Our Town
    Dad routinely poured floors at 6". If it was a barn floor and heavy loads 8" with heavy rebar and wire mesh.( 300 bushels of shelled corn in a wagon gets pretty heavy). Look at the foot print of most machines sitting on leveling feet the Pounds per...
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    01-12-2019, 09:04 PM
    I do a 1 shot clean break in on most of my barrels. The last 3 or so I had my Hawkeye bore scope with me and checked between strings. I break in with the bullets the rifle s to be used with. My break in is as follows 1 round clean for 10 rounds...
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    01-12-2019, 03:01 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Lighting in a shop in Our Town
    THey are planning on rebar in the old floor at 45* angle 2" up and roughing the surface up. The "standing up" rebar is also going to be used to help support the new floors rebar
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    01-12-2019, 11:44 AM
    Some tricks to making loading blocks. Once the size and number of holes are decided draw out on paper and use as a template. copy it cut out and rubber cement to material. You can now drill the holes and finish the edges rubbing the paper off when...
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    01-12-2019, 10:28 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Lighting in a shop in Our Town
    Only under the shop where the lathe mill grinders and shaper will be. 6" of it is freebie from the old garage to boot. Gives ma a very stable floor and saves having it broken up and hauled away. The big horizontal boring mill at work sat on a 6'...
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    01-12-2019, 10:20 AM
    I have been told by a few length is what you stabilizing but in reality you cant make a longer lighter bullet so weight does play a part. AS mentioned above the solid coppers are longer for a given weigh. In my 300 win mag 180 partitions shoot...
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    01-12-2019, 12:23 AM
    Black powder will get mire efficient with the powder compressed . Its like it sounds powder is packed down to allow bullet to seat to depth usually with a die or tool made for this. I think Shiloh Sharps has both books available...
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    01-12-2019, 12:11 AM
    Started on a couple micrometer adjustable measure tubes for my belding and mull measures. Got the inner tube done and am cutting graduations for each revolution of the thimble on them ( using 32 tpi so every .0415) thimble will have 25 graduations...
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    01-11-2019, 11:47 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Lighting in a shop in Our Town
    Talked to the contractor Thursday. next month or so the garage comes down and a 40X50 pole building goes up. ridge light and 3 ft cupula for natural light. 2030 inside room for my shop 10 ft ceiling. Have to get the building permit and the garage...
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    01-11-2019, 10:32 PM
    Look at the manufacturers websites Goex and Olde Ensfode has loading data posted. Not sure about Swiss. Post up the calibers you want to load and Ill bet some loads show up here also. Another good book on loading these rounds is Randolph 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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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
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