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    Today, 01:33 PM
    country gent started a thread Sundays ooops in Our Town
    Sunday coming home from the range I got off the side of the road and hit a pole with my truck. Trucks no big deal it was an old beater in decent shape I'm not concerned about it. A couple friends from the club came and got the gear and things out...
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    Today, 01:16 PM
    I use the same lube I used on the bullets for "seasoning" or pre lubing the bore. I work some into a patch ( it usually the patches I used to wipe the bases with when loading) then a clean dry Patch or 2. I ussually due this after cleaning as the...
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    03-26-2017, 04:35 PM
    I have several Old West brass moulds I really like. Not sure if they can ship to Canada. Boomers are good also.
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    03-26-2017, 08:43 AM
    If you know an electrician have him save the knock outs from electrical breaker boxes. They they roughly 3/4" up to a couple inches or more.
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    03-26-2017, 12:57 AM
    "Maybe a simple scaled down version of one of the cheap rubber plastic ones you see around at walmarts or in gun shops that sell for just a few dollars. Might be able to have it made on a 3d printer machines. Finding the right material will be the...
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    03-25-2017, 10:18 PM
    I have thought about the trap skeet with one. kind of envisioned a little hand thrower made to throw neco candy wafers for targets. Remington. Winchester, Mossberg, Savage, and marvel among others made these smooth bore 22s. Also a lot were home...
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    03-25-2017, 09:50 PM
    I measure from inside edge of one hole to outside edge of the farthest hole its a direct reading then. There are adaptors for a set of calipers that are clear with scored bullet dias for measuring group size. line each scored hole up over the 2...
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    03-25-2017, 05:40 PM
    If you have a drill press and hand tools you can make one with a little time and energy. Pick up a piece of 1/4 starret ground tool steel 0-1 works real nice. Get 1/4" thick X width you need X 18" ( this leaves you extra for other plates or...
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    03-25-2017, 02:47 PM
    I think I was on their site and new manufactured are around $180.00 now LOL
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    03-25-2017, 02:42 PM
    On all of my lee dies I polished them with flitz or simichrome on a flannel patch wrapped around a rod for a good snug fit. I did this to remove machine burnish marks and break any sharp edges in the die. After doing this they don't "pull" lead like...
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    03-25-2017, 02:37 PM
    Sometimes thru wear the linkage bends enough to allow it to pull the rod and stem out of the spout completely allowing it to jam Ive had my old 10 lbers do this 2 me. The clips that hold the rod get sprung a little and allow this to happen once the...
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    03-25-2017, 10:40 AM
    Another thing to remember is a lot of these sites are auction sites and the price goes up from hour to hour day to day. To get an idea of price go to closed auctions for the items and see what they actually ended up selling for.
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    03-25-2017, 10:21 AM
    Derlin and coated rods share one of the same issues that may become a problem in time ( even soft material rods as brass or aluminum) in that grit and fouling can embed into the surface and make them a lapp or file over time. Its been a sop practice...
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    03-24-2017, 10:41 PM
    I have a pedersoli sharps long range in 45-70. Its the one made for cabellas about 15years ago. 34" half octagon barrel double set triggers globe front and long range rear tang sight. I replaced the front with a pedersoni wind gage front globe and...
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    03-24-2017, 09:54 PM
    If the pot will support it let it melt to almost full and remove with a pair of heavy channel locks set on heavy steel to cool. Or a cutoff circular saw with wax for cutting fluid. Use an old fine tooth blade cut slow and easy. A coarse cross cut...
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    03-24-2017, 09:06 PM
    If you can find a BPCR match in your area stop in and visit with the competitors and see what they are shooting using and how. Watch the match and you also get an idea of the equipment needed. Most will be more than willing to give offer information...
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    03-24-2017, 08:34 PM
    It could be T.I.N. its a coating used on high wear cutters and industrial parts. I cant remember the entire actual name but its titanium ***** nitride coating and is a gold color on the tooling. It has a very high melt point and is very hard
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    03-24-2017, 08:12 PM
    Powder is important as to an accurate load at the desired velocity. Chronograph you loads looking for the desired velocity and also extreme spread (ES) or standard deviation (SD). As the ranges increase the ES and SD become more important to help...
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    03-24-2017, 08:03 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Stop Sign in Cast Boolits
    Try lining it with egg crates or a fire proof carpet foam material. this will break up the sound waves and or vibrations really muting the sound level.
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    03-24-2017, 04:48 PM
    I will take the 304 rcbs scales Pm sent. Thanks.
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    03-24-2017, 04:38 PM
    Kroil and the scothbrite work by hand slow and easy should clean up quick and easy. Follow this with a good solvent cleaning with a soft cotton or flannel rag.
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    03-24-2017, 03:47 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Gunshow in Our Town
    I always went for the several parts vendors that were at the Local gun show and the ones carrying reloading equipment. I bought a lot from them. I did buy a few firearms also Here powder and primers arnt allowed in the building so very little of...
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    03-24-2017, 03:30 PM
    I have a vibra shine electric trickler I like a lot with smokeless powders. For black powders its a slushy straw with the little spoon on the end pick up a small amount and tap over pan. I have an rcbs and one I made that work but with certain...
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    03-24-2017, 03:20 PM
    Is the RCBS scales grains or grams? I'm interested if its grains.
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    03-24-2017, 12:45 PM
    I have several BPCR rifles Newest is a Csharps High wall in 38-55 that's a terrific shooter out to 600 yds or so. Mine is a 1-12 twist barrel and does great with a 365 grn bullet. A CPA Shillouette ( Stevens 44-1/2 reproduction) that's a very good...
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    03-23-2017, 11:17 PM
    Lubes for pan lubing or in a lube sizer over the front band collect dirt and other crud. Any of these lubes outside the case suffer this drawback. The coating of these lubes is also thicker and on firearms with limited or no camming may make...
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    03-23-2017, 10:34 PM
    I can remember several makers offering 1-12 blanks in 30 cal Krieger, Douglas come to mind several even offered 1-11 as a "go between for service rifles. What makers blank are you looking at?
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    03-23-2017, 08:58 PM
    I have 2 soon to be 3 later this year. Grandchildren are your reward. Enjoy them all you can take them fishing, hunting, shooting, to the park and walks in the woods and fields. Teach them the awe and respect for all of Gods creatures and his...
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    03-23-2017, 08:43 PM
    Another thing that helps a lot is learning to cook for the number of people normally at your table. A lot of people throw a lot of food away. We fix a beef roast taters and carrots one night the next is beef and noodles then the third night beef...
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    03-23-2017, 08:36 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Next Step in Cast Boolits
    What calibers, What velocity ranges, and What uses ( hunting plinking target)? More information would be helpful. Bullets fit in a given barrel is very important to performance. Lube is also a big factor in performance.
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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
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