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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 02:09 PM
    One thing I always found interesting when I was competeing was In my NM M1As ( lugged, tuned triggers, Heavy stocks and krieger Heavy SS barrels) the M 852 NM load shot as good as my handloads and slightly better than Federal gold medal match ammo....
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    Today, 01:34 PM
    Alot use unsalted crisco on the Cap and ball revolvers. It can be melted and patches soaked in it and set on wax paper to cool. Its soft and easy to use. a finger or popcycle stick can place it in the cylinder mouth over the bullet on the cap and...
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    Today, 01:28 PM
    If you decide on the heavy hasp get one thats big eough to cover the original lock also then the hasp and padlock secures the original lock meaning one has to be defeated before the other.
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    Today, 11:25 AM
    One reason for Lake Cities popularity is the military brass factor. Its desighned for the more violent extraction ejection of the semi and full autos. Its annealed and correct for alot of applications. Its a slightly heavier case thats very...
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    Today, 11:04 AM
    If you can get it open one more time with the key you have replacing the lock shouldnt be a problem. Its when they arnt opened that becomes the issue since all the mechanics are on the inside. What could be done is buy a couple replacement tool box...
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    Today, 10:36 AM
    A small inaccurate spot that something is unavailable or discontinued and every body wants one the speculators start in and sales goes up. Better than any advertising
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    Yesterday, 10:40 PM
    I have IDed loads by a colored ring around primer and case joint with a sharpie. Only takes a few minutes to do and when an ammo carrier comes open in the stool or range box/bag they aree asy to sort as to 200/300 yds ammo and 600yds or chicken,...
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    Yesterday, 10:22 PM
    I started the rubber band after the second muzzle loader was brought to me double charged by accident, to have the loads pulled ad cleaned. All it does is signify there is a charge and ball loaded in the bore already. It comes off when I unload it...
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    Yesterday, 10:20 PM
    During muzzleloader season in Ohio my 50 cal renegade never left the truck. I fired a few rounds to check zero and cleaned it then another round to foul barrel and dry wiped. A day or 2 before season it then went in the truck. The evening before...
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    Yesterday, 09:53 PM
    Dang and I just moved mine into the safe with the Holland and Hollands Purdeys Foxes and LC Smiths. LOL
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    Yesterday, 05:23 PM
    Several have recomended the mallets, dead blows, lead hammers and such to open sprue plates. I perfer the light dead blow plastic mallets second is a small plastic cap mallet. I am considering making a lead hammer mould for such uses, something in...
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    Yesterday, 03:01 PM
    I have found ambient temp has only a little effect on the casting itself. You may need to adjust the thermostat a little higher or lower to compensate for it, let your lead thermometer be your guide. run the same temp as you normally do on the pot....
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    Yesterday, 12:47 AM
    I used a couple Lee 10lb bottom pours for pistol bullets and smaller rifle bullets with good results. One was casting the other reversed on the base on a stand for pre heat ment to fill bottom pot. This set up worked well and the only issue was...
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    12-01-2016, 04:42 PM
    I use a 20-1 lead tin alloy for my grease grooved and paper patched bullets that is working real well for me. Some are goping to a small amount of antimony also now. I havent tried it yet. My bullets are probably around 10 bhn. Ive never tested for...
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    12-01-2016, 03:56 PM
    Dondiego You michiganders can drink Vernors with out having to catch you breath again. But you are right Balistol has a unique smell to it.
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    12-01-2016, 03:54 PM
    Balistol is an old school cleaner presevative thats also water soluable. The containers give the dilution rate for diffrent aplications. It is very good at removing corrosive fouling from primers and early powders when mixed accordinly. I use 4...
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    12-01-2016, 02:40 PM
    I would contact Robars or Turnballs to see what they recomend for this project. Do you know who did the engraving, If it needs to be "freshened up" after the chromes removed the Hands that originally did it would be the best bet to touch it up....
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    12-01-2016, 02:27 PM
    A mixture similar to emmerts lube may be what your looking for here the original recipe is I have is 50% beeswax, 40% unsalted crisco, 10% canola oil. for softer lower beeswax and increase criso. Should be soft enough to just thumb into case mouth...
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    12-01-2016, 02:25 PM
    A mixture similar to emmerts lube may be what your looking for here the original recipe is I have is 50% beeswax, 40% unsalted crisco, 10% canola oil. for softer lower beeswax and increase criso. Should be soft enough to just thumb into case mouth...
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    11-30-2016, 10:43 PM
    Depending on the dies desighn and machine tool availability the damaged beck can be machined out and converted to a bushing die. More work and time is involved but on a die thats not replaceable its an option. I have converted standard dies to...
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    11-30-2016, 06:11 PM
    The ammo factories originally producing Paper Patched ammo are reputeded to have had the nicest machine for wrapping patches. They used teams of young ladies to wrap bullets. They wrapped on tables and were doing around 1000 bullets a day each.
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    11-30-2016, 06:00 PM
    The scratches may be able to be removed depending on how deep they are. A wood lap can be made at the needed dia to polish the neck up only. Make the actual lap portion of the dowel around 3" long and a light snug fit in the neck of the die. This...
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    11-30-2016, 12:23 AM
    Sorry about the confusion, Rufus. I'll be hunting with an 1894 in 38-55 and/or an 1892 in 38WCF this weekend. 45-70 Guide Gun backup gun will likely stay home for the first time in awhile. Going to be wet in S TX this weekend and backup gun will be...
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    11-29-2016, 05:00 PM
    My BPCR rifles have everal diffrent makers barrels on thm. The C Sharps Hepburn in 45-90 has a Green Mountain 1-18 twist and loves 500-550 grn bullets. The CPA Shilouette in 40-65 has a douglas 1-16 twist on it and loves 400-425 grn bullets. The...
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    11-29-2016, 04:50 PM
    The easiest way would be powder and wad, conpress, corn meal. wad lube cookie wad and bullet. Another would be to melt lube into felt wads and use those also. Grease /lube cookies and be made by simply melting spg or lube of choice in a pan with a...
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    11-29-2016, 04:37 PM
    I found this site looking for information on loading and other things. Like Str Mac I have rifles that see jacketed bullets and some that only have seen cast bullets their whole life. But then I got some that havent seen smokeless powder either....
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    11-29-2016, 12:10 AM
    With the tumble lubes and PC the grooves dont matter as much. ANother thing is to slug the barrels on your firearms and see what they are you may want to hone / lap the .308 die out to 309 or slightly bigger to get to .001 over groove dia.
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    11-28-2016, 06:10 PM
    One of the major reasons for these inexpensive rifles is the strides made in manufacturing in the last 20-30 years. In the late 1800s to early 1900s holding +/- .010 was state of the art on production equipment. From then to the early 50s +/- .005...
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    11-28-2016, 05:58 PM
    Another place to check is on older guns ( especially if left cocked for long periods) is the actual springs weakening. I would strip it down clean everything as well as possible and replace the springs. A sping kit from wulffs or S&W should be very...
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    11-28-2016, 01:26 PM
    Settling, stacking, or compressing with the drop tube happens wasnt sure what to call it above. But a charge dropped thru a drop tube sets lower in that case than one dropped threw just a funnel. A slow trickle thru the drop tubes increases this...
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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