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    Yesterday, 10:50 PM
    My rule of thumb for a Marlin/Remlin is to use a .460 boolit.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:49 PM
    Today that wood tray would probably cost more to make than the primers in it do. A lot of things the packaging cost more than the product in it. Canned food products are one.
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    Yesterday, 10:44 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Dog opened dove season! in Our Town
    Good girl! Dove shouldn't tease a dog like her!
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:42 PM
    On the moulds I made I didn't cut the grooves truly "Square" but gave them a 5* draft angle. on the short section of the groove it didn't show but did aid release and kept mould from breaking driving bands when bullet released. While not visible to...
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    Yesterday, 10:36 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Opioid/heroin crisis? in Our Town
    Several years ago I was (over)prescribed Hydrocodone for several weeks after a back injury. Insurance company refused to authorize surgery. I had no idea what I was doing; took one so I could get moving in the morning and another to sleep at night....
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    Yesterday, 10:33 PM
    Measure the neck on a fired case outside dimension and compare to the loaded rounds neck dia. The throat isn't where the problem will be but in the neck portion of the chamber itself, if the case cant open to release the bullet then pressures rise...
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    Yesterday, 05:48 PM
    more important to the ARs and M14/M1as brass is not overly pushing the shoulder back. adjust the sizing die to bump the shoulder back .002-.003 from fired cases. this gives the shoulder clearance to function. Most will allow for the body sized in...
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    Yesterday, 05:27 PM
    A lot of Minnie balls had grooves similar to those. some have the grease grooves cut at a slight angle front and back to aid in release from the mould. then there are the u shaped or rounded grooves. It may help but I...
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    Yesterday, 05:14 PM
    A cleaning jag and a damp patch works well. Windshield washer fluid is cheap, and evaporates quickly. Run one down each tube between each stage.
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    Yesterday, 05:13 PM
    It wouldn't be conclusive but would tell / confirm for the 1 gun tested. It would take a multitude of guns ammo and extensive testing cronographing, documenting and test firing done under controlled conditions otherwise.
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    Yesterday, 03:58 PM
    Would be an interesting thing to try, one of the small lee presses set up with titans tourque wrench handle ( this is for crimping) seat a few primers adjusting torque to where you want the primers. This would seat each primer to the same ft lbs set...
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    Yesterday, 03:52 PM
    Johnch The way the military did this was a very involved process. But it added between 3-4 lbs weight to a m14 stock. These were mtch stocks and the epoxy finish was meant to help stiffen strengthen and stabilize the walnut stocks. ...
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    Yesterday, 03:25 PM
    Back years ago when some enterprising high power shooters started working with 80 grn bullets and the long vlds in 223 they were tested in bolt rifles. When they proved out as being the equal t 30 cal at 600yds the service rifle shooters started...
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    Yesterday, 11:44 AM
    I have several friends and also police offers both retired and working in Toledo and they claim the heroin opoids is worse now than it ever was. Loke a lot of things at some point users get bit by it. Its not a question of if but of when. Poor...
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    Yesterday, 11:12 AM
    I have one old mold that's casting .008 oversized, I suspect sometime in its past it was a little small and some heavy hands lapped it. I made a lee style push thru sizer with 2 sizer rings in it one is the first takes the bullet down to with in...
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    06-17-2018, 11:35 PM
    We used a dorm sized refrigerator for storing welding rods and some other moisture sensitive materials. Mounted a light socket in it and a 10 watt bulb. always on. This was enough to keep the rods and things dry and useable.
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    06-17-2018, 11:26 PM
    I have done it with bottle caps and a couple nuts on a set screw. find center of the cap drill the hole snug for the set screw. install the nuts so flats line up and 1 wrap of thin tape around them to seal the groove between them. Coat set screw and...
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    06-17-2018, 11:12 PM
    I made some 38 wax bullet cases and to differentiate between them and standard ( Flash holes were also opened up to .100 dia) I ground a drill bit with a .100 pilot .150 long and the correct dia for large pistol primers. When I opened up the flash...
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    06-17-2018, 07:15 PM
    Made it to the range today. Shot some 405gr. flat base, 405 hollow base & 405 hollow base with wads. Starline brass annealed, 70gr./weight, FFg Old "E" drop tubed and compressed .060 gasket material wad. All out of Pedersoli 45-70 34" bbl. Flat...
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    06-17-2018, 06:18 PM
    15 meter The older double bits were true double bits not double edges. One edge was slightly thicker and sharpened for splitting the other was thinner and sharpened for chopping and cutting. I have the family axe that was passed down from great...
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    06-17-2018, 06:12 PM
    I would bet there are now gunsmiths out there that have never drilled and tapped for a external adjustment scope. Theres a lot more involved is this job than just drilling tapping 4 holes on location. barrel wall thickness / contour. some of the...
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    06-17-2018, 05:27 PM
    That was a part of the story in the movie shooter also. A bullet fired from his rifle was recovered PP and used to ssasinate a religious figure next to the president.
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    06-17-2018, 01:48 PM
    I prefer to shoot as cast or size as little as possible. I have seen bullets sized down quite a bit and still be accurate. .004 should be okay to size down with out a lot of deformation. Measure some known items with your caliper ( dowel pins,...
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    06-17-2018, 01:05 PM
    country gent started a thread Interesting news in Our Town
    Bought a new to me magazine yesterday. Legendary Arms. Pretty good . One article tells of a very rare 1911 coming up for aution from the estate of a Colonels personal firearms documented use in WW2. This is a singer made 1911 and supposedly in very...
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    06-16-2018, 07:56 PM
    How about a 8 ft cross cut saw on the wall and an old buck saw under it. Pieces of history that need to be remebered
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    06-16-2018, 10:56 AM
    On a bore riding bullet the soft heavy bullet expands to seal the bore under pressure the paper rips the rifling and imparts spin to the bullet. The paper is intact in the barrel. The base wads also expand to seal the barrel. Recovered patches come...
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    06-16-2018, 10:28 AM
    An hatchet should cut thru them pretty well you just need to go deep enough on each side to be able to bend and break them. For easy of the cut a large hammer can be used to drive the hatchet in a straight line easier than swinging it
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    06-16-2018, 10:23 AM
    Not sure how annealing will work with the plated brass. Some considerations are different expansion rates between brass and nickel. difference in the heat points of the 2 materials. For the amount your expanding I would try it...
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    06-16-2018, 10:14 AM
    You might try mixing with beeswax to firm it up some its pretty soft as is. I would try a very small amount in a double boiler melt the beeswax and add the bore butter to see if it blends. if so experiment with ratios to get the desired hardness and...
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    06-16-2018, 01:43 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Sos ! in Cookin' Recipe's
    We made it with hamburger or dried beef ( not both) fry the burger or dried beef in butter and add flour brown it all and add milk to the desired thickness. Season with salt and pepper. A little sage adds flavor also. I haven't tried the ready...
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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