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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:07 PM
    Look for dings and burrs on the magazine tube. or a deformed end ( lip on inside fron cutting pressure when made). Also is the spring straight or has it been coil bound over compressed and so in a c shape? Put the follower on a dowel ( Use tape to...
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    Yesterday, 03:41 PM
    Check the faces of the adjusters if they are concave faces you may not get to that small charge with them with out modifying the stems face. A flat faced stem should get down to that level in the pistol cavity drum on the RCBS uniflow. Or pick up a...
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    Yesterday, 03:19 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Building a dock in Our Town
    I would also consider putting the center row of barrels slightly lower than the outer rows. 2"-3" should be enough. This way the center supports more of the weight and the outers provide more stability to the dock. Also rubber pad the barrels were...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:13 PM
    Look for a redding/Forester super fast puller. I have several and they are simple to set up and use fast and quick.
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    Yesterday, 02:10 PM
    The RCBS summit drops primers out the bottom also into a little cup or a piece can be made to hold a length of tubing and ran into a jug. My Summit does good on catching the primers with what little Ive deprimed on it.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:06 AM
    Yep That's a factory crimp mark. Factories crimp are more of a stake than a end crimp.
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    12-13-2017, 11:37 PM
    Loading for a semi auto or bolt gun ( levers and pumps may also have an affect on brass due to some issues). The M1A/M14 is hard on 308 7.62 brass. Ive seen commercial and lapua heads pulled out of square with them. ARs are also hard on 223 556...
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    12-13-2017, 01:07 AM
    For strictly decapping I would look at one of the hand decappers, benefits are size its hand held light and handy, It can be used almost anywhere since it isn't bolted down or so awkward to use. And they take up very little space. I have one in my...
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    12-13-2017, 12:05 AM
    I modify my ladle handles by putting a stop collar on them and locking it so the head is heavy end. This gives me a "hook" for the edge of the pot, keeps the ladle from sliding in on my big pot if its bumped.
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    12-12-2017, 11:54 PM
    Been trimming brass to square it up and deburring chamfering it. started with a batch of 500 starline 45-70 since the trimmer was set up for it already. Now working thru the 44-40. I'm debating on deburring the flash hoes as all ive looked at are...
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    12-12-2017, 11:49 PM
    another difference in the different papers is the "fillers and coatings" in them. Heavier papers have more clay and coating for finish. These can soften paper when wetted to wrap. Another with the thicker papers is they don't cut as well or as...
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    12-12-2017, 11:21 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Snow Blower Lube in Our Town
    Pam also works good in the grass catchers on my grass hopper. But if you pack it full nothing slides it out.
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    12-12-2017, 10:48 AM
    I would polish the cavities by lapping them very lightly with tooth paste simichrome polish or flitz. A sharp square edge can cause a mould to grip or not release the bullets as can a rough surface. The above polishes will just smooth the surfaces...
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    12-12-2017, 12:23 AM
    A light lapping with tooth paste may help some. clean vent lines with a scribe or awl ice pick. As a last ditch stone a small bevel on top edge of blocks under the sprue plate. this makes a final vent line right at the top. ...
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    12-12-2017, 12:13 AM
    It should be good like it is for shooting, I would make sure that the scope isn't included in gripping handling the rifle in front of the front ring though. A set of offset rings might allow for the front barrel block to be used, or a long block...
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    12-12-2017, 12:06 AM
    Several I regreat letting go are a Remington 700 varmint (early 80s made) in 243 win. It was one of the best shooting out of the box rifles I owned. with 90grn bullets it would put 5 rounds touching all day long. A 28 gage 870 that was a dream to...
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    12-11-2017, 11:56 PM
    My berretta 9s was a poor performer with .356 dia bullets cast, plated or jacketed. going up to .358-.359 really tightened groups up for me. This not only gave a better fit of the bullet in the bore but also a better fit of the loaded round in the...
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    12-11-2017, 11:38 PM
    I started working on the compression stem today. Will finish it tomorrow. Things are coming together nicely.
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    12-11-2017, 11:34 PM
    For what you want Id look at IMR 4895 or Varget to start with. These should burn clean and consistently, giving low extreme spreads and standard deviations. Another that might work well is IMR 3031. I would recommend...
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    12-11-2017, 02:54 PM
    Got my bullets today from Baco. 50 of the 210 grn roundnose flat point and 50 of the 222 grn hollow based roundnose flat point. These will be the first 2 bullets I test in the Henery Original. The Hollow based looks interesting as it has a big flat....
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    12-10-2017, 12:04 PM
    Look in the machinists hand book. It may list it outright or it gives a formula to calculate tap drill size. Another is to Look at tap makers websites they may have a chart that gives the Tap Drill for 75% threads.
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    12-10-2017, 10:13 AM
    I believe I would buy him a gift certificate to one of the better mail order supply shops. Midways, grafs, Mid South, titan or such. This way he can pick what he wants and make the informed decisson. As to attitude...
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    12-10-2017, 10:00 AM
    Most don't recommend slower powders for the garand or M1A/M14. a lot say nothing slower than IMR4064 or IMR4320 to keep port pressures inline. They also don't recommend bullets heavier than 180 grns normally for the same reasons. American eagle,...
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    12-10-2017, 12:29 AM
    You might try the lyman 4571214? 405 grn round nose over enough 2 ff to give .090-.100 compression with a .030-.060 wad to protect the base of the bullet. Use a lube for black powder. SPG is good as is emmerts improved if you want to make your own....
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    12-09-2017, 11:07 PM
    The biggest issue will be getting the old glue out so the new can bond to the wood and not the old glue. Otherwise its a straight forward job.
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    12-09-2017, 10:56 PM
    A block of stainless, mill and end mill should make the proper chips quick and easy. Convetional mill at the depth you want the chips width and step over the thickness you want them. A fly cutter or carbide face mill might do well also. Another that...
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  • Knarley's Avatar
    12-09-2017, 09:51 PM
    A full case of powder will get you nothing but trouble........
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  • country gent's Avatar
    12-09-2017, 02:30 PM
    OlDeuce, Might I inquire as to your load data is? A starting point will be greatly appreciated as there isn't a lot of BP Data available any more. LOL
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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