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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 05:02 PM
    I have made my own from .060 x 1" x 12" brass stock from the hobby store. Cut out the basic shape of the spoon with the handle left the remaining 12" long then on a shot bag or forming iron slowly form the bowl of the spoon then lightly form a...
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    Yesterday, 04:53 PM
    I have a few heavy dewy rods that work well. They are 5/16 coated steel 1 piece rods. I use a derlin rod for wiping at the range. I also have a Montana extreme rod that .300 dia? and 50+ inches long coated 1 piece thats real good but a pain to...
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    Yesterday, 12:51 PM
    Measure Tubes can be made from hobby store brass tubing and off the shelf hardware store parts. I have made a bunch of them for my measures. Bill of materials is as follows. 1 ea 1/2" of X.015 wall brass tubing 4" long, 1 ea 15/32 X .015 brass...
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    Yesterday, 12:33 PM
    Several things to do here before the mods start. You want to be sure where the problems actually are, before polishing or removing material. I'm assuming this is a new to you mould. Start by cleaning it very good with solvent then soap and water...
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    03-22-2017, 07:21 PM
    I have only did one octagon barrel and I did it in a big milwalkee horizontal mill. Its what we had in the shop. It had a double 1" black oil coolant flow that kept every thing cool and lubricated. set it up in a dividing head and tail stock with a...
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    03-22-2017, 03:52 PM
    One of mine was cracked thru and leaking I used lexan of the right thickness and cut out my own. A small piece of glass could be cut also if it can be found. Though Ive never had my luck cutting glass. I believe the Belding and Mulls visible is...
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    03-22-2017, 03:47 PM
    Lymans cast bullet manual list silver as an alloy to lead at a low percentage ( sounds like a little goes a long ways here). A small amount wouldn't be hard to melt with a propane torch in the ladle and add in to the molten metal while fluxing. In a...
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    03-22-2017, 12:15 PM
    As has been said testing will tell a lot, Not only wad materials but thickness may matter also. I normally use a Napa rubber fiber gasket material for the over powder wad then compress to depth and and 2 tracing paper wads on top of it to insure...
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    03-22-2017, 12:07 PM
    I will shoot reloads from close friends I know very well. (usually in their guns LOL). They may want another set of eyes hands and person when testing loads or a firearm or some such. Unknown reloads get weighted for an idea then disassembled if I...
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    03-22-2017, 11:02 AM
    The taper locks holds the tool, the tang on the end is so the boss on the end of the thread can remove it is all. If the spindle isn't holding the the tooling from spinning then its worn out and either needs replaced or reamed slightly deeper to...
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    03-21-2017, 10:18 PM
    Wiping the hopper and measure down with a dryer sheet may help some if its a static issue. Almost sounds like damp powder. The other ting to try might be a pusher in the hopper. A disc that just slides freely in the hopper with a rod and weight on...
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    03-21-2017, 09:41 PM
    Ive read several times of silver being added to lead for alloies for bullets in old accounts the only ratio Ive seen listed in these accounts was a silver dime to 20 lbs lead in a old account. I believe that silver acts as tin in an alloy making it...
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    03-21-2017, 12:44 AM
    That's an interesting desighn. Ive never seen one like it. Thanks for showing it. With manufacturing techniques and equipment available in 1946 it would have been easy enough to make. The none dampened beam and having to set with weights would both...
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    03-21-2017, 12:33 AM
    I have a hornet, several 223s, a 22-250, a 220 swift and a couple 243s. When working around farms and animals shooting wood chucks. Ive received complaints of the 243, 22-250, often, the Swift is only used in the fields away from buildings and...
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    03-20-2017, 11:11 PM
    357,44 mag 45 Long colt, will all work in a rifle for deer at the closer ranges, 308 will do well as will the 7.62X39 for cast only loads. The big plus to the 7.62X39 is its powder capacity is close for cast bullets. the old timers that were meant...
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    03-20-2017, 10:55 PM
    country gent replied to a thread value of guns in Our Town
    Go to the online firearms auction sites and look at closed auctions to see what they brought. Also if there are auction houses in your area ask with them. Wander the gun shows and see what they are bringing.
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    03-20-2017, 10:52 PM
    Those old plumbers pots are great for smelting and casting both. The pot on it appears to be a steel ladle pot that will hold close to 100lbs of alloy. This pot should be about ideal and being formed steel very solid and safe. The other pot appears...
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    03-20-2017, 08:13 PM
    There are actually 3 levels in most manuals. If you have the #1 or other top pressure models then you don't know which is most accurate till you test them. The Black powder duplication loads are for the older weaker actions The mid level loads are...
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    03-20-2017, 07:47 PM
    They are a work of craftsman ship. Basically a version of the culliver conversion done on lyman 55s. Very smmoth operation Interchangable powder hoppers/bottles, and sinclairs sells a conversion to use hodgdons and some other powder bottles on them....
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    03-20-2017, 07:43 PM
    You can do it with a hacksaw but care is needed and be prepared when the cut is deep enough to release the dovetail it will grab pinch the blade. You need to put the cut in where it wont get into the dovetails angle. then cut flat and parallel to...
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    03-20-2017, 07:24 PM
    I would try a piece of 1/4" X1 1/2" steel flat stock for a guide and a knife. Put a couple layers of tape on the bottom of the flat bar to protect the finish. clamp in position with a couple c clamps. Sharpen a knife and stone the top of the point...
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    03-20-2017, 12:30 PM
    Youi can try a more gradual lead into the die it should help and mal allow for better seating of the gas check. Another is to polish the lead and junction between lead and die bright and smooth. a light radious breaking the sharp edge between them...
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    03-19-2017, 02:14 PM
    In town or a animal that's destroying stock ( the family next doors pet) the paint ball gun might be a good in between. Hit it with the paintball and send him home then call sheriff or animal control let them know what color and where the animals is...
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    03-19-2017, 11:10 AM
    I just Bought one in the box with instruction sheet at the local gun show for $10.00 yesterday. Instructions say to use straight 30 weight motor oil. My settles faster than the 5-10 rcbs I have that's magnetically dampened. It dosnt seem to be...
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    03-19-2017, 11:03 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Autoscale in Reloading Equipment
    I had one of the AMT years ago it does a good job but I found it slow weighing full rifle charges. I started dropping light charges then starting it to speed it up. as to the power supply I don't remember what it was and Ive long ago sold the unit...
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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