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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 01:46 PM
    It would work mounting solid might be tricky but could be done. The thing to so would be go to a larger dia drum that's shorter in length. This would keep the surface feet per minute of the drum higher with the lower rpms giving better action...
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    Today, 12:48 AM
    Add a couple riser blocks soldered to base and a side pin on the safety knob the safety would be useable also.
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    Yesterday, 09:30 PM
    I'm in the process of putting up a new larger garage right now. part of this new building is a hobby shop ( bought the lathe, mill and a lot of tooling already) So a lot of that expensive tooling will be made here. I have a C-Sharps highwall 38-55...
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    Yesterday, 09:20 PM
    I have metered unique with several measures Harrels shutzen model, very good .1 grn or less. redding br 30 also very good at .1, belding and mull good but slow, rcbs uniflow large drum (only one I have) with micrometer adjustment. Fair.2 grns . ...
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    Yesterday, 08:52 PM
    It could be an off centered chamber or one not cut parallel to the bore. How does it measure round or egg shaped? measure with good mics at 90* at one point. Another is how are the dimensions as to specs. If large then it may have been a tail...
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    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    Sorry I got the title wrong. I'm interested in these rifles and may build one in the future. I have his other mentioned above and feel its very good on the info. So I went with this one also. Theres always room on the shelves for one more book....
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    Yesterday, 06:17 PM
    Thin Man, I see that here to with autions. Guns hunting gear and reloading equipment usually bring more than new cost. Its the new buyers they have the mentality its a contest and wont lose out. I don't know how many times Ive heard I won that one...
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    Yesterday, 06:00 PM
    Yesterday I ordered a book Ive been wanting for awhile. Randolh S Wrights Loading and shooting the Shutzen rifle. Hoping its as good and informative as his Loading and shooting the Paper Patched bullet A Beginners Guide is. Simply more information...
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    Yesterday, 05:40 PM
    I have read that the shooters knew how many buffalos a day the skinners could skin and put that number down. A green hide was probably 200lbs or a little more before drying. Even if a "press was built to compress the hides they would be bulky hair...
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    Yesterday, 03:02 PM
    One problem with using processed meats is the lack of fluids in the material, hence not the same hydrolic effect on the bullets as live animals. it might be better to cast the ham femur into 20% ballistics gel and test that way.
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    Yesterday, 02:56 PM
    While it wouldn't be unusual for the pins to be forged and machined as part of the frame on a piece from this time period especially since the holes arnt 100% ( flats on top of pins matching the frame). drills and reamers were expensive to make and...
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    Yesterday, 12:12 PM
    I would look for a steel die and polish it out to where it sizes the thinnest brass to what you want, then a expander to remove the thicker cases extra. In this way you wont be over sizing your brass and opening it back up again. Benefits will be...
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    02-16-2018, 08:13 PM
    I have used paste waxes on guns for rust prevention in inclimate weather before. I also use SPG bullet lube as a protector on my BPCRs bores and outside ( a very thin coat. I save the patches used to wipe bullet bases.) The 50-50 beeswax alox lube...
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    02-16-2018, 04:12 PM
    The AR is gas operated you need a certain volume of gas thru the port to the bolt to cycle it reliably. Work up the load a little and see if it improves. A crimp may improve burn some. In the AR you may need to go to a rifle type powder to get...
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    02-16-2018, 03:02 AM
    Sounds like my loading room. I'll never admit how much cool stuff I've "found" in there.
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    02-16-2018, 02:54 AM
    Reamed primer pockets on ~300 more 9mm brass. I have no idea why I continue processing 9mm brass. I don't shoot it all that much. I probably have 1500 ready to load, and about 700 loaded. Add that to probably 2000 more pieces untouched. Maybe...
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    02-15-2018, 06:18 PM
    Good evening gentleman, I was just on Lymans web site ( ordered some parts for a #55 powder measure I'm converting to Black powder use). Did a little looking around also. The new presses look good. But what...
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    02-15-2018, 05:35 PM
    That will do the job with a little set up work. The biggest thing is getting everything square and true to start with. Don't just clamp it up and go. indicate the cylinder pin in in both axis. make sure your square and true. This may take some...
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    02-15-2018, 02:42 PM
    How much does the stock need? a 90 or 95% inletted finished stock may be easier than from a rough blank. Even the semi finished will need to be out of your control for some time, fitting, sanding scrapping, and then finishing. Depending on finish a...
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    02-15-2018, 02:34 PM
    Another way to look at it is this. With good detailed advice working slowly he learns something and gains another part of a skill. What used to be called an apprenticeship. With the same advice he can decide if he wants to tackle the project or...
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    02-15-2018, 12:26 PM
    I believe some of the early creedmore guns had the rear sight mounted on a block inlet into the comb just infront of the buttplate for the position where they laid on back and rifle ran down the leg. This was to get the sight closer to the eye when...
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    02-15-2018, 12:21 PM
    I would set it up in an end mill. using the cylinder pin to indicate into square in both directions. Reason being the frame cut out may or may not be square its clearance for the cylinder. The cylinder pin is the pin that locates center. the 2...
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    02-15-2018, 12:57 AM
    I sweep up the brass on indoor ranges for a different reason than most do. Having mobility issues walking on the brass gives me real issues. But then I also sweep up the brass before I leave. Even in my wheelchair brass gives us problems under the...
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    02-14-2018, 10:14 PM
    How involved do you want to get with sights. LRBPCR in Canada allows the number 1 to be used and they fit them with a special mount and safety knob with a tang mounted vernieer and globe front sight. This requires the mount / base to be fabricated...
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    02-14-2018, 09:51 PM
    An old college size refrigerator can make a good storage cabinent as the doors don't latch tightly and will open to release pressure. they also maintain temps pretty well being insulated. Desicant packs or a simple electric rod can be installed to...
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    02-14-2018, 05:40 PM
    i Interesting and usefull. Like MM above I prefer my sticks and bench sticks if on the bench. Fr ork ups off the bench a heavy front rest may be used also. In the book on Chesty Puller it tells of...
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    02-14-2018, 01:17 PM
    a lot of these single shot 22s were either boys rifles or butcher rifles. The boys used them pretty hard a lot of times. The butcher rifles were used to put animals down for butchering small light and handy was the main requirement as shots were...
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    02-14-2018, 12:20 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Used Marlin 30-30 in Leverguns
    Good points, DP. I generally engage the safety when unloading my newer Marlins. Seems 336 prices are a regional thing, a gun that would go for $600+ around here will gather dust asking $350 in other places. Don't worry about the wood, Marlin hasn't...
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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