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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 09:38 PM
    Which barrel length. The 41s are sought after and sort of scarce. I have one 7 1/2" barrel that's a tack driver with the right ammo it likes. It resides in the gun box and goes to the range always. Not sure what they are bringing now. In the end...
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    Today, 09:32 PM
    sooty cases may be a sighn that your brass needs annealed. hardened brass my not expand to seal the chamber.
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    Today, 07:35 PM
    If it is locked up then you cant get to the nipple or breech plug then it has to be removed from the front end. Ballistics in Scotland is correct in that a tube can be made into a face cutter to remove. If you can find tube that fits the bore and...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 02:42 PM
    You might try one of the CO2 gizmos for this first. If not one of the screw type pullers should get it, use one that's caliber specific with the alighnment disc above the screw. Maybe make up a rod special for it solid brass or steel 8"-10" longer...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 02:35 PM
    There are sites on line that sells the plastic tubing by the foot also. I have gotten what I needed from them in the past for projects. On a couple I rebuilt I used brass tubing from on line metals. Not original but it works and polished out its a...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 11:52 AM
    I would like the 45-70 starline cases Please. Will send PM shortly with questions and info.
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    Today, 11:48 AM
    Working up a Black Powder (BP) load isn't hard but it can be a long process at times if you test every different component. There are 4-5 different BPs, many wad selections ( and then there size),is size of), compression, desired velocity, bullet,...
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    Today, 11:01 AM
    One reason for the vague or no location may be security were talking about discussing firearms sometimes high dollar firearms and leaving location out may be a security thing, as these are at time high theft items. Another reason may be in some...
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    Today, 12:03 AM
    Mine to is green and the drop tube is threaded in its a 3 br model. I believe some were glued in place also. Mines thread is very snug fit.
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    Today, 12:00 AM
    I have restored some pretty rough moulds. There are some things to remember. think hard about metal removal. Stones sandpaper files even steel wool all remove material.Cast occasionally with it to see progress. If the cavity is bad sometimes a...
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    Yesterday, 10:33 PM
    Look hard at the finish on the screws for machine marks file marks and hammer marks. A lot of old screws wernt machined but were hand filed or hand forged, very silimalar to early nails. There may be a taper to them and this can be fun to cut as...
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    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    Agreed. Last time I was in there I was trying to find a couple of the 15 or so boxes of 45ACP reloads that I think are in there. Found some cool stuff while I was looking, tho. ;-)
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    Yesterday, 08:40 PM
    Loading room? I have a loading room? When I get some time I'll have to ask Siri where it is. I'm figuring out she's a pretty sharp gal!
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    Yesterday, 06:55 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Just asking ? in Cast Boolits
    One reason is the cast manufacturers tout hard alloys as best is they hold up better thru shipping. Same with the hard lubes they use. I started casting with wheel weights and lino mix for handguns and while they did shoot it was sometimes hit or...
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    Yesterday, 06:46 PM
    My lyman reamer is smooth on the bottom inside the flutes my lyman and Sinclair uniformers have a face cutting edge also to flatten and square the bottom of the pocket. WIth these loads opening the flash hole up helps keep the primers from backing...
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    Yesterday, 11:28 AM
    On a lot of my odds and ends projects Ive been using nu finish as a final polish media for buffing. A soft cloth and a little nu finish rub thru the drying stage and you cana have a mirror finish on aluminum pieces. In my vibratory polisher I use a...
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    Yesterday, 11:17 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Pepper Mills in Cookin' Recipe's
    Wood crafters used to have a pepper mill kit for wood turners. The grinder and parts were there and you made the wood outer. You could have a matching peppermill and rifle stock. Actually You could make a very nicely finished pepper mill and have it...
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    Yesterday, 11:05 AM
    On most precision parts we made we left .010-.015 stock and ground after heat treating annealing was done. This took care of any size changes and or warping that occurred. SOme parts were even cryogenically treated to stress relieve and normalize...
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    Yesterday, 10:45 AM
    country gent replied to a thread arbor press? in Our Town
    The big drawback to the hydraulic jack presses is the number of pumps required to do anything. With the mechanical geared presses its one pull thru normally, with the jack its a large number of pumps to press a bearing or broach thru and it starts...
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    Yesterday, 10:34 AM
    A reamer only cuts on the chamfer and sides its not bottom cutting. A drill can be sharpened flat to cut or on the cases I converted for wax bullet loads it can be ground piloted and flat. my drill for this has a .105 dia pilot and 118* drill point...
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    Yesterday, 10:24 AM
    country gent replied to a thread arbor press? in Our Town
    The one I made is about the same size as the Sinclair but much heavier in weight. My base plate is 1" thick 6" X 7" square. the upright post is 1" X 2" X 8" tall the sliding mount for the ram is 2" wide 2 1/2" tall and 4" long. this has a slot...
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    10-16-2017, 11:49 PM
    country gent replied to a thread arbor press? in Our Town
    In the shop the simple arbor press is used for many things pressing bushings and bearings into place, pressing sleeves in for repairs, driving broaches, driving a swage rod thru oil light bushings, straightening shafts, assembling press fit parts,...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    10-16-2017, 10:36 PM
    Neither, unless you like hunting down expensive brass. I load and cast for both, have hunted and taken game with both. Both excellent cartridges but there are other cartridges that do the job just as well with less fuss...but in the interests of...
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    10-16-2017, 10:09 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread arbor press? in Our Town
    I bought one to press rivets for knife handles awhile back. As I understand it's a basic tool with dozens of uses.
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    10-16-2017, 09:56 PM
    country gent replied to a thread arbor press? in Our Town
    Bench resters used arbor press in one form or another to load with straight line dies for years. I used a modified bottle capper press with Lee loader kits for several years instead of the mallet and heavy block. ( Dad got tired of the banging and...
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    10-16-2017, 09:42 PM
    Even if they annealed the cases should hold bullets maybe a little tighter than before as annealing softens the brass and removes lessens the spring back from sizing it. Were the original loads cast bullets or these jacketed bullets? I would...
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    10-16-2017, 09:40 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Stupid Cat!! in Our Town
    I miss my cats...but my aim is improving. ;-) My last few have been "feral conversions" but don't last long with the coyotes and dogs around here. They were all excellent mousers, wish I had one now with winter coming on. I have one that passes...
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    10-16-2017, 09:27 PM
    Can't imagine not living in Texas but I suspect I could get by in TN. I was born in Oak Ridge, or so I've been told. ;-) I think we're going to have another Amazon fulfillment center nearby and plenty of other growth going on as well. Texas isn't...
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    10-16-2017, 01:13 PM
    The paper cartridges for the early sharps and some muzzleloader cartridges were rolled from paper that was nitrate coated to burn much faster and cleaner than otherwise. This was done to aid the caps igniting the powder charge as pain paper might...
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    10-16-2017, 12:49 PM
    The one problem with the above mentioned cartridges is the recoil they generate. Back when they were in use troops usually had some shooting experience and training was easier to a point. Now the military is getting recruits who may never have...
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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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Northwest Ohio
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Tool and die maker

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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