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    Today, 09:36 PM
    If your handles use a shoulder bolt at the hinge join it may not be the thread but wear between head and the 2 handles combined. Here a new shoulder bolt may do the trick or just a small amount at a time removed from where the nut bottoms on it....
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    Today, 09:23 PM
    The biggest thing is stop thinking about it, Dont dwell on it. You will subconsciously talk yourself into shooting the wide shot every time. Dont dwell on the bad shots but on the good shots. The mind is a powerful tool
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    Today, 02:28 PM
    Something to keep in mind unless the screw really needs to be hardened soft is better, This way the screw wears and not the holes female threads. Its easier on tooling also. A soft screw is easier to remove it breaks. ...
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    Today, 02:15 PM
    Im thinking the grooves wet wrap and bac smear and heavier paper may be hindering the paper release from the bullet. I shoot paper patched BP rounds and I use Seth Cole 55W (a shade under .002 thick) dry wrapped tight. The bullets are smooth sided ...
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    Today, 02:06 PM
    The biggest thing is to keep a good "book" so patterns and results are shown over several days. The longer these are kept the better the data becomes. For long range knowing the zeros for a given range, at long range a small miscalculation in...
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    Today, 01:44 PM
    I have one of the early rcbs units with the charger separate from the scales, an IR connection reads the scales. It is slow tricking the charge for a 308 up from zero ( around 41 grns) but was accurate. What worked much better was to drop a charge...
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    Today, 01:13 PM
    I have the gem pro 250 and its been a great scales. Its got .02 grn resolution. I bought mine when they were $125.00. My only issue is trickling up as it takes a little to fet it started again once it settles
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    Today, 01:04 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Ruger mki target in Rimfire Area
    Other than the assembly disassembly to test check the trigger as you go, job isnt hard to do and a few fine stones and light oil will do a fine job. I did my 8" mark 2 worked down with stones close setting length of pull / break and weight. The a...
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    Today, 12:53 PM
    Some of the bigger vendors here have a cable set up they run thru the trigger guards and only remove to allow handing. it has a joint every 18" or so. Keeps things secured but again every showing requires removal. Most shows have guards at the doors...
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    Today, 12:14 PM
    Notice now how the side of the nipple base is parallel to the cut out on the stock, a much more professional look than before. Plus it looks like the cap will get a much more direct flatter hit from hammer. Better ignition and the solid even hit...
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    Yesterday, 11:44 PM
    If you go the lathe bored route use a solid carbide boring bar. They are much stiffer this cuts down a lot on tool flex and chatter. Boring a cavity requires a small bar and the shortest stiffest is best. For cutting nose...
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    Yesterday, 10:06 PM
    Larry not to hi jack the thread but for awhile in my long range / coarse rifle at 600 yds I shot a Starke 6 mm vld flat based 105 grn ( while it was available wish Id stocked a bigger supply). At 600 it gave better scores and wind bucking than the...
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    Yesterday, 04:57 PM
    country gent replied to a thread rifle barrels in Our Town
    Ive burnt up a few krieger barrels shooting NRA high power. My M1As wore them. M ARs have kiegers, and a lilja on them my match rife wore a hart otc contour. This rifle did double duty Across the course and long range. Other rifles have shilen ( a...
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    Yesterday, 04:42 PM
    It isnt the subsonic or the supersonic velocities that are a problem its the transition in flight between the 2 that is. Your 45-70 isnt showing it because its staring out sub sonic and staying there all the way to the target. When a bullet foes...
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    02-14-2020, 08:08 PM
    Not familiar with those 2 measures, Some use a shelf edge for off press mounting, a small c clamp on the back some use 2 screws to hold it tight to the shelf. Here would be the lymann 55, Belding and mulls, Harrels and some Redding measures that...
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    02-14-2020, 07:50 PM
    One crude test is to spread a bed sheet under and in front of the rifle and shoot a few rounds look for unburnt powder laying there on it. With the moderate charge of powder and bullet weight of...
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    02-14-2020, 08:33 AM
    Before lapping or fire lapping I would recommend slugging it as best you can to see what you are working with. If its a tight bore good if its large already you van only Lapp it bigger not smaller.
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    02-14-2020, 07:34 AM
    In a single shot action where camming and extraction can be weaker"that taper is a plus.
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    02-13-2020, 08:35 PM
    Cast Iron is tricky and requires some special techniques to weld. Pre heat, finding ALL the cracks and drilling small holes at each end, veeing out for the filler.slow cooling, Then when all done you still arnt sure you got all the cracks and how...
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    02-13-2020, 08:16 PM
    I would recommend handling several different models and see what you like and what fits you best. Another consideration will be stock style, a traditional hunting style, varmint,bench rest, or position...
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    02-13-2020, 08:05 PM
    Most of the needed equipment can be made at home. a expander will need to be made fr the new bullet dia. A compression die is handy and can be the same you use for GG bullets. To make your template for cutting patches cut a...
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    02-13-2020, 02:05 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Well got the senco collated screw gun yesterday. This will be a plus for the wall sheeting and ceiling. Uses a 50 screw strip ( silicone rubber type strip) and feeds the screws as needed. Nice looking tool that should make short use of the 2000...
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    02-13-2020, 12:01 PM
    I would pull the drum and make a .002-.003 washer from steel shim stock and re install. this should move the nipple about 1 hour back and keep everything tight. Blue or brown the washer to match install with light coat of grease on threads and...
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    02-13-2020, 11:47 AM
    even a standard M1 should only be removed from the stock a little as possible. The way the action rotates out damages bedding wood or fiberglass. When cleaning the rifle se a cradle and clean it upside down so solvents and fouling run out not into....
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    02-12-2020, 10:37 PM
    Not truly traditional on a handgun but there used to be spring loaded hoods for rifles maybe one of those fitted to the front sight. It would protect the sight from blast, and also glare
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    02-12-2020, 10:36 PM
    Not truly traditional on a handgun but there used to be spring loaded hoods for rifles maybe one of those fitted to the front sight. It would protect the sight from blast, and also glare
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    02-12-2020, 10:07 PM
    Shoot some rounds thru it, cleaning every 1-3 rounds. I would also start with lighter loads. Bet it smooths out.
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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