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    Today, 12:22 AM
    What are your jags and brushes made of? Using a copper remover and brass brushes jags the solvent not only attacks the fouling but the brushes and jags giving the dirty patches impression. On an older bore it may be build ups from over the years. ...
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    Yesterday, 05:23 PM
    Another is some of the new nitride plating's and other plating's being done. Increased surface hardness longer wear and self lubricating.
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    Yesterday, 05:17 PM
    I can remember when lino type was the preferred metal and considered to be a for ever thing. With the new printing and internet Lino is hard to fins any more. With the changes in wheel weights going on in the industry ( zinc steel plastic stick...
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    Yesterday, 05:09 PM
    Ergonomics is a big part of any equipment used. Handles that fit the hand controls and adjustment in easy reach. A lot of thought and testing go into this when working up a new item. A Having to reach stretch for the machine is tiring and...
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    Yesterday, 04:45 PM
    Lead can be added the full length of the channel of desired. Keep it under the wood line so it doesn't touch barrel. As stated above a hole can be drill in butt stock and lead added there also. The big thing isn't to just add weight but to keep the...
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    Yesterday, 04:29 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Used moulds in Casting Equipment
    A light cleaning with a tooth brush and dish soap will remove a lot. I draw a point thru the vent lines to clean them, bamboo skewer, pencil, awl, scribe all work to clear the vent lines. Use a light touch. Very fine steel wool backed on a flat...
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    Yesterday, 12:50 PM
    With a little time and practice sights can be made with hand tools. A front sight with a small base and the rear sight with base can be soldered or glued on. Draw up what you think you want and then find a bar of stock that's cross section is big...
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    Yesterday, 11:46 AM
    When selecting powders to tet I sit down with all my manuals and find the data in each. make note of the powders that are in the most of them and its starting max charges for each. It stands to reason the powders listed in all the manuals ( not...
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    Yesterday, 11:39 AM
    A lot make their own barrel vises and bushings. I made mine in a short time and its way heavier than needed. Materials list 2 X 2 1/2 X 16" cold rolled steel 3/4"...
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    04-20-2019, 08:14 PM
    I have seen clandestine ammo with the groove but the groove removed the head stamp so it couldn't be ID,. I believe some south African martinis and other rifles were set up to need this groove to allow firing pin to hit primer. Helped heep the...
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    04-20-2019, 08:07 PM
    Does it have a tailstock?
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    04-20-2019, 08:02 PM
    While that rifle in the picture doesn't do anything for me, Nope not going to make a bid on it for any reason. I also have to wonder when this conversion was done ( how old it is now). A perspective to consider is How many Springfields, mausers and...
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    04-20-2019, 11:40 AM
    The front knurl is to snug ( don't really want to say tighten) the aperture into the sight. The rear is to adjust the aperture size. These are normally fairly stiff so recoil don't jar them around. You might try plugging the opening off with rolled...
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    04-20-2019, 11:24 AM
    Not offended or disturbed here. I only felt doing some actual testing first hand would give you an idea f whats involved. The legends, fables, or " history" of the legendary bufflo rifles brings this to light every so often. In reality the...
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    04-19-2019, 10:52 PM
    When I make a drop tube I polish the inside of the tube with 800 up to 1500 grit paper flaps then flitz or simichrome on soft flannel. This gives a mirror smooth finish and removes burrs and smooths rough areas from the extrusion process. only takes...
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    04-19-2019, 04:55 PM
    I would recommend first finding a load that's up to the task and learning its abilities. DO some shooting on steel gongs at the actual distances. This shows you How LONG time of flight is how wind pushes the bullets and last what shooter errors...
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    04-19-2019, 02:31 PM
    I have a couple for new reloaders and casters from experience. 1) keep detailed notes on what your doing, what has worked what didn't Casting, temps alloys preheats style...
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    04-19-2019, 02:18 PM
    That cut off end of the barrel used to be drilled for 2 or 3 pins then cut off and made into a false muzzle for starting bullets in top end target muzzle loaders
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    04-19-2019, 02:13 PM
    I have a buddy who diesels his spring cocker air gun. he packs a pellets skirt with Vaseline and fires it the compression ignites the vaseleine or mix he uses and gains him another 200 fps or so. I have heard of lighter fluid being used also for...
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    04-19-2019, 02:02 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Used moulds in Casting Equipment
    A hands on inspection is best. Not saying your gentleman will do it but pics angles lighting and focus can distort or hide damage or the extent of it. My thought on this are on Lee moulds they need to be good at the purchase point of a new lee...
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    04-19-2019, 12:07 PM
    I think Id leave it also not because of blemishes but more nostalgia, A lot of price stickers had the shop or stores name on them and the price itself is interesting and helps to date the box
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    04-18-2019, 09:47 PM
    A Springfield model 15 single shot 22 was at my Grandmothers all off the grandkids used off and on. A very simple rifle that had to be cocked manually. Small light and inexpensive it fell into what a lot call butcher rifles today. Took a lot of...
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    04-18-2019, 09:37 PM
    Not sure what lube it could be as to lube but removing the stain may be hard. Maybe leave as badge of use. You might try a little hopes 9 or other solvent but I doubt it will remove the stain.
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    04-18-2019, 09:25 PM
    I tried triple 7 in 45-70 when it first came out with GG bullets. It performed well but velocity was higher than expected. It should work okay. test it and see. you may need to go to a groove dia paper patch though. In the past modern cartridges...
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    04-18-2019, 11:47 AM
    When pouring and casting ingots its amazing the temp drop over the pour. Most moulds while running 700*-750* lead at a medium pace may only get to 350*-400*. Another help to the ingot moulds is while aluminum they are a cast aluminum which helps...
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    04-18-2019, 11:31 AM
    I have used sections of barrels for gages and other parts. When my .243 course gun was built the short length of barrel became a shoulder throat neck gage. Gunsmith set it up and chambered it so that the shoulder neck and throat were in it. I can...
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    04-17-2019, 10:54 PM
    At molten lead temps aluminum losses a lot of strength. adding to this is using it as a transport pot the bottom is unsupported so more area to give away. Another thing may be unlike us how close is he monitoring his melts temp. going from 700* up...
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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