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  • country gent's Avatar
    01-14-2019, 10:47 PM
    I have a short solid rod in the bench and clean with nylon brushes and patches with a twisting motion. I use a good bore solvent then alcohol. After this a very light coat of imperial sizing die wax to prep the die for use. Your method will work...
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    01-14-2019, 10:06 PM
    You might check the recoil lugs bedding to the stock a loose fit here can also affect harmonic and screws loosening.
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    01-14-2019, 05:20 PM
    Your 420 grn bullet at 1150-1200 fps is ahead of a 44 mag energy wise. Should also be more penetration. The original 400 grn 45-70 at 1150 - 1200fps was a stellar performer at extended ranges even. Millions of buffalo couldn't be wrong. ...
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    01-14-2019, 03:34 PM
    This isn't all that unusual with the AR series rifle, the double recoil bump back and then the forward creates a different harmonics pattern to deal with. The rifle recoils when fired the rifle bumps again when the bolt carrier hits the stop then...
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    01-14-2019, 03:15 PM
    The self centering 4 jaws are used more on wood lathes. You will more than likely need a mount plate for the new chuck Look at bison, Buck. Also if the are any used equipment vendors near you check with them. As to drill chucks, Jacobs and Albright...
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    01-13-2019, 07:27 PM
    What ever cleaner you try test it on a hidden area first, some cleaners will remove bluing along with the stain.
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    01-13-2019, 01:31 PM
    The heat required to color them would also be enough to anneal them some also, probably not enough to hurt but on case hardened it might get thru. Hot bluing or rust bluing can affect the surface finish on metals also. Cold bluing would work but...
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    01-13-2019, 01:20 PM
    The standard style tubes are easy to make and work well but are harder to set to the .1 grns when repeating for a load. Here how I make them for my use unless the above work out. I recommend making a few so they can be labeled...
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    01-12-2019, 09:17 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Lighting in a shop in Our Town
    Dad routinely poured floors at 6". If it was a barn floor and heavy loads 8" with heavy rebar and wire mesh.( 300 bushels of shelled corn in a wagon gets pretty heavy). Look at the foot print of most machines sitting on leveling feet the Pounds per...
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    01-12-2019, 09:04 PM
    I do a 1 shot clean break in on most of my barrels. The last 3 or so I had my Hawkeye bore scope with me and checked between strings. I break in with the bullets the rifle s to be used with. My break in is as follows 1 round clean for 10 rounds...
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    01-12-2019, 03:01 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Lighting in a shop in Our Town
    THey are planning on rebar in the old floor at 45* angle 2" up and roughing the surface up. The "standing up" rebar is also going to be used to help support the new floors rebar
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    01-12-2019, 11:44 AM
    Some tricks to making loading blocks. Once the size and number of holes are decided draw out on paper and use as a template. copy it cut out and rubber cement to material. You can now drill the holes and finish the edges rubbing the paper off when...
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    01-12-2019, 10:28 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Lighting in a shop in Our Town
    Only under the shop where the lathe mill grinders and shaper will be. 6" of it is freebie from the old garage to boot. Gives ma a very stable floor and saves having it broken up and hauled away. The big horizontal boring mill at work sat on a 6'...
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    01-12-2019, 10:20 AM
    I have been told by a few length is what you stabilizing but in reality you cant make a longer lighter bullet so weight does play a part. AS mentioned above the solid coppers are longer for a given weigh. In my 300 win mag 180 partitions shoot...
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    01-12-2019, 12:23 AM
    Black powder will get mire efficient with the powder compressed . Its like it sounds powder is packed down to allow bullet to seat to depth usually with a die or tool made for this. I think Shiloh Sharps has both books available...
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    01-12-2019, 12:11 AM
    Started on a couple micrometer adjustable measure tubes for my belding and mull measures. Got the inner tube done and am cutting graduations for each revolution of the thimble on them ( using 32 tpi so every .0415) thimble will have 25 graduations...
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    01-11-2019, 11:47 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Lighting in a shop in Our Town
    Talked to the contractor Thursday. next month or so the garage comes down and a 40X50 pole building goes up. ridge light and 3 ft cupula for natural light. 2030 inside room for my shop 10 ft ceiling. Have to get the building permit and the garage...
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    01-11-2019, 10:32 PM
    Look at the manufacturers websites Goex and Olde Ensfode has loading data posted. Not sure about Swiss. Post up the calibers you want to load and Ill bet some loads show up here also. Another good book on loading these rounds is Randolph S....
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    01-11-2019, 09:20 PM
    That's how our tool room was we had several 55 gallon drums of coolants with hand pumps on them. Water soluble mixed for the mills and mixed for the grinders ( surface, Id OD and Blanchard), black oil, dielectric fluid. With these in a rack on the...
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    01-11-2019, 09:04 PM
    Thanks Bikerbeans, its appreciated
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    01-11-2019, 08:57 PM
    We had an old White Flat belt lathe in the first shop was 42" swing and 12' between centers. it had a seat on the carriage to sit on and ride along with it on long passes. Just handing the tooling wore you out LOL. The second shop had a warner and...
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    01-11-2019, 12:22 PM
    We used the 1/2" drill motors for a lot of smaller holes since the speeds of them were closer to what was needed
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    01-11-2019, 12:20 PM
    They can be fixed, anything can be fixed but are some things worth the time and required effort? Start working with a flat plate and a couple thin spacers get it as close to dead flat as possible work slowly...
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    01-11-2019, 12:04 PM
    One thing old timers and some shops did with the home drill presses was to replace the step pulleys with a different set of them to slow them down to a useable speed range. They are normally off the shelf pulleys and can be purchased reasonably....
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    01-11-2019, 11:16 AM
    I recently inherited a Ranger pump action 20 gauge shotgun. The bolt release spring is broken and bolt release isn't working. I believe this to be an early Stevens 520. Double hump receiver, Safety inside trigger guard in front of the trigger....
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    01-11-2019, 10:53 AM
    I have used marine tex ( it was popular for awhile). Devcon Plastic steel putty still has a following. Acra glass gel, micro bed, and Bisonite. Of these only the acra glass and bisonte comes with release agent. I keep going back to the Bisonite...
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    01-10-2019, 10:56 PM
    With a 1/2" pilot hole feed slow and very easy. Your only cutting .060 on a side and it will want to grab and try to thread itself in. Make sure set up is very solid. In the drill press if it has a spindle lock set it to a snug spindle movement
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    01-10-2019, 05:50 PM
    I have used pam ( messy) car wax or floor wax. several coats. It used to be the way to do it, bed and tune the rifle then glue it into stock. This was done in High Power, Long range and bench rest guns. It is a good idea to test the release agent...
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    01-10-2019, 05:42 PM
    If you cant clamp / bolt piece down a well placed bolt thru the table slots for it to bear against will help with it wanting to spin
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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