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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 12:23 AM
    I would go mid range possibly even the short range version for a couple reasons. 1) the shorter staffs will catch less hunting, 2) the staffs will be stiffer being shorter. 3) the shorter shafts and more compact desighn folds better. Another option...
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    Today, 12:12 AM
    Why reinvent the wheel per say. graingers, MSC, tool supply shops sell small to mid sized collets some with holders for machines. look for wheel collets for ID grinders mills and jewelers lathes. These smaller collet holders use a screw on closer...
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    Yesterday, 10:50 PM
    Pan lubing first and then sizing down may help preserve the grease grooves some as the lube will help lower them compressing some
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    Yesterday, 10:45 PM
    I have uniformed flash holes in some rifle cases. (found the largest in the batch of brass and used a number drill as a reamer to open the rest up to it). small gain in accuracy deburring flash holes is also an improvement depending on brass....
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    Yesterday, 09:44 PM
    country gent replied to a thread case sizing lube in Cast Boolits
    Bar oil for chainsaws is very tacky and sticks ( what it needs to do in the spinning chain and groove of the bar). But it may take a solvent to remove from cases and dies. Ive never tried vegetable oils I have used Crisco shortening for case lube,...
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    Yesterday, 09:23 PM
    I use them to apply solvent to a bore chamber instead of a jag or brush. A lot of todays solvents are good at removing copper fouling and destroy a bronze brush in short order. Also work well at times for other chores. I had a 10" and 6" cleaning...
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    Yesterday, 12:58 PM
    Even with Starret B&S Mititoyo chck replacement costs to repair quote and shipping, the combined is usually very close or above the cost to replace them
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    09-22-2018, 05:50 PM
    I know this is going to sound goofy, but it really helped me out. When I was shooting muzzleloader at black and white targets, I painted the front sight red, and the rear blue. I liked it so well, I do that to most of my rifles, the contrast is like...
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    09-22-2018, 11:42 AM
    I loaded a 207 grn bullet in 357 or my wife to use for bowling pins, wasn't a full magnum load but a nice load that did really well taking pins off the table. Bullet was barely stable and when it hit it tumbled transferring much more energy. These...
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    09-22-2018, 12:01 AM
    There is a very good chance Lee will just send a replacement die or die set after talking to you. What does the inside finish look like? It may have missed the finish reamer.
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    09-21-2018, 07:28 PM
    You can cut them out of aluminum cans, plastic soda bottles, flashing or shim stock. If want to experiment with different sizes or form a index card makes a nice temporary baffle, and when you find the perfect desighn a good template to make a...
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    09-21-2018, 05:01 PM
    The question I have, along with this, is do you judge the powder load by how much it compresses? To lessen compression, one has to lessen the amount of powder. My gun likes a certain amount of powder. I am then told "Oh no, that is too much...
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    09-21-2018, 04:13 PM
    I have chronographed loads during work up starting at no airspace only very light compression and stepping up 2 grns and the increase in compression. As the loads increase with the extra powder and compression velocities become more consistant,...
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    09-21-2018, 03:19 PM
    You might try setting the shoulder back first in a separate operation then neck down to 7mm. in a pinch a 308 win die could be set high and get it very close. pushing the shoulder back and vecking down at the same time is moving a lot of metal a...
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    09-21-2018, 10:38 AM
    What form is the paper fouling in? shreads or tight little rings of roughly chamber dia. What paper are you using? with the .442 dia bullet 2 wraps of .002 paper should put you right at .450 dia. One of the benefits of the bore riding bullet is the...
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    09-21-2018, 10:21 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Time to go ? in Our Town
    Nagantguy. Heres a few things to see or look for with the occasion coming up. My wife was tired a few days before then on the day she went into labor she was full of energy. She just couldnt sit still and had to be doing something. Cravings are a...
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    09-21-2018, 09:28 AM
    Throwing in another choice here just for thought. The uberti and Browning are Off the shelf firearms you get what they make and if needed modify/upgrade from there. There are different models but not a lot of specific choices. A C Sharps highwall...
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    09-20-2018, 11:59 PM
    Mine has the 3 holes 2 8x48 and 1 10x36. I bought a length of the brownells tall scope base blank and drilled it for the 3 existing holes. machined the base to fit the receivers radius cleaned up the ends and annodizd them. its held zero very well...
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    09-20-2018, 11:46 PM
    Depending on the uses you have planned for the rifle, sights need to be appropriate The buck horn rear and blade front can be improved by going to a wider front blade and opening the notch up some to match it. Another mod that might help is going...
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    09-20-2018, 06:07 PM
    Try wiping the face of the cylinder off when you reload. Use bore butter on the cylinder pin too. Really helped my cap guns when shooting matches for cowboy shooting.
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    09-20-2018, 03:54 PM
    The DZ scope will be a dedicated scope for this rifle since all my rifles currently are drilled and tapped for 17" centers instead of the 7.2 for the shorter DZ Scope. If I go with a set of Irons it will probably be MVA long range soule rear and...
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    09-20-2018, 03:50 PM
    I have a 40-65 in a CPA shilouette model that's a great shooter. Shooting from my wheel chair is part of the reason behind the 38-55 and the added recoil reducing. Havent heard back yet from DZ. I did hear back from C Sharps on their Hepburn set...
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    09-20-2018, 03:42 PM
    country gent replied to a thread I heard a thump..... in Our Town
    Not if he had her destroy the evidence like you described. Now there is nothing to back up or support his claim. If she was going to be charged the pills and weed would have been taken for evidence. She may get a ticket for some traffic violation...
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    09-20-2018, 02:34 PM
    Vertical is better for this reason the case can center up in the chamber better. When horizontal the smaller case is laying in the bottom of the chamber and may not center as well. As to coffee grounds I would be concerned with the moisture content...
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    09-20-2018, 02:21 PM
    Grade 8 bolts ae good material as are allen head bolts. I have used allen set screws or odd projects but most of these require carbide to cut. Hex stock is quick and easy to machine and gives a good surface to hold on to. The other big thing is to...
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    09-20-2018, 02:17 PM
    Another nice touch on a expander bell stem is a witness lone on the top. this allows you to see and count revolutions easily when adjusting. if 16 threads per inch the expander moves .060 per revolution. The mark makes seeing this easier
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    09-20-2018, 02:01 PM
    Working up is advised for each firearm for several reasons. there are slight differences in chambers and in autos the feed ramps location, differences in throats dia and length, and differences in the lead and oal. and last bore groove dia. These...
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    09-19-2018, 11:09 PM
    It might help also to polish before forming the cases into jackets. Corn cob and walnut media are available in different grit sizes, finding one that wont fit into the hollow points might help.
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    09-19-2018, 09:23 PM
    For the easiest turning a false center on each end, this allows for the pin to be turned between centers with a small lathe dog. The expander leads and flare section along with the threads and head can be turned in one setup start to finish. For...
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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