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    Today, 10:40 AM
    Another thing to remember is a lot of these sites are auction sites and the price goes up from hour to hour day to day. To get an idea of price go to closed auctions for the items and see what they actually ended up selling for.
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    Today, 10:21 AM
    Derlin and coated rods share one of the same issues that may become a problem in time ( even soft material rods as brass or aluminum) in that grit and fouling can embed into the surface and make them a lapp or file over time. Its been a sop practice...
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    Yesterday, 10:41 PM
    I have a pedersoli sharps long range in 45-70. Its the one made for cabellas about 15years ago. 34" half octagon barrel double set triggers globe front and long range rear tang sight. I replaced the front with a pedersoni wind gage front globe and...
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    Yesterday, 09:54 PM
    If the pot will support it let it melt to almost full and remove with a pair of heavy channel locks set on heavy steel to cool. Or a cutoff circular saw with wax for cutting fluid. Use an old fine tooth blade cut slow and easy. A coarse cross cut...
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    Yesterday, 09:06 PM
    If you can find a BPCR match in your area stop in and visit with the competitors and see what they are shooting using and how. Watch the match and you also get an idea of the equipment needed. Most will be more than willing to give offer information...
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    Yesterday, 08:34 PM
    It could be T.I.N. its a coating used on high wear cutters and industrial parts. I cant remember the entire actual name but its titanium ***** nitride coating and is a gold color on the tooling. It has a very high melt point and is very hard
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    Yesterday, 08:12 PM
    Powder is important as to an accurate load at the desired velocity. Chronograph you loads looking for the desired velocity and also extreme spread (ES) or standard deviation (SD). As the ranges increase the ES and SD become more important to help...
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    Yesterday, 08:03 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Stop Sign in Cast Boolits
    Try lining it with egg crates or a fire proof carpet foam material. this will break up the sound waves and or vibrations really muting the sound level.
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    Yesterday, 04:48 PM
    I will take the 304 rcbs scales Pm sent. Thanks.
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    Yesterday, 04:38 PM
    Kroil and the scothbrite work by hand slow and easy should clean up quick and easy. Follow this with a good solvent cleaning with a soft cotton or flannel rag.
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    Yesterday, 03:47 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Gunshow in Our Town
    I always went for the several parts vendors that were at the Local gun show and the ones carrying reloading equipment. I bought a lot from them. I did buy a few firearms also Here powder and primers arnt allowed in the building so very little of...
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    Yesterday, 03:30 PM
    I have a vibra shine electric trickler I like a lot with smokeless powders. For black powders its a slushy straw with the little spoon on the end pick up a small amount and tap over pan. I have an rcbs and one I made that work but with certain...
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    Yesterday, 03:20 PM
    Is the RCBS scales grains or grams? I'm interested if its grains.
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    Yesterday, 12:45 PM
    I have several BPCR rifles Newest is a Csharps High wall in 38-55 that's a terrific shooter out to 600 yds or so. Mine is a 1-12 twist barrel and does great with a 365 grn bullet. A CPA Shillouette ( Stevens 44-1/2 reproduction) that's a very good...
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    03-23-2017, 11:17 PM
    Lubes for pan lubing or in a lube sizer over the front band collect dirt and other crud. Any of these lubes outside the case suffer this drawback. The coating of these lubes is also thicker and on firearms with limited or no camming may make...
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    03-23-2017, 10:34 PM
    I can remember several makers offering 1-12 blanks in 30 cal Krieger, Douglas come to mind several even offered 1-11 as a "go between for service rifles. What makers blank are you looking at?
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    03-23-2017, 08:58 PM
    I have 2 soon to be 3 later this year. Grandchildren are your reward. Enjoy them all you can take them fishing, hunting, shooting, to the park and walks in the woods and fields. Teach them the awe and respect for all of Gods creatures and his...
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    03-23-2017, 08:43 PM
    Another thing that helps a lot is learning to cook for the number of people normally at your table. A lot of people throw a lot of food away. We fix a beef roast taters and carrots one night the next is beef and noodles then the third night beef...
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    03-23-2017, 08:36 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Next Step in Cast Boolits
    What calibers, What velocity ranges, and What uses ( hunting plinking target)? More information would be helpful. Bullets fit in a given barrel is very important to performance. Lube is also a big factor in performance.
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    03-23-2017, 05:02 PM
    I have made my own from .060 x 1" x 12" brass stock from the hobby store. Cut out the basic shape of the spoon with the handle left the remaining 12" long then on a shot bag or forming iron slowly form the bowl of the spoon then lightly form a...
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    03-23-2017, 04:53 PM
    I have a few heavy dewy rods that work well. They are 5/16 coated steel 1 piece rods. I use a derlin rod for wiping at the range. I also have a Montana extreme rod that .300 dia? and 50+ inches long coated 1 piece thats real good but a pain to...
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    03-23-2017, 12:51 PM
    Measure Tubes can be made from hobby store brass tubing and off the shelf hardware store parts. I have made a bunch of them for my measures. Bill of materials is as follows. 1 ea 1/2" of X.015 wall brass tubing 4" long, 1 ea 15/32 X .015 brass...
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    03-23-2017, 12:33 PM
    Several things to do here before the mods start. You want to be sure where the problems actually are, before polishing or removing material. I'm assuming this is a new to you mould. Start by cleaning it very good with solvent then soap and water...
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    03-22-2017, 07:21 PM
    I have only did one octagon barrel and I did it in a big milwalkee horizontal mill. Its what we had in the shop. It had a double 1" black oil coolant flow that kept every thing cool and lubricated. set it up in a dividing head and tail stock with a...
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    03-22-2017, 03:52 PM
    One of mine was cracked thru and leaking I used lexan of the right thickness and cut out my own. A small piece of glass could be cut also if it can be found. Though Ive never had my luck cutting glass. I believe the Belding and Mulls visible is...
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    03-22-2017, 03:47 PM
    Lymans cast bullet manual list silver as an alloy to lead at a low percentage ( sounds like a little goes a long ways here). A small amount wouldn't be hard to melt with a propane torch in the ladle and add in to the molten metal while fluxing. In a...
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    03-22-2017, 12:15 PM
    As has been said testing will tell a lot, Not only wad materials but thickness may matter also. I normally use a Napa rubber fiber gasket material for the over powder wad then compress to depth and and 2 tracing paper wads on top of it to insure...
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    03-22-2017, 12:07 PM
    I will shoot reloads from close friends I know very well. (usually in their guns LOL). They may want another set of eyes hands and person when testing loads or a firearm or some such. Unknown reloads get weighted for an idea then disassembled if I...
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    03-22-2017, 11:02 AM
    The taper locks holds the tool, the tang on the end is so the boss on the end of the thread can remove it is all. If the spindle isn't holding the the tooling from spinning then its worn out and either needs replaced or reamed slightly deeper to...
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    03-21-2017, 10:18 PM
    Wiping the hopper and measure down with a dryer sheet may help some if its a static issue. Almost sounds like damp powder. The other ting to try might be a pusher in the hopper. A disc that just slides freely in the hopper with a rod and weight on...
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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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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
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