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    Today, 04:10 PM
    Its not always from ingnorence. I was finding 308s with no neck for awhile at our club. A member had bought one of the chamber insert to convert his garand to 308 that the navy used for awhile. He lock tited it in place and cjhecked headspace. and...
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    Today, 04:03 PM
    the 1 1/2F olde ensforde performs better in my 45-70 and 45-90 than Swiss does also. I find that the olde ensforde does like some compression More than Swiss and less than goex.
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    Today, 11:36 AM
    We used a 44 mag with a small charge of powder and card board wad then shot and another wad. Do a little experimenting with pine boards as the target and work up to where the shot just penetrates into it flush. This didn't penetrate the sheet metal...
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    Today, 11:27 AM
    On the older bolt actions and others it wasn't just the weight of the parts but also the distance they traveled. Some of the newer benchrest actions firing pins are only traveling .060 or less now.
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    Yesterday, 05:59 PM
    If you boil it out it will remove all the lube. Some tips on boiling have a pot big enough to hold the sizer body and pieces parts. Make sure they are covered in water 3-4". Let cool completely and lift lube off of the water before removing parts.
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    Yesterday, 05:01 PM
    I found a small plastic funnel the fit in the base and a piece of hose on it then drilled a hole and ran the hose to a jug under the bench. Works good and lasts well
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    Yesterday, 12:58 PM
    A lot of the neck lube kits with the brushes use Mica for lube. I have used the mica, molyebdium, and even the Imperial sizing die wax I use for sizing.I have also found a good polished surface on the expander helps a lot. I polish expander balls...
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    04-23-2017, 08:28 PM
    I normally get pretty good numbers from the ballistic programs but I chronograph at 10' and another at 100 yds or farther. With the lab radar this is easy to do. I then start by using a program to calculate the actual ballistics coeffient of the...
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    04-23-2017, 10:50 AM
    I would clean the mould good. first with acetone brake cleaner or thinner and a tooth brush. scrub it really good. Then hot water and dish soap with the tooth brush and really work up a lather. rinse under running hot water. If there are vent lines...
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    04-23-2017, 10:43 AM
    35 grns in the 45-70 case leaves a lot of air space. Tipping the rifle up to settle powder against case head may help.A charge with enough air space may not be directly in the primers blast and not ignite.
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    04-22-2017, 11:35 PM
    Not only is it a cool mould but it has no parting lines, and in the day was thought to cast the roundest bullets. If its like the few Ive seen its adjustable for weight / length also. Its going for pretty decent money though.
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    04-22-2017, 11:21 PM
    A light chamfer along the top edges of the blocks may help with venting and fill out. I use a flat piece of brass with 600 grit sand paper to lightly bevel the top edge. ( a line 45* and .005-.008 wide on each side makes an extra vent line right...
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    04-22-2017, 10:32 PM
    Could you remove the sight from the base leaving the base in the rifle. I would opt for a taller set of rings if possible though. Or a slightly thicker base on the rifle.
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    04-22-2017, 10:22 PM
    Rifle was shipped Friday. Its on the way to me probably be able to pick it up Tuesday or Wensday. They shipped the wood and barreled action in separate boxes to save on risk of damage.
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    04-22-2017, 10:03 PM
    My lube pans have been use for years. I stand the bullets up in the exsiting holes and set in the pan of water and melt lube and the bullets heat with the lube to the same temp. I hold this heat for 8-10 mins and shut the stove off letting cool in...
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    04-22-2017, 09:57 PM
    those should be okay. What is the dia they cast at with your alloy. If you really want to try and remove it you might be able to adjust the alighnment pins a little to make it better. Or a light lapping will help these a lot if there is "room" for...
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    04-22-2017, 04:09 PM
    Douglas are good barrels I have 2 of them one on a garand (308) and one on a CPA in 40-65. I would also look at Mcgowen, GM. The rolling block is a great action but does have a slower lock time and getting a really good trigger can be tricky. A high...
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    04-22-2017, 09:34 AM
    I formed up a dummy 40 cal for a gentleman on here a few years ago. I used a 300 win mag case trimmed to 1.8" long. This allowed for headspace on the belt instead of the case mouth. I simply tapered the case to be 40 cal at the mouth neck portion....
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    04-22-2017, 09:19 AM
    At the range I use windex with vinegar to clean. I spray a couple squirts in the barrel and brush 3-5 strokes then patches to dry and clean usually 3-4 patches. AT home it balistol and water mix 10- 1 I think. After dry clean patch I give it ...
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    04-21-2017, 01:01 PM
    I have used the zinc for fishing sinkers, Jigs and spinner heads, and weights for spotting scope stands. It casts and pours well but at a higher temp than lead. A old club member used to make freeland style stands from aluminum beer cans in a sand...
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    04-20-2017, 09:42 PM
    I just made a trickler from hardware store off the shelf parts and Hobby store tubing. 2 3/4 x1" reducers ( wanted 3/4" X 1 1/2" but were out of them) a short piece of 3/4" copper tubing. I shortened the 3/4" end to where only 1/4" of the tube dia...
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    04-19-2017, 10:31 PM
    The machinists handbook will give the sizes and tapers for the different morse tapers. You can simply measure it then
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    04-19-2017, 10:01 PM
    Last time I ordered from them was close to 2-3 years ago. Don't know otherwise
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    04-19-2017, 09:42 PM
    I have the pedesoli Long range sharps built for cabellas years ago. Its a heavy rifle at over 13 Lbs. Double set trigger, 34" half round barrel Ive upgraded the sights to a spirit level windgage front sight and soule rear. Decent wood fit and finish...
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    04-19-2017, 09:26 PM
    Dad has been fighting what was thought to be pneumonia since late febuary. He would get a little better then regress back. He was weak, no energy, short of breath, and little appetite. Wasn't in any pain or inchoherent though. Yesterday He called...
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    04-19-2017, 02:16 AM
    While some call it wasted space After 35 years running various shop equipment as a tool and die / gage maker I can say there is never to much room around a machine. On big machines it sometimes easier to load or set up from 2 or 3 different sides. I...
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    04-18-2017, 11:41 PM
    At Campbells we moved a lot of very heavy equipment with pipe rollers and rail road jacks. The slickest I seen was a crew that used an set of air pads for it over an epoxy coated floor. That big cup press could be pushed by one hand and one man if...
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    04-18-2017, 10:02 PM
    Watch the crimp pressures also. The 44-40 is a thin case and may buckle a little with a heavier crimp
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    04-18-2017, 08:49 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Brass Pot in Casting Equipment
    Brass will do good it transfers heat well and should be solid enough. You might want to heat cycle it a few times to get a patina built up on it like brass moulds though.
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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