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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:29 PM
    Ordering a fine rifle like you have is the easy part. Its the waiting that's hard. Should be a fine rifle.
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    Yesterday, 11:23 PM
    Check at online metals .com they sell short lengths of various metals. Ive been buy brass tubing there. Measure the tube or where it insert or the inside lop of the cap and look for that of and the id you want. They sell in 10-12" lengths or by the...
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    Yesterday, 11:16 PM
    I have seen 2 1911s with the barrels sleeved down to 32 S&W long for wadcutter guns. they worked well and were very accurate. Mags were more of an issue
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  • Knarley's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:23 PM
    Ooh, baby! That one there is gunna be purdee!!!! Have to show us a picture or two when she gets "Home"
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    Yesterday, 05:52 PM
    For years I shot 308 and 223 in NR high power. new or once fired cases were loaded 3 times for 600 yds stage then 3-4 times for 200 and 300 yds stages. Then used for practice brass, when I felt they were done there they went in the range bucket to...
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    Yesterday, 05:37 PM
    Measure the hole and see what they are size wise. Most calipers have outside jaws and inside jaws use the inside and measure the holes. When spring tension is involved I will use a slave pin to hold in alighnment and drive it out with the actual...
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    Yesterday, 09:30 AM
    I think the slug could be cast in a cylindrical style mould but slightly different. would need to be made as a nose pour mould to get the nose. body would be the ribbed section and base ring dia out the bottom and a removeable plug with pin for hole...
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    Yesterday, 08:57 AM
    Are you removing all the bell at the mouth? what is the measurement at the case head just in front of the web compared to other brass? could you have brass fired in a larger chamber than your firearm? Some pistols leave a small bulge at the web...
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    Yesterday, 08:45 AM
    If this is range brass pick ups, How many times has it been reloaded before it came into your possession? Brass will work harden where ever its being worked. The mouth neck case head. It does show more in a rifle case loaded many times. section a...
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    Yesterday, 08:26 AM
    If its like the old blocks handle pins. You can put the pin back in and center punch lightly on edge of hole 3 or 4 places evenly spaced around it. Just off f the edge. this will push metal into the hole and make it smaller holding the pin in place....
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    04-21-2018, 01:47 PM
    I lube large batches of cases with the big bath towel method. I use imperial sizing die wax in the towel. I lay it out flat on the floor pour a bout 1000 cases in a line on it and add a finger full of imperial lube roughly spread thru the brass....
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    04-21-2018, 12:21 PM
    Ive heard that the chemical coloring isnt near a lasting or durable as the true bone and charcoal case hardening. There are companies still doing the real process and it is a vary good looking durable finish. A couple that come to mind still doing...
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    04-21-2018, 12:13 PM
    Rough week, too lazy to cast a shadow today. ;-)
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    04-21-2018, 09:53 AM
    country gent replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    When you start adding the extras to the semi custom guns the prices start jumping quick. checkering, forend tips, special finishes, special barrels, wood upgrades ( going from standard to exhibition grade walnut can add a lot ). But the big plus is...
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    04-21-2018, 09:42 AM
    We made our archery stops from card board strips 2 ft wide and 8 ft long. These were laid flat and compressed between 2x4 frames with 3/4 10 ready rod on the corners. A strip 1 ft wide and 2x4 frames on rollers would stop pellets and bbs for a long...
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    04-20-2018, 10:00 PM
    country gent replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    Could be but staying away from wood upgrades and the "fancy upgrades" saves a lot of cost. Just opting for checkering is over $300.00. Not saying that's out of line for the work involved but its "extra"
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    04-20-2018, 09:56 PM
    Theres always wax for the projectile too. Pour a sheet of wax the thickness you want the bullet then use the cases to cut out the slug, and prime them. Priming last stops the air lock from pushing the bullet out of the case. I have shot a lot of...
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    04-20-2018, 09:48 PM
    depending on what you want to do with it if recoil is a problem weight or a recoil reducer and new pad can be ordered. Stocks can be swapped for a better desighn that handles reoil better. A load in the 45-70 black powder range (1100-1200 fps)...
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    04-20-2018, 09:39 PM
    The modern PCP rife are operating at 3000 psi or better. Lewis and Clarks expedition had a 50 cal air rifle on it. They supposedly took small and medium sized game with it and used it to impress and amaze the Indians encountered. I read some where...
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    04-20-2018, 09:27 PM
    country gent replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    Another thing is to look at the C Sharps line with out the bells and whistles they arnt far from the pedersoli and a sight upgrade. Though all of mine have been 8-10 weeks wait from when ordered. A 1874 Csharps with spirit front globe and mid range...
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    04-20-2018, 08:04 PM
    country gent replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    Define the desired uses of the rifle, Hunting, Shiloettes, Long Range target, plinking or other uses. This will help define the rifle set-up you want. Pedersoli has several versions available. Up grading the sights is a big plus the double set...
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    04-20-2018, 05:01 PM
    Just picked up a LEE 450gr hollow base mould. Going to be shooting out of a Trap door with Black. Is it suggested to use a wad underneath or shoot it without? 20:1 alloy
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    04-20-2018, 04:10 PM
    We have the same saying here also. The big one I use is Kiss, Keep it simple stupid. LOL. Really why go thru the work of what is already made? We had some gages that needed a scales cut for locating a slide under use. we bolted down a length of...
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    04-20-2018, 03:54 PM
    Try a new set of roll pins. Sometimes thru rough handling bumps and drops they collapse a little allowing for movement. Other wise it can get involved to fis if its the holes themselves. Then the easiest way is to drive one pin out and open hole to...
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    04-20-2018, 10:50 AM
    On my BPCR rifles I use a patch impregnated with Emmerts Improved bullet lube to wipe down after cleaningthem I also push it thru the bore a couple times. This leaves a heavy visible coat on the surfaces, I then wipe down with a clean dry patch to...
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    04-19-2018, 01:38 PM
    I have been using the starline brass for a few years now 38-55, 40-65 45-70 (2.1) 45-90 (2.4) its very good brass. They do recommend you anneal it first for Black Powder loads.
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    04-19-2018, 11:54 AM
    The NM rear sights for the grand and M1a-M14 were hooded appetures in 2 sizes .052 and .059. Most lash holes are .060 or so. what you could try is opening a flash hle up to .09325 with a 3/32 drill bit. There may be a number drill close to .096 but...
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    04-19-2018, 11:32 AM
    Since it has cast good bullets in the past something has changed. I would clean several times scrubbing with a soft tooth brush. 1st time with break cleaner, 2nd tie lauquer thinner and last time with Dawn dish soap really working up a lather and...
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    04-18-2018, 08:29 PM
    My little Sig in 380 shoots very well at 25 yards but it has excellent sights that can be seen, unlike a lot of these little pistols. These pistols normally shoot well but are hard to shoot well due to short sight radius, heavy trigger pulls and...
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    04-18-2018, 08:13 PM
    A lot of the controllers guys build need to be calibrated to read correctly could this be the issue with your new pot?
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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