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    Today, 03:48 AM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Sighting in in Our Town
    In theory, two. In practice, three. My "bore sighter" is a piece of painters' tape on a shed on the other side of the driveway. When I see someone chasing their zero around on a warm day I'll suggest they let it cool, on a hot day it's a whole...
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    Today, 12:06 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Sighting in in Our Town
    Something to consider. In a NRA High power rifle match you get 2 sighters at each stage to zero the rifle. Granted most competitors have very close zeros for each stage but still its 2 sighters. Most use one to adjust fine tune and the second as a...
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    Yesterday, 09:58 PM
    A draw back to breech seating is if at a public range and you load its hard to unload if a cease fire is called. The case can be removed but a rod is needed to push the bullet out.
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    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    I clean deprime prime charge cases seat the bullet on the wad stack and then size the neck just enough to set the neck tension around the bullet in my 38-55. One gun should be fine with fired brass for a long time. Multiple guns or an out of round...
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    Yesterday, 09:47 PM
    Aluminum is good you just need to experiment with temp and cadence more you will find what they like. Sometimes casting with 2 moulds together smooths out the temp swings some. It gives the blocks a little time to dissipate the heat and allows them...
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    Yesterday, 04:55 PM
    Going coarser on the sand paper will speed things up a little. Maybe 120grit to start with. Use a long rod so you can have a piece of sandpaper 3-4" long and wide enough to be a tight fit in the die. (as it opens up use printer paper under the sand...
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    Yesterday, 12:30 PM
    My Daughter did rice in ours the other night and it stuck to the bottom pretty hard. Any tricks here? Has anyone tried on of the slow cooker bags in the insta pot to ease clean ups? Curious here. were doing bean soup in it tonight.
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    Yesterday, 12:10 PM
    I add salt pepper butter and also some sage to the ground sausage when browning it. then a teaspoon or so of flour and cook fry until it browns some and add milk to desired thickness. A well seasoned cast iron pan makes a difference also. Over...
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    01-18-2018, 09:24 PM
    Quite honestly I have no idea.
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    01-18-2018, 09:11 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Odd Question - Sling in Leverguns
    For some reason I think a wide, tooled leather sling looks right at home on a levergun.
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    01-18-2018, 02:48 PM
    The model 41 is a fine solid handgun, is your the 5 1/2" or 7" model? Just curious here is all. I would start out with a full disassembled cleaning and see if that fixes the problems. 22s are notorious for dumping crud into the actions and build up...
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    01-18-2018, 01:47 PM
    Well, OP, did you scratch that itch? I had a pistol cartridge 1894 (45 Colt) for years but never had any issues that I can recall. Problem is I don't recall ever shooting it but I'm pretty sure I did. I think the Rossi R92 is a better option if you...
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    01-18-2018, 12:39 AM
    I used formica once, it was okay. I have a metal desk with 1" ply wood top I covered with aluminum sheet .030 thk. Works and looks good but things roll forever and with a good light source its bright. I have one that's 2X4s on edge in a home made...
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    01-18-2018, 12:31 AM
    Air currents, external vibrations, static electricity, electric frequencies from florescent lights and other things can all effect a digital scales. Air flow and vibrations will also affect a beam scales. Another that can and does affect both are...
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    01-18-2018, 12:06 AM
    A cases annealing is not the same from top to bottom. We strive to anneal just the neck and shoulder with out changing the base and lower body. So you 30-06 conversions necks were formed from brass that was harder than the neck was. Look at the...
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    01-17-2018, 08:36 PM
    I suspect the tang is D&T'd for tang sights if you're open to that option. If you don't need peeps the Marble sight is hard to beat.
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    01-17-2018, 08:28 PM
    Yes, sir! Time & distance. All the tech in the world will not repeal the laws of physics.
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    01-17-2018, 02:59 PM
    Semi autos get pretty violent in the extraction of cases, Especially military versions since they are more concerned with function not reloading. Check to make sure rims arnt bent or out of square. The cases expand in the solid head depending on...
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    01-17-2018, 02:47 PM
    My daughter has found out she can use it to sterilize here things for the baby in it also quicker and easier. Shes learning to do yogart in it now for the older grandsons also. Weve done roasts, A whole chicken, rice Soup so far and its really...
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    01-17-2018, 02:39 PM
    I would go with the lee tumble lube desighn one with the longest bearing surface and shortest nose. The bearing surface is what is impregnated with lapping compound not the nose. Depending on what you want to do. the grit you start with is important...
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    01-16-2018, 05:20 PM
    I had a set of charhart insulated Bibs I used for years. The brown duck / canvas last wears forever. They were warm and comfortable. Had zippers in the legs and were easy to get on and off if need arose. With a coat over them and moving thru ...
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    01-16-2018, 05:05 PM
    I either use the bedding material ( Bisonite here) or a long cure epoxy for the pillars. The 5 min epoxies are quick and not enough work time if things go sour. I install the pillars into the stock with a thick washers between them and the receiver....
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    01-16-2018, 12:24 AM
    Get a piece of brass tubing 13mm is .511 and a .015 wall thickness ( Online Metals or Hobby store have an assortment) and size it down on one to the Id you want for basically the length of the bullet. cut the tubing 3-4" long and fit 2" or so oof...
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    01-15-2018, 09:36 PM
    I would consider adding 1 - 1 1/2lbs of tin to them. This will aid in the fill out of the bullets. 900 148s is 19 lbs so this amount of lead makes 20-1 -16-1 or so.
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    01-15-2018, 04:47 PM
    YES! If your goal is long range precision there's no substitute for putting rounds downrange. Lots of rounds.
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    01-15-2018, 04:36 PM
    I generally take things a bit slower than Steve does with his video but he's done this job dozens, maybe hundreds of times. I'm living proof that no aspect of gun repair can ever be "idiot proof" but as I recall this video gets about as close as we...
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    01-15-2018, 01:06 PM
    May be on to something there. I've noticed stainless M77 bores can be a bit rough, one in particular is most accurate after several rounds. I generally take a gun with a dry, fouled bore hunting. Another thing I've noticed is that CLP left in a bore...
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    01-15-2018, 12:22 PM
    375 Winchester brass is available from time to time, I hope you'll be able to find some. My 375 hunting load of Rx7 under a 375449 GC clone is max and I wouldn't recommend it in 38-55 brass without further research on your part. I've seen heated...
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    01-15-2018, 12:14 PM
    Another thing to remember with a new mould is it make take being heat cycled 3-4 times or 3-4 casting sessions to "break In" and cast its best. This break in is some burning impurities out of the blocks and more developing the patina that helps them...
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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
GC Gas Check