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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:01 PM
    I cast that bullet with good results, for me its an easy casting mould. I ladle cast with a rcbs ladle. I normally cast with 2 moulds at a time. I pair the 457125 510 grn round nose with a lyman 535 postell. My alloy is 20-1. I use a gas fired pot...
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    Yesterday, 09:35 PM
    Starretts are good, Browne and Sharpe are good. With used tools it depends on care and use of the tools themselves. A 0-1 that was used in production may have very heavy isolated wear in a small area. This is hard to adjust for with the thread...
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    Yesterday, 04:56 PM
    It depends on what I need to accomplish. If the mould is casting small I start with a compound usually silicon carbide in 320 grit or finer. and finish with simichrome or tooth paste. All my compounds are oil based. So as I lapp I occasionally add a...
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    Yesterday, 04:49 PM
    Had a friend that did a birch bark canoe (17 footer) and it was a thing of beauty when finished. Second time out with it his wife got in and stepped between the rails. major repair job there. The cedar strip are really something to be admired.
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    Yesterday, 04:37 PM
    Ive been seeing a lot of posts on lapping polishing a mould and what to use so thought Id make a quick post. Lapping polishing compounds are by nature abrasive and vary as to use and grit. Lapping is a precision finish and...
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    Yesterday, 04:05 PM
    I consider the C Sharps 1875model when I got my 38-55 actually priced one out on the web site. I decided on the High Wall model in 38-55. I liked the center mounted hammer faster lock time and looks of it a little more. Barrel quality is more the...
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    04-24-2018, 09:01 PM
    There is the "ANNIE" induction annealer with a loner duty cycle and water cooled. From what Ive read on them one problem with induction annealers is the low duty cycle and over heating. I have thought about one for awhile. The one annealer maker...
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    04-24-2018, 07:38 PM
    These were 1911s originally 45s. I believe the original AMU wadcutter 38s were sleeved 45 barrels also
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    04-24-2018, 02:02 PM
    There are several compounds that work for simple polishing of moulds. Toothpaste is probably the most available and one of the least aggressive. Flitz is another this may be available in hardware stores gun shops . Its also a good choice for...
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    04-24-2018, 01:26 PM
    I load for several of these single shot rifles. I get my best results with 20-1 in them. It seems to bump up better than other alloies under the pressures my BP loads produce. Most are using 20-1 down to 15-1. some do add a very little antimony to...
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    04-23-2018, 09:44 PM
    Did it slowly start having this issue or all at once started? I would disassemble it and look for build ups slowing restricting the lock works also look for bits of cap in the action. Last is a mainspring that's slowly wearing out and may need...
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    04-23-2018, 09:38 PM
    That's true and the Creedmore / long range shooter wiped between shots. Shutzen shooters loaded o case for the whole match, breec seated the bullets and wiped between shots. Theres many techniques out there that have been used succsefully. Its more...
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    04-23-2018, 05:20 PM
    I forgot I also wipe the patched bullets with a very light coat of JoHoBa oil before seating.
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    04-23-2018, 05:19 PM
    I'm still using a grease cookie under my PP bullets. In my 40-65 with I believe the same bullet you are shooting it is capable of cleaning the rams at 500yds.( Last time I shot them I put 20 rds on a 6" gong at 200 yds. with gong to spare). In dry...
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    04-23-2018, 05:09 PM
    If you have a set of number drills Start out around .070-.080 size and keep opening up in a few thousandths at a time till you get what you want in sight picture. Check it outside with natural light and morning noon and evening to see how...
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    04-23-2018, 04:53 PM
    I would start at beginning load possible even a little lower in published data and work up to where I wanted to be as to accuracy and velocity. My Jacketed 80 grn ( VLD) 223 load was around 2.250 had to single load it but 600yds was slow fire. If...
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    04-23-2018, 04:44 PM
    I believe 40-70 is normally made from 30-40 brass ( maybe 303 brass I'm working from memory here) or 405 win basic brass, depending on how the rim thickness is cut.
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    04-22-2018, 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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    04-22-2018, 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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    04-22-2018, 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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    04-22-2018, 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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    04-22-2018, 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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    04-22-2018, 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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    04-22-2018, 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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    04-22-2018, 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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    04-22-2018, 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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    04-22-2018, 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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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