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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 12:12 PM
    As to the second group of tools the preparation and other extras. Trimming the Lee trimmers do just fine are in expensive and easy to use. Each caliber needs a case holder and pilot to work once you have the basic kit with...
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    Yesterday, 04:50 PM
    country gent replied to a thread 38-55 brass in Single Shot Guns
    My 38-55 C Sharps high wall is also chambered for the short brass. If the manual or manufacturer cant tell you then a chamber cast will. or one of the long cases to test if rifle dosnt close easily then trim .005 and retry till it does. Then...
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    Yesterday, 02:21 PM
    I feed the daughters Huskie Hormel chilli and hard boiled eggs while shes at work. Doesn't do any thing for feas but His farts really annoy her LOL.
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    Yesterday, 02:18 PM
    If it cast good bullets during the break in with this alloy and temp then something has changed in the mould. Try cleaning the vent lines out on each half with a bamboo skewer sticks fine point. Also try a soap and water cleaning before casting each...
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    Yesterday, 08:54 AM
    When using them to apply solvent the "false blue" may come from the brass core of the synthetic brushes and the brass collar on them.
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    Yesterday, 08:52 AM
    I have used 3f in 45-70, watch the velocity range closely as it may run faster it packs tighter and more to fill the case may put you above the desired range you want velocity wise. To get an idea set your measure to throw your chrge of 2f powder...
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    08-14-2017, 10:08 PM
    Is it a "fixed" or solid die or does it have a slot thru to one of the chi Clearence holes? If it has a slot there shoud be a screw in the side from one side to bearing on other ide. This how yo adjust the dies to cut just what you want it to. You...
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    08-14-2017, 09:50 PM
    Did they fail or did "people" fail As has been said many times you can lead a horse to water......... so dithey fail or did people fail to understand or change? I'm a firm believer God dosnt give us more than we are capable of. I'm reminded of...
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    08-14-2017, 02:55 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Which Scope in Muzzleloading.
    One plus to the 1x is the larger field of view up close and when in brush finding and identifying targets.
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    08-14-2017, 12:38 PM
    I use them to remove the loose crud and apply solvents. I also will wrap a patch around them sometimes. I also will use them for chamber brushes on my BPCR rifles when needed to maintain easy chambering
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    08-14-2017, 12:30 PM
    Use a little bacon grease for lube with the grits and everyone at the range will be wanting breakfast when your shooting LOL. The grits should help expand the hollow base evenly and should also leave the bullet easily.
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    08-14-2017, 12:27 PM
    If you have a piece of flat stock laying around lay the case on it with the rim over the edge and a straight piece of round stock that fits in the case easily and roll with light pressure on the rod this will remove enough of the flair to allow it...
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    08-14-2017, 09:25 AM
    Onmy BP loads I use a heavy wad .060 thick napa ruber fiber wad to protect the base of the bullet, and 2 tracing paper wads (to insure release from the bullet at the muzzle). These are heavy for caliber bullets ( 550 grn in 45 cal).On the hollow...
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    08-13-2017, 03:06 PM
    I am going to ask the distributer to send me a few of her business cards as its easier than repeating the information everytime. LOL. I would rather see the others who need this equipment have it available to them than make a few bucks of it.
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    08-13-2017, 03:03 PM
    BrStevens, Check the action bedding and action screw tension to start with, also to the barrels bedding and tension in the stock. The business card or a playing card cut to add some up tension may help. In the channel look for uneven bearing on one...
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    08-13-2017, 01:16 PM
    The right sight set up can make or break you. I used a warner rear on a custom mount rail I made this had an elevation adjustment to keep the sights slides as engaged as possible. I also used an ladder front sight for rough adjustments from...
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    08-13-2017, 01:06 PM
    The RCBS rockchucker and equipment has been a staple for reloaders for many years and their customer service is really good also. It has plenty of leverage for almost all tasks. A good solid press. One thing I always do with a new press is to...
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    08-13-2017, 12:58 PM
    My wifes favorite was a 4 3/4" standard Ruger mk1 semi auto 22. Her security six was by the bed and used around the house when the Mk1 wasn't enough. Here carry gun was a 36 air weight in 38spl. Her favorite rifle was an Ar15 in 223 that had a flat...
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    08-13-2017, 10:51 AM
    Another issue with a high polished gun is the rub / burnish marks from holsters, cases, and gun mats show a lot more due to the difference in the finish. I have bead blasted and don't care for it a lot but do like a hand polished finish where the...
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    08-13-2017, 10:32 AM
    One of the plusses to machineable ,casting, or green wax ( a term in industry it mat be several colors) is the elasticity and toughness that allows it to be easily carved or machined into forms for lost wax casting. Another use is in forging dies to...
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    08-13-2017, 12:45 AM
    First time out in public with the trac chair, went to a local county fair. Chair did great, made the "walking" much easier on me and went thru a rough field parking lot with no issues. A lot of stares and people asking questions about it. Have some...
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    08-11-2017, 12:17 PM
    Sounds like a very nice rifle. The only other upgrade I did in addition to what you have is I went with better wood for the looks. I also have the long range rear sight on mine. May not be needed but nice if you ever do need it.
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    08-10-2017, 09:32 PM
    A good trigger feels like a glass rod breaking under your finger. No creep grit or really noticeable travel. As to weight, being a High power service rifle shooter Ive shot a lot of triggers at 4 3/4 bs or a little more ( NRA rules state service...
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    08-10-2017, 01:17 PM
    Several in hunter class bench rest and some others played with a 308X 1 1/2 for awhile simply the 308 shortened by pushing shoulder back and necking to 308. This was also tried in high power with the 243 X to slow throat erosion.
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    08-09-2017, 10:52 PM
    country gent replied to a thread head scratcher in Cast Boolits
    Some moulds you need to find the sweet spot for heat both the blocks and the lead, pour rate. cadence, and timing. Sometimes heat cycling on a hot plate helps develop the needed pataina and or surface quicker than simply casting does. I would check...
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    08-08-2017, 11:14 PM
    Most home grade epoxies start to soften around 400* some industrial grades will go up to 600* Most moulds run in the 350* - 400* range so epoxy is out. A pit is a bigger problem as the material is gone. A ding can be worked back as the material is...
    3 replies | 260 view(s)
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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