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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 11:12 AM
    While it may be the scales I would check the powder measure out first. A quick check on the scales would be to weigh a test weight 10 times and see if it varies. With your charge range a 10 grn weight would be a good starting point. As...
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    Today, 10:14 AM
    Several things you might try. A different scope long eye relief or Intermediate eye relief. I have had a low power handgun scope mounted on my renegade, I believe its a 2 1/2X. This is a smaller more compact svope that avtually looks better and...
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    Yesterday, 09:42 PM
    With the added force to get it thru the smaller bore and with the small dia rod for a 22 I would be more concerned with rod damage from the rod springing. But here I would also shoot it and see. Use a known load and test to see if it groups the...
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    Yesterday, 11:11 AM
    Many variables to consider when testing this (vibration vs drop tube). Cases volume, condition, flash holes. powder type and grain size. Charge weight and column length. Primers type brisance and fire. While I use the drop...
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    Yesterday, 10:32 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Working at Amazon in Our Town
    Im willing to bet like a lot of new companies and or techs they are solely ran by bean counters and it strictly the bottom line. No real loyalty towards employees or to company, This seldom promotes a good work environment. It takes a lot more than...
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    10-21-2019, 03:58 PM
    I use a drop tube 3 ft long, I also have some shorter tubes made but seldom use them. A log tube and slow deliberate pour does well for me. I slowly trickle the powder from the scale pan into the funnel along one side, this trickle may take 20 secs...
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    10-21-2019, 11:23 AM
    Stay away from plastics as much as possible, Hoppers drums adjusters. All of the BP rated measures I have seen were all metal construction. I have a lyman BP rated measure that has the steel cast drum and brass slides. I believe harrels made a bp...
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    10-21-2019, 12:11 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Oil lamp wick in Our Town
    Mom, would replace the wicks on lamps and let them sit full of kerosene / lamp oil for several hours to make sure they were ready to go when needed. I bought a couple barn style lanterns from the local walmarts years ago the seams in the tanks...
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    10-20-2019, 06:55 PM
    Babbit is a lead antimony tin copper silver ( along with some other metals) that was used for pouring machine bearings. These were easy to fit and do. You need to save and use it to sweeten lead. A small amount goes along ways. We had a couple...
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    10-20-2019, 06:47 PM
    The one local shop years ago had surplus 4895 and 4831 in kegs that was sold by the pound also. this was way back. Lunch bags were supplied or you could bring in your own container. Owner bought surplus and sold as customers desired. Scope and...
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    10-20-2019, 05:52 PM
    Got a nice angle block made today for it and finished, mounted the bench prime on it and have it clamped in the vise to try here shortly. I like the way t looks and feels so far. I could see a light spring and plunger under handle to hold it in the...
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    10-20-2019, 11:08 AM
    Fir a few years AA gave out 1/4lb samples of powders suitable for 308,223, and some others during the nationals for competitors to test. The one I remember was AA2520
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    10-19-2019, 10:50 PM
    I have had and used the rcbs single prime tool with out the tubes. I made one that is a rack and pinion drive and used it a lot again a handloading of the primers. I do use the lee ram prime in my summit press also. Today at the local gun shoe I...
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    10-19-2019, 10:22 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Finished the grinder stand the other day and its good to go. Bench is now full of machine tooling being sorted and gotten ready. Still waiting on the shelving to be delivered from lowes. Mounted the versa vice on the bench. This became a bigger job...
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    10-15-2019, 11:12 AM
    I sprinkle the sawdust on the top of my pot in a even layer then let sit for a few minutes to heat and start to char. this removes any moisture from it and gets it in the form to flux with it. A few minutes at 700-750* removes the moisture
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    10-14-2019, 10:20 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Cabelas' BS in Our Town
    I bought a Red Ryder bb gun for the grandsons Christmas present one year at wallmarts, not only had to show ID but a 4473 form on it as well.
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    10-13-2019, 06:51 PM
    Its interesting to see the difference from the old guys to new. Im not so sure the CNC haven't hurt the trades some as far as skill level and pride. To the old guys I wirked under a hacksaw files and other hand tools were pression tools. They new...
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    10-13-2019, 06:33 PM
    Both of my c sharps are good performers1) Hepburn in 45-90 and a high wall in 38-55, this one is a 14 twist and really shoots the 360 grn nasa great. Both have the leade right of the case mouth, no real throat to deal with. ...
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    10-13-2019, 12:57 PM
    One of the specifics of the walking around rifle is light weight and handiness. Look for a thin short barreled model something in the 5-7 lb range. I have a martini cadet wth 20: shilen barrel in 218 bee that goes 6lbs with scope mounted. This rifle...
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    10-13-2019, 12:21 PM
    Gunlaker, I have 4 45 cal bpcr rifles now 4 45 - 70s 1 45-90 all are 1-18 twist. Barrels range from green mountain badger pedersoli. I normally shoot a 547 grn silhouette bullet by Old west moulds. Bernie Rowels cut this double cavity mould for me...
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    10-12-2019, 11:04 PM
    I have an rcbs bench tool and like it a lot its quick and simple. I also made a bench tool with rack and pinon gear drive. It has a great feel but no primer feed. Both do a great job and run problem free. They have great feel and plenty of power....
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    10-12-2019, 10:54 PM
    If possible block the inside of the mag. this stiffens the body and makes holding it a lot easier with out crushing deforming it. a form with the correct angle and radius helps to reform the lips if needed. Work slow and easy bending to fast or...
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    10-12-2019, 10:46 PM
    Got up this morning and did some odds and ends, headed out to garage to tinker. Getting in the track chair I seen a skunk had been hit at the end of driveway. Thought dang will have to find a shovel later. I was working on the grinder stand and seen...
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    10-12-2019, 10:28 PM
    I used the Wilson hand seater dies in various calibers and an arbor press to load long range/ palma ammo. They load very accurate ammo. A small arbor press or old bittle capper work very well for these dies.
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    10-12-2019, 10:21 PM
    I just went thru this from the other side with the shop equipment. The gentleman's daughters and son in in laws really needed to clean out the garage and move the property. Several guys made low ( bottom end or close on the appraisal) offers. He...
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    10-12-2019, 04:56 PM
    country gent replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Started working on a stand or pedestal grinder and today got the top glued up and mounted. Top is 17" wide and 21" long. 35" tall tight now. May add some feet to up it a couple more inches. The main post is an I beam type upright, a 2 x 56...
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    10-12-2019, 09:11 AM
    There are some tricks to tuning the extractor ejector springs and ejection on the garand. One of the Army manuals on accurizing tuning the garand gives these. trimming a coil or 2 from ejector sometimes helps a radius stoned on the bottom corner of...
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    10-12-2019, 08:52 AM
    Im betting that exterior pattern matches the détente on their press also that holds locates the bushing and or bayonet lock in place. O like it and think it is an improvement. I seldom use a wrench to tighten but have need one after a long session...
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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