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    Today, 06:18 PM
    Bet that goes thru a 25 Lb bag of shot quick.
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    Today, 03:55 PM
    Check with the propane suppliers in your area, the ones that deliver to homes and businesses. One thing you may want to consider is a valve to bleed off hose pressure before un coupling. Here 2 hoses with 1 tank end and pope fitting a tee close...
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    Today, 03:47 PM
    Some of the old Lyman manuals had plinking / light loads in the rifle data. I cant remember their term for them. Cutting bullet weight down and or velocity will lighten recoil. Had a friend (older gentleman) that shot 30-06 in the clubs league...
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    Today, 11:42 AM
    What you might consider is 2 sets in each LPI one coarse for toughing in And a fine for finishing after the pattern is close. The wood being used also may determine what cut and LPI are needed coarse grained or open grain may not be able to take...
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    Yesterday, 11:31 PM
    I prefer single shots over most rifle and have a few here No1s, Martini cadet, high wall, Sharps, Brochardt, cpa, Hepbutns, rolling blocks. along with several 22s. Ironically for 25 years or so I was a NRA service rifle competitor with the M1A/M14...
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    Yesterday, 11:00 PM
    Welcome, The only stupid question is the one you dont ask. There is a lot of knowledge here all you need to to is bring the container for it. I will also second the protective gear and to be safe. Build your casting stand and tools heavy there s a...
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    Yesterday, 10:53 PM
    There are issues with both cast iron and aluminum. Aluminum weakens at lead temps and is likely to fail, This can be drip trickle in a well supported bottom to a big splash on an unsupported bottom. Using a weed burner wood or coal and blower...
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    Yesterday, 10:36 PM
    Section a Rowland case and clean up the cut ( cut length wise down the center of the case) you can visually see the walls taper getting thicker towards the head. I would guess you are right about the .013 neck wall thickness. The 308 s taper starts...
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    Yesterday, 09:53 PM
    There maybe a forming die set that has the trim die form die and reamer all in one set. A die could be made to size and hold the case with a hardened bushing to guide the reamer and ream to depth with a stop on the reamer. A trim die would be good...
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    Yesterday, 04:13 PM
    I like the insulated flannel shirts when Im out doors. I wore a lot of flannel shirts going to school and out and about. I have several levels of clothes I wear. Good almost new when Im in public, Worn and faded around the house, The "homeless" look...
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    Yesterday, 03:58 PM
    Were those closed auctions and the actual selling Price, or were they "asking / min bid" prices? They can ask whatever they want what they get is another thing. Putting a high price on it makes some that dont research it think it worth a lot...
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    Yesterday, 03:01 PM
    Wayne, I have yet to big down, stall, or make that Trac chair struggle. When we put the new garage up the Contractor got his lull lift stuck. He got it out but habd to leave the scaffold there. I went in with the chair and got the tools off in 3...
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    12-01-2020, 10:27 PM
    would be a lot of hand work but you could for the sling braid it from string or cord. Would be an interesting look also. Ends could be rolled over and knitted back in to hold swivels. Maybe 9 strips, braided into 3 strips of 3 then into one...
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    12-01-2020, 12:40 PM
    Start with a good cleaning with a new chamber brush followed by a bore cleaning. See if that helps. Next make a good chamber cast to get actual dimensions to measure and compare to loaded ammo. Use a magic marker in some problem rounds to see where...
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    12-01-2020, 12:12 PM
    That load should be adequate for any "critters" you may have to deal with. I do believe strongly that accuracy is king well placed shots in the vitals are effective misses and shots outside arnt, even with lesser calibers.
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    11-30-2020, 11:00 PM
    The fats and oils in the old lube recipes had a softening effect on the fouling. The oils used were what used to be referred to as steam oils.
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    11-30-2020, 10:50 PM
    I have one Henry rifle its the Henry reproduction with the case hardened frame in 44 40. Very nice rifle. I believe they do a very good job on their firearms as to fit finish reliability and accuracy. I have seen their ads on OAN and the western...
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    11-30-2020, 10:23 PM
    The 380 is a short cartridge and setting the expander to deep can swell the body do to the internal taper in the case. Setting the dies up is a touchy operation. Handling the little case is a pain, it dosnt give a lot to hold on to. Powder...
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    11-30-2020, 08:23 PM
    Another point to help, When making the safe edge mark it with a small groove near the tang to identify the safe edge. When you sit it down you will know which is which when you come back
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    11-30-2020, 02:05 PM
    Give a 223 sizer a try for sizing
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    11-30-2020, 01:31 PM
    The little young ones are a lot more tender and tasty than the big old tough ones.
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    11-30-2020, 01:23 PM
    The belt sander / grinder dremil tool are to aggresive and will change the angle. I use a medium grit stone and a few passes on it holding the files edge flat and down to it with a light oil. You dont need to completely remove the teeth just dull...
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    11-29-2020, 11:32 PM
    Save your files some wear and do the first couple on a hard wood dowel. Will give you a good idea if what to do and quicker t see results
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    11-29-2020, 11:29 PM
    Ive got most of the parts cut out. Started soldering together tried hard solder (braze ) and messed up the body of it. It got so soft at the temp required that you could bend it by hand. Will go back to lead free solder. Ive still got to cut out...
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    11-28-2020, 11:14 PM
    What you might consider, Start out with a plain based mould and lube first, Figure out the basics the firearms like then move up from there. Most times a duper load isnt needed and the basic lighter load will be a welcome fun load. In the 44 a...
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    11-28-2020, 04:16 PM
    One area the old rifles are better is in the smoothness they operate at and triggers. Like the old revolvers. 50-75 years of wearing in from use really smooths them up a lot. But I believe the old rifles can be and are as accurate as the new ones....
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    11-28-2020, 04:09 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Lee Handles in Casting Equipment
    Redhawk0 On the back of my welding table is a can with short ends of brazing rods in it. I dig out 3/32 or 1/16 dia and cut it to length and use it. LOl. I sometimes forget anduse them to short to attach to the new rod, so they get repurposed like...
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    11-28-2020, 03:57 PM
    The rod can be straightened with a little patience and work as stated above. First I would disassemble and clean everything reassemble and check it may be dirt under a shoulder. Turn the threaded rod 1/2 turn in the die and see if the bend follows...
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    11-28-2020, 03:20 PM
    Another part of this equation is the better gunsmiths are also looking for good customers.
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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