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    04-01-2020, 08:23 AM
    When filling capsules with medicine pharmacists use a molded tray to shake capsules so they fall standing up right into holes so they can be filled. Several years ago someone discovered the trays also work for assembling jackets and cores in...
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    04-01-2020, 02:23 AM
    I would search the internet for reference.
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    04-01-2020, 12:01 AM
    I remember reading something about that here on this forum, a long time ago. Don't remember the details. There should be a reference to the sizes of capsules. Most likely in millimeters. Do you know a pharmacist? a quick question might get...
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    03-31-2020, 10:33 PM
    My loading manuals list mild loads for older revolvers and high powered loads for Ruger and Contenders. Where does the Model 25 fall. I've been using the mild loads. I would like to know what is considered a full power load for this revolver.
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    03-31-2020, 07:48 PM
    Sunday - loaded 1500 38 special 158 grain plated bullets 3.7gr AA#2 Monday- loaded 900 44 Mag 250 grain PC'd SWC 9.7gr Unique Today- cleaned up my mess from the last 2 days and started working up 25-06 loads with H1000
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    03-31-2020, 06:11 PM
    Looking for 300 to 500 45 Colt brass. Let me know how much you have and what you want for it.
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    03-31-2020, 08:41 AM
    That problem has bothered me. You want the die adjusted so good leverage can be used in resizing the case. Then run out of stroke. I just take a small piece of rod, set it on the punch and work the handle again. It does slow things down...
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    03-29-2020, 04:09 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Matador in AirGuns
    Nice sunny day, got the Matador, chronograph, and range finder out to work up a come up card. The Matador manual says a .25 caliber will 50 rounds at full power, from 300 Bar down 150 bar pressure. (300 bar is about 4350 psi) EDgun west...
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    03-26-2020, 02:44 PM
    I have several 20 moa bases on different rifles, and no issues sighting at close range.
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    03-26-2020, 12:15 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Matador in AirGuns
    Thanks for the picture and description.
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    03-25-2020, 07:54 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Matador in AirGuns
    I have heard good things about Theoben air guns, never handled one. Don't have an mental picture of what one looks like. There is a Theoben type trigger some people like, Benjamin builds marauders with Theoben triggers.
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    03-25-2020, 12:37 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Another airgun beef. in AirGuns
    I like airguns for less power, If I want to reach, a .22-250 AI with 1in8 twist and 75 grainers is ready to go. Big game? .35 Whelen will tip over anything roaming Montana. Back yard training? Varmit hunting in places starting to get built up?...
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    03-24-2020, 05:26 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Matador in AirGuns
    Stayed home, but installed sling swivel studs in the matador, gave the stock a nice rubdown with boiled linseed oil. Installed Athlon Talos 4-14 BTR scope robbed off another gun. Pics or it didn't happen!
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    03-22-2020, 10:28 PM
    Math in public can be so embarrassing. In #7 post above, I said 1 in 16 twist is 1.333 revolutions per foot of travel. Really it is .75 revolutions per foot of travel.
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    03-22-2020, 07:38 PM
    I have 2 stars set up, one with large caliber bullet feed and one for small caliber bullet feed. It's just easier than changing feeding mechanisms when changing dies.
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    03-22-2020, 07:33 PM
    Is it possible to insert a video clip directly from my computer into a post? Like posting with a photo. Shelly
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    03-22-2020, 05:35 PM
    In my experience, a good PCP holds pressure almost indefinitely. A CO-2 is always empty unless just filled. Have to admit, never had an good quality CO-2. But do have 1 starter grade PCP that does not hold air. Since making the leap and...
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    03-22-2020, 05:29 PM
    Revolutions per second is a big number, revolutions per minute is a huge number. use what ever you like.
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    03-22-2020, 02:40 PM
    Rotational velocity pulls bullets apart. Take your rifling twist, usually given in one revolution per inches and convert it to revolutions per foot. 1 in 8 = 1.5 1 in 12 =1 1 in 16 = 1.33333 Multiply by muzzle velocity to get revolutions...
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    03-21-2020, 03:38 PM
    Nice, lots of ways to make bullets without big spending.
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    03-21-2020, 08:01 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Matador in AirGuns
    Rummaging through the scopes here, I found a bug buster 3-9x. mounted on the rifle and sighted on a target at 25 yards. Took six shots to bring the group from 9 minutes high and 6 minutes left to pretty darn close. Went out in the pasture shot...
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    03-19-2020, 10:29 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Matador in AirGuns
    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=edgun+matador+rm5&t=h_&iax=images&ia=images&iai=https%3A%2F%2F3stepsolutions.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fassets%2Fcustom%2F003036%2Fimages%2Fweb%2Fedgun-matador-r5-03.jpg Here's a link, since a phone upgrade I'm having trouble...
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    03-19-2020, 09:14 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Matador in AirGuns
    The box arrived today. Opened it, just a slight whiff of linseed oil. The walnut stock is beautiful. Have not put air in yet. I came lacking a Delrin seal for the fill probe/ foster fitting joint. Called EDgun west and those seals come from...
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    03-18-2020, 11:08 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Matador in AirGuns
    The price was a hurdle. But it saves me from buying a whole herd 100 dollar air guns that just lack something.
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    03-17-2020, 09:13 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Matador in AirGuns
    Long box on the way!
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  • shell70634's Avatar
    03-16-2020, 06:55 PM
    I built my 300 BO rifle with a 10 inch barrel and suppressor pinned and welded making it longer than 16 inches. I didn't enjoy the first 200 and didn't want to pay another 200 for an SBR.
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    03-16-2020, 08:06 AM
    clodhopper started a thread Matador in AirGuns
    duplicate Mods please delete
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    03-16-2020, 07:25 AM
    clodhopper started a thread Matador in AirGuns
    The recent buzz of the new EDgun Leshiy II had me sucked in. The Leshiy II is a nice semi auto, but perusing the EDgun web site, the Matador just might be the EDgun for me. WARNING! sticker shock may be severe! Many PCP air rifles are tender....
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