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  • robertbank's Avatar
    Today, 01:11 AM
    I don't work for the Gov't and I am not so sure it matters much anyway. I am glad the Government employs folks like our armed services, and police to keep us safe. salvadore not sure what your point was. Actually I do I just can't be bothered...
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:52 PM
    I've pierced my fair share of primers, and I'm betting the damage done to your pin took quite a few to get tot that level. Once you get those sharp edges on a pin, it's much easier to pierce one.
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  • robertbank's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:10 AM
    Al's comment on the Ruger Convertible 45Colt/45acp is a very good suggestion. I love mine and shoot more 45acp through it then 45Colt. If you go this route one word of caution. Use, initially , once fired or new 45acp cases and keep them separate...
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  • robertbank's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:03 AM
    Henry the cartridge you cannot load in the mag is simply to long. If you are finding rounds won't chamber correctly. as in the slide won't fully close it may be simply a case of the cartridge coming up against the rifling. You should not be...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 09:56 AM
    That's the right way to do it. Also notice the notch on the front of the cock. If you guns don't have that, get out a file or Dremel and do it. It directs fragments away from the eyes, and helps split the fired cap for easier removal.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 10:50 AM
    Yep, they do that. People around here open the hoods of the vehicle when camped in the back country. The pack rats prefer enclosed spaces
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  • robertbank's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 10:03 AM
    Empty your gun and with a mag in or out of the gun hold the slide back slightly. Cock the gun manually and pull the trigger. I have several 1911's and none will drop the hammer if the slide is out of battery. Too, if the gun was firing out of...
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  • robertbank's Avatar
    06-14-2018, 11:12 AM
    I am betting a high primer than where the force of the firing pin fully seats the primer. More often the cartridge fails to fire. In your case it still did. The indentation is not very deep. Again I think you would be well advised to spend a lot...
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  • robertbank's Avatar
    06-14-2018, 12:06 AM
    oldhenry I think you are really over thinking this. Of the three cases you show, the first two look completely normal. Every gun or model has their own way of marking the primer base. The third shows pressure signs. How did it sound or feel when...
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  • Bo1's Avatar
    06-13-2018, 08:45 AM
    Bo1 replied to a thread How much tractor? in Our Town
    I have no dog in this hunt, but was reading all of the comments, and thought I might be able to give a reasonable opinion. I have owned a 32 horse Kubota 4x4 with a loader, and it was shuttle shift. I did some mowing, bush hogging, grading, food...
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  • robertbank's Avatar
    06-12-2018, 11:02 PM
    oldhenry 3.9 gr is pretty lighter than you need go. Lyman's 4th lists the min 2.9gr to 4.4gr of 231/HP38. Your vel. will be running about 1,100 fps on average. Your bullet is shorter than the Lyman would load shorter to get the same vel and...
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    06-12-2018, 06:26 PM
    I pick out the big stuff, the rest floats and is skimmed.
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    06-12-2018, 06:23 PM
    I too have a 94 carbine with a rough bore. I gave up on cast in it, even after firelapping. Try a max charge with some 160 Hornady round nose. Mine still looks like a sewer pipe, but sticks right around an inch at 50 yards with the iron sights. ...
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  • robertbank's Avatar
    06-12-2018, 12:55 PM
    The Lyman 4th Edition lists loads for a 120 gr RN with a starting load of 3 gr of Red Dot and a maximum of 3.9 grains which puts you close to the top of range for that powder with little wiggle room. The powder is not listed for use in any of the...
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  • robertbank's Avatar
    06-11-2018, 11:11 PM
    oldHenry I posted earlier, and feel compelled to apologize for not stating that I have had more luck sizing my cast bullets .357 than .356. Without exception the .357 bullet out performed accuracy wise the .356 bullet in my testing off a bench. ...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-10-2018, 11:30 AM
    I didn't find much, if any difference in the roughened balls. Both the smoothbores I have at the time shoot like rifles, so what would I do with a bit more group tightener? If I am on target, they are going to hit.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-09-2018, 08:55 PM
    I don't think it was made for trade, as the gun has much nicer engraving than the Chief's grade guns.
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    06-09-2018, 03:43 AM
    A friend just went through this with his, a pin or set screw in the dial backed out and left the dial freewheeling. You weren't really entering the combination when you turned the dial. He sawsalled his open.
    29 replies | 1068 view(s)
  • dubber123's Avatar
    06-09-2018, 03:39 AM
    I have lapped quite a few, some extensively, and all still looked sharp to me, just a lot shinier, and with much improved accuracy.
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  • robertbank's Avatar
    06-08-2018, 07:54 PM
    Well done Paul! See you tomorrow for set up Take Care Bob
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    06-08-2018, 02:31 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Primers???? in Our Town
    For most handgun and shotgun whatever is cheapest. For rifle and pistol competition whatever groups the best. For serious accuracy you have to test each lot.
    44 replies | 1091 view(s)
  • Bo1's Avatar
    06-08-2018, 08:41 AM
    What model of long range site is on it?
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    06-07-2018, 11:42 PM
    Thanks going to order a couple.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    06-07-2018, 10:36 AM
    Steel wool will not cause a problem, as long as you let the previous layer of finish dry completely before rub out.
    20 replies | 557 view(s)
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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