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    Today, 11:38 AM
    gnoahhh replied to a thread Reboring a 1899Sav in Leverguns
    .30-30 and .303 rotors were the same, as were all receiver internal dimensions for every caliber Savage built up until the .308/.243/.358 were introduced in the 50's. Even though Savage rotors were caliber specific, it's amazing how well they'll...
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    Yesterday, 09:58 AM
    gnoahhh replied to a thread H&g #68 in Cast Boolits
    I recently started working with the RCBS clone of the H&G 68 and can't sing its praises enough. 4 grains Bullseye and the bullet seated/taper crimped with the case mouth dead even with the top of the upper band yields excellent accuracy and zero...
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    07-21-2019, 11:53 AM
    SMLE bolt heads used to be everywhere, and priced dirt cheap. Not anymore, you take them where and when you find them. The thing is, the SMLE action is minimal for 7.62 NATO cartridges. They were never designed for a steady diet of that kind of...
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    07-20-2019, 03:50 PM
    gnoahhh replied to a thread Reboring a 1899Sav in Leverguns
    For what it's worth, all Savage-built .303 Savages from day one had 1-12" twists. I've driven 180/190 grainers out of these guns at velocities as low as 1100fps with zero problems. The thing is Savage used sine bar machines to rifle their...
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    07-17-2019, 11:23 PM
    gnoahhh replied to a thread Reboring a 1899Sav in Leverguns
    Pioneer: Not sure I understand what you're saying. As an aside, I shoot 190 cast bullets in every .303 Savage and .30-30 I own. I've killed a bunch of stuff and made a lot of tiny groups on paper with same. Grizzlies? Not many of them...
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    07-16-2019, 10:03 PM
    gnoahhh replied to a thread Reboring a 1899Sav in Leverguns
    In a word, only do it if you want to devalue the gun by about 50%. As stated above with any change in caliber in an 1899 or 99 (1907= Model 1899) one has to consider the rotor. In the instance of going from .30-30 to .38-55 the rotor would...
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    07-16-2019, 06:10 PM
    Nah. I rarely if ever cast anything much over 12-15 bhn and I shoot a lot of rifle stuff at velocities up to just shy of 2000 fps. I honestly cannot remember the last time I had a leading issue. I cast a bunch of .30 stuff recently out of an NOE...
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    07-16-2019, 10:45 AM
    Ok....
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    07-15-2019, 12:59 PM
    I would counterbore it, but I would do it in a lathe and go in an inch or two to be sure to clean up the cleaning rod damage.
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    07-15-2019, 11:39 AM
    New never used Lee .45 Colt carbide die three die set, green box. You know what they look like but if pressed I'll take a snapshot for you. I bought these thinking I was getting .45ACP, what a maroon! Since I already have a set for .45 Colt I don't...
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    07-15-2019, 10:58 AM
    I too turned my back on macho handgun loads back during the Reagan administration. Pain does not equate to fun for me. The trail of satisfying paper targets and dead small/medium sized critters I've left behind me for nigh on 40 years is testimony...
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    07-15-2019, 10:50 AM
    One thing I have learned from reading Larry Gibson's posts over the years is that he is one of the rare cast shooters who approaches the game with a sense of employing the scientific method. I rarely have had reason to take exception with his...
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    07-15-2019, 10:21 AM
    I tried WQ'ing a few times and gave up on it as a waste of time. For most of my shooting needs, COWW air cooled hardness is a-ok (.45 Colt and .45ACP, .22,.25,.30 rifle loads- 99% of said rifle loads are in the 1400-1900fps range.) Excellent...
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    07-15-2019, 09:46 AM
    Yeah, that'll be my last resort. I would really like to keep the gun original.
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    07-15-2019, 08:18 AM
    Oven cleaner is absolutely the worst thing to apply to wood! It attacks the cellulose of the wood irreparably, and no, applying oil to it will not "rejuvenate" it. At that point you have to scrape away the damaged surface to get to fresh wood and by...
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    07-12-2019, 11:35 AM
    For the historically inquisitive, here's the ORIGINAL Frankford Arsenal decapping tool. Circa 1909, from the real Frankford Arsenal. It works a treat with both pistol and rifle brass.
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    07-12-2019, 07:42 AM
    Up top.
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    07-11-2019, 10:04 PM
    gnoahhh replied to a thread Condom Bullets in Military Rifles
    I have a boatload of pull down bullets I'd let go very reasonably. 450 147 grainers to be exact.
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    07-11-2019, 12:26 PM
    Sure, thanks Larry. PM me your particulars please. That takes care of the plain base mold for plinkers. Still hoping for a GC mold too.
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    07-11-2019, 11:07 AM
    Looking for a .25 rifle mould RN or FN in the 75-85 grain weight range, no longer than .7". Intended use: an old Savage M1899 .250-3000 with slow (1-14") twist, so it can't be a long 100-120 grainer. GC preferred (but would consider a PB for plinker...
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    07-10-2019, 12:30 PM
    The movable blade on the rear sight of my Series-70 Gold Cup has a little fore-and-aft slop in it. Ie: no side to side movement, but it can be wiggled front to back. Is this normal, and if not is there a fix? I suspect there is some sort of tiny...
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    07-07-2019, 08:35 PM
    As much as I like the .22HP, nowayinheck would I face off against a tiger with one like that guy did! I would want at least a .25-35. :)
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    07-01-2019, 11:54 AM
    gnoahhh replied to a thread 4759 in Canister & Surplus Powder
    If you don't snag those cans, somebody else will! SE Kentucky isn't all that far away....
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    06-28-2019, 10:37 AM
    gnoahhh replied to a thread large throat in krags in Cast Boolits
    Are you sure about those throat diameters? Those are absurd diameters even for loosey-goosey Krags.
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    06-27-2019, 10:49 AM
    S&B (as well as Norma) factory 5.6x52R ammo is indeed good accurate stuff, but it's loaded hot. The result is poor case life when fired in an old Savage lever gun. Rear locking lever guns have a fair amount of flex when subjected to high pressures...
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    06-27-2019, 10:22 AM
    Hornady doesn't even make them on a seasonal basis anymore. The bullets are ok, but too long for the nominal 1-12" twist of the old Savage barrels. Having them shoot well is chancy at best. (The bullets were intended for users of 5.6x52R European...
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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