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  • Bent Ramrod's Avatar
    10-13-2019, 10:47 AM
    Iíve run .218 Bee shells through my .25-20 WCF FLS die and formed the latter cases with no losses whatsoever. I use Imperial Sizing Wax for this and all such significant dimensional change case forming. My general rule-of-thumb is fireforming...
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    10-08-2019, 11:32 AM
    I don't know if they support Italian replica repeaters, but the Parts Lady at VTI Gun Parts has shown an encyclopedic knowledge of what fits what across the various makes of replica cap&ball revolvers, muzzle-loaders and Sharps rifles. I think...
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    10-06-2019, 11:51 AM
    If you can find .22 WRFs, they work as a sub load in .22 RF Magnum chambered rifles. They are produced intermittently by Winchester, and CCI made them in hollow point a while back. Accuracy is what it is; some guns mind the bullet jump more than...
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    10-01-2019, 11:42 AM
    Thanks for the notice, John. I have Mr. Hullís first book, and was mighty impressed by all the info on H. O. Peabody and Providence Tool that he managed to find and put together. Guess Iíd better dig out my old Amazon password and get this updated...
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    09-26-2019, 08:49 AM
    Iíve had several 40-90 3-1/4Ē cases stretch into the throat or leade, and even into the rifling. Some have separated, with the front section going clear out the barrel with the boolit. Typically, this happens with paper patch boolits and chambers...
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    09-23-2019, 09:15 AM
    Bent Ramrod replied to a thread What is this? in Military Rifles
    Does it have a needle point on the end? I think somebody made a barrel insert that would poke a hole in a target placed close to the muzzle, yet far enough in front so the sights could be put on target. This was for training Army recruits in the...
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    09-23-2019, 08:27 AM
    I think Mike Venturino, in one of his articles, called the Ideal two-cavity with two different designs ďthe Thinking Manís mould.Ē Implying that it was something for the serious experimenter. Ideal and Lyman used to cater to such cranks, on...
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    09-22-2019, 10:37 AM
    Itís my understanding that C-H started out making dies that were as good as any on the market. Then Charles Heckman, the founder of the company, was killed in an auto accident. Whoever took the outfit over was only interested in the bottom line,...
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    09-21-2019, 08:36 AM
    My experience with the Winchester Single Shot is limited to refurbishing wrecks back into shooting condition. This has included fixing broken firing pins and converting rimfire pins to centerfire after bushing the breechblocks. Iíve never had a...
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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