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    Yesterday, 11:49 PM
    Either one loaded to potential seems a good choice. I was running 200gr XTP out of a 5" 1911 .45 acp at 1200fps (with an 18 lb. spring, two buffers and a buffer washer to take the pounding). The .45 Super exceeds that and is a cracking beasty when...
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    Yesterday, 09:52 PM
    What 35Remington said. Some years ago, I was distracted, missed a case and it led to some embarrassment at a falling plate match. The competitors were a helpful bunch and it all worked out, but it could just as easily have gone the other way. Charge...
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    01-19-2018, 10:50 PM
    yeahbub replied to a thread Well, It Happened in Muzzleloading.
    I had a chain-fire in a Remington New Model Army (aka, 1858 Rem) back in the '70's, definitely from RB's that seemed tight in the chambers, but the narrow wedding band of engagement was insufficient to seal well enough, even with the use of. . . ...
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    01-19-2018, 03:27 PM
    +1 on the pepper, but it should be fresh ground, for certain. My method: Sausage of your favorite seasoning in the desired quantity skillet browned on both sides and done. Remove sausage and stir in enough flour over drippings to make a...
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    01-18-2018, 09:23 PM
    That is a handsome looking experimental round, HABCAN. It looks like it wants to work. My thoughts are that it would be good to maximize bearing length with an eye to minimizing unsupported ogive length. The have a tendency to slump if the alloy is...
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    01-18-2018, 05:21 PM
    SCORE!! The freezer is full. Excellent. . . I got skunked this year - job interference. It seems to me that you have a sound sense of gaging barrel condition and I agree that it will benefit from judicious lapping - most do, even if accuracy...
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    01-17-2018, 06:10 PM
    yeahbub replied to a thread Win 1892 44-40 re-barrel in Leverguns
    OY!! I hear ya on that one! I never understood the strange predilection for sights which are incapable of precision and are designed to obscure the target you're about to pull the trigger on. Maybe it's me, but that bead covers up a lot of target at...
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    01-17-2018, 05:33 PM
    It doesn't sound like a mold is what you need - maybe. May I ask what the problem with the barrel is which suggests pressure-lapping is the solution? New factory barrels from reputable makers (of which I would count Ruger as one) rarely need more...
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    01-15-2018, 07:59 PM
    A few years ago, I worked with a Marlin 375 and found that the chamber would accept 2.080 cases with a touch of room to spare, and the following load was fired in 2.080" .38-55 cases without problems. A Lyman 375248 cast of air-cooled WW, paper...
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    01-10-2018, 02:12 PM
    Indeed!! God bless our president! He needs the help! Not because he's DJT or just because he's the current POTUS, but because he's a mortal human being with all the concupiscence and tendency toward failure anyone else in this life has. Some fall to...
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    01-08-2018, 01:05 PM
    Both maxi's and REALs often benefit from being cloth-patched over the base driving band. In rifles which seem to produce only indifferent accuracy with them, the culprit is often leakage somewhere along its travel down the bore. I'm not sure what...
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    01-05-2018, 07:20 PM
    Outdoorfan, there are different alloys of cerrosafe, those which shrink, expand, or are neutral. You might want to find out which your 'smith is using. Their website will have info on percentage of shrinkage or expansion for each alloy so you can...
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    01-05-2018, 05:20 PM
    APP 3f seems to work okay in my C&B revolvers. Not the most blistering velocities, but accuracy is good and it's compressible! Very forgiving of minor overages in the chambers - I can still get the ball/boolit in. AND, not being true BP, I can use...
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    01-05-2018, 04:45 PM
    Rookie55, welcome to the sport of aromatic smoke! . . . Never to be confused with exotic fragrances. As regards BP purchases, if you are a member of the NMLRA, you could drive a few miles past Deer Creek in Waldron down to Friendship in June or...
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    01-05-2018, 02:01 PM
    Depending on its consistency, a stout 4oz squeeze bottle or one of those re-fillable plastic "toothpaste" tubes backpackers load with jam or jelly with a cone spout would work. In cool weather, you might have to keep it in an inside pocket.
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    01-04-2018, 08:37 PM
    38splpete, welcome to the forum. The comments so far are spot-on, including winding up down a stumper of a rabbit hole. It would be helpful to know what your alloy and hardness is, the lube you're using, whether the bore-riding nose engraves on...
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    01-04-2018, 05:59 PM
    I'm reminded of Frank Zappa's words in that song I can't remember the name of, ". . . Have you guessed me yet? I'm the slime oozing out of yo' TV set."
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    12-27-2017, 02:23 PM
    Jmorris, did you use off-the-shelf components to build these units or did you do this from scratch? Where did you go for information on how to build them? Inquiring minds want to know. It would be interesting to learn more about how induction units...
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    12-26-2017, 07:57 PM
    Years ago, I read an article written by a gunsmith who extolled the virtues of using old stainless 120" whip antennas which were once the rage for mobile CB radio. He wrote that it's not that hard, but very tough and would take a beating without...
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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