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    Today, 12:18 AM
    Interesting: One has a computer - one keys 'Lee Precision Contact Information' in their browser - browser returns Lee's Contact information ... http://leeprecision.net/support/index.php?/Tickets/Submit/RenderForm/4 And they can do this All By...
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    Yesterday, 06:45 PM
    Obturation: * In the chamber is the thin wall case sealing against the chamber walls at the moment of ignition to prevent gas leakage (blow back) * Next is the bullet base bump up (slumping) from the ignition gases * Optimum obturation of the...
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    07-23-2014, 11:49 AM
    Ruger Blackhawk loading data ... http://rugerforum.net/reloading/35174-blackhawk-45-colt-loads.html Call Henry and ask them - after all, they manufacture the rifle
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    07-23-2014, 11:42 AM
    Ted - why would one want to patch the bore with Ballistol/water and not further oil the bore? Use Eezox and it is done one time for cleaning, lubricating and rust preventive of the bore and other metal parts
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    07-23-2014, 11:19 AM
    25-20 ... http://www.chuckhawks.com/25-20Win.htm
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    07-22-2014, 11:57 AM
    If one is enamored with Ballistol, why not just go the hardware store and buy a can of mineral oil which is the primary ingredient in Ballistol Another test: Is Ballistol a Good Rust Preventative, Fact or Fiction...
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    07-21-2014, 06:40 PM
    An example: Rossi '92 - 45 Colt BP reloads - 100 avg rounds shot monthly for Cowboy Action ... Eezox, normal bore cleaning, lifter and bolt cleaned with a shop swab. Probably in excess of 15,000 down the bore. Been field stripped and cleaned...
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    07-21-2014, 04:01 PM
    I had one for years got it as a kid. Had a trigger job got it down to the 2# area. It was a tack driver. MOA or better. depending on ammo. Elly Tenex 1 hole at 25 yds cover 5 shots with a dime at 50. After trigger job. Too heavy before to shoot that...
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    07-21-2014, 11:26 AM
    Fly ... take off the nitrile gloves before you open the French Doors! Most folks take off their muddy boots before they go into the house also! End of Thread - End of Being Yelled At
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    07-21-2014, 11:21 AM
    Lyman's 49th Handbook lists for each bullet tested the BC & SD and only the velocities for smokeless powders used for testing. Like any powder used to load a specific bullet of a given weight, increase or decrease the powder charge and the velocity...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 03:25 PM
    What's the as cast of the bullet?
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    07-20-2014, 11:03 AM
    Mark: the procedure goes like this putting the rifle in a padded vice: * Magnetic bubble level on the receiver flat - to determine horizontal level of the rifle * Magnetic bubble level on staff or base of the vernier - to determine vertical...
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    07-20-2014, 09:31 AM
    Contact Kramer Industries for 3 lbs of 3mm K-Polish triangle ceramic plastic media http://www.kramerindustriesonline.com/tumbling-media/precision-ceramic-media/precision-ceramic-polishing.htm and then order a 5 lb box of concentrated...
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    07-20-2014, 09:14 AM
    re: the '73 ... buy Eezox too clean the bore. It's the best cleaner-lubrication and rust preventative on the market. Final light coating dries with no gummy layer. Be sure to take the side plates off and cean the innards For the wood, do not...
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    07-19-2014, 12:39 PM
    25-20 85gr Meister
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    07-19-2014, 12:10 PM
    Called Alliant - told it's burn rate is 'around' H110 at 117 and I've gathered elsewhere, the Alliant 300-MP was made to compete with the H110. Looked in Propellant Powder, Fifth Edition that H110 needs a magnum primer Have shot the 300-MP in a...
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    07-18-2014, 06:28 PM
    As Artful said - Yes The 45 ACP brass with small primers are head stamped NT (Non Toxic) Many more indoor ranges are now requiring them because of the Lead styphnate in the primers to meet the EPA laws of various States
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 11:48 AM
    Ballistol is mineral oil and oxalic acid - to each his own, I wouldn't For a cleaner-lubricant and rust preventative, Eezox beats Ballistol, which leaves a gummy layer, hands down in a 10 month test that I did for a comparison...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    07-17-2014, 03:23 PM
    Try a 50:50 mix of ATF & Acetone on both issues
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  • bearcove's Avatar
    07-17-2014, 02:52 PM
    I'll take it as long as it has the choke
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    07-17-2014, 08:27 AM
    John Boy replied to a thread 45-70 ped in Black Powder Cartridge
    Gas stripping of the bullet base - under size bullet - lube starvation or ... a combination of all three
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    07-16-2014, 11:59 PM
    The unknown price the usual guy pays
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    07-16-2014, 03:06 PM
    John Boy replied to a thread 45-70 ped in Black Powder Cartridge
    Charlie: I went to the Pedersoli website and scrolled down through all the 45-70 type rifles ... 1:18. I was curious myself because on my firearms inventory spread - I had both my Sharps as 1:20 and something didn't click right in the head I also...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    07-16-2014, 01:40 PM
    John Boy replied to a thread 45-70 ped in Black Powder Cartridge
    All factory Pedersoli 45-70 rifles are 1:18 twist, not 1:20 and the factory bore specifications are: * lands - 0.450 * groove - 0.4580 Additional factory specifications: reamer depth controlled to +.003" and -.000" . Rim Dia. .618" ...
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    07-15-2014, 03:02 PM
    John Boy replied to a thread pot thermometer in Casting Equipment
    Thanks guncheese for the temp range. For 6 bucks, sounds like a great deal with the addition of a SS K Type probe Jim: Good practice converting C to F now. There will be a day when the US goes metric Here's a tool for you ......
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    07-15-2014, 10:14 AM
    Soule sight for target shooting - ramped receiver sight for hunting. Otherwise you'll be looking for that same game animal the next year
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    07-15-2014, 10:07 AM
    A layer of oxidized metal is not dross. Dross impurities are a black colored ash. Oxidized metal is tin or antimony that needs to be stirred back into the melt
    19 replies | 631 view(s)
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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