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  • BigEyeBob's Avatar
    05-19-2019, 08:29 PM
    I have engineering drawings of a ships cannon ,from the US Constitution , 1/10th scale ,I would like to build some time in the future . Drawings call for brass ,but getting the correct brass alloy could be a challenge .Maybe steel coated with...
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    05-16-2019, 03:45 AM
    Ive made 100 cases from 38 special Eagle cases , acquired a CBE mould that drops a 265 " cast boolit , and ordered a set of 360 #5 dies from CH4D , Ill be casting some projectiles and loading them up soon .The dies were posted three or four days ago...
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    05-15-2019, 07:49 PM
    BigEyeBob replied to a thread My casting shed in Special Projects
    I hear ya . Cant use timber here where I live ,the termites would chew it up over night ,every tree in the bush is hollowed out , leave a piece of 4x2 on the ground and it will be hollowed out leaving a paper thin out side skin .Nice job though .
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    05-12-2019, 08:25 AM
    I got in touch with Lyman to order a couple of sizing dies for my lubesizer . Price is good (cost more because of the exchange rate US -AUD ) .any way got the quote for shipping 75.00 US to Australia ,couldnt believe it .Emailed them ,,,,yes thats...
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    05-11-2019, 09:59 PM
    Ive a BSA Martini (commercial sporter,not a converted cadet) original factory chambered in 32-20 , The bore was trashed from lack of care .I had it relined as I wanted to keep the original barrel with its factory marks .Been loading up some Berrys...
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    05-11-2019, 09:40 PM
    I made one from poly urethane to replace the old seal in a lyman ,45 lubesizer (its the very first model) ,made it like a normal lipseal like you would use in a axle bearing . Works a treat .you might try finding a lip seal that would do the job...
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    04-25-2019, 04:17 AM
    Have one the same ,have to trap the but stock under my arm to open it , well oiled and maintained ,bore is like brand new ,overall finish is fine circa 1889 .p .Has the trapped butt with original cleaning rod .I rarely shoot it because I have a 92...
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    04-24-2019, 01:59 AM
    Brass choreboy pot scrubber on an old brush ,coat liberally with oil or eds red and scrub the barrel back and forth a few times ,Then use flannel patches to clean out the crud . I used 0000 steel wool wrapped around and old bore brush on a 303/25...
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South of the Equator and North of Capricorn
Shooting & Hunting , wild women and bundy rum
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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