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    01-20-2018, 06:44 AM
    I use the machine cutting oil for tapping and machining on the lathe or mill . For hand tapping I use a gel type lube called Trefolex ,a clear aromatic lube that smells a bit like a rubbing linament .Not sure if its available in the US.Tap Magic is...
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    01-20-2018, 06:39 AM
    Normalise by heating cherry red , get a adjustable reamer with the size range to cover the size you want to achieve ,take small cuts until you get to .002-.003" under the finished size ,you can run cast projectiles through the die until you get the...
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    01-18-2018, 06:47 AM
    I have three English shot guns well over 100yrs old ,and two BSA sporting rifles ,one 1912 manufacture and one from the early 20,s all fitted with Silvers red rubber pads and not one of them is at the point of replacement , maybe a bit discoloured...
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    01-07-2018, 09:07 PM
    If you can get hold of Colin Greenwoods book on rook and rabbit rifles ,he states what I wrote . I have a Small frame Martin by the maker T Andrews in 380Rook ,which by all measurements on thebore is actually a 360#2.Also a belgian made Martini in...
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    01-07-2018, 06:37 AM
    A rook is the pommie term for a crow or a raven ,rook rifles were intended for shooting rook or crows nests and destroying the nest and any eggs therewithin . Any =thing over .300 is not considered a rook caliber .
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    01-04-2018, 07:33 AM
    Friend of mine has one in 6.5 x 57 ,IIRC it was an conversion done in its early life ,but has always had feeding problems which he has had sorted recently ,he also had to get it restocked due to the stock cracking at the magazine area.It a good...
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    01-03-2018, 03:24 AM
    I reload for 222Rimmed.What is it you want to know .Im not at home until Friday week , all my reloading information is at home ,but you can use 222Remington data . I use a number of projectiles ,remington 50g , Speer 50gn and just recently Hornady...
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    01-03-2018, 03:19 AM
    Its called power twist and can be adjusted in length by handwith no tools neccesary
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    12-30-2017, 09:15 PM
    I would choose the straight walled case ,like 405win ,458, or 375 x2 1/2" flanged if you particularly want a 375 cal . The 375 H&H is a necked case and getting wads into them could be a pia .The 303 brit was loaded with powder ,wad fitted and necked...
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    12-25-2017, 09:22 PM
    BigEyeBob replied to a thread Double Rifles in Single Shot Guns
    Ive owned a number of English double rifles over the years , 25 years ago they were cheap to buy due to the lack of available ammunition .Most of mine have been moved on due to financial difficulties ,but were sold when the resurgence of the big...
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    12-25-2017, 09:02 PM
    Love the oldies , I have a 73 in 44-40 round barrel full length magazine in excellent condition ,hardly a mark on it ,by the Winchester date lists it was made in 1889. The other is a 92 ,round barrel ,full length magazine also in 44-40 ,in good...
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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