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    Today, 08:58 AM
    In your lookin around, maybe you can find a .32 or .36 barrel for your set. If you can not find one, one could be made , or another barrel sleeved to the smaller caliber you want. I have built Multi Caliber / Barrel Shotguns and Handguns on...
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    Today, 01:03 AM
    I agree with Indian Joe. Why such a Fast Twist on such a Big Bore. That is why I opted for a 1/60 twist for RB in a .600 Caliber. I just don't see that a Slug will give you any real advantage. But it is your rifle, and your Shoulder. And 1/48...
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    Today, 12:02 AM
    I believe that I just paid like $125.00 plus shipping to have my .56 Smooth Bore TC taken out to .600 rifled for Round Ball. That is a good deal, especially if you can pick up a barrel in poor condition for next to nothing. Talk to Mr. Hoyt and...
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    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    Find a 15/16 TC Hawken barrel in 50 Caliber , and send it to Bob Hoyt to be re bored and rifled the way you want the twist. You can find a barrel with a bad bore, and it will be like new on the inside when he is done.
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    Yesterday, 05:16 PM
    I thought The Time Warp was a bad song from the late 70s...
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    Yesterday, 02:48 PM
    That Yugo Mauser Follower worked out fine. I am trying to Post a picture of it, but I am having problems with my Camera and computer. I did the modifications to make that follower fit for my friend, and it just happens , the rifle is stored at my...
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    Yesterday, 02:02 AM
    And now that I figured out a few ore tiny tweaks, all of a sudden things are working well. These 20 MBC IDP #6 boolits were done in about 20 minutes. The holes are only 1.25 inch deep, 1/8", and BH 18, so I doubt there will be much expansion, if I...
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    Yesterday, 01:56 AM
    Once I figured it out, it went much faster - these 20 took about 20 minutes total.
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    07-14-2019, 10:57 PM
    I need to make a correction to my last post. The Extractor on a Springfield 1903 is what will Fit on the Small Ring Mauser. I was in Error about it being the magazine follower. It still might fit, but since I no longer have a 1903, I can not tell...
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    07-14-2019, 04:38 PM
    @ Reverend al Those same bullets shot great in my Mosins. But were not worth a darn in my Two Groove Long Branch #4 with a .314 bore. But the price was right to give them a go.
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    07-14-2019, 11:09 AM
    My rifle feeds well now. But it only has problems when you try and feed it slow. I got my Follower out at a gun show, but I bet you can find one at Gun parts Corp. A friend modified a follower from a Yugo 24/47 for his rifle, and it worked fine....
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    07-14-2019, 09:08 AM
    I have had good luck with The same boolit and loading it with RL-7 ( I think around 30 Grains ) My loading Data is still packed away from a recent move, but I think info is in the Lymann Cast Bullet Manual.
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    07-14-2019, 09:04 AM
    I have a 1916 also, in .308 It too had similar feeding issues, until I changed out the magazine follower. I don't think the old 7MM follower are the same as the .308 follower. The .308 case is just a little wider at the front, and can cause the...
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    07-12-2019, 06:33 AM
    And just to be completely fair, it was most likely the fact that I was an idiot and did not observe there is a flat part on the drill bit shank where the lock screw is supposed to sit, so the bit was likely spinning itself, so once I seated it...
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    07-12-2019, 06:08 AM
    Well, what I DID do is notice I am a complete and utter idiot - I somehow missed that there is a FLAT SPOT on the drill bit shank, where the adjustment screw is supposed to sit, so what was most likely happening is the bit was actually spinning and...
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    07-10-2019, 11:18 AM
    If you are going to Stone the front of the extractor, first determine if it is best to stone the top or Bottom of the extractor. Stoning the bottom will allow the extractor to rotate around more on the bolt, thus lowering the top to clear the...
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    07-09-2019, 04:31 PM
    If you take the Extractor off the bolt body, then check, how is the clearance on the Bolt Lugs themselves. It looks like the extractor lines up with the top of the Bolt Lug in the pictures. The back of the receiver may have a slight Twist causing...
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  • armoredman's Avatar
    07-09-2019, 02:48 PM
    Hmm, that's a good idea, so here goes. Chunk is certified bullet metal from Seafab Metals Co, 92/6/2. Dimple shown is one full MINUTE of drilling, pushing hard. Bad picture of one of ten HP 9mm rounds, after 5 minutes of grinding.
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    07-09-2019, 02:27 PM
    I sent to Forster;"I purchased the 1/8" Universal Hollow Pointer from MidwayUSA.com and find the drill bit is VERY hard to use, takes several minutes to drill into a cast 9mm bullet, metal is 92/6/2 from Seafab and powder coated. I was told that...
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    07-09-2019, 11:16 AM
    I heard that " Wild Bill " use to Empty and Re- Load his revolver Every Morning to avoid the powder being effected by moisture. I am not sure this would apply to a ML rifle because of the different loading down the barrel. But Safety wise, I never...
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    07-08-2019, 01:10 PM
    I had the same issue with my Chiappa Little Badger. I use it for a backpacking gun, and carry both 22 Shorts and LR's when I hike. If I fire more than 10 Shorts in the gun, it then wont chamber the LR's all the way. So looks like carrying Dual...
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    07-08-2019, 12:41 AM
    LAGS replied to a thread over powder wads in Muzzleloading.
    For Thicker Wads, I would just use what cardboard I had like Cereal boxes cut into strips, then Glued together to the thickness I wanted with a Glue Stick. Then used a hole punch or a correct size piece of Tubing sharpened to make a disc cutter.
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    07-08-2019, 12:28 AM
    LAGS replied to a thread Been makin Charcoal. in Muzzleloading.
    Charcoal has some advantages over just Wood Logs. You can get a more even heat, ( Though not as hot as Flaming wood ) You can cook things longer and slower , but do not have the Flame Scorching or the smoke. Maybe this weekend I will try doing a...
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    07-07-2019, 06:30 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread Been makin Charcoal. in Muzzleloading.
    You have a point about maybe adding an unwanted flavor. Only way to be sure, is to give it a go. Like I said, this is just something I am playing with. First, Get the pressed charcoal to stay together. Then, see how it burns in comparison to...
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    07-07-2019, 06:14 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread Been makin Charcoal. in Muzzleloading.
    I was just going to run it thru my hand crank meat grinder then throw it into my Ball Mill like I do for BP. But I bet the meat grinder will get the larger chunks down small enough for holding together when pressing. But Air Fly Charcoal dust...
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    07-07-2019, 04:58 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread Been makin Charcoal. in Muzzleloading.
    The Mesquite flavor is Excellent. At the old house, I have a White Oak also. But have never had to trim it yet , Oak trees don't grow too fast in our heat, so haven't tried that flavor, yet. Going to be doing Hamburgers tonight on the new...
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    07-07-2019, 01:37 AM
    LAGS replied to a thread Been makin Charcoal. in Muzzleloading.
    From the Chunks of BP Pucks that I lit in the past, they did take of flying around. And did kinda go POOF when they were almost burnt out.
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    07-07-2019, 12:27 AM
    LAGS replied to a thread Been makin Charcoal. in Muzzleloading.
    If I tried to light a BP Puck to cook a steak, they might be having Steak for Dinner on Sky Lab.
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    07-07-2019, 12:14 AM
    I decided to share this with you on this section, because some of the members could possibly relate. I Have been making Mesquite Charcoal for the past week. No , Not for my Black Powder, but for my Barbeque. I had a very large pile of Mesquite...
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  • armoredman's Avatar
    07-05-2019, 05:59 AM
    The bit was correct, it's most likely the fact that the lead is 92/6/2 from Seafab, Lyman #2 style, IIRC, towel dropped. Also, they are powder coated, so I could see the initial bite being a wee bit tougher...but that bit just did not want to bite,...
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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