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  • LAGS's Avatar
    03-29-2020, 02:06 PM
    My Type 53 measures out at .315. It shoots well with a 316-299 cast out of hard lead , GC'ed and powder coated. The rifle has a Russian copy sniper scope on it and does very well at 100 yards with RL 7 powder. I think I am shooting around 20...
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    03-25-2020, 02:26 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread Ishapore .308 Survey in Military Rifles
    Just try neck sizing your brass and only shoot it in that rifle. I have had to do that with lots of rifles , especially my 303 Lee Enfield.
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    03-24-2020, 11:45 AM
    LAGS replied to a thread A Question of Water in Muzzleloading.
    I rust my barrels at least 4 times just to get them blued evenly. But I have to do them at least 6 times to get a Good Finish.
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    03-21-2020, 10:52 AM
    LAGS replied to a thread A Question of Water in Muzzleloading.
    Just a suggestion. We Boil the distilled water when we are Rust Bluing. I might try putting a Cover over my boiling tank that has a tube that leads out to a Condensing coil that drips into a container to collect the boiled off water. That way you...
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    03-20-2020, 06:31 PM
    LAGS replied to a thread A Question of Water in Muzzleloading.
    Lucky I had bought a few gallons of water weeks ago ,(not because of the virus) , but just because I have a bunch of barrels to blue. But my wife works in a grocery store , and I can find out when more water is coming in, ( plus her employee...
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    03-14-2020, 08:08 PM
    You do not need to use a Rust Cabinet with Slow Rust Bluing. I just hang my parts in a bathroom that has been steamed up from the shower. The steam does not have to be constant. Steam up the room , hang the parts and shut the door for a few hours...
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    03-12-2020, 01:12 PM
    Thank you to everyone for the information! That chart is fantastic conditor, something I've always been curious about. I used to dump the boolits in ice water after PC but found I had a lot more mega-stuck boolits than when I let it air cool. I...
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    03-11-2020, 11:51 AM
    Hey all! Been a while since I last posted but in the meantime I moved to the great state of Texas! :mrgreen: Something I've not had to deal with before is the extreme water hardness & humidity! Now, I usually drop my boolits into a water...
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    03-09-2020, 12:45 AM
    LAGS replied to a thread New member in Muzzleloading.
    Welcome to the site. You have joined a great bunch of people that can give you plenty of information if you need it. We will also welcome your knowledge and experience.
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    03-05-2020, 04:44 PM
    Any Acid will remove Bluing. Or Rust for that matter. Citric acid works slower than Vinagar , and a lot slower than Muratic or Hydrochloric acid. But they are still all acids. And bluing in fact , is Rust. You just don't want an acid strong...
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    03-04-2020, 07:07 PM
    I guess I am an Old Gunsmith. But I learned it from watching my Grandfather re blue guns when I was a kid. He was an Old Gunsmith Too
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    03-03-2020, 06:54 PM
    White vinegar. If you add Hydrogen peroxide to it it works even faster. Or water diluted Muratic Acid. I use both for taking off bluing and Rust. Naval Jelly is what I use to use and is great if you need to work on a spot and not the whole part...
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    03-03-2020, 05:38 PM
    @Dapaki Looks like you live on MN. Did you look up Pryo Chem Source?. That is where I get my Kno3 at about $3 a pound They are out of MN.
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    03-02-2020, 09:05 PM
    I also tumble my Buckshot cast in a Lee mold. I seems to load better , and you don't have to rattle it around in the shell to get all the shot to settle. besides , the bag of shot looks better and not like a clump of mis shaped hunks of lead.
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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