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  • oldred's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:48 AM
    I think this is why some Uberti owners have complained of accuracy problems with the 38-55, they mistakenly assume something is wrong with the rifle when it's nothing more than feeding it the wrong ammo! The newer model Winchester/Browning 1885...
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    Yesterday, 09:07 AM
    I have a Colt New Frontier 22LR/22WMR that I bought new in 1975, in 1976 I was at a picnic where we were doing some shooting and during a pause I laid the Colt down on a paper towel on a picnic table. Don't know how it got there but a piece of a...
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    09-18-2018, 05:34 PM
    Yes the Browning is finished excellent and it's a very nice rifle however the Uberti has the "Correct bore" vs the Browning's smaller .375! This was just discussed in another thread a few days ago and there is a big misconception that the Uberti has...
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    09-17-2018, 12:56 PM
    I was thinking the same thing and wondering about moisture even being the problem, I am a bit puzzled by having enough moisture in the wood to prevent drying. Of all the problems I have encountered over the years while working with Walnut I have...
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    09-17-2018, 09:53 AM
    I couldn't agree more about using steel wool, that stuff has no place at all on my work bench! The best abrasives I have used are 3M wet/dry which can be obtained in grits from 80 grit to 2500 grit, the finer grits above about 320 to 400 are great...
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    09-16-2018, 07:01 PM
    Heating (or worse leaving in the sun!) is a recipe for disaster since it WILL ruin your stock if it is still that green, in fact leaving it in the sun, especially in a place such as under a car window, will very likely cause severe cracking in...
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  • oldred's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 08:55 PM
    Any gun should be cleaned before putting away but with smokeless a fella can get away with it for a long time without cleaning, not so when shooting BP and even worse with most BP subs (BH209 maybe being an exception). Sure BP and the subs NEED to...
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    09-14-2018, 08:39 PM
    I don't know that any gun is fun to take apart but that Uberti is not at all complicated or hard to take apart???? :confused: The Uberti is a copy of the original 1885 Winchester and (unlike the newer Jap versions which are a completely different...
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    09-13-2018, 10:20 PM
    That rifle does not suffer from an oversize bore and it is sized properly, a lot of newer 38-55s however suffer from an undersized bore! The true 38-55 has the larger bore and always has but the newer ones seem to just use a .375 caliber barrel, I...
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    09-11-2018, 09:16 AM
    That's an often overlooked point that has left many folks wondering why their freshly sharpened drills will seem to start out Ok but then stop and refuse to drill. I have seen it many times, a sharp lip with the proper angle and reliefs but with the...
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    09-10-2018, 02:54 PM
    I know someone else who can do #60, etc drills by hand and do a fantastic job on them unfortunately it's not the fellow I see in the mirror! I have tried but normally anything smaller than about a 3/32" I just toss them, you sir have my admiration...
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    09-10-2018, 11:22 AM
    I too have been sharpening drills by hand for around 50 years and it's my honest opinion that with a small grinder, a little practice and a drill grinding gauge for larger bits and maybe a guide attachment for smaller ones you will do a better job...
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    09-07-2018, 12:35 PM
    Now that's one rifle that should be in production by someone somewhere! I know it's been discussed to death but it just seems like the H&R line should have been a money maker, I suppose the bean counters at Corporate Headquarters know more about it...
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    09-07-2018, 05:45 AM
    That's not a Crescent wrench, that's a vise with a handle on it! :mrgreen:
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    09-06-2018, 04:25 PM
    oldred replied to a thread ZPV Reamers in "The Barrel Works"
    I have done this and it's the only way I would go for a reamer I didn't need to keep, the last one I got (22WMR) sold on Ebay for almost as much as I paid new for it. Including shipping when I bought it and Ebay fees when sold getting to use a brand...
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    09-06-2018, 12:17 PM
    This has been my point all along and this fixation with aligning the muzzle and breech ends ignores the fact the bore does not perfectly follow that axis line! Sure by centering both ends and then turning the outside of the barrel will give us a...
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    09-04-2018, 12:56 PM
    I think I can visualize that setup and it sounds as if would indeed work quite well.
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    09-03-2018, 09:40 PM
    Yes it would, even down to having a different serial number!
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    09-03-2018, 08:52 PM
    Replace the receiver after replacing a barrel and it's just not the same rifle anymore! Really not much different than buying another rifle and then swapping your wood out with it, point is that if the rifle really means something to you and...
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  • oldred's Avatar
    09-03-2018, 10:22 AM
    A tool for that might not be as complicated as it might at first seem, it only has to indicate zero and measuring the amount of run-out really wouldn't matter, we might use something like a co-axial indicator? The usual run-of-the-mill versions...
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    09-02-2018, 11:03 AM
    Thanks for the common sense reply directly addressing what I have been asking, I would truly like to discuss this point by point. That's what these discussion forums are supposed to be about, honest discussion leads to understanding while childish...
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    09-01-2018, 10:52 AM
    I know untold thousands of those things are used, and used without incident, every season but at the risk of being accused of being the safety police I personally know three people who have been seriously injured with them, one being an uncle who...
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    08-30-2018, 09:33 AM
    Yes you are, once again just snipe and run because you obviously haven't a clue! :roll: You leave me no reason not to assume that you have absolutely no idea about how the axis actually relates to the bore, or do you even know the difference? Do...
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    08-30-2018, 07:10 AM
    BR your repeated accusations of close mindedness (wow, talk about the pot calling the kettle black look at your own posts!), etc are just childish like your other suggestions of why don't I ask "whoever"! :roll: I have never said what you are...
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    08-29-2018, 11:21 AM
    BR once again you are doing nothing but taking cheap shots and running off! You are doing EXACTLY what you are accusing me of doing by saying i am close minded and refusing to accept more than one way of doing things! Rather I have tried my best...
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    08-29-2018, 11:03 AM
    This would seem to be a (very) high tech version of what I have been trying to describe, you are aligning the actual bore at the point of machining regardless of whether or not the breech end is centered along the same axis? Or at least the breech...
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    08-29-2018, 09:07 AM
    BR, the very first thing he said is exactly the point I was trying to make, the chamber should be aligned with the first few inches of bore ahead of it! :roll: How can that possibly happen if both ends of the bore are centered on the lathe axis...
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    08-28-2018, 08:04 PM
    That's the most important thing involved, having the other end of the bore centered accomplishes nothing except having both ends of the barrel centered on the AXIS, which is nothing but an imaginary line running from the center on one end to the...
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    08-27-2018, 05:15 PM
    I could be wrong but IMHO bolting a receiver would not be a good idea, well maybe for something like a 22 RF might be Ok. As mentioned by someone else welding two halves together is an option and in fact at least one fella that has been here and on...
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    08-27-2018, 04:58 PM
    Several very good reasons to do so and I wasn't trying to sway your decision, in fact I think that round block (or cylindrical block) is an excellent choice but my point was to build what you want in your rifle and not let perceived difficulties be...
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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