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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:00 PM
    country gent replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    Could be but staying away from wood upgrades and the "fancy upgrades" saves a lot of cost. Just opting for checkering is over $300.00. Not saying that's out of line for the work involved but its "extra"
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    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    Theres always wax for the projectile too. Pour a sheet of wax the thickness you want the bullet then use the cases to cut out the slug, and prime them. Priming last stops the air lock from pushing the bullet out of the case. I have shot a lot of...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:48 PM
    depending on what you want to do with it if recoil is a problem weight or a recoil reducer and new pad can be ordered. Stocks can be swapped for a better desighn that handles reoil better. A load in the 45-70 black powder range (1100-1200 fps)...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:39 PM
    The modern PCP rife are operating at 3000 psi or better. Lewis and Clarks expedition had a 50 cal air rifle on it. They supposedly took small and medium sized game with it and used it to impress and amaze the Indians encountered. I read some where...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
    country gent replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    Another thing is to look at the C Sharps line with out the bells and whistles they arnt far from the pedersoli and a sight upgrade. Though all of mine have been 8-10 weeks wait from when ordered. A 1874 Csharps with spirit front globe and mid range...
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    Yesterday, 08:04 PM
    country gent replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    Define the desired uses of the rifle, Hunting, Shiloettes, Long Range target, plinking or other uses. This will help define the rifle set-up you want. Pedersoli has several versions available. Up grading the sights is a big plus the double set...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:42 PM
    rfd replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    yep, lots to consider, including one's patience at waiting either to spot and nab a good used pedi or shiloh or c-sharps or cpa or whatever ... or waiting 19+ months for that custom shiloh. money and time, time and money ....
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    Yesterday, 07:12 PM
    rfd replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    what will be the prime use of the rifle? that will define what accoutrements yer gonna need, and how much more money you'll need to complete the gun ready for shooting. for example, my last pedi sharps is the silhouette in .40-65 and i'll use it...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:47 PM
    rfd replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    to say that one can purchase a shiloh sharps at the cost of a lyman 1877/1878 means nothing until the actual dollar numbers are presented. i suspect the op is talking about a used one, which will command far less that even a used shiloh.
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    Yesterday, 05:06 PM
    rfd replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    it's their version of the 1877 sharps. it should be a very good gun. what will matter most is the price tag and what will be its primary use. two hickok45 review videos ...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:10 PM
    We have the same saying here also. The big one I use is Kiss, Keep it simple stupid. LOL. Really why go thru the work of what is already made? We had some gages that needed a scales cut for locating a slide under use. we bolted down a length of...
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    Yesterday, 03:54 PM
    Try a new set of roll pins. Sometimes thru rough handling bumps and drops they collapse a little allowing for movement. Other wise it can get involved to fis if its the holes themselves. Then the easiest way is to drive one pin out and open hole to...
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    Yesterday, 10:50 AM
    On my BPCR rifles I use a patch impregnated with Emmerts Improved bullet lube to wipe down after cleaningthem I also push it thru the bore a couple times. This leaves a heavy visible coat on the surfaces, I then wipe down with a clean dry patch to...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    04-19-2018, 03:25 PM
    the only .22 ruger handgun i'd highly recommend is the sr-22.
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    04-19-2018, 01:38 PM
    I have been using the starline brass for a few years now 38-55, 40-65 45-70 (2.1) 45-90 (2.4) its very good brass. They do recommend you anneal it first for Black Powder loads.
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    04-19-2018, 11:54 AM
    The NM rear sights for the grand and M1a-M14 were hooded appetures in 2 sizes .052 and .059. Most lash holes are .060 or so. what you could try is opening a flash hle up to .09325 with a 3/32 drill bit. There may be a number drill close to .096 but...
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    04-19-2018, 11:32 AM
    Since it has cast good bullets in the past something has changed. I would clean several times scrubbing with a soft tooth brush. 1st time with break cleaner, 2nd tie lauquer thinner and last time with Dawn dish soap really working up a lather and...
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    04-18-2018, 08:29 PM
    My little Sig in 380 shoots very well at 25 yards but it has excellent sights that can be seen, unlike a lot of these little pistols. These pistols normally shoot well but are hard to shoot well due to short sight radius, heavy trigger pulls and...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    04-18-2018, 08:13 PM
    A lot of the controllers guys build need to be calibrated to read correctly could this be the issue with your new pot?
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  • rfd's Avatar
    04-18-2018, 06:11 PM
    there's no question that a robust cartridge in an s/a revolver will get the job done with one shot. if that one shot is good one. i guess more firepower could be added by fanning the hammer. nah, that's all silliness. a d/a just makes more...
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    04-18-2018, 04:26 PM
    perhaps a blessing in disguise ....
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  • country gent's Avatar
    04-18-2018, 04:12 PM
    Not sure this would give you improvements or not. Might be interesting info with different brass sized in the same dies and press though. Might show another variable in manufacturers brass. I have head of crimping to a set number with a torque...
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    04-18-2018, 03:48 PM
    I would first get the gun and test to see what your "carry ammo" is going to be. The buy the mould accordingly. This way you can load a duplication load (or very close to it) of the carry load. I carry the 102 grn Rem Golden sabers in my Sig and...
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    04-17-2018, 09:54 PM
    The inserts I liked were clear plastic with a chamfered hole in them. It was just a ring in the front globe that encircled the target with a small line of white around it but no wires of posts to distact and obscure the target. The ring from...
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    04-17-2018, 07:51 PM
    rfd replied to a thread my wish from Ruger in Single Shot Guns
    at the quigley, i guess it's how one defines "traditional" ... "Any traditional single-shot or lever action rifle, .375 caliber or larger (lever actions must be single loaded)."
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  • country gent's Avatar
    04-17-2018, 04:45 PM
    Easier buy a 6" steel scale ( The ones machinists use) measure the width of the opening and use 1" for zero and you can have 1/32" (.0325) or1/64" (.01575) graduations in stepped lines. I have done this before. These scales are only roughly .020...
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    04-17-2018, 02:12 PM
    it's just a matter of speed of rate of fire and gun size - and yer comfort level with such a weapon. totally not my choice, but better than CCW a stick.with
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  • rfd's Avatar
    04-17-2018, 02:06 PM
    digital calipered my .62's colrain barrel - the bore is .616" and the wall thickness is .102" - all at the muzzle.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    04-17-2018, 12:48 PM
    How are you thinking of casting? Bottom pour pot. ladle pour. Large runs of several hours or short runs of a hundred or so. What lubes are you considering. a lube sizer. pan lube. tumble lube. A simple set up would be a coleman...
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    04-17-2018, 10:43 AM
    Most High Power shooter only clean enough to "get thru the next match". This did a couple things. 1) first shot was closer to the fouled bore zero saving chasing zero till the bore normalized. 2) saved reduced the chance of rod wear or damage. 3)...
    40 replies | 1108 view(s)
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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
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