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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 02:59 PM
    Semi autos get pretty violent in the extraction of cases, Especially military versions since they are more concerned with function not reloading. Check to make sure rims arnt bent or out of square. The cases expand in the solid head depending on...
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    Today, 02:47 PM
    My daughter has found out she can use it to sterilize here things for the baby in it also quicker and easier. Shes learning to do yogart in it now for the older grandsons also. Weve done roasts, A whole chicken, rice Soup so far and its really...
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    Today, 02:39 PM
    I would go with the lee tumble lube desighn one with the longest bearing surface and shortest nose. The bearing surface is what is impregnated with lapping compound not the nose. Depending on what you want to do. the grit you start with is important...
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    Yesterday, 05:20 PM
    I had a set of charhart insulated Bibs I used for years. The brown duck / canvas last wears forever. They were warm and comfortable. Had zippers in the legs and were easy to get on and off if need arose. With a coat over them and moving thru ...
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    Yesterday, 05:05 PM
    I either use the bedding material ( Bisonite here) or a long cure epoxy for the pillars. The 5 min epoxies are quick and not enough work time if things go sour. I install the pillars into the stock with a thick washers between them and the receiver....
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    Yesterday, 09:45 AM
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    Yesterday, 12:24 AM
    Get a piece of brass tubing 13mm is .511 and a .015 wall thickness ( Online Metals or Hobby store have an assortment) and size it down on one to the Id you want for basically the length of the bullet. cut the tubing 3-4" long and fit 2" or so oof...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 09:36 PM
    I would consider adding 1 - 1 1/2lbs of tin to them. This will aid in the fill out of the bullets. 900 148s is 19 lbs so this amount of lead makes 20-1 -16-1 or so.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 07:56 PM
    in a pinch i've used neodymium "donut" ring magnets for peep sights. they stay put with any kinda recoil but are easy to remove. work purty good, too ...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 12:14 PM
    Another thing to remember with a new mould is it make take being heat cycled 3-4 times or 3-4 casting sessions to "break In" and cast its best. This break in is some burning impurities out of the blocks and more developing the patina that helps them...
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    01-15-2018, 12:03 PM
    My snail trap I made works well and is useable. Mine the bullet spins in the catch pipe until energy is expended then rolls back out the front into a tray on the ground. It is 1/4" steel plate and sch 80 pipe 10" dia. The opening is 12" X 12" I...
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    01-14-2018, 04:27 PM
    h The tubing you need may be found at online metals. It can be cut to length and turned to just what you need as to the case taper between centers. I would recommend several things if you do this. Turn a close fit of tube to...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 12:52 AM
    My hand deprimer is a flat block with a hole thru it .280 dia and a flat face for rims. its big enough for 45-70 rims. you drop the case on the decapping rod and its bushing ( helps center case on pin). You set the case on the rod and lower to hole...
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    01-13-2018, 09:41 PM
    A lot of the refuse companies here recycle what they bring in before it goes to the landfill.
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    01-13-2018, 03:05 PM
    Watch the gun shows occasionally 22 take off barrels show up from the old match rifles. Also Gunsmiths may have some sitting around used. These can be set back an inch or so and a new chamber and throat cut making for a great barrel. ( I have seen...
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    01-13-2018, 02:43 PM
    country gent replied to a thread I wish! in Cast Boolits
    The necked down 32 is only a dies set and reamer away. Dave Manson will grind you the reamer to your specs. The dies set will take some custom work also, but in reality a 32 H&R mag die set could be converted to use neck bushings easy enough. same...
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    01-12-2018, 09:54 PM
    Bag Balm has been around for years, Its original use was the teats on dairy cows that got dry raw and sore from milking. Farmers used it for dry chapped hands and farm wives also had other areas of use. ...
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    01-12-2018, 09:35 PM
    I have done this several ways. One is to deprime size then load on the progressive machine, The other that will do what you want is hand deprime and prime. Remove the decaping pin from the stem with just the expander ball on it. Now you can size...
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    01-12-2018, 06:12 PM
    Yes it can be done with the proper programs and machines. A picture can be down loaded and then loaded into the machine program and an engraving program written. We did this at work occasionally. More common was a DAte of manufacturer and part...
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    01-12-2018, 05:22 PM
    A good digital scales can be faster for sorting weights than a beam due to the settling time. With the digital display parallax of the beam isn't an issue like it can be with a mechanical scales. The pan on a digital is usually unobstructed. a...
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    01-12-2018, 02:17 PM
    I have used the following digital scales. Dillion, Hornady, Gem Pro 250, RCBS and a couple off name ones. All worked to one extent or another and did what was called of them to one extent or another.Some were touchy or finicky at times. ...
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    01-12-2018, 01:36 PM
    You can segregate the brass between rifles and then size to just bump the shoulder back, A simple gage can be made to measure this from a nut or piece of steel. You only want to "bump" the shoulder back .002" - .003", this makes a fitted case that...
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    01-11-2018, 10:47 PM
    Did the magazine have the hardened feed lips of the early mags? On these you can see the blue change color down the body in a 1 1/2" or so.
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    01-11-2018, 09:15 PM
    rfd replied to a thread muzzleloader ? in Muzzleloading.
    use real black powder. better yet, try using a real trad sidelock muzzleloader, and learn how best to load it in terms of ball diameter, patch thickness, and powder charge. good luck, have fun.
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    01-11-2018, 08:55 PM
    rfd replied to a thread muzzleloader ? in Muzzleloading.
    back in the F&I and rev wars 18th century they used gunpowder (what we call black powder today) and it mostly came in limited rather course granularity (no 4f or even 3f). how the guns were loaded depended on more than a few things, and for the...
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    01-11-2018, 02:59 PM
    You didn't mention adding any tin to the mix. Tin helps the metal flow and fill out. It dosnt take a lot but can make a big difference in the finished product. You might try 1% tin added to see if that helps out. Also flow can become an issue with...
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    01-11-2018, 07:42 AM
    sold ............................
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    01-11-2018, 01:19 AM
    Tested the drop tube today. Used a 270 wsm case for the funnel neck down so it sets into the case and the shoulder centers it. Tube is 3/8" of and 1/4" id 36" long. a rcbs funnel fitted to the top for now. Since the scales sits in front of the tube,...
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    01-11-2018, 01:00 AM
    Look at the stands on the internet at BACO, Track of the Wolf, Dixie, and others. They wouldn't be hard to make one up. Some decent hard wood and a little cutting doweling and glueing. You could make a very nice one pretty reasonably depending on...
    17 replies | 521 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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