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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 01:44 PM
    It can be fixed. If a new one isn't available. A piece of 1/8" flat cold rolled steel the width of the boss. Glue the handle back together as best you can. Bend form the flat stock into a snug fitting u Go about 6" past the break and glue this in...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Today, 01:32 PM
    CM, it will always come down to seeing what will work best for your gun and shooting. i've used both plain tap water and a 1:6 or 1:10 mix of ballistol:water. it's not rocket science, you just wanna wet the bp residue and push most of it out, then...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 12:28 AM
    C Sharps, CPA are normally 2-4 months for a complete rifle to be built. I'm having a rifle built and the lead is 4 months. Last order from Kriegers was 6 weeks. The exceptionally long lead times of some cause me worry.
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    Yesterday, 05:45 PM
    We had one at work for some specialty jobs. I suspect the ones used for making moulds were more than likely made in house by the companies for a couple reasons. One when used as they did the play in the jaws and threads would be a critical issue....
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:29 PM
    country gent replied to a thread What are they in Our Town
    I'm not sure on the rubber pieces being vise jaws since the bolt heads would still mar. I'm thinking a machine wiper or mount feet of some sort. On the levers I'm guessing window or sliding door latches
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:05 PM
    The case walls thickness is tapered and gets thicker as it moves towards the head. Shoulders and necks + a little past the shoulder are annealed when the case are made to soften this area of the brass, it takes the most forming and work hardens ...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    02-18-2019, 11:01 PM
    Lighter bullets will reduce recoil ( also range at times). Velocity lowered also reduces felt recoil. Rifle weight makes a big difference in felt recoil, a 7 LB rifle recoils more than a 9lb rifle and a 9lb rifle is more than the 12 lb rifles....
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  • country gent's Avatar
    02-18-2019, 10:51 PM
    I load 45-70 and 45-90 with 1F Olde Ensforfe the coarser granulation fills the case faster and then can be adjusted to velocity with compression and added charge. My load with 1F and a 550 grn bullet is giving 1190 fps and 12 fps extreme Spread over...
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    02-18-2019, 10:41 PM
    A brief description of the new cutter pilots geometry. they are the .186 stem for the Redding trimmer 3/8" long with a small flat for orientation. The body is turned to cases inside neck dia. the outside end away from stem is chamfered at 8* and...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    02-18-2019, 09:12 PM
    country gent replied to a thread 38-55 bullet sizing in Leverguns
    .381 - .379 is doable (.002) but if these are commercial hard cast they may take some force to size. A push thru die used in a reloading press would be best for this, more leverage, pushes on bottom of bullet instead of nose. And allows bullet to...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    02-18-2019, 08:59 PM
    I use Molebnium Disulfide for powder measures. If the cast iron body looks "coarse" or grainy then I give it a coat of wax with moly mixed in it to help fill the voids or grains. Any dry lube will work. Moly, Gtaphite, silicone, micas and wax have...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    02-18-2019, 08:36 PM
    curious, does it have the obligatory patent breech? cheers, rob.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    02-18-2019, 08:03 PM
    particularly with a .45-110, you probably gave up too early in PPB load development, and that's too bad. you might wanna seek help with that over at the BP PPB board. i'm sure there are long case .45 folks over there with good scoop for ya. it...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    02-18-2019, 10:44 AM
    peeps are best for me for iron sights ... particularly since they're mandatory for iron sight BPCR/TR. :)
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  • country gent's Avatar
    02-18-2019, 01:34 AM
    I turn up a wood dowel to match the sprues angle then use lapping compound to polish it up. It works great for me. I've bought several lyman moulds and gotten good ones. I have had to lapp some moulds for size with older rifles and bores that were...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    02-18-2019, 01:26 AM
    I shot NRA High power rifle ( both service rifle and match rifle) Long Range and 3 position small bore. In High power it was a M1a or garand with rear aperture and blade front, Match rifle was set up with warner rear gehmen aperture and globe...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    02-18-2019, 12:59 AM
    The army finished some M14 national match stocks with an epoxy. It was a very involved process designed to push as much epoxy as far as possible into the wood stock. It involved a "soak time" in a vacuum pot at elevated temps of 180* or so. This...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    02-17-2019, 07:50 PM
    I normally use Bisonite steel bed for rifles. its fairly thick and easy to work with. Mixing is different as its 10-1 ratio. There is a thickening powder for it if desired. Champions Choice in Laverge Tennessee sold it when I bought my last tub....
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  • country gent's Avatar
    02-17-2019, 07:23 PM
    There was a set up to use a torque wrench on place of the press handle to crimp to a set ft lbs or inch lbs instead of the cam over or stop.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    02-17-2019, 03:09 PM
    I would find a piece of cold roll steel flat stock. Glue the old one back together and scribe around it. drill the hole and cut out the shape drilling and tapping the needed holes cut proud and then file or grind with a Dremel tool to size and...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    02-17-2019, 02:49 PM
    Heres a example of shooters and their good nature and honesty. Just before the Nationals one year I left my shooting mat at a range in mich after a match. Bought a new one when I got to Perry on commercial row. The first day of the cmp/dcm matches...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    02-17-2019, 12:12 PM
    If you maintain the same loaded overall length then short brass really isn't an issue except for crimp if you apply one. Maintaining the same overall length on the loaded rounds puts the bullets base in the same place in the case whether brass is to...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    02-17-2019, 12:49 AM
    In my 45-90 I shoot several grease groove bullets. My rifle is a C Sharps Hepburn green mountain 1-18 twist 34" barrel. The 3 bullets I shoot are 1) the lyman 457125 510 grn govt round nose ...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    02-16-2019, 06:56 PM
    rfd replied to a thread sizing bullets? in Muzzleloading.
    why not just load patched .530 balls, the way it was very effectively done and used back in the day?
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  • country gent's Avatar
    02-16-2019, 03:35 PM
    The piece for the lyman trimmer isn't going to be to hard to do. The .300" dia and .250 recess isn't going to have mush thickness to the rim though .300-.250 / 2 = .025 lip but should be okay with a solid fill of jb weld to support it. Im assuming...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    02-16-2019, 09:56 AM
    .32-20 cases are readily available for cheap while .32-40 aren't. however, a henry s/s in .357mag should do quite well for bp loads and varmints. :)
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  • country gent's Avatar
    02-16-2019, 01:08 AM
    The Lymann 55 was the measure used to convert to one of the most accurate repeatable measures made. The culiver conversion measure. Bench and accuracy specialists swear by this measure. I believe the Harrels is a modern copy of the Culiver also. ...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    02-16-2019, 12:56 AM
    This weeks projects were 4 flash hole deburring tools and a few need case trimmer pilots I modified a little' The flash hole deburring tools will do 20 cal up to 45 cal ( maybe 50 cal) and a case...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    02-16-2019, 12:18 AM
    I make baffles from old plastic pop bottles or aluminum flashing. Its not hard to do and requires few tools. a vee type is simple to make. Cut a pop bottles center section out square and clamp between 2 pieces of flat wood...
    21 replies | 387 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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