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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 11:18 AM
    I also normally push them out in the press and never had a problem. The one thing I do different is my presses are set up to feed spent primer into gallon jugs from the press, This set up saves a lot of mess with spent primers and dust as its...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Today, 07:05 AM
    new cheaper source for henry h015 fix'em springs (thanx to quicktdoo @ graybeard) - $22.29/shipped for ten ..... https://www.ebay.com/i/273445557456?chn=ps
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Today, 06:59 AM
    all springs have been sold
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:16 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Plugged barrel in Muzzleloading.
    A blow drier played on the bare barrel will warm it enough to melt a lot of the grease out. Hold it over a trash can with a bag in it.
    49 replies | 1990 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
    I have only formed 357 herret brass from 30-30 and 32 win spl. Both necking up to the new case. I have never formed 30 herret but with 30-30 it should be pushing the shoulder back maintaining the same neck size. Going from 375...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:58 PM
    SOLD to webradbury!
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:19 PM
    While you may not find actual "full power" BP loads if your loading 45 colts already there isn't that much extra cost to loading black. The dies will work fine, the primers you have also should work, Bullets a good cast bullet on the softer side...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:41 PM
    Like new in box, never used. $65 shipped in the USA.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:45 PM
    I drop the charge add wad and compress then use the case to cut the wad from the sheet. Wad holds powder in and the grease cookie is seated with a hand seater with light pressure. I also punch a small hole in the cookie before eating with a needle...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:17 AM
    rusty - call henry and have them pick it up and fix or replace it. there's no excuse why you need to accept a production line lemon.
    169 replies | 8645 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:44 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Henry H015-357 in Single Shot Guns
    EVERYTHING you need to know about the Henry H015 single shot trigger/hammer ............. MAJOR kudos to CB member megasupermagnum for his finding/testing the proper Henry H015 single shot gun spring. The Henry H015 single shot rifle is a high...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:39 AM
    cookies are built on the fly, into a loaded case. drop fill the powder compress with a wad (the cookie bottom), use the case to grab the grease, add the top wad and press in, add the PPB.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:16 AM
    this is how i made up consistently "perfect" grease cookies ...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 11:23 PM
    A few passes with a file should remove it. If these are a square edge you might cut a bevel on the edge with a lee chamfer tool or file to ease into rifling better and help it to center up easier.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 10:31 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Henry H015-357 in Single Shot Guns
    my outdoor season is over, got about a half foot of ice and snow today, that's it 'til the coming spring for the most part. will take her to the indoor range dance come monday and see what she'll do at 25yards during the barrel break-in with my...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 08:48 PM
    Most don't, Later on in the shops I worked we were given a basic emergency kit for use. A pair of nitrate gloves, a wrapped sanitary napkin. and a small container of purells type waters soap. Usually the first guy there didn't grab it but the...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 08:22 PM
    Emmerts is 50% beeswax 40% unsalted Crisco 10% canola or olive oil. Improved cut the oil to 5% and add 5% anahydrous lanolin. Met beeswax and Crisco ( modern version of Tallow) in a double boiler and add oil and lanolin stir and blend for 5 mins. ...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 06:08 PM
    You'll get no argument from me about having a Henry single shot able to swap out barrels. However, even without that bbl swap ability these guns at their street price point of under $400 are great values providing the obligatory trigger/hammer...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 04:48 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Henry H015-357 in Single Shot Guns
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  • country gent's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 03:52 PM
    Lyman 50th has some data for smokeless duplication loads. SPG manual has some for Black Powder.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 03:50 PM
    When accidents happen remember to protect yourself also Blood and body fluids are carriers. Wash very good with disinfecting soap as soon as possible. Any thing with these on them like clothing should be destroyed. Area and other items need washed...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 02:35 PM
    Zinc can be a bear to cast in the home set up. Higher melt temp and slightly different flow characteristics. Die casting machines casting zinc parts have a shot tube that fills the moulds cavities under pressure at a fast rate. Our zinc ans mixh...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 02:27 PM
    Or simply fire form a couple cases with no bullet a charge of powder and inert filler with a light wad and measure the cases ID after to see what it will take. Keep in mind you want a little "extra" for bullet release when firing (.001)
    6 replies | 158 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 01:49 PM
    rfd started a thread Henry H015-357 in Single Shot Guns
    just picked this one up from my FFL. beautiful wood, but that's form over function, but how's the trigger and hammer pull and feel? UH OH!!!! no surprises here ...
    9 replies | 208 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 12:14 PM
    I also save the patches I use to wipe lube off the bases of bullets. I keep them sealed in a snack bag. After cleaning and drying the bore, I use one to protect the bore. A couple passes with the bullet lube impregnated patch then a dry clean patch...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 11:17 AM
    I use the water based cleaners for BP also usually Ballistol mixed 20 parts water to 1 part ballistol. This does okay on any lead deposits but if lead is stubborn I may after the ballistol use some shooters choice kroil oil mix to remove it. Ive...
    11 replies | 188 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    11-14-2018, 11:44 PM
    The old mix for pack hardening ( case hardening) was bone charcoal and leather. this was packed in a container and heated to temp then container and all was quenched. The packs burning or smoldering kept oxygen out so very little scale formed when...
    24 replies | 875 view(s)
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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