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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 01:26 PM
    A press fit is a simple thing to do and only requires you have the stock to make it on the new part. The hard part is measuring to know you have the true .001-.002 interference needed. On replacement parts this may be a problem as they are made for...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 12:15 PM
    Wilton is a major name in vises and very good. The assortment of soft jaws is also good advice. To save marring and gouging a vise produces a lot of force. Another is a supply of hard maple 1"X2"x the length of the jaws for making jaws. Clamping a...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 12:02 PM
    I have a Meacham bushing die with out the decap head. It allows for the neck only to be sized and to adjust the neck tension with different bushings. I use it for 45-70,45-90 and 40-65 by changing bushings as needed. I also have bushings for both...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Today, 07:39 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    without proof (pun intended) you have nothing but theory. get the proof that there are guns leaving gardone with proof marked barrels that haven't actually been proofed, to back up yer statement.
    79 replies | 2286 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    Today, 06:12 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    do you have empirical data that the Gardone proof house has stamped proof marks on barrels that have not been tested? if so, that would lead to a really huge scandal of epic proportions, and lots of fines and jail time.
    79 replies | 2286 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    Today, 06:06 AM
    cigarette rolling paper will be expensive and might be too small of size. lots of good patching paper abounds. i use fidelity 9# or 10# onion paper from papermill.
    13 replies | 293 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    Today, 06:03 AM
    rfd replied to a thread neck sizer in Black Powder Cartridge
    for the most part with black powder loads, fire form the brass, and never resize the case. lubed bullets should just push in and if need be a Very slight taper crimp is used to hold 'em in place over the wad(s) and powder column. for new brass, a...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:37 PM
    The worse part of this is there is no "coming back" from this fix. Those stakes are always going to be there.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:09 PM
    i cast and dip lube the lee 340 with GF#1, then load the brass with 14 grains of trail boss. an accurate load out to 200 yards. for more pep and much longer distances it has to be 26 grains of AA5744. but every gun requires careful evaluation and...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:56 PM
    The 44 can be loaded down to comfortable levels or even 44 spl loads used. Another recoil reducing technique is to go to a lighter bullet instead of the240-270 grn most favor work up a light load using 180-200 grn bullets that fill a lot of the...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:44 PM
    Also now several others are producing them Savage comes to mind. The Savage is getting some great reviews and it has the easy barrel swap Savage is known for. Have a friend that just had a kelby action built up into a pistol. There is still a...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:11 AM
    One way to look at this is How many parts are there in a given firearm? Every part has a tolerance on size hardness material composition of its own. every part is fitted into this machine to work with the other parts. While the same maunfaturer...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    In my big ladle pot ( 100lbs+) I use a mixture of wood and paraffin to flux. I did try the flux in a tin for soldering pipe joints and such, worked but not any better or wrse than the wood paraffin mix. I add the wood and a small ball of paraffin...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 11:11 PM
    As a side note a lot of AR barrels had the twist stamped on them somewhere usually ahead of the extension or at the muzzle end
    6 replies | 163 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 11:10 PM
    I do it similar to above. I use a brush with patch cut to make a tight fit. insert rod thru muzzle and screw it on. Pull into rifling. put a masking tape tail pointing up right against the muzzle and pull out for 1 revolution. measure between...
    6 replies | 163 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 08:37 PM
    Normally sizing is recommended for up to around .002-.003 reductions. Your wanting .008-.009. This could possibly be done in push thru sizing dies in 2 passes. This much in one pass may not size down but shave down removing metals. I would recommend...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 07:49 PM
    Starting with the cold pot is good advice. Another trick is a steel pan big enough to sit on top of your pot to use to pre heat the bullets. Preheating the bullets to 250-300* in a separate container for 20 mins or so will also take care of any...
    11 replies | 276 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 07:34 PM
    For just the bezel repair you might check with a local jeweler. He might handle it quickly and reasonably. In reality accuracy is much more today than it was years ago. For years a caliper or mike that measured to the...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 05:38 PM
    be interesting to measure the 223 due to arrive next week at me.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 04:31 PM
    Nun2kute Making your own is fun, satisfying and saves some money ( sort of like reloading goes LOL). When I did mine in the 80s parts were nearly as available, or as many selections. Most for a flat top match rifle just cut the top off a AR service...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 04:10 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    i when i spoke with jim chambers to order out his white lightnin touch hole liners, and explained the mess that jackie brown made of my smoothbores liner hole, he said three solid threads is all that's needed ... at least for a touch liner.
    79 replies | 2286 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 04:01 PM
    henry tech support was adamant that all h015 barrels are externally the same except for their bore and chamber ream dimensions. i guess that's gonna need real world vetting. can anyone with a h015-4570 accurately measure the muzzle and breech...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 01:23 PM
    henry tech support said the external barrel dimensions for all of their h015 series are the same. if so, whether a .223 or .45-70, only the bore would be different. if this is true, then that would account for the incremental decrease in the...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 12:03 PM
    Profile of the firing pin ( a small ring or rough surface), size smaller pins create a smaller tighter indent that is more apt to pierce, to long may literally push thru the cup, a oversized hole around the firing pin allows for cratering and or the...
    17 replies | 329 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 12:01 AM
    Muzzle loaders are vented firearms, not a sealed breech like smokeless firearms are. This vent is right in front of your face. Pressures build differently between the 2 powders and may have different "spikes" or waves. ...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 11:12 PM
    I prefer the clamp on as the above stated the better seal. Also I find they don't "walk" as much when tightened. I have seen set screws threads and tight fitted pins cause tight spots in bores from over tightening. I think the clamp on is easier...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 11:00 PM
    Maybe reaction between the 2 oils.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 03:01 PM
    While the powder coat will reduce or eliminate leading, it will do little to help with the fouling from BP. With Paper patched bullets and no grease cookies the bore is usually wiped between shots with a damp patch of some elixair to control...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 02:12 PM
    henry tech support sez all the h015 single shot rifles have the same exterior dimension barrels, no matter whether it's .223 or .45-70 chamber and bore ream. that fact is borne out by the guns weights listed for each of these rifle cartridge...
    118 replies | 5405 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 11:36 AM
    rfd replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    best of luck, be safe.
    79 replies | 2286 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
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