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  • rfd's Avatar
    Today, 11:16 AM
    that happens all the time. this is all akin to some people asking "what's the best ... ?", when the "best" is actually elusively quite personal and the questioner should just be seeking guidelines as in "please help with ....". in my PPB...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Today, 09:12 AM
    yes DT, time always seems to be the most elusive stuff of all. in comparison, all the other stuff is relatively easy. ;)
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Today, 08:12 AM
    all of this is about guidelines. guidelines are just that - stuff that might work for other people. all of this reloading stuff is fraught with some measure of uniqueness. testing stuff out on yer own is where your rubber meets your road, and is...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:56 PM
    I clean my moulds the night before Im casting, Ussually a simple hot water dish soap scrubbing is all. I then lube with 2 cycle motor oil. I do wipe the blocks down lightly with the oil very light coat with a q-tip then remove excess with another...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:01 PM
    A friend has one and it does good . Our club range is south facing so seeing holes in paper can be hard. With this you not only see them it marks the last shot and shows the group both. There is a creek that runs in front of the targets that limits...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:52 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Fast food tipping?? in Our Town
    Ive notice that the age of the workers in fast food resturants around here is rising. The people behind the counters and drive thrus are getting older. A lot of the "career" jobs, the better paying factory jobs are gone. Some of the factories now...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:25 PM
    A "bump" die can be made for a reloading press. 7/8 14 body is okay better is one of the newer press with a 1 1/4 12 bushing this allows for a much bigger die body and more working room in the die body. The die and ejector along with a means of...
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  • Rifle 57's Avatar
    06-21-2018, 10:36 PM
    I saw some for sale on Gun Broker last night.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    06-21-2018, 03:49 PM
    Pedersolis are very nice rifles and well worth the costs. For a long time now their barrels have had a very good reputation for fine accuracy. I have the long range model cabellas offered 15 years ago or so and it is a fine performer. 34" taper half...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    06-21-2018, 03:42 PM
    Ive noticed that also possibly because of the slightly more stretch to the paper. Ive also notice wet wrapped patches when dried seem "harder than the dry wrapped. Could be from the clays and other things used to coat paper maybe. ...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    06-21-2018, 01:12 PM
    First find out if its a sharp edge or poor fit causing the ring. blacken a bullet with a marker and insert into some and turn under pressure. Look at the markers rub marks if it a sharp ring around the bullet that looks like a knife cut breaking the...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    06-21-2018, 12:48 PM
    As said width depth and radius needed to determine the cutter. a lot of oil and correct speed. Also Look at OSG, as they make endmills and cutters may have some more options.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    06-21-2018, 12:44 PM
    A lot have a water bottle beside them and take drink every few shots to help keep moisture up. Another thing this may help with is one of the first things affected by dehydration is eye sight a swig every few shots may keep vision sharper also
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  • rfd's Avatar
    06-20-2018, 06:45 PM
    +1 on using a good bore wiper AND a patch popper. one swipe of the delrin rod does it all and saves time best used for aiming.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    06-20-2018, 03:01 PM
    The plant I worked at bought our mish metal alloy from a foundry. It was shipped and came in the plant molten. ( 40,000 lbs of molten aluminum in a insulated pot stays hot a long time LOL). The one problem with foundries or mills and the individual...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    06-20-2018, 02:44 PM
    I have always called the process of melting to remove impurities trash and other materials, smelting. When making a batch of alloy Im blending and when making bullets sinkers or jigs Im casting. ...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 10:59 PM
    When I tried the test rounds and felt the increased resistance I dropped a round in the chamber with the action open and it was up the length of the neck. no engravings on the bullets. Since the bullet is a hollow based bullet I pulled the de...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 08:32 PM
    if ccw isn't a concern, any reputable full size 1911 would be the way to go. however, being able to digest hard ball, cast round and swc, hollow points, and whatever else - that might be an issue. had that problem with both remington and ruger...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 06:33 PM
    My new steel frame Henry original is a beautiful rifle and the case hardening is very nice. With Starline brass a .430 bullet is "tight" the rifle will chamber it but drag is felt in the lever. I believe they are set up as the old 44-40s for .427...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 06:24 PM
    Saw a cooper add today and they have a fly weight model available at 5 3/4 pounds in calibers to 338 mag. Now that would be a tooth rattler.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 05:20 PM
    rfd replied to a thread What type of lube in Muzzleloading.
    the bottom line truth is that your gun (and if course, you) will need to see what patch thickness and ball size it will prefer, for consistent accuracy. how you would like to load may bring about a compromise of accuracy and easy loading. ...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    06-19-2018, 12:21 PM
    I use one of the lemishine pods in my jug for brass at the range. works good while now agitation other than the occasional shaking it gets. when I pour it out the water is black and cases while not shinny have very little fouling on them. I then...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 10:49 PM
    Today that wood tray would probably cost more to make than the primers in it do. A lot of things the packaging cost more than the product in it. Canned food products are one.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 10:42 PM
    On the moulds I made I didn't cut the grooves truly "Square" but gave them a 5* draft angle. on the short section of the groove it didn't show but did aid release and kept mould from breaking driving bands when bullet released. While not visible to...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 10:33 PM
    Measure the neck on a fired case outside dimension and compare to the loaded rounds neck dia. The throat isn't where the problem will be but in the neck portion of the chamber itself, if the case cant open to release the bullet then pressures rise...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 05:48 PM
    more important to the ARs and M14/M1as brass is not overly pushing the shoulder back. adjust the sizing die to bump the shoulder back .002-.003 from fired cases. this gives the shoulder clearance to function. Most will allow for the body sized in...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 05:27 PM
    A lot of Minnie balls had grooves similar to those. some have the grease grooves cut at a slight angle front and back to aid in release from the mould. then there are the u shaped or rounded grooves. It may help but I...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 05:13 PM
    It wouldn't be conclusive but would tell / confirm for the 1 gun tested. It would take a multitude of guns ammo and extensive testing cronographing, documenting and test firing done under controlled conditions otherwise.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 03:58 PM
    Would be an interesting thing to try, one of the small lee presses set up with titans tourque wrench handle ( this is for crimping) seat a few primers adjusting torque to where you want the primers. This would seat each primer to the same ft lbs set...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 03:52 PM
    Johnch The way the military did this was a very involved process. But it added between 3-4 lbs weight to a m14 stock. These were mtch stocks and the epoxy finish was meant to help stiffen strengthen and stabilize the walnut stocks. ...
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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