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  • rfd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
    i use a benjamin 397 pump in .177 w/4x32 scope. super accurate at suburban backyard distances and reasonably quiet enuf. i tried the aquila colibri in a scoped crickett and that literally made no noise but was just not reliable for accuracy and...
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    Yesterday, 05:36 PM
    you ain't hunting elk with a .36 skwerl gun ;) good find on the pedersoli. make sure to clean out the ante-chamber with a small bronze bore brush. i'd say to stop yer searching around for used and get a new lyman trade gun in .54 bore - added...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:27 PM
    I believe the barnard action also uses belvelle washers for the firing pin. the ones using this system have very short firing pin travel and fast lock times.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:08 PM
    I decap with a homemade decapper that's similar to a set of pliers on everything then clean one time lube and size If a large batch I run it thru new corncobs for 1/2 hour -1 hour to remove lubes after sizing. I prefer the hand tool as it allows...
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    Yesterday, 02:02 PM
    We always saved it from tooling and parts in a container. We had a crock pot we used to melt it on low setting and then dip applied it to in house made cutters and tooling as needed. Every so often we added a little oil to it as the oil seemed to...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    05-26-2017, 11:05 PM
    The 45-70 is 2.1" case length the 110 is 2.6" case length so the bullet is having to jump .500 before the rifling even starts to engage it. This isn't throat but "extra" chamber .020 bigger than the bullet then comes any throat length on top of...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    05-26-2017, 06:13 PM
    We had chipmunks in an attic and put a road flasher in the attic hoping to scare them off. worked for 3 days then they got used to it and were not bothered by it at all. Stuffed birds and decoys work for awhile but with no movement, calls or attacks...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    05-26-2017, 02:18 PM
    If you don't want to salvage the bullets the wire strippers work very weel and the 1" conduit over the ram saves on travel and speeds it up a lot. I have used 1" steel conduit 1" - 1 1/2" taller than the bullet in the shell holder to pull bullets...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    05-26-2017, 01:15 PM
    I have deprimed some live primers with no issues or detonations but it can happen done in a press with a depriming die that dosnt seal allows for no pressure build up and directs and down onto the ram area. Or is should. Using the hand deprimers is...
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    05-26-2017, 11:55 AM
    A flat aluminum cover with a small protrusion into the lead would act as a hot plate and warming spot for moulds and ingots to pre heat some also. It doesn't reduce or slow oxidation, On a 2 pot set up it may with a properly alighned hole reduce...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    05-26-2017, 09:16 AM
    oh man, me too! i'm so late to the ppb game. but better late than never, sez i.
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    05-26-2017, 08:58 AM
    don't rule out paper.
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    05-26-2017, 06:32 AM
    clearly, sir, you have no clue about BrentD.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    05-25-2017, 09:21 PM
    Another place to look at play is in the locking lugs, hood fit and the depth of engagement on them set by the barrel link. Solid lock up between the barrel and slide is controlled by these as well as the rails fit between frame and slide. How many...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    05-25-2017, 09:15 PM
    His super Vel ammo was part of the lighter bullet high velocity theroies being proposed at the time. 110-125 grn 38b at 1100+ and 357 mags 1400+. Along with the same on other cartridges and combos.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    05-25-2017, 02:47 PM
    it all don't much matter - greasers are just a passing fancy, like smokeless powders. ;)
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  • country gent's Avatar
    05-25-2017, 01:18 PM
    Mine is a austrailian martini cadet the small action, that was a 32 caliber rifle for cadets. Its been rebarreled to a 218 bee cartridge as I didn't want to be forming brass or reworking brass for it. Its a standard 218 bee and does everything I ask...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    05-25-2017, 09:03 AM
    yes, almost any type of barrel chamber can be made to shoot ppb's well. HOWEVER, some of us want better than "well", we want "exceptional". which appears to have been the way it was done somewhere in the later part of the 19th century, but all...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    05-25-2017, 08:05 AM
    it appears that perhaps it will arrive when hell freezes over - or hopefully this december. ;)
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    05-25-2017, 05:59 AM
    while i've only been at this fascinating ppb game since last fall, i think that ppb's might get, or are getting, a bad rap IF they're used in guns with barrel chambers not particularly designed for that style of black powder cartridge. the...
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    05-24-2017, 10:14 PM
    what brent posted x 10 ... amen to my brothers of the paper patch way.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    05-24-2017, 09:09 AM
    I have one that's been rebarreled and chambered in 218 bee. SO " sporter barrel new wood with pistol gripped stock. A very nice accurate light walking rifle for wood chucks and small game. 218 bee. 218 mashhburn bee, 25-20, 32-20, all should be...
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    05-24-2017, 09:03 AM
    On most blueprints shafts and bosses and lengths are called out in a - only tolerance and holes bores and inside grooves in a + only tolerance to save on the possibility of stacking tolerences and having parts that wont fit together. A 1" shaft with...
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    05-24-2017, 08:43 AM
    from a smoothbore perspective, i think the .62 20ga is the quintessential do-it-all-purty-well long arm. i'd never be without a good smoothbore flintlock fowler, as clearly was the case of the very vast majority of 18th century colonial americana...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    05-24-2017, 08:02 AM
    Yes I'm thinking about fenders or covers so when in a crowd or larger group people can get snagged by the tracks.
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    05-23-2017, 08:24 PM
    NT20 its the narrow version with 20" wide seat so it gives me some room to grow. [smilie=1: I got it black with red splash powder coat, up graded the seats, a transfer handle, rear rack, and cover. I actually liked it over the wider model as It...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    05-23-2017, 07:26 PM
    I have one here that also has the gut hook on the blade. Its carbon steel and holds a good edge for me.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    05-23-2017, 07:19 PM
    A lot of the 32 caliber BP rifle cartridges were mid size game animals with deer the upper end. They were also Shutzen cartridges for that demanding sport. 25-50 rounds recoil becomes an issue and at 200 yds the bigger rounds really weren't needed....
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  • country gent's Avatar
    05-23-2017, 07:09 PM
    The trick with this is to find the best load for a 50-55 grn bullet and then learn the trajectory and wind then read the wind and shoot on the same conditions. Matches arnt always won with high velocity flat shooting rounds or the best vld wind...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    05-23-2017, 07:01 PM
    II couldAlso Smoke I'm not really looking to this chair for an in the house chair. Tracs just wont allow that use I know. But in barns fair buildings and such along with farm fields woods and along the edges think a little squierrl and deer hunting,...
    80 replies | 1808 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
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