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  • rfd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22 PM
    not enuf flat for a hunting bullet i'd like, it's just a slick, and accurate moulds will always sport a small meplat. will be trying/testing the BACO wipers out, too ...
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    Yesterday, 10:18 PM
    haven't baptized them yet, next week if the weather co-operates. this is a new slick, the accurate 45-530P, but built on the 44-525P mould, drops @ 524 grains using 1:20 rotometal. the slick i cast and shot last year was the accurate 45-505XR that...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    A lot of competitors adapt a cleaning process that cleans just enough to get thru the next match. Not always completely clean as this may cause changes in zeros until the bore is back to its fouling level. I use a Nylon, Phosphor Bronze, brass jags...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:06 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Sundays ooops in Our Town
    Oh man Lightman are you right. Plus using the walker with my upper body sore from the seat/shoulder belt is a real issue right now. I am so sore I cant hardly use the walker now. I ve got a "celebration of life" for a good friend who just passed...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:54 PM
    It might be just as easy to use a boring bar and bore it to what you want. Set the compound on the lathe to the lead you want. Bore chamber then throat and run lead with the compound. A sharp boring bar will give a very nice finish.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:08 PM
    ... for the coming spring matches. ;)
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:22 PM
    In the past the CMP Civillan Marksmanship Program previously the DCM ( dept of civilian marksmanship) is the entity that runs the leg matches, presidents 100, rattle battle, whistler boy, and a few others. In the past all you needed to compete was...
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    Yesterday, 01:33 PM
    country gent started a thread Sundays ooops in Our Town
    Sunday coming home from the range I got off the side of the road and hit a pole with my truck. Trucks no big deal it was an old beater in decent shape I'm not concerned about it. A couple friends from the club came and got the gear and things out...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:16 PM
    I use the same lube I used on the bullets for "seasoning" or pre lubing the bore. I work some into a patch ( it usually the patches I used to wipe the bases with when loading) then a clean dry Patch or 2. I ussually due this after cleaning as the...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:32 AM
    lookin' real good lewis! :cool:
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  • country gent's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 04:35 PM
    I have several Old West brass moulds I really like. Not sure if they can ship to Canada. Boomers are good also.
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    03-26-2017, 08:43 AM
    If you know an electrician have him save the knock outs from electrical breaker boxes. They they roughly 3/4" up to a couple inches or more.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 12:57 AM
    "Maybe a simple scaled down version of one of the cheap rubber plastic ones you see around at walmarts or in gun shops that sell for just a few dollars. Might be able to have it made on a 3d printer machines. Finding the right material will be the...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 10:18 PM
    I have thought about the trap skeet with one. kind of envisioned a little hand thrower made to throw neco candy wafers for targets. Remington. Winchester, Mossberg, Savage, and marvel among others made these smooth bore 22s. Also a lot were home...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 09:50 PM
    I measure from inside edge of one hole to outside edge of the farthest hole its a direct reading then. There are adaptors for a set of calipers that are clear with scored bullet dias for measuring group size. line each scored hole up over the 2...
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    03-25-2017, 06:52 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Musket debut in Muzzleloading.
    if, in the side view pic of his rifle, it's at half cock, there's the core of the problem - incorrect flint angle and distance from the hammer steel.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 06:40 PM
    +1 - the only way for me, too - patched bullets and balls.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 05:40 PM
    If you have a drill press and hand tools you can make one with a little time and energy. Pick up a piece of 1/4 starret ground tool steel 0-1 works real nice. Get 1/4" thick X width you need X 18" ( this leaves you extra for other plates or...
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    03-25-2017, 05:39 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Musket debut in Muzzleloading.
    that frizzen looks like it's been toasted.
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    03-25-2017, 05:37 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Musket debut in Muzzleloading.
    you know where it's for sale? long been discontinued. some folks like cherry red, others wish it was kasenit.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 04:10 PM
    shove a toothpick into the stock wood hole for that stripped trigger guard screw, break off the toothpick, screw in the trigger guard. the ramrod ferrule ends should get pinned with cut off brass nails. to make ramming easier by not having to flip...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 02:47 PM
    I think I was on their site and new manufactured are around $180.00 now LOL
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    03-25-2017, 02:42 PM
    On all of my lee dies I polished them with flitz or simichrome on a flannel patch wrapped around a rod for a good snug fit. I did this to remove machine burnish marks and break any sharp edges in the die. After doing this they don't "pull" lead like...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 02:37 PM
    Sometimes thru wear the linkage bends enough to allow it to pull the rod and stem out of the spout completely allowing it to jam Ive had my old 10 lbers do this 2 me. The clips that hold the rod get sprung a little and allow this to happen once the...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 10:40 AM
    Another thing to remember is a lot of these sites are auction sites and the price goes up from hour to hour day to day. To get an idea of price go to closed auctions for the items and see what they actually ended up selling for.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 10:21 AM
    Derlin and coated rods share one of the same issues that may become a problem in time ( even soft material rods as brass or aluminum) in that grit and fouling can embed into the surface and make them a lapp or file over time. Its been a sop practice...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 08:45 AM
    as nevada smith said about doffing one's clothes and rollin' around in the cactus "seemed like a good thing to do at the time". yup, know about the delrin rod flex, have also always known to wipe down the rod 'fore usage, too. anything shoved...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 07:46 AM
    wow - interesting! what are the indications that it's the delrin rod? with the tipton, are you using a bore guide?
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  • rfd's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 05:38 AM
    uh huh - trapped air pocket(s) during casting. unloading a full ladle usually cures that, as mentioned before.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    03-24-2017, 10:41 PM
    I have a pedersoli sharps long range in 45-70. Its the one made for cabellas about 15years ago. 34" half octagon barrel double set triggers globe front and long range rear tang sight. I replaced the front with a pedersoni wind gage front globe and...
    6 replies | 333 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