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    Today, 09:48 AM
    thank you, don.
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    Today, 09:32 AM
    don, just curious as to where you got this info - if printed matter, i'd love the source so i can read up. thanx!
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    Today, 09:23 AM
    i only load/shoot ppb's, so thinking to get rid of any greaser freebore and get the case mouth as close to the rifling, with maybe a 7* angle. it was a fleeting thought that this topic has put to rest as not realistic. as is, it's just fine and i...
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    Today, 08:52 AM
    rfd replied to a thread sharps 74 vs 75 in Single Shot Guns
    can't go wrong with a roller. but the DGW pedi .40-65 roller has been on back order since last summer. think about that pedi sharps .40-65!
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    Today, 07:48 AM
    rfd replied to a thread sharps 74 vs 75 in Single Shot Guns
    1hawkeye - something to think about, and in keeping with a cartridge a bit smaller than the .45-70, you may find interest in the pedersoli .40-65 silhouette sharps. i have one and was considering opening to a .45-70, but after loading and...
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    Today, 06:51 AM
    what works for me and yields the vast majority of BACO mould bullets of 422 and 528 grains within a 1 grain spread is the following, and i typically cast 100 bullets in a tad over an hour without rushing. monitor the 1:20 or 1:30 roto-metal alloy...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:01 PM
    I cast that bullet with good results, for me its an easy casting mould. I ladle cast with a rcbs ladle. I normally cast with 2 moulds at a time. I pair the 457125 510 grn round nose with a lyman 535 postell. My alloy is 20-1. I use a gas fired pot...
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    Yesterday, 09:35 PM
    Starretts are good, Browne and Sharpe are good. With used tools it depends on care and use of the tools themselves. A 0-1 that was used in production may have very heavy isolated wear in a small area. This is hard to adjust for with the thread...
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    Yesterday, 06:07 PM
    congrats on ordering a very fine rifle, big mak! paper patching is the way to go, and then yer .45-70 will become a virtual .45-90 :popcorn: [smilie=s:
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    Yesterday, 04:56 PM
    It depends on what I need to accomplish. If the mould is casting small I start with a compound usually silicon carbide in 320 grit or finer. and finish with simichrome or tooth paste. All my compounds are oil based. So as I lapp I occasionally add a...
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    Yesterday, 04:49 PM
    Had a friend that did a birch bark canoe (17 footer) and it was a thing of beauty when finished. Second time out with it his wife got in and stepped between the rails. major repair job there. The cedar strip are really something to be admired.
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    Yesterday, 04:48 PM
    depends on more than a few things, but the kinda cartridge and bullet type would be good to know for starters. with greasers i'll start with 1:30, and then 1:20 for ppb's.
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    Yesterday, 04:37 PM
    Ive been seeing a lot of posts on lapping polishing a mould and what to use so thought Id make a quick post. Lapping polishing compounds are by nature abrasive and vary as to use and grit. Lapping is a precision finish and...
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    Yesterday, 04:05 PM
    I consider the C Sharps 1875model when I got my 38-55 actually priced one out on the web site. I decided on the High Wall model in 38-55. I liked the center mounted hammer faster lock time and looks of it a little more. Barrel quality is more the...
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    Yesterday, 01:52 PM
    SOLD to hiwall55 - thank you and CB!
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    Yesterday, 08:57 AM
    $30 priority shipped in the USA.
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    Yesterday, 08:45 AM
    your hornady rifle dies are not pistol carbide, so yes, lube before working the brass. i lube the inside of the case mouth as well, particularly since i straight wall expand new brass to simulate fire forming. i like imperial wax. don't forget to...
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    04-24-2018, 09:01 PM
    There is the "ANNIE" induction annealer with a loner duty cycle and water cooled. From what Ive read on them one problem with induction annealers is the low duty cycle and over heating. I have thought about one for awhile. The one annealer maker...
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    04-24-2018, 07:38 PM
    These were 1911s originally 45s. I believe the original AMU wadcutter 38s were sleeved 45 barrels also
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    04-24-2018, 02:02 PM
    There are several compounds that work for simple polishing of moulds. Toothpaste is probably the most available and one of the least aggressive. Flitz is another this may be available in hardware stores gun shops . Its also a good choice for...
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    04-24-2018, 01:30 PM
    rfd replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    plus, you can cram in a lot of powder into the .40-65 case if you paper patch. i can easily get in 68 grains, prolly 70 if need be, currently testing out 66.2 grains.
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    04-24-2018, 01:26 PM
    I load for several of these single shot rifles. I get my best results with 20-1 in them. It seems to bump up better than other alloies under the pressures my BP loads produce. Most are using 20-1 down to 15-1. some do add a very little antimony to...
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    04-23-2018, 09:44 PM
    Did it slowly start having this issue or all at once started? I would disassemble it and look for build ups slowing restricting the lock works also look for bits of cap in the action. Last is a mainspring that's slowly wearing out and may need...
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    04-23-2018, 09:38 PM
    That's true and the Creedmore / long range shooter wiped between shots. Shutzen shooters loaded o case for the whole match, breec seated the bullets and wiped between shots. Theres many techniques out there that have been used succsefully. Its more...
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    04-23-2018, 08:06 PM
    why would i need to take up powder space with a grease cookie when i'm running bore wipers between each shot taken?
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    04-23-2018, 08:03 PM
    if the land bore is .450 and the groove bore is .458, AA5744 is one of the premier white devil powders for this cartridge. as to the bullet itself, depends on it's intended purpose and typical shooting distances, for which the bullet weight will...
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    04-23-2018, 05:20 PM
    I forgot I also wipe the patched bullets with a very light coat of JoHoBa oil before seating.
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    04-23-2018, 05:19 PM
    I'm still using a grease cookie under my PP bullets. In my 40-65 with I believe the same bullet you are shooting it is capable of cleaning the rams at 500yds.( Last time I shot them I put 20 rds on a 6" gong at 200 yds. with gong to spare). In dry...
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    04-23-2018, 05:09 PM
    If you have a set of number drills Start out around .070-.080 size and keep opening up in a few thousandths at a time till you get what you want in sight picture. Check it outside with natural light and morning noon and evening to see how...
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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
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