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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:18 PM
    I do quench but not for the annealing but to slow the heat transferring into the case head.
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    Yesterday, 02:10 PM
    Most dies are vented but not all. Lube isn't compressable and the thicker lubes flow slowly thru the small vent holes. A small amount on the shoulder neck will make sizing easier and better. But it has to be done in a controlled manner to heavy and...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:43 AM
    Altamont USA made walnut S&W J-frame grips, new. $37 priority shipped in the USA.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    12-10-2018, 11:07 PM
    The old wildcatters sometimes a fixture made up that used a short length of barrel chambered with the same reamer as the rifle. Usually pointed straight up, with a firing mechanism. this was used to fire form some of the more intense wildcats. not...
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    12-10-2018, 10:46 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Nef .223 in Single Shot Guns
    I think ( if memory serves) my NEF .223 is 1-12 twist 50 - 55 grn shot very good. Anything much heavier or VLD accuracy stated falling off. I believe the muzzle is .750 dia on mine. Almost as heavy as the muzzles on my NRA match rifles.
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    12-10-2018, 09:09 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Anvils? in Our Town
    Anvils can be refaced to like new. Ive seen it done with a heavy medium cut file and draw filing the flat surfaces. Machine cutting one can be a bear after all the years if pounding and resulting work hardening. Dads anvil ( 150 lb) brought $800.00...
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    12-10-2018, 05:21 PM
    Maybe a rough surface or grooves with slight back angle creating a mechanical lock. With out some real magnification and good light this can be hard to see. I checked this on a optical comparator at 100X . That .030 deep edge then became 3" long on...
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    12-10-2018, 02:40 PM
    For my BPCR bullets lubed with emmerts or SPG I store in 100 rd pistol ammo boxes. Keeps bullets separated and in good shape and I can inventory at a glance.
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    12-10-2018, 02:36 PM
    All my BPCR loads with the heavy end bullets 510 lyman round nose 535 postell and a 550 grn by old west moulds run in the 1150-1200 fps range ( muzzle velocity) shoot very accurately hand have no trouble with rams at 500 yds. ...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    12-10-2018, 02:27 PM
    I think that was the 9X23 sort of duplicated the heavy loads being used in 38 super by the ISPC shooters.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    12-10-2018, 08:32 AM
    yep. run as single action with the right load, that little snubbie j-frame of mine is capable of some really good accuracy at 25 yards. some folks can use them well out past 75 or 100 yards, as what hickok45 proves.
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    12-10-2018, 07:33 AM
    all depends on personal subjective thinking and shooting requirements. my S&W j-frame model 60 2-1/8" bbl .357mag doesn't even need a front sight for the distances it'll be required to hit center mass targets. my forthcoming ruger nmbh 6-1/2" bbl...
    50 replies | 1484 view(s)
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    12-10-2018, 07:24 AM
    wolff needs to get in on this and make life easier for all those legions of henry h015-xxxx owners.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    12-10-2018, 07:23 AM
    fwiw, i believe that AP2020 got his springs from that ebay seller with no transaction issues. the 3-pack that megasupermagnum offered contained one 31# spring and two other progressively heavier springs. you only want the 31# spring. you *may*...
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    12-10-2018, 07:11 AM
    rfd replied to a thread A gift from a friend in Muzzleloading.
    good on you! screwdriver sidelock kits are fun to assemble and the t/c's are good 'uns.
    26 replies | 539 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    12-09-2018, 11:59 PM
    Check with Bernie Rowles at Old West Moulds ( Sorry I don't have phone number handy) I believe he catalogs a heeled bullet for the 38 colt. The cost of a mould would be easier than modifying or making make do ammo.
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    12-09-2018, 09:47 PM
    Also keeping mind with the "quick" fix of the screw threads, if it dosnt work then chances are it becomes a major repair. Drilling out a broken screw or worse drilling out larger and plugging then redrilling and tapping holes.
    23 replies | 1332 view(s)
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    12-09-2018, 09:30 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Lighting in a shop in Our Town
    HandLoader, Im planning on waiting 2 months on the shop floor before I start moving equipment in. Give it plenty of time to cure and stop releasing moisture. Just to be on the safe side. ( I have read where some engineers claim the Hoover dams...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    12-09-2018, 09:19 PM
    If your brass is splitting its time for new brass Scrap what you have in the batches doing it and start over. The loose screw is part of the issue along with the loose ejector rod housing shifting around and affecting harmonics. If the firearm has...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    12-09-2018, 09:11 PM
    Also chuck the drill as short as possible to do the job. This makes it stiffer and less wobble
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  • country gent's Avatar
    12-09-2018, 04:01 PM
    It may be soldered in what does it look like here inside the action? Soldered in a complete new one can be made and soldered in. if its machined on then cut off flat justbelow bottom of the hole make a new end and tig weld it on. Leave end proud...
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    12-08-2018, 11:26 PM
    rfd replied to a thread Henry H015-357 in Single Shot Guns
    that's an Easton digital scale, no longer in production. really accurate and easy to use.
    28 replies | 1150 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 09:02 PM
    The other thing to consider is the back end of the rifle, How much recoil do want to have, or can take. AS bullet weight goes up so does recoil. I shoot three different bullets in my 45 cal BPPCR rifles with good results (...
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    12-08-2018, 06:19 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Lighting in a shop in Our Town
    Woodbutcher, Im still thinking on the floor its a bigger thing My favorite "chair" is my Trac Chair so its got to be a durable solid surface. Im considering epoxy coatings, the hard surface finish they do on concrete. And also a traditional ( for...
    47 replies | 1255 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 06:07 PM
    i can only blame this thread for making me order one of these bad boys ... ... thanx guys! :drinks:
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  • rfd's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 05:59 PM
    imo, the investarms are among the better offshore sidelocks, rebranded as lyman, cabela, dixie gun works, and others. most are 1:48 rifling or greater twist and fine for patched balls. however, some are 1:32 twist and meant for conicals. ...
    8 replies | 246 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 05:55 PM
    what are yer requirements? hunting, steel, paper targets? plain cast bullets, gas check, paper patched? smokeless, black powder? lotta choices and some specifics for each.
    13 replies | 376 view(s)
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    12-08-2018, 04:58 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Lighting in a shop in Our Town
    Mould maker, Im planning on a vent to outside the building to exchange the air in the room every hour or so to help with smoke when welding and machining.
    47 replies | 1255 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 06:47 AM
    as usual, the objects in question are loaded with subjectivity and it will always come down to personal wants, needs, opinions, and preferences. i have a hankering for a single action centerfire that will be more accurate than my old eyes, and...
    50 replies | 1484 view(s)
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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