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  • rfd's Avatar
    Today, 09:59 AM
    IMHO, there is nothing better than a lubed cast bullet of proper alloy for all handguns for accuracy and hunting performance ... other than a coated cast alloy bullet, which is all i'll use these dayze.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 12:20 AM
    Going from .285/.286 to .301 is going to be lot of sanding and polishing. Your going to remove roughly .015-.016 to get where you need to be. A small carbide boring bar and t could be bored out much quicker and easier. Your going to loose the lead...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:41 PM
    I think the bullets initial mean weight matters in the actual weight variations and effects of it. a .5 grn on a 50 grn bullet is more than a .5 variation on a 500 grn bullet. Casting 22 cal 50 grn bullets a .2 or .3 grn variation may be more in...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:29 PM
    ain't rocket science. ;)
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:23 PM
    If this is CUP measuring equipment it may be where the copper crusher sits when the case is fired. or the port for it.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:18 PM
    I don't think it would take a lot to turn up a set of pins to fit it a hollow point, Flat Point, and a round nose in the original bullets style. These can be made to work with out modifying the blocks. I believe lyman hollow point blocks use a...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:04 PM
    Check graingers MSC McMaster Carr and shops that supply sandblasting shop equipment. Corn Cob and walnut come in various grit sizes for use in sand blasters. I also wonder at one time how glass beads would work in a vibratory. I believe the Corn...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:55 PM
    I made them for my AR match rifles for use in the slow fire stages where single loading was mandatory. I had a dedicated mag for this. I machined mine from Black derlin. On the garand there was a modified clip for single loading ( S.L.E.D. ).This...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:19 PM
    a ramrod and a clothespin. ;)
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:38 PM
    The lymann 55 measure is a rotary measure. Most have a brass bushing around the rotor in the housing and 2-3 slides to adjust powder amount. If rusted up to bad the issues might be that the slides are sloppy allowing fine powders in the added...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:13 PM
    I pan lube with both spg and emmerts improved ( only 5% canola oil and 5% Lanolin added) but like stated I use a cake cutter to remove mine. I think the softer lubes like spg and emmerts / improved are more susceptible to pulling out of the grooves...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:58 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Soy Wax in Boolit Lube !
    Being a natural wax it might make a good Black Powder lube ingredient also. Maybe replace the beeswax in Emmerts improved with it?
    9 replies | 162 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:55 PM
    Bet you get a lot of those bullets from a 10 lb pot LOL. Im sure it can be done and would be a great plinking small game load. One reason to do this would be to lower throat erosion / wear the light cast loads would...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:40 PM
    Another thing that can be helpful when testing loads or a new rifle is to buy a few boxes of good ammo for it. In .308 federal gold medal match comes to mind. Starting the day off fire a 5 shot group with it as a control. ( after a few sessions you...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:29 PM
    Try "cooking" them a little longer. Set the pan in the water bath and not only melt the lube but give it a 15 min-20 min "soak" time in the hot water. This will get the lube and bullets up to temp and give some time for them to fill. Last is don't...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:54 AM
    I believe I would test a random sampling of them for hardness to see what they are and then tumble lube and shoot them according to how hard they were. Cast boolits can be in a wide hardness range the test would give an Idea of loads.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:47 AM
    Another Thanks for the pics. Very nice rifle
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  • country gent's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 11:57 PM
    Shot number 1 may be a clean cold barrel giving the results it did. I would say to test a 10 shot group at load 7 and a 10 shot group at load 12. these are the points where 3 shot clustered close.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 12:42 PM
    It looks nice and I see it used alit to help make engravings and stamped art show up better or accent it. On these rifles I prefer the case hardened finish for tradition and looks if its done right. On fine hand engraved surfaces bluing may hide...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 12:34 PM
    The club I belong to had issues and they decide to "quality" shooters We have a plinking range with eye brow and covered firing line 25 yds. Pistol range is 25 and 50 yds. High performance range is 7 yds to 60 yds. Rifle range is 200 yds with back...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 11:40 AM
    Glad you weren't hurt or injured by this. while the pieces may have started straight u the varying thickness of the parts, pressure points, guide forces and odd shapes they probably didt stay straight line long. The whistle you heard may have been...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 08:48 AM
    interested in this big time as i just got a .40-65 '74 heavy barrel sharps that i have even fired yet (dang winter) but have a gaggle of loaded PPB cartridges to test out using tom's 40-400P slick @ .393" (starline brass, 71 grains swiss 1-1/2f,...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 11:43 PM
    I believe that finish is referred to as French gray and its a plating done on the carbon steel.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 11:39 PM
    I have used the ends from shipping tubes in bind. I have made them from wood metal and epoxy. A copper end cap might be found that would fit and work. I have made simple moulds from clay and then poured with epoxy. Metallic tape can be taped to...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 11:07 PM
    Lapping to change weight can be done. I've done it to change size of a bullet a few thousandths, to smooth out a mould, or to help with release of bullets. Its a slow proves for size since the base band can be measured until you get very close....
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  • country gent's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 10:31 PM
    When doing this I use blank screws in the holes to fill them or plug the holes with clay, before the release agent is applied.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 07:28 PM
    Don't contour the base to match the receiver, coat the receiver with 3-4 coats of release agent and bed the sight to match with a good epoxy like J*B weld. Use a simple clamp to hold it while it cures, When cured clean up sides drill holes and...
    37 replies | 1096 view(s)
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
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