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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:59 PM
    Mine has the 3 holes 2 8x48 and 1 10x36. I bought a length of the brownells tall scope base blank and drilled it for the 3 existing holes. machined the base to fit the receivers radius cleaned up the ends and annodizd them. its held zero very well...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:46 PM
    Depending on the uses you have planned for the rifle, sights need to be appropriate The buck horn rear and blade front can be improved by going to a wider front blade and opening the notch up some to match it. Another mod that might help is going...
    6 replies | 128 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:54 PM
    The DZ scope will be a dedicated scope for this rifle since all my rifles currently are drilled and tapped for 17" centers instead of the 7.2 for the shorter DZ Scope. If I go with a set of Irons it will probably be MVA long range soule rear and...
    9 replies | 220 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:53 PM
    no barrel threads were removed. the vent liner is in solid. however, i have been thinking of drilling out the barrel for a 3/8" chambers white lightning vent. i think there's enuf room on the flat.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:50 PM
    I have a 40-65 in a CPA shilouette model that's a great shooter. Shooting from my wheel chair is part of the reason behind the 38-55 and the added recoil reducing. Havent heard back yet from DZ. I did hear back from C Sharps on their Hepburn set...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:46 PM
    it's a vent (or 'touch hole') liner. there's a .062" hole in that screw plug and the heat, not fire, of the pan flash ignites the bp in the barrel's chamber.
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  • rfd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:44 PM
    yes, it was a WL knockoff and filed flush with the barrel.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:42 PM
    country gent replied to a thread I heard a thump..... in Our Town
    Not if he had her destroy the evidence like you described. Now there is nothing to back up or support his claim. If she was going to be charged the pills and weed would have been taken for evidence. She may get a ticket for some traffic violation...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:34 PM
    Vertical is better for this reason the case can center up in the chamber better. When horizontal the smaller case is laying in the bottom of the chamber and may not center as well. As to coffee grounds I would be concerned with the moisture content...
    15 replies | 281 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:21 PM
    Grade 8 bolts ae good material as are allen head bolts. I have used allen set screws or odd projects but most of these require carbide to cut. Hex stock is quick and easy to machine and gives a good surface to hold on to. The other big thing is to...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:17 PM
    Another nice touch on a expander bell stem is a witness lone on the top. this allows you to see and count revolutions easily when adjusting. if 16 threads per inch the expander moves .060 per revolution. The mark makes seeing this easier
    21 replies | 347 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:01 PM
    Working up is advised for each firearm for several reasons. there are slight differences in chambers and in autos the feed ramps location, differences in throats dia and length, and differences in the lead and oal. and last bore groove dia. These...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 11:09 PM
    It might help also to polish before forming the cases into jackets. Corn cob and walnut media are available in different grit sizes, finding one that wont fit into the hollow points might help.
    8 replies | 286 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 09:23 PM
    For the easiest turning a false center on each end, this allows for the pin to be turned between centers with a small lathe dog. The expander leads and flare section along with the threads and head can be turned in one setup start to finish. For...
    21 replies | 347 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 07:41 PM
    shorten the drill up as much as possible. Split the point web and sharpen it with a gage keeping the angles equal and even and the web centered. A lot of lead drilling is done with spade drills ( d reamers here) also. the smaller center drills are...
    6 replies | 162 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 03:47 PM
    My scope for any rifle any sights was a 6.5-20 lepould with side adj parallax. Good scope and seldom was I above 16-18 power due to mirage an other factors. If your shooting from position with sling heartbeat breathing and hold all show up much more...
    5 replies | 123 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 03:41 PM
    I have thought about doing that Kokomokid. but adding the lead time of getting the Krieger blank to DZs lead time makes for very extended project. I would like to try one of Krieger's Alexander Henry rifled blanks but I think they are available in...
    9 replies | 220 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 12:55 PM
    I have turned up expanders from 4140 pre hard, A6, o1, S7, Allen cap screws, and made one with a carbide pin soldered in. All worked well even cold roll left soft will last a long time here. I find finish is more important than hardness. A good...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 12:45 PM
    Hello gentleman, I recently contacted DZ Arms for a quote on a Hepburn rifle. caliber 38-55, barrel half octagon contour 1-12 twist 32" long. Case hardened receiver. walnut wood mercury recoil reducer and pachmeyer butt pad. Drilled and tapped for...
    9 replies | 220 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 11:29 AM
    Standard goex likes compression and may run there Swiss and Old Ensford run less in compression for me and my rifles. Olde ensforde im usually around .125-.180 on compression. Heavy compression can also swell cases some, though you states the...
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  • rfd's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 08:21 AM
    muzzleloader friday? :drinks: :mrgreen:
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  • rfd's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 06:27 AM
    arcticap, i entered the smoothbore commission with jackie knowing full well his sordid gun making history, so i have no one to blame for all the problems i've had with this gun. i thought my deal with him would somehow be different and that was my...
    18 replies | 299 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 09:25 PM
    just manufacturing tolerences on length or the hollow base plug could make that much difference. Sometimes preheating the mould to temp and casting hard and fast helps. The hollow based pin may be the issue being at max size for length and dia. A...
    11 replies | 178 view(s)
  • rfd's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 07:18 PM
    so i have this .62 smoothbore that i had commissioned jackie brown (gun maker of non-renown) to build for me in the fall of 2016 that arrived at me in the winter of 2017. a simple farmer's gun, nothing at all fancy. i received it in-the-white, and...
    18 replies | 299 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 04:24 PM
    Steel wool will round corners and change angles. in this case the slug and polish is the best way it will maintain shape and edges. Steel wool even at the dremils lower speeds will cut and round corners. At upper end speeds balance and wobble...
    23 replies | 389 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 02:08 PM
    A lot of the newer motors with fuel pumps also depend on a certain fuel pressure to work correctly. a weak fuel pump may not supply the needed pressure to get a good mist of fuel. Same witht he fuel filters partialy plugged may restrict flow to...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 12:39 PM
    I believe Rivet set is correct. Most make these themselves from round stock. Early originals sometimes had a logo or initals engraved in them so when the head was formed the craftsman / shop was identified also.
    10 replies | 301 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 12:33 PM
    The tops of the blocks and sprue plate probably arnt causing the sticking bullets as there shouldn't be anything in that gap. Its more than likely a rough surface, burr or off center cavity causing it. If its burrs or rough finish lapping or...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 10:54 PM
    I made a simple tube sight for my lab radar cross hairs in front and appeture in back about 8" long it slides over the unit with a .060 wide ridge to alighn in the original sight slot.
    4 replies | 226 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