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    Today, 11:11 AM
    There are many ways of "adjusting" a dipper to a smaller charge. epoxy can be used in the bottom to fill and then cut with a drill to exact charge. Masking or book tape can be cut and applied to inside sides of dipper. Or it can be filed down until...
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    Yesterday, 11:10 PM
    Stick ons are going to be pretty soft. I'm assuming they are sized and lubed already so trying to heat treat is out. With the gas check on them they may have a chance though,but you may pick up some leading to deal with. The other problem with these...
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    Yesterday, 03:01 PM
    Looks like a seater or sizer die for 30-06. These were used with a small ahrbor press or in a vise. ( Bottle cappers were a big one to convert for these also). For a long time these were considered the best most accurate des for loading
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    Yesterday, 02:58 PM
    Almost all commercial valves have a packing around the spindle to seal it. While lead shouldnt get to it the heat will ruining the seal and binding the valve up. A simple sliding tapered seat in a housing works good. For best results you want to lap...
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    Yesterday, 02:53 PM
    Check online metals for specialty tubing. They have a big selection of tubing and give ID, OD wall thickness and sell by the foot.
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    Yesterday, 09:09 AM
    Actually the dipper started out with the early muzzle loaders and cannons as a way to measure black powder accurately. A lot of the frontiersman had a piece of horn attached to the powder horn that was used to measure the charge. It is a throwback...
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    Yesterday, 12:00 AM
    How about a 20 0r 50 round ammo box for 223 ammo. On the insert a foam or card board spacer to keep them up and stand one each in each spot. Get fancy and vary the heights so the tops of the jags and brushes are staggered for easy gripping.
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    07-21-2017, 10:17 PM
    The 1-8 should be good for 50 grn up to 70 or 75 grns but on the lighter bullets stay away from the s-x style ( sierras). The 75s should do good to 500 yds maybe even 600 yds. On the lighter bullets dropping velocity a couple hundred FPS may help...
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    07-21-2017, 04:47 PM
    What have you tried so far? It may not be just the scrubbing here as some soak time to give the solvent time to work thru this old dried hard fouling. Another question is it copper or powder fouling? I have had good results with Shooters choice and...
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    07-21-2017, 04:39 PM
    The spring testers we made at work were a simpe affair. A c frame over a scales with a hole drilled thru it for the spring some were tubes to hold the spring straight or the rod was a slip fit in the coils above the spring some both. this had a...
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    07-21-2017, 02:21 PM
    Another use is to find the pin gage the size your making and see what your mics read on it and the part. If the pin gage mics and part all read the same its right. This also will take into account the squareness or wear on the anvils and threads of...
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    07-20-2017, 12:55 PM
    Not sure about Australia but. A friend went to Africa with a big flintlock to hunt ( He took a cap buffalo with a homemade 20MM flint lock) He couldn't fly with loose powder so he bought it there. He said a 1 lb can of goex 1F was $95.00 and a half...
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    07-20-2017, 12:49 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Cast silver? in Cast Boolits
    I believe you might need a different flux than wood chips / wax for silver also. For gold arsenic is used a lot to get it to cast clean and shiny. A steel mould should be okay an aluminum may be iffy due to the higher melt temp of silver. I believe...
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    07-19-2017, 09:58 PM
    Could the extractor be binding in the groove or on the rim? Are cases and or chamber round. How is bullet dia in relation to the throat Dia? How does the shoulder dia compare to fired cases fired shoulder length. though this may show up with ink it...
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    07-19-2017, 04:36 PM
    I just heard from the distributor chair ships today actually goes out tomorrow. She will have it Tuesday or Wensday. The uncrate and set up a little programming and its on to me. She and her husband will deliver it. A little time going over...
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    07-19-2017, 03:29 PM
    ORPA regional match in the 80s. Was my 4th or 5th match I shot in ( new shooter) Line was on block time and I inadvertently fired a round in the prep period thinking the line was hot. I was penalized the shot on the string. Later that summer...
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    07-19-2017, 03:23 PM
    It would be interesting to see the fat layer when this animal is skinned out. Wild animals have little fat and more muscle than domestic raised animals. ( one of the reasons Hogs are immune to snake bites poison dosnt get thru the fat layer into...
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    07-18-2017, 09:21 PM
    Another source for these motors is a computer supply store. A lot of towers had them in to dissipate heat
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    07-18-2017, 04:46 PM
    That's part of the problem with a gunsmith inspection, Finding a gunsmith that's familiar with the firearm to inspect it, with out causing undo wear or damage. The older ones that are retiring or have retired.
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    07-18-2017, 02:02 PM
    It works well just go slow and check often. Depending on your lapping compound a little oil or water ( some are oil based some water based) as your laping will thin and help it cut. Another trick is when done use one last ball and a light coat of...
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    07-18-2017, 11:57 AM
    You can lap a mould out a few thousandths. The Lees softer aluminum will cut pretty quick so go slow and check it often. Work with the finer grits also to slow cutting down and improve finish. Heres the process that works for me. ...
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    07-17-2017, 11:15 PM
    I use some lee dies and for what your wanting with the 45 colt I would modify the die a little and use it. But if its carbide that's a bigger issue then to modify. At work I had access to an ID grinder and diamond wheels and a plunger edm so carbide...
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    07-17-2017, 11:03 PM
    I'm not sure a chair on front will be legal in Ohio. I have thought about it though. Ive looked at a lot of options on the internet, Lifts mount trailer ( Bruno Chariot), power tailgate from the larin lift to actual power tailgates ( tommy lift and...
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    07-17-2017, 11:41 AM
    I would buy the lee and adjust it as needed. Polishing out the redding may affect the concentricity of the Jacket bullets some. Another plus is you have a seater for each that can be set and left for next time.
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    07-16-2017, 10:07 PM
    I fill thru the valve full with dish soap and water mix first and drain. This takes awhile as there is no venting, Maybe a good thing as the air working up thru creates agitation. I then fill and drain several times. I normally do this on a Monday...
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    07-16-2017, 08:28 PM
    Always and anytime Lightman
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    07-16-2017, 08:24 PM
    Rings and mounts are important also on heavy recoiling rifle. Lepoulds are usually a very solid scope Other wise I might recommend a unertal style with the recoil spring removed. Allows the scope to slide forward and not be slammed back into place....
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    07-16-2017, 12:37 PM
    You might want to test each barrel seperatly. Shot a group with one and see what your load does in it then the other on a fresh target and see what that barrel does. For best groupings you might end up with a load for each barrel. This will show any...
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    07-16-2017, 11:24 AM
    Well as of yesterday the chair still hasn't shipped. The distributor is thinking it will ship Monday or Tuesday to them Then some tests and set up and to me. No I haven't been out reclaiming the wild with it ignoring you guys. LOL.
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    07-16-2017, 11:14 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Annealing shells in Swaging
    For what the op wants the whole case needs to be annealed and to get the most complete job it takes more time as the brass needs to be brought up to temp and held there for some time then slowly cooled down to room temp. AN oven set to 600-700* for...
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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