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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 07:38 PM
    These were 1911s originally 45s. I believe the original AMU wadcutter 38s were sleeved 45 barrels also
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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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, 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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    04-23-2018, 04:53 PM
    I would start at beginning load possible even a little lower in published data and work up to where I wanted to be as to accuracy and velocity. My Jacketed 80 grn ( VLD) 223 load was around 2.250 had to single load it but 600yds was slow fire. If...
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    04-23-2018, 04:44 PM
    I believe 40-70 is normally made from 30-40 brass ( maybe 303 brass I'm working from memory here) or 405 win basic brass, depending on how the rim thickness is cut.
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    04-22-2018, 11:29 PM
    Ordering a fine rifle like you have is the easy part. Its the waiting that's hard. Should be a fine rifle.
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    04-22-2018, 11:23 PM
    Check at online metals .com they sell short lengths of various metals. Ive been buy brass tubing there. Measure the tube or where it insert or the inside lop of the cap and look for that of and the id you want. They sell in 10-12" lengths or by the...
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    04-22-2018, 11:16 PM
    I have seen 2 1911s with the barrels sleeved down to 32 S&W long for wadcutter guns. they worked well and were very accurate. Mags were more of an issue
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    04-22-2018, 09:23 PM
    Ooh, baby! That one there is gunna be purdee!!!! Have to show us a picture or two when she gets "Home"
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    04-22-2018, 05:52 PM
    For years I shot 308 and 223 in NR high power. new or once fired cases were loaded 3 times for 600 yds stage then 3-4 times for 200 and 300 yds stages. Then used for practice brass, when I felt they were done there they went in the range bucket to...
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    04-22-2018, 05:37 PM
    Measure the hole and see what they are size wise. Most calipers have outside jaws and inside jaws use the inside and measure the holes. When spring tension is involved I will use a slave pin to hold in alighnment and drive it out with the actual...
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    04-22-2018, 09:30 AM
    I think the slug could be cast in a cylindrical style mould but slightly different. would need to be made as a nose pour mould to get the nose. body would be the ribbed section and base ring dia out the bottom and a removeable plug with pin for hole...
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    04-22-2018, 08:57 AM
    Are you removing all the bell at the mouth? what is the measurement at the case head just in front of the web compared to other brass? could you have brass fired in a larger chamber than your firearm? Some pistols leave a small bulge at the web...
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    04-22-2018, 08:45 AM
    If this is range brass pick ups, How many times has it been reloaded before it came into your possession? Brass will work harden where ever its being worked. The mouth neck case head. It does show more in a rifle case loaded many times. section a...
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    04-22-2018, 08:26 AM
    If its like the old blocks handle pins. You can put the pin back in and center punch lightly on edge of hole 3 or 4 places evenly spaced around it. Just off f the edge. this will push metal into the hole and make it smaller holding the pin in place....
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    04-21-2018, 01:47 PM
    I lube large batches of cases with the big bath towel method. I use imperial sizing die wax in the towel. I lay it out flat on the floor pour a bout 1000 cases in a line on it and add a finger full of imperial lube roughly spread thru the brass....
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    04-21-2018, 12:21 PM
    Ive heard that the chemical coloring isnt near a lasting or durable as the true bone and charcoal case hardening. There are companies still doing the real process and it is a vary good looking durable finish. A couple that come to mind still doing...
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    04-21-2018, 09:53 AM
    country gent replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    When you start adding the extras to the semi custom guns the prices start jumping quick. checkering, forend tips, special finishes, special barrels, wood upgrades ( going from standard to exhibition grade walnut can add a lot ). But the big plus is...
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    04-21-2018, 09:42 AM
    We made our archery stops from card board strips 2 ft wide and 8 ft long. These were laid flat and compressed between 2x4 frames with 3/4 10 ready rod on the corners. A strip 1 ft wide and 2x4 frames on rollers would stop pellets and bbs for a long...
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    04-20-2018, 10:00 PM
    country gent replied to a thread lyman 1878? in Single Shot Guns
    Could be but staying away from wood upgrades and the "fancy upgrades" saves a lot of cost. Just opting for checkering is over $300.00. Not saying that's out of line for the work involved but its "extra"
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    04-20-2018, 09:56 PM
    Theres always wax for the projectile too. Pour a sheet of wax the thickness you want the bullet then use the cases to cut out the slug, and prime them. Priming last stops the air lock from pushing the bullet out of the case. I have shot a lot of...
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    04-20-2018, 09:48 PM
    depending on what you want to do with it if recoil is a problem weight or a recoil reducer and new pad can be ordered. Stocks can be swapped for a better desighn that handles reoil better. A load in the 45-70 black powder range (1100-1200 fps)...
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    04-20-2018, 09:39 PM
    The modern PCP rife are operating at 3000 psi or better. Lewis and Clarks expedition had a 50 cal air rifle on it. They supposedly took small and medium sized game with it and used it to impress and amaze the Indians encountered. I read some where...
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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