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    Today, 12:55 AM
    I would go with a shallower angle like 1minute 30 degrees.My 98 Husky in 9.3x57 has a very shallow leade from the start of the leade to actual full height lands.I slugged the barrel and figured I would need a .372 diameter bullet to fill the throat...
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    Today, 12:34 AM
    I bought two scopes for my Ar's. 3x9 for the HBAR and 1x3 for the carbine. Both were made in the Phillipines. Wanted to see if I could shoot better with optics rather than the irons. In reading the article that was linked it seems Nikon is...
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    Yesterday, 02:27 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Winchester 1885 in Single Shot Guns
    Original Winchester Hi Walls were used by the Winchester company for all of their ballistic testing for many years. So if your High Wall is an original one no problems so no problems. They also used standard model 70 cations after they stopped using...
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    Yesterday, 02:11 AM
    Don't know how hard those cocking pieces are but they are hard. I shortened my cocking piece from the back end. then I used a tantung bit to finish it off.Tantung tool bits can be ground until they turn red and not loose their temper. Give it a nice...
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    Yesterday, 01:40 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread A Brave New World... in Cast Boolits
    Start off slowly and check every 10th case for proper powder charge. I used to shoot steel plate matches so usually friday found me loading 1000 for the weekend. One good reason I stopped buying powder in 1lb cans and went to jugs, same for hard...
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    Yesterday, 01:33 AM
    I do it the easy way. Cut the female end off an old 3/8" socket extension chuck it up 1/2" for .473 '06 case head sized cases and run the drill at about 200 rpm. When red dump in a bucket of water. When done all cases go in an aluminum collander on...
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    Yesterday, 01:27 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Lyman 57 sight repair in Our Town
    Is it one of the old steel Lyman 57 sights or a newer one made out of aluminum?. I have a few of the older steel Lymans and use a q tip to lubricate the threads on the windage and elevation threads. Once they are well coated then I run them back and...
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    01-26-2020, 12:49 AM
    Interesting concept regarding scout rifles. I was seriously thinking about the Ruger Scout rifle. I had cataract surgery last September and October. Glad I did. Don't need glasses to drive but do need them for reading and close up work. Sad part is...
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    01-25-2020, 01:31 AM
    Definitely a Vaver front sight. Usually the inserts come on a small metal strip of metal with the I.D. of the hole stamped on it. Going on memory there should be about ten or so inserts and they just screw on the strip and screw in the sight. And...
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    01-25-2020, 12:46 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread I'ma Thinkin 1895 . . . in Leverguns
    Might be a little OT so here goes.Ruger #1 in 45/70 with the 300 jhp factory loads fairly pleasant to shoot. 300 gr bullet at 1800 fps. Start to go much over that and recoil does become a factor. 2000 fps like shooting a 458 win mag. Even the 405...
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    01-25-2020, 12:36 AM
    If you are looking for a reproduction type "C" stock google Starkeys stocks. Just saw the ad in the firearms news aka old shotgun news. I believe they make them for the 1903 and 1903A3 as well. As far as new old stock A3 barrels I see them...
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    01-24-2020, 12:16 AM
    And to add to the list of British threads is the model engineering threads which I believe were all 40 threads to the inch. Used to have a bunch of British model making magazines.Steam engines both stationary and fully operable steam...
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    01-23-2020, 03:12 AM
    Sometimes you can find a ratchet handle that has a 1/4" square hole in it. I lost my handle in a move and in one of my dads ratchet sets there was just that sort of ratchet handle or a 1/4" ratchet with 1/4" socket would most likely work just as...
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    01-23-2020, 02:45 AM
    I must confess an admiration for the 1891 Argentine Mauser. Was the first high Power rifle I ever owned. Have two sporter and two bubba's set up in chopped 91 Mauser stocks. Gotta dig out my collection of Norma brass and anneal them before loading...
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    01-23-2020, 02:33 AM
    The 9.3x57 cartridge has a maximum chamber pressure of about 49k and a maximum velocity around 2000 to 21000 feet per second depending on the primer,case,powder charge and the case itself. Some of the members over on the website...
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    01-23-2020, 02:25 AM
    Bazoo, yes the 7.65x54r could well be made by S&B. I have a gallon bag of once fired S&B brass that was fired in my old 1948 Fazakerky No #4MKII The primer pockets had to be uniformed before seating any primer. Crimp was removed by using a...
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    01-23-2020, 02:00 AM
    I have a couple of the old Saeco Meehanite molds. Usually they are sort of a copper color and easy to distinquish from a steel mold. Franl
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    01-23-2020, 01:56 AM
    Most of the steel plate match shooters used hard cast bullets in their ammo. I used to mine the pistol berm while the high power boys had their monthly match. After a good rain the hard cast bullets were easy to spot. Rain would wash them off the...
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    01-23-2020, 01:13 AM
    I have to go our in the afternoon and go right by a place that sells all sorts of work boots,western boost leather belts and will stop in and see what they have. If anyone should kmow how to change colors they sure wood. Frank
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    01-22-2020, 01:02 AM
    Kinda sounds like the Sellier & Bellot Czech brass with the short primer pockets. Since S&B makes brass for Winchester in some of the metric calibers, maybe they are making some of the brass for Hornady as well?. Frank
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    01-22-2020, 12:50 AM
    Yep,except mine is somewhat newer. Would have to go hunt it down as it's stuffed in one of my book cases. Brought it to work and one of our techs went nuts and knew where there was a printer big enough to copy the whole sheet. Was reading it for...
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    01-21-2020, 03:00 AM
    Good thing you mentioned shoe shop. We have a place that does leather work on boots,belts all sorts of leather work. Will stop in when in that area. I was going to use a black dye such as sold by Rit. Put on a couple coats let it dry to see how it...
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    01-20-2020, 01:48 AM
    Have a few holsters that are both for revolvers and pistols. Both are name brand and finished tan leather. What I would like to do is go from tan to black.Not a lot of money involved with the holsters but they are in excellent condition. What steps...
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    01-20-2020, 01:41 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread Leather craft tools in Our Town
    Been thinking about doing some small leather work at home to keep both the hands active as well as the brain. Gotta keep those three remaining brain cells going. Already have the speedy sticher with an assortment of thread. Maybe make a small...
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    01-19-2020, 12:56 AM
    I bought from Brownells their master set of bits and a few extra handles of different lengths. Prior to that I had a couple sets of "Chapman" bits and handle and always kept one set in my shooting kit. I lietrally cring when I see someone at the...
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    01-19-2020, 12:43 AM
    Have a police turn in 870 pump that had a great big burr on the receiver where the barrel extension is. The manual said the burr was caused by not making sure the mag tube cap/barrel nut not being fully tightened and then shot. The barrel and bolt...
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    01-18-2020, 01:17 AM
    samari46 replied to a thread I feel naughty... in Our Town
    For a really long time I used to shoot steel plate matches. Was buying the store bought 230 grain RN hard cast at least 2-3k at a time.My buddy was even worse that me. 1200 just on saturday and sunday alone. UPS guy would ring the bell out would...
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    01-17-2020, 02:09 AM
    Just a reminder, the land diameter may be over the .268 normally used for a 9.3x64 9r 9.3x57, in my 9.3x57 .368 diameter bullets are useless. The throat can take a .370 no problem. So that means a cast bullet following the mantra .002 over bore...
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    01-16-2020, 01:04 AM
    I use a rowlladle. You see the adds rifle and handloader magazines.Think the company that sells them if I remember right is advanced car movers. Think mine about 2.5" in diameter and hold more lead than your standard ladles. Bought a couple as I...
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    01-16-2020, 12:46 AM
    I use a spray on wire rope and gear lube on the joints of the lift arms. Messiest stuff ever, stains don't wash out at all. The lucas red and tacky red colored grease I also use on both the Kubota L3800 and my sears riding lawn mower. Sticky as heck...
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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