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  • OlDeuce's Avatar
    Today, 11:18 AM
    On this I was measuring the bullets and not the bore ! but I'm glad I asked this question .........I can come up with a chamber ream and the lathe way easier than a New Barrel ........I'm sure my barrel is a standard .223 barrel ! shooting lead I...
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  • hpbear101's Avatar
    Today, 03:32 AM
    I shoot 45-70 in Trapdoor, Sharps, and a couple 1886's, I load most if not all my ammo Trapdoor safe. I use the same load my dad always used, 24 grains of 24000 with a 405.
    17 replies | 535 view(s)
  • OlDeuce's Avatar
    Today, 12:58 AM
    Thats good Info..........Thank you both!!! I'll find out more information on my barrel !! It's like New in a TC .....Was trying to pull this off without throwing tons of cash at it !!!! 218 Bee ????? Hmmm Ol Deuce
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  • OlDeuce's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:52 PM
    I hope this is a good question ????any way I want to re-chamber a Match Grade .22LR barrel to .22Hornet! Is this Bad?? .22LR is .225 and the Hornet is .2245?? Ol Deuce
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  • lar45's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    lar45 replied to a thread Ballistic testing in Special Projects
    I was loading some Rainier 124gn 9mm JHP and 230gn 45 JHP for a friend the other day. I had an old cooler sitting around so we decided to see what they would do in a cooler full of water. The cooler is about 20" across. First up was the 9mm, they...
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  • OlDeuce's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:39 PM
    OlDeuce replied to a thread Winchester pound cast in Leverguns
    Lethemgo.........I see no need??? unless the 38-55 has a New Barrel ???? if its the old barrel ,it was made with the long chamber ! use the 2.125 brass .. Ol Deuce
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  • OlDeuce's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:20 AM
    Great shooting!!! I have 3 of the 32-40 and they all shoot well !!! Your Japanese 1885 is by far the best made for your Dollar!!! and It's a Great Looking Rifle ! Ol Deuce
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    08-18-2017, 11:15 PM
    I came across this it may help Ol Deuce
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  • hpbear101's Avatar
    08-18-2017, 07:23 PM
    hpbear101 replied to a thread 40-82 wcf help! in Vintage Ammo
    I have the loading tools in 44-40 and 40-82 and both cast undersized bullets. My "guess" is they were intended to be shot with BP and cast of a very soft alloy. I have one box of early 45-70 and IIRC it states the bullets were cast 16:1 Lead:Tin....
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  • OlDeuce's Avatar
    08-17-2017, 10:38 PM
    On my spread ...Coyotes are in season 24-7........all the rest of the critters are safe!!! unless a Badger comes in plane view!!! I have a perfect yard for shooting!! I can get 220yds to my SouthWest and I can pick up to 450yds to my south!! ...
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  • beltfed's Avatar
    08-17-2017, 10:38 PM
    Knarley "Get your feet wet" with that Lyman 335 bullet- it works in many 38-55s. Also, get on/attend the Shiloh forum looking/asking for info/loads for your particular rifle. also. beltfed/arnie
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  • beltfed's Avatar
    08-17-2017, 10:31 PM
    Tripplebeards, Check with NOE for bullet sizing dies beltfed/arnie
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  • OlDeuce's Avatar
    08-16-2017, 08:54 PM
    OlDeuce replied to a thread 38-55 brass in Single Shot Guns
    FWIW I did some checking on old loads and double checked and this is what I found kinda Krazy........... OL Deuce
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  • OlDeuce's Avatar
    08-16-2017, 06:50 PM
    OlDeuce replied to a thread My 44-56WC - .44VHS in Leverguns
    Hi Mike:) All my guns do well using the dipper method !! only because I know how each one reacts !!! My 34'' shiloh does wonderful with dippers!! this WC 44-56 is really training me on how it reacts to different powders and charges ....It seems...
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    08-16-2017, 06:36 PM
    OlDeuce replied to a thread My 44-56WC - .44VHS in Leverguns
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  • OlDeuce's Avatar
    08-16-2017, 02:31 PM
    Charlie.........thats good info.......once I get the load worked up to being a bit more consistent ! I can move on......Randy
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  • OlDeuce's Avatar
    08-16-2017, 12:17 AM
    Hahaha I've thought of that and my thought is to build a axillare chamber that will fit in the 30-30 chamber !!! I have one for the 32 S&W !!!! Ol Deuce
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  • OlDeuce's Avatar
    08-15-2017, 09:14 PM
    Where did you locate the folding stock????? I really like the TPL in 12.5 to 13" it makes for an easy sight picture for me!!! My Shiloh is like 14'' and WoW what a reach ....TGF for a set trigger on that ol'girl LoL Ol Deuce
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    08-15-2017, 09:05 PM
    OlDeuce replied to a thread 38-55 brass in Single Shot Guns
    My Old 1894 is chambered in the long 38-55 brass... But most all my 38-55 brass is sized for this !! Some of the old factory rounds are the long Brass and the new factory loads are of the short brass....... and really haven't noticed a difference...
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  • beltfed's Avatar
    08-14-2017, 10:33 AM
    I,too have a pretty good supply of Lino. My favorite "general use" alloy is 90% COWW/ 10% Lino. Comes out in the "15s" for Brinnell/lee tester. but for precision rifle shooting, I go with straight Lino. beltfed/arnie
    28 replies | 912 view(s)
  • hpbear101's Avatar
    08-14-2017, 02:44 AM
    hpbear101 replied to a thread 45-70 bp in Black Powder Cartridge
    I do not use a card with hollow base bullets.
    6 replies | 279 view(s)
  • OlDeuce's Avatar
    08-13-2017, 01:36 PM
    When I tried to fire the 30-30 ,She didn't work ! The hammer spring was flat gone!! It would do the 22 rim fire but not the center fire!! Ordered a 5 pack of hammer springs from Mike Bellm !! the new hammer spring was what she needed ! now it...
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  • OlDeuce's Avatar
    08-13-2017, 01:09 PM
    I have made the decision on my new Barrel !!! 24'' bull in 25-35... I have over 400 rounds ready to go! dies ,the works it's a no brainer !!! LoL the thing I need to get is a mold ,spear point around 120+gr.......!!!! OL Deuce
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    08-13-2017, 01:00 PM
    OlDeuce replied to a thread My 44-56WC - .44VHS in Leverguns
    Time is flying .......Hunting season is just around the corner Damn Ol Deuce
    49 replies | 2866 view(s)
  • John Taylor's Avatar
    08-13-2017, 11:30 AM
    Trigger pull is usually more of a problem when offhand shooting. Shooting off a bench with sandbags the trigger pull has less effect. Some old military weapons have a very hard trigger pull, like a few of the old Remington rolling blocks with about...
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  • OlDeuce's Avatar
    08-12-2017, 05:14 PM
    Ruger Super Blackhawk .44mag:Fire::Fire::Fire::Fire::Fire: Ol Deuce
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  • hpbear101's Avatar
    08-12-2017, 05:06 PM
    I got the Lee 514-450 mold for my 50-70, I have always used a my dads 50-100-450 RCBS mold for the 50-70 along with .348 brass. After 30 years I finally ordered some 50-70 Starline brass and a proper mold. Last week I got a NOE312299 to go along...
    72 replies | 4615 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