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    Today, 08:30 AM
    Lags -- I use old bedsheets - made a drying table on an old hospital bedframe (with wheels) - built a sheet plywood base for it (white painted) with removable 2x4 sides that fit inside the 2 inch metal frame and I cover the whole thing with a...
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    Today, 08:03 AM
    funny thing - If I concentrate long enoug to write em down can generally do away with the list.
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    Today, 07:57 AM
    Had one years ago (375 BB winchester) it was a top eject model and likely the best made model 94 I have seen. used a 3/8 expander rod on PMC 30/30 brass - loaded 36 grains RL7 under a 225 grain CBE cast gascheck. brass held up ok (I actually...
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    08-15-2019, 03:21 AM
    Big problem with two workshops !!! walk over to the other one to get something you need - open door - walk in - stand there rubbing chin - now what the heck was it I came over here for? - tick - tick - tick .................. walk halfway back to...
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    08-14-2019, 05:46 AM
    I think Bobs post tells the story pretty well - its difficult to eliminate the batch to batch variations - I have to say I was mighty surprised to get the low ES numbers I got with my powder when I chrono tested it - never dreamed at the start I...
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    08-12-2019, 03:24 AM
    In the American West it truly was a matter of defense of self and close associates - well into the 1900's in certain places. By modern, use-of-AR-15 techniques, Nelson King's loading gate on the right side of the gun is ergonomically wrong. On...
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    08-11-2019, 06:48 PM
    couple of mine are branded "Dikar Spain" others "CVA" The locks were a bit cheap and the style of many of the models was kinda basic/amateurish but I never saw a CVA barrel wouldnt shoot at the top level 1987manufacture on all the ones I had I...
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    08-11-2019, 06:27 PM
    We all different ! I wont use recycled material for patches - maybe its our climate (lots and lots of sunlight) and the fact most laundry is still line dried outside but second hand cotton material here looses its strength to the point it tears...
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    08-11-2019, 06:19 PM
    I agree (wonders will never cease eh?) I make big batches ...or rather batches that will last a years shooting .... I mix very thoroughly and screen for grade very thoroughly Chronograph testing I got extreme spread just under ten FPS a couple...
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    08-11-2019, 06:15 AM
    I have (and have had) vernier tang sights on several lever rifles - never encountered your problem of the bolt hitting the sight staff - I would suggest someone sold you the wrong sight base for the rifle(s) in question. Agree with your opine on...
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    08-10-2019, 06:36 AM
    I'll pass on the deep rifling -- thats a myth --CVA had it right 30 years ago
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    08-10-2019, 06:35 AM
    me neither!!!
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    08-10-2019, 06:33 AM
    storebought its got gunk in it they call "size" - somebody said starch but thats bein way too kind - the size is to make the fabric appear better finished than it really is and also so it handles better -- I just chuck mine in the washing machine...
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    08-09-2019, 08:20 AM
    Shot LEE minies in a 45 CVA years ago - good strong charge it shot ok - blew an occasional skirt we thought - turned a tad off of the base plug in the mold to thicken up the skirt still shot ok - tried the same idea in a 54 CVA (5/16th barrel) good...
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    08-09-2019, 08:08 AM
    Ask him to bore the rifling same depth as the 1987 vintage CVA's - if he can duplicate that exactly you will have a superbly accurate easy to load for barrel - I have two of those (54 cal x66twist) - about the most versatile roundball barrel...
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    08-09-2019, 12:24 AM
    Same here - the best for target shooting - but messes up the grip (thumb over tang) for hunting or any quick shooting. Williams (or similar) reciever sight good for quick stuff - take the disc out or drill it out bigger - so long as the aperture...
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    08-09-2019, 12:17 AM
    Kev I have shot lever guns for 55years (my first centerfire at 15 was a lever gun) - mostly the triggers need work - you can get used to that or fix em - second thing is vertical stringing when you try to shoot a group - thats all about the tie up...
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    08-05-2019, 11:41 AM
    hmmm I have zero interest in doing 40 pound rail guns off a machine rest or whatever they do - but their result makes that MOA idea seem a bit less ridiculous. thanks for the answer.
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    08-05-2019, 11:26 AM
    Those loads are top end accurate loads for a 66 twist - would not work worth a squirt in the 48 twist guns I have had in my hands (or seen close up) - never owned a TC tho---- 100 yard target tells the story in the end - if it works it works -...
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    08-04-2019, 08:28 PM
    Curious -- how good do these RB bench guns shoot for all the extra trouble ? I had a CVA 50 cal pennsylvania flinter twenty years ago I always reckoned might have done MOA if someone other than me hadda benched it with a decent scope aboard - I did...
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    08-04-2019, 07:53 PM
    AHHHH I do like the way your mind works !!! That is so so clever
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    08-04-2019, 06:57 AM
    all good - I agree with ya both - however when the ball dont go where you think ya pointed it is a good time to go chasing patches ! Have to admit I do use a short starter - but I load loose enough could do it (just) with the ramrod - my knives...
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    08-04-2019, 06:46 AM
    I am shooting a 1/48 twist 45 cal flinter (the last several years) well past my shooting prime but that rifle good enough to get me a few wins still. Its a cheap belgian barrel with shallow rifling, and shoots fine with 55 grains FFFg goex with a...
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    08-03-2019, 01:00 AM
    ok --- always an exception - and blanket statements are a bad idea - soooooo for most ordinary people ---washing it by hand in a bucket wouldnt do it ! Chuck a couple yards of patch material in the washing machine with yr work clothes - dont make...
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    08-02-2019, 11:31 AM
    hmmm yeah for most ordinary people ---washing it by hand in a bucket wouldnt do it !
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    08-02-2019, 11:28 AM
    shoot with your elbow up level with the shoulder joint and that curved buttplate might start to make sense to you
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    08-01-2019, 10:14 AM
    I'll make a cpouple of points - take em or no I guess 1) increasing accuracy from mallet tight patches is a myth ---- for all normal shooting anyways - IF there is a slight gain (I dont believe there is but just suppose) you would need a proper...
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    07-31-2019, 09:41 PM
    Pietro Your theory doesnt compute for me - I probably misunderstood what you wrote ! "smallest dimension is no larger than 1-1/2 times ball diameter" does that mean a 50 cal ball uses a 3/4 inch patch ? I would lose patience with that very fast...
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    07-31-2019, 06:09 PM
    Yeah ! I got thinkin about that after I wrote yesterday - mine was a sometimes do and sometimes dont deal - the round was not slipping right back like I thought just the gate was not always pushing it forward like sposed to - ended up pulling the...
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    07-30-2019, 10:35 PM
    indian joe replied to a thread 45/120 in Single Shot Guns
    I never owned a 120 but have shot enough duplex in smaller rounds to "get it" what a smart load bigted was using - difficult to figure what all the negativity is about concerning duplex - t'would have to be way less problematic than most smokeless...
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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