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    05-25-2018, 09:01 AM
    Don Thanks ---- was looking at the Saeco 745 - they both look ok to me - litle more lube than some of the others maybe? - searched around some and both these out of stock where I looked. Changed my range around today so got a bit more...
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    05-25-2018, 08:54 AM
    Bruce gotcha - thanks - yes its 18 twist - yes can do in the lathe . That boolit is 550grain and I didnt want to go that heavy in my 76. CBE make decent molds and can get that one reasonable price - still nutting this stuff out. lots of good info...
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    05-25-2018, 01:51 AM
    Question for Bruce (and anybody else likes to help out) If I take a CBE postell (quite traditional old style postell from what I can see) - its 550 grains, shallow lube grooves - and we delete the driving band and one lube groove - should make it...
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    05-24-2018, 07:58 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread Post 64 Timeline help in Leverguns
    I had one I believe was made in the late 1970's - it had one of their worse changes - flat mainspring still but they left off the little stirrup connection to the hammer so it became a friction fit and the end of the spring dragged across the recess...
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    05-23-2018, 10:10 PM
    LEE vs LYMAN Well fellers heres this mornings effort ah ha you say !!! this n proves two things (neither of which was the intention)( 1) ya better pay attention ALL OF THE TIME 2) me powder is gettin better as I go
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    05-23-2018, 08:15 PM
    Bob Tin in roundball is a poinless excercise - dont need it!! 1) Tin is a much more expensive metal than lead - save your money even if you already paid 2) softer is better for roundball 3) I get your castability argument for making boolits -...
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    05-23-2018, 08:08 PM
    would be much better I reckon!!!
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    05-23-2018, 08:07 PM
    That "quite passable" 1:48 twist still has limitations (with roundball) that the 1:66 does not - that said - 1:48 is a good compromise if the shooter sees a need to experiment with minies or other elongated missiles -----going the other way some...
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    05-22-2018, 09:13 PM
    22case full of black might work?? backwards of course...............
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    05-22-2018, 01:02 PM
    Bob I have mostly shot 66 twist ball guns and for a 45 cal I would use a 44/40 shell full of FFF as my low load (45grains) and stop at about 70 grains for top load - as the article says they will pretty much shoot any load -- at the present I am...
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    05-22-2018, 12:11 PM
    This might be the bit you are looking for ? I googled Dan Theodore bullet stability Some findings that were a bit of a surprise might shed some light on this bullet stability issue. A very good example can be shown by relating what bullet holes...
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    05-22-2018, 10:49 AM
    more detail please! I have a phone with a hotspot and a laptop and cell reception - how do I set this up in the field - I want to shoot tomorrow this would be extremely helpful!
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    05-22-2018, 04:50 AM
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    05-22-2018, 04:40 AM
    Just checked a few boolits from my LEE 500-3R its average measurement is .4585 - nothing over .459 nor under .458 The 405 HB average measurement was .459 nothing under .4585 nor over .4595 So both of those were inside one thou out of round...
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    05-21-2018, 07:21 PM
    Swamp I burn my charcoal, grind it, ball mill it, store it in airtight containers full to the top and I tape the lids - do all that the day I cook it. I reckon it picks up moisture too easy. The other components (KNO3 and Sulphur) I dry in front...
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    05-21-2018, 06:57 PM
    There is no dignity decision when deciding a bullet mould when your a serious competitive shooter. If one will only punch holes through paper at 50 or 100 yards then most anything that will pass through the barrel will punch holes through the paper....
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    05-21-2018, 06:48 PM
    yah - (dignity) that was a poor choice of words there - but I bought ya a beer to make up fer it - I've been all over these forums (since you fellers popped my bubble on that LEE mold) searching for the magic boolit (mold) yeah even read that...
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    05-21-2018, 10:03 AM
    Interesting !!! I have several LEE molds and the one you pick is the one out of em all that I do not like ....... Bought it to use in the 76 with smokeless loads - wanted a different shape so I would never get my smokeless and black rounds mixed up...
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    05-21-2018, 05:06 AM
    Bruce how much trouble getting barrels in through customs now ? We had a guy this side ages ago used to bring in Green Mountain for a good price but no more Joe
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    05-21-2018, 05:01 AM
    John I modified mine - milled a bit off the nose to make it safer in the tube magazine and then took out the hollow base - came back neat at 405 grains - the Uberti 76 seems to like it but I have not shot past 200yards with that boolit. With the...
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    05-20-2018, 01:51 AM
    Bruce - its not the so called Uberti chamber Dimensions below as near as I can measure 45/75 1918 winchester drawing, mine Rim Thickness 58-62 thou 66-68 Rim to start...
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    05-17-2018, 07:24 PM
    Bruce What do you think of the CBE postell mould ? Is it a worthwhile contender for a 45/70 (I can bring myself to clean between shots if that is whats needed [smilie=b:) cheers Joe
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    05-16-2018, 11:42 PM
    What I remember of these was the "Mountain Rifle" in 45 and 50 cal then the "Big Bore Mountain Rifle" in 54 and 58 calibre - I think there was a little cosmetic difference in the look of the big bore versus standard ?? they were all 32 inch barrel...
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    05-15-2018, 09:57 AM
    Bruce Thanks for the info I was hesitant about shooting heavy boolits in my 76 but a feller posted pictures of a winchester advert for 450 grain 90 grain powder longrange loads from back in the old days so I figured if an original would take...
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    05-14-2018, 11:29 PM
    Bruce 400yrd target from this morning (with the 500 LEE) - 4 shot group is ok for me - spread is about on my 2MOA standard - but a little crosswind left to right and I lost the fifth shot about a foot further right - thought my hold was good -...
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    05-14-2018, 07:03 AM
    Just a shot in the dark here and may not be any help ----if they changed the mainspring setup from the original maybe it has got out of place sideways and fouling on the woodwork - cant happen with an original 92 because they have a flat mainspring...
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    05-13-2018, 07:59 AM
    Bruce never met him and only been doing Hillend spasmodically - forum quotes had him still alive in 2017 but 86 yrs old then - that type of country keeps people alive a long time if they keep active in it (and he does/did by all accounts)
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    05-13-2018, 07:01 AM
    mine are 87 vintage branded Made in Spain, Dikar, CVA - or some combination thereof - shot em against GM and Getz - other commercials - nothing lacking in the CVA barrels. I believe these were imported direct from Europe to Australia.
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    05-13-2018, 06:45 AM
    Bruce I am in the southern wheat belt of NSW, 17 inch rainfall, (sometimes! - we have had 12 inches since end of october 2016!!) Shooting dirty - I been pretty darn stubborn about this - not gonna argue with anyone that you might get a bit...
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    05-12-2018, 08:32 PM
    Once you get the other stuff figured out try a wet (damp) patch at the range - should be able to shoot a days matches without wiping once - and without sacrificing accuracy - theres a challenge for ya (I like to see just a little liquid ooze from...
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