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    Today, 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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    05-12-2018, 08:21 PM
    Have not seen a lot of them but they all had hooked breech and two wedges - all the 28inch models with hooked breech had only one wedge - kentucky had 32"brl, two piece stock but tang screw and pinned forend, pennsylvania rifle was 42"brl, tang...
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    05-12-2018, 07:43 PM
    Yeah down under is right. That 500 LEE mold has had serious issues as it evolved - and I am not talking about cutter wear either - somebody stuffed up seriously in equipment setup or subsequent operation of it - quite enough to make people hate...
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    05-12-2018, 01:51 AM
    Bruce I was an early fan of the LEE 500-3-R - I wanted a mold that would shoot a decent string without cleaning between shots and didnt need fooling around with lube cookies under it - had been frustrated in that with several roundnose and a...
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    05-11-2018, 09:40 PM
    I think a lot of canvas now has polyester in the mix - watch for that.
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    05-11-2018, 09:37 PM
    Bob if deforming balls is a concern ? fit the end of your short starter and the end of your ramrod so its neat to the shape of the ball will help a lot - I really believe the value of tight combinations has been way overstated for a long time -...
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    05-11-2018, 08:33 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread I want a 38-55 in Leverguns
    yeah I did mean post 64 !! had a rough day today ......
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    05-11-2018, 07:14 AM
    indian joe replied to a thread I want a 38-55 in Leverguns
    What about a newer made commemmorative ? They are some of the best made winchesters in the pre '64 time frame (Legendary Frontiersman is a good one) -, I have a Oliver F winchester - its a real good shooter (a bit gaudy looking for some - but its...
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    05-11-2018, 02:22 AM
    Now, you have me intrigued... Is it much different cleaning a Winchester than a Marlin? I find cleaning muzzleloaders quick and easy, so your saying lever guns are easier to clean is good to hear. Black powder rifle is delayed a bit... Was in...
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    05-10-2018, 10:53 PM
    Jim I shoot lever guns and muzzle loaders and cleaning a top eject lever gun is way easier and quicker than cleaning any muzzle loader - my lever guns are 44/40, 38/55 and 45/75 (so all blackpowder design cartridges that dont have a problem with...
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    05-10-2018, 06:54 AM
    36 grains of FFF blackpowder and a 200grain boolit with decent lube grooves (RCBS Cowboy or similar)
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    05-09-2018, 10:14 PM
    Sometimes we read an answer to a question and ......."jeez I am dumb - thats a no brainer " - easier to ask than think - is a sign of modern life - or the decay of modern society - or just lazy ....... Thank you for your answer John Taylor
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    05-09-2018, 05:30 AM
    seems people want to make this an either / or issue .....its not really ..., we buy the stuff by the pound (or kilo)... grains is a weight measure pure and simple ...... so we establish a suitable load using a volumetric measure (a scoop or a boolit...
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    05-08-2018, 06:06 AM
    Thank you Tracy!!!!!
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    05-08-2018, 06:05 AM
    not necessarily ...............I think coarser to sustain the energy of the charge longer - same logic has us use slower burning powder in a large cartridge case - my small post hole gun had a charge cavity one inch diameter and about a foot long -...
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    05-07-2018, 11:44 PM
    Jeez Charlie you a drill sargent or somthin? its all around the percieved need (magazine detonations) or not - round nose boolits or not - big primers or lil ones - we only missed the mark with two posts and not by that much
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    05-07-2018, 07:46 PM
    You might laugh but 600 is long range for this ole rabbit trapper :coffee: And I guess I am conscious of least half of your 11 minutes at shortrange (100yards) Never thought a headwind would make much diference either till I shot into one -...
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    05-07-2018, 07:41 PM
    Yeah you right - blasting powder was about the size of a grain of corn - but bigger charges and locked up tighter than in a gun - that stuff would move things!! I blew a post hole gun apart using a half charge in it years ago.
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    05-07-2018, 07:36 PM
    Dave I played with metho (methylated spirits) and water to damp my meal powder one time - that powder was noticeable hotter for a while after I made it (you could smell the alky in) but after a few months it lost that extra kick - didnt smell alky...
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    05-07-2018, 07:04 PM
    ahh ha - but theres a lot of underworked overpaid lawyers out there and their main task is to find a tiny chink in somebodys armour so they can get a payout (for that non existant problem)
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    05-07-2018, 06:54 PM
    Dave That will be good information for all
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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