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  • indian joe's Avatar
    02-19-2019, 08:36 PM
    Lags - no couch sleeping - he borrows her stuff - and when it works (we know it will) - she gets new ones - kinda two birds with one stone eh.
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    02-19-2019, 08:16 PM
    I think you bein too analytic on this Raid the kitchen!!! If you wash em properly afterwards no one will ever know We have a coarse (ish) kitchen strainer that is my bottom end 12 mesh - metal window gauze makes a good next step, its 16...
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    02-19-2019, 07:58 PM
    Yeah Swamp - I ordered a sheet of 50 mesh a couple nights ago - will step the FFF up that bit - same as you with the grinder - takes some fiddling to get it working best.
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    02-19-2019, 05:23 PM
    I go 12-16 F 16-20 FF 20-40FFF 40-100FFFF I shake em fairly hard (till stuff stops falling through) aiming for the best consistent results for low Extreme Spread in cartridge loads You could go 12-20 FF and 20-50FFF and come to no harm at...
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    02-19-2019, 05:11 PM
    there were WSTyler sceens on ebay a couple nights ago $20 - $30 - (plus postage though I think) and they were only half height = shallow pan screens (I would spill stuff using those:D)
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    02-19-2019, 03:53 AM
    You fellers have left me in your dust:D .....100bucks plus each for 8 inch screens ......if I had that kind of spare cash to throw around I would put it into another gun .....I like Hotfxr's screens better for the job anyway (more screen area) - 8...
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    02-18-2019, 08:03 PM
    Kev (try this way) assemble the lever to the bolt on the bench (out of the gun) then slide the lever back down through the reciever from the top, start the carrier in, fit the carrier hook, then start the bolt in its rails - keeping the carrier...
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    02-18-2019, 04:00 PM
    stainless screen mesh to make those is on ebay last night for about 8 bucks per sheet (free postage)
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    02-18-2019, 07:07 AM
    Got one the same on a browning '71 - you wont be sorry!
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    02-18-2019, 07:02 AM
    I have a Chiappa 86 (sposed to be the zact copy of a winchester) I can wiggle the lever bolt assembly out in one piece once the tang and locking bolts are gone - the bit that I had trouble with is keeping the carrier hook located properly when you...
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    02-18-2019, 06:50 AM
    Tried this the other day with an 1886 Chiappa that I am working with - groups not much different but POI 6 to 8 inches different at 100 yards - higher resting the forend hard on my adjustable rest - lower if I rested on my hand between forend and...
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    02-18-2019, 05:26 AM
    check it again - I saw some just now for 22.50 - you will get the 12,16,20,22,28 sizes easy enough in the grocery store or catering supply places the one that causes the grief is that FFF screen 40 or 50 mesh - if you use a lot of FFF I would follow...
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    02-18-2019, 05:19 AM
    Thanks We use F, FF, FFF and some FFFF, so only reprocessing the -100mesh stuff and maybe gonna reprocess some FFFFg - getting a bit too much of that to use it all. I shake the screens pretty hard and I think I got more even size than commercial...
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    02-18-2019, 03:56 AM
    Swamp what size screens are you using for your FFF ? and how much of other grades do you get ? and is this screened powder ? or pressed pucks? thanks J
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    02-18-2019, 03:48 AM
    I'm guessing 50 grams - try it and see - I use 100grams in a 3 inch die and is about right - area is close enough to double from 2 inch to 3 inch thin spacers - plastic ice cream bucket is fine or even a milk jug - cut discs neatly I keep...
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    02-18-2019, 03:38 AM
    It gets complicated by the thickness of the individual wires - the mesh number represents the thread count per one inch - so heavier wire is gonna make a difference - a major difference with fine screens (40 mesh and above) less so with the coarser...
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    02-18-2019, 03:26 AM
    Its just a couple hunks of timber and an old clamp - the secret is that piece of pvc riveted on. Ebay --- I think Fly posted the original link - better than a year ago - didnt cost much Biggest headache I have is busting pucks up small...
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    02-18-2019, 02:03 AM
    just a few pieces of scrap from around the workshop object of the excercise is to save having to do a two handed wrassling match with the grinder I parked the glass jar and found a piece of heavy PVC tube I could rivet the grinder body to ...
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    02-17-2019, 10:51 PM
    I came to this with thinking maybe we could make powder good enough for muzzle loaders - that was easy - so I moved the goalposts to shoot long range cartridge guns - never did fireworks - nor interested in doing that. I basically do one large...
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    02-17-2019, 09:06 PM
    Now I have to step in and say something. I wrote that I would not try to change the mind of Indian Joe, and I won't. But Fly, you're obviously some sort of "authority" on this subject in this thread, looked up to by at least a couple of people. ...
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    02-17-2019, 06:19 AM
    ok------if you are in the process of assembling equipment - take some extra trouble and mold copper jacketed media - it probably works better, quicker, last longer or something ....but the tone of this discussion has taken the direction that lead...
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    02-15-2019, 11:44 PM
    Its always kind of interesting to see guys pontificating on problems that arent really problems. I have ground about 30 to 40 pound of meal with soft lead ball and no obvious problems. Of course if you fill the mill with naked lead balls an...
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    02-14-2019, 12:25 AM
    You have to use dextrin to try to hold your BP together. After I screen I may not have much fine, but it certainly seems to start to "re-fine" itself just with movement. Also, I find it hard to pour out of a powder flask. I find myself having to...
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    02-13-2019, 07:49 PM
    Eddie you are a breath of fresh air (the common sense kind) Screened powder is fine for ML's and is so much less work! also easier to get the granulation size you want I did some chronograph tests in cartridge loads, weight for weight there...
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    02-13-2019, 04:57 PM
    nice - but Im cheap - my complete set left me change out of fifty bucks:D
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    02-13-2019, 08:03 AM
    yep - bash the front sight is the deal - marbles new improved tang sight has windage adjustment - and a detachable stem (upright) - these old ones look more sturdy though.
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    02-13-2019, 07:54 AM
    BP grades (roughly, none of this is written in stone!)) Cannon 6 to 12mesh Fg = 12 - 16 mesh FFG 16 - 20 mesh FFFg 20- 40 mesh FFFFg 40 - 100mesh Finer than 100mesh = back in the mix for reprocessing screens
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    02-13-2019, 02:08 AM
    This sounds back to the front to me - slower twist for lighter boolits - faster twist for heavier boolits was always the accepted story ??????
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    02-13-2019, 02:04 AM
    I resisted the idea for a good while - but it kept getting in my face - did enough research to become a believer - something to do with the surface (frontal) area of a ball in relation to its weight I think is the story - I backed that 54 down from...
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    02-12-2019, 08:57 PM
    I had a lot of trouble digesting those round ball wind drift numbers when I first encountered them (I came from high velocity smokeless rifle viewpoint) but turns out its right - for ages I was shooting a 54 ball gun loaded hard (proly right in that...
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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