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    11-25-2014, 01:06 PM
    badgeredd replied to a thread 25 acp rifle? in Single Shot Guns
    I tried and idea of converting 25 ACP to a reloadable 22 round. My thinking was flawed but I believe a guy could do it if he really wanted to. I've also thought on the 25 ACP rifle idea a bit. IMHO, one could likely make a sleeved or inserted barrel...
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    11-25-2014, 12:14 PM
    For what barrel stub? It would be too large for a Contender Stub.. 11/16" is the maximum you can use in a Contender as the outside diameter of a Contender is .810" or so. Edd
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    11-25-2014, 10:06 AM
    I have no experience with the Rossi so I can't be of much help from my experience. I would think that a fellow may be able to make one work, but I suspect it will be more involved than stubbing a H&R/NEF barrel. Edd
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    11-25-2014, 10:03 AM
    Nobade is correct. One can modify a 22 Hornet extractor, use a 357 Mag or Maximum extractor and 223 extractor will work too, but the tips of the extractor may need to be stoned or dubbed of a little to eliminate digging into the brass. Of course a...
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    11-24-2014, 06:13 PM
    The cheapest is a SB1 or SB2 with the small diameter firing pin. So far there are more types of firearms chambered in 30 Badger than I would have ever imagined likely. I limit the pressure to 35K psi and I believe everyone I have talked to about it...
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    11-24-2014, 01:28 AM
    I'd blend it with wheel weights. Should work good. You have more Sn than Sb so you want a metal with more Sb than Sn so you can get to around even amounts or less Sn than Sb. I'd start with 1% of your Babbitt into WW metal then see what you have....
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    11-24-2014, 01:15 AM
    GabbyM replied to a thread AR Barrels in Factory Rifles
    Situation I have is that I've already got tinnitus pretty bad. Makes me more sensitive to muzzle blast. Plus I have a lightweight AR. It's a SP-1 with 20 inch barrel. Have a 4 OZ. 1.5 x 16mm ACOG mounted in the carry handle. About 7 lbs. with the...
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    11-23-2014, 08:42 PM
    There is a whole thread here on hardening and toughening alloy with babbit containing Cu. High Copper Alloys- Lets discuss this further I add RotoMetals #3 babbit into my rifle boolit alloys. It would be a little over kill in a hand gun alloy.
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    11-23-2014, 02:23 PM
    Don't recall any group buys for that one. NOE has quite an assortment of 22 caliber designs. You may want to take a look. http://noebulletmolds.com/ I picked up his 225 55Gr. FN 4 cavity GC (MX3-22) last spring for my 222 but haven't cast with...
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    11-23-2014, 09:46 AM
    I'll take them if they are complete. PM in bound
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    11-23-2014, 04:03 AM
    GabbyM replied to a thread New Knife Recommendation in Our Town
    You summed that up pretty good, lol. For kitchen wares. pots and pans. Chiefs knives. http://www.webstaurantstore.com/ You can purchase made in usa pots and pans for less $ than the Chinese junk at Wal-Mart. Plenty of other vendors too. ...
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    11-23-2014, 03:39 AM
    GabbyM replied to a thread AR Barrels in Factory Rifles
    I personally made a decision years ago to not buy anymore 5.56mm NATO chambered rifles. I still own one. Last barrel I purchased was this fall. Is a Criterion purchased through Brownells. ...
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    11-23-2014, 01:03 AM
    GabbyM replied to a thread New Knife Recommendation in Our Town
    I like case knives. Still made in USA and they make about anything a fellow could want. I have the full size trapper and a Sod Buster JR.
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    11-22-2014, 09:13 PM
    For this cartridge, I imagine a guy could bore the stub and ream it to 5/8" (.625") which would leave .0925 per side wall thickness, press the barrel insert in and pin it in place. I thread the stub with 5/8-18 tap which leaves about .100" per side...
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    11-22-2014, 11:38 AM
    Great idea Ben. Mixing the floor wax and Allox together. I've had a bottle of the liquid floor wax for a few years now. Played around with using it much like you are for a bullet nose lube. Plus using it as a coating on hard bullets before sizing...
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    11-22-2014, 10:32 AM
    Personally, I'd stick with 32-20 in the model 25. It isn't really a gun that should be hot-rodded and God only knows what a subsequent owner would do with it in a wildcat. Strictly my opinion..... Edd
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    11-22-2014, 10:27 AM
    I use neglected or unwanted T/C barrels to make the stubs. I had investigated some manufactured stubs, but after 6 months of getting excuses and the run around, I decided I could do a stub easily from an existing barrel. The manufactured stub were...
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    11-21-2014, 01:06 PM
    I built one Cadet chambered for 30 Badger. It works very well. Scope mounting can be a problem as you say, but the old type Uertle (sp) mounts and similar scopes work very well also. Otherwise a fellow needs to create his own mount...not...
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    11-21-2014, 11:16 AM
    Other day I saw used brass at Graf & Sons that was advertised 90% Remington commercial. $87 for 500 pieces. Right next to it is military surplus for half the price. Something I'll pass along. I learned the hard way to anneal all my mil surplus...
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    11-21-2014, 10:56 AM
    GabbyM replied to a thread Brass Mold Troubles in Cast Boolits
    Having machined 7000 series aluminum. I can tell you it is tough to cut to put it mildly. I like the few brass molds I own. Do end up with frosted bullets some times but so what? I have a fantastic MiHec 30-180-SP-HP. Pointy bullet hollow...
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    11-21-2014, 10:18 AM
    Using BABore's 30-100 and 30-120 which he designed for the cartridge, I've had very good accuracy at moderate velocities. For a quiet, fun load, I love a 135-150 grain bullet over a mini charge of Bullseye. Very accurate and simply fun! Since I use...
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    11-21-2014, 08:54 AM
    GabbyM replied to a thread Key holing 45's in Cast Boolits
    When seating and crimping your bullet. Most crimp dies can crush a bullet down in diameter if you set them to far down. Lee factory crimp die is noted for doing this. My Dillon die set with dedicated forth station crimp die will crush them if set to...
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    11-21-2014, 08:48 AM
    Loyd you know that fifty is screaming out for cast boolits.
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    11-21-2014, 08:44 AM
    Not hard if you are a gunsmith / machinist. Plumb it up in a mill and run a dovetail cutter through to make a new slot. In the old days some used to make the dovetail just using simple files and file guides. I'm not that good with my hands and never...
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    11-20-2014, 11:40 PM
    Sounds like a dandy. I bought a cherry 94 AE a couple years ago. Paid over $500 for it though. Shoots great so I did OK. Couldn't count on both hands how many times I've dropped the hammer on that cross bolt safety. About ready to do the surgery...
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    11-20-2014, 11:39 AM
    222 Rem also had a quite different throat and lead angle. Shorter throat so my bullets set deeper into my 222 than my 223 Rem chamber. Lymans #225646 fits into the necks of both rounds but hangs out farther in the 223 to reach rifling. I greatly...
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    11-19-2014, 05:03 PM
    I hear that. I encounter a gas powered sump pump a guy had ran ten foot or so of plumbing black pipe out the side of the house for the exhausts. It burned out the valves due to heat retention. Pump was in the basement. SO I'd say tall or long...
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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"
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