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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 11:16 AM
    I've taken a lot of small game and turkey with them. Just determine your maximum range. A friend who did shot testing for the arms companies years ago said that a 10 bore black powder shotgun would outreach any other gun for ducks and geese.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 11:09 AM
    The solution should work, as you just need a good oxidizer. As I have never used that mixture, I can't give an opinion. Save yourself a headache, and go back over your parts with no finer than 320 sandpaper. It's too bad Andy's Bluing Solution...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 11:07 AM
    I like cock on closing. It encourages the shooter to manipulate a Mauser action as intended, with force. Helps eliminate feeding problems. Try to sneak a Mauser bolt forward gently, and a jam is more likely, as the bolt may not pick up the...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Today, 09:49 AM
    These I've been shooting were ones I cast years ago, and it seems to me like I cast them of Lyman #2 or close to it. What did you size yours to? That load in a .30-06 shouldn't have been too bad.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Today, 08:48 AM
    Worth it? Honestly, I have never done it and I have always been of the mind set of avoiding things that don't really give a return on the time investment. Lately I'm working with one cast bullet target rifle and want to get one lot of brass to...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Today, 08:43 AM
    It's probably the most useful one out there, and fortunately, I have quite a bit of it. I inherited a big lot of 700X for free and have been using that in all kinds of stuff and have to say it's almost as versatile, but doesn't seem to give as...
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  • avogunner's Avatar
    Today, 06:26 AM
    Ok, I've got some loose special purpose dies that didn't come with a die box. Now they're just stored haphazardly in the clutter of my bench so I'm looking for a couple (or 3) empty 3 die boxes of any color. Also while I'm at it, if anyone just...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:15 PM
    Lots of military actioned rifles out there that cock on closing. A couple of years ago, I bought a sporter built on a '93 action which cocks on closing and I have fallen in love with it. I shot it a lot for the first year, almost every day when...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:09 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Savage 219 in Single Shot Guns
    I love my 219 in the Hornet. I'd keep it as is. I doubt the extractor could be made to work with a rimless case and the pressures these are designed for are things like .30-30. They are great rifles, though.
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  • Mk42gunner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:54 PM
    In addition to just buying a plain dovetail blank; I have made them from broken dovetail sights, usually the ones with a pointed finial at the front end. Just cut the leaf and file the opposite end to match. It really does look better than it...
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  • Mk42gunner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:36 PM
    I do like Land Owner except I use a set of 10" end nippers that I originally got to trim horses hooves with. Horse is gone, nippers are still here doing a good job. They even work on jacketed. Robert
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  • Mk42gunner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:29 PM
    Check your settings in the thread display options at the bottom of the page. Sometimes they get wonky. Robert
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:29 AM
    The green color is most likely because of chromium trioxide stain. Looks good when first done, but turns green as grass with age. It was used quite a bit in the '70's-80's.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:19 AM
    I'll point out throat erosion isn't necessarily bad for cast bullets.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:08 AM
    That was my first thought too. However, it would be considered a liquid rather than a solid, and you can't compress a liquid.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:53 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Meaningful post defn. in Our Town
    I would suggest looking through old threads. Find one of particular interest to you, bring it back to life. It's a wonder how many new thoughts people bring to an old topic.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:39 AM
    Ed's Red or Hoppes and a little elbow grease.
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  • kywoodwrkr's Avatar
    01-27-2020, 10:56 PM
    Gave my last 2 K31's to a graduate of the 10th Mountain Division. One had diopter sight and other a scope mounted offset on left circa 2001-2.(Swissproductsusa today) Looks like small fortune at todays prices. They have a good home now.
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  • Mk42gunner's Avatar
    01-27-2020, 08:22 PM
    As I age and my eyesight gets worse, my ability to shoot with open sights has drastically reduced. Aperture sights are still useable, at least in good light. Not appropriate for an 1886, but I find I really like low powered scopes with the fast...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    01-27-2020, 07:44 PM
    There's a great thread in the stickies that tells how to make perfect bullets with this method. Slow and tedious, but you only need a few.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    01-27-2020, 12:21 PM
    Same here. Easy way to go about it. If the plugs are installed then the bridge blueprinted as it should be, they disappear. Even on custom actions I have never seen one that didn't need blueprinting.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    01-27-2020, 08:21 AM
    I have very , very limited experience with Tight Group, but I haven't seen much about it's use as a reduced cast bullet powder in rifles. I think you'd be better served with some 5744, or even just some 2400 or Unique.
    40 replies | 957 view(s)
  • richhodg66's Avatar
    01-26-2020, 09:17 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Kel Tec CMR 30 in Rimfire Area
    What kind of accuracy are they capable of?
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    01-26-2020, 09:01 PM
    Pure lead will expand well at that velocity. I don't think you need a bullet that hard to get good accuracy at 1200 FPS, and I would think 50/50 WW to pure would work great. What are you sizing your bullets to?
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    01-26-2020, 08:33 PM
    Does anyone know who does sight repairs for Lyman Rear Sights? I have a Model 57 for Lee-Enfield No #4s that I got on E-Bay that I think the quick release for the elevation slide is messed up on as it depresses but doesn't release the slide from...
    2 replies | 128 view(s)
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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