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  • Nobade's Avatar
    09-22-2017, 12:51 PM
    I get $750 to do that job if I supply the blank. Bartlein or Krieger.
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    09-22-2017, 12:48 PM
    That will be too much compression. I'd drop in enough so you have .100" to .125" compression with the bullet seated. Usually you can do that with the bullet and not need a compression die. You can use a card wad as well, testing will tell you if it...
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  • badgeredd's Avatar
    09-21-2017, 10:46 AM
    You didn't say what gas system length you are using. In MY AR, I shoot the Lee 309-200-R subsonic with H4198, at below book loads. I has a pistol length gas system. I seriously doubt that H110 can be made to function because of that particular...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 02:43 PM
    Not much. Shooting a duplex load of 4227+860, it's running the Accurate PP bullets 2300 fps with around 1.5 moa accuracy. I really like it, great fun, but it seldom gets used because I am either shooting a match or playing with some sort of black...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    09-09-2017, 11:23 PM
    A gun that age in that condition is very unlikely but would be pretty special if it is as described. Only problem is they're usually not what they seem to be.
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    09-09-2017, 09:17 PM
    Have her take the batteries out of the smoke detector if you're going to shoot more than a few. ;-)
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    09-09-2017, 09:10 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread 1866 Winchester in Leverguns
    May want to wait til the smoke clears. ;-)
    7 replies | 327 view(s)
  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    09-09-2017, 09:08 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Win 94 in 32 Win SPL in Leverguns
    They make J-words in 32 caliber? I had no idea! J/K, of course but this cartridge and rifle seem to make an excellent case for cast boolits. My mould is made by Accurate, for some reason NOE didn't have one at the time. One of the pleasures of...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    09-08-2017, 09:49 AM
    Agreed. Forming AI is just a matter of firing factory ammo in your AI rifle. If the rifle is built properly. The problem comes in that so many gunsmiths don't understand what is happening with AI cartridges, and don't set the rifles up correctly....
    12 replies | 427 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    09-07-2017, 04:16 PM
    Ha, I can't count how many rifles I have repaired that had been converted to ack imp and then kept having case head separations because somebody was thinking like that. But if you wish to put it to the test, just pop a primer in an empty case and...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    09-07-2017, 03:56 PM
    Getting it in 50lb bags makes it cheap as well as not having to order any for a long time.
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    09-07-2017, 11:41 AM
    Get better soon! Hope you'll progress to doing a bit of PT in your loading room before boredom sets in.
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    09-06-2017, 03:23 PM
    If it is straight kno3. It's not sodium nitrate is it? That makes lousy powder.
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    09-06-2017, 12:56 PM
    I find this quite curious. ProBed comes with an industrial mold parting compound, specifically designed to make epoxy release from steel. So why do so many people feel the need to use something else? There is nothing you are going to come up with...
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    09-06-2017, 12:49 PM
    Gosh John, your experience mirrors mine. Been making brakes for about 20 years now, ours are the same other than 4 ports on the side and top, none on the bottom. I wish I could find somebody who could install them properly since it is almost a full...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    09-05-2017, 10:36 PM
    Always thought it would be fun to have one of those. As soon as Texas Parks & Wildlife decides we have a hunt-able population of T-Rex I'll probably trade a thutty-thutty (or two) for one just like the OP traded for. Or maybe a Number One. Those are...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    09-05-2017, 05:51 PM
    Went in there to load up a few of the 32WCF boolits I lubed & sized recently. Dug out the boolits and finally found the new empty brass in a cartridge box....but twenty were already loaded with the exact load I intended to load! :confused: Checked...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    09-05-2017, 05:29 PM
    Great excuse to buy a 45 Colt! Lee has a copy of the H&G 68 200gr if you decide you want a lighter boolit, go ahead and get the 6 cavity mould if available. Big pile of boolits in a hurry! NOE has a nice copy too.
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  • badgeredd's Avatar
    09-01-2017, 07:34 PM
    Dave Manson of Manson Reamers ( has the prints and makes the reamer. I would suggest that you specify a slight change in neck diameter to .335" to make it more compatible with nearly any 38 Special parent brass. Just tell...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    09-01-2017, 10:42 AM
    Lyman and Lee have quite a bit of CB data, Lyman even has a CB manual. Too many exceptions to many rules of thumb.
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    09-01-2017, 10:30 AM
    Agreed! I have a couple hundred pounds of steel waiting to be recycled after my last smelting sessions. Got about 120 pounds of boolit alloy out of last two buckets. Lost my free wheel weight source so my next smelting session may be my last. Too...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    09-01-2017, 10:17 AM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Casting rates? in Cast Boolits
    Good thread, my old back & shoulders are only good for an hour or two at the loading or casting bench. With the wide variety of boolits I cast the Magma not really a good option either. May be an ergonomic solution.
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    08-31-2017, 11:08 PM
    No big deal, really. Shooting weak hand is a good practice even if not out of necessity. I find it makes you a better shooter. It also impresses the heck out of folks who think they can't do it. Like KCSO I was a PPC shooter so it was something I...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    08-31-2017, 06:49 PM
    Sized some 32 and 38WCF boolits after I sized some 38-55 boolits for a friend. Was going to load a few tonight but a day like today called for a cocktail so the loading room is OFF LIMITS.
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    08-31-2017, 06:38 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Guns and God in Our Town
    How's the old saying go? No Atheists in foxholes or something like that?
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    08-31-2017, 10:04 AM
    Yes, actually hard to go wrong with the 45-70. OP's rifle will likely do well with boolits from 300-400+ grs and velocities from 1200-1900 with dozens of boolits and at least a dozen powders. I'm not a fan of the FTX bullet but if you want to...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    08-31-2017, 09:44 AM
    So did someone send an ancient 1894 carbine/rifle back to New Haven and had it redone OR did a really skilled person build this.? -Eldon The Cody museum will likely have records of your rifle but it will likely be SNA (serial number applied) date...
    58 replies | 1890 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