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  • bigted's Avatar
    07-19-2017, 07:45 AM
    Nother easy way if ya dont like the bore snake ... I chamber a fired case and close the action ... Now i brush and swab the majority of the crud with the case sealing the action from all but a teeny tiny bit of fouling. Then i eject the case and...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    07-18-2017, 08:48 PM
    So having gotten the answer concerning the lose chamber in the current Miroku 92 chambered in 45 Colt I now have yet another question concerning the 44WCF chambered Model 92's. First off what I have discovered concerning the huge chamber in the...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    07-15-2017, 08:22 PM
    Some years ago I was playing around at the range, trying to hit the 500M ram silhouettes with my 1863 musket loaded with balls. Crosswind was in the 20 mph range, really stout. Ended up having to hold something like 100 feet for windage to get...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    07-10-2017, 10:48 AM
    Sounds like some have not seen the value of a good towel. Crisco all the way always have a nice lube star on the muzzle as well. Only as messy as you make it.
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  • bigted's Avatar
    07-06-2017, 10:41 PM
    i am waiting for my little steamer to get here. im bettin it will be obvious how to use it to clean rifles, shotguns and revolvers. maybe with this little jewel i can get back to playing with building the fast and simple paper cart for my revolvers...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    07-06-2017, 04:48 PM
    Yes. I have three Cherokees and one of them has a single trigger with the large bow like the new Englander. And it has a very nice trigger pull after a bit of work. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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  • bigted's Avatar
    07-05-2017, 10:56 PM
    ive looked for a utube video using these steamers on rifles and revolvers but cant find even one. wish someone would bite the boolit and make a vid showing these lil hummers in action on our gunz.
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  • bigted's Avatar
    07-02-2017, 10:06 AM
    glad to see this as a sticky. great additions and info here. thanks Rick for beginning this thread.
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    07-02-2017, 12:45 AM
    i know from my point of view it as such; looking down the barrel sights as if to shoot ... the right is to my right, left is to my left ... top is the sights and top flat of the barrel and the under side or bottom is where the ramrod fits in...
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  • Aunegl's Avatar
    07-01-2017, 07:15 PM
    My Hoch nose-pour molds are very consistent. Next would be RCBS.
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    06-24-2017, 10:36 PM
    Don't sell it. You have a good one.
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  • bigted's Avatar
    06-24-2017, 07:43 PM
    im just prusing thru and wanted to coment on your bullet dropper. sounds fun . cant wait to see your finished rifle. sounds rite down sexy.
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  • bigted's Avatar
    06-24-2017, 03:46 PM
    While not the most sexy nor attractive ... I much prefer the packmeyer presentation grips. They fit my hand perfectly and are not all that ugly to me.
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  • bigted's Avatar
    06-24-2017, 03:07 PM
    John, getting a custom barrel from you would be superb. Judging by the liner you did on my 93 Marlin I would be happy with a barrel done by you. PM sent
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    06-23-2017, 09:42 PM
    The trick to the 400 Whelen is to use the Ackley body taper instead of the normal '06 taper. The case ends up .458" at the shoulder, and gives you plenty to headspace on. Kind of like a big 35 Remington or 300 blackout. Making cylindrical 30-06...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    06-23-2017, 09:26 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread .40/.44 Special in Special Projects
    As Web Monkey mentioned... Look up Gary Reeder and his .401 GNR. Already has dies available, builds guns for it, etc... -Nobade
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    06-23-2017, 09:24 AM
    Don't do it. It's a waste of time and money. -Nobade
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    06-23-2017, 09:07 AM
    Vellum is too strong. Since you are in the smokeless patching room I assume you are using smokeless powder? If so, that 15# green bar tractor feed paper works great. If you can't find any, even though it is too thick you can get away with the common...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    06-23-2017, 09:01 AM
    You had also better not use a case full of 5744. If you want a full case with no pressure problems try IMR3031. BTW, a case full of RE7 is dang near a 458 win mag load! Only for Ruger #1 or other really strong rifles. A full case of 3031 is safe in...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    06-22-2017, 09:07 PM
    that makes sense as the 45 Colt is a fairly straight walled case with hardly any taper. in the '73' this should not be a problem as the lifter raises the next cartridge up flat and shoves it in the chamber in this straight line afair ... now the...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    06-22-2017, 10:42 AM
    I was shooting 454 minies from Lee to take up the huge chamber in pure soft lead over imr 4227 ... A soft load but what i suspect is that a portion of the skirt came apart and lodged in the barrel and the next round cought the obstruction rite there...
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  • bigted's Avatar
    06-20-2017, 11:09 PM
    My 45 Colt win 1892 took it's last gasp last Saturday. Barrel ruined completely with a walnut at the rear sight dovetail as well as a 1/4 inch split rite in the dovetail. Would love to have it rebarreled to 44WCF in the same outside dimensions....
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  • bigted's Avatar
    06-20-2017, 10:59 PM
    Well my 92 gave a gasping sigh last Saturday. Shooting some of my 300 grain boolit ahead of a charge of I'm 4227. Walnuted the barrel rite under the rear sight dovetail and split the barrel by about 1/4 inch rite in the dovetail. Now waiting for...
    17 replies | 1145 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