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  • longbow's Avatar
    Today, 12:16 AM
    My check makers are mild steel. The only thing I heat treated was the disk punch for the simple version. Everything else is just mild steel. Should last for some time before wear becomes an issue. I'd guess many thousands of checks will be made...
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    Today, 12:13 AM
    Yes, if I am getting your intent... a gasket punch on end grin hard wood will punch out aluminum disks if that is what you are asking. My simple gas check maker uses a punch to make disks then the forming die. it works well but is slow compared to...
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    Yesterday, 02:17 PM
    "hardening mild for gas check molds" As already asked... is this for hardening gas check maker parts or...? Why would anyone want to harden a mould?
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:05 AM
    The twist is fine. Just treat it like a sore pecker, and don't screw with it.
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    Yesterday, 11:03 AM
    https://youtu.be/xzESSWjMgUs Try this. https://youtu.be/xzESSWjMgUs
    6 replies | 279 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:00 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Science of preference in Cast Boolits
    I've loaded enough different chamberings over the years, much of it is now second nature. From the case capacity and bullet weight and design for a particular bore size, I have a darned good idea of which primers and powder will work best. I seldom...
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    Yesterday, 10:33 AM
    Not a Henry but I have a Marlin 1894 with 1:38" twist and typical "fat" bore for rifles at 0.4315". I decided I liked the "heavy boolit" trend and made a mould for 300 gr. PP boolits. I used a "J" bullet load which IIRC was 21 grs. of H110. It...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:26 AM
    Found it! http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?79921-Low-Budget-6-check-maker
    10 replies | 190 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:13 AM
    Here's one way: http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?150997-hand-tool-made-check-maker/page2&highlight=simple I know there was another even simpler home made check maker posted several years ago where IIRC the gas check die was a...
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    10-16-2018, 07:59 PM
    Randy: My rifling cutter is the edge of a file epoxied into a wood "rifling head" (a piece of dowel) cut almost in half longitudinally. I have another piece of dowel cut to match that acts as a shoe that can be shimmed to provide cutting...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 11:21 AM
    I would definitely use a grease cookie with BP.
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    10-16-2018, 11:16 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    I would recommend putting a ramrod down the bore, and comparing on the outside to see how much breech plug you have. The breech plug should have as much length as the bore diameter.
    69 replies | 2051 view(s)
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    10-15-2018, 07:48 PM
    Randy: I was originally going to make my own barrel adaptor, muzzle brake and choke tube based on the old Power-Pac system. It is quite "beefy" with big shoulders and large threads on the choke tubes. However, it is a lot of work and Power-Pac...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 12:27 PM
    I wish I would have known Gene was bringing his guitar along. We've been playing together for over thirty years. This shoot only lasts for around 6 hours, yet we had people drive 200 miles to be here. Started out cold, my truck was still covered...
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    10-13-2018, 07:28 PM
    BT... have you tested Lyman sabot slugs? If so please point me to the video if you would. I trust your reviews and like your videos.
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    10-13-2018, 07:27 PM
    Looking forward to some range reports reverend! I like the Lyman sabot slug but personally I think it is a bit too wadcutter like. I'd like to see a bit more TC type nose like old Rapine 730550. That is mostly in reference to the fact I am...
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    10-13-2018, 07:19 PM
    Randy those Claybusters are way thicker than my Winchester or 1 oz. Claybuster wads! I'll have to double check the few Pacific Verelite wads I have left. They are much thicker than the Winchester wads as are my old Win AA Reds but they have not...
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    10-13-2018, 11:59 AM
    Faustus thanks for the link. For some reason I didn't find Tradeex when I searched for used guns in Canada. For that price though they can keep it. Seems pricey for just a barrel but maybe I am comparing to US prices in my head. I don't have an...
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    10-13-2018, 01:50 AM
    That is something I checked on the 3 barrel combo deal here and what it includes is a 28" vent rib barrel with screw in choke tube, 22" turkey barrel with adjustable fiber optic sites and extra full screw in choke tube and a 24' fully rifled barrel...
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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