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    Today, 01:42 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Rock Riser in Hunting with CB's
    I dropped him a message on this. I think he may be fishing today.
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    Today, 01:26 PM
    Speed is not necessarily your friend in BPCR.
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    01-15-2019, 07:46 PM
    If you are cutting the entire crimp off including rolled edge you might try using a piece of 3/4" pipe cut and faced to the correct length. That is what I use for hull length cutting and gauges. I use a utility knife to cut across the face. Works...
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    01-15-2019, 12:48 PM
    Don't worry about the gas check being inside the case. Seat the bullets ot just clear the lands.
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    01-15-2019, 01:47 AM
    You might try using a paper wrap or two on the undersize slugs. That should tighten them up to suit the bore. Round balls are nice though I have to say. My goal has been decent hunting level accuracy to 100 yards with slugs from smoothbore but...
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    01-15-2019, 01:37 AM
    longbow replied to a thread Advice please in Casting for Shotguns
    I bored a piece of pipe nipple to wad size (yes, crude I know but it already had a large hole in it so less machining than solid bar) and made a close fitting insert with a hole through it to fit a 3" finishing nail (about 1/8" diameter IIRC) that...
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    01-14-2019, 04:00 PM
    Treeman: Any possibility you could post some or all of those old timey loads? I know I would certainly be interested and I am sure there are others that would be too. A guy can never have too much info for shotshell reloading! This guy can't...
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    01-13-2019, 10:00 PM
    Sorry Randy I misread or misinterpreted your comment about reducing pressure due to large groove diameter. Still, I think that is a silly idea. The gun should be built for the service. Even if pressure/strength/friction aren't issues the fact...
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    01-13-2019, 06:32 PM
    Okay so back to 2 ball loads. I just mic'd and weighed a few random balls and they mic within about 0.001"/0.0015" of round, which is good in my opinion, and they weigh from 314 grs. + a bit to 318 grs. + a bit so say nominal 316 grs. These are...
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    01-13-2019, 04:38 PM
    I should add that donut wads are normally used under a single ball. The bore diameter dount wads would sit over a hard card wad column and under a 0.690" RB or up to bore diameter RB (I use 0.735"). For smaller balls in shotcups you could use a 20...
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    01-13-2019, 04:31 PM
    Well, I was going to describe them then decided a quick internet search might turn something up. Lo and behold! BPI has them! I looked just recently for donut wads and came to the conclusion they were a thing of the past. Not so: ...
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    01-13-2019, 01:24 PM
    I'll have to get all mine out of the safe and look. I was pretty sure I had a couple of 84's that had the plain hardwood (birch?) stocks, cast trigger guards and plastic forearm spacers but maybe they are 840's. I have the one that is "fancy"....
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    01-13-2019, 12:43 PM
    My recent .44 moulds are Accurate, and Mihec but Mihec is group buys only. Accurate will make what you want when you want and as Nobade said, NOE has some good moulds as well and they are stock for the most part.
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    01-13-2019, 12:36 PM
    It was a good site with good info Brent. I found it many years ago and read through. Good stuff! I enjoyed it. Yes, retirement... it is in sight for me now! Can't wait. Longbow
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    01-13-2019, 12:34 PM
    I haven't because I haven't found any that fit... that is using gas seals off plastic wads as some do. It seems to be fairly common for guys to pick up used wads with cup shaped gas seals and cut them off for use under a ball. The wads I have or...
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    01-13-2019, 12:13 PM
    Pretty much as you describe. I use a sized punch through a bored tube to poke the centered hole in the wads, leave the punched wads in the tube, slip the slug in then run the wood screw through wads and into slug. So far they look good but...
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    01-13-2019, 02:52 AM
    Yeah the underwear thought went through my head too but I resisted the temptation. Us guys that play with our balls a lot have heard it before. It doesn't really get old though so have at 'er! A little humour never hurt anyone.
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    01-13-2019, 02:49 AM
    Yes, these are wad slugs so into a shotcup they go. If I put anything on them I will likely tumble them in talcum powder or powdered graphite. If they were full bore slugs I would use a lube of some sort melted into the felt for sure. On that...
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    01-13-2019, 02:37 AM
    For my planned load, the balls will be directly in line. Using a CSD wad and paper wrap the balls fit perfectly. Even if they did deform form acceleration a bit they'd just press outwards agains paper and plastic. With the thick CSD wad I doubt any...
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    01-13-2019, 12:39 AM
    I finally got some Brenneke'ized slugs put together! I found some fairly dense felt used for under furniture legs so figured I'd try it. I made a punch to produce 16 ga. wads (0.672" wads diameter) then punched out some felt and polyethylene...
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    01-12-2019, 01:58 PM
    I have 5 Cooey 12 ga. shotguns with one cut down for a slug gun. I've got a bit of a soft spot (between my ears?) for Cooey's. Simple and dependable. Most of mine ar eplain old Cooey's but I have one with walnut stock and colour case hardened...
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    01-12-2019, 01:21 PM
    Hah! Just like when I go shopping... I can never find what I want until I ask and there it was right in front of me! DOH! Sorry, I guess I saw the bit about punching card wads and didn't read through that post. Yeah, 0.030" are thick petals! That...
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    01-11-2019, 09:00 PM
    Good point! I keep meaning to go in there. I thought they were a machine shop that did a bit of gunsmithing but Valley Firearms said they might be able to ream and tap for screw in choke. If not then they said to try an outfit in Kamloops so that...
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    01-11-2019, 08:53 PM
    What size RB's are you using and how deep are you pushing them into the glue? Is the wad in something to keep it from splaying open when you put glue in? As for my paper mache R&D... like many of my projects it got sidelined while I did other...
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    01-11-2019, 01:39 PM
    Go to the stickies in this section, and read the muzzleloading shot gun topic.
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    01-11-2019, 01:37 PM
    Some tips on bedding. On a fiberglas stock, it helps to roughen up the area that is being bedded with a dremel. Use vinegar and paper towels to wipe off excess acragel. If the barreled action is hard to remove after it sets, put a towel on your...
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    01-11-2019, 12:41 AM
    A good gas seal should help control leakage some but true enough the jump from a 1 3/4" hull through a 3" chamber isn't likely to do much good for slug accuracy. Might not be too hard on buckshot loads though. A guy would have to try each length...
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    01-10-2019, 10:30 PM
    Now there's a good idea! I use a 3/4" gasket punch for full bore and made a punch for 16 ga. wads (0.672" wad size) for use under balls and slugs in shotcups. The only plastic I had was a kids snow slider and while tough it is pretty thin. Bottle...
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    01-10-2019, 10:23 PM
    Briley does it too: https://www.briley.com/c-1106-12-gauge-automatic-and-pump-choke-installation.aspx and Colonial: http://www.colonialchokeandtool.com/choke-tube-installation-service/ I suspect many gunsmiths provide the service too if...
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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