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  • Cap'n Morgan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:11 PM
    Today I got around to make a mold for the new slug: Hope to cast some slugs next week.
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    Yesterday, 01:04 PM
    Not wanting to hijack the thread, but this is one way to make an adjustable turret: I believe things should be as simple as possible when the going gets tough and the hunting fever sets in. I'm not good at counting clicks under stress, so I made...
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    02-20-2018, 10:53 AM
    Most scopes are somewhere between 60 to 80 clicks for a full turn of the turret - once you know how many it's easier to count full turns + clicks. You may have to use an angled scope mount not to run out of adjustment at the longer ranges.
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    02-20-2018, 01:31 AM
    I did some gunsmithing for an old guy, and he made shot for me instead. At one point I gave him a batch of lead my dad had collected from burning old cables to get the cobber. Turned out the lead was absolutely useless for dripping shot.
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    02-19-2018, 11:10 AM
    "The cause of the effect is the chamber is not reamed,but CNC bored with a single point tool.....hence if the barrel does not rotate on the bore axis,the chamber will be eccentric." Now that explains a lot! I couldn't believe it would be possible...
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    02-19-2018, 10:59 AM
    As I recall it, to get a perfect crimp on my MEC I adjusted the cam so it would just barely fold the crimp and the edge still had a bit of flare. Afterwards, I then ran the finished shells through the crimp station a second time with the cam set for...
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    02-18-2018, 03:26 AM
    With a little ingenuity and a lengthened drill, the barrel part could be used as a drill jig to mark the hole centers.
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    02-18-2018, 03:21 AM
    I tried it once and caused a bulge in the barrel at the start of the choke. This was entirely my own fault as I used too little powder to ensure proper ignition (something that Turbo 1889 had warned against several times) Apparently the erratic...
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    02-18-2018, 02:52 AM
    Hogtamer; A 3-D printer can do things not possible with ordinary injection molding, as the shapes are build up one small layer at the time. This means that you can have internal cavities in the part itself (like a hollow sphere) which would be...
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    02-17-2018, 11:19 AM
    I believe BIS is on to something here. The "pins" was probably part of the casting. Had they been true inserts they never would have broken to begin with and they certainly would NEVER have had the crystalline surface your microscope pics show.
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    02-17-2018, 11:07 AM
    Okay... I'll bite. Your idea is intriguing. I believe Winchester slugs uses something similar but without a cushion-section and seal. Personally, I'm convinced accuracy will be better if the wad only serves as a bore-guide & stabilizer and the...
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    02-16-2018, 12:36 PM
    It can be done. Nowadays I thread for suppressors on a five axis mill without removing neither barrel nor trigger from the receiver. The barrel is clamped in a vice with soft jaws near the muzzle. A precision ground gauge pin is used for aligning...
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    02-03-2018, 08:46 AM
    BIS: I can't remember the finer details regarding my sub-caliber shotgun experience. The rat/revolver hunting mostly took place in a grain loft; You sneaked quietly into the pitch-black loft, clutching your flashlight & gun in a weaver-stance,...
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    02-02-2018, 10:07 AM
    I can relate to your MEC 600 problems as I've been through the same ordeal! On top of my head I can remember the following modifications: Milled a u-shaped latch to remove play between the square column and the base plate. Modified the sizing...
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    01-31-2018, 03:40 PM
    The rifled portion of the barrel is too short to induce rotation to a load of shot. I shot quite a few rats with a 4" barrel .22 revolver with shot cartridges. The gun would throw a nice pattern but when shot in a .22 rifle the pattern would be...
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    01-29-2018, 01:33 PM
    Rally. The reason for the slug being smaller than the wad, is, that the combined slug must be able to pass through a full choke without damaging the choke. My Brenneke clone utilize a full diameter slug, but here the slug has ribs (and a hollow...
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    01-27-2018, 04:44 PM
    The Mauser 98 locks on the barrel end and has no true shoulder to relieve. Cut the barrel close to the action and drill/turn out the thread.
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    01-26-2018, 01:55 PM
    The reason for golf ball dimples was new to me, but a google search provided lots of information. From what I gathered the dimples provides "lift" to the ball due to bottom-spin created by the club "slicing" the ball. The dimples increases the...
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    01-26-2018, 01:05 PM
    Guys, thanks for your positive feedback. Time will tell if the project has any merit, but it's always fun to tinker with new ideas. As Longbow pointed out, I may have to enlarge the ribs and maybe the overall diameter as well as the wads have...
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    01-25-2018, 11:53 AM
    Here we go again... This time I will try to combine a sabot slug with a Brenneke helical profile to get a slug that is as simple as possible - yet reasonable accurate. I have had nothing but positive experiences with my Brenneke clone with...
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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