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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Today, 07:44 AM
    Since I shoot a '63 percussion Sharps, I don't keep the fouling out of the action. When it gets home it gets disassembled, each part cleaned, and re-greased. No big trick, only takes a few minutes. -Nobade
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Today, 07:42 AM
    I would like to see a picture of this. I read about hexagonal barrels all the time but have never seen one. Sorry, just a pet peeve of mine. Count those flats again - I bet there are eight, not six. -Nobade
    5 replies | 163 view(s)
  • Heavy lead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:06 PM
    I wouldn't necessarily accuse anyone of being snobish, possibly no one knows. I have myself had experience with the same thing you talk about and have witnessed another issue like this with a friends .35 Whelen. I sold my 6mm-06 Encore because of...
    4 replies | 71 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Blackmon Press Picture? in Swaging
    Someone wandered in from AR-15 forum apparently. Doesn't sound like an adult. As to why the staff hasn't given you a bit of education yet, I don't know. I'm sure they will be.
    29 replies | 1266 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    Goodsteel you get this rifle done now? Did you get to test fire it and any groups or data?
    357 replies | 20208 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:03 PM
    That sure looks like the barrel and lock used on the Dixie squirrel rifle. If it is, I wouldn't have paid that high a price for it. But it sure has some sexy wood! I bet it would be a neat little rifle to shoot. -Nobade
    9 replies | 239 view(s)
  • DLCTEX's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:45 PM
    DLCTEX replied to a thread Jelly time? in Cookin' Recipe's
    We picked wild plums last Thursday and juiced them Sunday afternoon. We have 5 quarts of juice frozen, ready to make jelly on demand. We still have juice from last year, don't tell kids, grandkids, and great grandkids, that will make jelly for...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:32 PM
    ......But it doesn't smell as interesting! -Nobade
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  • 375RUGER's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:16 PM
    shot the trunk lock of a 68 Caddy Eldorado so I could get it open. 44 mag 240g SWC I think I might have also shot a few into the fender with a 30-30.
    83 replies | 2094 view(s)
  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:58 PM
    My niece`s husband must think I`m not so real bad of a person. He sent me a 2 vol. set of "The Modern Gunsmith" by James Howe. Both books are in excellent shape with the dust covers not torn up either. I`m guessing this was a 1941 printing by...
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  • Freightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:28 PM
    I have shipped USPS Priority mail ti AK FFL to FFL no problem except it takes a week not three days.
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  • Freightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:45 PM
    bought a Oster at Good Will for $5 and the temp is right and been using it for over a year
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:52 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Buffalo Horns in Special Projects
    I'm not sure it is the best thing, but I have always used bear oil on my horns. Lard would be similar. I always work on the theory to use natural oils on natural items, and petroleum based oils on metals.
    2 replies | 134 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:10 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread fires in Washington State in Our Town
    It got pretty smokey here, especially Saturday. This was our camp on Saturday morning, by afternoon, you couldn't see the mountain in the background.
    10 replies | 299 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 10:50 PM
    The liquid is great for wetting wiping patches, and is a lot cheaper. The spray is good for spraying into actions and other spaces. I use both, suppose you could put the liquid in a spray bottle and have the best of both? Mix it 10:1 water/oil...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 08:37 PM
    If you anneal your cases and use full loads, the only fouling will be in the bore. Both those rifles clean from the breech end so it's really not an issue. As for corrosion, Pyrodex is some kind of corrosive stuff. Clean once, clean again, and clean...
    11 replies | 357 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 08:28 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread Ruger 1 picatinny in Single Shot Guns
    Yep, this is why I don't make them. Years ago I considered the idea, and polled a bunch of Ruger fans for their opinion. Universally I got the "yeah, it will solve lots of problems but it's ugly so I wouldn't buy one." so I never made any. I am glad...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 08:23 PM
    It works great, only rub is the ammo ends up being way too long to cycle through the action so it's a single shot only. But it shoots like you wouldn't believe. Be careful with your loads if you do this, you are much closer in case capacity to a...
    16 replies | 1014 view(s)
  • Hardcast416taylor's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 02:30 PM
    Had 1 back in the early 1960`s. Loaded many a field shell on it. When the plastics were the only shell you could find, and they didn`t reload worth a darn on the MEC I sold it for a newer model 600.Robert
    7 replies | 131 view(s)
  • ELFEGO BACA's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 01:46 PM
    Mi used 6 mm Remington brass necked up for my 6.5 x 55 brass in the mid 90s when swede brass was unavailable. Last week I had a split neck from one of these cases! Elfego
    15 replies | 708 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