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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22 PM
    I'm dealing with this very issue with a new AR10 upper in 6.5 creedmoor. My other reloads for my Mauser 98 chambered in that same caliber has no problem loading the cartridges but the new rifle is a no-go with the older reloads while new cartridges...
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  • Poygan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:31 PM
    I bought some Winchester small rifle primers in the wooden tray in the 1970s. Was told folks used them to substitute for small pistol primers in WWII. I have used most of them and have yet to have any not fire. Was told on this forum that there...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:12 PM
    Or a staking tool.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 11:40 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Fun at the old ball park? in Our Town
    We've got a lot of griz and black bear activity here, too. Friend wants me to go shoot one out of his apple trees. Problem is, they only come at night, and I don't need the hassle of accidentally killing a griz.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 11:27 PM
    If the finish is completely cured, you will leave no steel wool particles in the finish. I finished a lot of very expensive exhibition grade stocks with steel wool where such a blemish would be disaster. Never a problem.
    22 replies | 368 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 11:21 PM
    I use some Bullplate Lube on the mold. Careful application with a Q tip. Keep it out of the cavity. I think synthetic chainsaw 2 cycle oil is the same thing.
    19 replies | 6272 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-16-2018, 06:24 PM
    If you didn't start out with well seasoned wood to make a stock, you may as well figure on starting over. An uncured stock will warp, twist, and do all kinds of nasty things if you expect the rifle to group. If you used Truoil too heavily, it...
    22 replies | 368 view(s)
  • lead chucker's Avatar
    09-12-2018, 10:45 PM
    lead chucker replied to a thread Swage die reamer in Swaging
    As far as staying .004 under that depends on how good of a job you did on your reamer. I like the three flute reamer. Takes some time to make but worked the best for me. It has to be polished and sharp before heat treating. I found the better the...
    19 replies | 526 view(s)
  • lead chucker's Avatar
    09-12-2018, 10:34 PM
    lead chucker replied to a thread Swage die reamer in Swaging
    Once you make your die and its a little under sized if you use a lead slug to swage and check for size as you are polishing dont polish up to final size. Stay a little under. What i found is that when you make the actual bullet it will be a little...
    19 replies | 526 view(s)
  • Poygan's Avatar
    09-12-2018, 06:59 PM
    Agree with the use of magnum primers.
    21 replies | 408 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-12-2018, 12:01 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread T5=de÷ee÷÷÷×× in Muzzleloading.
    I like them to look a bit funky personally. If you are going to clean leather, saddle soap, followed up with Lexol.
    9 replies | 439 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-11-2018, 12:08 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Rock Auto in Our Town
    Advertising in the magazines is not cheap. Probably several thousand a month for a big ad. With the internet, lots cheaper to spread the ads around there.
    11 replies | 486 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-11-2018, 12:06 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Tire recommendations in Our Town
    I've had Hancocks on my last two trucks. Current set has been on nearly ten years, and are still in great condition. I don't drive all that much though.
    35 replies | 702 view(s)
  • Rick459's Avatar
    09-10-2018, 08:08 PM
    thanks Grmps went to the website and dowloaded the manual. once i saw how it was put together it was easy to take the press compleatly apart to clean and lube it. will post some pic's when it's all back together, thank's again Grmps. Rick
    3 replies | 130 view(s)
  • Rick459's Avatar
    09-09-2018, 08:40 PM
    does any one here own a ponsness warren 800 B and knows how to remove the die plate for cleaning or even has a 800 B manual that shows you how to accomplish this? TIA Rick
    3 replies | 130 view(s)
  • Rick459's Avatar
    09-09-2018, 08:33 PM
    that is not a 500 B that is the older 500 model. the pin that goes through the bellcrank is held on with c-clips the 500 B pin is threaded and uses a nut to hold it on. also i do not see the small pistol powder charge bar. if you do purchase this...
    17 replies | 510 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-08-2018, 12:57 PM
    I've used ww bullets on antelope, deer, elk, bear, and buffalo. They all die just fine.
    34 replies | 4493 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-08-2018, 12:52 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Animal repelllants? in Our Town
    I pee off the deck pretty much daily, doesn't bother the deer a bit. Something I remember seeing suggested is woven wire staked and suspended about a foot above the ground, laying down. They don't like stepping through the wire. Of course you...
    27 replies | 509 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-08-2018, 12:38 PM
    I based my suggestion on over 30 years of restoration work, and having built over 500 firearms.
    28 replies | 763 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-07-2018, 10:47 AM
    The rosewood definitely will cause respiratory problems in most people. It chokes me up quickly, and the effects last a long time. Rifle builder John King is allergic to walnut, which makes his job a lot harder!
    18 replies | 643 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    09-07-2018, 10:21 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    The 6.5X55 is the only chambering P.O. Ackley never wildcatted. He stated that the cartridge was perfect as is, and has no improvements that could be made.
    43 replies | 2247 view(s)
  • lead chucker's Avatar
    09-06-2018, 11:43 PM
    lead chucker replied to a thread Bag and Horn in Muzzleloading.
    An awl is a must thats for sure. I was looking on ebay, lots of leather to be found there. Im thinking mabe the vegie tan leather might be good. i have some 8 oz vegie tan that i intend on using for a holster but i might need to drill the holes to...
    26 replies | 826 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