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    Yesterday, 11:29 PM
    thanks for the pics. I am planning to only do half the barrel flat for first one. Do I need coolant if I go super slow with feed?
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    Yesterday, 12:51 PM
    really enjoy the input you all are giving, obviously you all have a life time of metal work behind your thoughts. I was excavating shop and farming and site supervision. I came into the no work side of life 10 years before I ever planned on. Because...
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    06-23-2018, 12:12 PM
    I have a vz 24 I restocked with walnut and handguard as my motivation is on page 243(mauser bolt rifle, by OlsOn) book. That Oberndorf Special Range Rifle has always bugged me to have one. Ok, I am not building it exact so the sights doesn't matter...
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    06-20-2018, 10:15 AM
    C277-125-R and TL314-85-WC
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    06-17-2018, 02:38 PM
    I luv those old weavers even though its a **** shoot on wether they will hold true or move around. I spent alot of ammo until I finally admitted they were shot even though they look clear. I thought I would get a bunch of these old weavers redone...
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    06-17-2018, 08:31 AM
    What got me thinking about this , I saw a sale on 9mm x 12 inch twist barrels for sale cheap. That got me thinking that enough to stabilize heavier cast than normal jacketed bullets. I was not aware of the blow backdesign on 9 mm's. If someone is...
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    06-16-2018, 12:32 PM
    I hope this is the right place to post this question. Would it be ok to take one of these 9mm barrels in place of a 7.62x39 barrel and do the 9mmx39 thing? That is really close enough to the LORD'S perfect .358 diameter for me.
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    06-15-2018, 08:00 AM
    That Howa and that Cooper 6 mm Mannlicher push lust to new highs for me!!
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    06-15-2018, 07:49 AM
    I appreciate your input as I was hoping to give another viable option to those wanting a machine but funds are tight. The part of this machine that I liked was all the R8 collets that come with it. You really only need to buy specific tool bit for...
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    06-12-2018, 07:38 PM
    Northern Tool and Equipment has a cute bench drill press that could serve a rooky for all of his life. If I was downsizing (yup looking ahead) right now I would get this unit for my retirement years. Please understand this is a mini mill so don't...
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    06-12-2018, 04:05 PM
    No, I am trying to educate myself what barrel I have that would also give the legit 8.15x46 name and what molds do I have that fit in that caliber. I was at first thinking this cartridge is close to .300 and would also give me reason to get 7.?...
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    06-12-2018, 07:09 AM
    That is a very inspirational thread but I still don't get the smaller diam. I know I am slow with this metric thing but I'm a trying! Reading of these guns sure puts the wants in me to have one. Rather than using the H&R single shot I think a...
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    06-11-2018, 09:32 PM
    Math was never my strong point in life but some of this metric stuff is confusing to me an ignorant old man! A 8mm mauser bore is .3106. Ok I get that. Now a 8.15x46 is bore .2992! I assumed this 8.15 would be the 8mm of .3106 plus 15. But according...
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    06-09-2018, 06:42 AM
    Who would have a barrel close to the dimensions of that one? Any other advice from the sages, I am all ears.
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    06-09-2018, 06:38 AM
    wow, what a treasure to have and the historic accounts of that time period! I was recently back to PA and brought a nice walnut plank long enough for two long guns. The one gun stock is accounted for but the other I was not sure what to make of it....
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    06-08-2018, 12:52 PM
    I totally agree with this for the p14. I would rather shoot and reprime, powder, and then insert boolit by hand and crimp. I have lost count of the loadings I get by doing it this way and same brass. Also that p14 is possibly a total piece of junk...
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    06-06-2018, 08:53 PM
    nekshot replied to a thread Charlie (Boaz) Update in Our Chapel
    I pray for a quick recovery!
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    06-04-2018, 10:20 PM
    https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/29100 139 gr and 123 gr in .268 Dia in stock
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    06-02-2018, 11:25 AM
    yup, thats what we got except it is a flintlock. It is old and I want to do the right thing for it. The lock has a safety in it. Safe minded pistoleer in the days gone by.
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    06-02-2018, 04:24 AM
    surprise, surprise, surprise! The only pistol I could find and see close up is a US model 1836 and it appears the part I need might be a bolt and screw. Boy, would that be an embarrassing fix if I am correct. This thing is to keep the ramrod with...
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    06-01-2018, 01:07 PM
    yup, on a gun! I looked and searched (the gunsmith of grenville) and all has been vain. Its the linkage on a blackpowder pistol that is attached to a ball that slides on the shaft of the ram rod. It is missing the pin at the barrel.
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    06-01-2018, 09:54 AM
    I have a pin that needs peened on both ends as they are exposed. Would love to give them that old time forged look. I can get the one end decent as it is in a bench vise but how do we get the pin after installation get the same peened look as the...
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    05-30-2018, 08:09 AM
    every now and then someone asks me where to get a gun repair or blue done and how much I think they would charge for the job. I recommend Goodsteel for the blueing but I myself got to wandering what is going price for simple gun repairs. There is a...
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    05-27-2018, 01:33 PM
    if yo want your money back you never "gave" it. You still are attached to it!
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originally from pa. at 18 I got turned onto reloading.
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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