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  • dubber123's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:21 PM
    I only ever had one that didn't show a marked improvement, a Marlin CB in 45-70. It shot a little better, but not a ton. It did reduce the leading by a bunch. I could shoot 2 full grains higher powder charge before leading started to creep in, so...
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:14 PM
    Absolutly right. Darwin tends to weed them out, none of my worries.
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  • NoZombies's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:40 PM
    You are very close, but rather than the stem, it's for the shank, which is the part the stem connects to.
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  • beagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:52 PM
    I was tinkering with the 31440 in the Ruger .30 Carbine Ruger and needed to seat the bullet out as far as possible and ran into this problem. I sized the first couple of bands down to .309" (nose first) and was able to accomplish what I wanted. ...
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:12 PM
    Sounds like the one I got tasked with making shoot. That one also had tremendous thread choke. Once that was lapped out and I found a mold that mostly filled the throats, accuracy improved greatly. Yes, adding some metal would sure be nice :)
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:08 PM
    I don't care what anyone carries, I just think anyone who claims to be able to hit a tiny, likely moving target, when surprised and scared is either Ed McGivern reincarnated, or full of poo. There is a reason the big X on combat targets is in the...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:22 PM
    I am surprised your bore is that tight. Marlins are known for "fat" bores though I can't say for sure they go over the SAAMI spec of 0.431" much or often, though my .44 mag. Marlin bore slugged at 0.4315"... but tenths of a thou are a bit elusive. ...
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  • NoZombies's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:23 PM
    NoZombies replied to a thread Die mat'l in Reloading Equipment
    Depending on the maker, the material might vary some, but it will almost certainly be steel (with the possible exception of some inserts made of carbide)
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:33 PM
    I've not once seen accuracy decrease, but you may have to re work loads. I doubt VERY highly you did anyhing to harm your barrel.
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:29 PM
    Yep, 1972 I believe. Just letting them know Ruger made sloppy pigs along with overly tight examples. Buyer beware :)
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:25 PM
    I entered into a peeing contest with a member who insisted his .22s and .32s were at least the equal of a larger caliber gun because he could place multiple accurate shots from them. He even went so far as to claim he could make multiple eye socket...
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  • NoZombies's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:42 PM
    I can't speak specifically to your project, but when I'm doing similar things, I swage the body down to the point that I'm swaging the case webbing at least some as well, then when I'm turning the brass, I'm only really removing material from the...
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  • NoZombies's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:31 PM
    Normally I agree with you, but in this case it's an actual twist drill with a knurled end to be spun by fingers, rather than a pin vise designed to hold a twist drill and spun by hand :)
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:08 AM THis may be your best bet for a barrel blank in the twist rate you are looking for.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:38 AM
    Front post can be used. No problem.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:34 AM
    Why?? I much prefer a rimmed round in a single shot and Starline makes 32-20 brass. Several of us neck this down to 25-20 without major problems. Go with the original, in MHO.
    12 replies | 165 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:27 AM
    Given it's stamped nature I would assume it's a specific tool for a specific use - kind of like the old bicycle tools. Unless you know the manufacturer and what they manufacture you are playing a guessing game. It is not a universal use tool like...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:24 AM
    The problem with that is you only neck size. If you are forming brass you need a full body sizer as well. Once your cartridges are fireformed neck sizing works well. For a wildcat I'd talk to Dave Davidson at CH4D. I know he is about a year...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:32 AM
    Evaporust. No contest.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:30 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Finally! in Our Town
    Great, Darrell! Would love to see it. You may have noticed I'm finally getting on with my quarter bore project as well. Gonna be an Encore barrel since I lost everything on the Martini when my third gunsmith died without finishing it. That will...
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  • Maven's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:34 AM
    Very sorry to learn of William's passing.
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:36 AM
    While maybe not applicable, my experience to date is that slugs or balls in shotcups should be a fairly easy push through the bore or the petals tend to crush and/or shear. You might actually be better off with the 0.690" RB and if necessary...
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:05 AM
    He couldn't have made the throats smaller, what did he do?
    28 replies | 643 view(s)
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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