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    03-31-2020, 10:28 AM
    One more thought. I have no experience with this, but have heard that if you lightly lubricate your patches it can help case stretching. I would ask Don McDowell as he's played with lubed patches. The case not grabbing the chamber is definitely...
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    03-28-2020, 08:52 PM
    That sounds better than my rifle :-). Do your primers back out at all? My first clue on my rifle was that all of the primers backed out a little bit. As far as I could tell they were backed out by exactly the amount of excess headspace. Chris.
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    03-26-2020, 10:05 AM
    JD, you'll find some people recommend using strips of scotch tape on the cartridge head. I'd avoid that and just use a set of automotive feeler guages. Of course that won't help a lot if the rim recess is cut too deeply. Chris.
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    03-25-2020, 09:01 PM
    I don't know if it's useful info for you but maybe: I have a C. Sharps 1885 with excess headspace. Basically they cut the rim recess of the chamber to the full rim thickness and then left a 0.010" gap between the breech block and the end of the...
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    03-25-2020, 06:01 PM
    JDNC, with respect to stretching, and problems I've had stretching cases with pp bullets has either come down to thinking the chamber was dry enough but it wasn't, or excessive headspace. A while ago I was shooting one of my .45-70's and I'd...
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    03-18-2020, 06:12 PM
    Hi, For those of you planning your matches for this year, here is the flyer for the 27th Annual BPCR match at Heffley Creek in Kamloops British Columbia. It's a great location with great people to shoot with. There is a two day silhouette match,...
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    03-16-2020, 10:04 AM
    Nice find! I like the Borchardt's quite a lot. I have one built by Curt Hardcastle that I've shot in long range with. The only downside in my view is that spare parts are hard to get, that and I live in Canada and we don't have any gunsmith that...
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    03-15-2020, 09:30 PM
    You will have piles of elevation left over on a highwall with a midrange sight at 600. I'd be surprised if you couldn't get pretty close to 1000 yards out of it. Edit: I just had a look at my notes. With my .40-65 I use 43 more minutes to get...
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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