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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    Today, 01:29 AM
    ..............Reminds me of a couple things (VERY off topic :-)). First was once we were on I-10 about 40 miles west of Casa Grande, AZ on the way to my folk's. I was running along at about 80 and and a Triumph TR-6 passed me like I was nailed down...
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    05-23-2017, 03:07 AM
    ...............Have you taken a look as to how the stock and the barreled action mate up? Lottsa stuff can happen if not correct, even with much more modern rifles. ...............Buckshot
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    05-23-2017, 02:34 AM
    ...............I'll be interested in how you cope with assembling the bolt. That shortened action for the 45 ACP still remains in that condition due to the fact that you cannot get enough firing pin spring on the firing to operate it, and still...
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    05-21-2017, 03:44 AM
    ................The actions I shortened were stripped small ring Mausers (Lowe & FN manufacture) from Century Arms back in the later 90's. I forget now exactly how much they were, but it was $4.95 each or 6 for $25 or something like that. To...
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    05-18-2017, 04:18 AM
    BTW, in the early seventies I used to assembly twin guns and I still like to mess around with. The one in the pic is my N.1 ..............Is the piece in the photo a piece of Naval Artillery? ...............Buckshot
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    05-18-2017, 12:00 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Crazy for sale prices in AirGuns
    With a bit of foresight, next year maybe a .35 caliber can follow me home.
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    05-17-2017, 08:17 AM
    Pyramyd Air had a 20% off sale, "best sale prices of the year " they claim it the latest cascade of emails. I had been wanting a wildfire since reading about the revolver action, thinking that if the sights stayed on target through the 12 lb...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    05-16-2017, 03:32 AM
    ..........artu44, my friend I would really suggest that you buy some 45-70 brass and shorten it rather then blowing out the 8x56R brass. The neck going from a .330" ID to about .457" is quite a lot. I have no idea how long they last even if you had...
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    05-13-2017, 03:30 AM
    ............A great story and a wonderful bunch of folks that aren't too common these days, mores the shame for all of us. ................Buckshot
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    05-12-2017, 02:30 AM
    .............I too have a M1908 Brazilian Mauser, and to think when I bought this (I had an 01 FFL) it was only $89 :-) My first 7mm mould was the 172gr RCBS 2 Cav. With 42.0grs of WC872 ball & dacron it went 1885 fps and was very accurate. I...
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    05-12-2017, 01:53 AM
    ...............When I started duplexing in the mid/later 90's, one of the "Burrito Shooter's" would move his stuff 2-3 benches away if I admitted that I'd be shooting some duplexed stuff (that was all 45-70) :-). After a couple weeks (We shot every...
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    05-12-2017, 01:21 AM
    ................My first ever attempt at paper patching was some years back. Some years back means it was before digital cameras were cheap enough for the likes of me to consider, and had to have been in the late 80's? In any event I had obtained an...
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    05-12-2017, 12:58 AM
    Thinking of bringing the IJ 38 S&W for the team peestol shoot. After all, it's REALLY fast unloading empties! I'm just wondering if my 'Target Load' (2nd from the left) of 1.6grs of Red Dot under a 148gr WC (506 FPS) will make it through that...
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    05-12-2017, 12:31 AM
    Picture from quite awhile back as I no longer use nickle plated brass :-) Both the 300 & 340gr slugs shoot very well in an old model stainless Vaquero. Oddly enough they also shoot very well in a M92 Rossi rifle (24" Octagon) bbl with it's 30...
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    05-11-2017, 11:57 PM
    You mean the middle (above)? If so I never did. If you'd like for me too I surely can/will. ...........Buckshot
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    05-09-2017, 02:32 AM
    ............Rather then the long bore rider nose, how about a semi Loverin design? Have the base as a standard bearing & lube groove type, but the nose as a tapered multi-groove design? Those of us with a rifle having bore designs of 4 wide lands...
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    05-07-2017, 11:31 AM
    Very succinct. Nickle platting is slick, and hard, Some people say that sizing the brass makes the plating crack because it is not as flexible as brass. Flakes of plating could cause unneeded wear in expensive dies and barrels. I don't know if...
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    05-06-2017, 04:30 AM
    ...........Mgvande put up a nice chart, but since I spent time drawing a pit-chure and converted it to Jpeg I'd go ahead and add it anyway :-) I think that the 'New" rifling called 5-R is similar, with just one pressure side? As you can see the...
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    05-05-2017, 03:49 AM
    ............Simply drop the igniter charge and then dump the main charge on top of it. For the 45-70 or the .43 Spanish the igniter charge is sufficient to remain in place when the main charge is dropped. ...............Buckshot You mentioned...
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    05-05-2017, 12:48 AM
    That looks like a nice rifle, for 20 dollars more you can get the Benjamin summit, pretty much the same rifle, but with muffler.
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    05-04-2017, 09:28 AM
    While the weight and durability of iron sights are big plusses. Back in the day, my eyesight was much better, I only had one air rifle so I shot it enough to just "know" where to hold. Now I have many rifles, I do not really know any of them well...
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    05-04-2017, 04:34 AM
    ..............The following is what I came up with when first experimenting with duplexing the slow surplus WC872 & WC860 ball powders. This work commenced in April of 1996. Hard to believe it's been 21 years since then :-) The below is just a...
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    05-04-2017, 01:33 AM
    .................About your only option is to use the Lee mould, or someone else's design intended for the 8x56R Austrian straight pull. Or someone's fat 8mm design, if there is one. These Lee's drop a slug of .329/.330" depending upon the alloy....
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    05-04-2017, 12:14 AM
    I searched the web after my last post and found similar pictures. I'm sure there are still a few of those clamps floating around somewhere, collecting dust in a parts box. Or you could rob two pair of weavers of parts to make your Crossman work.
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    05-03-2017, 04:37 PM
    I looked around this morning, but only came up with some old weaver rings. How far apart are those two tabs with the screw hole? Could they be what grips the dovetail and really you only need a screw?
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    05-03-2017, 04:23 AM
    ..............I had that mould for a while. At the time the only 8x57 I had was a M88 and it didn't shoot it too well. I didn't expect it too as it dropped from the mould a wee tad too small on the drive bands. I then designed the middle...
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    05-03-2017, 03:20 AM
    ..............Depends up what the barrel slugs. The British Militaria board had Lee create several custom moulds for both the Snider and a couple Martini models several years ago. The above was the one @ .470" and 475grs aimed at the MkIV....
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    05-02-2017, 09:26 PM
    I may have something like that looking for a good home. It is possible it went away in a purge.
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    04-28-2017, 10:32 PM
    Duke is right, 5.7 brass does not require near as many steps to become a jacket. The time savings is well worth the cost of the brass. And the bullets I make with 5.7 brass weight very close to 165 grains with no lead exposed.
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    04-27-2017, 03:09 AM
    ..............Yes it is the Choate tactical. It's quite heavy, or it makes the rifle a bit heavy. I wouldn't want to have to hump it over hill and dale. But then I a long ways past my 20's :-)s ...............Buckshot
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Farming, goats, Shooting, Hunting, Reloading, Shooting Pool, building and fixing farm machinery.
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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
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HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
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