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    Yesterday, 10:24 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Lead extruder. in Swaging
    That is a very good solution for a high pressure hydraulic pump.
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    Yesterday, 03:01 AM
    577-450, Lee 405gr PBFN .43 Remington Spanish. Left Mountain moulds 420 gr, right RCBS 43-370 F Swaged 530gr cup based HP for use in a .451" Whitworth MLer
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    07-16-2017, 10:42 PM
    That bullet profile could be duplicated with a small lathe equipped with a tool post grinder. And a cannalure tool for the muzzleloader bullets, the process would not be fast. But considering the cost of those bullets, making your own might be...
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    07-16-2017, 01:32 AM
    ................Yup, gotta take it apart :-) As Beagle 333 suggested it could be foreign baggage within the workin's, or possibly the 'Hand' that rotates the cylinder has an issue (tag ends and pigs ears in the slot from initial machining)? Only one...
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    07-15-2017, 11:00 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Leaky Maruader in AirGuns
    Still holding pressure good. Have been to busy shooting CMP, and working appleseed to shoot the air gun much.
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    07-14-2017, 12:58 PM
    Ricochet replied to a thread zastava rifles in Factory Rifles
    I'm really not downing Zastava, either. They make a full stock carbine that I would love to have in 8X57. Last year about this time I couldn't find one for sale in the U.S. They're not as prettily finished as CZs, though.
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    07-13-2017, 12:15 PM
    Ricochet replied to a thread zastava rifles in Factory Rifles
    FWIW, the smoothest, slickest, most wobble-free bolt action I have ever encountered is a late '90s USRA made Winchester M70 push feed, the Wal-Mart special blind magazine, black plastic stock "Black Shadow" edition.
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    07-13-2017, 12:10 PM
    Ricochet replied to a thread zastava rifles in Factory Rifles
    My CZ has a much prettier finish than a Zastava. The moving parts are fitted closely, and I had to break in the bolt and the safety by manually working each 500-600 times to make them acceptably smooth. After that, with a light greasing, it is very...
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    07-13-2017, 12:03 PM
    No, it's a Howa 1500 rifle with a few styling changes to make it a Weatherby. Very nice, accurate rifles! Weatherby is ambitious with their MSRPs.
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    07-13-2017, 11:57 AM
    In the old days Ruger only sold 5 round mags to "civilians," and had 20 round mags for "law enforcement only." Most aftermarket mags won't snap into place. The only ones I have found to fit an early 180 series are USA brand. Ruger didn't make any...
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    07-13-2017, 09:44 AM
    Nice target, I will shoot some more of your pellets after I get my scope mounted square again. For best results do not let target turrets bang against steel pellet trap...
    4 replies | 252 view(s)
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    07-11-2017, 01:06 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread Rossi 92 in .45 Colt in Leverguns
    .............I have a couple Rossi's. One is a 38/357 short rifle, below: I was fooling around on Midway's clearance page one evening and they had this Uberti ladder rear sight for a friendly price. It feeds these Lee Micro Band WC's...
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    07-09-2017, 01:54 PM
    D-RIG kindly sent me some of his swaged .25 air rifle pellets. We visited on the phone and I told him I had a Marauder PCP 25 caliber rifle. MY results at 31 yards yielded 3 groups of five, about .65", My one comparable group today with...
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    07-09-2017, 12:40 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread Wavy Washers in Casting Equipment
    Do they wear out? .............Yes, but for an individual using them as tension washers on a SP pivit bolt, it would be a full time job that would last long after you became tired of the whole idea:-) They're not meant to be tightened down...
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    07-05-2017, 09:08 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Leaky Maruader in AirGuns
    I had given some thought to smearing a little spit over the fill nipple, like checking a leaky valve on a car tire. But read online about the importance of keeping PCP guns dry inside. Really, throwing the gun in the bath tub will make the leaks...
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    07-04-2017, 02:43 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread My Whitworth in Muzzleloading.
    The rear peep sight fits the original rear sight elevator and is a peep instead of the original "V" blade rear sight, and yes there is a screw on the end of the ladder that retained the original 'V' blade. So far as a tang sight for this rifle...
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    07-03-2017, 09:23 PM
    My load development process is simple. I have chronograph data from maximum safe loads with "normal" powders in my rifle with its caliber and the bullet. That's a target velocity I hope to match and won't likely exceed. I have one powder that's so...
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    07-03-2017, 05:08 PM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Leaky Maruader in AirGuns
    Still holding 3000 psi, must be okay. Look out starlings!
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    07-02-2017, 05:28 PM
    clodhopper started a thread Leaky Maruader in AirGuns
    Last night after shooting a few rounds, I pumped up my .25 Mrod. Checking the pressure later it was down 500 lbs. An hour later it was down another 500 psi. By this morning the gauge read 0. So, thinking it was the check valve on the fill end....
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    07-02-2017, 03:07 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread My Whitworth in Muzzleloading.
    .............As seen above, I swapped out the original hooded 'Bead on a post' front sight. For the rear I fabbed up a simple peep blade to replace the original military 'V' style with which the rifle was originally supplied. It DOES make a...
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    07-01-2017, 04:30 PM
    Glad to see you here, really want to know more about your pellet swaging. I have a .25 marauder, and am making chips plus bigger pieces of scrap from 01 tool steel in attempts at a 25 caliber pellet swage die.
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  • Ricochet's Avatar
    07-01-2017, 11:03 AM
    I am working with duplexing WC860 and a couple of .223 appropriate powders, one the old Hi-Tech "PSA" that was sold with the advice to use 3031 data and said to be Chinese made Accurate 2230 rejected because Accurate forgot to tell the Chinese in...
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    07-01-2017, 02:13 AM
    ............For those simple short 'n' fat slugs venting wasn't a problem at all. I did for this 12 ga slug mould since it was a HB with fairly 'thinnish' skirts. Just used a fly cutter. .............Buckshot
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    06-27-2017, 02:54 AM
    .............Just an FYI, Ballistics Products has a manual for reloading brass hulls including the CBC/Magtech hulls, including various loads. .............Buckshot
    14 replies | 718 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