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  • randyrat's Avatar
    Today, 07:19 AM
    Squeezing the lead as you seat your bullets? Check this by pulling a couple loaded rounds and measuring. Fixes. 1) acquire a larger diameter expander plug/spud 2) Use harder lead, so when you seat the bullet it won't get down sized by tough 9 mm...
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  • John Taylor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:53 PM
    John Taylor replied to a thread H&R huntsman? in Muzzleloading.
    The firing pin for the H&R muzzle loader is to big for a 209 primer, designed for a percussion cap. Many years back before all the inlines hit the market I was taking the H&R shotguns and making them into muzzle loaders using the 209 primers. Then...
    12 replies | 230 view(s)
  • randyrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:49 PM
    The Deer I shot this year was tough, maybe it was because I took the hide off in the woods, brought it home and was all cut up and in the freezer before Dark. Most years I can't get to them for a Day or Two and they are very tender. I think...
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  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:12 PM
    BT Sniper replied to a thread Airsoft BBs in Swaging
    I had best luck with the heaviest airsoft bbs, they seemed to form better.
    2 replies | 232 view(s)
  • John Taylor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:17 PM
    I think there are about ten different 40-70 chamber reamers with the 40-72 also fitting in there. The difference between a 40-72 and a 405 is the bullet diameter, both use the same brass. I did my Phoenix in 40-50 SS but have not made any ammo yet...
    5 replies | 198 view(s)
  • John Taylor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:58 PM
    I use 262 Loctite for liners. Never had one come loose and a bit of a pain if you install the wrong liner and have to remove it ( don't ask).
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  • ReloaderFred's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:49 AM
    That's certainly not normal for any of the firearms I own.
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  • ReloaderFred's Avatar
    03-16-2019, 01:58 PM
    Any car wax product that leaves a finish on the brass will retard tarnishing for a period of time. I prefer those that contain a carnauba wax as the shining agent. I just add it to 20/40 ground corn cob in the tumbler as a finishing process, and...
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  • ReloaderFred's Avatar
    03-13-2019, 08:05 PM
    There is no restriction on what type of bullets can be discussed. Just keep the discussions civil.
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  • ReloaderFred's Avatar
    03-13-2019, 05:55 PM
    If you run across some Hornady once fired brass, it will already be shortened for you. I have to segregate my Hornady .45 Colt brass from my other brass, since it's shorter. Hope this helps. Fred
    8 replies | 151 view(s)
  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    03-12-2019, 03:42 PM
    What PHyrbird Said! BT
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  • randyrat's Avatar
    03-12-2019, 07:17 AM
    The greatest thing about the 06 , not to diminish all mentioned, if you forgot your ammo at home, you can borrow or buy a box of 06s anywhere
    65 replies | 1455 view(s)
  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    03-12-2019, 03:29 AM
    You know..... I have shot some pretty impressive groups with the light layer of lanolin still left over on the bullet. Not neatly as pretty looking but the holes in paper looked the same :)
    10 replies | 300 view(s)
  • BT Sniper's Avatar
    03-12-2019, 03:24 AM
    I tried woolite and it didn't work for me, maybe I got the wrong woolite ??? I just rinced 40lbs of 22 cal bullets to test the woolite against other stuff, only other soap I used that I liked was a face soap... ...
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  • John Taylor's Avatar
    03-11-2019, 08:41 PM
    I have done a few doubles and found that a nut can be made to fit the chamber of a shotgun barrel, the barrel turned down to fit the bore and threaded for the chamber nut. The nut is left long so it can be tightened and then cut off. The one I'm...
    28 replies | 965 view(s)
  • ReloaderFred's Avatar
    03-11-2019, 02:21 AM
    Check and make sure your primers are seated all the way. My goal is to seat them .004" below flush with the base of the case. This sets the anvil into the primer pellet properly. You can also put a small #6 thin washer under the hammer spring...
    27 replies | 1321 view(s)
  • ReloaderFred's Avatar
    03-10-2019, 10:31 PM
    That's how they used to make them. There may be a two digit date code on the top of them, or not, depending on when they were made. Hope this helps. Fred
    17 replies | 398 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