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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    Today, 01:48 AM
    ...............The original add (and for sometime afterwards) had barrels of 45-70 and 444 Marlin threaded and set up for the original #1 military action. The 45-70 in original BP loads, or smokless equivalent were a fine combination. Those fitting...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:13 AM
    ..............Green Mountain seems to be a shadow of what they once were. So where do you go for a replacement barrel these days? .............Buckshot
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    Yesterday, 02:11 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread bolt engagement in Leverguns
    ..............One my 2 Rossi M92's the twin lugs reach up to just above the sides of the action top. There is a couple thousandths 'Play' if you pull the bolt back against the twin lugs. However I think in chambering a round the lugs are pushed back...
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 11:28 AM
    If not an OOB, then to me, the only other idea would be two bullets going down the bore. Pressure in the system was who knows how high and when the two bullets passed the gas port and the bolt started unlocking, the pressure was still so high that...
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    09-17-2017, 09:10 PM
    i will take a SWAG. My theory: You had an uncharged round, so when the primer went off it pushed the bullet down in the throat area. You pulled the charging handle, chambering another round. You might have a bulge or you might not if the point...
    72 replies | 1885 view(s)
  • rockrat's Avatar
    09-17-2017, 05:19 PM
    Look up Sabatti double rifles. People had problems with their guns as many were regulated with the "grind muzzle" option. Might shoot great @50 and be two feet apart @100. I had a 45-70 that way.
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    09-17-2017, 10:46 AM
    Fellow at our local gun club varmint silhouette matches shoots an MVP on occasions. He has nothing but praise for it
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-17-2017, 04:33 AM
    ................The Ampco nipples are made of Beryllium Copper. I use them in my Whitworth and Rigby muzzle loading .451" match rifles. They last a lot longer then any steel nipple, but are not as long lived as a Platinum lined nipple. Just much...
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    09-15-2017, 11:30 AM
    Why not lee-menting? Using a bit of the aluminum type chimney tape. Tried it one time and got about 0.002" over in boolit dia with just a bit of out of roundness. My 429421 4 cav. goes at .433", using ww + a bit of copper (0.018%) and fairly...
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    09-14-2017, 09:00 PM
    To me there is a bit of flex in the shell plate. I run the die down till it hits the shellplate and then maybe 1/32 to 1/16th of a turn farther.
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    09-13-2017, 06:57 PM
    Thats a DuPont can
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-13-2017, 04:16 AM
    ..............Speaking of CNC, a good friend used to run the night shift for a small plant just south of me. They had a big order for door latches for Aluet or Alluett (French helicopter outfit). Two well paid people are the programmer and the tool...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-13-2017, 04:06 AM
    ............Odd. My 38-55 model 1893 Marlin made in 1908 hasn't given me any problems at all, and it's OLD. Works every time :-) ...........Buckshot
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    09-12-2017, 06:19 PM
    Beats my local yard. $0.85 to buy from them, $0.08 to sell to them
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-12-2017, 03:20 AM
    ............A couple of years ago I bought a used S&W M25-5 revolter, and was mentioning to my pal 9.3x62Al that the accuracy didn't seem to be up to par. As an aside I have an old model Ruger stainless Vaquero, a Rossi M92 rifle and a Miroku M92...
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    09-09-2017, 11:44 AM
    Just know you live near the fires in Oregon down by Bonneville dam and wondering how you are doing. Hope they are not too close to you. Can't believe the 15yr old who started the fire with fireworks wasn't charged (last I know of)
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-09-2017, 03:40 AM
    ...........Another excellent source is Curt at Hardcastle Machine: http://www.hardcastlecustommachine.com/ .............Buckshot
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-09-2017, 03:02 AM
    ..............I'd post this request on the Muzzle Loading forum. I'll bet someone there has a similar mould and should be able to give you the thread pitch. Some SP pivot pins have an enlarged shoulder under the head for the SP to bear against...
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    09-08-2017, 01:54 PM
    Congrats, glad to hear things are going well I have my first grandchild due in a few weeks
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  • tdoor4570's Avatar
    09-07-2017, 09:08 AM
    Why does something like this come up for sale when I can't afford it
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-05-2017, 02:09 AM
    ..............The original cartridge for the rifle was comparable to the 308 Winchester/7.62 Nato. I had a MAS 36 and converted it to 45-70: I shot loads approaching the .458 Winchester. The buttstock has a 12.5" pull, so let me tell you,...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-03-2017, 03:02 AM
    ..............I nor any other caster would think it unusual to have that. Besides, it's a 'tangible' and has value like any other tangible such as Gold, Silver, steel, aluminum, glass, etc. ...........Buckshot
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-01-2017, 04:57 AM
    ..............If you have a machine shop close by you could ask them if they'd check the cylinder for you. I'd walk in with just the cylinder on the yoke and not the whole revolver :-) I have 2 Victory model Smiths and they both will pass a .361"...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    08-29-2017, 01:01 PM
    Just my 2 cents worth: The Remington 700's are designed to be as modular as possible. The same action will feed 30-06, 8mm Mauser, 300 winmag, and 458 Winmag, simply by using the correct combination of magazine box and follower. It is rarely wise...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    08-29-2017, 03:30 AM
    ..............When certain things disappear, or are no longer easily available the price ALWAYS goes up, because a late comer with $$ will pay a bit more for one. Without getting too far afield, and dealing with not only firearms, CONDITION is...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    08-29-2017, 02:58 AM
    ...............This post has nothing to do with the shortening of the action, but in response to Red Elks' interest I'll post the below info. This was from a M1894 Brazilian SR action made by FN. I had it rebarreled to 35 Rem and put in a $39 (at...
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    08-26-2017, 12:21 AM
    Maybe add some vanilla extract to cover up the smell.
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    08-25-2017, 05:38 PM
    Don't know if this helps, but I use a set of 284 win dies to size, a 45 acp expander die, and put a slight crimp on with the seating/crimp die, then back off the 284 die and hit it lightly as kind of a taper crimp die. So far, no problems
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  • tdoor4570's Avatar
    08-24-2017, 05:59 PM
    Just as easy and cheep to make your 8mm mauser brass from 270,260,280 3006. brass that is what I did and it works just fine
    5 replies | 240 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