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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:43 PM
    On the new SS one that my friend has I can't real comment. He has only shot it on a limited basis and he has never real rung it out for accuracy.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:37 PM
    I am looking for and adjustable rear sight for an HD. If that is one of the items you have as a spare maybe we can work something out. http://www.histandard.info/manuals/ord/ http://www.histandard.info/
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    Yesterday, 02:19 AM
    A friend has a SS one. Finish isn't as nice as my blued Monson's but machining is better.
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  • marlinman93's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 08:44 PM
    Since the base band is the one that seals the bore, I've reamed out the base band on several molds to make them seal in the bore better. Opening up just the base band will get you where you need to be, and often avoid chambering issues too. I have...
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    06-18-2018, 06:05 PM
    Yes MVA is offering complete finished receivers, plus all parts for a High Wall. I've purchased parts from them and both price and workmanship are great! http://montanavintagearms.com/winchester-parts/
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    06-18-2018, 11:32 AM
    MVA sells all the High Wall parts you'd need new. So changing calibers isn't an issue and you could simply set your extractor aside with the original barrel if rebarreling.
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    06-17-2018, 03:58 PM
    I'd second the .40-65, but only if the existing bore isn't so bad that it would not clean up to be a .40-65 caliber. If it wont clean up then I'd consider going back to .38-55 caliber. A favorite of mine, and one of the great old calibers.
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    06-10-2018, 11:20 AM
    I would heartily agree! I don't believe the Stevens marked ".44 Shot" are done on the Stevens 44 action. They are a tip up design and I believe they were similar to the Favorite action. I just sold one of these, and they are highly collectible if...
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    06-08-2018, 02:31 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Primers???? in Our Town
    For most handgun and shotgun whatever is cheapest. For rifle and pistol competition whatever groups the best. For serious accuracy you have to test each lot.
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    06-08-2018, 12:42 PM
    I collected every scrap of lead I could get during my working career, so finding lead wasn't an issue when ammo got scarce. I have somewhere around a ton of pure lead. I used to get wheel weights from my local tire store also, but newer wheel...
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    06-08-2018, 12:36 PM
    Heavy octagon or round barrels will hold their accuracy better as they heat up vs. lighter barrels. But how much better they hold depends on how much heavier they are. Guns I've owned with accurate lightweight barrels would begin to string shots...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    06-07-2018, 11:42 PM
    Thanks going to order a couple.
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    06-07-2018, 08:53 PM
    Pedersoli 1885's are impossible to find too! Plenty of Uberti 1885's though, and all sorts of calibers and configurations.
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    06-06-2018, 12:10 PM
    I think that Simpsons is a very good source, but also needs to be checked often, and maybe even contact them to ask if they have any new guns coming in? A phone call might save you a lot of checking if you can get a time frame when they get new guns...
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    06-05-2018, 06:23 PM
    Just a little video my friend took last year at our annual long range fun shoot. I had just received the Cleave breech seating tool from Jerry Cleave, and it works very well. Looks a bit fussy in the video because the gun is sitting in cross sticks...
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    06-05-2018, 12:10 PM
    I have a little hotplate and double boiler I got at Walmart cheap. Keeps my lube making out of my wife's kitchen, and me out of trouble!
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    06-05-2018, 12:06 PM
    Both great guns, so I'd choose the one that looks the best. If they look identical, then the lower priced one.
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    06-02-2018, 08:22 PM
    I use wood tints purchased at my local Woodcrafters store. They are designed to go on after all the sanding and finish work is done, and work very well indeed. I have various browns and reds and they aren't cheap at $22 for a 2 oz. bottle, but they...
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    06-01-2018, 12:21 PM
    Found some MVA Win. style inserts and a spirit level clip in my sight parts. The MVA insert needed a small amount of material removed from the base and it fit right in the Ballard globe sight! So it's on now and should make shooting much better with...
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    05-31-2018, 11:37 AM
    Thanks Al! If I can ever locate inserts for my spare windage Ballard globe front sight, I'll take that globe off and install my windage globe instead.
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    05-30-2018, 05:06 PM
    Got the shine knocked off the palm rest I built. Now it needs to cure for a few weeks before I can buff it up to match the stock finish. Also dug into my scope bases and found two that fit the D&T holes in the Schoyen barrel. Mounted up the...
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    05-29-2018, 07:34 PM
    They'll go well with others I have with Winchester barrels, and Zettler Bros. barrels Charlie! So far no in fighting, or noises coming from my safes! But I do appreciate your most generous offer, and if things get noisy in the safe I'll be...
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    05-26-2018, 04:52 PM
    Rotometals sells pure lead scuba diver ingots. https://www.rotometals.com/lead-ingots-wire/
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    05-26-2018, 04:13 PM
    Had a few chips missing from the #6 Schoyen Ballard's forearm. I really am not fond of fixing little slivers, and big chips are much easier! But I carved up some scrap walnut and fit it into the areas missing wood. Then mixed up some two part clear...
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    05-26-2018, 11:59 AM
    No. I use even softer 25:1 mix in all my single shots and don't have any leading issues. I started shooting softer bullets to save buying more tin, and it's worked so well that I never went back to harder bullets. If you have wheel weights, I'd...
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    05-25-2018, 12:06 PM
    I pan lube and also use my Lyman lubrisizer. But I prefer to shoot as cast pan lubed vs. running them through my lubrisizer. I've had the occasional bullet tip over in the pan, and fumble to try to get them out with large tweezers or needlenose...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    05-25-2018, 03:09 AM
    Enjoyed your post. That is not the first time I have heard "You should not shoot anyone you can get someone else to shoot for you."
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    05-24-2018, 10:18 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Pet 223 Loads in Reloading Equipment
    Hornady 40 gr. Vmax or Nosler Ballistic Tip over 27.5 grains of H335. This is the closest to a magic load I have ever found. Shoots outstanding in everything.
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    05-24-2018, 12:38 PM
    By coincidence a friend of mine bought an original Winchester Low Wall in .32-20 at the CGCA show in Denver last weekend! His has a single set trigger and 30" #2 full octagon barrel, but otherwise very similar to your clone. So I guess the idea of a...
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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