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  • marlinman93's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:32 PM
    I'm in the same situation too. I do all the draw filing, polishing, and as much work as possible on my gun builds. But when it comes to fitting and chambering a barrel I have to get someone to do it. It's usually around $150-$175 for this work, and...
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    Yesterday, 04:21 PM
    Since the Uberti is based on the #2 Rolling Block action, it is strong enough for factory .44-40 loads. It's modern steel, and the original #2 was offered in some pretty warm cartridges like .32-20WCF and .38-40. So I wouldn't worry about your...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:19 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    Yes it will feed the very long bullets used by the long range competitors out of a 308 length mag. With the .260 using the same long bullets the mag runs out of space.
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    10-12-2018, 09:38 PM
    I'd look into Borchardt Rifle Co. barrel blanks. Extremely accurate, and cheaper than even some economy priced barrels. http://www.brcbarrels.com/
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    10-12-2018, 10:12 AM
    Not a fan of short barrels on a single shot, especially with iron sights and the rear sight on the barrel. Makes for a very short sighting radius, and not conducive to great accuracy, even if the gun is very accurate. I wouldn't saddle myself...
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    10-10-2018, 11:21 PM
    Ditto. I did one in .40-65 on an original action, and the next one will be one of those two calibers. I'm also doing one presently in .40-50SS which is a caliber I love. Easy to form brass from cheap .303 British, and very close to the .38-55 in...
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    10-10-2018, 12:21 PM
    I had a good friend I worked with and he asked me to meet him at his dad's place years ago to see his dad's guns. We met there one day and his dad had two guns that had been in the family since new in the 1800's. One a gorgeous 1873 Winchester in...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-09-2018, 11:52 AM
    Sometimes they fit but normally they require fitting . http://www.ktgunsmith.com/45acp_cyl.htm
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-09-2018, 11:49 AM
    In the early 1900's it was very common for competition shooting. It greatly reduces fouling. Most BP competitions do not allow it today. http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?137201-Black-powder-duplex-loads
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    10-06-2018, 11:20 AM
    Sitting is a huge advantage over prone for comfort, and ease of felt recoil on your shoulder! Most guns with some recoil hurt more in prone where your body doesn't move to help absorb the recoil. But sitting with cross sticks is very traditional,...
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    10-04-2018, 06:21 PM
    I will take the Lyman 4 Cavity Mold 357446 .358" 162gr SWC with nutcracker handles $65 Shipped USPS Priority mail medium flat rate box using PayPal. PM sent
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  • marlinman93's Avatar
    10-03-2018, 11:49 AM
    Sounds like a progression of interests that many have gone through. Starting out with modern guns that pour lots of lead downrange, and ending with cool single shot rifles that give us more enjoyment with their slow, methodical loading and shooting...
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    10-03-2018, 11:45 AM
    marlinman93 replied to a thread Brownie Bits in Single Shot Guns
    Page 199 of DeHaas' Single Shot Rifles and Actions shows the diagram and parts for your Davenport rifle. It's a backwards L shaped extractor that works by the bottom of the backwards L being pushed on as the action opens to extract cases. Copies...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-29-2018, 11:47 PM
    No disagreement. I love the.17 Mach 2. My favorite is a Magnum Research semi-auto with a Kidd two stage trigger, I also have the .17 Mach 2 in CZ's, Sako Quads and Contenders. That doesn't change the fact that the cartridge is almost dead. ...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-29-2018, 12:44 PM
    That is one of the primary reasons the cartridge is on life support. Dirty chambers in a shouldered rimfire in semi-auto don't mix so chamber dimension's between manufactures vary greatly. Between the case splits and slam fires ammo manufactures...
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  • marlinman93's Avatar
    09-29-2018, 11:09 AM
    That's half the fun of shooting old guns at the range. But it often cuts into shooting time in a big way! I've sometimes spent more time talking to guys about what I'm shooting and how I form brass, than I spent shooting that day!
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    09-29-2018, 04:59 AM
    Shot some prairie dogs and a couple of skunks with mine. It has been very effective on them.
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    09-28-2018, 09:25 PM
    Like most long range rifle competitors I mostly load on a progressive. We all have no problem holding 1/2 MOA out to a 1,000 yards with a progressive. To produce extremely accurate ammo the same steps have to be followed. Press type makes very...
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  • marlinman93's Avatar
    09-28-2018, 11:11 AM
    Don't sell the cartridge short! The .45 Colt can reach out there a very long distance if your gun is accurate, and you have a good long range tang sight. I watched my friend hit 1000 yd. dingers with his Uberti 1873 Win. clone in .45 Colt using a...
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    09-27-2018, 12:18 PM
    After all the years I've made up different cases for various oddball calibers, I still have fun fire forming brass. It still amazes me how easily brass shapes itself to a chamber and looks go good after a firing.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-26-2018, 09:11 PM
    Started reloading in at 9 or 10 years old for a re-enactment club. Loading about 50,000 rounds for them on a single station press. Reloading was never fun until I purchased a 1050.
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    09-23-2018, 07:53 PM
    Wow! I hope after nearly two years he's made up his mind already?
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    09-23-2018, 07:47 PM
    That explanation makes sense to me. I wont test it, but it certainly makes sense in theory, and should prove out. I know a fella who is a retired Winchester engineer, but not sure if he was there when the .375 Win. was developed or tested. I'll have...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 10:50 PM
    I have the same question. In the .556 I don't recommend a carbine length gas system. On my match rifles I extend the rifle length gas system 2". I have zero experience with the 458 SOCOM but everything I have read states the carbine length gas...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 09:11 PM
    That would be my point. Consumers rejected lower velocity of the 17 HM2. A low velocity 17 HMR load would fair no better.
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  • marlinman93's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 07:51 PM
    I totally agree with rules and consistency. But don't agree when the rules allow copies of older guns that aren't exact copies, while at the same time excluding other guns that are often even closer to approved guns. This smacks of bending the rules...
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    09-21-2018, 12:36 PM
    So you guys really are that picky? I understand not allowing guns that might give the shooter an unfair advantage. But being picky and not allowing an entry level gun that nobody should see as a threat seems just petty for no real reason. If a top...
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  • marlinman93's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 02:13 PM
    The Henry design is very similar to other break open rifles built pre 1898, and I see no reason it wouldn't be allowed? The tip up design is very similar to Stevens Tip Ups, and even more so to Wurrflein tip up rifles. Slightly different release on...
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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