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    Today, 09:09 PM
    No sense in arguing about it when a test is so easy to do. Take a 12" ruler and lay it across a pivot point like a round pen. Place a quarter on each end so it balances. Now move one quarter half the distance to the pivot. Too get it to balance...
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    Today, 08:19 PM
    It is correct that at the die the ram force is the same. To get the same force at the die and ram with a shorter handle you need increase the pressure at the handle. This increased pressure is transferred to the pivot pin. In the case of a...
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    Today, 06:21 PM
    The longer the handle the more leverage you will have and the shorter the less leverage you have. That is simple physics. The claim that there will more load on the pivot is correct in the case of the pivot pin on a press, however, this...
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    Today, 11:15 AM
    The midrange shorter 3"-3.5" tall tang sights will get it to 500 yds. easily, unless the front sight was extremely tall. The Pedersoli vernier will make it, but the base length might be an issue with the curve of the BC's stock. I went with a Lee...
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    Today, 11:10 AM
    marlinman93 replied to a thread Rifle Value in Single Shot Guns
    Thanks. The straight grip is a real Sporting Rifle action, while the pistol grip started life as a military action. I narrowed and thinned the top tang, plus adapted it to pistol grip lower tang. Then reshaped the hammer and breech block spurs to...
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    Today, 04:48 AM
    screw in archery inserts would be closer in size. https://www.3riversarchery.com/buy/arrows/arrow-building/inserts-adapters?p=Q&w=*&cnt=32&srt=0&pw=&af=cat1:arrows%20cat2:arrows_arrowbuilding%20cat3:arrows_arrowbuilding_insertsadapters&isort=
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    Yesterday, 02:33 PM
    For self defense full moon clips are a big advantage for double action 45 ACP revolvers. In single actions they are basically equal.
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    Yesterday, 11:37 AM
    Be sure to use a non hardening Loctite Blue on the set screw threads! Once you have it set, you don't want it to work loose and change the tension.
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    Yesterday, 11:33 AM
    Not the one I bought back then. Mine cost about $340 new back then, and it came with the Williams peep and a globe front sight. My local dealer didn't even know about the Buffalo Classic until I asked him to order one for me back then.
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    03-24-2019, 07:37 PM
    Those sights wont work on a BC unless you do some reworking. The BC has no tang, and nowhere to mount a tang sight. The factory BC sights were the Williams rear, but the globe front was too tall causing the guns to shoot low. I solved the issue by...
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    03-24-2019, 05:52 PM
    Just look at the base of the die. You can see the carbide ring or lack of.
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    03-24-2019, 05:44 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Help Needed in Cast Boolits
    Some good info here: http://357shooter.blogspot.com/2011/02/extensive-mould-mould-temperature-test.html http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?251386-Bullet-casting-decision-tree-for-troubleshooting ...
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    03-24-2019, 12:34 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Help Needed in Cast Boolits
    Thanks for your service. I worked B's, E's, H's and a couple of J's. They have came a long way since the A's. I don't have any 2 cavity Lees and I don't remember how they vent. Since it's mostly one cavity it could be a venting issue.
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    03-23-2019, 11:57 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Help Needed in Cast Boolits
    You didn't state why you are rejecting them. If its for incomplete fillout the mold is too cold. Aluminum cools quicker than steel. Aluminum also has a narrow temperature range than steel. Speeding up your cadence or using a hot plates should...
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    03-23-2019, 04:52 PM
    8mm Remington magnum case necked down to 7mm is what the STW is based on. 300 Weatherby and 300 H&H brass will work but I believe both require fireforming to be complete.
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    03-23-2019, 04:05 PM
    The #2 was not a huge seller for Remington, but that wasn't because of any flaw in the design. In fact the lower sales were due to the cost of making such a unique Rolling Block version. The #2 was based on the existing Rolling Block pistol design,...
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    03-23-2019, 01:01 PM
    #2 Rolling Blocks wont get what a #1 1/2 will get, but that's a very nice #2! I'd be all over it for $500, even in .32RF! I personally think it's worth more than $500 from what I see of #2 prices at shows. I'd say it would be around $700-$750 on...
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    03-23-2019, 12:56 PM
    marlinman93 replied to a thread Rifle Value in Single Shot Guns
    I see Rolling Block customs run the gamut in how well they're done, and what the prices are. So without pictures, it's impossible to say it's value. If it's well done, which to me means the receiver is nicely case colored, and barrel rust blued....
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    03-23-2019, 12:42 PM
    Nice find! Pics?
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    03-22-2019, 09:43 PM
    If kckid101 doesn't take Texas by God tools I will.
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    03-22-2019, 09:10 PM
    http://www.salespider.com/b-169195906/w-e-brownell-checkering-tools These are the W.E. Brownell full-veiw style handle (not related to Brownells Gunsmith Supply). I prefer this style handle. You don't need handles but they sell cutters also. ...
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    03-22-2019, 07:10 PM
    On Browning's high gloss finishes they use polyurethane. Not sure on the 1895's. I am fortunate to have a dip tank that I use MEK for stripping epoxy and polyurethane. The above recommendation should work.
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    03-21-2019, 08:55 PM
    I have a really nice one with good case colors, and bluing. Perfect wood, and a Beech combination front sight too. It's in .22 Long, and I bought it from a seller at the Big Reno Gun Show. I gave $1450 and thought I stole it. But a .32 Rimfire is...
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    03-21-2019, 05:34 PM
    Yes it threads into the front of the breech plug. Other versions use carbide bushings. http://arrowheadsporting.com/breechplugs.html Not sure what a flash hole extension is but these systems do reduce and extend the flash hole. Once they erode...
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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