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    10-16-2018, 11:37 AM
    There is no way to rate the level of corrosive . It either it is or isn't. The matches are going to cause rust if you don't clean well. I use Ballastoll for everything to clean and preserve . I'm guessing the matches would work in 22 rimfire. You...
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    10-15-2018, 11:33 AM
    I have also done the same. I have a prime all kit and whats needed to make FA42/H48. I have heard about using matches for a long long time now. Mostly they didn't work. Now the way that has been presented here success is happening and was at our...
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    10-14-2018, 02:19 PM
    About a year. If I could find even the crappy super bang role caps,I could work with them. You start by soaking the caps in water. You know what comes next. You have no dots to lift off but there is a gray or pink charge you can still get on the...
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    10-14-2018, 08:47 AM
    I knew this stuff is corrosive 40 years ago. I deal with it. It's for (mostly) black powder muzzleloaders anyway. If you have good cleaning and preserving you will be ok. As to the danger,I work with only small amts. Less than half a thimble size at...
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    10-13-2018, 07:25 PM
    I'm at it again. This time I worked with Diamond brand strike on box matches. $1 at the Dollar Tree for ten boxes with 32 matches in each box. This time U.S. A. made. I powdered up 20 matches and wet scraped two strike sides. Combined with some...
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    10-09-2018, 02:43 PM
    The book matches could work but you only get one very small strip to scrape off. There are so many things to try we may never see the end of it. n.h.schmidt
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    10-08-2018, 08:31 PM
    I will give anything a try. What brand name Canadian matches are best,how to get them? The strike on box only matches have very good power if done as I have related. The mix in the percussion cap is only about as thick as thin cardboard.I have...
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    10-06-2018, 06:43 PM
    Hi again I have been doing more with the match heads. I have found if you dribble some alcohol on the strip on the box side. You can easily remove the stuff off nearly completely. This almost demands a wet mix to pack in the percussion caps. I...
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    10-02-2018, 05:21 PM
    I did read that too. That sounds like more work than scraping the stuff off the sides. I also don't want all that paper to clog the tiny hole in the nipple.I intend to see what happens when I combine all 32 heads with the two sides scraped off....
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    10-02-2018, 12:29 PM
    Yeh I read that . I want to make it work without and anything but what comes with the matches. So far it works. I have made a couple and compressed them on the drill press. They need to dry out first. I am using simply done matches red tips and...
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    10-01-2018, 06:23 PM
    Hi Fellow experimenters I thought I would give the strike on box match a try. I bought a package of 10 with 32 matches in each box.Cost $1.29 for the lot. Only one test so far. Sixteen matches scraped off and both sides of the box strike surface...
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    09-28-2018, 07:02 PM
    I think most of us do this because,It pleases us to do so. That's all it takes for me. Cheap ball ammo is going away everywhere We may have to get creative to keep shooting. n.h.schmidt
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    09-26-2018, 08:10 PM
    Welcome Trooperdan If you really want we can find some way to get you one of these. If it is made big enough for the Russian cases ,then it will be oversize for the smaller mauser size cases. It is easily possible to sleeve the smaller cases . That...
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    09-25-2018, 12:31 AM
    Man That is really cool. You didn't give the threads per inch or how long the threaded part. I hope it all works. I like early breach loaders. I have a repro percussion sharps carbine. It would not be that hard to make a few extra nipples if you...
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    09-25-2018, 12:18 AM
    It seams that there is little interest in this. Most will go for the other ways no matter if it works or not. Remember how hard it is to get others to understand how to lift the dots off the role caps. Easy to do and vastly better than punching...
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    09-24-2018, 11:32 AM
    You have it mostly right. With the plunger inserted you can take the tube out of the bucket. Air pressure will prevent the water from leaking out. Set tube on a solid surface and wack it. I got tired of missing and made a holder to save my hand. A...
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    09-23-2018, 05:15 PM
    I did not answer you about how the case seals. It is just gravity holding the case on the bottom. Remember with the plunger in the top air pressure keeps it from leaking. Also the sudden pressure rush seals it solid until the primer pops. The...
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    09-23-2018, 11:07 AM
    I Hope this works
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    09-23-2018, 09:39 AM
    I doubt it would be a problem. I think that is years old and of little interest now. The tube is made of SS but, any plain steel will do for the tube. I have found that the plunger needs to be fairly hard or it will expand. Rust is no problem if you...
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    09-23-2018, 08:22 AM
    Traffer and Marshall Many water type methods work at least sometimes. I have settled on this type. Its a tube six inches long .Almost 3/4" dia and drilled with a 9/16" drill. Drilled to a 1/2" short of all the way through. The bottom is squared off...
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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
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