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    Today, 01:40 AM
    Hey Enfield: That looks really good. I also made an all metal peep sight a while back but because of my eye sight I keep drifting back to a scope. Just recently I actually designed a 3D printed peep sight as well. It's that 3D printed Peep...
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    01-16-2019, 10:18 PM
    Thanks Markopolo: Dreaming it up and drawing it up is the easy part for me; it's machining it so it ends up looking like my drawings that's the tricky part for me. I just need to take my time but, taking my time is hard for me too. I'm so...
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    01-16-2019, 12:11 PM
    I couldn't agree with you more. HollowPoint
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    01-15-2019, 05:16 PM
    What really gets my attention are the prices of these after market K31 scope mounts. If they are charging what they're charging for their scope mounts, I wonder what they would charge if they had come up with a design more closely similar to mine?...
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    01-15-2019, 02:41 PM
    That's an even simpler design with a similar ejection setup as the RockSolid design. I think I'd prefer that latter design for the sake of simplicity but being the cheap-skate that I am, the $119.00 plus shipping price tag would still drive me to...
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    01-15-2019, 12:44 PM
    I'd love to be able to shoot my K31 with the factory iron site but my eye sight has gotten to the point where even the peep sights that I was using really didn't allow me to get the accuracy I was once able to achieve with a good set of peep sights....
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    01-14-2019, 09:25 PM
    I have an older version of SolidWorks. I bought a laptop few years ago from a retiring engineer. The laptop had the software on it and I never bothered uninstalling it. I eventually figured out how to use it well enough to start drawing up stuff...
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    01-14-2019, 07:12 PM
    I had to go looking for them back in the photo archives I had uploaded back when I made the last iteration of this scope mount. The pics below give you an idea of how this type of scope rail was made to fit. You'll be able to tell by comparing...
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    01-14-2019, 05:03 PM
    I had already made up one of these a while back but I ended up having to alter it to fit my K31 after I'd rebarreled and rechambered it. Now that I reverted this same K31 Rifle back to its' native chambering, I couldn't use the previously made...
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    01-11-2019, 05:50 PM
    ... :Fire: Cast Boolit Member Special... I have three new sets (3) 44PB cal (plain base) Checkmakerô Gas Check Forming Die Sets in stock Plain Base dies use thin metals and perform like gangbusters with beverage cans. Leading is...
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    01-09-2019, 05:05 PM
    Have a set of Auto Mag reloading dies that were used once available. PM if interested.
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    01-09-2019, 04:36 PM
    I'm still slowly accumulating the funds for this project. I'm hoping for some kind of tax refund this year to help me along. The longer I have to wait the more options run through my mind. I still have my eye on the 6.5 PRC chambering but I...
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    01-07-2019, 09:52 PM
    It sucks getting old; even though eyesight problems aren't necessarily always age related. I had recently switched one of my military surplus rifles back to factory iron sights so I could try different suggestions that would allow me to see the...
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    01-06-2019, 03:08 PM
    I like the concept. I've been using a little manual trickler and a digital trickler for a while now and one of the peevs I found with both are that when I'm down to the last few kernels of powder to make an exacting charge drop, both types of...
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    01-03-2019, 04:49 PM
    HollowPoint replied to a thread PCP Scope? in AirGuns
    I bought a couple of cheapies off of Ebay. I think they cost about 36 bucks including shipping. One is a CVLife scope that is 8x40. I have it mounted on my Umarex Gauntlet. The other scope is a Trinity Force. I think it's an 8x16. I was going...
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    01-01-2019, 08:15 PM
    I'm just waiting to get all my ducks in a row so to speak before I pull the trigger on this project. I don't want to have to spend any more than I have to and still end up with a quality end result. I'm thinking I'm going to have to build myself a...
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    12-31-2018, 08:42 PM
    Yea; I'm surprised that they skipped the 7mm variant for this Hornady PRC line of cartridges and went straight to the 300 PRC instead. If these new caliber offerings catch on I'm sure that if someone hasn't already done so, a necked up to 7mm from...
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    12-31-2018, 05:19 PM
    Thanks Texas: that's what I was hoping to hear. I just needed some confirmation first. After checking ballistics charts and recoil charts and such I think I'll go with the PRC. Taking game at long range is all well and good but whatever...
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    12-31-2018, 03:10 PM
    Next year will be the first year in a long time that I have more free time than work time. I retired in August of this year but I've been working like a dog to finish up all my previously scheduled work. I'll have it all done and I'll be a free...
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    12-27-2018, 08:57 PM
    I couldn't agree with you more. A couple of days ago I may not have agreed with you; mostly out of ignorance. Fortunately my Lyman digital powder measure came with just such a weight gauge so I was able to use that 20 gram weight to cross...
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    12-27-2018, 08:47 PM
    A couple of years back I got a wild hair up my butt and decided to rebarrel and rechamber my K31 from the native 7.5x55 Swiss to the 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser. I did it mostly because when I did my initial internet inquiries as to how it was done or if...
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    12-27-2018, 05:07 PM
    I recently reverted my rebarreled and rechambered K31 Swiss rifle back to it's native 7.5x55 Swiss cartridge. I still had the original barrel so it was a simple matter of putting it back on. This rifle in its' original configuration was a tack...
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    12-27-2018, 11:59 AM
    Ok, I'm just messing with you. You want to see Ugly; here you go. And this was taken back when I was in my late thirties. Just imagine how I must look now. I would never put you guys through the trauma of having to look at me now.:p ...
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    12-24-2018, 11:35 AM
    My 30 caliber can works well on both my 6.5 swede and my 223s. I originally bought it for my .308 but have since sold that rifle but, it also works well on my necked down 303 british. I'll qualify that by stating that I've never tried any other...
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    12-22-2018, 08:53 PM
    Thanks JS; After posting this topic I kept searching for info online and came across a YouTube video that confirms your comment. It's kind of a relief cause I hate buying stuff I can make myself. I should have looked a little harder before...
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    12-22-2018, 06:15 PM
    I recently picked up one of these little dohickeys including the attachment that you mount to your calipers. I had made my own a long while back but it wasn't really made with any kind of exacting tolerances so I decided to buy one of those lock...
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    12-22-2018, 12:05 PM
    HollowPoint replied to a thread NOE 22 cal Hunter Mold in AirGuns
    I know that NOE is in the business of making mold but, in the case of such a small pellet like the .177, would it be possible for them to machine a stand alone pellet swage in that caliber? They could still make an adjustable pellet mold but such a...
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    12-21-2018, 08:50 PM
    HollowPoint replied to a thread NOE 22 cal Hunter Mold in AirGuns
    I look forward to your write ups on these pellet molds. I'm hoping for the best. HollowPoint
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    12-20-2018, 10:39 PM
    HollowPoint replied to a thread NOE 22 cal Hunter Mold in AirGuns
    I knew this was going to happen. Just as I spend the money that I had allotted for the purchase of this particular pellet mold then they finally have it on the shelves. Oh well. It's going to have to wait till after Christmas some time now. ...
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I joined as a semi-newbie. Now I've been here long enough to consider myself knowledgeable about bullet casting.

With the help of some of the more experienced bullet casters on this site, I've developed some tools and bullets for my own personal use. Among them are a Soft-Pointing tool, Boat-Tailed Gas Checks and dies, Air Gun Pellet Swager, Match-Grade Air gun Trigger, K31 scope mounts and a few other things I've posted about.

The learning never ends and the ideas keep coming. Unfortunately for me, there isn't enough time in the day to tackle them all.
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What the world calls "Global Warming", we in Arizona call "Summer Time."
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Hunting, Fishing, Reloading,Tinkering, Inventing
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I'm a self-employed auto upholster by trade. Also an automotive after-market products installer

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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