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    Today, 08:20 AM
    Can't answer your question regarding the pressure differences but as to the rifling, Micro-Groove handles cast with the same facility as the so called Ballard. The bullet simply has to fit.
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    Today, 12:12 AM
    Check out the Hoke sight. Capable of extreme windage correction, easy to read graduations; stapp marked on both sides so good for right or left hand, comes with variable aperture eye disc. Disc has rubber ring to protect stock.
    3 replies | 55 view(s)
  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:25 PM
    Only advice I will offer is watch your pressure with 700X. It has a very thin line between just right and too hot.
    16 replies | 242 view(s)
  • Boz330's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:59 AM
    Pistol primers will seat even deeper. Federal primers are typically a softer primer. You might check the protrusion of your firing pin from the block and make sure that the hammer isn't hitting anything besides the firing pin. Also check that the...
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  • Boz330's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:48 AM
    As Joe said it is pretty much all here, short of going into commercial production. My powder doesn't come close to the commercial best out past 300yd. Under that yardage it does everything I need it to do and for the most part shoots minute of deer....
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:10 AM
    I will take: 3. Mags,Used,Nice Factory,Colt Government,380,7 Rd.1 Blue and 1 Stainless Both $32 Shipped PM sent
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 10:47 PM
    Doing all of this makes me think you seldom actually shoot anything.
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 07:49 AM
    Accuracy is essential but if velocity is insufficient, you don't have much; trajectory too high for the yound to be useful at various but undetermined ranges and too weak to be an effective killer on game. You can have velocity (2200 fps in Krag)...
    16 replies | 647 view(s)
  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    09-14-2018, 10:27 AM
    Not to discourage you but you are expending a lot of energy and money to re invent an inferior product. Get a Star on the high end or pan lube then push through size on the low end. I prefer the pan lube/push through system as I paper patch some...
    6 replies | 389 view(s)
  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    09-13-2018, 09:35 PM
    The 95 was made for smokeless cartridges even though some chamberings may have been transition cartridges. Bad bores do not come from using black powder, rather from the very corrosive primers used at the time. With the black powder cartridges,...
    12 replies | 313 view(s)
  • one-eyed fat man's Avatar
    09-12-2018, 10:25 AM
    I am pretty close to my Biblical allotment of "threescore and ten." I likely have enough lead to make it. "If by reason of strength they be fourscore," I will likely have to stock up if I keep shooting trapdoors, Martinis and Sniders.
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  • Boz330's Avatar
    09-12-2018, 09:06 AM
    Joe, You might try local plastic dealers and see if they carry what you are looking for. I use some plastic items in my work and there must be 5 dealers withing 25 miles of my shop. Bob
    26 replies | 752 view(s)
  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    09-11-2018, 01:32 PM
    Dan Cash replied to a thread Gas checks in canada? in Gas Checks
    I feel your pain. Get someone to make a FreeChex style gas check maker. You will make 1000 checks before you can finish your soda pop. No frustration either.
    14 replies | 314 view(s)
  • Boz330's Avatar
    09-04-2018, 10:51 AM
    It isn't for everyone, that's for sure. That is the reason there are Fords and Chevy's. Not to mention Rolling Blocks, Sharps, Hiwalls, ETC. Bob
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    09-04-2018, 07:26 AM
    If the ham handed work offends you, one solution only: NEW GUN. That means gunsmith finds an acceptable vintage 39, not a Remlin.
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  • Boz330's Avatar
    09-03-2018, 02:19 PM
    I like flying as a means of transport but Jumping out of perfectly good airplanes - I never really understood that ?????? I spose like riding a Harley - if you need to ask ya wouldnt get it. Started when I was 18, my first jump was also my...
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  • Boz330's Avatar
    09-03-2018, 08:59 AM
    When I turned 50 I was running 4 miles a day, guiding hunters out in NM in the fall and still jumping out of perfectly good airplanes. The stint between 50 and 60 saw a big drop in all of those activities. That was probably the biggest change in...
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    09-01-2018, 07:14 AM
    If the company still in business, "Tree Lounge" would be my pick. I fear heights but this thing let me go as high as the tree would allow with no qualms and it would climb a steel pole if needed. You can sleep in one with no chance of falling out...
    25 replies | 583 view(s)
  • Boz330's Avatar
    08-30-2018, 10:37 AM
    It all depends on your rifling twist as to what will shoot best. If it is a fast twist you want to slow those balls way down. The heavier REAL boolit would probably work better for a 50cal fast twist. Bob
    8 replies | 354 view(s)
  • Boz330's Avatar
    08-30-2018, 10:28 AM
    Every gun is a little different but when I was shooting Swiss I found the 2F gave a little better groups than either 1.5 or 3 in my testing.YMMV Swiss number granulations seem to be a little finer that the American made powders. This is me looking...
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  • Boz330's Avatar
    08-30-2018, 10:15 AM
    Comparing home made to commercial could be apples to oranges because of manufacturing process or the charcoal used or even the charcoal processing. Early on in my making of home made BP I tested a ML with weighed charges of home made pressed and...
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    08-30-2018, 07:34 AM
    Cheapest fix: Use a bullet with smaller tip.
    8 replies | 307 view(s)
  • one-eyed fat man's Avatar
    08-28-2018, 11:01 AM
    Another vote for the Lyman 55. It's grandfather, the Ideal #5 gets the nod for loading blackpowder cartridges. They have proven themselves over the years.
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  • one-eyed fat man's Avatar
    08-28-2018, 10:51 AM
    I like the Model M although I do not load for it. It has been flawlessly reliable and will shoot hand sized groups at 30 feet. The little .25s seem to fall clearly into two groups: gems like the Colt, Browning or Beretta on one hand or junk like...
    30 replies | 845 view(s)
  • Boz330's Avatar
    08-28-2018, 08:28 AM
    Sounds like fun. Unfortunately we have several local matches coming up at the same time. LR at Camp Atterbury, club match that Sun. and Friendship BPC match on Tues. Not sure Camp Atterbury matches will happen next year, attendance has dropped off...
    10 replies | 419 view(s)
  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    08-28-2018, 08:17 AM
    Dan Cash replied to a thread Marlin 336 question in Leverguns
    The Marlin "safety," works on the front side of the hammer to block it from the firing pin and would not interfere with cocking. Either dirt is obstructing something or perhaps action screws loose. Marlin is notorious for loosening and loosing...
    16 replies | 856 view(s)
  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    08-25-2018, 02:35 PM
    How are you getting the micrometer to measure bore diameter on your slug? The high ribs on the slug represent the groove diameter and .450 seems very small for a .45 rifle.
    35 replies | 1021 view(s)
  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    08-24-2018, 02:15 PM
    Dan Cash replied to a thread Sword and Shield in Special Projects
    Good for you; what an awsome prize for a little kid. Perhaps you can help her learn how to use sword and shield correctly so that she is more secure as she grows up.
    8 replies | 496 view(s)
  • Boz330's Avatar
    08-24-2018, 10:01 AM
    There are molds available that are tapered so that you don't need to seat the bullet so deep in the case. I'm shooting a Leeth/Gordon bullet that only seats about .250 deep. The Postel is around .600 deep IIRC. This is in a Pedersoli Sharps. ...
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    08-23-2018, 09:39 PM
    More go juice, aka propellant.
    30 replies | 845 view(s)
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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