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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    11-13-2018, 11:43 PM
    Seems to be another means of sapping my shooting money for a gizmo that is not needed.
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    11-13-2018, 11:33 AM
    What the heck is it supposed to do? Breach seat a jacketed bullet?
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    11-11-2018, 03:16 PM
    The Mauser is a stout shooter and I see no need to baby them but by the same token, they need not be abused. Factory level loads are not going to hurt it. If you fear breaking something through normal usage, don't shoot it at all.
    13 replies | 282 view(s)
  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    11-10-2018, 09:45 AM
    I have a commercial C96 shipped to the US 1906 but it is a .30. The gun is stout enough and handles 105 grain cast bullets with Unique. I don't recall the charge off hand but chronograph shows 1300 +/-. Fully equal or better than .32-20 and much...
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  • Boz330's Avatar
    11-08-2018, 02:18 PM
    If you have the MKIV it should be bigger than you mentioned. That would be about right for the MKI and MKII. The rifling has an odd number of grooves so it is difficult to get an accurate measurement without special equipment. You can rotate the...
    11 replies | 421 view(s)
  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    11-08-2018, 09:02 AM
    The technique used with any trimmer will determine the consistency of the cut. A couple trimmers on the market are such poor designs as to virtually defy an accurate or consistent cut.
    26 replies | 799 view(s)
  • Boz330's Avatar
    11-07-2018, 09:42 AM
    I'm getting ready for deer season and took my 40-50 out to check zero and do a little practicing with the home made powder and get some velocities since the case capacity is pretty small with the lighter powder. At 100yd the first 2 rounds were...
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  • Boz330's Avatar
    11-07-2018, 09:20 AM
    I went with reaming since that seemed to be the cheapest way to go and the turning seemed like it is more for a bottleneck case. Of course a lot depends on the reamer used for your chamber. I believe that Shiloh uses the PTG reamer. If you find...
    14 replies | 554 view(s)
  • Boz330's Avatar
    11-06-2018, 10:02 AM
    There are some issues with 40-50SS. I got a Shiloh last year in that caliber but you have to jump through some hoops to make brass for it. With the .408 barrels and using either 30-40 Krag or .303 Brit brass as the parent case you will need to ream...
    14 replies | 554 view(s)
  • one-eyed fat man's Avatar
    11-06-2018, 09:37 AM
    Heart for breakfast in deer camp. Neck roast for the crock pot. Steaks where practical. Part of the ground made into sausage. Tenderloins and backstraps for a Sunday dinner shared with good friends. Liver 'n' onions, cause I like 'em.
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  • Boz330's Avatar
    11-05-2018, 10:46 AM
    Thank you, I did the stock work on it and Vic Samuels the metal work and chambering. Bob
    19 replies | 1202 view(s)
  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    11-04-2018, 10:38 PM
    Gebirgsjeager has the only real solution to the problem. I am fortunate enough to have a couple Uberti/Cimarron single actions without the safety mish mash but sure would not accept anything else.
    14 replies | 695 view(s)
  • Boz330's Avatar
    11-02-2018, 12:39 PM
    I don't remember the load but 4759 gave me the best results with a 225gr boolit. Possibly around 18gr but DO NOT take that as gospel. That is a pretty low pressure load in a 303 Enfield though. Bob
    6 replies | 296 view(s)
  • Boz330's Avatar
    11-02-2018, 12:34 PM
    Sulfur basically lowers the ignition point of BP from what I have read. Unless you are shooting a flintlock it probably doesn't make much difference. One US Army Tech Manual on improvised munitions describes making powder from sugar, ferric oxide...
    2295 replies | 559899 view(s)
  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    11-02-2018, 08:45 AM
    Dan Cash replied to a thread Pan Lubes in Boolit Lube !
    My pan lube is 50/50% bee wax/neatsfoot oil by weight with a small amount of lanolin added to lmake the stuff sticky. Proportions are not critical; hot weather, a bit less oil perhaps. I stack bullets in a cartridge block of suitable caliber...
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    10-28-2018, 10:17 PM
    Oh my!
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    10-28-2018, 03:47 PM
    Very handsome. Look Indonesian or SE Asian.
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    10-28-2018, 03:38 PM
    I think you are not getting the breach lock raised far enough to engage the "Marlin Safety" firing pin extension, especially with the cast loads. Be sure that your bullet is not pushing into the rifling on chambering and check that the bullet is...
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    10-28-2018, 08:38 AM
    Personally, the idea of fighting your way to your rifle is keyboard commando BS. I carry a rifle in my truck nearly all the time but it would get used for varmints seen from the truck and I live in the country. You need to be proficient enough...
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  • Boz330's Avatar
    10-27-2018, 11:30 AM
    I typically throw out the first shot from a clean barrel for velocity and group size. In a normal match that shot is always high. Bob
    2295 replies | 559899 view(s)
  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    10-27-2018, 08:56 AM
    Springfield on this site operates Whyte Leather Works and makes some good holsters at a fair price. His are custom ordered but the delivery time is fast.
    29 replies | 1308 view(s)
  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    10-27-2018, 08:00 AM
    Dan Cash replied to a thread Papers in Smokeless Paper Patching
    Would not worry about it until perhaps Second Peter.
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    10-27-2018, 07:53 AM
    M1895 Win, .30-40 cal, 215 grain Accurate grease groove bullet paper patched. So far, medium antelope buck at 159 yards, 1 shot to neck. Deer season starts next month. I can't seem to draw an elk but the 95 would/will suffice for them all.
    88 replies | 3701 view(s)
  • Boz330's Avatar
    10-26-2018, 11:07 AM
    With the Pietta Remington and a RB about all you can get in the chamber is 35g by volume. I had Old Eynsford 3F loaded. Last year I tried the Lee 200gr RNFP for the 45 Colt, but don't remember how much powder I could get behind it. That has a...
    9 replies | 339 view(s)
  • Boz330's Avatar
    10-25-2018, 10:07 AM
    I had a scout scope mounted on this one in 7MM Waters. It will shoot dime size groups at a 100yd if I do my part. Easy to carry and light on recoil it would make the perfect starter deer rifle for a woman or kids. Bob PS; can you tell I...
    19 replies | 1202 view(s)
  • Boz330's Avatar
    10-25-2018, 10:00 AM
    There were a couple guys on here talking about using the Remington for hunting deer and I was wondering if anyone has taken one that way. I carry one as a back up if I need a close follow up shot although I'm finishing a Lyman Plains Pistol in 54...
    9 replies | 339 view(s)
  • Boz330's Avatar
    10-25-2018, 09:48 AM
    I use a 20 and 30 mesh screen. What stays on the 20 I call 2F and on the 30, 3F. I actually use a 16 mesh as well but that goes back in the grinder and what passes the 30 is re-corned. Not sure that the size is actually appropriate with commercial...
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    10-23-2018, 11:17 PM
    Dan Cash replied to a thread Sizing in Smokeless Paper Patching
    No reason at all. As cast is good if they will chamber. If you wet patched or got dry patches good and tight, the patch is "ironed " on already.
    2 replies | 276 view(s)
  • one-eyed fat man's Avatar
    10-23-2018, 02:36 PM
    Yep, except I turned the necks to make .30 Mauser from GI 5.56 brass 35 years ago. You really hated losing a case after all that work. It worked pretty good in the pistol, but it was troublesome when try to use it in a clip. Just enough difference...
    9 replies | 823 view(s)
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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