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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    09-22-2018, 05:21 AM
    Push feed bolt guns have not been around as long as the Savage 99 platform so it is difficult to make a true comparison. However, if both systems receive equal treatment and volume of ammo, I doubt three generations of users could wear either one...
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    09-21-2018, 03:32 PM
    Dan Cash replied to a thread Starline 30-30 in Leverguns
    Resize the .30 WCF and trim if needed = .32 Win Special. What is not to like?
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 01:30 PM
    I am looking for a suitable .22 to loan a couple of neighbor boys ro shooting in our .22 BPCR matches. When Henry announced their single shot, my heart quickened but once released, the urge quickly passed. Too heavy and terrible trigger. I will...
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  • one-eyed fat man's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 10:22 AM
    Lyman 358071, 145 grain round nose (.360 as cast), a .030 card wad, on top of 12 grains of GOEX FFFg, manages about 650 fps and is quite accurate in an 1894 vintage Iver-Johnson Safety Hammerless. It'll knock down "Pepper Poppers" without trouble...
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  • Boz330's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 08:56 AM
    Boz330 replied to a thread Euroarms M1861? in Muzzleloading.
    PB Blaster also removes rust. I had a buddy who use to use it to keep his canon bright. Bob
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  • Boz330's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 08:51 AM
    Every one says that you need a binder for screened powder or it will revert back to meal but I have some screened powder that is at least 5 years old that is still intact. Now I haven't tried to load it but I have it in a clear plastic jar and it...
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  • Boz330's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 08:40 AM
    I believe that Starline makes 40-70 brass and it is properly marked. I did a 40-50 last year and it was a real learning process making brass for that puppy. Now that I have some though I'm really happy with it. Bob
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  • Boz330's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 08:55 AM
    I do the same, mainly because I have it around the shop for other purposes. Typically I'm not in that big a hurry though. It actually helps more for screened powder, but I have used it for both. Bob Bob
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 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
    09-18-2018, 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.
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  • Dan Cash's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 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.
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  • Boz330's Avatar
    09-17-2018, 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
    09-17-2018, 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
    09-17-2018, 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)...
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  • 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...
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  • 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,...
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  • 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
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  • 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 | 346 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...
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  • 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
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  • 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 | 326 view(s)
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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
GC Gas Check