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Thread: 8x58RD from 45-90, CH4D Dies, etc.

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    8x58RD from 45-90, CH4D Dies, etc.

    I've had my Swede RB (1871) for a couple of years now and am just getting to it.

    I've always wanted a rolling block and a low wall.

    Now I just need a low wall.

    Good Lord! The carbon in the bore! It is as a coal mine!

    We'll fix that.

    I've got the LEE C329-205-1R mold. Cast some pure "dental" lead, pounded one into the muzzle, seems it be 0.323"

    QUESTION ONE: Should I assume this is the size of rest of the bore?

    QUESTION TWO: What else should I do to determine the bullet sizing die I need???? Star dies are $50 from Magma Engineering!

    I've got some Starline 45-90 brass coming in.

    QUESTION THREE: It is not clear to me how far down the case I should anneal this before I begin any case forming operations?

    I'm good at this stuff. I just need to know how far down to anneal it. I usually anneal to 650F using Tempilaq as an indicator; from experience this works well, and is well advised in the literature for most applications.

    I am only accustomed to annealing down to the shoulder junction.

    Help! Cecil Help!

    tanks

    mac

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    You need to clean the coal mine before slugging the bore. All you’re getting now are false readings.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fred2892 View Post
    You need to clean the coal mine before slugging the bore. All you’re getting now are false readings.


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    My Swede RB has a clean bore and I get the same reading, .323. what load data are you planing to use? Thanks, Steve
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    try some Hungarian 8x56 brass first if you have any. a lot less work I would expect.

    hey, watch where ya point that thing!

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    RERUN:

    1871 Swede Rolling Block 8x58RD

    I've got the LEE C329-205-1R mold. Cast some pure "dental" lead, pounded one into the muzzle, seems it be 0.323" Pounded one in from the chamber, same diameter. Having issues making them go further.

    QUESTION ONE: Should I assume this is the size of rest of the bore?

    QUESTION TWO: What else should I do to determine the bullet sizing die I need???? Star dies are $52 from Magma Engineering!

    ---> I am considering just going with a Star 0.325" die. THOUGHTS? <---

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    if you arent going for super accuracy,329 cast thru a 323 wont hurt anything ,so I d be inclined to save my money and maybe get a lee 323 mould for a lot cheaper......Sizing 329 down to 323 will hurt accuracy just as much anyway,but at least you have lubed bullets...and yes 325 would be good.

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