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    Today, 09:54 AM
    Harter66 replied to a thread Savage Rifle Build in Factory Rifles
    For your immediate situation I would suggest something more appropriate to target work . Perhaps the AT 1 series .
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    07-20-2021, 03:54 PM
    Harter66 replied to a thread chainsaw mill in Our Town
    We dropped coin on the HF 301 cc mill . First cuts took me an hour to reduce a 18" Pine log to 24 . The big bug is is the 9'3" cut length . I bought two 20' 333/16 angle iron and have 17'4" . It will make a first cut on 26" logs IF there aren't...
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    07-19-2021, 02:59 PM
    I have a 454424 with an HP mod I think I could dabble with the nose length there and duplicate the 423 at 230 . I wish Lee made a 452-230 RNFP like the 452-255 minus a band and groove or even the 452-252 SWC . Maybe a 454421 :)
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    07-18-2021, 04:43 PM
    Just a note , the 45 Colts I had would not feed RP brass whether new ammo or hand loads and it didn't matter whether they were brass or nickel either . I fussed with the polishing and all and sold the RP brass it was all sticky in the pistols anyway...
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    07-17-2021, 02:56 PM
    These tacky cool rifles have a certain appeal . I've always been a sucker for forged steel and walnut but there is a certain appeal in the fall in them bang it on a rock AR mod style too , I had a couple of kids that couldn't 10 feet off the road...
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    07-17-2021, 02:40 PM
    Ask twice what you think they are worth . They will get snatched or sit for a week knock 10% off every week until you get to 10% under what you think they are worth . They will sell or they won't . Write your ad so it sounds like you're selling...
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    07-17-2021, 02:21 PM
    I can't say what .1 will do with a 45-70 but it's probably real close to adding 25 gr to the bullet weight . Purely a mechanical point of view . It sounds like a throat , or rather lack of throat issue to me . That or your bullet is just...
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    07-16-2021, 09:15 AM
    The Governor HS Colts on the OD of the cylinder and full moon clips on the extractor . A friend bought a Governor several years ago and we split 100 clips from Revolver Supply at about 75 ea in hand . I have about 70 now and keep 6 boxes loaded...
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    07-15-2021, 11:55 PM
    I carried an SS Sec 6 about 3 years , a Taurus 66 for a season and a summer , a Blackhawk 5 seasons , and a XD40 for 2 yr of not hunting season in western central Nevada with talcum powder fine decomposed granite . The stuff will work into jeans...
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    07-11-2021, 06:50 PM
    What do have for 45 ACP ? I have 6-7 ".451" moulds , I've shot them all on paper done all the math for an H&G 130 , 45-200 SWC , Lyman round groove 454424 both as issued and with an HP , the NOE version no HP , 452-255 RNFP @265 gr Lee , a sized...
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    07-11-2021, 06:32 PM
    Not long ago I dumb lucked into 450+ RP for the same price as ACP range brass . I think it was $45 shipped ..... Did I mention dumb luck ? I also bought some new Star line here , NOS $25/100 I think .
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    07-11-2021, 06:25 PM
    Harter66 replied to a thread 98 action in Military Rifles
    I gave $25 for a Santa Barbara 98 bolt and receiver . Spent $85 for a hinged floor plate . $10-12 for a GI 2 stage trigger and sear . An under appreciated mildly eccentric gun smith gave me a take off 358 barrel he rethreaded from Arisaka to...
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    07-10-2021, 10:38 AM
    Got a 5.7FN die ...... That case is about right for a heavy weight 30 cal rifle . There's a lot of cutting needed to get it down to a 70 gr jacket . I'm way out of my pond here so disregard as needed .
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    07-09-2021, 09:58 AM
    Harter66 replied to a thread Price of 2x4 in Our Town
    2 yr ago we bought a 21016' to beef up an existing header when we opened up a whole room adding 3' to the arch way . Paid $14 for a good clean dead straight #1 Doug fir KDHT . We bought a sawmill the the yr before as we have more trees than...
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    07-09-2021, 09:37 AM
    Garandsrus , thank you for the help and solutions to this issue . Gentlemen such as yourself restore my faith in the folks here on CB in their genuine desire to help , guide , and occasionally provide a solution to an unusual , in the...
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    07-06-2021, 10:28 PM
    Thanks 3 44s I probably wouldn't have cut the back side of the cutter , I'd have cut the grind face . I think the Walmart diamond file is like $6 . I have a brand new Carborundum oil stone along with an Arkansas stone . I think I can do...
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    07-04-2021, 07:53 PM
    Pressman It is the same tool seen in TNsailerman's post . Country Gent I hadn't thought about a shop specialized in tool grinding or sharpening . With several high end machine shops , like Brodix heads , in the area there's bound to be at...
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    07-03-2021, 04:57 PM
    Its an old Herters collet clamp case trimmer , it was Dad's , associated memories blah , blah , etc . It is a one piece , 1/2" by 5" HSS 4 tooth cutter D&T to take reamers or pilots . I have the skills to eyeball and inch drill from about 3/16...
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    06-26-2021, 09:47 PM
    The bug with bushing dies is that the .264/8 bushings don't go out big enough and the 277 bushings don't small enough for a good fit for the .273 bullet . They stop at a bushing that would give me about .268 or .275 . Making an expander ball is...
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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"
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