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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:23 PM
    A lot of the indoor ranges here only allow jacketed ammo some only "green ammo" and some require it to be bought on site. Most shooters are using these ranges so they never consider anything else.
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  • Kenny Wasserburger's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:30 PM
    Rainmaker, I wet patch and paper shrinks tight to the bullet. KW
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:39 AM
    A side mounted would work but would also be dependent on the width of the receiver compared to the sight. Maybe a redfield Olympic and mount made to center it? Another consideration is cartridge its chambered for as the beam across the action may...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:34 AM
    There is also a tubalcain ( Mrpete222) on you tube that does videos on home machining and techniques. an old shop teacher.
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    Yesterday, 08:28 AM
    Nice I used 3 1" x 2" x 6' maple .y leather pad is a loop over the tops with holes and pins in the top boards ( gives another place to adjust easy). The center pin hole is 3/4" dowel. I then laid out 2 5/16 holes 180* apart on edge of the hole...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    09-26-2021, 09:43 PM
    You might try a piece of steel banding it already spring tempered. as width gets wider it gets thicker. Cut out spring and drill if needed. the hard part hardening and tempering is done already.
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    09-26-2021, 07:53 PM
    Ive got a little 4 ounce ball peen I use for lay out work makes a nice light prick punch mark. But it still hurts when you get a finger. Very few know how to use a height gage, dividers or trammels any more Learning from a couple old tradesman....
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    09-26-2021, 05:53 PM
    You may need to trim after as the case may lengthen sizing down. I would also check neck thickness after. But with good lube it should be a pass thru 30-30 properly set sizer and done.
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    09-26-2021, 05:47 PM
    Glad to hear that they work Now your looking for some holes to drill. Now a good sharp scribe, lay out ink, center punches, and a small precision hammer
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  • country gent's Avatar
    09-26-2021, 04:30 PM
    The traditional cross sticks with a swivel will make a good rest but are slow ti set up. Use 2 sticks and a heavy o ring to make the tie. these can be spread open to adjust for height and the o ring rolled up or down also to adjust the vee on top....
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    09-25-2021, 05:12 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Welder in Our Town
    On heavier than recommended metal a preheat of the weld seam will help aid penetration and flow. It actually will help most welds
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    09-25-2021, 03:26 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Door Breaching tool in Our Town
    I have seen them made with what looks to be the adjusting link from a 3 point hitch. left right hand thread and a matching center crank and spread the door frame till the bolts release.
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    09-25-2021, 11:41 AM
    I would recommend a expander type die for the reason most brass varies and dies size on the small size then the expander opens up to desired dia. Most dies size to .002-.003 small then the bell expander open up to get correct tension. In this way...
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    09-25-2021, 11:21 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Welder in Our Town
    The old Lincolns are still available the newer inverter models are much lighter and easy to use. One big thing to arc welding is to keep the rods dry. The buzz boxes have done a lot of welding over the years. For limited use and lighter work you...
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    09-25-2021, 08:55 AM
    I have a set of 24" Starrett vernier calipers that have the points in them or setting trammels and dividers, That dates them. They never failed to pass certification. The life and usefulness of these tools is amazing. Even the mentioned mititoyos...
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    09-24-2021, 07:00 PM
    My oldest set of mitoyos calipers just started acting up. Will try a new battery. These are old enough the display isnt back lit.
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    09-24-2021, 10:51 AM
    I forgot to mention this bullet is patched with Seth Cole 55W paper. And wet patched, the water has a bit of rubbing Alcohol to speed in drying, also a side benefit of removing some of the sizing of the paper. The patches dry and shrink tight to the...
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    09-23-2021, 06:19 PM
    If memory serves me there is a spring clip on the back side that sets over the back plate and into a groove in the bezel, when removed the bezel and crystal lift off the top and the crystal can then be popped out or in.
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    09-23-2021, 06:10 PM
    I have read that there is a varnish or coating on steel cases to act as a "lubricant" and prevent corrosion, So after cleaning it will need to be replaced. I can for see faster chamber and die wear. You will also need a very good sizing lubricant...
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    09-23-2021, 08:52 AM
    country gent replied to a thread 300 Win Mag load???? in Our Town
    I use a Nosler 180 grn partition and IMR 4831 The older works very well in these big cases. The newer IMR 4831 short cut even better and it meters through a powder measure better. I was working with IMR 7828 with promising results also. Stick...
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    09-22-2021, 12:36 PM
    I believe that both the die retention nut and reservoir nut would be improved by converting to a bayonet type thread. 1/2 turn released and 1/2 turn locked. much faster and as secure. Like the die conversions being sold.
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    09-21-2021, 04:56 PM
    I am a mix on new or used, I will look at new prices and then the adds online sites and local auction houses or the item. O also on a machine tool not above buying and fixing or rebuilding. What I really enjoy is hand me downs from family. A few...
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    09-20-2021, 07:34 AM
    Most Stainless steels are corrosion resistant not prof. They will still corrode sometimes in different ways than chrome moly. I doubt the uncleaned storage ( this also depends on bullet lubes fouling and conditions) did it any good. The best...
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    09-19-2021, 10:06 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Tree Project in Special Projects
    Your lucky, None of the sawmills around here will cut a "yard or Fence row" tree here. to many chains nails and or fence.
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    09-19-2021, 07:48 PM
    Wonder how they would be smoked.
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    09-19-2021, 05:41 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Tree Project in Special Projects
    Great job. I wouldn't worry about the chips, You took what most would have thrown away for fire wood and made beautiful useful things.
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    09-19-2021, 08:59 AM
    .311 seems a little on the large size but may work. If you know the neck dia of your chamber then its much easier. Known chamber neck dia ( can get a good idea measuring a few fired cases). From this subtract neck wall thickness X 2 ( each side...
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    09-18-2021, 07:40 PM
    Another difference in reamers and drills are in the flute spacing. drills the flutes are evenly spaced while reamers moght be 4 or 6 flutes are offset a few degrees to help stop chattering, grabbing, and improve finish.
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    09-18-2021, 05:36 PM
    A drill can be made to work but it will be much more than modifying the tip. A drill cuts mostly on the tip the sides web holds it centered and has no relief to allow it to cut, the reamer has a 45 angle to center and remove the first bit then the...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    09-18-2021, 08:32 AM
    A lot will depend on your sons physical stature and strength, along with how you hunt. Hunting from a stand might be easier for him than stalking or driving. From the stand or blind rifle weight isnt near the issue as the others where the rifle is...
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I was a NRA High Power rifle competitor for 20+ years with the service rifle also Long Range. I am widowed and Have Multiple Schlrocis. Im just getting into Black Powder Cartridges and cast rifle bullets now. Also have shot alot of handguns Ipsic and Bowling pins with cast bullets.
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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
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