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    Today, 09:00 PM
    If its all you have then he proves it serviceable and effective. On the other side a lot of westerns the stars could get 10-15 rounds off, never miss, and take out 4 bad guys in less than a second.
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    Today, 08:20 PM
    What would be interesting is to hang the barrel free and tap with a light brass hammer see if it is a ring or a thud. There is no way of knowing if it surface or how deep. When mounting new grinding wheel its hung on a screwdriver and tapped with...
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    Today, 04:49 PM
    Got the new LED upgrade for the hawkeye bore scope today. It is way brighter than the original mag light was and has a dimmer feature built in. Very nice unit fir well and has a push button switch instead of the twist on. On a side note It was...
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    Today, 03:41 PM
    I would also recommend the fine emery cloth or wet dry paper. start in the fine side and work slowly checking often. .0015 on a side isnt much to take off. A small strip if soft flannel or cotton cloth backed by a fine file and some rouge flitz or...
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    Yesterday, 02:00 PM
    I believe most if the all copper bullets are turned from bar stock thats very close to size. A screw machine would do but even better would be a multiple spindle machine, On the screw machine tolerances would be harder to hold, My guess is a small...
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    Yesterday, 08:38 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Is water the new oil in Our Town
    Not mentioned is all The ground now under concrete and asphalt. Cites with few green areas parking lots roads buildings all increase run off and lower what gets back to the water table. At one time all this area allowed rain to soak in, be...
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    Yesterday, 07:05 AM
    Black Powder produces less velocity per grain weight of powder Than smokeless or most subs. Hence the reason for the big cases. Most of the original rounds were in the 1200-1250 fps range and performance was increased thru increased bullet weigh,...
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    06-20-2021, 09:21 PM
    Depending on the machines you have available a piloted drill or counter bore will do. If a lathe is available then it can be set up indicated in and a small boring bar used. I would recommend plugging the bore with a couple patches below the...
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    06-20-2021, 09:16 AM
    Back in the day of NRA match rifles being bolt action, mostly win 70s and rem 700s the jewel was the trigger of choice for them. I have one in my pre 64 model 70 match rifle and its never gave me a minutes trouble. On its third barrel in 243.
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    06-19-2021, 10:32 PM
    All most all our hand drivers at work were on balancers to make them almost weight less for 8 hour shifts. A simple pulley mounted over the pot and one behind it. a length of cord and steel fishing leader on one end, and a powder can on the on...
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    06-19-2021, 10:22 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Nosy Neighbors in Our Town
    I am out in the country here but in Northwest Ohio its grown up a lot more. Its interesting in that these people moved to get away from the cities now want to change the area to just what they moved to get away from. This neighbor moved next...
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    06-18-2021, 05:31 PM
    A steel slug probably wont swell to seal the bore much being much harder than lead, even when anealed to dead soft. The plus is lathe turned as quick program change and profile shape size bearing length can be changed. Bonze brass or copper...
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    06-18-2021, 05:19 PM
    With shipping just under 200 dollars. Shipping from new york to ohio ups was 40 of that.But when I bought mine around 1989 it was $750 so Im still way under a new model
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    06-18-2021, 12:13 PM
    Got the Hawkeye bore scope out today mini mag lite was froze up tight. I called Gradient Lenses and up graded to the newer LED light source, This unit is adjustable and a whiter light than the mag light. My unit just made the newer threads so it...
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    06-18-2021, 12:05 PM
    Got out the bore scope today to use and mini mag light was is froze up tight so called gradient lenses and up graded to the led light source ( mine just made the new threads so it would work). The new unit is adjustable for amount of light and a...
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    06-18-2021, 09:51 AM
    Yes they all will work with brass cases, on the counter sinks you may need to "dull" them a little with a stone to stop grabbing and chatter. The counter sinks with the single hole thru work very well
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    06-18-2021, 09:46 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Nosy Neighbors in Our Town
    We ( my wife and I) both worked at the same place. A couple of the older ladies decided they had to inform her I was " keeping time with a lady from the can plant". Her reply was good hes leaving me alone then. After that the 3 of us went to lunch...
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    06-18-2021, 09:32 AM
    While not quit the same angle a 5/8 or 3/4" counter sink can be used with good results, The other plus to these is they normally have a 1/2" shank allowing them to be ran in a drill press. Another is a mounted grinding point....
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    06-17-2021, 05:39 PM
    Here is how I would start. Prep brass. uniform primer pockets and flash holes, trim to uniform length deburr and chamfer, anneal. seat primer Find the charge weight that fills case to base of seated bullet. Drop in case with a drop rube and...
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    06-17-2021, 09:32 AM
    If you go with the snug fitting plastic tube be sure to mark the mouth end as BP fouling has a horrible taste if you get the wrong end.[smilie=1:
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    06-17-2021, 08:27 AM
    I believe with high intensity rounds in the hepburn that the extraction may become a problem with upper end loads. A lot of the old single shots had weaker extraction than the modern actions.
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    06-17-2021, 08:19 AM
    I have seen some if this first hand at the nearest cabellas personally. I went up there a few years ago they had their pedersoli 74 sharps long range in sale. Told the salesman what I wanted and asked how many they had in stock. asked to see 3...
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    06-16-2021, 08:43 PM
    One way is to get out an old metal bucket. put a couple layers of charcoal briquettes in to then light add the brass wrapped in aluminum foil (add some strips of paper to burn off oxygen and reduce scale) add a couple more layers of briquettes and...
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    06-16-2021, 11:44 AM
    I use flat o-1 gauge stock for sprue plates. I dont normally harden it up but its ground flat and also dosnt warp as bad as some others when machining and thru use. I normally use 1/4" for the thickness better heat retention and bigger sprue.
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    06-16-2021, 07:57 AM
    I will give you some generic advice as I dont believe this is a decision any one but you should make. First you need to decide what if this is the only thing thats upsetting you. Literally go to a quiet place you are comfortable ( for me its a spot...
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    06-15-2021, 08:58 AM
    On my BPCR cases I sort by head stamp. When new They are trimmed primer pockets uniformed and flash holes deburred. I may check neck wall thickness to see what it is and how consistent. I have one rifle 45-70 with a righter neck area and it can be...
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    06-14-2021, 09:23 PM
    country gent replied to a thread any Farmall fans? in Our Town
    I had a cub f series woods belly mower, plow cultivators and the wheel weights. ad had several over the years. He drew up with a F12 and a super H at home. He had a 400 with wide front conversion, 504 Mounted 2 row picker on it most of fall, 706,...
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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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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