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    Yesterday, 12:16 PM
    I have several of their products and they are very nicely made and finished. They made bushing dies vickerman style seaters a pope style decapper capper and press mounted push thru lube sizers. I just tried to find the website with a search and...
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    Yesterday, 11:22 AM
    I am still old school as to gunsmiths. A true gunsmith can re barrel a firearm from a blank. install a liner, fix most firearms. fit and or make a working part, inlett as needed. My old friend and smith passed away a few years ago. A good smith can...
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    01-18-2022, 06:40 PM
    Isnt the 617 a 22 rim fire? Thats going to be a long skinny boring bar to reach threw the ring and cylinder.
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    01-18-2022, 12:02 PM
    Very nice measure. Old school craftsmanship there. Bet there isnt a sharp edge to be found on it. Should be very smooth in operation
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    01-18-2022, 11:54 AM
    You might check the .1 grads against a steel ruler. 1/8 1/16 1/32 and 1/64 to see if they line up with .1 adjustments. If one does then a inexpensive general 6" scale cut to be ) then the grads each way to fill the spot. Set the scale up and zero...
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    01-18-2022, 09:50 AM
    The wood also determines what you need to do. A stock with a very open grain requires a little different technique than a close pored one. On a new stock I normally block sand to 240 320 grit the raise he grain 1-2 times sanding between. I then...
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    01-18-2022, 09:36 AM
    Not really a a true neck die but I use a mecham bushing die for my 40-65, 45-70 and 45-90 same body. No stem just the bushing to size to the right size. I have 4 set of bushings one for grease groove and one for paper patched in each caliber....
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    01-17-2022, 05:16 PM
    BJK I serve it just like those little butgers from White Castle with the onions and cheese on bun or bread. Only different is it dosnt take 6-8 for a meal LOL.
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    01-17-2022, 04:04 PM
    The band is a channelure (SP) it was rolled in at where the base of the bullet was to keep it from pushing back into the case feeding or in lever actions the recoil and magazine spring tension. As to the staining it is hard to remove once it is...
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    01-17-2022, 02:39 PM
    I believe both Noe and Accurate moulds give dimensioned drawings on their web sites. It might be best to look up the design you want and see what it is length wise.
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    01-17-2022, 12:59 PM
    Weathered a few snowstorms bad weather here at home couldnt get into town was running low on things ( not dangerously so) those few cans of Spam in the cupboard made for a nice change of pace in the meals. Spam died and fried then covered in eggs...
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    01-17-2022, 10:38 AM
    Some may prep their BP cases different than smokeless. Also the salts BP produce can be harder on brass.
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    01-17-2022, 10:13 AM
    When I was working with wax bullets if I primed first then seated them they would push out from the air lock created. Priming after seating cured this on this case. I am in no way saying to prime a charged case. Light neck tension deep seating...
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    01-17-2022, 08:56 AM
    Thanks, About where my loads are also. But in 45 caliber Im running 500-550 grn bullets.
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    01-16-2022, 02:16 PM
    Red Skeleton was big with Dad He seldom missed it. Lost In space, Star Trek,Buck Rogers. Daniel Boone ( sold a lot of coonskin caps over the years). The Beverly Hillbillies. More so the producers and director that strived for this level of...
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    01-16-2022, 11:51 AM
    A magazine article is the writers opinion more so usually. His views on the issue or subject ( look at the arguments between Elmer Kieth and Jack O Connor back in the day Those sold a lot of magazines) The new shooters have been regularly...
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    01-16-2022, 11:27 AM
    There are ways this can be done some are easier faster to sort when mixed. Notched rim with a small file. easy to see at a glance few tools required for this.One light to medium pass the length of a round jewelers file will make a very nice notch...
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    01-15-2022, 04:26 PM
    How about a pic of it or link to it? For years I had a mapp gas oxygen torch that did very good. Ir would get hot enough to silver solder small parts. It was expensive for the small disposable bottles though. When I bought my last torch I got a...
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    01-15-2022, 01:11 PM
    Most epoxies break down at the same temps as red locktite. depending on barrel weight and mass how you hold it while heating will make a big difference bet is with the break up and barrel down. Heat rises this way the heat is going into the...
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    01-14-2022, 07:23 PM
    It appears th e smith "blended" the barrel edge there to the feed ramp to relieve scraping rounds be chambered and smooth feeding. Other wise when the round comes up the ramp it will grab on that corner and lock up,
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    01-14-2022, 06:19 PM
    I find BP is more forgiving than smokeless to finding a good load. Did you happen to make note of the extreme spread shot to shot? BP usually turns in some impressive numbers and Im curious to see what the 22" barrel did compared to the longer...
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    01-14-2022, 03:57 PM
    Another little trick that helps is to soak in a copper remover for a few days put the disassembled die in so solvent can work from both ends. I would try the die cold from the freezer first since the brass will shrink more than the die body will ...
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    01-13-2022, 06:07 PM
    country gent replied to a thread Throat Realtion in Cast Boolits
    When a cast bullet is fired it compresses and swells. Unsupported it may not swell evenly and stay straight but when supported in the throat it stays square and expands evenly and accurately
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    01-13-2022, 01:02 PM
    Tazman, They arnt but a few miles from me originally out by Neapolis but I think they have moved over nearer to Delta now. Last I had heard they were adding in a show room to the new building. He is running cnc equipment and seems to know what he...
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    01-13-2022, 11:35 AM
    One of the handiest little hand outs is a decimal equivalents chart. Just a little plastic card about 3 x 5 with the decimal equivalents tap drill sizes metric, pipe taps. Most are 2 sided with one side inch and the other metric. These were made in...
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    01-12-2022, 06:27 PM
    Wally. 7/8 9 is coarse or national coarse 7/8 14 is fine or national fine. Most optics use National Extra fine threads or a special. The easiest way to tell is with a thread pitch gauge to check the pitch. A 6" ruler will show 8 tpi, 16, tpi, 32...
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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
GC Gas Check