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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:56 PM
    One thing to do is test each way weighed and as thrown. See what your rifle likes and does the best with. It takes a lot more variation with BP to get 100 fps than smokeless powder. The other os the mind end of it, If weighed charges give you...
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    Yesterday, 06:28 PM
    I still need about 15-20 sheets of 3/4" plywood and a bunch of 2 X 6s tor the new garages over head storage area. Want the added area and another layer of insulation. But will be waiting until prices come back down or I can grow enough wood for it
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    Yesterday, 06:18 PM
    I have several nose pour moulds and I think they vent better than base pour. The other "plus" is pouring the base first puts the largest amount of heat in the blocks first and since heat rises the blocks are heated more evenly. What I like about...
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    05-09-2021, 08:30 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Bronze boolits in Swaging
    I see several things with the bronze copper bullets. You will lose some bullet weight since a lead cored 180 grn is shorter than a solid 180 grn bronze bullet. Swaging force will be very high to get bronze to "flow", Bronze being harder wont...
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    05-08-2021, 09:03 PM
    Ohio Chuck, the 7 x 10 Harbor freight mini would do the job and come with the tools to make the fixture and do it. But it will be a little more fiddling around. There is the sherline much smaller and more cost but a true accurate jewelers lathe , ...
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    05-08-2021, 11:51 AM
    There are so many places to "change / improve" a cartridge. It could 1 of these slightly different body taper or shoulder angle, slightly different neck dia or length rim dia. The ackleys had the body taper and shoulders blown out when factory ammo...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    05-08-2021, 11:26 AM
    For a variation on the 38-56 case that rifle would need a 45-70 bolt face and extractor
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    05-08-2021, 11:21 AM
    country gent replied to a thread Tumbling or not! in Cast Boolits
    The old 38 spl 200 grn man stopper load was pretty effective in its day. It started tumbling almost on impact transferring lot of its energy to the target. While expansion at pistol velocities can be iffy at times tumbling of a long for twist bullet...
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    05-08-2021, 10:15 AM
    I have been told if you pry the knob off there is an adjusting screw in the stem to adjust the heat range if the pot. Ive never done it or had to but may pay to look. Roto Metals and MVA both sell 100% bar tin also
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  • country gent's Avatar
    05-07-2021, 09:56 AM
    You might contact one of the chambering reamer guys Manson, Clymer for a drawing of the cartridge. Some one had to grind that reamer
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  • country gent's Avatar
    05-06-2021, 09:34 AM
    Use a new pencil eraser and lightly rub the edges / surfaces, then use the point to lightly coat the surfaces with graphite
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    05-06-2021, 09:22 AM
    The bad hing is when the companies assists are totaled and all outstanding debts totaled up its divided between the between the claims, you get a percentage of the debt. Once they filed you now need an attorney to contact their attorneys handling...
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    05-04-2021, 07:42 PM
    recoil and slide movement combination, slide isnt seating the same from hand chamber to fired. Another area to look at is mags. Try leaving mag one short and shooting.
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    05-04-2021, 07:30 PM
    country gent replied to a thread I Hate Splinters in Our Town
    best I found for those fine scraper slivers was 600 grit sand paper, if you can see direction they went in.
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    05-04-2021, 04:39 PM
    country gent replied to a thread I Hate Splinters in Our Town
    Last summer ran a pine splinter into ball of my right hand. I got lucky as it didnt break off and pulled right out. But I bleed out hard for few minutes. Actually I think this is good for the cleaning and flushing of the wound. The worst ...
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    05-04-2021, 01:57 PM
    Reducing the vertical is the key. Going slower in my experience isn’t the answer, anyone that has experience at 800-900-1000 yards, knows it’s not. Edwin Perry’s book tells of working up your load, to reduce the vertical then adding 1 or 2 more...
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    05-03-2021, 09:45 PM
    If you have an electric soldering gun heat it up and work ball of solder on the tip use this to heat the screw up before trying to turn. The drill press also helps a lot, better with a second set of hands.Heat may expand the screw making it...
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    05-03-2021, 02:40 PM
    You might consider a keyed base for the jig. this could be held down and the key locates the jigs in place
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    05-03-2021, 02:36 PM
    Here a garden does very well growing coon,woodchucks,rabbits,deer and other critters
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    05-03-2021, 02:02 PM
    For basic how to and figuring BP loads Randolph S Wrights Loading and shooting the paper patched bullet, A beginners Guide is very good. It disnt give any actul data but does tell you how to find the starting load and work up. Variances in...
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    05-02-2021, 10:52 PM
    Update for everything. Walkers are doing better no real distance yet but using them to get turned around into chairs and Toilet from the geo chair. Control is doing a lot better.
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    05-01-2021, 04:55 PM
    I have used a few different measures with decent results. RCBS uniflow and little Dandy, lyman 55, a cabellas ( knock off of the uniflow),redding, Harrels and a couple of the autos.One of my most accurate for small charges is one I made a cross...
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    04-30-2021, 07:31 PM
    For thin parts and soft parts at work pieces we held them down with double faced tap. Maybe th tape holing it to the fixed jaw of the saw and the movable jaw to clamp
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    04-30-2021, 07:11 PM
    Welcome, enjoy the ride.
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    04-30-2021, 06:28 PM
    I would recommend measuring the twist in the barrel as TC and others went to a faster twist ( universal) if it is one of these give a bullet a try. You might try something along the lines of a 32 cal round nose pistol bullet in the 70 grn range...
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    04-29-2021, 08:59 PM
    Slim, One thing Ive learned is I can look in any newspaper and easily find many who are worse off than me. I am thankful for what I have and my abilities. I have 3 wonderful children now all are in 30s, 3 wonderful grandsons, many friends, and...
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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