Titan ReloadingRepackboxLee PrecisionReloading UK
MidSouth Shooters SupplyRotoMetals2Inline FabricationADvertise here

  • Bent Ramrod's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:24 PM
    I dont see any particular ego issues in Elmers public writings. He wrote about what hed tried, what hed found out, and what he thought were mistaken notions in others, and why. I was a scientist myself in a previous life, and found Keith to...
    16 replies | 320 view(s)
  • Bent Ramrod's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:02 PM
    A flat breech face, even with percussion cartridges, would eliminate a lot of problems with the Gallager. The chamber would need extending to use the same charges, but the lockup would still be at least as strong as the Maynards. I have an...
    7 replies | 234 view(s)
  • Bent Ramrod's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:02 AM
    It depends. I know from nothing about auto repair or electronics, so unless I know the previous owner and usage, and it’s cheep, I buy new. And use it till it crumbles to dust. The exception to this is that once I get the Version 3 or 5 or...
    37 replies | 797 view(s)
  • Bent Ramrod's Avatar
    09-06-2021, 09:45 AM
    Bent Ramrod replied to a thread 22 r 2 in Reloading Equipment
    Thanks for that explanation, MostlyLeverGuns. My set was found at a Gun Show in a crumbling paper box with no instructions, so I had no clue as to what all the extra adjusters were for. The .22-3000 R-2 was never standardized, so any gunsmith...
    8 replies | 293 view(s)
  • Bent Ramrod's Avatar
    09-05-2021, 04:37 PM
    I have a piece of guitar string on the bench to loosen the primer jam that not infrequently occurs in the ram. It seems to happen less often with Small primers than with Large ones. Have a trash container under the press; ram down, insert string...
    14 replies | 473 view(s)
  • Bent Ramrod's Avatar
    09-05-2021, 12:51 PM
    Not to worry, GF; those oversized, overlength, overweight, overly-expensive new handles that Lyman offers now appear to fit all the old double-cavity blocks I’ve tried on them. They also fit the oversized, overweight single-cavity blocks that Lyman...
    24 replies | 5501 view(s)
  • Bent Ramrod's Avatar
    09-05-2021, 09:53 AM
    Bent Ramrod replied to a thread 22 r 2 in Reloading Equipment
    I have and use a set of pre-Durachrome Pacific loading dies in .270 caliber. The full-length sizing die has SX and a Y around the top, and the seating die has S and Y, and both, of course, have the Pacific company stamp. So Id figure...
    8 replies | 293 view(s)
  • Bent Ramrod's Avatar
    09-05-2021, 09:29 AM
    Generally, there is no easily visible difference between the old-style Lyman single- and double-cavity handles. Once in a blue moon, I see, or maybe imagine I see, a tiny S or L on one of the flats, but generally, when the box is lost, the only...
    24 replies | 5501 view(s)
  • Bent Ramrod's Avatar
    09-01-2021, 09:53 AM
    If its a flat-spring model, putting a fat barrel on sometimes changes the relationship of that multifunctional mainspring end to the front of the lever that it bears against. Depending on how this has changed, the lever can be impossible to open,...
    9 replies | 370 view(s)
  • Bent Ramrod's Avatar
    09-01-2021, 02:04 AM
    The (rifled) false muzzle is reamed to give the muzzle end a narrow conical shape, like the start of an Ideal boolit sizing die. The tip of the starter fits the nose of the boolit and it and the starter bore keep the boolit in alignment. Part of...
    21 replies | 552 view(s)
  • Bent Ramrod's Avatar
    08-31-2021, 12:09 PM
    I made a false muzzle once, out of a barrel that had some issues at the muzzle end. Some kind of weird green deposit that wouldnt clean out. I put a polished steel rod, with a jag end, into the barrel, and poured a couple inches of molten...
    21 replies | 552 view(s)
  • Bent Ramrod's Avatar
    08-30-2021, 11:44 PM
    Too bad; it was the most intriguing cavity number, too. I recall a site exists somewhere that has photos of mangled and Bubba-ized loading equipment; a pic of that mould would be a worthy addition. In the time period that mould was manufactured...
    20 replies | 542 view(s)
  • Bent Ramrod's Avatar
    08-26-2021, 10:31 AM
    I think Harold McFarland, in his book on gunsmithing, mentioned that a lot of Winchester 94s had rather sloppy headspace, either from wear on the locking surfaces or slight compression of the breech bolt from stiff loads. This was in the context...
    30 replies | 809 view(s)
  • Bent Ramrod's Avatar
    08-23-2021, 10:54 PM
    An antique reloading Happy Ending! Excellent! Its only once in a blue moon that you find one of those multidesign moulds a really practical tool, all right. Three out of four useful cavities is pretty good odds. More often, you're always out...
    20 replies | 604 view(s)
No More Results
About Bent Ramrod

Basic Information

About Bent Ramrod
Southern Arizona
Guns and Gun Stuff
Happily Retired


Total Posts
Total Posts
Posts Per Day
General Information
Last Activity
Yesterday 06:23 PM
Join Date
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