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    12-04-2022, 02:00 PM
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    12-02-2022, 10:29 AM
    PM sent on dies.
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    11-26-2022, 11:08 PM
    I picked up a very nice toaster oven/air fryer at the Good Will for $10. The toaster oven works like a charm. Anyone try "Air frying"? TacoFrank
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    11-18-2022, 01:08 PM
    Hi blastit37, After I size and lube I am at .285-.2855. Hoping powder coating will bump me up enough to reduce groups to a considerly smaller size. I cast outdoors and its been to cold for me to cast. I'll also try some as cast without gas checks....
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    11-14-2022, 03:46 PM
    uscra112, I will powder coat, measure and if needed put another coat on. I have a 1908 Brazilian that shoots great (To me) with my bore rider. I have a Lovern mold that that I don't remember the size and weight it casts. I'll play with it in both...
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    11-14-2022, 03:30 PM
    Yeahub, I think I'll try powder coating first. I pretty new to it but so sfar pretty successful. I've never paper patch any bullents and will most likely give it a shot. Thank you for your replie.
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    11-11-2022, 01:25 PM
    Thanks all for the heilp and replies. Especially Larry Gibson. Wow! great replie Larry. I've copied and saved your info and with your OK will share it if and when the need arrises. Took the rifle to the range and while I had fun it grouped 6-8...
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    11-09-2022, 08:58 AM
    I have three and very happy with them. Lots of good bullets quick! TF
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    11-09-2022, 08:52 AM
    Thank you all for your help it was the handles. I feel kind of silly for not figuring this out on my own. I now casts a beautiful bullet again. Thanks you all for your help. TacoFrank
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    11-09-2022, 08:38 AM
    Thanks uscra112, I really appreciate your reply. I've used 14-16 grains in several military bolts but none with questionable metalurgy sp?. I picked the 93 up Saturday and started the clean up as soon as I got home. Planned on loading some 14 grain...
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    11-08-2022, 09:30 PM
    ATR & pworley1, thank you both for your replies. The gun was filthy and cleaned up way better than expected and has a great bore no pits and bright. Good to decent trigger. Should be a fun project. May be shoot as well as my Brazialian 1908? Can't...
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    11-08-2022, 05:09 PM
    I heard and red the the Spanish metalurgy was lacking. I just like getting old military guns to shoot well with cast bullets. If it shoots will I stretch try to ring gongs a 2,3,and 400 yards. Pretty optomistic. Lol! We shoot military bolt rifles...
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    11-08-2022, 01:37 PM
    I just picked up a pretty decent 93 carbine in 7X57. I've cleaned it and think I am ready to shoot it. I shoot 16 grains of 2400 under an RCBS 168 grain SP in my 1908 Brazilian and shoots great. I have a 100 plus loaded but no boolits to load a...
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    11-06-2022, 11:25 AM
    tacofrank replied to a thread Spanish Mauser in Military Rifles
    I like looking at these old posts. You can learn a lot. I now feel the $50 I spent yesterday for one that's not to ruff. I I will shoot noting but moderate cast loads in it. I'll try to make it shoot well. Some of these surplus rifles will really...
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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