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    Yesterday, 02:49 PM
    A straight hornet case is a 27 hornet or trimmed back some is a 270 Ren. I built my wife a 27 hornet on a little Sako hornet rifle some years ago for cast bullet silhouette shooting. That is one neat little rig, and surprisingly powerful being able...
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    06-18-2021, 08:27 PM
    Bore wear and poor accuracy aside, steel bullets would have a terrible ballistic coefficient and sectional density, they're just too light. Tungsten in sabots like the SLAP rounds, or lathe turned leaded bronze solids would be the way to go if you...
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    06-17-2021, 08:04 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread replace a trigger in Factory Rifles
    That rifle should have the old standard trigger. Have a good gunsmith work it over and you'll have a trigger better than most any aftermarket one for much less money. And stay away from Rifle Basix for anything.
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    06-15-2021, 09:00 AM
    It depends on what vintage it is, assuming it's a Mark V. But Timney makes triggers for most of those, quality is good and prices reasonable. Check their web site. If it's a Vanguard, I believe they can fix you up as well.
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    06-13-2021, 09:37 PM
    Gtek beat me to it, but I was going to suggest Bore Tech Eliminator. That stuff eats copper and doesn't have ammonia in it. Use with aluminum cored plastic brushes or it will destroy your brush.
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    06-13-2021, 09:34 PM
    Exactly, the big soaking cushion wad goes in last over the shot. And I suspect you're right about what is happening. Less friction on the bore and less deformation of the pellets.
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    06-13-2021, 07:11 PM
    In my 20 ga. Northwest trade musket. For those not familiar with this, it's the most counter-intuitive thing I can think of to do with a load. 55gr of powder, cardboard wad, 1 1/4 oz shot, and a felt wad dripping wet soaked in olive oil. I was...
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    06-13-2021, 07:26 AM
    Thank you for your reply. You certainly know a lot more about these actions than I do, and it's good to get confirmation that I may be on the right track. Currently I have a small Ideal mold, don't remember which one, but I think it is the 60 grain...
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    06-13-2021, 07:17 AM
    As others have mentioned, paper patching 45 caliber pistol bullets works quite well in the 45-70. The only rub is the sights are usually way off due to the much reduced recoil. But pure lead 200 grain hollowpoints at full pressure do certainly...
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    06-12-2021, 05:38 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread Whitworth Rifle in Cast Boolits
    Impressive work there. Thanks for sharing!
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    06-12-2021, 05:33 PM
    Today I noticed a #7 taper pin reamer goes from .3297" to .422" over a length of 4.437". That should cover 36 caliber revolvers nicely. I am working on a Pietta 36 cal currently so ordered one of those reamers to give it a try. We'll see how that...
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    06-12-2021, 11:44 AM
    For a while now I've been thinking I want a short range, low powered varmint rifle. Probably a 25 hornet, shooting the RCBS cowboy bullet over black powder. A CPA Stevens would make a nice action to build it on, though they are quite a bit of money....
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    06-12-2021, 11:37 AM
    Nothing wrong with that. Sounds like a fun project. Get that wiring done!
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  • bigted's Avatar
    06-10-2021, 07:54 PM
    Was going to mention the kickin part.
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  • bigted's Avatar
    06-06-2021, 07:57 PM
    Experience has me convinced that a 45_70 does not need all the horse power that folks build into it. BPRS shooters need heavy's and a little heat to get accuracy out to the ranges they shoot at ... but us hunters and general plinkers we need not...
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    05-31-2021, 12:50 AM
    Well Sir I do not know whether you have heard "everything" or not. My foraging idea for camp food begins with a very accurate center fire rifle that is capable of everything from bunny's to deer. Hence "small game" with either the 357 Mag or...
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    05-30-2021, 09:24 PM
    I considered a full new barrel ... but aftermarket barrels are WAY expensive and this 223 barrel will do nicely in this short barrel. Thinkin I need to go talk to Jess and find out his recommendation. Leaning hard towards the max chamber. Seems like...
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    05-29-2021, 12:06 PM
    I have 2 38's. A custom hiwall ( Miroku) and my relined old '93'. The custom has a .375 inch barrel with a 14 inch twist and a heavy #4 winchester contour octagon green mountain. The 93 was relined back to the 18 twist with the longer chamber...
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    05-27-2021, 08:20 PM
    All great points. Am leaning towards the 357 Max as there are 3 or 4 cartridges available to shoot in a Max chamber. 38 Colt, 38 Spcl, 357 Mag and 357 Max. I would bet that outta these, just about any animal from a wabbit to black bear could be...
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    05-27-2021, 01:00 AM
    I am contemplating a rebore on my 223 Encore barrel. In love with the 357 mag as it does all with some range limitations. Like the positive case spacing of the rimmed case. Plenty of useable boolit molds as well as plenty of copper bullets. ...
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    05-25-2021, 01:48 AM
    My military roller has a chamber slightly larger than yours in the neck. My bore though is .439. My fired cases will accept .452 diameter boolits. So I ordered a .452 mold at 400ish grain and cast them of almost pure lead ... read nice n soft. ...
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  • LynC2's Avatar
    05-22-2021, 07:48 AM
    Forgot to add picture of dies, brass, bullets. Also the rifle is a 200 yr Liberty model.
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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