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  • Mk42gunner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:16 PM
    It has been over forty years since I had a Model 580, but as I recall, the feed slide is just a piece of bent sheet metal. Find an old hacksaw blade and bend up a new one using the original as a guide. Robert
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    Yesterday, 06:58 PM
    Some did. But it was a paper jacket. Robert
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    11-24-2022, 07:44 PM
    I don't have a camera that works right now, so I'll try a written description. I made a strip of steel (I used a bandsaw blade, but a hacksaw blade would work too) or any springy steel. Cut it to fit the width of the extractor slot in the action....
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    11-24-2022, 07:22 PM
    The Rockchucker will absolutely work for the .45-70. Not sure if the original one is long enough (window height) for the 45-110, but RCBS has been making a stretched version for a few years now. I don't have my books here, so no help on smokeless...
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    11-22-2022, 07:59 PM
    I can see the usefulness of a home modified socket for this, not sure I would spend money on one though. As to wet tumbling in freezing weather-- Moving water doesn't freeze. Drying the cases may be a problem though. I am still in the dry...
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    11-22-2022, 07:50 PM
    While this would be a good step, you should also measure the length of the round that got chambered. Hitting the feed ramp can do nasty things to lightly crimped rounds. And you should fully clear your weapon anyway, accidents happen. Robert
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    11-22-2022, 07:44 PM
    This applies to more than just hunting too. A good dog will help you avoid trouble. Robert
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    11-20-2022, 10:45 PM
    My only beef with H&R's is if they have the transfer bar (it tends to break at inopportune times). The Shikari should be fine with factory level loads. You really don't need more power than that for whitetail deer, no matter what the internet or...
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    11-20-2022, 06:31 PM
    Maybe, I'm not all that familiar with old Redfield sights. I will say you will probably be money ahead to sell your sight to a Savage 99 owner and buy one that fits a 92 Winchester. Robert
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    11-20-2022, 06:21 PM
    You and me both want to know. At least the .25 WCF/.25-20 repeater can be made from .32-20 IF you can find that. Maybe from .218 Bee also. Robert
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    11-19-2022, 04:51 PM
    And once again, I am kicking myself for not buying a few of those S&W's when they were on their gun of the week program. Of course back then I wasn't all that interested in ,32 cal handguns. Youth is wasted on the young. Robert
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    11-19-2022, 04:39 PM
    I made the extractor for mine from a piece of bandsaw blade with a lug soldered on. It isn't pretty, but it works. Robert
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    11-19-2022, 04:32 PM
    The only black ones I have seen came in the shotgun loader kit for dipping shot. Both my .410 and 20 gauge Lee Loaders had black shot dippers. Funny thing was the 3" .410 kit came with three dippers, none of which filled the cases correctly. As I...
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    11-19-2022, 04:21 PM
    Sounds kind of awkward to me. But I will admit that in my starting out (and broke) years of casting for rifles, I lubed and crimped on gaschecks in a .313" die that I had for the .32 H&R, then passed them through a Lee .311" die to fit my...
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    11-19-2022, 04:11 PM
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    Stagecoach wasn't bad as a remake, after all it had Ann Margaret in it. I first saw it on TV as a kid. Years later I saw the John Wayne version, and have to admit it is a better movie. Robert
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    11-18-2022, 06:05 PM
    I'm more of an accumulator than a collector, and it is a whole lot cheaper to accumulate shooter grade guns than it is collector grade ones. That said, I have shot some very nice guns with out hurting there value. If I were to somehow acquire a...
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    11-18-2022, 05:53 PM
    The only one I have owned is a Model 219 in .22 Hornet, but the ones I have seen seem to be a better quality gun than the often bragged on H&R rifles. Maybe just better quality control when they were made? Here's a link about them:...
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    11-17-2022, 03:32 PM
    While my .25-20 is a delight to shoot, as I am sure the .32-20 would be. The .30-30 probably won't be anything to worry about recoil wise, but I don't think I want to try one of the .45-70's. These rifles are nowhere near the size of the Model 71...
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    11-17-2022, 03:11 PM
    The easiest way I have found to get the old lube out is to gently heat the press body with a propane torch after removing the H&I dies and the lube plunger. I have cleaned three lubrisizers out and boiled the first one, the next two I used the...
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    11-16-2022, 07:33 PM
    As long as you don't try to lube and size boolits in a thirty degree garage, a heater may not be necessary. A good soft lube will flow at normal room temperatures, given enough pressure on the reservoir screw. Look up the short version of how to...
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    11-16-2022, 01:54 AM
    Not sure I ever read what the twist rate is on the Husqvarna single shots. I have never measured my .25-20. I think one of the NZ members had one in .30-30 a few years ago. Robert
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    11-16-2022, 01:46 AM
    Like I said it has been several years since I worked on one of the original Model 110 triggers, oddly enough I believe it was a 111E. As I remember, adjusting any of the screws can change operation of all trigger components. Nothing to be scared...
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    11-14-2022, 10:40 PM
    Perhaps its a Semi-SWC??? It is an odd looking little rascal. Getting back to full snort .32 H&R and .327 Fed WC loads, I think you will have to become close friends with a chronograph, involving lots of range trips. I can guess that the .32...
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    11-14-2022, 10:26 PM
    They also made a .410/.22LR combo gun that I dearly wanted when I was twelve or thirteen. I remember drooling over one at a Gamble's store in Nevada, MO. Robert
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    11-14-2022, 10:17 PM
    Does the rifle in question have the Accu Trigger or not? It has been a long time since I worked over a non accutrigger Savage, but I seem to recall the safeties are different. I know there are video's on youtube about the accutrigger, some of...
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    11-12-2022, 10:53 PM
    So is Airmold still in business? I confess I misread that as Contender in the first upside down picture... Robert
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    11-12-2022, 10:47 PM
    Fecker also made scopes that I think will fit your blocks. The trick may be finding the right mounts. From what I have read, the 7.2" base spacing is meant to give ¼ minute adjustments. I am not 100% sure, the closest I have came to using a...
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    11-10-2022, 06:09 PM
    I would have welded the handle back on. Might not be pretty (I am not a very good welder) but it would stay on. Robert
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    11-09-2022, 09:15 PM
    I'd go ahead and size them down. .457" is getting kind of big to go into the chambers. I do not remember the actual size of the cylinder throats or barrel of mine, but I have been happily sizing boolits to .452" for mine since well before the...
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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