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  • barrabruce's Avatar
    Today, 06:04 AM
    No. It’s not the smell of burnt bees wax. I use 50 bw/ 50 vasalene as a lube. Smells nothing like that at all.
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    Yesterday, 06:33 AM
    Well I had a bit of a think about the bedding and converted it back to how I done it originally. Deep cleaned the barrel again. Took the tuner off for a proper base point. After some reconditioning of the bore I fired some modified ammo. Flat...
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    05-06-2021, 07:08 PM
    I’m more inclined to take 14-15 for the middle of the node. Certainly try the middle range if you like. I think you are ready to go out and raise hell at the range. Nice to see you got it nailed.
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    05-05-2021, 12:55 PM
    I think I should not read any more of your posts. I’m starting to think about things and having ideas that could end up very time consuming and expensive. Good to see you some one tinkering with these guns and cases.
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    05-05-2021, 08:51 AM
    Ghee better clean those threads well before you start. And use some anti seize compound. If you are serious about maintaining torque settings. Wood will compress over time if the torque is greater than the woods ability to with hold it. I found...
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    05-05-2021, 08:30 AM
    I think 303 is right in the regards to the bedding being neutral. If the screws canít compress the action down then it is just resting there. If you torqued the screws to their elastic limit there would be only the compression of the aluminium...
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    05-04-2021, 06:10 AM
    Forrest r I fully understand that. Now that I’m aware of it I will look out for the syndrome.
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    05-03-2021, 08:49 PM
    It may be better trying to get the barrel on a upswing . That way the slow bullet will exit later and the faster bullet earlier so as they both end up falling into the same hole. You would have to cryno each shot and take into account. That was...
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    05-03-2021, 05:24 PM
    How much firing pin stick out do you need for accuracy? Or how big a dent is one looking for. I thought that if you had enough to make it go bang then that was enough. Thnx
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    05-01-2021, 06:49 AM
    Took Barbara to the range after it has only rained 30 days and nights. Sort of sounds biblical. Third setting with cci std and it grouped well. Trouble is I had trouble adjusting it more as I needed a pair of pliers to unlock the nut. So I...
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    04-28-2021, 05:23 PM
    You only need a drink coaster wad or two for a over powder wad. A bit for crumbled oven proof paper and a hard wad for the base of the shot wad. If you slice down the sides of your wad and just glue the thin wad on top instead of melting it on; it...
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    04-28-2021, 08:29 AM
    I’m with Redleg Ed on this one. My choice is bullseye with the Lee soup can. Very accurate with 3-4grains. Can go up total east 200 grn fp if you wish. My favourite at the moment is the pope style 178grn copy. Shoots to 330 yards not an issue....
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    04-28-2021, 08:06 AM
    Wow that’s pretty comprehensive Go West. I just made a deprime tool and priming tool like a Lee loader. I use the Magtec cases. They use the large pistol primers. Some of mine are a sloppy fit straight from the box. A dabb of nail polish seems...
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    04-27-2021, 09:48 AM
    I used to know a bloke that would drop cows with his for a bush kill. One to the head when it was munching grass straight on. Always did the job just fine. Just poll axed them. So a deer would be a bit smaller I suppose. I got caught up in...
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    04-27-2021, 09:04 AM
    I have one mold that you can easily see daylight through. It casts good round bullets. Only if I positively pour with the ladle with a quick fill and not dwell. Otherwise I get fins that look like the coral reef. Too much Lino and it will pour...
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    04-24-2021, 03:54 AM
    I agree I loved the sound of a pump action shottie shucking out an empty round and reloading when I had one. The sound must of soiled some police officers pants so they banned them over hear. But I can still buy a pump action 30-06 whatever if I...
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    04-20-2021, 04:48 AM
    I thought that they would prefer bible paper as they were printed on good paper. They could of helped spread the good word around. Maybe. More likely just bought a big box full of patched bullets and powder and such to last the trip out.
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    04-19-2021, 09:09 PM
    I’m with you lefties there. Give a right hander a left handed bolt or one with a roll over comb and hear them whinge and whine and look quite put out and shocked at even suggesting they use such an abomination. Anyone would think ‘yer relieved...
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    04-19-2021, 08:53 PM
    I’m like the old maid. Tried it once and didn’t like it.Those gas check things never seem to shoot for me. So I paper patch instead. But mostly use Pb bullets these days. May have another go sometime. But paper is cheap for the little I need at...
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    04-19-2021, 04:52 PM
    Like some of the simpler designs; less to go wrong and nothing to misplace or loose. I usually have a few pocket magazines and fingers and mouth even if I have to. Honestly a second round is not that slow to chamber with a little practice and I...
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    04-19-2021, 05:03 AM
    Thanks! I’m sorted then. I will cut mine at an angle so it will be 8 Moas high at 100 yards. That’s inchez for non NZ people Then my 22lr will self compensate out to 100 yards or pretty much shoot flat. :Bright idea::awesome:
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    04-17-2021, 07:55 AM
    How well do they feed and shoot in his gun? I know nothing about bears thou.
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    04-15-2021, 10:57 AM
    Chamber cast.
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    04-15-2021, 10:44 AM
    I have a bad habit of running a lube patch though my bore when I’m finished shooting. Still shoots good after 30-40 years doing this. I can’t put a gun away uncleaned. But I’ve never shot comps or anything. One top shooter I know used to...
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    04-15-2021, 02:17 AM
    And there I was/am. Making a sizer so I maybe can get better accuracy out of one gun thinking that the tit on the Eley ammo was something but it’s just a snub from nose pour moulds? I thought they we swaged. Anyhoo. Got Cci Eley stds to try. No...
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    04-15-2021, 01:12 AM
    Thanks. I modified the tuner some I think I may get finer adjustments out of it. Think I might rename it Barbara or some such.
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    04-15-2021, 12:49 AM
    Lead free.....well that would mean I might remember where I put something every now and again. I read it was the lube but that can’t be right. Beeswax and lard. Maybe they stick the bullets in with super glue. Could be the secret recipe.
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    04-13-2021, 04:14 PM
    I recently splashed out and shot some Eley ammo and that stinky primer or powder. I thought it was just the way the rich elite folk stunk with all their harsh chemical brass dissolving solutions and what not. Is it healthy. Smells like burning...
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    04-13-2021, 09:30 AM
    Nothing wrong with dippers. I have an old Lyman 55 which seems to work well with the top slide. I haven’t had a chance to compare loads at 300 metres to verify just how good the Lyman is but short range it working well enough and consistent. I...
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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