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    Forum: Swaging

    The usual auction sites, the swaging and Buy/Sell...

    The usual auction sites, the swaging and Buy/Sell sections of the shooting sites, and the ARTCA Site.

    The problem is that once they are separated from the press, it takes a Herterís specialist to...
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    Sticky: Here's a candle pad (or something) that I found...

    Here's a candle pad (or something) that I found at Goodwill yesterday. 99 cents. Made in Norway; has some construct with "TIN" in it, and says 93%.
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    Forum: Our Town

    https://www.loc.gov/audio/?fa=partof:american+memo...

    https://www.loc.gov/audio/?fa=partof:american+memory%7Ccontributor:keith,+elmer

    Here's the man himself.

    "Those were tough old times." Nowadays, we think we are in "tough times" when our cell...
  4. Thread: Long Shot

    by Bent Ramrod
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    If, once heíd connected, heíd put the next 69...

    If, once heíd connected, heíd put the next 69 shots onto the target, that would indicate something beyond mere luck. Thereís probably an equal chance of a quarry having a heart attack as being hit...
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    Forum: Our Town

    Check out the Mob Museum. Itís in the old Post...

    Check out the Mob Museum. Itís in the old Post Office, just off the Strip, IIRC. Itís the real deal; carefully curated and historical, not just a ďSnakes Alive!Ē roadside attraction.

    If you want...
  6. Thread: Rcbs a2

    by Bent Ramrod
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    Nice haul! It even has the priming arm...

    Nice haul!

    It even has the priming arm (unique, AFAIK, to that model) and the holder for the primer tubes.

    Whether you use the system or not, they are not often found.
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    I’ve also noticed that the current Swiss powder...

    I’ve also noticed that the current Swiss powder with the pink labels is less dense than the older Swiss with the blue labels. It might even be less dense than the last lot of Goex Olde Eynsford that...
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    My first centerfire, a .22 Hornet, with a Lee...

    My first centerfire, a .22 Hornet, with a Lee Loader, in 1975. IIRC, the set cost $9.95, new.

    Taking 3 hours to reload 50 cartridges (I weighed my charges on a RCBS scale), and the occasional...
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    I think those were the core moulds that Herterís...

    I think those were the core moulds that Herterís sold for their swaging setups. You could get a .22, a .38 and a .44/.45 slug that would fit in the corresponding half-jacket. Weight, of course, was...
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    Forum: Rimfire Area

    This is a very worthy effort! Iíll have to...

    This is a very worthy effort! Iíll have to scrounge a few .17HMR shells next time Iím at the range.

    You might try black powder loads for starters, especially if your test bed is a Favorite. ...
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    A friend had a Judge. He threw an aluminum pop...

    A friend had a Judge. He threw an aluminum pop can 15 yards, loaded the gun with .410 shotshells and handed it to me. I emptied the gun at the can, raising a splendid cloud of dust all around it.
    ...
  12. Forum: Leverguns

    There might be a market that some Italian company...

    There might be a market that some Italian company could serve with a replica 99. I wouldnít have believed that anyone would be interested in a 76 Winchester copy, or (in view of the millions made) a...
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    A friend had a furnace that ran on propane from a...

    A friend had a furnace that ran on propane from a grill tank and ambient air. He used a graphite crucible of maybe a pint capacity to melt bronze for casting into medieval stuff (buckles, medals,...
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    Iím stunned. Since DT retired, his experiments...

    Iím stunned.

    Since DT retired, his experiments and writing on .44-77 paper patch load development (here, on the Shiloh site, and on the Historic Shooting site) have been primary sources of info...
  15. Forum: Cast Boolits

    Iíve found that the Ideal 457125 copy of the...

    Iíve found that the Ideal 457125 copy of the nominal 500-gr Government roundnose shoots good to at least 600 yards in every .45 caliber rifle Iíve shot it in.

    Other, more specialized designs may...
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    Forum: AirGuns

    Any one interested in the mechanics of the old...

    Any one interested in the mechanics of the old time airguns should get a copy of Air Guns and Air Pistols by L. Wesley. He was able to scrounge guns, accessories and parts from the 18th century...
  17. I like the type just to the left of your sight...

    I like the type just to the left of your sight tube, with the smallest aperture on the card. The one I have can still subtend a flock of turkey silhouettes. I donít shoot formally at bullseye...
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    Forum: AirGuns

    Dr. Watsonís description implies an underlever...

    Dr. Watsonís description implies an underlever spring-cocker that definitely wouldnít pass the 12.5 foot-pound (whatever it is) limit for air rifles in England now. Col. Moran would have to get a...
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    Hold the open blocks by the handles in boiling...

    Hold the open blocks by the handles in boiling water with dish soap, and brush gently with an old toothbrush.
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    I ordered my mould to cast at 0.364Ē diameter. I...

    I ordered my mould to cast at 0.364Ē diameter. I could use the slugs as-cast with two wraps of tracing paper in my antique rifles with ~0.380Ē groove diameters, or with one wrap of paper (the Chase...
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    The boolits from the Accurate mould I bought I...

    The boolits from the Accurate mould I bought I size to 0.358Ē and patch with two wraps of 0.0015Ē tracing paper for use in my .38-55 with the 0.375Ē groove diameter. They push through the bore...
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    We had to wear cotton socks at work to conduct...

    We had to wear cotton socks at work to conduct and dissipate static electricity, so I got into the habit of buying gym socks and wearing them all the time. Mostly white, and a few black pairs for...
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    The one I bought way back when was so lumpy and...

    The one I bought way back when was so lumpy and eccentric on the outside that it required a very oversized hole in the barrel to slide into. Once in, it rattled around in there wherever there wasnít...
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    Get a copy of a Belding & Mull Handbook. If the...

    Get a copy of a Belding & Mull Handbook. If the originals arenít on the auction sites, Cornell Publications should have a reprint.
  25. Forum: Cast Boolits

    A friend had a 9mm Kurtz Mauser HSc that would...

    A friend had a 9mm Kurtz Mauser HSc that would feed and fire factory ammo very reliably and accurately, but would not work at all with reloads, even with the proper jacketed bullets. This was back...
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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