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    Quote Originally Posted by offshore44 View Post

    I seal my overshot cards with clear fingernail polish. The cheap kind. Should I be concerned? Asking for a friend.
    Yes.
    It can leave a build up that needs scraping off.
    Easier to see if its of colour.

    You only need to be worried it you are concerned if it clashes the rest of your shooting outfit.
    Or you take half an hour looking for the right shade.

    No concern of mine, but what ever spins your wheels or lifts your skirt!
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    I'm still paper patching for one of my 303's. I'm not able to replicate the accuracy I once achieved with it though. Different boolits, different alloy, different eyes ....

    But to check the open sight issue, I fitted a reflex sight and got the same results. Oh, it now has a different action. The barrel was loose in the original action. Maybe i should put it back on and see what happens. I'm thinking that maybe the loose barrel threads gives the barrel nothing to vibrate on? I just keep trying different load combinations. Sometimes I'll get a good group and then the next time not. That's what makes me think it's my eyes. I'm far sighted now and cannot focus on the sights at all.
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    Research aperture sights

    I tried once a test:
    Take a piece of black electrical tape and poke a small hole in it
    Put that spot in the upper inside of your glasses on the shooting eye
    Then try your sights
    When positioned in the right spot sights are in focus as is the target
    Move spot around till it is located exactly where you want it and leave it there on a dedicated pair of shooting glasses

    I have a pair that is an old prescription that I use

    Works awesome!

    ETA: i think you can buy commercial Stick on apertures
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    Nanuk.
    Got it right. The aperture idea really works and blackening the front and rear
    sights with soot from a candle, a wooden match, or a cigarette lighter.
    Nothing beats flat black open sights. Opinions may vary.
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    seen PP or the large caliber rounds some people shoot.

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    Thanks for that nanuk. I'll give that a go.
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    So using a 0.354" sized boolit finally found out that the bore diameter on the 9.3x74R is slightly less than 0.353".
    Don't know what it precisely is yet but it's actually less than 9mm and already the needed patch increase is looking like 0.013"/0.014" above bore diameter.

    And, the entrance into the rifling has the longest shallowest angle I've ever seen on a Ruger, very similar to the CIP specs for 9.3x74R. I asked Ruger for a sketch and their customer disservice people told me to get lost. So, re-doing the old beat up pound cast was the only way to go. Last night did a preliminary sketch and weight of lead calculations for a lube groove design. Comparing the Ruger chamber to Accurate's catalog designs it looks as though the ones with long looking bore rider portions (even the 286 grainer) would drop right in without ever encountering resistance from engraving on rifling. I'd been looking at that particular trait seeing as this is a single shot and thumb pressure is all that would be behind the cartridge. The down side is lube for that front portion sticking out of the case neck. Seeing as I'm a proponent of having real lube grooves inside the case neck I was thinking about perhaps dipping loaded boolits in a more solidly hardening carnauba wax lube after loading the cartridges, with an appropriately corrugated contour ahead of the crimp groove. Well, we'll see.

    For now I have the pretty cool .358 NOE 280 grain spire, a Saeco #352, the Accurate remake of Ideal #358009, the RCBS and Lee gas checked .35 Remington 200 grainers, and the heavy version of Ideal #358430 to try patching with. They are all way over bore diameter. Some have bore rider areas above the bore diameter and some are below. It's a mixed bag but hey, something mite work out.

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    Who need night vision when you got these.
    Straight from Q’s lab.

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    How about using a bullet wallet to keep the loads in.
    I have one and it solves the lube on the nose problem.
    Mtm make a 308 case that the top flips over on the side and goes on a belt.
    Like there bigger 50 case holder’s thou smaller.
    Got to be something out there besides a pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrabruce View Post
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    Who need night vision when you got these.
    Straight from Q’s lab.
    Glow in the Dark?
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    Yep.
    Bought cheap glow in the dark nail polish to see if it would help see the front sight at night while spotlighting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanuk View Post
    303guy

    Research aperture sights

    I tried once a test:
    Take a piece of black electrical tape and poke a small hole in it
    Put that spot in the upper inside of your glasses on the shooting eye
    Then try your sights
    When positioned in the right spot sights are in focus as is the target
    Move spot around till it is located exactly where you want it and leave it there on a dedicated pair of shooting glasses

    I have a pair that is an old prescription that I use

    Works awesome!

    ETA: i think you can buy commercial Stick on apertures
    I have found that I can no longer see the front blade of a peep sight so I fitted a tube on it and that works great.



    I did find an aperture front available but haven't had a closer look yet. I made a front sight for my 22 target rifle which is where I got the idea from. I've used it for plinking in the field and find I can use it for general shooting just fine.



    I also tried a tube with open sights.

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    I've been patching for a few years. Took a year or so to get the technique right. As I learn more and more about patching I grew more interested. Then again I'm a history buff in heart. New technology that Powder coating is doesn't interest me --yet.
    What I have to patch here all are pre 94 levers. 30-30_32 special_32-40_25-35. So these days, I'm waiting for the Spring thaw so I can go to my gun club to better my shooting skills with old school equipment.

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    Iím confused arenít we all casters, reloaders and shooters? Why the trash talk about those who powder coat? Iím of the mind if you like it and it works for you great . If you donít like it and you like lubed bullets great . Thereís room for all of us here . I donít PP and donít care anything about it, but Iím not gonna talk trash and run down those that do . Far as Iím concerned thatís narrow minded.
    Keep your powder dry and watch your six !!

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    I paper patched BP rounds for a while, but recently have been spending most of my time with muzzle loaders. Cloth patching.

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    I only paper patch for a single shot 30-30 that I recently purchased now.
    Mostly I just cast and shoot finger lubed bullets in unsized cases either finger seated or breachseated at modest velocities.
    Pping does what I want and the materials are around me when I want more velocity.
    Accuracy is good enough for any reasonable distance for the game I may ever encounter.

    I don’t need to spot something 400 yrds away and have to drive back another 600 yrds and have a poke at something.

    I can’t buy coated bullets worth using past pistol distances unless I buy a match gauged barrel and then the quality is iffy at best.
    And the ones I have tried are all too small.
    If I size down bigger bullets they tend to loose the paint in the bore or groove areas.
    So you have to lube anyway.
    Honestly I’m disappointed in what is commonly available.

    More power those those who do and have stellar results.

    I’ll stick to my soft alloy with paper diapers on them and be happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by offshore44 View Post
    Mjolnir, the ban hammer...

    I seal my overshot cards with clear fingernail polish. The cheap kind. Should I be concerned? Asking for a friend.
    As stated earlier, red is fastest.
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    I patch a fair bit. Read Mr. Matthews’s book and figured it out. Calibers .40, .44, .45, .50. It’s hard to argue with a single ragged hole in the 100 yd target or critters that didn’t take a step after the shot.
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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