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John Boy

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  1. Have I. ? Never and started hunting with shotguns at age of 12
  2. Larsen, don’t own a 73 but …. A 60, 66, two Rossi’s and a 94 … all brass. One of the Rossi’s is a carbine I like brass …
  3. The good thing about HF’s also is replacement belts are sold on EBay Have 2 multi drums and still running after the early 2000’s
  4. Al, you were on the Wire 20 minutes ago … complete silence about your whine?
  5. Kid, you need a calculator…. https://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?105952-Lead-alloy-calculators
  6. The hint to tighten up the guessing game is to determine as much as possible what is on the head stamp
  7. Al, why the big mystery about the part that is 0.30 short? Revolver or Rifle or Shotgun? oK, the guessing game … hammer spring, sprue, trigger spring, links or grips Name it and what it goes on ….. good possibly a forum member has an answer Just send the vendor a certified mail with return receipt that has your telephone number and email for follow up reply. You always have the option to stop payment on the part too
  8. Mrs Uberti and the owner of VTI Gun Parts, I have forgot her name, have been friends for years. Maybe this ties the barrel stamp together … Where are VTI Gun Parts’s headquarters? VTI Gun Parts’s headquarters are in PO Box 509, Lakeville, Connecticut, 06039, United States
  9. Bear, with either a factory or roll crimp, the amount of tension can be determined with yout thumb or index finger…. Just roll it over the case mouth on the reload and if the point no case edge is felt … perfect crimp i adjust the crimp die just to the position that my finger rolls and no more … will give a heavier not needed crimp
  10. Two years too late … https://www.lot-art.com/auction-lots/COSTA-RICAN-COLT-LIGHTING-MUSKET-SABER-BAYONET/227-costa_rican-05.10.19-milestone
  11. Double the price from just before this pandemic
  12. Allie, One Day at a Time to get Better … My prayers to St Pio for your recovery
  13. Long term reloaders with previously purchased components including powder and primers will suffer the least increased cost per rounds of ammunition for both center fires and shotgun… going forward in future years
  14. A bit slow, but all That is needed are primers, powder, used brass and. Bullets ….… https://www.amazon.com/LEE-PRECISION-38-SPL-Loader/dp/B00162RS7O
  15. Same 44 reload as a cap & ball in a brass case with a primer 25 - 30 gr FFg and a greased felt wad
  16. Get into reloading ? Good luck finding for sale the reloading components needed to make a completed round. These components are scarce and pricy too
  17. Do a Wire search … tested hardness on about 10 different primers and posted it on the Wire
  18. own? Vista Outdoor, which is based in Anoka, Minnesota, makes the ammo brands CCI, Federal and Speer, … good indication that Vista is buying the same metal for BPR primers … cost savings
  19. All scrounged lead should be melted in a different pot, not in the bullet casting pot *. Scrounged lead, Zero wash. The dross with fluxing will float to the top of the lead. * Remove dross and give a second fluxing to remove more dross … stir the flux deep into pot and scrape the walls of the pot *. Remove dross and pour clean melt into ingots that can used in bullet casting pot When I clean scrounged lead in the separate,pot, I use a propane weed burner that creates 32, 000 BTU’s Am a great scrap yard fan of sheet lead, Bhn 5-6 that I can alloy to different ratios … about 1,700 lbs of different alloy & pure ingots stacked up in the basement
  20. About once a year, I go into a shot shell reloading frenzy…. Currently … * 12ga, 3 Cases oh Smokeless, 3 Cases of Black Powder * 16ga, 1 Case of Black Powder I’m out of primers but who cares till the prices come down with 70 Boxes of shells In inventory
  21. The first step making good black powder is combing the compounds using a 10 ton wheel mill with properly prepared charcoal for 24 hours. Using a ball mill will not compete with the same quality as a wheel mill. The Chinese use ball mills and the reason for an inferior grade of powder Same with individuals making their own ….
  22. Ike, there was a pop up message on the site … a full supply was to be received but Powder Inc has the most available powders of all the sites I looked up
  23. J Bar … excellent video and … almost 20 years after Manatee posted this for testing …. believe no one still doesn’t have a clue. But the smells of the different powders will be give aways And one day with the slow wind blowing back in my face shooting 42gr of 45 Colt black … the shooting line was a HEAVY curtain of smoke and seeing the targets was next to impossible. Of course, I told the counters … Clean Scenarios
  24. I offer, there is no Match Director that can visually determine the amount of smoke difference between any brand/grade of black powder except Fg respective to the smoke test … never exercised to cull out gamers with duplex reloads The best indicator using straight black powder reloads vs duplexes ones is the smell of the smoke And again, believe a tester could only identify the difference between a full load of non black powder and a duplex load
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