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Baltimore Ed

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About Baltimore Ed

  • Birthday April 30

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    Non affiliated, ECSASS

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    Eastern NC
  • Interests
    CAS, military history, my Tj Wrangler build, home gunsmithing

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  1. Pretty Schofield, Irish. Particularly like the engraving around the hinge.
  2. Everyone knows engraved guns shoot prettier than the plain ones. Duh.
  3. Was given a unopened can of Blue Dot, never had any before so I used it in my 12 ga reloads. It was ok when warm but definitely did not like the cold and I’m only talking a 40 degree winter’s day in eastern North Carolina. Haven’t noticed a problem with Clays, Red Dot or Clay Dot, my usual sg powders.
  4. Tequila Shooter, thanks for the compliment. My pcc build uses the new cmmg Guard rotary .45 bcg and 8 in bbl. The upper is a dpms slabside, the lower is a CNC Enterprises dedicated greasegun mag. I’ve built several pcc’s with Olympic bcg/bbls but was really impressed with the cmmg rotary bolt to eliminate the need for the heavy bcg and buffer needed in a normal blowback .45. I did have to open the ejection port from .500 to .630 as I was having fte’s. Also had to break the bottom corner and polish the feed ramp as I was getting occasional feed jams but since I’ve broken the corner I’ve not had any. It uses a standard carbine buffer and spring. Only have fired about 100 rds so far. Playing with my loads, tried some target .45 yesterday which has eliminated the recoil and forward momentum. Might be my new loading.
  5. Been putting together a new rotary bolt pcc, it’s not cowboy but it is a .45. Yippee ki-yay.
  6. Property taxes paid already but homeowners ins is coming due soon. And I didn’t get my usual big IRS refund ck so I’ll use the stimulus $ and won’t have to go into my savings.
  7. I’ve spent the last 2 days trying to clean up my shop/barn so that I can do something out there.. Maybe tomorrow I’ll have it where I want it. Got a few things cleaned off, next thing will be my mini mill and drill press. I just bought a bunch of bench tools and am trying to get them installed. Still cleaning things up. A friend gave me a big bunch of old plastic mystery shotgun reloads that he started disassembling and I’m finishing. I will reuse the shot and wads, deprime and my next brush pile burn I’ll burn the hulls up to get the brass bases. Threw some more stuff out too.
  8. I only reload WW AA hulls, usually once fired as I’m about the only guy at my cas club who messes with them. When they get ugly looking after a couple of loadings I cut them back to make short shells. I liked the old one piece hulls better than the 2 piece hulls but I can get ok loads out of them. I use 7/8 oz of #9 shot and claybuster wads. I reload them on an old blue Bair/Pacific press. I like to reload shot shells, some guys don’t. No more than they cost and as few as we shoot you would be hard pressed to amortize new equipment but my press, 12 ga dies were and the hulls are free. And I can load my version of featherlight shells.
  9. I build reduced loads with 190-200 gr lead bullets with it and use them in my Krags and ‘03 Springfields. The stuff works for me.
  10. Straight wall rifle or pistol brass seldom needs trimming if ever. Rifle brass with shoulders will need trimming which will be determined by the pressures you subject it to and your rifles chamber/bolt dimensions. Loading your brass hot [near max] will shorten its life and stretch it causing the need for trimming. As you fire rifle brass it flows from the base to the neck getting thinner and more brittle eventually separating or splitting. You might trim every couple of reloadings or less often. Keep your brass segregated as to new or used and the number of reloadings if known. I would use my newer brass for my hunting loads and the rest for range loads. Get a case length gauge . Neck size instead of full length size if possible. Loading lighter will extend the life of your brass. Hope this helps. Good luck, be safe. Wear your safety glasses. And carbide pistol dies are definitely worth the extra investment.
  11. Installed 5 on my old Model vaqueros, gave me a chance to really clean them. Wasn’t a very hard job. The hardest thing was the thick curvy loading gate spring, keeping it in the right place while installing the trigger pin. I used a brass punch as a slave pin to wiggle things until the factory pin was in place.
  12. I have a handful of lugs that I replaced on my vehicle’s batteries. As I come to them I drop them into the pot. Also have pure lead that I add to my ww’s. But I also pc my bullets.
  13. Mowed down the winter weeds yesterday. Been reloading 250 x .38s as I was completely out. Mailman brought me 200 pcs of used .45 schofield today so I’ll start on them next. Also need to get back on my rifle builds and ‘06 reloads.
  14. ECSASS has cancelled our 3-28 match but we didn’t have a choice. Our range, Dare County Shooting Complex, is only available to Dare Co residents as the Dare Co government has closed it’s borders and only allow property owners in or out. Not a bad idea if your county is an island having only two bridges and one road in or out.
  15. You’re doing the right thing to lay low, Bill. I certainly hope that we are all healthy and we stay that way. My once a year military show [thousands attend] in Baltimore was cancelled along with my small [20 worshippers] Methodist church services for the next 2 weeks here in rural NC. Don’t know about my local club match [only 12 shooters] in 2 weeks but Like I said we just don’t know how big this chinese monster is but it’s surely going to get bigger before it goes away. And I saw something the other day about people who beat it and got well getting reinfected? There were 3 waves of 1918 Spanish flue with the second wave being the deadliest. Too many unknowns.
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