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Son of the Midnight Star

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  1. well just a guess but my 45 colt loads are right about 100 fps faster out of the rifle. I shoot nearly the same load you do. but I use a 180g and a 250g bullet. I shoot 6 grain of trail boss and get 850 FPS out of the rifle with the 180g bullet and just over 750 out of the pistol. Interestingly I get a higher velocity with a heavier bullet out of the rifle and i would attribute that to higher pressure and a cleaner burn
  2. Dillon hardens the funnels. You need a carbide reamer to do it.
  3. What was being offered was a single powder die that would be able to use both the Dillon and the Lyman. no powder die swap, no powder funnel swap. But you have it under control. Have a good one
  4. Well I’m sorry to say that you don’t have the understanding of what I was offering you. You just keep beating the round peg in the square hole.
  5. Something real simple would be an adapter to go from your Lyman 55 to the Dillon powder die. Buy that quick change deal or not and just swap. If you need an adapter made I need to know how your lyman 55 mounts to the drop tube or press. I could make you a funnel that would sit inside the Dillon die and attach to your powder measure. that would solve all your problems. or if the thread were large enough on the lyman hopper I could make you a internally threaded Dillon powder die that you could use for both if the fit is correct. need to see what the threads are on the lyman 55 mount.
  6. I own two Mernickel rigs One was bought a few years back and is my Wild bunch rig and the other is my double strong side rig made just a few months ago. Very good quality work and great prices
  7. Swapping dies and setting up the powder measure is not the hard. Adjusting the bell can be time consuming but not tough nor frustrating. the first thing I do is get the sizing die set up then I drop in the powder die and funnel and set the powder measure on top, install the clamp but only start the threads on the screws. This allows you to spin the powder die up or down to adjust the bell. once that is set i snug the lock nut then I set the bullet seating depth right after I confirm the powder charge. takes me about 20-30 minutes to swap a caliber, an hour if I have to swap primer sizes. That said I have two 550B's bolted to the bench one set up of large primers and one set up for small. I also have about 24 tool heads and three powder measure that I swap around.
  8. If you've never called them and asked for help never know how good they are at their job.
  9. Yep. stop swapping crap out and just buy a new tool head A 550B is a production tool, not a single stage. yes it's a pain to set up, but that's once. I've got 24 tool heads that are swapped between two machines, an accumulation over the last 30 years. yes it's expensive, yes it time consuming to set up. All production machines are. Buy and extra tool head and all the extra parts needed and stop swapping parts
  10. if it was deleted it was deleted for a reason. I don't see to much of that going on. posts threads move up and down the board as other threads take the top spot and push everything else down. you can always save the thread to a reading list on the computer or they may have a subscribe feature you can use.
  11. Yeah I was referring to loading. In tinkering with it tonight, it only took two more try’s to get it perfect. Now the bolt slides back, the carrier rises and hits nothing on the way and the rounds nearly fall into the chamber by themselves and this is in a muzzle level to up condition. All it needed was just a little more massaging. Thanks pards for the help.
  12. Yeah I was referring to loading. Well I tinker with it this weekend and see what I can do.
  13. Mine just hangs up right as the bolt is near full retract and the carrier is trying to clear the bolt, the case just catches the bottom of the bolt. If i cycle the bolt with a little more authority it works fine but slow it down and it catches. Rifle might have 200 round through it. Time to break it out and play with it some more and maybe file on it to get the timing better. Thanks for the tips.
  14. Ok So you want it to be able to cycle slow and fast. My rifle only cycles fast and hangs up just a touch when cycled slow. I did the timing work and it appears now it needs some more. (learning here) Pioneer gun works full supper short stroke kit and all the reduced springs etc.
  15. Thats a good problem to have
  16. It's not Shiloh that bumps you. It's a private individual that has deposits in place. You buy a ticket in line from him not Shiloh. No one is getting bumped ahead of anyone. You just buy a rifle that he has a deposit on. and due to Shiloh's policy you can make a change to the order right up until it goes into production. The deposit was in place for about 18 months in most cases. When you order your rifle from Bill Goodman you pay him a deposit, he places the order on the next rifle he has headed to production and you wait 4-10 months depending on Shiloh's production schedule. Everyone that placed and order 18 months prior is still in the same queue, no one jumped ahead of anyone. Bill Goodman just sold his place in line for a modest fee. Think about what you wrote too. In one paragraph you criticize Shiloh (incorrectly) for allowing people to be bumped then immediately complain about a person's wait of four years to get a rifle?? Let me tell you after Quigley came out in 1990 Shiloh had a four year wait all the way up to about 2005. They still claim 14-18 months but in reality it's more like two years. and that can change at any moment and more so now that the company is up for sale.
  17. Could very well be. I did read that the Shiloh company has been sold a couple times and moved once. From their web site they started their own foundry in 1996 so prior to that they were farming that out. So lets leave it at Shiloh and C Sharps has been around for a while and have had a very mixed relationship
  18. talk to Bill Goodman of Shiloh Ballard, For $200 he bumps about 14 months off the wait. well worth it. the wait ends up being 6-10 months instead of two years.
  19. Well that can't be since C sharps was founded in 1979 and Shiloh was founded in 1983 there's a four year gap
  20. OLG I read in a gun rag that C sharps used to supply raw actions to Shiloh. It could have bee something made up by the writer but i for sure remember that being the case. As for firing a 45-110 no I have no but i regularly shoot a 458 Lott with 500gr DGS bullets doing 2270 fps I don't see a 540 gr paper patched bullet doing 1500 fps being much of a challenge. My Quigley rifle should be completed in November according to Shiloh. I bought my spot in line through Bill Goodman and only have a 10 month wait instead of two years. I already have paper patched bullets from Montana bullets, I have my brass from Norma, and I have a list of load data from Kenny Wasenberger
  21. back in the day Shiloh used to buy their action from C. Sharps. I don't know when Shiloh started to make their own actions. Question is are you going to shoot Black powder or smokeless, as that right there would determine case length for me. If I was shooting smokeless I'd go 45-70 if I was shooting black powder i'd go 45-100 minimum and 45-110 for sure.
  22. You sync the devices over bluetooth. I believe, I get an email with the match pin, download the match over the internet then sync that to my Ipad at the range. no need to do that i just like to have a backup copy on the phone. WIFI is not needed until you upload scores to practiscore I'm not sure on the master device. we've never done that nor does it appear to be needed as all devices can be the master. if you are running more than one wifi enabled device it is highly recommended to get the devices synced to begin the match then turn on airplane mode to avoid issues. that way a device can have it's data corrected before it uploads and screws everyone up.
  23. Doc I can see how it may have seem I was say you'd kick people off for no reason, That was not the intent and I do hope folks here understand what real BS is. Getting into a heated discussion is one thing but belittling and berating is something altogether different. I appreciate that once in a while you do a little house cleaning and let everyone know without naming names that the herd got a little thinner and politely remind everyone the page is a productive environment. Really appreciate the hard work and the sharing of knowledge
  24. Well be enigmatic all you like. That was the question I thought you had asked.
  25. I guess you’ve been away from home too long Phantom. California got its open carry outlawed by a group of idiots pushing the issue. We do have a high population of people that panic if they see a gun. im all for concealed carry. I don’t see the need to advertise, not draw attention to ones self. I wish I could carry concealed legally but my county won’t hand out a CCW unless you donate to the sheriff’s reelection campaign.
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