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Old 01-14-2024, 04:10 PM
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Anyway, for myself today, another damn cold, want-to-stay-inside-as-much-as-possible day, I accomplished:

Annealed, sized, trimmed and chamfered 101 6 x 47 brass, then washed them and set to dry.

Then decapped 92 260 Rem cases and threw in tumbler.

Also decapped 46 416 Barrett Brass.
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Old 01-14-2024, 06:16 PM
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Found more brass cleaning up.

Decapped, tumbled, sized, trimmed, chamfered and deburred. Tumbled again. Then primed, charged and seated pills.

223 Rem
Hornady Brass
Federal 205M
27.2gr Benchmark
40gr Sierra Blitzking

I’m really digging my new press stand from Inline Fabrication.
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Old 01-14-2024, 06:55 PM
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Interesting indeed. I know I've heard of it before, but the memory leaks a little these days, so had to dig out Mike Venturino's lever-action book and read up on it. Lee, I presume you're loading it BPC?
no; 35 gr of imr 4198 under 350 gr round nose jacketed in bertram brass.
also tested 4 with some copper plated 350 gr as well. gun shoots pretty good and cycles nice.

got 340 dasher brass annealed then trimmed and chamfered the first hundred.

then buddy came out and zeroed his gun with drops to 500 m for his suffield elk hunt this week.

a good day
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Old 01-14-2024, 09:37 PM
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Nice. Care to elaborate on the tripods and saddles. Make model and where you got them. I’ve been thinking of going this route as well.

T3640CM Master Series Carbon Fiber Tripod, 4 Leg Sections, Top Tube Diameter 36mm

(SKU: T3640CM+IB-65) this is the package deal, Bipod legs and ball head. $548.00 USD

SM-86 Hunting Tripod Rifles Gun Rest for Shooting Saddle Mount to Arca Swiss Clamp Adapter $129.00 USD

I got everything on the sunwayfoto web site. Just find the tripod legs then scroll down till you find the package deals (the web site is a bit clunky but if you dig enough you can find everything) If your a taller guy? then I would recommend the T3650CM package.

Shipping etc. the total package came to about $1000.CND. Compared to: the right stuff and recon it is a bargain. This product is based off of photography gear and they are now branching out into the hunting/long range market, the reviews I watched on utube where pretty convincing.

This has been a two year research project. Hopefully it helps you out!
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Old 01-15-2024, 06:32 PM
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rolled up a bunch of 16 gauge low pressure loads today, 7/8 oz and 1oz loads using Longshot powder in 2 1/2" ad 2 5/8"!
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Old 01-15-2024, 06:40 PM
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rolled up a bunch of 16 gauge low pressure loads today, 7/8 oz and 1oz loads using Longshot powder in 2 1/2" ad 2 5/8"!
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Sweet, was that before or after you went shopping for more lures
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Old 01-15-2024, 07:34 PM
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Sweet, was that before or after you went shopping for more lures
Lures??!
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Old 01-15-2024, 07:43 PM
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Lures??!
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It looks like he is confusing you with another cat that is rushing out to buy lures with his carbon tax rebate.
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Lures??!
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Yup brain fart wrong cat
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Old 01-16-2024, 12:02 AM
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Those are some good looking rounds. What roll crimp did you use

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Old 01-16-2024, 06:25 AM
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Those are some good looking rounds. What roll crimp did you use
Thanks yes, it does a bang up job!
I have several vintage crimper. None have brand names on Them though .
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Old 01-17-2024, 08:44 AM
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Time to start the restoration of this old BSA Martini
Any ideas for a [possibly vintage or old school] scope that will fit where the original scope-mounts are?
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Old 01-17-2024, 09:08 AM
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Time to start the restoration of this old BSA Martini
Any ideas for a [possibly vintage or old school] scope that will fit where the original scope-mounts are?
Maybe a Weaver T25?
That looks like an old International.
A Malcolm , Unertl or Lyman Super targetspot is what those blocks are for and would work perfectly!
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Old 01-17-2024, 09:12 AM
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That looks like an old International.
A Malcolm , Unertl or Lyman Super targetspot is what those blocks are for and would work perfectly!
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Thanks Cat!
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Old 01-17-2024, 09:19 AM
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Thanks Cat!
This is my Lyman, very cool scopes from back in the day


This is an old Tasco on my buddy's 52 Wincester, they are great scopes as well.

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Old 01-17-2024, 10:02 AM
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This is my Lyman, very cool scopes from back in the day


This is an old Tasco on my buddy's 52 Wincester, they are great scopes as well.

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Very cool!
Thanks for posting.
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Old 01-17-2024, 11:03 AM
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Cat.
What's the typical target distance for those set-ups?
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Old 01-17-2024, 11:55 AM
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Cat.
What's the typical target distance for those set-ups?
100 and 200 yards.
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Old 01-17-2024, 01:21 PM
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Bought a new hand primer from Budget Shooters so I can stop tapping them into place with a hammer.....
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Old 01-17-2024, 01:27 PM
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Here is what ya need! 6-18 power. Still in original package. PM if interested


Oh and sorry, guess this is off topic from reloading.

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Old 01-17-2024, 01:27 PM
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Bought a new hand primer from Budget Shooters so I can stop tapping them into place with a hammer.....
Haha......good idea!
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Old 01-17-2024, 04:46 PM
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Bought a new hand primer from Budget Shooters so I can stop tapping them into place with a hammer.....
Awesome! Look at you going full retard safety!

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Old 01-17-2024, 05:49 PM
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Awesome! Look at you going full retard safety!

You Sir, are a God.
That's funny!
I still use the Whack-a-Mole system lots ! !
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Old 01-19-2024, 12:03 PM
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Setting up a spare progressive MEC 900 with 1 1/8 oz of shot and WWAA wads to sell or trade it.
I don't shoot 11/8 ounce charges anymore and forgot I had a full case of wads yet!
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Old 01-19-2024, 01:43 PM
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I was bored today, so I rolled up another 100 rounds of .45 Colt



7.0gr of TiteGroup
Campro 250gr FCP/TC
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Old 01-21-2024, 02:04 PM
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Loaded some 45-70 for my model 1886 Pedersoli.

Priming…



Charging…



Seating & crimping…



47.0gr IMR4198
350gr Campro FCP/TC
BR2 CCI
Starline brass

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Old 01-21-2024, 03:13 PM
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6MT...can't recall, do you have that thing shooting good? How far have you stretched him out? Come spring, we gotta have a 45/70 Buffler Rifle day out here. Armorman hasn't even got his shooting yet I don't think.....
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Old 01-21-2024, 05:04 PM
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Darrell, I’ve only had the 1886 lever out to 200m so far. The 300gr bullet seems pretty accurate. I’ve actually lightened the charge weight two full grains from where I started it for this rifle. It was too much for my shoulder. (It was my bear load that I used with my Marlin GBL 18.5”.) And I still need to chrony this.
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Old 01-21-2024, 09:12 PM
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did a bunch of informal load testing today with the shotgun wit 7/8 and 1 oz loads..
All the different loads seem to break the clays well, but it was more for a sense of the felt recoil. Some were better than others, but a good result for sure
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Old 01-22-2024, 07:50 PM
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I was looking for my rangefinder box today and came across an unopened bag of 45-70 brass. Cool! It’s Winchester. I had to size a few of the cases due to dented necks. (Have I mentioned how I hate bagged brass?)

So what’s a fella to do…? Load em!

Here we go after priming…

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