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by Plainbase
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:35 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON The much maligned .43 Spanish....
RepliesCOLON 14
ViewsCOLON 6334

Re: The much maligned .43 Spanish....

You're going to have to ask Bernie, he may remember making it. It's been a while and the mould left with the rifle. In the meanwhile, I'll look around to see if I possibly have a bullet from it. It would be like the one he has for the 11mm but maybe with an additional band and a fatter nose. I'll wr...
by Plainbase
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:33 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON The much maligned .43 Spanish....
RepliesCOLON 14
ViewsCOLON 6334

Re: The much maligned .43 Spanish....

Model 1879 Argentine rolling blocks made by Remington can be had in near new condition even though they went through an unnecessary Argentine refurb before being exported. They do have a long freebore. I had Bernie Rowles of Old West Molds make me a slightly heavier bullet with a long shank that cou...
by Plainbase
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:37 am
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Recommendation for beam or electronic powder weight scale
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 853

Re: Recommendation for beam or electronic powder weight scale

I weigh my BP charges, and have for many years, in the brass pan that came with the enlarger. It and my aluminum powder trickler are the only things that touch the powder. I live in a low humidity area. Not to mention that there is a video online of trying to ignite BP with a static charge and they ...
by Plainbase
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:11 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Recommendation for beam or electronic powder weight scale
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 853

Re: Recommendation for beam or electronic powder weight scale

I've used one of these for 52 years and never wanted for another. https://www.ebay.com/p/1203548151 My vote would be for any balance beam - Lyman, Hornady, RCBS instead of an electronic one. With a balance beam you are locked in to the Earth's gravity. With an electronic scale you can never really b...
by Plainbase
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:28 am
ForumCOLON Stevens Rifles
TopicCOLON New-to-me Stevens 418
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 10625

Re: New-to-me Stevens 418

Any directions for the 1915 Favorite should apply to the 418.
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by Plainbase
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:56 pm
ForumCOLON Browning BPCR Rifles
TopicCOLON 50-90 chamber dimensions
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 7675

Re: 50-90 chamber dimensions

45-90?
by Plainbase
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:16 pm
ForumCOLON Frank Wesson Rifles
TopicCOLON Wesson rechamber??
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 11769

Re: Wesson rechamber??

It is interesting that the Rem 357 Max and the Starline 445 SuperMax brass can be used for the Wesson 2 trigger convertible models in 38 Wesson Extra Long and the 44 Wesson Extra Long respectively. I have heard that a Wesson expert said that Frank Wesson was always playing around with his cartridges...
by Plainbase
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:07 pm
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Good casting session today
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 1015

Re: Good casting session today

Wayne, was your alloy 20:1 or 20 to 1? 20 to 1 would give you a proportion of 21:1. 20:1 yields 20 pounds of alloy containing 1 pound of tin vs 20 to 1 which yields 21 pounds of alloy containing 1 pound of tin.
by Plainbase
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:37 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON New 1886 Winchesters in .45/90
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 1502

Re: New 1886 Winchesters in .45/90

The 45-90 (like the 40-65) has no SAAMI specs so all the makers can legally say is that it is a black powder cartridge. The rifle should be safe at any pressure level given for an 1886 in 45-70. You shoulder may say otherwise.
by Plainbase
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:57 am
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON First Custom Remington Rolling Block Build
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 7794

Re: First Custom Remington Rolling Block Build

Nice work and a lot of effort, but frankly, I don't care for the lines on the butt stock - specifically, the bottom line, the top line, the nose on the comb and the blend of stock to comb.
by Plainbase
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:19 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Little input/help: Swiss and 40-65
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 2937

Re: Little input/help: Swiss and 40-65

Ditto. 53 grains with a 400 grain bullet definitely good at 500 meters.
by Plainbase
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:17 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Colorado shoots?
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 1773

Re: Colorado shoots?

Also: http://www.goldengunclub.com/
BPCR is 1st Saturday unless Raton interferes.
by Plainbase
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:15 am
ForumCOLON Rifles and Shooting Accessories
TopicCOLON Kelley Sight Glare
RepliesCOLON 27
ViewsCOLON 9203

Re: Kelley Sight Glare

You say your sight is vertical. When it is, the hole through it is parallel to the barrel. As the sight is raised for distance the parallel line is higher and higher above the barrel. In order to center the front sight more and more of the bottom of the rear sight tube will be visible to you. Tilt t...
by Plainbase
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:11 am
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON help getting started with bullet casting
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 1745

Re: help getting started with bullet casting

Especially for the large heavy bullets you will be casting for your Creedmoor forget bottom pouring. Positive contact with a ladle is the only way to go. A Lee 20 pound pot will get you started just fine. All electric pots cycle over and under your setting. Guys go to great lengths with PID controll...