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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 4
ViewsCOLON 189

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 4
ViewsCOLON 189

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 9126

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 6173

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 11338

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 741

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 1293

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 7288

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 2654

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 1468

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 8287

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 1428

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...
by Plainbase
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:50 pm
ForumCOLON Classified Ads: Wanted, For Sale, and For Trade
TopicCOLON SOLD
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 2652

Re: 38-55 Shiloh Sharps NICE!!

A beautiful rifle. I don't know much about Sharps but are you not supposed to open the action with the hammer down?
by Plainbase
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:22 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON 45-70 bullet drop
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 1995

Re: 45-70 bullet drop

About 1 foot assuming 1200 fps regardless of bullet weight.
by Plainbase
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:02 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Ideal .40 cal weight.
RepliesCOLON 32
ViewsCOLON 9504

Re: Ideal .40 cal weight.

When starting out with my 16 twist (Badger) Browning BPCR I found the pointy Lyman to have excellent accuracy - at short ranges on calm days. When the winds got squirrely at 375 and 500 meters so did the groups. Switched to a 400 grain NASA II from Old West Bullet Molds and all was well. I ran exten...