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by white owl
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:41 pm
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Undersized Bullet Mould
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 3347

Re: Undersized Bullet Mould

DRCook, can you explain a bit about what you mean when you say "break the edges"?

Thanks!
by white owl
Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:19 am
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Split .40-65 case
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 3181

Re: Split .40-65 case

I had a similar thing happen with a Shiloh 40/70 Straight. I was using the Lyman Snover bullet, which has to be seated very deeply in the case - right to the top of the top driving band. I had been cleaning my cases with corncob media. Upon firing, about .25" of the case was pulled forward into the ...
by white owl
Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:44 am
ForumCOLON Duplex and Smokeless Loads
TopicCOLON Pyrodex duplex loads ?
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 3465

Re: Pyrodex duplex loads ?

Yep, George, that's exactly what I did!! For offhand I now use 5744 (if allowed in the competition) with my regular 400 gr bullet. I keep the MV around the normal black powder velocities - about 1200 fps, and accuracy is excellent. Unless you want the boom and smoke, duplexing with Pyrodex is just e...
by white owl
Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:09 pm
ForumCOLON Duplex and Smokeless Loads
TopicCOLON Pyrodex duplex loads ?
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 3465

Re: Pyrodex duplex loads ?

That was exactly my thinking too, George. I can't remember what prompted me to try duplexing with Pyrodex - but when I did try it, it worked great.
by white owl
Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:06 pm
ForumCOLON Duplex and Smokeless Loads
TopicCOLON Pyrodex duplex loads ?
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 3465

Re: Pyrodex duplex loads ?

I don't have an answer for you, but can tell you about my Pyrodex duplex load. I used a Browning 40/65 for buffalo gong matches. I mostly used black powder in it, but wanted a load for offhand that did not require blow-tubing. I first tried Pyrodex P, and RS, but I could never get them to shoot accu...
by white owl
Wed May 09, 2012 8:29 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON detergent
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 1947

Re: detergent

Here are 3 recipes I've heard of, but haven't tried: A. 1 heaping teaspoon cream-of-tartar 6 drops liquid dish soap B. 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon cream-of-tartar 3 drops liquid dish soap C. 2 ounces vinegar 1/2 ounce Simple Green (diluted) Simple Green is an all-around household cleaner that ...
by white owl
Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:59 am
ForumCOLON Browning BPCR Rifles
TopicCOLON Glass Bedding the Browning?
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 1397

Glass Bedding the Browning?

I've always been uncomfortable with the way the buttstock of my Browning 40/65 can move or wiggle a bit, even with the thru-bolt snugged-up good and tight. So I'm going to glass bed it. Are there any particular things I need to watch out for when doing a Browning? I've glass-bedded lots of bolt acti...
by white owl
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:24 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Building myself a Win. 1885 BPCR
RepliesCOLON 17
ViewsCOLON 4609

Re: Building myself a Win. 1885 BPCR

Roger, can you tell us whose rear sight that is?

I like the fact that the lead screw is "inside" the sight cutout (if I said that correctly).
by white owl
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:20 pm
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Need help with top punch selection
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 1902

Re: Need help with top punch selection

Back in 1997 when I bought my Browning .40/65, I was all prepared to use epoxy to fit a top punch (and bullet seating stem) the proper way. But I was in a hurry, so for a temporary measure just used some aluminum foil, like JohnBoy describes. To this very day that aluminum foil is still in there, an...
by white owl
Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:34 am
ForumCOLON Match Notices and Results - BPCR, Long Range, Gong, and Schuetzen
TopicCOLON Montana 1,000 yd.
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 1276

Montana 1,000 yd.

Congratulations to Ron Vandenbrink of Molt, Montana, for winning the Montana 1,000 yd Championship on Sunday. This event is shot at the same range as the Quigley, with the firing line backed up a few hundred yards. There are 4 gongs at 1000 yd and you shoot 10 shots at each one. Ron hit 25 of 40, us...
by white owl
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:01 pm
ForumCOLON Sharps Rifles
TopicCOLON Shiloh Breech Block Problem?
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 2750

Shiloh Breech Block Problem?

I saw something interesting yesterday while practicing at the range. My Shiloh has a firing pin strike which is just a slight bit off-center. I thought it was nothing to worry about, but a friend mentioned that he has bent the lever on several of his Sharps rifles in order to make the firing pin hit...
by white owl
Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:35 pm
ForumCOLON Sharps Rifles
TopicCOLON Dry firing
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 6203

Re: Dry firing

Just make sure the hammer is fully DOWN, as if you had just fired a shot. From that position, you can then set the (rear) trigger, and dry fire with the front trigger. This won't hurt a thing. If you try to do this with the hammer in the half-cock position, you will eventually break some part of the...
by white owl
Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:16 am
ForumCOLON Browning BPCR Rifles
TopicCOLON Update on Misfiring Browning
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 1321

Update on Misfiring Browning

We finally figured out what was wrong with the misfiring Browning I posted about earlier this summer. There was an accumulation of tiny brass pieces packed all around the firing pin, which evidently, at times, softened the firing pin blow so that the ammunition would not go off. My friend disassembl...
by white owl
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:21 am
ForumCOLON Duplex and Smokeless Loads
TopicCOLON Safety concerns when using duplex and smokeless loads
RepliesCOLON 52
ViewsCOLON 30527

Re: Safety concerns when using duplex and smokeless loads

Not only that, ireload2, but these days I don't even clean smokeless powder rifles anywhere near as much as I used to. I will go for hundreds of rounds over several months without cleaning the bore. I've had no problems. John Barsness just wrote an article (in Handloader, I think) about not cleaning...
by white owl
Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:04 am
ForumCOLON Browning BPCR Rifles
TopicCOLON Misfiring Browning
RepliesCOLON 18
ViewsCOLON 4672

I need to make clear that the hammer does not drop just from closing the action - the rifle cocks normally when the action is closed. But when you pull the trigger, the hammer falls all the way down but it does not fire. It does not stop at the half-cock position, which is a different problem with a...