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by TexasMac
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:00 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Reloading screw up
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 500

Reloading screw up

I was in the middle of swaging out peened case lips using a Lyman neck sizing die and a pin gauge. It’s a good technique which you can read about at http://www.texas-mac.com/Removing_Case_Peened_LIp_Edge.html. About half way through 200 cases everything was going smooth until the necks came out of t...
by TexasMac
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:08 am
ForumCOLON Rifles and Shooting Accessories
TopicCOLON BPCR Sight Suppliers
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 671

BPCR Sight Suppliers

Guys, I finally found some time to update an old article on BPCR sight suppliers. Here’s a link to the update: http://www.texas-mac.com/Sight_Suppliers_for_Black_Powder_Cartridge_Rifles.html. The article also includes a link to an article on adjustable aperture eyecups which I also recently updated....
by TexasMac
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:22 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Using Vibration to Settle Black Powder
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 139

Using Vibration to Settle Black Powder

For those of you that do not subscribe to the Single Shot Exchange Magazine, I just posted the article at the link below. The article was published in the August edition.

http://www.texas-mac.com/Using-Vibratio ... owder.html

Wayne
by TexasMac
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:19 pm
ForumCOLON Shooting Tips and Techniques
TopicCOLON Finding the barrel vibration sweet spot
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 3655

Re: Finding the barrel vibration sweet spot

I should really just subscribe to the magazine. I'm interested in the topic here. As an FYI, the formatting is all messed up - at least for mobile phones. Most of the graphics are pasted over top of the text, so there's a lot you can't read. I'm not sure if that can be remedied, but I thought I'd m...
by TexasMac
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:07 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Measuring Groove Diameters of Odd-Groove Bores
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 387

Measuring Groove Diameters of Odd-Groove Bores

The article titled, Measuring Groove Diameters of Odd-Groove Bores, was recently published in the June edition of The Single Shot Exchange Magazine. For those that do not subscribe to the magazine the article can be accessed at the following link: http://www.texas-mac.com/Measuring_Groove_Diameters_...
by TexasMac
Fri May 29, 2020 12:29 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Primer bullet push & primer setback
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 947

Primer bullet push & primer setback

I was reading an old internet link this morning on testing the power of various primers. I use Federal GM150M match large pistol primers in .40-65 & .45-70 BPCR cartridges. So, being somewhat bored, I decided to determine how far a primer along would shove a 540gr Paul Jones Creedmoor bullet (16:1 a...
by TexasMac
Tue May 19, 2020 10:09 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Case separation.
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 2132

Re: Case separation.

Read this article and see if any of the condition listed that result in case separation fit.
http://www.texas-mac.com/Case_Stretchin ... ifles.html

Wayne
by TexasMac
Mon May 18, 2020 10:31 am
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON An interesting simple casting experiment
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 2785

Re: An interesting simple casting experiment

How is this possible? Inquiring minds want to know! Anyone....? Ferris....? Very small voids perhaps...? Forensic review of my lighter than usual bullets usually revealed a void.. bob It's not a void issue. My best guess is it's the result of the mould expanding due to the increased temperature. I ...
by TexasMac
Mon May 18, 2020 9:35 am
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Buffalo Arms (BACO’s) Moulds/Bullets: Changes & Decoder
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 1381

Re: Buffalo Arms (BACO’s) Moulds/Bullets: Changes & Decoder

Wayne, Great description, THANKS..! BTW, is there a easy resource which pictures the 'Nose' shapes? I am just returning to the sport after many years and have not seen some of the profiles you mention" I just found another well written and informative article on your BACO Money bullet Design.. You ...
by TexasMac
Mon May 18, 2020 9:24 am
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Diminishing returns of powder vs. velocity
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 1261

Re: Diminishing returns of powder vs. velocity

"BTW, it’s always been my rule-of-thumb not to compress Swiss 1.5Fg more than 0.1” for best accuracy, which is not confirmed or unproven by the chart..." [/b][/u] My Swiss also likes .12 compression in a 45-70... Wayne, was a drop tube used to load the cases... ? Further, do you have any idea at wh...
by TexasMac
Wed May 06, 2020 9:38 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON BPCR Brass Cleaning Solutions for a Tumbler
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 717

BPCR Brass Cleaning Solutions for a Tumbler

The subject article was published in the May edition of The Single Shot Exchange (SSE) Magazine. If you are not a subscriber you can access the article at the following link. http://www.texas-mac.com/BPCR_Brass_Cle ... mbler.html

Wayne
by TexasMac
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:40 am
ForumCOLON Classified Ads: Wanted, For Sale, and For Trade
TopicCOLON Browning/Win. BPCR front sight inserts
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 945

Re: Browning/Win. BPCR front sight inserts

imolared wroteCOLON
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:28 am
Shipping is 9.95 making the total cost $20
Imolared,

Thanks for posting the unreasonable shipping fee which I was not aware of. In that case it's not as attractive. Even shipping 1st class shouldn't be more than $3.

Wayne
by TexasMac
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:03 pm
ForumCOLON Shooting Tips and Techniques
TopicCOLON Finding the barrel vibration sweet spot
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 3655

Finding the barrel vibration sweet spot

The latest edition of the Single Shot Exchange (SSE) magazine included an article titled, Minimizing Barrel Bounce off Cross Sticks – Finding the Sweet Spot. If you do not subscribe to the SSE and are interested in the details, I just posted the article at the following link: http://www.texas-mac.co...
by TexasMac
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:23 pm
ForumCOLON Rifles and Shooting Accessories
TopicCOLON Considerations & math for external adjustable scopes
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 656

Considerations & math for external adjustable scopes

I just posted an article titled, Considerations & Math for External Adjustable Riflescopes. It was published in the last two editions of the Single Shot Exchange Magazine. It can be accessed at http://www.texas-mac.com/Considerations ... copes.html.

Wayne
by TexasMac
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:03 am
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Stretching/lengthening brass
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 1133

Stretching/lengthening brass

I just finished lengthening 100 .45-70 cases using Tim Smith-Lyon’s swage plug & thought you might be interested in reading the article I just updated on stretching brass. The link is http://www.texas-mac.com/Lengthening_Sh ... amber.html

Wayne