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by TexasMac
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:16 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON How much is too much Leade. ?
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 384

Re: How much is too much Leade. ?

So what are the negatives if any of a long freebore when seating the bullet back in the case & having to jump the freebore? I'd like to hear from shooters that have direct experience, not guesses or assumptions. A shooting friend recently acquired a Pedersoli .45-70 Sharps with a lot of freebore. Al...
by TexasMac
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:05 am
ForumCOLON Shooting Tips and Techniques
TopicCOLON Bore Leading
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 648

Bore Leading

If wipe between shots and you’ve ever experienced bore leading in your BPC rifle you may be interested in my short article recently published in the October edition of the Single Shot Exchange Magazine. Titled, “My Bore Leading Saga”, it can be found at the following location: http://www.texas-mac.c...
by TexasMac
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:02 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON BPCR Brass - Stretching or Shortening Over Time?
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 403

BPCR Brass - Stretching or Shortening Over Time?

For those of you interested, I just posted a short article on my website titled BPCR Brass - Stretching or Shortening Over Time? It was published in the recent edition of The Single Shot Exchange Magazine. I did make a few modifications prior to posting it on my website. Here’s the link: http://www....
by TexasMac
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:28 am
ForumCOLON BPCR Test Results
TopicCOLON .40 Caliber BPCR Accuracy
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 388

.40 Caliber BPCR Accuracy

Those of you that shoot a .40 caliber BPCR may be interested in the article I just posted titled, “.40 Caliber BPCR Accuracy – Twist Rate vs. Bullet Length vs. Velocity”. It can be accessed at the following link: http://www.texas-mac.com/40_Caliber_BPCR_Accuracy_-_Twist_Rate_vs_Bullet_Length_vs_Velo...
by TexasMac
Sat May 11, 2019 5:55 pm
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON New casting pots with built-in PID controllers
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 4306

Re: New casting pots with built-in PID controllers

Bakebfr480 wroteCOLON
Sat May 11, 2019 4:50 am
What is a PID controller?
Here ya go:
http://www.texas-mac.com/Casting_with_a ... oller.html

Wayne
by TexasMac
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:14 pm
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Good casting session today
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 330

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. Plainbase, It's 20:1 by weight or in this case actually 21:1 by weight meaning an alloy ...
by TexasMac
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:44 pm
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Good casting session today
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 330

Good casting session today

Getting ready for the upcoming Texas State matches. I believe I’ve got the casting technique pretty well figured out. Now if I can only shoot as well. The 140 bullets are from a BACO JIM410410M1 mould for a Browning .40-65. I have been using 16:1 alloy for some time but thought I’d try 20:1 for a ch...
by TexasMac
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:25 pm
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON An interesting simple casting experiment
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 1076

An interesting simple casting experiment

I knew that the alloy temperature affected bullet weight but had never determined how much. Normally I went with the temp that resulted in fully filled out bullets using a specific alloy. Since I planned to cast sufficient bullets for 3 silhouette matches I figured I’d run a simple experiment. So I ...
by TexasMac
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:00 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON What is wrong here?
RepliesCOLON 20
ViewsCOLON 2077

Re: What is wrong here?

Being a long-term member I've watched this forum slowly deteriorate over the last few years. The problem is the forum owner/administrator hardly ever pays attention to the forum & it has been repeatedly down due to the lack of support. Therefore problems go unnoticed for lengthy periods of time as d...
by TexasMac
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:23 pm
ForumCOLON Rifles and Shooting Accessories
TopicCOLON Replacing Crosshairs in Vintage Scopes
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 765

Replacing Crosshairs in Vintage Scopes

I just posted a new article titled, Replacing Crosshairs in Vintage External Adjustable Scopes, which was just published in The Single Shot Exchange Magazine . In case you’re interested click on the following link. http://www.texas-mac.com/Replacing_Crosshairs_in_Vintage_External_Adjustable_Scopes.h...
by TexasMac
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:02 am
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Buffalo Arms (BACO’s) Moulds/Bullets: Changes & Decoder
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 654

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

Some of you may be familiar with or use the so called Jim Kidwell or “Kidwell” bullet in your .40 caliber rifles as I do in my Shiloh Sharps 1874 Sporter. Until recently Buffalo Arms (BACO’s) designation for the mould was JIM409400M4, which was incorrect since the 1st three driving bands are reduced...
by TexasMac
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:42 am
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Plastic wad orientation
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 588

Re: Plastic wad orientation

Well darn, now I'm gonna have to run a detailed experiment to determine the best orientation, edge up or edge down and roundness. I'll be sure to report the results here. Don't hold ya breath. :wink: :roll: :lol:
by TexasMac
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:56 am
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Plastic wad orientation
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 588

Re: Plastic wad orientation

If you put the sharp edges up (facing the bullet) it will do a better job of cleaning out the fouling from the previous shot.
BTW, I have no idea if that's true or not but sounds good. In any case, as Brent does, I keep mine up when using poly.

Wayne
by TexasMac
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:10 pm
ForumCOLON Shooting Tips and Techniques
TopicCOLON Separated Case Extractors
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 1415

Separated Case Extractors

Guys,

If you’re interested, here’s a link to short article just published in The Single Shot Exchange Magazine titled, BPCR Broken Shell or Separated Case Extractors.

http://www.texas-mac.com/BPCR_Broken_Sh ... ctors.html

Wayne
by TexasMac
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:49 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON FFL Licenses & Options Explained
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 460

FFL Licenses & Options Explained

I realize that the majority of you guys are not FFL holders. But I thought I’d provide a handy reference for those of you that may have questions now and then. I have a Type 1 FFL (by far the most common) and have been somewhat confused about the other types and options prior to putting the followin...