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by Brent
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:56 am
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON How much is too much Leade. ?
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 388

Re: How much is too much Leade. ?

I would seat the bullet until it starts engraving, which it sounds like you are doing with good results. So, I'm not sure what you mean by gap that you would fill with a felt wad? A gap between powder and bullet? I would fill that with a wad, or more likely, more powder (black). If you have somethin...
by Brent
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:40 am
ForumCOLON Hunting with the BPCR rifle
TopicCOLON Africa with a Sharps
RepliesCOLON 22
ViewsCOLON 18633

Re: Africa with a Sharps

No money. ;)
by Brent
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:01 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Low wall in 32/40.
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 580

Re: Low wall in 32/40.

I don't have a 32-40, but I would think Swiss 1.5 would work well. However, if you are going to load at the bench with a powder measure, I find that 2f meters considerably more precisely than 1.5f so that may be a consideration.
by Brent
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:53 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Aid for aging eyes.
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 532

Aid for aging eyes.

Those of you like me, with eyes that aren't as sharp as they used to be, may benefit from something I have been experimenting with this past year. My eyes are not horrible, and I generally only wear glasses for reading so, this may not be a solution for everyone. My problem, of course, is seeing the...
by Brent
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:54 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Powder moisture one more time
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 1094

Re: Powder moisture one more time

In the for what it is worth, after 24 hrs all three powders regained nearly exactly their original weight. The two came up just 0.2 grns short of their original 300 grs and the third came up 0.6 grs short of 300 grs after 24 hrs of ambient basement conditions.

Brent
by Brent
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:28 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Powder moisture one more time
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 1094

Re: Powder moisture one more time

Kurt, what is the lot number or date on the new lot of powder? those friends of mine that I mentioned above left powder out overnight on their porches where humidities hit 100% and the most their powders picked up was like 0.5". Half of one percent. Don't worry about moisture absorption in your base...
by Brent
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:58 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Powder moisture one more time
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 1094

Re: Powder moisture one more time

Just the difference between the before and after drying weights
by Brent
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:33 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Powder moisture one more time
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 1094

Powder moisture one more time

I've been trying to learn more about powder lately, so for educational purposes, I decided to measure the moisture content of three different lots of Swiss 1.5 fg powder. The short answer is that they are very consistently 1% water or a little less. Across three different lots there was a variation ...
by Brent
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:31 pm
ForumCOLON Classified Ads: Wanted, For Sale, and For Trade
TopicCOLON WTB Parts Unknown/Ukrainian Long Range tang sight
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 811

Re: WTB Parts Unknown/Ukrainian Long Range tang sight

My email is brentd@iastate.edu.

Does it have windage on it?
by Brent
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:04 pm
ForumCOLON Classified Ads: Wanted, For Sale, and For Trade
TopicCOLON WTB Parts Unknown/Ukrainian Long Range tang sight
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 811

WTB Parts Unknown/Ukrainian Long Range tang sight

I am looking for one of the Parts Unknown (Ukrainian) Long Range tang sights. Specifically looking for the model that was patterned after a Borchardt rifle sight with the elevation being done by a "nut" that runs in threads on the inside edges of the staff rather than an elevator screw like most Sou...
by Brent
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:21 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON cookie cutter
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 801

Re: cookie cutter

If you are wanting to cut lube cookies or something soft like that, you can make one from any .50 caliber brass.

If you want to cut wad material or something tougher, then get a wad punch from buffaloarms.com.
by Brent
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:37 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON new caliber help
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 1370

Re: new caliber help

I have no experience to draw on with respect to these two cartridges, but I would always opt for something straight over something bottlenecked, especially if the neck is very significant. But overall, I would opt for whatever has the most easily sourced brass. What twist is your .40 barrel (and you...
by Brent
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:40 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Shiloh Sharps for sale
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 602

Re: Shiloh Sharps for sale

He is not asking pocket change for it, that's for sure. I wonder if it can be worth that, but I have no way of knowing. I presume their foundry does a lot of other, nonSharps work, so maybe that is a reasonable value. Strange that there is one town in America with two Sharps Rifles makers for sale. ...
by Brent
Wed May 08, 2019 5:46 am
ForumCOLON Classified Ads: Wanted, For Sale, and For Trade
TopicCOLON 3 BPCR rifles
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 813

3 BPCR rifles

There are at least three BPCR rifles for sale on Kramer Auctions (1 June 2019). Two are Brownings (.45-70 and .45-90) and one is a .45-70 C. Sharps Model 74 I know nothing about these rifles other than they tend to be of very good or better quality. I have bought from Kramer's Auction and they were ...
by Brent
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:13 am
ForumCOLON Rifles and Shooting Accessories
TopicCOLON 1000 yard sporting scope
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 1547

Re: 1000 yard sporting scope

However, no scope will allow you to see bullet holes at 1,000, however good it may be... Actually, Gert, there are times when I have seen bullet holes (.45s) at 1000. It ain't often but it does happen early in the morning at Lodi occasionally. We shoot directly west and the backstop is very light s...