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by Brent
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:12 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON gunsmith recommendation
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 175

Re: gunsmith recommendation

Dan Zimmerman comes to mind. He doesn't call himself Hepman for nothing.
by Brent
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:01 am
ForumCOLON Classified Ads: Wanted, For Sale, and For Trade
TopicCOLON WTB BPTR for long range
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 416

Re: WTB BPTR for long range

This one could easily be rechambered to .45-90.
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by Brent
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:36 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Figure of Merit and Accuracy
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 1097

Figure of Merit and Accuracy

Here is an EXCELLENT little video of how the English measured accuracy in their military rifles. This is infinitely better than how we currently do it by measuring group size. If you really want to quantify and compare rifles or loads or techniques (or even shooters), this will be the way to go. htt...
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 8
ViewsCOLON 2152

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 20336

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 735

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 838

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 1278

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 1278

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 1278

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 1278

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 956

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 956

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 938

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 1510

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...