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by paravil
Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:53 am
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Bullet Mould with filler holes top and bottom?
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 894

Re: Bullet Mould with filler holes top and bottom?

Wonder whether it´d be possible to fit the two plugs before the metal hardened. But plugs are the only solution I can come up with (the Werder bullet had a hollow base).
by paravil
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:44 am
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Bullet Mould with filler holes top and bottom?
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 894

Bullet Mould with filler holes top and bottom?

I purchased this mould, stated to be for the Werder 11.5x35R and can´t make out how it´s expected to work as it can be filled from the top AND the bottom. Any ideas on how it was meant to be used? Could there have been a plug for one of the two filler holes that is now missing?
by paravil
Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:31 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Test Results
TopicCOLON Swiss black powder press, yes or no?
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 12812

Re: Swiss black powder press, yes or no?

Bossgun, your loaded ammunition is a pleasure to behold! I´m supposed to be able get 38 grains into my short Werder cav. carbine cases. But, even using a compression piston in my Forster press, I can only get 32 gr into the case. Accuracy seems to improve dramatically the more I compress the BP (the...
by paravil
Fri May 29, 2015 11:22 am
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Small is beautiful? 30-20 and BP - part 2
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 1167

Re: Small is beautiful? 30-20 and BP - part 2

Dunno if this is any help. But accuracy with my shoprt cav. carbine increased noticeably when I added a base cavity (as per the original mil spec)
by paravil
Wed May 20, 2015 11:06 am
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Would appreciate help with swaging
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 1957

Re: Would appreciate help with swaging

Think I´ll try Lymann´s local rep to see if they can make one the same size as my bullets (as I´ve got the carbine accurate with them).

I can recommend jumping with rounds .... still do it on commemoration jumps (this was at the Arnhem Bridge .... where I b*ggered my eye)
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by paravil
Wed May 20, 2015 1:57 am
ForumCOLON Beginners Tips - Anything Useful for the New BPCR Shooter
TopicCOLON wiping instead of blow tube
RepliesCOLON 64
ViewsCOLON 11093

Re: wiping instead of blow tube

Shooting here in Germany, I´ve found that most people use these: http://www.waffenpflege-shop.de/vfg-filzpfropfen-laufreiniger.html. They are felt cylinders, available cut to most of the different calibres with a hole in the middle to fit a scew on attachment. They´re cheap and work really well. vfg...
by paravil
Wed May 20, 2015 1:49 am
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Would appreciate help with swaging
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 1957

Re: Would appreciate help with swaging

OK ... I´ve understood that. So `swaging´ seems to be out of the question (although I suppose it would make a more `professional´ looking bullet). And I suspect I´d have to have a sizer made to the calibre I had my mold (mould) made to. I really am grateful for all your help! (I´m an ex-Para and thi...
by paravil
Tue May 19, 2015 5:00 am
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Would appreciate help with swaging
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 1957

Re: Would appreciate help with swaging

So I should take a bit more time while pouring into the mold. Now it seems I don´t know the difference between `swaging´ and `sizing´ .... ? (Thought they were both the same?) If I can `size´ and grease at the same time, how can I get a sizer that´s EXACTLY the same size as my bullets? Can that be d...
by paravil
Mon May 18, 2015 1:32 am
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Would appreciate help with swaging
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 1957

Re: Would appreciate help with swaging

Many thanks for the prompt help. I´ll weigh the next lot I make (the present batch is fully greased, and I´d have to clean it all off). Not being able to swage and grease at the same time is a bit unexpected. My mold is clean, so how can I eliminate the `scruffy look´? I use lead scrap that I get ch...
by paravil
Sun May 17, 2015 1:50 am
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Would appreciate help with swaging
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 1957

Would appreciate help with swaging

At present, I´m attempting to accurize my short Werder cavalry cabine at 100m. I cast bullets on a custom mold made to order on the basis of a cerro barrel cast. The bullets I make are NOT uniform weight. Why? Swaged bullets look a lot more precise but I don´t know how the process would work to achi...
by paravil
Fri May 15, 2015 2:52 am
ForumCOLON Black Powder Military Rifles
TopicCOLON WERDER M69 Cavalry Carbine (short)11.5 x 35R Werder)
RepliesCOLON 0
ViewsCOLON 7701

WERDER M69 Cavalry Carbine (short)11.5 x 35R Werder)

After years of trying to register .... success at last! In the meantime, I´ve finally got my short, Bavarian carbine to shoot accurately. The first problem was to acquire brass, as it´s no longer made outside USA. Hensel, here in Germany, made me a mold on the basis of a cerro barrel casting and I u...