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by SgtDog0311
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:33 am
ForumCOLON Classified Ads: Wanted, For Sale, and For Trade
TopicCOLON SOLD: Black Powder Cartridge Reloading Primer Book
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 1196

Re: WTS: Black Powder Cartridge Reloading Primer Book

I'll take it. Send me a PM with your email and I'll go to Paypal. Thanks.
by SgtDog0311
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:54 am
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Sprue Dimple
RepliesCOLON 17
ViewsCOLON 6468

Re: Sprue Dimple

Usually when I see the divots it is a sign the lead is too hot or more so the mold. The hot mold can be cured by adding more time between the pours, good luck. Sounds reasonable too Premod70, especially since my Accurates are all aluminum and the temp control on my Lee pot is not very effective. I'...
by SgtDog0311
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:43 am
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Sprue Dimple
RepliesCOLON 17
ViewsCOLON 6468

Re: Sprue Dimple

Appreciate the input. Figured as much testing as I see done on the forums there'd be some who has controlled for that and I still bet someone has. Last week I did my own little test with and without paper over primer and was interested in the result, the only completely consistent thing being that t...
by SgtDog0311
Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:27 pm
ForumCOLON Cartridge Loading Tips, Techniques, Questions and Ponderings
TopicCOLON Sprue Dimple
RepliesCOLON 17
ViewsCOLON 6468

Sprue Dimple

Anyone done any testing to see if a sprue dimple like this throws a bullet off-balance or not. This particular mold cuts it better than others but still leaves a raised dimple. Others pull lead and leave a debit. I think those sprue plates must have a square shoulder causing more of a tearing or plo...
by SgtDog0311
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:51 am
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Finishing a couple new rifles
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 5365

Re: Finishing a couple new rifles

Beautiful Rifle Brent. Nice backdrop and fencepost too!
by SgtDog0311
Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:07 am
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Finishing a couple new rifles
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 5365

Re: Finishing a couple new rifles

Brent, That's a beauty! Nice job!! The waffle top was made from 1948 to 1952. 336 was the model. The name comes from the wavy lines on top of the receiver. After that they went to the matt finish and started tapping the top for a scope. People are understandably reluctant to tap and drill for a scop...
by SgtDog0311
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:54 am
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Finishing a couple new rifles
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 5365

Re: Finishing a couple new rifles

Kurt, Very nice work! And beautiful wood. For me the gloss looks good at first but after a while I'm back to appreciating how you finished it. Thanks for the description of how you apply the Tongue Oil. One of these days I want to reduce the forearm and stock width on an old Marlin Waffle Top I have...
by SgtDog0311
Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:40 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON bulletology 101
RepliesCOLON 26
ViewsCOLON 7385

Re: bulletology 101

btw Charlie, anything from DZ, WOW!
by SgtDog0311
Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:39 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON bulletology 101
RepliesCOLON 26
ViewsCOLON 7385

Re: bulletology 101

Charlie, It's a Ballard made by Ballard Rifle and Cartridge Co. I think that 38-50RH cartridge is awesome. This rifle is the nicest rifle I've ever bought. Most of my single shots have been on the blue collar side of the line. Meaning I can't afford fancy. This one was an exception I'm glad I stretc...
by SgtDog0311
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:24 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON bulletology 101
RepliesCOLON 26
ViewsCOLON 7385

Re: bulletology 101

Charlie, I forgot last night to say the weight is 316gr naked. On the mold, I assumed 'Brooks' from what I was told when I bought the rifle but now I'm doubtful. Compared with a recent purchase, and unless he's evolved considerably, as well as neglecting his markings back in the late 90s - early 200...
by SgtDog0311
Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:33 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON bulletology 101
RepliesCOLON 26
ViewsCOLON 7385

Re: bulletology 101

SgtDog 0311, What is the Brooks model number on the 38 cal, how much does it weigh? Do you have any 38-50 load Data you would like to share? Charlie Charlie, I'll have a look tomorrow but I can tell you off the top of my head that 46gr of OE 1.5 is what I shot in the last BPCR here in OKC. Primer w...
by SgtDog0311
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:15 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON bulletology 101
RepliesCOLON 26
ViewsCOLON 7385

Re: bulletology 101

Had to go look those up Chris. But now that I have I recall having a peek at some to BeltfedArnie's over on ASSRA. Thanks for jogging my memory.
by SgtDog0311
Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:34 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON bulletology 101
RepliesCOLON 26
ViewsCOLON 7385

Re: bulletology 101

That's what I'm doing right now Chris. Had to take a break though. I feel like a real wimp but I get fatigued and have to rest my back. I've cast 500 in a day but right now 200 looks like a challenge. Maybe it's the single cavity. But I'm starting to prefer them. Splurging on an afternoon coffee rig...
by SgtDog0311
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:38 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON bulletology 101
RepliesCOLON 26
ViewsCOLON 7385

Re: bulletology 101

None whatsoever Kurt. Couldn't say enough bad things about that outfit! Rainy and drizzly here today but temps are high enough for a vest and long sleeve shirt. Pot is heating now. Can't say I'm very fast and can't say I'm able to cast a lot in a day but looking forward to a start on next years supp...
by SgtDog0311
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:36 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON bulletology 101
RepliesCOLON 26
ViewsCOLON 7385

Re: bulletology 101

Speaking of casting a better bullet than you can buy here is one for you. I had a 35-40 relined Ballard I was anxious to shoot and didn't have my casting set-up with me up north this summer so ordered some bullets from Western Bullet Co. Here is what I got in the mail (taken from a sample of just 10...