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by SgtDog0311
Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:52 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Bullet Casting Party
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 2364

Re: Bullet Casting Party

Tom Trevor... that's a pretty neat idea of your club to sponsor. I had a friend locally who helped by letting me look over his shoulder. But ultimately it was just a matter of kicking my butt out the door with a mold in hand. My suggesting would be to take one step at a time. Set it up, clean your m...
by SgtDog0311
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:58 am
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Pan Lubing: Problems and suggestions
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 2276

Re: Pan Lubing: Problems and suggestions

Excellent ideas Gentlemen. Thanks!
by SgtDog0311
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:43 pm
ForumCOLON Bullets and Lubes
TopicCOLON Pan Lubing: Problems and suggestions
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 2276

Pan Lubing: Problems and suggestions

I've pan lubed thousands and it usually takes me a matter of minutes to do a pan of 50 but until this year I've pan lubed for smokeless. One of the ingredients of my lube is Vaseline which I understand is made from petroleum products -- and that's not good for for BP, right? I've actually pan lubed ...
by SgtDog0311
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:03 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Brass length in Shiloh Sharps 40-65
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 2486

Re: Brass length in Shiloh Sharps 40-65

Thanks for the info Chris. I've looked at both those bullets and pinching pennies now for the BACO. I bought a Paul Jones over on ASSRA. I didn't do a lot of research before saying I'd take it and may not have been a smart buy for my rifle. From reading hear and over on Shiloh I'm thinking it may pr...
by SgtDog0311
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:51 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Brass length in Shiloh Sharps 40-65
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 2486

Re: Brass length in Shiloh Sharps 40-65

Thank You Chris, Arnie, Every thousands counts since I can't be sure how much it will shrink initially. I've got the lead rings. Initially attributed it to the wrong thing but know the cause now. I was shaking my head a couple times yesterday. I was really surprised to find I could chamber a 2.123 w...
by SgtDog0311
Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:41 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Brass length in Shiloh Sharps 40-65
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 2486

Re: Brass length in Shiloh Sharps 40-65

Thanks Kurt. Looks like I'm dealing with a little longer chamber. I wonder if I'm correct in my assumption on Shiloh's 40-65. I know my chamber cast showed 1 hour after that the length from the rim to the mouth was between 2.033 and 2.340. Adding my rim made mine longer than yours. Appreciate the in...
by SgtDog0311
Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:02 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Brass length in Shiloh Sharps 40-65
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 2486

Brass length in Shiloh Sharps 40-65

Looking for a vector check if you'd be so kind... I'm assuming Shiloh's chamber is essentially a tight 40-65 WIN chamber. I've done a chamber cast and took measurements and have those numbers, which are close enough to this diagram that I figure I better go with those -- but I'm wondering how they c...
by SgtDog0311
Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:01 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Chamber: Ballard Rifle & Cart Co 40-65
RepliesCOLON 17
ViewsCOLON 5695

Re: Chamber: Ballard Rifle & Cart Co 40-65

I'll heed the advice and not mess with the chamber fellahs. Next go round I'll start with an RCBS Sharps Shiloh sizer on hand,either borrowed or bought (since I had a generous offer for trying one out). For now I have 250 cases formed, trimmed-to-length, turned, expanded and slightly belled, so I'll...
by SgtDog0311
Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:48 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Chamber: Ballard Rifle & Cart Co 40-65
RepliesCOLON 17
ViewsCOLON 5695

Re: Chamber: Ballard Rifle & Cart Co 40-65

Chis, thanks for the RCBS info. I may have to revisit the 250 cases I just did for my reline (not to be confused with the Cody). For that one I used a Lyman #17 shell holder knowing that allowed just a bit more on the press but it's still tight there. I was using a 40-65 Cowboy sizer though. On that...
by SgtDog0311
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:27 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Chamber: Ballard Rifle & Cart Co 40-65
RepliesCOLON 17
ViewsCOLON 5695

Re: Chamber: Ballard Rifle & Cart Co 40-65

Well here is some follow-up: Case length 2.040+.068 or 2.108 Neck length = .535 Neck Diameter = .4315 Freebore = none discernible Bore = .400 Groove = .408 Datum at web = .503+ Leade Ramp = .170 Some Measurements are give&stake like the leade ramp length. So not a Ron Long! Oh well, that's why we do...
by SgtDog0311
Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:54 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Chamber: Ballard Rifle & Cart Co 40-65
RepliesCOLON 17
ViewsCOLON 5695

Re: Chamber: Ballard Rifle & Cart Co 40-65

OK... not a phantom recollection. Production Manager! At least for a time.
by SgtDog0311
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:35 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Chamber: Ballard Rifle & Cart Co 40-65
RepliesCOLON 17
ViewsCOLON 5695

Re: Chamber: Ballard Rifle & Cart Co 40-65

Brent, Chris, Thanks for the responses. I found my Cerrosafe so plan to do a chamber cast this morning. I asked the same question over on ASSRA also - someone suggested a Ron Long. After I read that it seemed to me like I read his name once associated with the Cody bunch. Could be one of those phant...
by SgtDog0311
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:53 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Chamber: Ballard Rifle & Cart Co 40-65
RepliesCOLON 17
ViewsCOLON 5695

Chamber: Ballard Rifle & Cart Co 40-65

I recently relined an original Ballard and had a tight chamber cut for that one. Brass for that does not fit in my Cody so it must be tighter still. (edited to strike this statement) Chamber length, diameter at the end of the web, neck diameter, freebore if any, groove and bore specs would be a prev...
by SgtDog0311
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:10 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON old eyes, open sights, and groups
RepliesCOLON 21
ViewsCOLON 7449

Re: old eyes, open sights, and groups

Kurt, You said you are keeping an eye on it so imagine they are looking at your optical nerve to see if its cupping (the cupped part is essentially dead). Anyway, if not, be sure the optometrist is doing that. I've been to the optometrist a time or two over the last couple decades but it was a dark ...
by SgtDog0311
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:44 am
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON old eyes, open sights, and groups
RepliesCOLON 21
ViewsCOLON 7449

Re: old eyes, open sights, and groups

I am up to 2.5 magnifiers for readers so that gives an indication of where I'm at with short distances. With buckhorns of any kind I can't tell how much of the front blade is showing in the notch of the V. My groups suffer some but I can still shoot groups... just very much a strain and my eyes tire...