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by skunkmarshal
Sat May 02, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: new life, old Sharps
Replies: 2
Views: 2595

Re: new life, old Sharps

Awesome !!!! :o :o :o Thanks for sharing. How do you feel about gas checks on those types of cartridges ? In theory , it shouldn't need a check, but it has been my experience that a check never hurts anything (except your wallet). mtngun, For a long time I was uncertain that GCs were necessary for ...
by skunkmarshal
Sat May 02, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: new life, old Sharps
Replies: 2
Views: 2595

new life, old Sharps

While back I acquired an original 74 Sharps in 44-90 DOM 1874. Bore is excellent. Two problems had to be solved to test the oldster for accuracy: 1) put on some decent sights 2) get the correct bullet 1) After much run around by the top tang sight makers I found one who would alter a base to fit on ...
by skunkmarshal
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: equipment
Topic: Ladles
Replies: 9
Views: 14423

Re: Ladles

Yes, very interesting and good info. Must have been fairly recent design change. Really handy for those who pour upside down and backwards :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Keep us posted on casting progress. Ladle pouring is slower than bottom pour and does take some practice but seems to produce the b...
by skunkmarshal
Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: equipment
Topic: Ladles
Replies: 9
Views: 14423

Re: Ladles

Yes to what mtngun said about ladles. Forget the Lee except I use one for scraping pots and dipping dross. I filed and peened the spouts down for an even edge. Don't have an RCBS but have heard good things about them. I've used a Lyman for 35+ years and it works well. The design is very old and date...
by skunkmarshal
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: equipment
Topic: opinions on the lee 20 pound pots
Replies: 11
Views: 9240

Re: opinions on the lee 20 pound pots

Bought one a while back. Seems to work fine. Lapping the spout seat and adjusting the spout lever screws should work for most problems. The adjustments on them are a little cheezy- but can only expect that for the money. I keep a beat up screw driver handy for the once-in-a-while drips. A couple of ...
by skunkmarshal
Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: My new MM .433-400 mold.
Replies: 13
Views: 7270

Re: My new MM .433-400 mold.

Ditto to the excellent shooting! Also, good that you're checking the pressures and approaching the loadup with logic. Watching your thread over on "boolits". While you may be able to get 1800+fps out of it.... I imagine 1670fps with accuracy will do a good job on game given the practical r...
by skunkmarshal
Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: lever actions
Topic: Winchester 405
Replies: 4
Views: 7529

Re: Winchester 405

405 WCF, I have found that accuracy potential is related to bore condition. It may not be the only story but it is major. I only have one of the old rifles with a sad bore. It is a Win 1885 in 32-40. I piddled around with it with cast and found that a fairly hard and heavier than normal cast bullet ...
by skunkmarshal
Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:15 am
Forum: lever actions
Topic: Winchester 405
Replies: 4
Views: 7529

Re: Winchester 405

Dan, I've found in the Winchester 95s that they are fairly forgiving of bullet/nose design- unique in the lever guns. Not unlike a single stack, push feed, magazine bolt gun... since the cartridge is held more nearly in line with the chamber as it sits ready for push into the chamber. Now we'll see ...
by skunkmarshal
Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: lever actions
Topic: Winchester 405
Replies: 4
Views: 7529

Winchester 405

Mountain Molds strikes again! After floundering around with "not right" cast bullets for an original Win 95 in 405 (DOM 1904)... I used MM's online bullet design feature and took a stab at designing a cast bullet to do justice to this cartridge and gun. The bore is excellent and the groove...
by skunkmarshal
Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: testimonial
Replies: 5
Views: 4108

Re: testimonial

lolo, KInd of politically incorrect to be shooting smokeless, GC loads in a Sharps but just trying to broaden the possibilities. :twisted: The easy one is the 45-70 by staying with trapdoor or lower pressure levels. The tricky part is going smokeless in the longer cartridges like the 45-2 7/8 or wor...

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