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by mtngun
Fri May 11, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: revolvers
Topic: Bradshaw-Martin SWC for Ruger 357 Maxi
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Bradshaw-Martin SWC for Ruger 357 Maxi

5 shots at 100 yards from a 10 1/2" Ruger Maxi. Shot by Lee with iron sights. Approximately 3" group. Load was 17.0 IMR4227, velocity 1409 fps. I have to admit that I did not expect the long, unsupported nose to shoot well, but this is very good. 8-) http://www.singleactions.com/images/194...
by mtngun
Fri May 11, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: revolvers
Topic: Bradshaw-Martin SWC for Ruger 357 Maxi
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Bradshaw-Martin SWC for Ruger 357 Maxi

This bullet was designed by legendary IHMSA shooter David Bradshaw and his friend Lee Martin. It was designed specifically for moderate loads in the Ruger 357 maximum. David and Lee have tested this bullet out to 200 yards with good results, as discussed at SingleActions.com . At this point I'm not ...
by mtngun
Wed May 09, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Shop Construction Blog
Topic: Tile floor for living room & kitchen
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Tile floor for living room & kitchen

Day 6: the tile is finished. After 12 years, I finally have a floor, just like a real house. Yea! :) There's still some detail work to do in the living room -- lighting, trim, a little sheetrock and paint here and there. But I gotta go back to making a living for a while so I can get some rest. :D h...
by mtngun
Sat May 05, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Shop Construction Blog
Topic: Tile floor for living room & kitchen
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Tile floor for living room & kitchen

After a long day of tiling.
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by mtngun
Fri May 04, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Shop Construction Blog
Topic: Tile floor for living room & kitchen
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Tile floor for living room & kitchen

1/4" durock on thinset grout in preparation for tile.

Due to space limitations I can only work on about half the room at a time. Once that half is tiled then I'll shuffle the appliances and furniture around so that I can work on the other half.
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by mtngun
Tue May 01, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Shop Construction Blog
Topic: cabinets
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: cabinets

There are still several loose ends to tend to, but the homemade kitchen cabinets and backsplash are up and running. Now on to the next phase of construction.
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by mtngun
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Shop Construction Blog
Topic: cabinets
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: cabinets

A small wall cabinet to fit in the corner.

After trying it both ways, I prefer to expose the knotty back side of the ACX douglas fir plywood, rather than the smooth front side. The smooth side tends to be boring, though it varies from sheet to sheet.
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by mtngun
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Shop Construction Blog
Topic: cabinets
Replies: 2
Views: 403

cabinets

I've been neglecting shooting projects while I build cabinets. I had never built cabinets until now so it has been a learning experience and many newbie mistakes were made, nonetheless the cabinets are functional, and I'm gradually getting better & faster at it. The visible pieces are local blow...
by mtngun
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: revolvers
Topic: S & W N-frame Project
Replies: 107
Views: 13814

Re: S & W N-frame Project

What's next? -- try drilling a hollow base -- try a slightly longer (say 0.050") ogive -- try a GC version that is loaded full throttle. Ross Seyfried recommended full throttle loads for his 1 MOA revolver project. -- try the control bullet with 300 MP and with Lil Gun. That's all I can think o...
by mtngun
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: revolvers
Topic: S & W N-frame Project
Replies: 107
Views: 13814

Re: S & W N-frame Project

A re-test of the coated 75% meplat with shallow hollow point. I had tested this previously but with a slightly different load that clocked over 1400 fps, so in order to give the hollow point a fair chance I retested it with the current load that clocked 1365 fps. Also, the HP was slightly different,...

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