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Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 11-16-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Mecanik
Cowboy gun updates

It's been a while now and I've shot both rifles a lot. They are both very accurate with my loads and would not hesitate to use them as a light deer rifle at close range. The .45 colt throws a heavy...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 11-16-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By Mecanik
Problem solved. I found an H&R huntsman in .45...

Problem solved. I found an H&R huntsman in .45 cal with a 1-48 twist. All I need now is a 209 primer conversion. If I can't buy one I will make one. :)
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 10-10-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 754
Posted By Mecanik
.45 Colt Loads for heavy bullets

I've been looking for standard "under 14,000" pressure loads for the .45 colt with heavy bullets and not having much luck. I would like to try 300 grain,325 grain and 350 grain bullets in my 1973...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 10-09-2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,373
Posted By Mecanik
30-40 Krag .357 mag 45 Colt

Those are my favs now. That may change someday but for now I shoot the 30-40 in my Model 95 Win the other two I have Uberti 1873 Lever actions in those calibers. The .45 Colt is my personal fav at...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 10-09-2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,252
Posted By Mecanik
Moisture or oil. Both are very bad for powder and...

Moisture or oil. Both are very bad for powder and primers.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 10-09-2011, 12:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By Mecanik
Whew!! That was close!

I agree with JTJ exactly. You have obvious over pressure signs and need to very carefully re examine your loads. Disassemble one of the cartridges and take a very close look at each component. It's...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 10-09-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By Mecanik
Mixing ammo

Yes it's ok as long as your not shooting target. The point of impact may change slightly when mixing brands but if your just plinking cans then let the lead fly anyway you want.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 10-09-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,018
Posted By Mecanik
Press advise

My advise on what to buy now days is to buy a used single stage press like a RCBS Rock Chucker. I would not buy a new press. Why! Because there are zillions of used presses out there that people buy...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 10-09-2011, 12:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 583
Posted By Mecanik
wow do I agree with you.

30-30 Remchester I tip my hat to you. You just said something I don't think I could have put into better words. The "history" of a firearm is the nicks and scratches you talk about. I have always...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 10-09-2011, 12:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,293
Posted By Mecanik
Springfield M1A

I own a Springfield Armory M1a I purchased at a gun show. Before that I owned a Chinese PolyTech M14. And I wish I had kept the Polly also. I saw no problems with it at all. People say the bolts are...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 10-04-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By Mecanik
Cowboy guns.

I just got two new Uberti 1873 lever actions rifles in .357 and .45 Colt. I was wondering what load works best in your rifles. So I can try them in mine. I'm currenting using 8 grs of Unique and a...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 10-04-2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By Mecanik
Kit guns

Having built a few "kit guns" I can safely say it's not something you should take lightly. Unless you have considerable skills in the field of metal working and the wood trade you probably should not...
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 10-04-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 95,583
Posted By Mecanik
Lets not get out of hand here.

Ok Lets not get this totally out of hand. It's only a gun. As long as it's not rusting away let it be. I swab with most any oil when it looks like rust could be a problem and always after corrosive...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 09-26-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By Mecanik
Checked it out

I checked out the primer holder with DGW and it hold small rifle primers instead of the 209's. Also the reviews were bad for it as they said it was made too soft to hold up repeated use. Not really...
Firearms Forum: Blackpowder & Musket 09-23-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By Mecanik
209 primers and Round ball.

Is there anyone making a black powder rifle that uses 209 primers and shoots round ball. Can you special order a round ball twist from anyone. I know I could replace the barrel on something but if...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 09-23-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,249
Posted By Mecanik
Beginning reloading

Having started into reloading back in the mid 60's things were very different then. Life was simple but slow. Now there is so much more available today with carbide dies and progressive presses that...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 07-16-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,390
Posted By Mecanik
Nice Winnie 95. I have a few myself. I'm...

Nice Winnie 95. I have a few myself. I'm intrigued by the odd way John Browning was able to make the vertical magazine work by splitting the lever and making it go around it. In my humble opinion...
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