I got a wild hair and wanted to see if I could match some of the Hornady wonder ammo with a naked cast . I had a Rapine 458-201 that dropped .459-255 probably for SAA Colts G1/2 pistols . A big old snort of H4198 an viola’ 2000+ fps . Lousy groups , the 454424 paper patched was a little better .
The Rapine was great in the Unique angry Colts…[Read more]
I’ve shot a lot of patterns through the years but I always had pretty sound guns even those that I reworked a little had nice square smooth muzzles . I’ve been lucky I guess not to have have had one the made oval , lopsided , or donut patterns to any significant degree and always for hunting so 30″ 40 yd patterns were the goal .
I got the…[Read more]
Daughter is all clear . 2nd test only took 6 days .
Loaded a dozen 45 Schofields this afternoon just to get dies etc set up . Have to size some bullets for the .453 throats . I still have 100 cases to flair and prime before I can just run them .
I did find some approved data that was hotter than expected so my previous loads were very…[Read more]
The daughter does have it but is 10 days in and ,doing well .
Most of the back issues it appears were me in need of a back snapper . I turned just so getting up from a sound sleep and felt stuff move , I haven’t felt this good since Christmas !
I loaded a bunch of unrefined 223 for a couple of unrefined rifles .
I wish I had something more…[Read more]
The sign in bugs and trouble every time ……
Anyway I’m back , can’t say as I’ve done anything terribly stimulating .
Haven’t worked since just before Christmas . Had a lousy hunting season . Septic system over loaded , on going but nearing a final resolution .
My back has decided 55 is the year that strong backs will be doing the everything…[Read more]
I shot a guys one time in GI trim it is a comparitively slow action or at least that was how it felt in the moment . As far as hitting and back on target I’d be hard pressed to make a choice between 1911A1 and an XD for the same money and cartridge .
His last bench . The little glass there is a last of the set the design is etched , cut glass , the spoon is silver , heavy plate vs sterling . Makes it seem high rent to be an expensive glass and spoon . A little humor on my part to manage the little surge of mourning joy .
Found the hoard of 257 Roberts brass . 160 pieces of never out of the boxes new , 1 lot brass packed 10/20/65 . Bushings for the Pacific D155s and a few MECs . The big win as far as parts go is the Lachmiller shell holder to replace the broken one on the press with the 12ga sizer decapping die in it , as an added bonus there is the long missing…[Read more]
Obviously as far as solid wood goes Walnut is the king followed by birch (I guess) in the cheap seats with with maple making an honorable mention showing …….. What is it exactly that makes , mechanically some woods preferred over others ? Obviously cost and availability figure into the production choices and custom stuff is all about loops ,…[Read more]
Hauled the oldest to get her wisdom teeth removed . I guess the 4 docs couldn’t decide what to do with them . We’ll get to pay for the gas guy anyway . Some birthday party …..
I did find Dad’s Pacific dies and a little stash of fire formed brass marked with load data for both 87&117 Sierra’s .
Played with the Christmas train and my grandson yesterday .
We went out and shot a couple of cylinders through the heritage 22 rough rider with him . He’s 5 but been all excited about shooting and stuff with Pappa Hart since they left San Diego .
Butchered a deer yesterday in between afroengineering a well pump proof run , designing , cutting in and starting install of a walk in fridge floor drain , and checking out a commercial grill hood chimney .
Not a bad day , no shooting but maybe Saturday ……
Dad bought a pair of these in about 1970-2 so the cartridge was just barely standardized . The 2nd was for a very good friend . The rifles themselves were grade A walnut , white line caps and tips , .980 bull barreled satin finish blued , target triggered delights to shoot . Dad’s for whatever reason always shot better than the other one and its…[Read more]