I saw a single cavity Lyman 457 RB mold at a local gun shop in their used pile. It was in the original box. I thought to myself, “I’ll never find one of those again for $20.” I drove off and turned around.
The mold appears to be in pretty good shape. As soon as I get some free time, I’ll cast up a few.
For pistol, I find 40S&W on the ground the most, then 9mm followed by 45ACP. In rifle calibers, it’s 223/5.56NATO by far. Bernand primed 7.62×39 is next. The steel stuff is all over the place. Lots of 223 in steal as well. I do find brass 308 or 30’06 occasionally. There used to be a lot more brass on the ground ten years ago, than now. …[Read more]
I found a 3-9x 32mm Bushnell Sportsview at a local gun shop in their use case for $20, so I bought it. The glass is clear. The windage turret is a missing graduations, but I don’t think that is important as long as it holds zero.
I’ve already mounted and bore sited it on my deer rifle. Just waiting for the next available day to test it…[Read more]
I have about 100 pieces of Nickel plated brass. I attempted to anneal several piece by the propane tank and drill and socket approach. No visible changes. Is there a secret? Am I wasting my time? Please advise.
There’s a lot of time and effort involved by the time one finds out there’s a dull in the pile. So, it’s up to you with regards to your range buddies. It becomes apparent who’s a true friend and who’s a leach.
As far as the culling process, what made an endless chore into a breeze was the purchase and utilization of a small i…[Read more]
1905, was the change over from I (infantry) to IS (Infantry Spizter) bore (or J to JS in American English). They (the German Military) moved to the .323″ diameter bullet, and JS, by the enlarging the rifle grooves but keeping the bore diameter (7.92mm) the same. As Glenn said, lots of commercial sporters, were made with .318″ grooves between t…[Read more]