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Re: .50-95 die set
« Reply #40 on: February 23, 2021, 10:32:58 PM »
I measured that, the primer is still below the case face by .010”.  I was surprised by that, I thought it might be flush or even proud but it wasnt

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Re: .50-95 die set
« Reply #41 on: February 23, 2021, 10:51:12 PM »
That was my concern when I read your post. I'm glad that it is working for you.
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Re: .50-95 die set
« Reply #42 on: February 27, 2021, 10:19:57 PM »
I made up some more brass and went out to the farm for some more shootin.  I posted some videos on youtube and thought y’all might get a kick out of them






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Re: .50-95 die set
« Reply #43 on: February 28, 2021, 07:30:05 AM »
Like your video's Nohorse , that 76 is a Handy Heavy Hitter . I believe your 50-90 Sharps brass will be much easier to form into 50-95 wcf . Just not having to reduce the rim thickness will be a big plus . Thanks for sharing your Video and review .,,,,DT

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Re: .50-95 die set
« Reply #44 on: February 28, 2021, 09:17:13 AM »
I love the smile after the shot in the 1st shooting vid, that says it all! I see you have what looks like a Lyman peep sight? what model is that?
I haven't done much of anything with mine, it's cold outside, cold in the reloading room, bad shoulder, and being a 3rd shifter, motivation is slow in coming most days. But it's looking to get warmer soon. I know, excuses excuses wimp excuses.

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Re: .50-95 die set
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Re: .50-95 die set
« Reply #45 on: February 28, 2021, 09:17:44 AM »
Thanks DT.  All your input made this project a lot easier for me.  All your help is greatly appreciated

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Re: .50-95 die set
« Reply #46 on: February 28, 2021, 09:19:35 AM »
Thanks King. I describe the tang sight and mounting it in the non-shooting video.  It is for a Marlin 1895

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Re: .50-95 die set
« Reply #47 on: February 28, 2021, 09:21:01 AM »
Very nice videos!!  Many thanks for posting and sharing the adventure.  Good luck with the brass and keep us posted..

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Re: .50-95 die set
« Reply #48 on: February 28, 2021, 09:22:54 AM »
Thanks PB. I will get back to y’all after I get the new brass where it needs to be.

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Re: .50-95 die set
« Reply #49 on: February 28, 2021, 09:40:15 AM »
Hey King, the non shooting video also talks about changing the front sight.  It was very easy to do and the new sight was about $15.  I used a slightly taller sight to lower my point of impact on the target.  The original sight was .375” high.  I used a .410” and it lowered the point of impact with the rear sight folded down, to 50 yards.  With the original sight it was between 2-6” high at 50 yards depending on bullet velocity.

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Re: .50-95 die set
« Reply #50 on: February 28, 2021, 10:01:46 AM »
It was a long video, I admit to skipping thru it. I'll watch it again in full later. I pm'ed you.

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Re: .50-95 die set
« Reply #51 on: February 28, 2021, 11:38:13 AM »
King I did not receive a PM.  I just checked my settings and it says OK to receive from anyone...  my profile also allows anyone to email me, so if you need me you can send an email

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Re: .50-95 die set
« Reply #52 on: March 01, 2021, 06:20:44 PM »
My Starline .50-90 brass came in today, sure is pretty!  Except the case rim thickness runs from .060 - .062 and my bolt will not close on them.  Thats just my luck.  Oh well I guess while they are in the lathe getting the rim diameter reduced I can make another cut across the face to thin out the rims. The more I think about it Maybe Buffalo Arms is reducing the rim thickness when they convert .50-90 to .50-95?  They could do it from the front side and the markings would not be touched?   I was able to shorten and resize 1 piece and I stuffed a tight bullet into the case mouth and chucked it in my 1/2” drill and ran the rim against a file to bring it down to .628 outside diameter. I could then fit it into the rifle after trimming the face on some sand paper. I will prolly be able to try out the new brass in a month or two after I get the cases worked out ::)

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Re: .50-95 die set
« Reply #53 on: March 07, 2021, 09:03:05 AM »
If you're going to thin the rim thickness, be sure not to remove enough from the face (headstamp side) so the primers are not recessed when seated.  When making my 40-60 brass from 45-70 Starline I had to remove thickness from the "inside" portion so the primers were not "proud".  I didn't think of that until Slamfire mentioned it to me - smart man Slamfire is.


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Re: .50-95 die set
« Reply #54 on: March 08, 2021, 03:34:09 PM »
Thanks KenH I will keep that as a top priority

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Re: .50-95 die set
« Reply #55 on: March 25, 2021, 09:21:46 AM »
How's it going? Things kinda dried up.

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Re: .50-95 die set
« Reply #56 on: March 25, 2021, 10:41:57 PM »
 Hate it when life get's in the way !! :'(
 
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Re: .50-95 die set
« Reply #57 on: March 27, 2021, 10:06:49 PM »
I finally got to use my friends lathe.  I made 33 pieces of 50-90 converted to 50-95.  It took me about 15 hours just to make the 33 cases.  Dang.  Well I loaded them with 32.0 and 33.0 grains of 5744 with the Barnes 450 jacketed bullet/. I have everything packed up to head to the range in the morning.  If I get decent results at 50 yards with consistent velocities and accuracy, I will switch over to the 200 yard steel plate.  It is about 12 or 14”.  Iwill report back.

King, have you made any ammo or fired your Presidio yet?

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Re: .50-95 die set
« Reply #58 on: March 28, 2021, 07:12:32 AM »
No,  :-[ I have not. PM'd you yesterday.

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Re: .50-95 die set
« Reply #59 on: March 28, 2021, 07:37:29 PM »
King no PM’s have come in.  I did get out to the range today and tested 32 and 33 grains of 5744.  32=1271 fps and 33=1300 fps.  The 32 seemed to group a little better.  I think I have my load with the jacketed 450 grain bullet

 

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