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Offline Slamfire

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It had to be DONE !!
« on: September 10, 2021, 12:57:25 PM »
Finally put new ( home made ) frnt. & rear sights on my 45-60 ( again ), this time they worked " together ".
 To zero in I loaded 3 different loads , at 25 yds. all 3, grouped the same , then went to 75yds.
 THE Loads #1 ,,,, Imr 3031 ,,,30.5gn.W/ .4 filler ,,,457122HP , cast @ .343gn.,( no chrono this time ) @ 75yds. , bull was a 1"x 1x1/2" pcs. of blue painters tape ( looked like a nats behind ).
 LOAD #2 ,,,,,,,,,,, SAME as #1 ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,but w/ 457191 cast @ .318gn.  ALL brass trimmed to 1.870= OAL for 457122HP @ 2.275 +-.001-.002
 
 LOAD #3,,,,,,H-4198 ,,,25.5 wo/filr.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,W/  457191 ,,,. ""  ,,,,,,""  .      ""       ""       ""           ""    = OAL for 457191      @ 2.255 +-  ""  -  ""

   I have built me a " Range Box " W/ a LEE pro 1000 ( 80's model 3 hole'r ) holds all I need to reload at the range . Just set the dies at home on the bench , for each cal. has powder measure , digital scale ,primers , 1# powder, all the components , only weights 30# or less ( depending ) in a box 12"D x13"H,X 21" wide.  I LIKE IT !!!

    coffee's ready ,, Hootmix.

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Re: It had to be DONE !!
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2021, 10:09:16 PM »
I admire anyone with the skill to build their own sights.  That's impressive - at least to me!

But what kind of black powder load does it like?  ;D
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Re: It had to be DONE !!
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2021, 12:05:23 PM »
 These photo's show both positions ,# 1 ,is for storage & hauling.
                                                    #2 ,is in the loading position.

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Re: It had to be DONE !!
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2021, 12:16:54 PM »
 #3 is with cover locked and ready for transport to range or storage.

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Re: It had to be DONE !!
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2021, 03:34:05 PM »
That is a mighty fine range box Slamfire . ,,,,DT

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Re: It had to be DONE !!
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2021, 08:30:07 PM »
 Thank ya' DT ,I have been using it to do my experimental loads while at the range ( I keep notes of the loads ), weights about 22-30# with all I need .

  The Digital scale is a little touchy if it is very windy .


  coffee's ready ,, Hootmix.

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Re: It had to be DONE !!
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2021, 12:22:24 PM »
That range box looks well thought out . It sure speeds up the process  when you can load and test at the bench . Not to mention the ability to find out that a particular load is not worth pursuing , saving the time and components from being wasted  .  ,,,,,DT

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Re: It had to be DONE !!
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2021, 01:22:38 PM »
Nicely done!  I love a well thought out kit.

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Re: It had to be DONE !!
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2021, 06:25:11 PM »
  Hey DT,I think it saves me time ,, don't have to wait till I get home to load different loads ( 23 mile round  trip ).
 Thank ya' Phil, it did take several trial & re-do's , but it seems to be about right,, but any suggestions on improving the " KIT " i'm will to look at.


  Coffee's ready ,, Hootmix.

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Re: It had to be DONE !!
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2021, 10:09:59 PM »
Nice work. The brass cleaning machine must be in a different box, huh?  ;)

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Re: It had to be DONE !!
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2021, 10:38:06 AM »
 Hey King ,, I use those dishwasher packets ( w/ 3 different colored soaps ) in a gallon jug of warm water , after I clean the primer pockets , leave for about 40-45 min. , no longer or they turn orange looking . Put on (in ) a o'l towel , put my hair dryer on HI, roll the cases around and dry for 4-5 min. let set until ready to reload. Maybe takes 1hr. all together. FOOD for thought !!! a quart bottle of water ( with mix ) will fit in the box , de-prime at the range , put cases in bottle should be clean when ya' get home ,,, start again ( lol-lol ).

  coffee's ready ,, Hootmix.

 

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