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Forum: Bullet Making 03-30-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 19,960
Posted By iiranger
Well, O.K.

I was never a "good" hippie. Not anti war (Uncle jumped in to the Battle of the Bulge and survived to 96... while his brother, my father, sat on an island in the Pacific with the war somewhere...
Forum: Bullet Making 03-28-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 19,960
Posted By iiranger

One place to start is the Corbin web site. He does classfied ads reasonable and many are for goods purchased from him and now in estates... From there... well, ebay will not sell bullets or ammo but...
Forum: Bullet Making 03-27-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 22,244
Posted By iiranger
Harm by...

Rifleman Mag did a piece couple years back defining barrel wear as "flaking" of the steel in response to the nitrides in the hot powder gases. Obviously, with a .308 working at 55K CUP, a lot more...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 02-27-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,250
Posted By iiranger

#1). You should understand all sod poodles are not the same. I saw a map long ago and that country, west slope, is "white tailed" p'dog country. They are not as tightly packed as farther east, the...
Forum: Classifieds 02-21-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By iiranger
Check the LEE web site.

Lee does a selection of custom dies in less popular calibers at very reasonable cost. Now that my buddy the gunsmith is gone, they have 6mm/.284 dies right along. His favorite caliber. Shoots long....
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 01-31-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,196
Posted By iiranger
Quarter bore...

It always pleased and amused me, when Popular Sports did an article on the long range guns in PA. they had the .30/378 Weatherby as the big one then, I think; BUT they would admit that if the wind...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 08-18-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,514
Posted By iiranger
Numero Uno

#1). There was a gunsmith named Mr. Parker Ackley. He wrote a two volume set of books encompassing all the wildcats of his era, 1890s thru 1970s. He has been gone couple decades now. This is the...
Forum: Bullet Making 02-07-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 30,758
Posted By iiranger

Dave Corbin,, is a collector of such things and best "maybe" I know of. Then there is is semi retired brother Richard at Luck. Happy Trails.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 10-21-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,377
Posted By iiranger
In the alternative...

Lawyers are a monopoly. They hate to bother other professionals. So your chances are not great to start. BUT you do not need a lawyer to go to court. No, lawyers do not want you to know that. There...
Forum: Bullet Making 08-08-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 32,160
Posted By iiranger

Three big dogs in the business I know of. Dave corbin, etc., Richard Corbin,, and Bullet Swaging Supply/Mr. Blackmon. Prices vary and you have to do your own research. Mr....
Forum: Bullet Making 02-24-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 42,672
Posted By iiranger
The other big two two...

Brothers, no longer working together (surprise!). Dave Corbin,, and Richard Corbin, Dave has more printed material and, MAYBE, slightly faster delivery at greater cost....
Forum: Classifieds 10-27-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,745
Posted By iiranger
Mr. Brown of

Mr. Brown has done much work with the .30/30 parent/child .219 Don Wasp. Forms casses. I would think you could possibly get some that are not shortened, still the .219 form. Formed from .30/30... He...
Forum: Classifieds 10-27-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,433
Posted By iiranger
Don't forget...

The .30/40 Krag and .303 British are of same vintage. Very similar. I have never considered reforming .303 to .30/40 but if you are desparate. Lots of .303 around. Additionally, the .405 Winchester...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 10-07-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,285
Posted By iiranger
It is called "pica" in animals... "Munchies" in people

As said, the creature lacks something and is trying to get it from somewhere else. Kids and animals eat "dirt" for this reason. Friend just washed his van and we went out shooting. When we returned...
Forum: Big Game 03-28-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,145
Posted By iiranger
I save some of this, dated???


Prairie Dog Hunting in South Dakota

A few tips for those who need a bit of help to get started
Forum: Bullet Making 11-30-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,963
Posted By iiranger
Ghee, I forgot, must be gettin old...

Both Dave and Richard Corbin have written books and have them posted, inet version sans pictures, on their web sites. Much good info for the looking, taking, etc. And freeeee...

Dave's is...
Forum: Bullet Making 11-23-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,963
Posted By iiranger
Oh yes,

As to getting started, Mr. Corbin, Dave has a set of books that pretty well covers the bases. Or you can go with just "Rediscover Swaging" and get a pretty good overview.

Tools, properly cared...
Forum: Bullet Making 11-23-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,963
Posted By iiranger

Three BIG sources.; Dave Corbin... Big wind in the business. He knows and communicates. Little more expensive but somewhat quicker delivery.

ASIDE: As indicated, "low cost" is ??? ...
Forum: Bullet Making 08-28-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,364
Posted By iiranger
Dear Dungheap...

Seems you haven't heard the story of "Eureka." That is a Greek exclaimation.

King ordered a crown. Metalsmith took x amount of gold, made the crown and suddenly had more gold than he should. King...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-03-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,104
Posted By iiranger
For "dummies" (like me)

My buddy the gunsmith taught me a bunch. In this case I would suggest "idiot marks." Once it is right and you are sure it is right, you scratch a couple lines that "line up" things and give you...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-03-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,371
Posted By iiranger

Quieter? Two thoughts. One is "less gas" (propellant gas). Lighter loads. Fast powder. Bullseye is about the fastest. Doesn't take much. #2). Cars have mufflers, not to reduce, but to "spread out"...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 07-03-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,015
Posted By iiranger
Can you handle the truth?

Dr. O. Warberg, 1931, said "cancer is a low oxygen condition of the cells." Only holder of two unshared Noble prizes in medicine. Nominated for a 3rd but politician was making a stink and he got...
Forum: Bullet Making 05-13-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,297
Posted By iiranger
Talking Basics

Dave Corbin is the "big wind" with lots of books and other information and he deserves compensation for his efforts...Others are not as vocal and charge less.

Dave Corbin,,,...
Forum: Bullet Making 11-20-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,410
Posted By iiranger
At the bottom of Lee pages

there is a section for "seconds" and cast presses are as low as $85.00... With blemish or chipped paint.. Happy Holidays...
Forum: Bullet Making 11-15-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,608
Posted By iiranger
By the way...

This new pistol round, FN 5.7x28, case diameter factory spec it .311... Cut the body off and use the base as a wadcutter??? Sometimes crazy ideas make money, usually not... Happy Holidays...
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