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Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 06-15-2022, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,201
Posted By Oso Polaris
I have done it the other way around testing small...

I have done it the other way around testing small pistol primers for use in small rifle cartridges. Aside from primer cup thickness, the pistol primers tended to be a little hotter/faster...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 05-13-2022, 03:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By Oso Polaris
Case Forming on a Progressive Press and Modifying a Case Trim Die

Guys it been a while. I haven't had much time shooting of late. The only open project on my reloading bench is a 300HAM'R that I will be using for pigs. Not a varmint cartridge, but I needed input...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 03-29-2022, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By Oso Polaris
JD - I think that Woodcraft offers a comparable...

JD - I think that Woodcraft offers a comparable set of Pfeil chisels. Per their description the set includes: 8mm straight chisel, 12mm No. 5 gouge, 10mm No. 7 gouge, 10mm No. 9 gouge, 3mm No. 11...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 03-28-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By Oso Polaris
You may be looking at two (2) different types of...

You may be looking at two (2) different types of chisels:
1) Bench Chisels - used for making/refining wood joints and other similar building tasks
2) Carving Chisels - as name implies there are...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 03-27-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,897
Posted By Oso Polaris
AI - I don't believe any of this until there is a...

AI - I don't believe any of this until there is a photo of the completed rifle sitting on the bench at the range and a photo of you with a grin. "Selfie" time as my kids would say or for me it is...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 03-13-2022, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By Oso Polaris
I don't know about the 0 moa base. I just...

I don't know about the 0 moa base. I just checked their website and it only lists the 20MOA scope base. You might reach out to them and ask the question.
...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 03-11-2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By Oso Polaris
Hands down if you are looking for a picatinny...

Hands down if you are looking for a picatinny scope base for the Howa Mini then MDT

https://mdttac.com/20-moa-picatinny-scope-base/
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 03-09-2022, 11:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,413
Posted By Oso Polaris
There is also an adapter made by Senecca...

There is also an adapter made by Senecca Woodworking that allows the XL Domino machine to use the smaller domino bits that are used with Festool’s standard domino machine (4mm -10mm)
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 03-08-2022, 12:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,413
Posted By Oso Polaris
Festool - expensive, but a couple of their...

Festool - expensive, but a couple of their products are hands down winners.
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 03-07-2022, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,413
Posted By Oso Polaris
Something you might also consider is different...

Something you might also consider is different sets of jaws or simply removable jaws. Instead on screwing them directly to the vise, you can use rare earth magnets imbedded in the wood jaws. These...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 03-02-2022, 02:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,078
Posted By Oso Polaris
K&M has a great adjustable depth case chamfer...

K&M has a great adjustable depth case chamfer tool that works really nicely and is adjustable from .17cal - 6mm. It is inexpensive, yet worth owning. There is also a video that you'll find linked...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 03-01-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,797
Posted By Oso Polaris
I'm will Bill - I like to shoot anything... ...

I'm will Bill - I like to shoot anything...

One of my favorite CZ's is a CZ452-CZ455 in an Ultra Lux. My range has a great setup with steel silhouettes. Nice blue bird day shootings Noah's Steel...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 02-26-2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,797
Posted By Oso Polaris
I was confused about the rimmed case comment... ...

I was confused about the rimmed case comment... I thought the whole reason to shoot a rimmed case was for the excuse to buy a lovely single shot or falling block rifle?!

The CZ527 and Sako (L46...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 02-26-2022, 03:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By Oso Polaris
I went with Inline Fabrication Quick Detach Mount...

I went with Inline Fabrication Quick Detach Mount System. You have your choice of getting a flush mounted base plate or going with one on a riser stand. For $20-$25 they offer a plate designed to...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 02-22-2022, 03:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,521
Posted By Oso Polaris
I'm not so much worried if they don't move...

I'm not so much worried if they don't move forward with the lathe option on the Henderson, but based on conversation with owner they are pretty excited about the tools evolution. I need to form a...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 02-20-2022, 01:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,457
Posted By Oso Polaris
I have a Sako L461 17-222 that I bought for a...

I have a Sako L461 17-222 that I bought for a sweat heart deal maybe 4 years ago for $800 (down from $1K). It should have been $1400.

If you like the rifle then buy it. The 17-222 is a...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 02-20-2022, 01:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,521
Posted By Oso Polaris
I don't think you could go wrong with either...

I don't think you could go wrong with either unit. Giraud is local (Houston area) and I have used his gear for a number of years without complaint.

I decided to go with Henderson because of my...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 02-19-2022, 03:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,521
Posted By Oso Polaris
I started out with the Lee trimmer (hand crank)...

I started out with the Lee trimmer (hand crank) and quickly moved to the WFT for 223 and to trim 300BO cases. I have a couple of the Giraud Tri-way trimmers and they work great.

Recently I placed...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 02-16-2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,113
Posted By Oso Polaris
We all got this lesson. I have the older version...

We all got this lesson. I have the older version with the torch attached to the machine on the right side. I had to change out how the torch was attached to get better control of where it pointed. ...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 02-15-2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,113
Posted By Oso Polaris
You complaint about customer response is...

You complaint about customer response is legitimate under normal market conditions. These smaller owner operated manufacturing operations are buried just trying to manufacture the products.

I...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 02-13-2022, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,221
Posted By Oso Polaris
Guys - thanks for the feedback!!! The durability...

Guys - thanks for the feedback!!! The durability of the linkage for case forming was my concern on the Marksman. Looks like RC stays, and MEC finds a new home.

In my mind there are different...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 02-13-2022, 04:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,221
Posted By Oso Polaris
Sorting out Presses - MEC Marksman for Case Forming?

My parents' health has deteriorated rapidly over past year, which resulted in me pivoting life to stabilize/care for them. Other past 6 months I have seen enough 80 year old assets to justify the...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 01-14-2022, 04:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,161
Posted By Oso Polaris
As a rule of thumb "Yes", However, there are...

As a rule of thumb "Yes", However, there are enough "irregularities" in which the case web thickness of different headstamps vary even though the cases are military 5.56...I have seen some...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 01-13-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,161
Posted By Oso Polaris
Due to the higher pressure of military rounds,...

Due to the higher pressure of military rounds, 5.56 cases have a thicker web, which would mean that a .223 case would have greater case capacity. By extension factory 221 Fireball brass would have...
Forum: Small Caliber Discussion Board 01-08-2022, 03:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,897
Posted By Oso Polaris
What is the age of the rifle. It it is 1870's or...

What is the age of the rifle. It it is 1870's or newer are you sure it is 17-223 and not just 17 Remington?

or by chance is it 17-222?
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