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Offline mazo kid

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Re: I've got a secret....
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2015, 03:19:08 PM »
Hey Kirk, can you taste that gun yet? It keeps calling out your name....."Kirk, come and get me!" I can load a few black powder rounds for you as I have several 45-70 molds/weights, from 305 grains to 550 grains.

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Re: I've got a secret....
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2015, 07:51:02 PM »
I dream about it nightly. Trust me.
It would bev nice to get a few rounds with it. Maybe I'll get to shoot it before the winter winds blow?
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Re: I've got a secret....
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2015, 08:18:25 AM »
CK, you asked about a powder drop tube....easy enough to make your own if you want to use one. Here is one I threw together a few years ago, still need to paint/stain it. But it works without that refinement!

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Re: I've got a secret....
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2015, 08:23:03 AM »
I just used some scrap pieces of maple flooring that I have in abundance, but any wood will work. I can either clamp or bolt it to the bench top. I used 1/4" copper tubing, but copper, brass, brake line, even aluminum arrow shaft does the job. I cut a slot in the wood (drilled it and filed it square) to fit a square nut in to put a bit of tension on the tube and makes it adjustable for different brass cases.
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Copper adapter coupling on top to put a small funnel in.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2015, 08:26:20 AM by mazo kid »

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Re: I've got a secret....
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2015, 08:30:25 AM »
Mazo, that looks nice.  L@.

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Re: I've got a secret....
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2015, 04:26:01 AM »
Too much work for me, I opt for the slow pour method.

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Re: I've got a secret....
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2015, 06:51:43 AM »
Kevin, the only extra "work" was the making of the stand itself. Everything else would be pretty much equal. There are times when I don't use the drop tube, like smaller pistol cases. Then I just tap the case with something like a screwdriver handle after putting powder in, and it settles nicely.

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Re: I've got a secret....
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2015, 04:18:53 AM »
mazo kid,

Sorry, I was not referring to the woodworking.  That, for me, is a bit of therapy and very relaxing.  For me, the work would be the juggling of the tube, case, powder etc.  And it would remind me of when I was chasing the last bit of minutia to achieve a better group.  It became consuming and shooting lost it's enjoyment.  The pursuit of "perfection" eventually caused me to quit shooting altogether.  Now, I am happy with rifles that get me to 3 MOA, all day, every day.  Handguns are still my weak spot, it was C&B that got me shooting again, and only accurate handguns are considered for sport.

I reload to garner more enjoyment from the sport.  I shoot to relax and improve myself.  It is a battle!

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Re: I've got a secret....
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2015, 09:24:35 AM »
Understood, but I still maintain the drop tube is not much different than your method....place brass under tube, dump powder in funnel. We each use methods we have worked out. I have never been a competition shooter (although I did shoot Expert with an M1). I reload and shoot strictly for my own relaxation and fun.

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Re: I've got a secret....
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2019, 03:02:21 PM »
Looks like I've neglected to update this thread... ^j)


This is the very fine Pedersoli Sharps I purchased from our own Mazo Kid. To say I'm absolutely thrilled with it is the understatement of the decade.







More later...
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