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Ballard Breach Seater
May 2nd, 2019 at 4:42pm
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Does anyone have a picture of a Ballard breach seater that they would like to share. The reason I ask is I have my eye on a Ballard in 32-40. I have several of Russ Weber's seaters for a CPA and have made one for a Remington Hepburn. Also does the Ballard have enough caming action to use a plugged case to breach seat a cast bullet?
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Re: Ballard Breach Seater
Reply #1 - May 2nd, 2019 at 4:47pm
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Here's two plungers, 32-38, and a Russ Weber seater;
  
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Reply #2 - May 2nd, 2019 at 5:25pm
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Another option would be to use Schoyen's approach by using a Lug on the action and then making one similar to his own and a Traditional approach.

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Re: Ballard Breach Seater
Reply #3 - May 2nd, 2019 at 7:36pm
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I made one that pushes the bullet in off the sight base.  I'll did it out an take a picture if you think you might want to do it that way.  I pushes off of the right side screw the sight staff pivots on. You do have to pay attention to hold it the same each time; but, then, shooting a Ballard requires paying attention to double charging  Shocked
  

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Reply #4 - May 2nd, 2019 at 8:25pm
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Thank you for the replies. I don't think I'll use the sight base but that is another option. Will have to see if I get the Ballard.

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Re: Ballard Breach Seater
Reply #5 - May 2nd, 2019 at 8:36pm
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This is the breech seating tool I built to use in my Ballard rifles. I have different rods/cases for different calibers and guns.

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Reply #6 - May 2nd, 2019 at 9:09pm
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Another option is to install a stud on the barrel. That way you don't have to drill and tap a nice action.

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Re: Ballard Breach Seater
Reply #7 - May 2nd, 2019 at 9:19pm
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I too use what I call the stirrup style seater with sliding adjustable inserts.  The middle one has a provision to use thin washers to adjust the seating depth while the bottom one requires the bottom threaded piece to be screwed in and out.  Once the desired depth was ascertained, I secured it with Loctite.

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Re: Ballard Breach Seater
Reply #8 - May 2nd, 2019 at 10:26pm
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Another variation, using a notched addition behind the rear block. 

Slip the loaded seater into the breach, rotate the tab 90 degrees counter-clockwise into the extension, pull handle to seat bullet.

Doug Knoell's work.
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Reply #9 - May 3rd, 2019 at 4:38pm
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My Ballard breech seater
  
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Reply #10 - May 3rd, 2019 at 4:57pm
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Does that one push against the hooks into the receiver, against the tang sight base, or both?

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Reply #11 - May 3rd, 2019 at 8:00pm
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Hooks on receiver and totally clears the sight
  
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Reply #12 - May 5th, 2019 at 4:58pm
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Today I pulled the trigger at the auction house and the Ballard will be my newest play toy. Searching the net I found this breach seater. Can anyone tell me if it is one of Russ Weber's and if anyone has used a seater like this one?
Here is the link to the rifle.
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Re: Ballard Breach Seater
Reply #13 - May 5th, 2019 at 5:17pm
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That looks like it could be a Weber seater, but not positive. Very nice Ballard you got at the auction!
  

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Re: Ballard Breach Seater
Reply #14 - May 5th, 2019 at 7:16pm
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Yes it is a Weber seater.
I have seen him selling that particular style of his seater at Raton.

Russ makes a breech seater for just about every single shot rifle made.

Send him a couple of fired cases and he will thread them to screw onto this seater.
  
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