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    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    I learned that all shot shell hulls are not the same diameter internally. and that not all wads are the same diameter externally and they might even be larger in the middle than at the gas seal. this can be good and or bad depending on the hull...
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    Yesterday, 09:51 PM
    Tomme beat me. 43-44 for 125's and 42 for 150's I have used both I and H type for both loads and usually do well depending on the powder at that point in time.
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    Yesterday, 06:48 PM
    nope it's just a coating. I shoot a CZ-75b and use the alloy I mentioned above. I size to 358. get a good lube groove design or a slick sided boolit and skip the LEE T/L designs.
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    Yesterday, 06:45 PM
    16 BHN for commercial cast sounds correct. it's usually 2/6/92 alloy.
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    Yesterday, 06:39 PM
    it's the round shooting into the chamber and hitting the end where the case mouth goes. I'm thinking you can smack the back of the pistol and chamber the round. and it doesn't happen every time. throating probably wouldn't help that, it doesn't...
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    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Mold preheating in Cast Boolits
    an old cookie sheet, an electrical box, or the bottom off another coffee can will work until you get a saw blade. if you were near me I'd drop a couple of blades off to you.
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    Yesterday, 06:23 PM
    I use the porta band. for lino pigs I use a hatchet and 2 2x4's. I notch the flat corners then flip it over and whack it on the point with the back of the hatchet, it snaps right off. then I just toss the pieces in the pot and make ingots out...
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    Yesterday, 06:20 PM
    I use the large ones as gas checks when I swage 223 bullets. other than that they go in a bucket to see if the scrap yard will take them some day.
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    Yesterday, 06:16 PM
    you guy's are newer so you don't know that 45/45/10 lube was designed to do exactly what your doing. Bens tumble lube also does the overcoat. they both work without the lube under them too. how fast they will go just depends on your...
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    Yesterday, 11:13 AM
    get all of that lead you can, and keep on getting it for as long as you can get it. one continuous source of same lead alloy is a godsend. it simplifies everything because you can then figure out what you need to make your house blend. a good...
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    Yesterday, 11:06 AM
    it ain't necessary if all you want is the powder coat to harden. I figure I could get a basket and cook like 50 boolits with a mark or two on them, or I can take 20 minutes and stand up 400 boolits and have them nice and smooth. or I can pour...
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    Yesterday, 10:59 AM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Alignment problem in Cast Boolits
    it's hard to see from the picture. but I think your describing two halves of a mold not quite joining up to make a round boolit. you can check this by closing the mold and looking at the top of the mold. gently run a sharp edge in the cavity's...
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    Yesterday, 10:48 AM
    what I'm hearing is the front drive band is hitting the end of the chamber. the mold your using needs a shorter oal. 1.1 or thereabouts AIRC it's not a problem to seat that deep you just need to lower your powder amount to compensate. work on...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    04-27-2017, 09:23 PM
    you can get away with plain old PVC if you cut slots in the side to act as windows. I also drilled cross holes on both ends of my tubes and use 1/16" cotter pins. I run the tube down to empty then run 5-6 more boolits then swap out the tube and...
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    04-27-2017, 09:09 PM
    right from NOE
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    04-27-2017, 09:00 PM
    good god a chance to go fishing. sounds like you might make it out before I do, unless I run some jigs through the flooding basement.
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    04-27-2017, 06:12 PM
    Hickok replied to a thread Lost a dear friend in Our Chapel
    My sympathy for your loss.
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    04-27-2017, 06:06 PM
    Hickok replied to a thread Sad news neigh in Our Chapel
    Oh such a tragic loss. Jesus said suffer,(allow) the children to come unto ME. I have no doubt at all that the little girl is with the Lord in Paradise. Prayers for healing and peace for all the families, and the driver.
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    04-27-2017, 06:01 PM
    Hickok replied to a thread Linda in Our Chapel
    Amen to all the prayers for Linda. Father God, glorify Your name through Your Son Christ Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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