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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    while I prefer traditional lube groove style boolits, If I were to load some of those Lee TL boolits, I'd use 240gr SWC data...try the Starting load and work up, as with most any other cast boolit load.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    The two different savage 340 rifles that I owned, both had issues with feeding ammo from the Magazine. I read plenty of posts in a few different forums that the 340 is notorious for magazine problems. Anyway, new replacement magazines solved my...
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    Yesterday, 01:17 PM
    If there wasn't such a partisan force at work, I could possibly get on board with Anthropological Global Warming, but because of the politics behind the push to control people for the sake of an alleged climate crisis, makes me believe the claims...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:01 PM
    Most commercial bullets that are advertised as hard cast are typically 92-6-2. Which is 6% antimony. Lyman #2 is 5% antimony. If you are wanting something like 20:1 for BPCR, I would think that even getting the percentage down to 2% antimony...
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    Yesterday, 09:50 AM
    I picked the first few cherry tomatoes this week. I expect the larger tomatoes to kick in next week. the Okra is getting real close as well
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-20-2018, 02:52 PM
    I thought the color around the 231 was blue in the good old days?
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-19-2018, 11:10 PM
    Just a guess here, but two things that pop into my mind. 1. Typically a cast boolit with a copper GC is lubed...I suspect the lube may inhibit copper fouling. 2. Typically a cast boolit with a copper GC will obturate to seal the bore, whereas...
    2 replies | 96 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    07-19-2018, 10:59 PM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Old Bore mirror in Our Town
    "Barrel-lite" ...My go-to tool for bore illumination
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 08:39 PM
    Dang you sound like Dennis Marshall! ;-)
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 07:36 PM
    The part of the extractor that folds down over the face of the bolt is the CLAW on a claw extractor, the bevel is the bottom edge of that claw that slips into the extractor groove of the cartridge, notice the shape, very very little at a time.
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 07:27 PM
    I've done a couple from BLANKS and they needed extra work to be 100% To tight or not enough rounded off on lower corner, feeding issue, too loose and you are screwed, it can jump the extractor over the rim and you can run it like a push feed, not...
    34 replies | 390 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 07:14 PM
    Look directly at the face of the extractor, head on if you will, you will see the bevel on the edge of the extractor. That bevel is what slips into the extractor groove on the cartridge. After you get the extractor to fit down in to the groove in...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 05:48 PM
    This is the best I can do with cell phone. Bolt is in same position as your picture, no cartridge under claw as yours, note the extractor to bolt interface, that is what it should look like. I hope this helps you
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 05:31 PM
    Yes and then the bevel on the claw to cartridge head, the cartridge should slip under the extractor with enough force to hold the cartridge in place-CRF. make sure the collar wraps around the groove in the bolt as a slip fit also, especially if...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 03:13 PM
    Maybe this will help, maybe not:-) cell phone pictures not too good. SR extractor on bolt and with cartridge under extractor lip. You may have the wrong extractor or one that has never been fit, maybe even an extractor collar that is wrong?
    34 replies | 390 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 02:24 PM
    There's way to much clearance between bolt and bottom of extractor, there is not that much with a cartridge under the lip of one that's correct.
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 02:19 PM
    Yes that looks to high and is causing the bind I would guess, once you fit that correctly then the claw/ bevel will need fit to case head. Where did you get the extractor, one of Midways NEW blanks?
    34 replies | 390 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 12:41 PM
    Sounds like a blank new extractor that has not been fit to case head yet?
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-18-2018, 12:37 PM
    I use a 5 gal bucket with about 4 gal of water in it. I float 7-8 small wet Dollar Store sponges on top of the water, a bullet just tips the sponge and dumps. If you do slash water in a cavity it is gone instantly anyway so no worries.
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-17-2018, 02:23 PM
    I've been using it with powder coated gas checked bullets for 3 years now according to the 2015 date on the HBN bottle. I've also added to lube(no value I could determine) and used on a patch to condition the bore, helped with getting HBN back into...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    07-17-2018, 01:54 PM
    I tried it in 30-06 with 200 gr Lee bullet, nice mild load and reasonably accurate for conditions that day. 15.0 grs was most accurate of 14-16 tested, 5 round groups of 1.5"-100yd @ 10*F Jan 2004, 15.0=1556 fps from 22" Savage 110. WSF(15.0=1555...
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  • 2ndAmendmentNut's Avatar
    07-17-2018, 09:18 AM
    Just about any AR will fill your needs of working when you pull the trigger and hitting a large target at 200-300 yards. The fairly cheap ARs that people seem to be pretty happy with are the DPMS and Ruger rifles. One word of advice is to not buy...
    37 replies | 663 view(s)
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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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