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    Today, 11:44 AM
    Almost anything would work, but you absolutely must have rigidity, and a solid attachment to the stock. It's got to support the stock and guide it as it recoils through the bags. That's a pretty violent event, and just like the bedding of the...
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  • excess650's Avatar
    Today, 11:21 AM
    excess650 replied to a thread AR furniture in Factory Rifles
    I like the Magpul CTR buttstock for a carbine in that it isn't loosey-goosey. For the grip I prefer the Ergo. I'm debating as to whether or not try an Ace skeleton stock. My thought is that an AR should be lightweight, so quad rails loaded with...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    Today, 10:37 AM
    Here's my thought (feel free to disagree with me): With normal shooting, the object of burning the powder is to improve the shooter. However, many of you have improved your proficiency with a rifle to the point where it becomes difficult to...
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    Today, 12:22 AM
    I wouldn't really call it a "contraption". It's a simple aluminum plate screwed to the bottom of your stock that simply widens the footprint and turns your V bottom fishing boat into a pontoon platform that doesn't roll over so easy. If you're...
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    Today, 12:02 AM
    Gear, sounds to me like you would benefit greatly from a forend sled: http://www.accurateshooter.com/gear-reviews/front-sleds-stabilize-sporters-and-ars/ If your forend looks like this, you don't have near such a problem with your rifle rolling...
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    Yesterday, 11:49 PM
    Just had a client come in tonight with a couple guns he wanted me to cut the barrels down on to 17" One was a beat up Remington 760. No problem. Then he pulled out this immaculate Winchester model 88.................... The bluing was perfect...
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    Yesterday, 11:36 PM
    goodsteel replied to a thread I'm ready in Hunting with CB's
    Sink that low, and I'll make sure your next rifle has a mother of pearl possum inlayed on it instead of a buck. LOL!
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  • excess650's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:31 PM
    8208XBR should be close to 4895 in burn rate, so should work. I've tried it in the 5.56x45, but not the '06.
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  • Ben's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:53 PM
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?239219-8-mm-NOE-Mold-arrived-today
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:32 PM
    goodsteel replied to a thread I'm ready in Hunting with CB's
    This is the rifle the OP refers to: http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?207109-quot-The-Genesis-Rifle-quot-358-Winchester-with-a-touch-of-class&highlight=Genesis+rifle
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  • excess650's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:58 PM
    I read the OP asking about powders for CAST, so I'll say 2400, H322, and 4895.
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    Yesterday, 12:56 PM
    I ran about 800 cast rounds through my Stag 5.56 before I cleaned the BCG, and was amazed at how little crud was in there, but I do tend to run 'em wet. NOE 225-70 w/gc and sized .227"
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    Yesterday, 12:20 PM
    goodsteel replied to a thread I'm ready in Hunting with CB's
    Glad you like it milkman. Definitely one of my finest creations, and very accurate too. That's the same load that my rifle likes best. Just remember to make the Boolits hard enough! What speed did you settle on with that rifle? Mine was happiest...
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    Yesterday, 10:46 AM
    Gear, when using good quality Reamers with stone sharpened edges, you would be surprised how consistent the diameters are. I just cut two more chambers last week, and carefully measured the throats on them. It will surprise you to know that the...
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  • Ben's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:08 AM
    I like your spelling. That's a bit of class. Seems many don't have spell check, wish they did.
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  • Ben's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:52 AM
    This is fired out of my 5.5 inch Super Redhawk 454 Casull. Not fired from a rifle, BUT...., I don't know why it wouldn't work well in a rifle. Plenty powerful ! !
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:19 AM
    Now now, don't go knockin the Rossi's. I've been in and out of those too, and I own one. Love them 92's. Like the Marlins, everything that makes them rough and unweildy is due to an excess of material that can easily be stoned down. Many have said...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 08:53 PM
    You're average booliteer has more weight variance than that in his castings as a matter of course (However, that doesn't mean those variations are off balance.). This just shows how little it takes to blow a group at high velocity. I have been...
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  • Ben's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 06:56 PM
    I'll take the .357 Lube sizer die. PM Sent
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  • excess650's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 06:56 PM
    I shoot 5.56 and 300BO in ARs, both with cast, and see no reason to have a separate forum.
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  • Ben's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 02:51 PM
    Get ready , you're going to get several different answers.
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  • Ben's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 01:42 PM
    Some 0000 steel wool wrapped around a Q Tip and dipped in your oil and a good scrubbing in the rusted areas should remove the rust after your previous treatment with oil.
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 10:41 AM
    I suppose another way to put it is: accross the board, over any firearm and any caliber/gauge, if I had my choice of best that any American gunmaker has produced, I would choose Winchester every time, and not think twice. But if I had my choice...
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  • Ben's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 07:51 AM
    That isn't polyurathane, it is factory Dupont RKW, it is bad about cracking with time.
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  • excess650's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 05:41 AM
    excess650 replied to a thread 357Maximum in Cast Boolits
    and his mother dresses him funny,,?
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 12:07 AM
    Thank you for posting those comments BjornB. Larry contacted me earlier this evening and requested that I delete both his attempts as he was unable to satisfactorily complete either of them. I'm glad the information was brought forward after all.
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  • Ben's Avatar
    10-19-2014, 07:13 PM
    Ben replied to a thread Taurus 905 9mm Revolver in Cast Boolits
    The flare you put on the case mouths to seat the bullets must be removed with your seating die. Are you certain that you did this ? Measure the end of the case mouth of your reloads and a 9 mm factory round, that comparison should tell you...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    10-19-2014, 10:02 AM
    I've had my grubby hands all over the innards of these rifles. You want the truth? Here it is: I have seen loose and tight pre 64s I have seen loose and tight post 64s They all were better average quality than Marlin, except for those few...
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  • excess650's Avatar
    10-19-2014, 09:11 AM
    A couple of my favorites are older Lee single cavity C309-150-F and C324-175-R. The CTL312-160-2R is a favorite 30cal plinking boolit in several 30cals, and this one casts .311" and is double cavity.
    3 replies | 229 view(s)
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I cast my first boolits before the age of 10 with a pot in the fireplace, ladle, and Colt 1860 Army mould. I shot my first flintlock and started reloading before I was 15, and that was some 40 years ago. I've shot rifle and handgun competitively for more than 30 years and still hold a national record. I've never been afraid to share my loading data or techniques as I consider it a challenge to others to surpass my results. I'm not a braggart, but rather feel our society is spiraling into an abyss due to lack of education and lack of ambition to succeed on one's own.
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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
GC Gas Check