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    Today, 08:24 PM
    cbrick replied to a thread Road Trip! in Our Town
    A scotch man huh? I have four bottles of Jack Daniels for just such an occasion, Old #1, Old #7, Old #8 and Jack Select. Have a safe trip, I'm green with envy. :mrgreen: Rick
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    Today, 08:12 PM
    Yep, that's a problem for me also. I've got the chrono, a rifle (while not a bench gun) that I would like to see what I could do with it but I have access to a 100 yard range. Sure will put a crimp on the long range testing but I'll do what I can at...
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    Today, 06:43 PM
    hehe, Jim, your age is showing, that's old school. I ran the Los Angeles Silhouette Club for several years, one of the things I started was a match called The Extravaganza of Silhouette, a huge success. By the third annual held on Labor Day weekend...
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    Today, 03:23 PM
    Neither a low standard deviation or a low extreme spread are the final word on anything, of course the target is. The S.D. and E.V. are one of many tools and to me well worth paying attention to. A good group combined with good chrono reading makes...
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    Today, 03:00 PM
    I don't know about a gift but I can tell you all about years of working at it. I shot NRA long range handgun (mostly revolver) and I had been working at it for 10 years before the guys that could do it even noticed I was there. I kept working on it...
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    Today, 02:07 PM
    cbrick replied to a thread Testing the 30XCB in Special Projects
    First, I've never used the Lyman 4500 gas check seater. Or the Lyman lubrisizer for that matter. Also I've never used the Lyman slip on checks and don't know how well they do or don't fit. I developed my method because forcing the check onto shanks...
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    Today, 11:16 AM
    Not so fast, what you see in the picture is 5 shots from a 10" FA 41 mag, scoped from the bench. That target is at 150 meters (164 yards), the target size is 4 1/2" from the top of the leg to the edge of the back. Lead splatters laterally when...
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    Today, 09:53 AM
    Your experience mirrors an article by Dr. Ken Oehler, that's been my experience also. I think I have that article, I'll look and post it if I find it. It makes understanding S.D. & A.V a bit easier. Rick
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    Yesterday, 11:30 PM
    Has anyone done accuracy testing with inside neck reaming vs. outside neck turning or with a combination of the two? I played with that several years ago and every attempt I made at inside neck reaming played havoc on groups. Could have been my...
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    Yesterday, 10:26 PM
    That's wrong on both questions. When heat treating a lead alloy it's the antimony (Sb) that causes the increase in hardness and without Sb there will be no increase. Stick-on WW has from very little to no Sb and only a trace of tin (Sn). Most...
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    Yesterday, 07:14 PM
    cbrick replied to a thread Boolit Size in Cast Boolits
    No, I said in one post on one subject that I had no evidence and wasn't sure and I made that perfectly clear. On the alloy you are wrong unless you raise the Sn far above what most use, antimony is the reason for shrinkage or lack thereof. As for...
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    Yesterday, 06:41 PM
    My competitive shooting days are over. Age, 30 years with diabetes and cataracts has seen to that. When we were building the current range about 35 years ago, before we poured the concrete slab we dug a four foot deep hole and set in a 3 foot...
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    Yesterday, 05:12 PM
    cbrick replied to a thread Boolit Size in Cast Boolits
    Ok, if that's the science of it. I seem to remember being very clear that I didn't know and it was a confusing issue. For that I got 2 snotty reply's from the same poster on 2 subjests but that's ok, speaks volumes and turns out to be his loss not...
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    Yesterday, 02:51 PM
    cbrick replied to a thread Boolit Size in Cast Boolits
    Have it your way.
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    Yesterday, 02:13 PM
    cbrick replied to a thread Boolit Size in Cast Boolits
    This is one of those subjects that can make a guy go cross eyed. I tend to agree with 44man on this one though I've never tried to test it. Here's why I agree with Jim: Very true that metal expands with heat but (there's always a "but" isn't...
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    Yesterday, 01:51 PM
    Where does the number 226,000 come from? From people that are not nearly as mathematically challenged as I am. Who came up with it? Dunno but the formula I posted in post #133 is the standard formula of determining momentum. Rick
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    Yesterday, 01:23 PM
    cbrick replied to a thread Boolit Size in Cast Boolits
    You'll get very similar results with CWW and pure lead. CWW by tested results have 2% Sb and 0.5% Sn (average) and of course the pure PB has neither. You'll get less shrinkage with the CWW because of the Sb even with the very low Sn percentage. ...
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    Yesterday, 11:14 AM
    cbrick replied to a thread Boolit Size in Cast Boolits
    No, that is incorrect. It IS the antimony (Sb) that effects shrinkage. The higher the Sb the less shrinkage there will be. A lino bullet will cast larger than a WW bullet because of the higher Sb. Tin (Sn) will have minimal effect on shrinkage...
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    Yesterday, 09:41 AM
    I love it when a plan works out well. :mrgreen: Sure, group it a few more times to be sure it repeats but it looks like you've got it now. Keep us informed how it goes. Rick
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    Yesterday, 12:36 AM
    Not nearly as fast as some people think. I HT a few boxes of RCBS 35 200 bullets to 30 BHN, put them in a box properly labeled with date and all the details of the alloy, HT etc. Put them under the bench and forgot them. 10 years later I discovered...
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    10-20-2014, 10:30 PM
    Remember what? :veryconfu Rick
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    10-20-2014, 10:01 PM
    Ah, I see. Hey, wait a minute, are you calling me old? :veryconfu Rick
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    10-20-2014, 09:28 PM
    Another tip that may well help your HV testing. See those round boolit bases? They should be, need to be completely filled out and square/sharp edged. A more forceful, larger sprue puddle should help considerably. The easiest way to inspect boolit...
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    10-20-2014, 09:10 PM
    cbrick replied to a thread Road Trip! in Our Town
    I always stayed in the RV camp grounds also. Set the alarm for about 45 minutes before dawn, put the coffee on but don't turn on any lights. Sit at the dinette table and open the curtains, in a few minutes the Elk wander up the gully behind the RV...
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    10-20-2014, 07:33 PM
    cbrick replied to a thread Testing the 30XCB in Special Projects
    Larry, is it the entire CastBoolits site that you cannot post on from home or just this thread? Does your home computers work on other threads? Really strange. Robert says your not blocked or banned so if it's the entire site it about has to be your...
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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
GC Gas Check