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  • cbrick's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:30 PM
    SR 4759 is my normal powder in 308 for 180 & 200 gr bullets up to about 2000 fps. 18.0 to 20.0 gr works well. The 200 gr bullet groups opened up at 150 meters with 21.0 gr. To answer your question, would those bullets be a good choice? Sure,...
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    Yesterday, 10:54 PM
    cbrick replied to a thread Happy birthday "Button" in Our Town
    Enjoy every minute ya can, 10 is a golden age. Don't know where all the time went but before I knew it my little girl is a Grandma. Wow! Rick
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    Yesterday, 10:18 PM
    Thinking out loud, you changed powder and primer & still had 4 squibs, weak hammer spring maybe? How did the primer indent look on all of them, even the squibs? Rick
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    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    Your right, just looked again. Sorry, I need to be more careful. Rick
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    Yesterday, 02:57 PM
    :mrgreen: Yep, I never have said that there weren't lessons that I had to learn the hard way. I had a very early FA 454, load data that came with the revolver from FA for 240 gr bullet was 36.0 to 39.0 gr. and yep, I had to learn for myself they...
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  • cbrick's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:35 PM
    Probably so, that's a full 1.5 gr lighter than recommended starting charge. Hodgdon lists 16.5 to 17.5 gr H-110 for both rifle and pistol. H-110 should not be reduced, it will not burn well. A narrow window from start to max loads with H-110, in the...
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    Yesterday, 11:39 AM
    No, I didn't forget the origins of the 454. I also didn't forget that H-110 will not work well with reduced loads regardless of the primer. Happy Thanksgiving. :mrgreen: Rick
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    Yesterday, 11:30 AM
    Of course it's not Al's fault, he had it at the PO within hours of placing the order. Nothing in my post suggested otherwise. Uncle's civil servants on the other hand . . . :veryconfu Probably as 5R5 says, civil servants dealing with paper work....
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  • cbrick's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:23 AM
    Look at book loads for most any H-110 load and there is a very narrow window between starting and max loads. For a reason. Rick
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    Yesterday, 11:00 AM
    I ordered a mold from Al on Tuesday morning, according to tracking info it was at the Provo PO Tuesday afternoon shipped priority mail. Just checked on it and according to tracking info it's still at the Provo PO a day and a half later. :veryconfu ...
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    Yesterday, 10:20 AM
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    11-26-2014, 11:49 PM
    Don't know what you mean? I've tried spilling it and can't. :mrgreen: Rick
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    11-26-2014, 08:32 PM
    I have no idea if Gear has the NOE XCB. No real problem with muzzle blast with the loads it's seen so far. I shot a 270 JDJ for quite some time and while those loads were fairly stout I did all I could to avoid standing in front of it so the...
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    11-26-2014, 08:21 PM
    If I used all of my lino right down to the last drop (melted of course :mrgreen:) I could maybe get 40-50 bullets. It got way to hard to find and I gave up looking for it years ago. Couldn't use it on steel anyway . . . Rick
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    11-26-2014, 05:52 PM
    Didn't mean to imply the barrel is a virgin, there are a few hundred rounds through it but no real grouping. It's mostly been fed so far the same load that my 308 rifle shoots pretty well. In the rifle that's 19.0 gr SR 4749, RCBS 180 SP at 1900...
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    11-26-2014, 04:35 PM
    ooo eee, I just went through nearly 1,000 pages of HV threads. I am gonna start high (higher) velocity testing with my XP 15" 308. Why a 15 inch barrel? Because I have it and want to know just what it will do. It'll wear a Burris 10X EER scope. I...
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    11-26-2014, 08:23 AM
    Need to know what bullet weight. 29 gr H-110 with bullets of 240 gr is way to light a charge for H-110 to work. I tried H-110 with 240's loading down to 33 gr's with miserable results, load wouldn't hit a barn if I were standing inside it. Without...
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    11-26-2014, 07:49 AM
    Yeah, the military has them but several years ago there were guys messing with electric ignition in XP-100's. Regular ammo electrically fired. Rick
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    11-25-2014, 11:27 PM
    Well, believe it or not I really was wondering about you not the gun. [smilie=s: Rick
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    11-25-2014, 11:06 PM
    Haven't heard from you in a week, wondering if everything went well? Rick
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    11-25-2014, 07:22 PM
    700 degrees is about perfect for casting WW and unless the mold is really hot won't cause wrinkles. Smoking the mold is a waste of time, yeah I know LEE says to do it. You just spent time getting it clean right? Why would the first thing you do with...
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    11-25-2014, 07:08 PM
    Only one reason to slug a revolver bore and that's to know that it's at or barely smaller than throat diameter. Proper sizing for a revolver is sized to the throats. Will do no good to size to the bore groove diameter if it's larger than the throats...
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    11-25-2014, 01:47 PM
    I don't think that's entirely accurate. I don't know if anyone still uses them but many have experimented with electric firing firearms. No sears, no firing pin. The trigger is a switch and current sets off the primer. Not a charge going through the...
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    11-25-2014, 01:37 PM
    8% won't do that. People shoot lino at 12% all the time. Stereo Type and Monotype certainly break easily enough. I think how much Sb is good or bad for the HV testing remains to be seen. Bjornb has been blending several alloys from Roto Super Hard,...
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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
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GC Gas Check