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  • cbrick's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:41 PM
    Are you sure? Phillip Sharpe used the term "hard cast" when referring to lead/tin alloys such as 20/1 etc. His hard cast bullets were around 12 BHN and created the 357 in 1935. Elmer used "hard cast" lead/tin years later developing the 44m. Rick
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    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    Ok hold the horses. Houston we have a problem. The article that Mt Gianni referenced is indeed interesting. It describes in great detail rifle accuracy in rifles using the new fangled smokeless powder and the even newer gas check. "Lt." Townsend...
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    Yesterday, 08:51 PM
    I was just gonna put my feet up and enjoy little Jack Daniels Old No. 1. Now I gotta think instead and probably get that book out. Hard to say from that list of what's important and not. What was his accuracy criteria? At what velocity was he...
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    Yesterday, 08:30 PM
    By all means size and gas check without lube before HT. If you size after HT you will only do that once, very tough on the sizer and even tougher on you. After HT and they are dry lube them with a die .001" larger than they were sized with. ...
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    Yesterday, 06:56 PM
    The above post by leftiye is what peaked my interest in that alloy. 42 is far higher than I've either attempted or achieved. I can get CWW (@ 2% Sb - 2% Sn) to 30 BHN. I haven't the slightest idea if we would need or benefit from 42 but it will sure...
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    Yesterday, 03:27 PM
    Keep the threads clean and keep a light film of oil on the threads, you'll wonder what you ever did without it. Are you going to test both air cooled and HT 1-12-87? Could be interesting and informative. Rick
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    Yesterday, 12:36 PM
    Bet ya could! :mrgreen: All it would take is first, the desire to do it, some concentration and some practice. Key there is "desire". If it's not something your particularly interested in and didn't really care it would be very tough to do. If ya...
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    Yesterday, 12:03 PM
    That's the Sn percentage doing that. Sn will also limit the amount of strengthening that can be obtained. Make me curious what a 12% Sb with less Sn could/might do. For all the HT tests I've done I've never tested with a high Sb alloy. I still think...
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    Yesterday, 11:45 AM
    Really? My load notes contain all tested loads. Much can be learned from what didn't work. For one, it keeps me from repeating a failed load over and over. If it seemed worthy of testing today but didn't pan out and I didn't record it next year it...
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    Yesterday, 10:28 AM
    I had a picture of a mono bullet, just spent an hour looking for it, a bunch of my pics didn't make it to this puter but if I find it I'll post it for you. 19% Sb would be hard and I can see your point in wanting to try it but your comment "quite...
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    10-24-2014, 11:59 PM
    12% antimony and that pesky swage thing. But even so, since your going to do it anyway go ahead and do it and report the results. Rick
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    10-24-2014, 11:46 PM
    Not from experience (yet) but I think I agree with Gear's earlier post on alloy. One of the first things I'll try is a low Sb alloy HT to 20-22 BHN. Gotta have some Sb or it won't HT. From what I have done in the past I think the hardness/strength...
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    10-24-2014, 10:27 PM
    cbrick replied to a thread Road Trip! in Our Town
    Ya just gotta feel sorry for NRA members that have never been there, the whole place & everything about it is stunning. Not just the scenery in the foot hills of the Rockies but everything they built there also, no half steps, top notch ranges,...
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    10-24-2014, 09:59 PM
    Serious answer . . . Bigger! I had an electric panel, A/C, ceiling & bench light, outlets etc., power was run underground & up through the floor so it couldn't be seen. I used plywood for the walls covered with mahogany ply & finished with...
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    10-24-2014, 08:44 PM
    Very nice, I built one very much like that several years ago A/C and all. One of the security features I did was hang a rake and shovel on the outside next to the door and leaned a wheel barrel up against the side. I had everything shooting,...
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    10-24-2014, 11:22 AM
    cbrick replied to a thread Sorry XCB in Special Projects
    hehe, by the time you really get into buying tools you'll wish it was just shoes. :shock: Rick
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    10-24-2014, 10:56 AM
    cbrick replied to a thread Sorry XCB in Special Projects
    Really? Has that lathe asked you if those chucks make it look fat? :mrgreen: Rick
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    10-24-2014, 09:32 AM
    What part of NW Montana are you in? I used to have property on Lake Koocanusa about 10-15 miles from Eureka. Rick
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    10-24-2014, 08:23 AM
    Oh yeah huh? Says that right there in post #1. I don't know if reducing the tin would aid in bullet release but tin should equal antimony so it wouldn't hurt to reduce it to about 2% to 2,5%. Rick
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    10-24-2014, 08:04 AM
    Tin? Antimony shrinks less creating a slightly larger bullet. Shrinking is why they fall out of the mold. How much antimony is in your alloy? Rick
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    10-24-2014, 02:25 AM
    Hhmmm . . . Do ya have any of them gubment installed wolves in that area? Rick
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    10-24-2014, 01:27 AM
    Deer huh? I've not done that with it. I never even grouped it on paper, I grouped on minute of ground squirrel. Several of them tried to apologize for digging up the birms at the range but didn't quite have time to get it out. Bang, flap, no more...
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    10-24-2014, 12:18 AM
    There are four different types of posters in this thread. Those on short range revolver. Those on long range revolver. Those on bench rest rifle. Those that can't figure that out and calling everybody a liar. In reality should be nobody get...
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    10-23-2014, 11:35 PM
    Don't loose any sleep over any of his posts Pat, none of them make much sense. He's had a couple or three posts such as below where he attributes me to lying about my groups, calls them poo posts. I just chalk it up to an arrogant poster that can't...
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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