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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:07 PM
    I want an 18" 20 gauge to .357 one. Have an old beat up barrel that'll fit on a Savage 219 action. Have to figure out sights or a scope mount.
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    Yesterday, 08:58 AM
    Likely won't expand unless maybe if you hit bone. Might not need to anyway. I've just begun dabbling in 100 loading, but it seems there ar eheavier bullets designed with hunting meplats for it. If you're not going to mix any alloys, how are you...
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    05-28-2020, 09:08 PM
    Actually, I think you're the one that told me to try it and it was great advice. Because it is gas checked, I cast them real soft, trying to duplicate .22 LR bullets. It's a bit more destructive that that 45 grain WFN, but the bolt gun won't feed...
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    05-28-2020, 08:47 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Packs of Dogs in Hunting with CB's
    That's awesome!
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    05-28-2020, 08:32 PM
    Just FWIW, I have played around with a .60 caliber round ball mold in a couple of 20 gauges, one a cheap Rossi with just a bead and (I think ) modified choke and also a Savage 24 with wide open cylinder bore, but also has sights. I normally hunt...
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    05-28-2020, 07:58 PM
    Frog legs are OK, but here, anything that eats mosquitoes enjoys a special protected status by me. Wife used to question it when I would stop the lawn mower and work to catch one of the toad we'd have in the yard and shuttle it to a safe space. ...
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    05-28-2020, 01:35 PM
    I've shot up some IMR4320 that had some red dust in it. Guess what? It burned exactly like IMR4320. You can read several similar experieces from guys who are seasoned and cautious handloaders on the first page. If it were me, I'd try some...
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    05-27-2020, 06:36 PM
    Good to know. Looks like I have about six pounds of it, hopefully it works well in something.
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    05-27-2020, 01:21 PM
    Going through stuff and realize I have a fairly large quantity of it. Good stuff for this task? I have quite a bit of various pistol powders, just wondering if this would be any better or worse than say, Unique or Blue Dot in cast loads in '06,...
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    05-27-2020, 12:16 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Dumb Cat in Our Town
    Hope she's OK. God help me, but I adore the little guys.
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    05-27-2020, 03:04 AM
    I coat and then size while adding the gascheck. I usually tap the bullet on the steel plate I have my press mounted on to seat the check before I then go and run it through the die. If I'm shooting over 1800fps, I then coat and size again to...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    05-27-2020, 02:26 AM
    djryan13, so true on the sprue. I never cut the second slot for it on this table. I will on the next one or like you hang it over the edge. The sprue seem to have a mind of their own at times.
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    05-26-2020, 11:01 PM
    A reliable 12 ounce pull that breaks like glass would be wonderful for the rifle in question. My others may keep the factory springs. Thanks for the input.
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    05-26-2020, 11:01 AM
    Kwinsett. I faced the same issue with my 12.7 also. I already had a Drexel tool from a prior Xmas gift and my local HD carried the drill press frame to hold it so I just oriented the dremel vertically with the thin abrasive disc. I used a 3/4"...
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    05-26-2020, 08:54 AM
    Smithframe, having a master caster doesn't have to take the fun out of casting you own. Magma make a pot base you can order that will fit the pot part of the MC. Two bolts is all you need to remove to swap the pot from one base to the other. I got...
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    05-25-2020, 07:31 PM
    If Andy doesn't take it, I will.
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    05-25-2020, 07:24 PM
    Went ahead and ordered a couple of the ones the Ebay seller had, figured for nine bucks and free shipping it wasn't worth my time to rummage through hardware store drawers. I'm kind of more concerned about it resulting in too light a trigger pull,...
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    05-25-2020, 12:06 PM
    So I bought a Winchester model 70 Heavy Varmint (push feed) rifle in .308 a while back for just cast bullet target shooting, figured .30 caliber cast paper punching was most of what I was doing anyway, might as well have a dedicated rifle. The...
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    05-25-2020, 11:26 AM
    Buggybuilder just posted an ad with a bunch of bullets and a mold for the .32-40, same bullets work well in the .32 Special in my experience. If you haven't already got dies, I have a good set of old Hollywood dies that work fine.
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    05-24-2020, 08:56 PM
    If ordering single blocks we will ship in a USPS BUBBLE PADDED PRIORITY FLAT RATE ENVELOPE. You MAY mix and match any 7 blocks you chose to fill the box should you chose to maximize the savings on Shipping in the flat rate priority USPS box for...
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    05-24-2020, 08:52 PM
    Welcome to CNC Products. We specialize in CNC produced products for the handloader and shooting community. Here you can find reloading blocks, Lube mold base blocks, and new useful products that we will be adding to our product line as a regular...
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    05-24-2020, 08:34 PM
    Ok Mozz, here is what I did, maybe it will give you a few ideas. First off I wanted a sturdy bench, but since I didn't have access to a lot of tools I went the easy route since I was renting a place and really could not start putting a permanent...
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    05-24-2020, 07:35 PM
    I use a NOE 45 grain WFN design and I ordered mine with all plain bases. You can have the same bullet with checks and even hollow pointed if you so desire. That bullet in front of two grains of Bullseye in my Savage 219 is a Fox squirrel killing...
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    05-24-2020, 05:32 PM
    Perhaps, but I will say I have made this observation; there are two cartridges that are very attractive to guys who want to push the envelope and try to make it something it is not, the .45-70 is the main one and the .22 Hornet is a close second. ...
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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