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    Yesterday, 05:53 PM
    98% of my rifle castings get the No. 1 Mk III eyeball exam throughout the process, and I am a kinda unforgiving of flaws I see on a bullet. I did scale some #225438 bullets for a 22 Hornet test series I ran in 2014, and shot some fairly impressive...
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    Yesterday, 03:10 PM
    If by "Lyman 200 grain SWC" you mean #452460, then YES I have run it through a Glock 21 successfully. The slide cycle had a bit of a hiccup with it and with an H&G #68 clone (also a 200 grain SWC). These both were seated with .020" of the bullets'...
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    04-19-2018, 11:55 PM
    9.3X62AL replied to a thread 32-20 bullits in Cast Boolits
    32/20 WCF throats can vary. 1906 Colt Bisley S/A--.314". 1920 Colt Army Special--.313. 1930(+/-) S&W M&P--.314". (Now-departed) 1930s Colt Police Positive Special--.312". 2004 Marlin 1894CCL--.313". I size my 32/20, 32 S&W Long, 32 H&R Magnum,...
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    04-19-2018, 06:10 PM
    9.3X62AL replied to a thread 35-30 or 38-55? in Leverguns
    That 405 JES is an intriguing option, but I am very happy with my JES re-bore Win 94 in 38/55. It has become my truck rifle in bear country to supplement the sidearm(s).
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    04-18-2018, 03:20 PM
    I have tried a couple 250 grain-class bullets with the carbine--the Lee plain-base and Lyman #375248, a gas-check flatnose. At the pressures of the load (22.0 x 4198), a gas check is superfluous, but the bullet still shot very well. The powder...
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  • TNsailorman's Avatar
    04-18-2018, 02:01 PM
    Great idea. I store my dies in the original boxes but I can see the utility in your set up. james
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  • TNsailorman's Avatar
    04-17-2018, 04:54 PM
    I will take Number 5, the 200 once fired R-P .357 Magnum brass cases for $32.00 shipped. Sending pm. Thanks, james
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  • TNsailorman's Avatar
    04-17-2018, 03:10 PM
    I am interested in the R-P .357 magnum 1lst fired. How many do you have? Thanks, james
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  • lead-1's Avatar
    04-17-2018, 04:18 AM
    Another thanks for the replies, I had been worried about the PC contaminating the lead, all good to know.
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    04-17-2018, 01:34 AM
    Try 22.0 grains of IMR 4198 for a smokeless duplicator of black powder performance--about 1300 FPS with the Lee 250 grainer in my rebored Win 94 carbine. Pardon my saying so......but a groove diameter of .372" sounds screwy for any 38/55. My...
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    04-16-2018, 11:40 AM
    rancher1913, pm sent.
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  • lead-1's Avatar
    04-16-2018, 11:34 AM
    Ok, thanks guys. They are with the wheel weights that will get eventually get smelted.
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    04-16-2018, 04:07 AM
    I broke my thumb lever on my LEE hand primer system, the older one with the round tray. If someone has parts laying around and has the lever to get rid of send me a message or post here. Please and thank you for any help as these aren't being...
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  • lead-1's Avatar
    04-16-2018, 02:28 AM
    I'm sure this has already been covered but I didn't find any posts to to answer my question. How should I go about remelting powder coated boolits, will the PC coloring coat and or ruin my cast iron melting pot? Should I melt and flux as I would...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    04-14-2018, 09:47 PM
    Internal ballistics (ignition to bullet at muzzle crown) is an exact science. External ballistics (bullet at muzzle crown to target surface) is an exact science. Factor in (or out) the variables, and the result is very predictable with high...
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    04-14-2018, 06:33 PM
    9.3X62AL replied to a thread Still leading in Cast Boolits
    Fully in agreement with Tom Myers' posts in this thread. If accuracy is sound with castings and the leading problem is resolved by use of the full-length cases, the 11* forcing cone modification may be "Nice but not necessary". That re-cut forcing...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    04-13-2018, 11:37 PM
    I use the Lee 200 grain with the spire-type point in 30-06, cast as a Bruce B Soft Point. "Donor slug" is the Lyman #257420 in pure lead.
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    04-13-2018, 08:48 PM
    9.3X62AL replied to a thread Forster Trimmer in Casting Equipment
    I have used Forster trimmers for close to 30 years now, and they have been accurate, tractable tools for the purposes I use them for--case trimming and neck reaming. The Forster system's "stop collet" is a superior design to the RCBS trimmer's...
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    04-13-2018, 08:30 PM
    OK, I'll take one for the team.......given the O/P's stated goals of target work and decreased recoil, why not try cast bullets? My example in 7.62 x 54R is a Romanian M-44 carbine, and it dotes upon the Lee #312-185 (sized @ .312") atop 16.0...
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    04-13-2018, 03:41 PM
    It appears so. Ah, well--Caliber Wars are fun on a slow day. I am not sure just how much can be "proven" via ballistic comparisons. All of the fomulae we use to calculate relative stopping power between calibers & loads uses one of the ballistic...
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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