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  • Harter66's Avatar
    Today, 06:43 PM
    Unique is always on my dance card . 5.5 gr shot fair groups under a 225-55 NOE . The Lyman book only goes to a 60 gr . It drops 1.5-2 gr per 10 gr of bullet weight increase . Based on that 5.5 would be an Unique maximum or close to it for your 100...
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    Yesterday, 01:10 AM
    Harter66 replied to a thread What Do You/Did You Do? in Our Town
    I did an apprenticeship 4 yrs for an airframe and power plant license then 4 yrs on my own . A yr on a car lot . Over that time I spent 9 seasons on AT6 race teams as well . In 95' I went to work humping ammo for Uncle ...... Well all the boys and...
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    06-24-2017, 11:22 PM
    Harter66 replied to a thread WTT/WT Molds in Swappin & Sellin
    Amazing what happens when you miss a letter after having read it several times . Just one of the 270/6.8s please . :killingpc
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    06-24-2017, 11:13 PM
    Trouble is I have a hand full of of really good rifles and an embarrassingly small amount of money in them . I have at least 6 that are known to shoot well beyond their dollar value . The idea of putting $500 worth of glass on a rifle that I have...
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    06-24-2017, 10:36 PM
    Harter66 replied to a thread WTT/WT Molds in Swappin & Sellin
    Pm sent on the NOS 270/6.8 moulds .
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    06-24-2017, 09:57 AM
    Nothing wrong with going to a Savage 110 base either . An Axis is under $300 NIB . Add a couple of bolt heads and 3-4 magazines and in about 30 min you swap from 25-45 to 250-300 to 257 to 25-06 to 25/300 WM (I can't remember the 257 Weatherby...
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    06-23-2017, 09:16 PM
    Feature for feature ..... was what I meant by comparable not equals . Often the equals will be the top of the line to the 2nd rung .
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    06-23-2017, 04:41 PM
    Well .......... I ran another batch more of the same . It seems to be confined to 1 cavity and improving . I hosed it down with brake clean again after it's run and left it on the hot plate for a "free cycle" while I ran another mould . Here's...
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    06-23-2017, 04:23 PM
    I was offering examples of minimal shoulders . The 300 Gibbs is an example of 06' to maximum proportions .
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    06-23-2017, 01:22 PM
    Harter66 replied to a thread N.O.E. Problems... in Cast Boolits
    I cured that with a hot mould . It's hard to break the set up and flow but the long bullets and little bitty short ones almost demand that the first 2-3 pours are frosty and slow cooling . Then keep after it as fast as you can cut the sprue the way...
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    06-23-2017, 10:29 AM
    Just a thought to think . The 185 gr .490 RB over 100gr of FFg leaves the muzzle of my TC Hawkin at just about 2600 fps it's a dead heat for a 180 in an 06' for the first 60 yd . According to Trapdoor data in the Lyman 48th a 45-110 in a 34" bbl...
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    06-23-2017, 12:36 AM
    I aquired a 98' chambered in a 7mm wildcat that had a .460+ Weatherby shoulder . It had been shot a lot the neck ID was .301 , you might say it was a bit shot out . There is a 400 Whelen with a .5 " long neck and a shoulder of around .025 .475...
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    06-22-2017, 10:51 PM
    Harter66 replied to a thread Cast in .222? in Cast Boolits
    I shoot a 340 in a 12" twist , it is good with the NOE 225-55 @ 62 gr . I developed load of 19 gr of H322 at 2640 fps on the 60 days of autumn it was not so good on 90 days pre-summer . I'm starting some work with the 225-37 at 40 gr . In both...
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    06-22-2017, 06:34 PM
    For what it's valued at everything I got was at least as good as shown and described .......better actually .
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    06-22-2017, 06:31 PM
    My wonder alloy is only about 18 bhn ( via the pencil test) . The copper changes the malubility of the alloy without making it harder . It makes it tougher I guess is the word I want . It will behave in the bbl like a harder alloy by better...
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    06-22-2017, 03:31 PM
    Twist becomes the challenge . I run the above "special alloy" water dropped naked with a gas check up to 2640 in a 222 with a 1-12 and 2150 in a 223 with a 1-8 , my body has had enough long before the 1-16 or 1-20 goes away in 45s plain based ....
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    06-22-2017, 03:07 PM
    Tools and parts are available for the 11mm Chessipot but I don't think there has been a cartridge made for it since the French adopted the metallic cartridge . So in all of my junk the 1866 Chessipot gets the nod .
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    06-22-2017, 01:39 PM
    You are correct I should have been more specific about the intention of the halfway between fired and factory plunk as being side play vs stopping short due to contact and making a feel call . I too often presume an existing level of knowledge that...
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    06-22-2017, 12:47 PM
    Oklahoma Your alloy is too hard . These are a 200 gr spire point from a horrible mould I hacked out on a drill press . Think of it as an NOE 312-230 with a little more nose radius and the base moved up about the full length of the butt to the...
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    06-21-2017, 07:04 PM
    My grandmother loved to sew . As a result I've never been in a house without Singer oil .......well until recently . I've been through 2 dozen fancy pants wonder lubes , I shot a lots of duck in 10 . There are things that shouldn't gum up that...
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    06-21-2017, 06:34 PM
    I'll preface here with I get some of what I'm about to ask , I will try to do so with an explanation of the questions basis . I recently looked through my rusty trusty El Paso Weaver K4 and I was surprised by the assorted layers of focus . The...
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    06-21-2017, 05:38 PM
    I'm 51 . 20/40 x 18/20 corrected to 20/20 . My old 6-940 will do the job 6x and up most days but the light has to be facing the target . 10x would be plenty on the corrected down side but the corrected up side looses about 4 with glasses but...
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    06-21-2017, 04:47 PM
    I read an article once where the writer and his editor had gone to a corporate sponsored shoot , all the new guns and all the ammo you could shoot . They had shot all morning and gone back to check out the favorites . His editor couldn't hit for...
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    06-21-2017, 04:05 PM
    The COAL is mostly set by your magazine and chamber as far as a maximum goes . Most often a book COL (cartridge overall length) is a guide rather than a fixed point . Make up a dummy no powder or primer or several for an auto loader . Check...
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    06-21-2017, 11:38 AM
    My daughter was a USN Gunners mate I the armory standard for a GI rifle they released for service is 3 MOA checked at 50 confirmation at 100 as needed . 3.45 inches . Fortunately we have some cut rate out fits like Savage that build to a higher...
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    06-21-2017, 09:56 AM
    For what it's worth a Remington ad came up on a social feed so I hit them on the chat thingy with a link to this thread . Donno if it had any effect or not but with 35,000 potential readers that's a shot taken at getting a better response . I...
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    06-20-2017, 05:58 PM
    Maybe under powered .........:razz:
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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