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  • Harter66's Avatar
    05-30-2020, 11:15 PM
    So the best advice for full power is don't do it . Fine but I don't want artillery markers im attached to my shoulders , retinas , and hearing needs . So with that in mind let's pretend I want to shoot a 500 gr RCBS 45-500 FN in my Marlin holding...
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    05-30-2020, 04:21 PM
    I haven't had a new mould in a long , long time . Nothing exotic just a 45-500 FN GC suitable for 1895 Marlin in 45-70 .
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    05-27-2020, 12:04 AM
    You can use pretty much any of the 45 pistol dies for sizing , IF , the case can pass through . Turn a rod for any of the universal decapping dies , then you just have to get that 209 out through the Colts or 45 S&W shell holder . Then you have to...
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    05-25-2020, 07:18 PM
    The mould is a 5 cavity aluminum NOE . When I bought it I had the idea of 2-3 gr Unique in a 222/223 to duplicate 22 LR . Keeping this mould hot just doesn't happen via normal casting . It's a heat , pour 5-7 sets , reheat thing . The 62 gr will...
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    05-24-2020, 11:39 PM
    I too have several of the Lee 6s . I was recently gifted one that ........is lacking . I'll get it squared away eventually probably , it may just be one of those that lives up to the bad rap . After casting at least 6 different examples in...
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    05-23-2020, 10:55 AM
    I recently searched this very option set to death and let it set , "percolate" if you like and looked it over 7 ways . Lee is a tool for the job and it does the job ..... A Cressent and Rigid pipe wrench will readily unscrew nuts , bolts and...
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    05-21-2020, 11:10 AM
    I had a 222 that I shot 5 shot groups of 5 different factory brands , Horn , RP , FC , Win , and PPU with 50 gr SP getting usually 4 touching in a 3 dia hole an one off by itself 1-3 dia out . With minimal work up from my usual cull sort and sizing...
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    05-21-2020, 10:39 AM
    Looks like it will do the job to me .
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    05-20-2020, 09:52 PM
    I've shot a few also I have a 430421 that was adjusted to .448 . 2 laps of green bar and a pass through a .454 sizer . They shot well enough but there wasn't in my mind aside from using the 421 SWC any gains . I shot them I a 45 Colts and ACP . I...
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    05-20-2020, 05:50 AM
    Are you sure it's not antimony wash ? Otherwise following the thumbs it's lube failure .
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    05-20-2020, 05:05 AM
    Looks to me like that should wreck hogs for about as far as you can figure out the hold over . I have a 45-500 RCBS coming for a 45-70 that will carry 1000 ftlb past 200 yd . The 600 gr RF that NOE does will carry it out past 350 both with a...
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    05-20-2020, 04:50 AM
    I had a Bicentennial BlackHawk in Colts and spent several months passively searching for an ACP cylinder . I did get one but it ended up being short . The second was just take the bluing off the nose boss too long , perfect fit . The ACP cyls were...
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    05-20-2020, 04:26 AM
    I do . I had a couple of carbines that for whatever reason would not feed 45 Colts RP brass or nickle cases . Schofield cases would feed so rim dia and thickness weren't the problem . There was another that would run 38s like water but would...
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  • Harter66's Avatar
    05-19-2020, 10:41 AM
    Feed ramps are among the biggest hurdles to get things going . I shoot an NOE 225-55 @62 gr which I believe is the 225-62 now . I get a well tuned group out of the 1-8" 16" carbine gas rifle with 21 gr H322 of 2-1/2 inches at 100 in a better...
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  • Harter66's Avatar
    05-18-2020, 03:38 PM
    The 308/06' cut down has to be reamed or turned it's just too thick even at .452 . I have a Smith 1917 reamed for Schofield via 45 ACP reamer . Gotta turn every piece of rimless and rimmed Schofield length brass with no crimp .
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    05-17-2020, 11:11 AM
    I shoot my own screened powder . The first time out I shot 2 cylinders in my 58' and had to hand rotate the last 3 shots . The last time out I shot about 100 rounds and still turned free . I was using felt punched wads gifted to me from a guy...
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    05-17-2020, 12:27 AM
    If this a short nosed 45 cal mould compatible with the Marlins need for a .450-.455 nose length I'll take the 45-500 . PM coming .
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    05-17-2020, 12:15 AM
    This is something I've dabbled in for some time . I've loaded a number of loads in 45 Colts and a few for the sake of trying it in a 45 Raptor . The .445.452 barrel let's the shot slid some I think as long as the wadding doesn't hold onto the...
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    05-15-2020, 05:18 AM
    Even in 1937 they were still hand fitted . So I would expect to have to adjust parts to fit . For it's little value after strenuous search and research as far as parts go excluding cylinder and frame heat treatment N Frame parts are N Frame...
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    05-15-2020, 03:42 AM
    I don't shoot competition , but I probably have an unreasonably high expectation crime my rifles regardless of origin of cost , I have 4 the average Joe , or at least I can't anymore , afford to have built . Its because of the standard , base parts...
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    05-13-2020, 07:53 PM
    Thanks guys ......I got no clue how this , first , got dredged up from the depths , and second , why there have been no notifications ...... The OP was made in 2017 by me I just happened to see my name on it scrolling through new posts . As an...
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    05-10-2020, 02:13 PM
    Harter66 replied to a thread Getting Old stinks in Our Town
    You're telling the guy with 9 cartridges of die sets for cartridges , some so obscure the Huntington's haven't sold a set in 35 years , others make great neck dies for an almost unrelated cartridge . Who needs 4 sets of 45 Colts , 3 sets of 06' and...
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    05-09-2020, 09:59 AM
    Harter66 replied to a thread WTS Pistol Parts in Swappin & Sellin
    PM sent.
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    05-04-2020, 11:57 AM
    I can tell you that a 45 Colts with a 454424 at 257 gr at 1050 MV will pass through at least 18" of 135# boar at 50 yd , 32" of 165# boar through 2 ribs at 17 paces and over 3' in through the right shoulder and out the left ham at 7' . Seems like...
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  • Harter66's Avatar
    05-03-2020, 10:06 PM
    I have a spare set of RCBS carbide and I'll have to look but I may have a spare steel sizer to add it you're interested . PM for extended info and arrangement if so desired .
    2 replies | 248 view(s)
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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
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