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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:38 PM
    Put the target out. Put the firearm up on a bench rest using a solid rest of sand bags. Line up the sights on the center of the target paper and leave the firearm resting on the bags lined up. If the firearm is not zeroed then zero before putting...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:24 PM
    What weight bullet does your RCBS mould cast with your alloy? I've used H110 under cast 240 - 255 gr Keith type SWCs and the max load producing SAAMI MAPs is 23 - 25 gr. That's based on my own pressure testing with an Oehler M43 in a Contender...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:53 PM
    Yes, please define your concept of consistent?
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  • Bad Ass Wallace's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:11 PM
    I'm using a very old set of RCBS dies which seem to be a much better product the current new ones. I resize 38/55 brass to 32/40 in one pass. These dies will load any of three different projectiles.
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  • Bad Ass Wallace's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:02 PM
    I have a new Lyman 66WB fitted to my Pedersoli '86 in 45/70, and to say I am very dissapointed with the quality of it would be an understatement. In order to get some semblance of stability I have had to fit 0.010" shimming brass behind the vertical...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:33 PM
    My older (60s) RCBS 45 ACP seater will not roll crimp 45 AR cases.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:10 PM
    12" twist?
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-23-2017, 06:16 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Bullet trouble in Cast Boolits
    Noe 316299 You might want to slug aor chamber cast the chamber neck to make sure a .316 bullet seated in the case will chamber.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-23-2017, 01:02 PM
    The alloy and lube you're using for your BP loads will work just fine with smokeless powder if velocities remain the same.
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    09-22-2017, 09:19 AM
    Go to Walmart and look at their replacement bands and pick the one that fits that watch that is silicone rubber. Then all you will have to do is scrub it down or wear it in the shower when you are cleaning yourself up. Those cotton/canvas bands...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-21-2017, 07:09 PM
    No, 26-27 gr H4895 will be right at 100% load density. Velocity will be 1800-1900 fps.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-21-2017, 11:07 AM
    Lee's C312-155 sized at .312 shoot very well with no leading in my Russian SKS. It had a groove diameter of .311. I have shot other cast bullets sized .311 w/o any problems. I use GC'd (Hornady's) bullets and a good NRA 50/50 lube such as Lars...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-21-2017, 10:54 AM
    Magnum rifle primers were also developed for (other than the large capacity magnums) the use of medium and slower burning ball powders in standard cases, especially for use in colder climates. The CCI 250s work very well in cases from 30-30 up...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-20-2017, 09:25 PM
    I talked with Al this morning. We reminisced about SSG Pierce and the events 52 years ago today. I also told him I was still holding a grudge he ripped open my pant leg as the rip was from the crotch to below the knee.......thank goodness for...
    21 replies | 692 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-20-2017, 05:25 PM
    On 20 September, 1965 SSG Larry Pierce sacrificed his life to save myself and other of his fellow soldiers near Ben Cat, Republic of South Viet Nam. He was awarded the MOH posthumously. Also wounded in action that day was Alfred Rascon who would...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-20-2017, 05:20 PM
    Concur with cpaspr ^^^^^^
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  • Blackwater's Avatar
    09-19-2017, 06:05 PM
    Jim, I admire your spunk and get-up-and-go, but SOMETIMES, the Good Lord gave us a brain so we can know when to quit, and take it easy, and let folks learn to get along without us! I love your passion, and I think there's a special place in God's...
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  • Blackwater's Avatar
    09-19-2017, 05:55 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Help me listen Lord in Our Chapel
    Amen, Boaz! I keep re-learning that my pre-conceived notions are often the biggest barrier to greater understanding of others, and myself as well. And they CAN even mask the realities of our Lord, as well, if we lock into a single view of Him. ...
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  • Blackwater's Avatar
    09-19-2017, 05:48 PM
    Excellent post! We self-possessed humans always seem to want what we want, and nothing else will please us. However, sometimes, God gives us what we NEED instead! He loves us enough to give us what He knows we NEED, even though we ask for...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-19-2017, 04:56 PM
    That's why flatness of a fired primer is a poor indication of pressure. I tested some Winchester white box M193 a few years back for a friend. He said he was getting 3340 fps from his 20" AR. That is a bit fast. I stopped after 7 rounds as...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-19-2017, 03:35 PM
    vzerone Please don't misunderstand, I was not being critical at all. I was just explaining the why the psi (CUP) figures you posted were different than the psi I posted. It's like driving your car about 60 MPH, your also going about 100...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-19-2017, 01:17 PM
    And that's why we saw so many M1917s being used in NMC competition......the M1917s are more accurate and easier to operate, especially in the rapid fire stages than M1903s..........and if you buy that I've got a bridge for sale here in Lake...
    44 replies | 1178 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-19-2017, 01:08 PM
    Previous TMs had definitions and testing procedures. Also the pressures listed are MAPs (Maximum Allowable Pressure). That is not necessarily what any lot of cartrdges is actually loaded to. Cartridges are loaded to a +/- velocity spec not to...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-19-2017, 12:59 PM
    Yes the pressures are listed as "psi" but they are measured via CUP method. All older published pressures taken via CUP and LUP were refered to as "psi". However, with the advent of modern and better pressure measuring methods (transducer and...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-19-2017, 11:52 AM
    With a bullet stuck in the throat, leade, etc. an AR bolt/carrier when drawn to the rear and released has sufficient momentum to push the next feeding bullet back into the case. I saw this many times over the years even with M193 and M855 ammo. It...
    75 replies | 2388 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 07:34 PM
    Put them in a Tupperware container with lid. Form a small bowl out of tin foil. Put a small chunk of soaking wet sponge (water) in the tin foil. Put sliced apples, slices of oranges or whatever if you want a slight flavor to the cigars. You need...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 03:11 PM
    I velocity/pressure tested some Venezuelan CAVIM 84 7x57 about 7 - 8 years ago. I would assume it was intended to be used in their FN-49s(?). It was loaded with a 139 gr FMJBT over 45 gr of an extruded powder. Cases were CAVIM 84 lot #101-01. ...
    14 replies | 551 view(s)
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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