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  • Crusty Deary Ol'Coot's Avatar
    Today, 01:35 PM
    Avanger, Little question that there are better powders for the 45/70 then 4350. I use H335 in mine behind a 465gr Wide Flat Nose cast. AWESOME. But since you are specifying 4350, you might look up information for the Accurate Arms 4350, they...
    40 replies | 1056 view(s)
  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:54 PM
    The 45 ACP is already a very lead-friendly caliber right from the git-go, and I had zero leading or accuracy problems with my Glock 21s using cast bullets sized at .452" and lubed with Alox/BW. Bullets sized at .454" did well also. The 8-lobed OEM...
    24 replies | 252 view(s)
  • wendyj's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:15 PM
    wendyj replied to a thread My First Cast Bullets in Cast Boolits
    I have that same mold in 44 mag. Got to get it hot first for sure. You can plan on dumping first 5-6 pours back out until it gets hot. I also take a propane torch and heat both sides of the spruce plate with it and it always helps.
    22 replies | 331 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:48 AM
    When they offer you a left-handed handshake it's meant as a filthy insult.
    31 replies | 823 view(s)
  • Crusty Deary Ol'Coot's Avatar
    08-12-2018, 09:00 PM
    While I am in no way saying the 45/70 could not have decimated the buffalo herds, the fact of the matter is that by 1873 when the 45/70 came to be, the majority of the big herds were all ready gone. This is easily verified. However, a black bear...
    25 replies | 795 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    08-12-2018, 01:42 PM
    That made me think back and laugh. I bought a 1984 Chevy 1500 in Kalispell in 1988 with the 6.2 diesel in it. I had parked in front of Super One Groceries and left my pickup running since it was winter, when I came back out there was an oldtimer...
    21 replies | 819 view(s)
  • wendyj's Avatar
    08-12-2018, 11:41 AM
    Typo on my part. Was supposed to be a 3 not a 2. The first batch I ran with lyman#2 give me around 2.5 inch groups at a 100 yards. They are casting .461 but I'm sizing to .459 and lubing with bac.
    11 replies | 159 view(s)
  • wendyj's Avatar
    08-12-2018, 11:37 AM
    I'm using a bottom pour and another 20 lb pot on a camp stove for ladling. I'm also using 2 molds but one is 45-70 2 cavity and other is a 4 cavity 45 colt. It takes a little longer for the big bullets to get set up in the mold verses the 45s. I...
    11 replies | 159 view(s)
  • wendyj's Avatar
    08-12-2018, 10:38 AM
    I mixed up a batch of 50 lbs ww and 50 lbs pure. Added a few pounds of Linotype. Made new ingots and put in my Lee 4-20. Ladled some and bottom poured some. Air cooled and water quenched 50 of each. Weights this morning 24 hours later are from 388.2...
    11 replies | 159 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    08-12-2018, 09:03 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Dumb Moves in Our Town
    Why are other folks mistakes so much funnier than ours? I'm laughing, but I ain't telling that I broke both mirrors off my new dodge. Yes they were extended so i could better see to back out.
    52 replies | 1496 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    08-12-2018, 08:19 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Am I the only one in Our Town
    Shipping a doz short on a 100 pc order makes for a darn good profit, and his inventory will have another reason to outlast the business.
    23 replies | 566 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    08-12-2018, 08:01 AM
    Speaking of hair color, what color do you put for GONE? If I've been in the sun pink is a better answer. My last barber said he charged more for hunting than cutting. Funny, I had more than he did, it had just moved South. My daughter now trims...
    14 replies | 448 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    08-12-2018, 07:48 AM
    I haven't had lunch yet, so I don't know what the leftovers will be.
    41 replies | 582 view(s)
  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    08-11-2018, 02:58 PM
    The single-best source of data I have found for 32 H&R Magnum is in the RCBS Cast Bullet Manual, #1 (1986), pp. 133. The data uses the RCBS #32--98-SWC bullet, which has been the best-performing bullet in my 32 SWL and 32 HRM for years, and shows...
    144 replies | 5888 view(s)
  • wendyj's Avatar
    08-11-2018, 11:46 AM
    Hot out today. Mixed up some ingots of range lead I'd purchased with some Linotype and melted my unused Rimrock and laser cast bullets into a 100 lbs of new ingots to run through my pot. Going to try and cast some 45-70 this afternoon. Hoping I made...
    950 replies | 124386 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    08-09-2018, 03:47 PM
    That should be Swedemoor:-)
    7 replies | 450 view(s)
  • wendyj's Avatar
    08-09-2018, 02:19 PM
    Yes, Range lead is what I meant. Sorry, Between reloading with brass and casting I get tongue tied sometime.
    20 replies | 477 view(s)
  • Crusty Deary Ol'Coot's Avatar
    08-09-2018, 11:27 AM
    I find that even though the Accurate molds are made so as to cast bullets that function in and through the RUGER 77/44 magazine, you need to have a firm hand when chambering the rounds. More so with the 240gr WFN also from Accurate which I am still...
    10 replies | 346 view(s)
  • wendyj's Avatar
    08-09-2018, 10:17 AM
    Wonder if they would harden up some range brass
    20 replies | 477 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    08-09-2018, 09:06 AM
    Ill take it if you accept PP. PM inbound.
    20 replies | 847 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    08-09-2018, 07:45 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Sunflowers & Doves in Our Town
    As a teen, we hunted an old farm and at times you didn't have to aim. The doves were so thick all you needed was to point skyward and squeeze.
    37 replies | 946 view(s)
  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    08-08-2018, 10:06 PM
    OK--this will leave a mark.
    22 replies | 492 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    08-08-2018, 04:00 PM
    I was warned that surgery done too soon, (before cataracts are full-blown) can result in secondary growth. Where I went, I waited for over a year for them to mature.
    33 replies | 669 view(s)
  • wendyj's Avatar
    08-08-2018, 11:52 AM
    I got 2 boxes of these at Cabelas when they had a half off sale last year so I only have $78.00 in the whole batch. Thought if they would melt I would mix some pure lead or ww in and recast into a good hard 45-70. My Vaquero shoots the fine but...
    20 replies | 477 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