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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 03:21 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Chrono-madness! in Cast Boolits
    Have fun with it! Next thing you know you will have data from tens of thousands of rounds with temp ranges from 100+ degs to below zero, shelves full of 3 ring binders! :bigsmyl2:
    30 replies | 672 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    Today, 01:59 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Water heater died.... in Our Town
    When me and Mama lived alone a heater would last 12 years. Then we took in two teen granddaughters the heaters dropped to 5 years. A tankless gas unit gives endless hot water at half the price and has lasted 5 years so far. What a blessing to...
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  • MaLar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:27 PM
    Just got my Translucent Copper in the mail today! Ordered late last week! How come Amazon Prime can't do that? Thanks Smoke now I have to cast more boolits to try it on.
    35 replies | 2033 view(s)
  • MaLar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:18 PM
    MaLar replied to a thread Rendezvous in Muzzleloading.
    Here in SE Idaho our rendezvous is about dead we have gone from a rendezvous to a shoot.
    5 replies | 226 view(s)
  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:44 AM
    I load for everything I own (except 22), and a few I no longer have or are for family. I have dies for some I intended to own, but never obtained.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:35 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Bullets in a fire in Our Town
    It's the difference of being hit with a 1# anvil or a 1# pillow. One can kill ya and the other get your attention. In a cook-off, the lighter weight piece is the one propelled. The density difference between a boolit and an empty case is huge,...
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    Yesterday, 08:46 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Digging out in Our Town
    My parents also survived the depression by being thrifty. Nothing that could have a later use or repurpose was wasted. I am left with their collection and the trait that I inherited from them. While right at the moment we are in a much better...
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  • wendyj's Avatar
    10-20-2018, 11:06 PM
    That's good grouping. I don't want to run full bore although I can lube the bullets with a lube sizer and 45-45-10. I would like to use the sabots though. I can cast and size 44 or 45 caliber bullets and size as needed. I swab between every shot...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    10-20-2018, 07:21 PM
    Like P&P above, it took me a little while to warm up to Glock pistols. When my shop approved them and added the 40 S&W to the approved caliber list at the same time, A Tsunami Of Plastic swept over the agency. Glocks are reliable, affordable,...
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  • wendyj's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 06:52 PM
    I'm assuming the 44 caliber bullets are for a 45 caliber muzzleloader or do I stand corrected. The .452 would be for my 50 caliber.
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  • wendyj's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 09:52 AM
    I had thought about the ball starter and since I have 2 was going to file one flat. I didn't think of cutting sabot down some. Dog gone 20 pack of hunting bullets is expensive. Can only zero and hunt with the rest. Sabots pretty inexpensive by...
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  • wendyj's Avatar
    10-19-2018, 09:23 AM
    I was measuring some Hornady 265 grain bullets that fit in Sabots for my 50 caliber in line Muzzleloader. I noticed they are .452 which is the same as I size for my colt from a Noe mold at 260 grains. My cast bullets are shorter than the SST...
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    10-18-2018, 01:26 PM
    Plan on trying it out this Saturday. Hey North Moccasin , I couldn't help but notice your user name. My husband is from Hilton area. I noticed the Moccasin in you name which would be Moccasin Gap to him in SW VA. You anywhere near there. I think he...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 05:32 PM
    As maturity dawned upon me, the notion of beating my hands all to flinders shooting magnum revolvers lost its luster. The 41s went down the road, and 90% of my magnum revolver shooting these days gets done with "standard-weight" cast SWCs running...
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    10-17-2018, 05:15 PM
    I have a 2013 edition of Ruger Blackhawk in 30 Carbine. Its internal dimensions are about as perfect as can be--throats are .3085", grooves are .308" right on the dot. Cast bullets sized at .309" shoot very well.
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    10-17-2018, 04:39 PM
    9.3X62AL replied to a thread mountain lion in NH in Our Town
    Government wonks do strange things to help prop up their policy guidelines and long-held beliefs. I saw a bear at night in early 1982 at a mountain homicide scene south of Palm Desert. Cal-DFG insisted that I was mistaken, but I know what I saw...
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  • wendyj's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 08:07 AM
    Thanks all. Seems 15.5 is my accuracy load also using Unique. Jump to 16.5 and looks like shotgun pattern instead.
    47 replies | 3170 view(s)
  • MaLar's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 09:45 PM
    I actually did some casting today, have wanted to for some time. Small pile of RCBS 45-300 FN rifle boolits and some SAECO #351 200 grain FN plain base. Going to PC all of them soon as I get more. 45 For my 45 wildcat. And 35's for my Whelen.
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 11:35 AM
    Home Depot, Lowes, and WalMart commonly buy name brand products built to a price point and rebranded.
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  • MaLar's Avatar
    10-16-2018, 10:41 AM
    Is this in Salmon?
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  • Crusty Deary Ol'Coot's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 11:48 PM
    Hey there guys, I'm all for saving and preserving good game meat, but in the conditions first posted by the original poster, your way over thinking this situation. Back maybe 15 years, I took my "once in a life time" Idaho bull moose and while...
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    10-15-2018, 06:00 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Copperheads in Our Town
    We only have copper headed rattle mocacines here. It's a daycare facility and we don't abide them regardless of color or size.
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    10-15-2018, 12:48 PM
    Brewer, While ice won't hurt, with your temps you will do OK as long as your get the critter dressed out ASAP and then make sure the body cavity and wound site is well cleaned. Trim away any mangled meat and open the wound channel to drain then...
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    10-15-2018, 09:11 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread mountain lion in NH in Our Town
    There are lots of common things that didn't exist here a few centuries ago, including white men, politicians and there are also many things now missing that were once common. It's not evolution, just that not everything follows modern mans rules....
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    10-15-2018, 08:55 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Friends in Tennessee in Our Town
    I never tried chow chow with a hotdog, but nothing goes better with beans of any kind.
    19 replies | 674 view(s)
  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 12:38 AM
    9.3X62AL replied to a thread S&W Model 14 soured in Cast Boolits
    That is a REALLY GOOD outcome.
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    10-14-2018, 06:34 PM
    Isn't nomenclature FUN??
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    10-14-2018, 04:12 AM
    The current service load for the 9mm pistols is a stalwart one--124 grain bullets running in the 1235-1250 FPS bracket. This has been pretty standard for European 9mm pistols since just about forever. It has been American ammo companies that have...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 06:39 PM
    Given the totality of the situation, I like your selected option of having the factory fit a steel cylinder to the existing platform. I would have trouble selling off any gun that I got from my deceased Dad. The steel cylinder would allow for...
    30 replies | 743 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
GC Gas Check