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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:05 PM
    mega, yeah, lol, that seems a wee bit off. maybe they were using a 2 inch barrel? thanks for the advice. I am going to do like I said above, start at 14, and use it if it burns clean, if not, i'll go up a bit.. I have also been wanting to try 4227,...
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:57 PM
    yep, I would think it would just smear it into a more uniform coating of lead, that would then be harder to remove. you should try a different lube, well, I would like to know what lube you were using in the first place, what size do you size them...
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:46 PM
    not sure if this is the right forum but I was wondering if anyone had a recipe using household items to make a case cleaner that I could just put the cases in a Tupperware container with it, and shake to clean? I am trying a mix of lemon juice and...
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    03-21-2018, 10:42 PM
    I say "almost shiny clean" only because I use a homemade moly- mix lube, and moly leaves a bit of grey residue, of which is no consequence.
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    03-21-2018, 10:41 PM
    the only way to get WW's consistent is BIG batches that will last a long time before you need to re-test what you have, and add tin or what have you as necessary, I usually do a minimum of 120ish lbs, sometimes more
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    03-21-2018, 10:26 PM
    wwell, in lymans 3rd, the min load is 14 max 16 for a 265 gr saeco boolit, but it has a bit more bearing surface than the keith style, so I am sure it is fine, that and the devastator info goes to 15 or 15.5 max, and it usually weighs 275 by the...
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    03-21-2018, 04:44 PM
    so BjeffV, to get 1100-1200fps, with a 275gr keith ( actual weight) in my SBH bisley hunter 7.5", would 14grs get it there? I know it should according to your pressure gun, but what about in a revolver, with the flash gap, and the heavier boolit...
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    03-21-2018, 04:27 PM
    mega, I am shooting 275gr ( actual weight) keith style boolits out of my SBH bisley hunter, and I was thinking 15 grains would be a good charge, hoping for maybe 1100-1200 max fps, what do you think?
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    03-20-2018, 10:56 PM
    hey, megasuperduperbiggerthanyoursmagnum! lol, I bought a lb of blue dot to load in my 44 mag SBH bisley hunter 7.5" ( haven't yet) and I am using 275gr ( true weight) keith style noe's.... what warnings did you hear about blue dot, just would like...
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    03-20-2018, 10:46 PM
    works in my 44 mag at least to about 1250-1300! ( 275gr boolit, 21grs of 296, 7.5" barrel )and it will expand at that speed too. with the right lube ( I use a softer lube) and proper sizing, my barrel will stay almost shiny clean too, no leading! my...
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    03-20-2018, 10:42 PM
    also, make sure your sprue plate swings freely, this gives the air in the mold a way to escape, and will help with the rounded edges, I just had that problem with a new noe, it was mainly with the rear cavity. some molds you can get away with having...
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    03-20-2018, 06:17 PM
    except clip-ons only have .5% or less tin, loyd im sure you know that,lol, but he might not. just add 1.5-2lbs of tin or pewter to 98lbs of clip ons to get your 2/2/96, or at least close enough. I like to have a minimum 2% tin in all things I cast....
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    03-19-2018, 10:13 PM
    you need to add something, like 2 stroke oil, and maybe some grease, well, I dunno if that would work for tumble lube, but you cant count on just wax to do anything but lead.
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    03-19-2018, 05:21 PM
    Oklahoma Rebel replied to a thread lymn #2 in Cast Boolits
    me too, but in this situation, if he doesn't add it back, he wont have enough antimony in this batch, and then too much in the next batch!, I would put it back in with the original stuff, and add a haandfull of dry sawdust, and a bit of wax helps...
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    03-19-2018, 05:11 PM
    for elk and bear, I would go with the noe 358009 280 grainer, you could push it at 2100-2200 and I imagine it would pass through all but the biggest of bears, I think lyman no 2 would do that without heat treating, and you would benefit with a bit...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    03-19-2018, 07:02 AM
    Grmps, though I did not weight each cavity separately ... I'm going to say Yes based on the Bell Curve of 122 bullets and if the cavity variation is different, it is minor: The Bell Curve 69.5 to 69.8 = 19ea 70.0x = 56 70.1x = 0 70.2x = 6...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    03-18-2018, 10:26 PM
    Bazoo - Nothing. Cleaned the mold with 5% solution of Micro-90 - brought the mold up to temperature on the gas stove - lubed the pins with paraffin and started casting at 730 degrees. I put only 3 bullets in the scrap can before perfect bullets...
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    03-18-2018, 09:39 PM
    I actually have to do this with about 24 44 mag loads that I sized at .430, and they leaded, so I am going to use a socket or pvc pipe to pull them, and have the expander already in the press, so I can pull expand, then seat a 431 ( which does not...
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    03-18-2018, 09:21 PM
    yep, throw the " oatmeal" back in, along with a good amount of sawdust, and some wax will help too, but watch out! it will burst into flames! I just let it burn out, that usually works good, you may have to do it twice, since you are re-introducing...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    03-18-2018, 01:38 PM
    OK, the curiosity got the best of me today about this new Lyman 257420 Mold ... First of all, the Ideal 257420 mold is a nominal weight of 65grs. I believe that Lyman cut the mold to be a nominal 70gr bullet :cry: Communication to Mr DeAngelo @...
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    03-18-2018, 11:59 AM
    and yes, when I was talking about shooting the cans, I was shooting offhand, in fact, I only shot of the bench the first time I shot it.
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    03-18-2018, 11:57 AM
    well, id did realize how big a difference in sight settings there was from bench to standing, the sight helped a lot, but I think what helped the most, is, I got an adjustable hand workout deal from walmart, it has adjustable spring tension, and you...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    03-17-2018, 03:02 PM
    Here's some reference to fps for the 41 Swiss ...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    03-17-2018, 02:57 PM
    Not mentioned in any of the posts is - fouling in the bore using FFFFg powder in a 45 Colt. This powder granulation will produce a hard foul in the bore - the bigger the caliber the more the foul and hard
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    03-17-2018, 02:42 PM
    Will be casting with the mold next week with Lyman #2 - anxious myself to see the quality of the bullets and difference between the 2X cavity weights in a casting run. With the sharp edges on the bottom of the sprue plate - anticipate sharp flat...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    03-17-2018, 02:02 PM
    * Lyman 2X Cavity 257420 Appears this mold dated 08-17 was cut with a CNC machine and it is perfect in all respects * Complete mold has swirl rainbow lines (ID & OD) from the initial process cutting the block * Block is squared perfectly with...
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  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    03-17-2018, 12:21 PM
    that's why I catch almost all my boolits, I have a 6'x 2'6" or so piece of steel leaned at a 45 degree angle, and most of the boolits end up in the dirt at the bottom of the steel. since I got the green marbles sight, I have been shooting so much...
    89 replies | 8670 view(s)
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