StainLess Steel MediaMidSouth Shooters SupplyTitan ReloadingADvertise here
Inline FabricationGraf & SonsLee PrecisionRotoMetals2

Tab Content
  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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.
    8 replies | 111 view(s)
  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    15 replies | 340 view(s)
  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    32 replies | 591 view(s)
  • John Boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    19 replies | 434 view(s)
  • 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...
    19 replies | 434 view(s)
  • 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...
    25 replies | 1459 view(s)
  • 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...
    11 replies | 186 view(s)
  • 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 @...
    19 replies | 434 view(s)
  • 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.
    89 replies | 8573 view(s)
  • 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...
    89 replies | 8573 view(s)
  • John Boy's Avatar
    03-17-2018, 03:02 PM
    Here's some reference to fps for the 41 Swiss ...
    5 replies | 236 view(s)
  • 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
    56 replies | 2256 view(s)
  • 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...
    19 replies | 434 view(s)
  • 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...
    19 replies | 434 view(s)
  • 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 | 8573 view(s)
  • Buckshot's Avatar
    03-16-2018, 08:53 PM
    ...............I'd picked this mould up many moons ago and haven't even warmed it up yet. I'm in the process now of inventorying all my moulds and would like to know what this one is supposed to be. Looks like a 30/31 cal, maybe 160/180 gr RNGC. ...
    0 replies | 62 view(s)
  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    03-16-2018, 03:16 PM
    thanks, I am using a green marbles front sight, and its working pretty good! I wouldn't mind trying out this one ragged hole sight I keep hearing about... also, compared to a medium- heavy 44 load, how much harder does the 480 ruger kick, with 350...
    89 replies | 8573 view(s)
  • Oklahoma Rebel's Avatar
    03-16-2018, 03:13 PM
    could someone take a pic of exactly how you hold the mold when you open it with a gloved hand? do you mean you hit the sprueplate with your palm, or grasp the mold block and push the plate with your thumb? I must sound dumb, but I cant really figure...
    23 replies | 1378 view(s)
  • John Boy's Avatar
    03-15-2018, 04:12 PM
    Elaborate step process: Converting 22 Hornet's to 25 Stevens
    54 replies | 3051 view(s)
  • Buckshot's Avatar
    03-15-2018, 01:01 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread My USPS story. in Our Town
    ................As life continues on I've been selling of some unused firearms and other gun related odds 'n' ends the past several months. I had an 01 FFL for close to 20 years, but that was used for 'Receiving' :-) and there wasn't any shipping...
    16 replies | 637 view(s)
  • warf73's Avatar
    03-14-2018, 07:11 AM
    Any traction on 158's? I've got the 358-150-1R mold that I use exclusively in my 357mag. Gave it a thought about maybe loading up a few for grins in the 9mm. The 356-124-2R is my go to mold as of now.
    27 replies | 885 view(s)
  • Buckshot's Avatar
    03-14-2018, 02:04 AM
    .................This is a PS: to the above, I sure wish that somehow, someway the powers that be would jump out there and re-release a flatbolt version again in original chamberings! I'd buy one or two of'em. This one is chambered 38-55 and...
    16 replies | 689 view(s)
  • Buckshot's Avatar
    03-14-2018, 01:51 AM
    .................Well, ya know as they say, "Back in the day", Marlin DID make lightweight versions they called (oddly enough) Light Weight models. I'd bought an old Marlin baseline model (26" oct bbl, full length mag, crescent buttplate) for a very...
    16 replies | 689 view(s)
  • Buckshot's Avatar
    03-14-2018, 01:13 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread New Toy in 45 Colt in Leverguns
    ................I also have one. It's a rifle, 24" octagon bbl, blued, colorcased. Steve E recommended some heavy cast slugs for it and I can also recommend them. I like the RCBS 45-270 SWC, and have also used the Lee 458-340F (lube-size...
    7 replies | 485 view(s)
  • Buckshot's Avatar
    03-14-2018, 12:23 AM
    ..............Looks like you have it shooting :-) Knowing how those iron sights are, that's some smart shooting and adding in the 'Match Grade Trigger' it's downright amazing at 100 yards. Nice landscape BTW. My Dad lives in Pima, AZ down the road...
    39 replies | 2907 view(s)
  • John Boy's Avatar
    03-13-2018, 02:53 PM
    Here's some loading data for both cartridges ... do some comparisons
    5 replies | 314 view(s)
More Activity
About warf73

Basic Information

Date of Birth
July 3, 1973 (44)
About warf73
Wichita, Kansas


"Life isn't like a box of chocolates...It's more like
a jar of jalapenos. What you do today, might burn
your *** tomorrow."


Total Posts
Total Posts
Posts Per Day
General Information
Last Activity
03-14-2018 07:23 AM
Join Date

5 Friends

  1. Buckshot Buckshot is offline

    Super Moderator

  2. frankenfab frankenfab is offline

    Boolit Master

  3. John Boy John Boy is offline

    Boolit Master

    John Boy
  4. Oklahoma Rebel Oklahoma Rebel is offline

    Boolit Master

    Oklahoma Rebel
  5. rocketman rocketman is offline

    Boolit Mold

    • Send a message via Yahoo to rocketman
Showing Friends 1 to 5 of 5
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