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    Today, 01:45 PM
    JB and Kroil! 1. Run a patch well saturated with Kroil through the bore. 2. Then impregnate a patch with JB bore paste and short stroke the length of the barrel. Look in the end of the barrel and see if you can see any copper streaks. If not,...
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    Today, 11:35 AM
    I use cup points to ensure low velocity expansion of soft alloys, while maintaining retained bullet weight, by avoiding fragmentation. The British Webley Mk III Manstopper bullet is the perfect example, 1:12 tin-lead, at 600 fps.
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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    Today, 10:49 AM
    Cast but not loaded go in zip lock bags labeled as to bullet size, weight, alloy, and date. Also state of processing such as sized or lubed 1x or 2x or PC. The bags are in 30 caliber ammo cans on the floor under the bottom shelf of the bench. A...
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    Today, 07:50 AM
    Wow. Thanks for that vote of confidence!
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    Today, 01:26 AM
    Made 40# of ingot out of some plain lead scrap to turn a bucket into a small stack on a shelf. Finished casting and tumbling some buckshot in graphite. Soon will be time to pattern some shot.
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    Today, 12:15 AM
    Buckshot cast from hardball 2/6/92 alloy so BHN should be at least as hard as Magnum shot. Probably a bit harder. I used hard lead to reduce shot distortion. Shot was tumbled with graphite. The tumbling also reduces the sprue nib considerably as...
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    Yesterday, 11:43 PM
    Three 5 lb. batches of pewter. Have had pewter tested, running 90% tin with antimony and a touch of copper. Price is a little less than $8.00 per pound 1. Pewter 5 lbs. bar ingots which are roughly 1/4 pound each at $47 shipped 2. Pewter 5...
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    04-20-2019, 07:42 PM
    It has been my experience that none of the spheroidal rifle powders are suitable for loadings in which the powder charge occupies less than about 85 percent of the available powder space. Extruded, tubular rifle powders such as IMR3031, IMR4895,...
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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    04-20-2019, 07:02 PM
    I have overfilled Lee molds to keep the individual ingots joined as you describe. Has some pluses and minuses. As you say won't ship as compactly and will take up more space with the joints between the ingots. Will save a fair amount of work...
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    04-20-2019, 12:17 PM
    Park deer are those living in the Royal Reserves. Roe deer are native to Britain and were hunted almost to extinction by the 1890s, although healthy populations exist today. They weigh about 20-25 kg. Six species are common in Great Britain. ...
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    04-18-2019, 09:01 PM
    I have an Interarms Rossi '92 in .44-40 and it is better turned out than most original Winchesters. Smooth running and accurate. I briefly had a Marlin 1894 in .45 Colt and also an H&R Cowboy Classic in .45 Colt and in both the chambers were so...
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    04-18-2019, 08:32 PM
    With typical short-nosed 100-grain FMJ bullets, cartridge OAL will be shorter, about 1.03" and there may be feeding issues. My experience has also been that with the lighter bullets recoil impulse may be inadequate to reliably cycle the gun. ...
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    04-18-2019, 07:13 PM
    Because they got used for bigger stuff too, like "park deer."
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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    04-18-2019, 05:55 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread #1 Buck in Casting for Shotguns
    Track of the Wolf was the only place I found the Lee .310 RB mold in a 6 cavity. Others carry the 2 cavity. I had that already so I didn't buy the #1 buckshot mold from the group buy. But I will say the #00 MP 8 cavity from the group buy is a...
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    04-18-2019, 03:55 PM
    My most used .22 is my father's old Remington 34 tube-magazine, takedown boltgun. Original backpack survival gun.
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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    04-18-2019, 12:26 PM
    Member BNE will do an XRF test of a pea sized sample of your lead in exchange for a pound of any lead. Many of us that use scrap as one of our main sources of lead will send him a sample of either our ingredients we have scrounged or the large...
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    04-18-2019, 10:55 AM
    IV = Instrumental Velocity. The term is correct. 4227 is too slow for non-magnum handgun applications, which explains the erratic ballistics. As others have said, Unique would be OK, but in the calibers and short barrels 231, Bullseye or...
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    04-17-2019, 07:38 PM
    I would worry that clamping pliers would leave lines from the teeth and those might provide a fault line for breaking over time. I can imagine from the drawings that adding a wood handle shouldn't be too challenging. Attachment might offer some...
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    04-16-2019, 05:59 PM
    JB if you will PM me we can work out you sending me a few pounds of that Promo so I can compare to both new Red Dot with dots and old Red Dot with dots almost undetectable. We need to know! The whole reloading community is counting on you to send...
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  • RogerDat's Avatar
    04-16-2019, 05:50 PM
    Exactly! There are only two things to do with unknown alloy. Have it tested for composition. Or for hardness. One doesn't really have to care about composition, it is as a practical matter a means to have a consistent hardness, casting...
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    04-16-2019, 05:21 PM
    Lead was the "plastic" of the times. Used all over for sealing and cladding to protect. Lost skills for sure. There are few that can do slate roof work any more in the state and that is on one century old buildings. I read where France no longer...
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    04-16-2019, 05:11 PM
    I had a similar mix up with an MP mold from a group buy. I offered to send it to someone here in the states who ordered that style, he said no need he would just send a replacement mold and I was welcome to keep the wrong one shipped. Good to deal...
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    04-16-2019, 05:05 PM
    Had a good friend who's older brother had the 750 Kawasaki triple. Man that bike could fly. Was set up for strictly drag strip until he flipped it. Then gave it a tank, some lights and rode it on the road. Funniest thing I ever saw was a guy...
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    04-16-2019, 04:35 PM
    Mid to late 60's Yamaha. I later owned a Honda 125 cc twin. That Honda "could" go on the highway but essentially had to draft a semi to keep up. I would ride the kids around on the BMX track with it and commute. The Honda was supplanted in my...
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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