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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Today, 10:27 AM
    Watch the guys eyes when the gun fires ;-)
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    Today, 10:13 AM
    I didn't know Nosler ever gave an OAL in their reloading manuals.
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  • firefly1957's Avatar
    03-19-2019, 06:24 PM
    Yes it is worth it i have not done much in 38 caliber but am working with it now , I have for years shot straight wheel weight lead 261 grain lubed bullet at 1430 from 8 3/8" model 29 . Some bullet batches would lead most did not it was my fault not...
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    03-19-2019, 06:00 PM
    44 blam Keep that good hearing mine has been toast for years ! It was work that did my hearing in almost all of my high frequency is gone well except the high pitch whine that is not really there! I cast 38 wad cutters today and 45 hollow points...
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    03-13-2019, 03:54 PM
    firefly1957 replied to a thread Turksquatch? in Our Town
    Muddy area are you sure it is not a great blue heron? I am not sure of track size i have a couple small red knives like that less then two inches.
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    03-13-2019, 03:50 PM
    I too have been thinking about putting one in car when i drive Now that the idiots in Michigan legalized pot it is a even better idea.
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    03-13-2019, 03:45 PM
    I can not say that castboolits has made me need anything it has taught me a lot over the past years even put me in touch with some great people . I suppose reading all i could as a kid on guns by the masters like Elmer and how many others started me...
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    03-13-2019, 03:40 PM
    Pretty good post a couple points could be argued by small degrees but the entire thing is very close might even be spot on in some parts of the country as moving could mean a lot of changes as mentioned in a way about people tending to stay put. ...
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    03-13-2019, 03:13 PM
    About 1976 a friend accidentally held two fingers out next to the cylinder gap on a Ruger Security 6 with max load of H-110 it did not cut his fingers it did give him a powder tattoo he still has . Oh and it hurt a lot!
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    03-11-2019, 10:32 AM
    The 06 will do anything you need done in the lower 48 and probably Alaska too. I still have 2 and an Ackley Imp version.
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    03-09-2019, 03:47 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Modified 96/11 in Military Rifles
    This is not correct unless they have changed their FL die. The Lee dies size the fired brass down way too much, they reduce the fired brass +.015" at the shoulder alone, I bought a collet neck die to use because of this.
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    03-08-2019, 11:41 AM
    These are just little pops and the smell of a primer if you get close like I said I thought it was maybe crushed gravel until looked into it more.
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    03-08-2019, 11:38 AM
    None of the #3 i tried are even close to fitting the bore i would think the ball would need to be larger to take rifling well . I should try paper patching ? I shoot BB shot in a .177 air rifle with very good results they hit hard too!
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    03-07-2019, 04:43 PM
    Last year my old 10" Contender barrel in 357-44 Bain & Davis had the lug break this was an early barrel with a set screw that was in lug to retain bolt . I got nothing but grief from S&W (bought up Thompson including warranties ) so i decided rather...
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    03-07-2019, 04:26 PM
    I have not tried yet but would like to cast a .26" maybe even .27" round ball for my .25 caliber N.P. air rifle . I made some dies to swage a 20.3 grain solid base pellet from #4 buckshot they shoot better then factory pellets. I forgot the exact...
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    03-07-2019, 04:19 PM
    When i first started with some old dies i sometimes heard a crack sound as i was derimming i thought it was sand in the case,turned out sometimes some priming survives the case firing . I then started heating the cases with torch and heard the crack...
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    03-07-2019, 04:09 PM
    firefly1957 replied to a thread Distractions... in Our Town
    You might try the die as is oversized bullets with starting loads to see how they shoot and if they chamber.
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  • firefly1957's Avatar
    03-07-2019, 03:45 PM
    I size Jacketed .357 bullets to .351 and have no problems with accuracy even IF the jacket sprung back the trip into the rifling would tighten it again! The Sierra 170 gr JHC shoots 1 inch 50 yard groups sized to .351 the only issue is they are a...
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    03-07-2019, 03:36 PM
    Last fall on Election day i went into a gun shop after voting there was a HiPoint 45 carbine on the rack The bolt hold open was not in it so i could not look at the bore. I bought it and took it home to clean and noticed right off a thick black...
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retired, shoot many calibers do like the old guns best
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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