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  • swheeler's Avatar
    02-17-2018, 08:47 PM
    Look at your patch, silver looking sparkles are a dead give away if it was lead?
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    02-17-2018, 08:01 PM
    A chamber cut not concentric to the bore, big time. The pilot must have been way undersized.
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    02-17-2018, 12:31 PM
    newton your pictures didn't work, invalid attachment.
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    02-16-2018, 07:14 PM
    Absolutely correct, good post!
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    02-16-2018, 07:09 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Fillers...? in Single Shot Guns
    I sure like it, but then I only use it properly.:drinks:Since when would 24 gr of IMR 4198 and 3/4 gr of fluffed up dacron be improper use, cause that is the load depositing melted dacron on the case necks of 8mm.
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    02-16-2018, 07:07 PM
    Travis once a bullet obturates it stays, lead doesn't spring back like many metals with memory.
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    02-16-2018, 07:02 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Fillers...? in Single Shot Guns
    I didn't know we had to get LG's permission to discuss dacron on here, sorry.
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  • Shooter6br's Avatar
    02-16-2018, 02:05 PM
    220 Swift brass (if you can find it) can be made into 6.5 Jap, Run in sizing die (remove decapper) neck turn . and trim
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    02-16-2018, 12:07 PM
    Ken started it and I don't mind one bit, but I usually type cast bullet.
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    02-16-2018, 11:25 AM
    ^^^^^^ This sounds like it could be the problem, barrel constriction at the threads, especially if you can shoot this load and doesn't lead in your rifle.
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    02-16-2018, 12:48 AM
    Keep up the good work! Hey that rpmt will be at 180-200K soon!:drinks:;-);-)
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    02-16-2018, 12:35 AM
    swheeler replied to a thread Fillers...? in Single Shot Guns
    Oh ya it can and does melt upon firing, I find it often melted around the very end of the neck, hard and can be scraped off by fingernail. Most recently with 24.0 Grs IMR 4198 and .8 gr dacron. I have never used dacron with any powders with a burn...
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    02-15-2018, 05:51 PM
    He is a stand up guy, wishing only the best for him.
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    02-15-2018, 02:51 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Fillers...? in Single Shot Guns
    I have found it burned around the very end of the neck, and yes I have had it blow back into my face when shooting into the wind, so I don't think it is all consumed, but most times no not on the ground in front of the bench.
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    02-15-2018, 02:17 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Fillers...? in Single Shot Guns
    Absolutely the base of the bullet has to make the trip from the expanding neck then through the throat and finally engraved by the rifling, so once inside the bore if no blow by of gases of course there will not be leading, we're talking about what...
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    02-15-2018, 10:18 AM
    swheeler replied to a thread Fillers...? in Single Shot Guns
    We sure don't want to be " foolhardy" now do we.:shock:
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    02-14-2018, 10:14 PM
    We expect more good things. I like videos and music!:bigsmyl2:
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    02-14-2018, 09:32 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Fillers...? in Single Shot Guns
    I think we agree! Now to get Larry to test it because I'm scared to blow up my favorite mauser with dacron and bullseye!!!!!!!!!:bigsmyl2:
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    02-14-2018, 09:01 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Fillers...? in Single Shot Guns
    Yes that is what I stated, pressure up-velocity up. My thought is dacron is doing something similar too BPI buffer but without all the friction in case transition from body to neck. I think it is sealing the bore, kind of a gas check under the gas...
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    02-14-2018, 07:59 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Fillers...? in Single Shot Guns
    Like I say, I think it has to do with the powder itself, ie harder to ignite ball powders v easier to ignite ball or extruded. Now I never said all ball powders or all extruded powders, heck there are ball powders with NO deterrent coating. I don't...
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    02-14-2018, 07:44 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Fillers...? in Single Shot Guns
    OK but what is increasing the velocity, it has to be pressure increase, that's how it works increase pressure increase velocity. The not enough "mass" argument doesn't work for me simply because PSB or BPI ORG to be more exact rivals dacron for...
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    02-14-2018, 01:11 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Fillers...? in Single Shot Guns
    Maybe, maybe not. I think it depends on the powder, especially ball powders where positioning it before firing is not enough but holding it in that position with dacron does increase pressure. 8x57 with 250 gr cast and 35.0 gr WC846 positioned no...
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    02-13-2018, 09:26 PM
    firefly1957 replied to a thread .228 bullets in Swaging
    I wonder if you could use several steps to bring .243 bullets down to .228? I size jacketed .357 bullets to .351 with a push though sizing die two or three sizes to make it for your size might be cheaper ? Next thing you would need to look at is...
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    02-13-2018, 09:07 PM
    I have given people cast bullets & swaged bullets I don't sell them if they want reloads i will let them use my equipment while i watch but i do not sell them .
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    02-13-2018, 08:58 PM
    I did finish my dies pellets shoot well at 20 feet when it warms i will shoot out to 25 yards . The first pellets are slide based i will cut a ejector to make hollow base pellets as well and probably a couple of other nose profiles also. I played...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    02-13-2018, 11:30 AM
    Like I said very nice Waco. That figures out to 162.7K rpm at exit, smokin'!
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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