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  • firefly1957's Avatar
    05-19-2018, 08:21 PM
    I also use enamel spray paint even with three coats it gives a thinner coating then P C that allows long nosed bullets to chamber into rifling easier. Specifically the Lee 170 grain in 30-30.
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    05-19-2018, 08:13 PM
    To test the limit i have wet coated some 55 grain lead cores (.185") and swaged them to .224 and loaded them in .223 the load would give a jacketed bullet over 3000 f/s . There was no leading but accuracy was terrible as my dies designed for using...
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    05-19-2018, 08:01 PM
    If the price was good 50-3 1/4" Sharps but i really do not need any more then i have ! Same with much of what i shoot my lowest brass count is 300 Savage & .221 fireball i have been making Fireball from 5.56 and i just do not shoot the old Model...
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    05-19-2018, 07:55 PM
    firefly1957 replied to a thread Kindle Reader in Our Town
    My wife has destroyed several Kindle the last one i took apart to see what happened (the screen bottom was frozen the top changed) I discovered the metal frame holding the screen was cracked . Looking at it i thought the internal frame looked like...
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    05-19-2018, 07:51 PM
    Was surprised to see this old thread back again!
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    05-19-2018, 07:48 PM
    Some years ago i might have identified as libertarian but that group has been hijacked by some real nuts! Conservative is a better choice the liberal choice is often misunderstood as to many that claim they are liberal are actually socialist!
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    05-19-2018, 07:43 PM
    firefly1957 replied to a thread backyard excitement in Our Town
    The other morning i went out just as the sky lightened to dispose of one of the coons tearing up my bird feeder there were several horned owls and some coyotes making all kinds of racket it was rather neat to hear and really creepy at the same time.
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    05-19-2018, 07:39 PM
    I had a crazy neighbor at my last house in town he would mow within minutes of my finishing my lawn even if he mowed two days before! I would let mine go as long as i could it was a small area many weeds in it that grew the fastest. Here if i do...
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    05-07-2018, 12:30 PM
    IMR published data says 56.0 compressed IMR 4831, Win 405 gr SP, Win 8.5/120 primer , 2.550" OAL gives 1390 fps from 25" barrel at 17.8k CUP, if you use a 400 gr cast should be similar.
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    05-06-2018, 10:17 AM
    Bama glad you got it out.
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    05-05-2018, 09:59 AM
    I'd try a chamber cast one more time, dry brush the chamber and broken case and knock out as soon as cool/ solidified. I've removed several for people with a dental pick, make darn sure you are up inside the brass a good distance, dig the tip in and...
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    05-03-2018, 09:21 PM
    I have noticed snow taking coating off bullets but never had snow expand a bullet unless ice or gravel was hit ? I do not get the snow you get so shoot into snow bank from the snow thrower along driveway . I also found some slow (800 f/s) 30...
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    05-03-2018, 09:14 PM
    I have done the same as long as the paint stays in place on the bullet you mash all is well . They will darken a bit with some colors and coatings . I saw a picture one guy put online his oven was so hot the bullets melted that was a bit to far . ...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    04-30-2018, 04:57 PM
    Plug the barrel just in front of the chamber, pour in enough cerrosafe to fill the separated casing, let it set 10 minutes and tap it out from muzzle.
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retired, shoot many calibers do like the old guns best
Harrison Michigan
fishing hunting reloading gun collecting


When I think back on all the **** I learned in high school it's a wonder I can think at all ! And then my lack of education hasn't hurt me none I can read the writing on the wall.


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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
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