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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    08-01-2020, 04:38 PM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Marlin 336c in Cast Boolits
    If you are loading for the 30-30 only and powder coating I would recommend the Lee push through sizer system. You don't need lube except a very little (even water) for the Lee sizer. Typically for the 30-30 velocity and pressure are low so you...
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    08-01-2020, 10:01 AM
    When you use it I would be a touch cautious breathing the smoke. I have no idea what would be in it.
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    08-01-2020, 09:59 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Marlin 336c in Cast Boolits
    Let us know how experienced and equipped you are. Are you able to size your boolits? How were you intending to lube them? Yes, the Lee molds have a great reputation, although I have not used them.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    08-01-2020, 09:57 AM
    Yes, they get hot fast. I use welder's gloves, but they were never intended for casting 100 or so at a time.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    08-01-2020, 07:49 AM
    True, but an oversized/out of round chamber plays havoc with case life.
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    08-01-2020, 07:23 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Marlin 336c in Cast Boolits
    Caliber matters. .30 or .35?
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    08-01-2020, 07:22 AM
    The old Ideal and Lyman mold #'s were the 'size to' size - not the cast size. While they were standardized with Lyman #2 alloy makes a large difference in the actual size of the boolit. So a 257*** is a mold that will cast slightly large with...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    07-31-2020, 12:24 PM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread 308 in 270 in Factory Rifles
    Back in the '50's the NRA reported on a rifle that had been sent to them to be checked out. The owner said he had killed several deer with it but "it kicked like He!!. It was a Jap 6.5 externally in good shape. Someone had run a 30-06 reamer...
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    07-31-2020, 07:38 AM
    The author of Hebrews himself says he did not see Christ - and Paul specifically and repeatedly says he did. Thus Paul is not the author - but we don't know who was. His theology is solid though so it was accepted into the Bible on that basis.
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    07-31-2020, 07:33 AM
    "Many of the things in life that inflict the greatest injury, grief, or pain, stem from the fact that we suffer from illusions. We are not true to one another as facts, seeing each other as we really are; we are only true to our misconceived ideas...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    07-30-2020, 07:39 AM
    You would do that because the tin and antimony are not 'suspended' in the lead, they are alloyed to it. The oxidation process separates out this alloy because the tin oxidizes first - before the lead. Thus much of what you see as 'dross' that is...
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    07-29-2020, 07:44 PM
    Defcon 5, but mostly because it's to hot to shoot!
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    07-29-2020, 07:39 PM
    Get someone to teach her to knit. Useful hobby and will keep her busy.
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    07-29-2020, 12:00 PM
    Yup, Reddog got it right. In fact this is so reliable that John Garand based his first semiauto design on it. Then the Govt. started crimping primers and we got the M1 Garand.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    07-29-2020, 07:48 AM
    Continuing prayer for healing and attitude.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    07-29-2020, 07:46 AM
    Can you travel? Spend some time at the NRA headquarters in Northern Virginia (Washington DC area) and a day or two in the museum. Go to the Elmer Keith Museum at a Cabela's. Stop at the Winchester Museum. Go the the historic Springfield Armory...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    07-29-2020, 07:31 AM
    And that is true no matter where we are in our lives - in preparation for a profession, in the profession, in 'retirement', it is always being aware of the now that is important. When I was in grad school I was one of the guys (about six of us)...
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    07-28-2020, 07:42 AM
    Bipolar mania is exactly that, and in it's extreme is psychotic. That is, they lose touch with reality and have no concept of right and wrong, of good and bad, and only do what they think is good for them at the time. They have no moral...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    07-27-2020, 03:29 PM
    Yes, compression is important with real BP. Less so with the artificial ones. Basically a lack of any air space is minimal. GOEX tends to like a little more compression than other BP's. You have an adaptor, do you also have a press? A lot...
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    07-27-2020, 10:17 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread New shop update in Our Town
    Sixteen tons and what a ya get? Another day older and deeper in debt. St. Peter don't ya call me now, I owe my soul to the company store! Yeah, I can sing it, but just the chorus for those young folks who don't know the reference.
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    07-26-2020, 02:21 PM
    If you are not shooting a trapdoor you are likely to find your shoulder is more sensitive than the gun/barrel is! That is, you will want to stop before you reach any limitations of the gun.
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    07-26-2020, 02:17 PM
    Good going, but you really don't need wads in pistol cartridges and BP. I use Goex in my 44-40's and never a wad. I am using a big lube boolit though so all my lube is on the boolit. Loading that way will cause you to be very appreciative...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    07-26-2020, 02:07 PM
    To add to this, these were made with progressive rifling. If kept full length you have the full effect and advantage. Cut the barrel and you only have the beginning of the very slow rifling. If you want to limit it to plinking with roundballs,...
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    07-26-2020, 07:11 AM
    Unfortunately both bipolar and alcoholism are genetic in origin. This means neither will change, they are with you all your life, you can't walk away from them. Same as my ADHD. Denial of this results in chaos in all around and that will not...
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    07-25-2020, 08:10 PM
    I once went to a doc in the box when I had been having trouble breathing for a few days - I told him I had pressure and weight in the lower lobe of my right lung and my body had been fighting the infection for almost a week and needed some help. I...
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    07-25-2020, 11:46 AM
    You may want to distinguish between hunting and target bullets. Sierra especially.
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    07-25-2020, 09:09 AM
    Be aware if you use the brass shotgun shells you have to order 14ga wads. Internal capacity is greater than the plastic shells.
    19 replies | 1658 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    07-25-2020, 08:08 AM
    I started with a Lee Loader in 30-30 and 16 ga. more years ago than I want to admit. First thing I got after than was a powder scale, I never trusted myself with those scoops.
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    07-25-2020, 07:56 AM
    I've only necked up 8x57 - do you have to thin the necks of the 30-06 brass?
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    07-25-2020, 07:48 AM
    Wasn't that long ago that there was a spate of methanol liquors in Mexican resorts - clearly inadequate oversight.
    11 replies | 385 view(s)
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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