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    09-13-2017, 01:50 AM
    Looks pretty decent . HOWEVER I don't typically use a mold guide and this item wouldn't be of use if say I were casting the Lyman 429640 Devestater HP with the big HP knob on the underside . But I've been contemplating the Lyman 25 pound furnace and...
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    09-04-2017, 11:53 PM
    I was wound up when I first started casting over hardness . And a friend told me start with plain old WW's air cooled and go from there . I hesitate to mention the number of deer I've plunked with nothing more then air cooled WW's and a bunch more...
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    08-26-2017, 12:01 AM
    To each his own ! Now with that being said all my 10 gauge doubles are for 2 7/8" shells hence all my loads stay at 1 1/2 ounces or LESS . Not only do I not want to pound my shoulder that much but being as all but 2 of the 12 or 13 doubles I own...
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    08-25-2017, 11:53 PM
    I had a factory Lyman 311041HP once upon a time . When I eliminated all the 30-30's I let the mold go as well . Never did try it on deer , but I wish I had !
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    08-25-2017, 11:45 PM
    The second deer I ever killed with a cast bullet was done in with a Gould 330 HP . It was in a Marlin 1895CB back about 2002 with a tang sight . My alloy was straight wheel weights air cooled . Sized at .459 lubed with SPG and pushed with 31.5...
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    08-23-2017, 10:15 PM
    I'm no fan of hers , however I'm pretty sure she was making reference to shooting box birds (live pigeons) . And FWIW there are still a few states you can legally shoot box birds . Down Texas/Mexico way you can shoot live birds that a thrown by a...
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    08-23-2017, 10:10 PM
    I've shot #2's on the skeet field and broke targets as you would assume . To be honest I've shot clay targets with any size lead from #2-9 with good results ! HOWEVER , the real question is whats allowed at the club you may or may not be...
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Cast Bullets , Marlins , Remingtons and Deer Hunting


Go Manny Pacquiao !!!

Double's , 6.5mm's , 444 Marlin , Sika Deer and my family in the Philippines


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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
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