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  • 6pt-sika's Avatar
    Today, 07:56 PM
    So far for my 16 gauge loads about all I’ve used has been SR7625 and Unique . For slugs , Buckshot and birdshot .
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  • 6pt-sika's Avatar
    Today, 07:55 PM
    So far for my 16 gauge loads about all Iíve used has been SR7625 and Unique . For slugs , Buckshot and birdshot .
    4 replies | 40 view(s)
  • 6pt-sika's Avatar
    Today, 07:53 PM
    I do however in 16 gauge applications use both of the Claybuster knockoff of the AA16 both the one ounce and 7/8 ounce . For a round ball application the 7/8 wad might work just a touch better as it has thing in the bottom to displace 1/8 ounce of...
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  • 6pt-sika's Avatar
    Today, 07:48 PM
    I’ll eventually try roundballs in my 10 , 12 and 16 gauge guns . However I plan on using the same wads I use for other applications SP-10 , SP-12 , CB WAA12 , CB WAA16 and SP-16 . I try my best to use what I would call main stream stuff so for one...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 06:22 PM
    Same suggestions apply.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 PM
    My bad for the misunderstanding......As Outpost75 has developed an affinity for RL7 loads I preferred 44 magnum rifle loads using PB'd bullets using H4227. I simply haven't tried RL7 loads yet. Been some time since I loaded for a 44 Magnum rifle...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:42 AM
    Let's nnot rule out the 4064 until you try it. It's going to be like a very, very slow lot of IMR4895 is all. Just because I never used it before doesn't mean it won't work just fine.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:44 PM
    I've not really used a lot of 4064 for many years in my M1A/M14s and none with cast bullets. Even back then I preferred 4895 for use with match bullets and cast bullets. However, that's not to say 4064 won't work with your cast bullet in your M1A....
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:10 PM
    Ruger would replace the trigger parts with NM parts (transfer bar) and would repair the over rotation if that did not fix the problem.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:06 PM
    I don't want to shoot any high velocity loads may not be compatible with shooting longer, heavier cast bullets in a 1:38 twist. To stabilize those bullets may have to be driven fast. A 240 - 250 gr SWC at 1050 - 1100 fps over 8 gr Unique will...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:00 PM
    Concur. Titegroup is a fast burning, easily ignitable powder that does well with reduced loads. The "safety margin" involved is the danger of a bullet not exiting the barrel. Just make sure to use enough for all bullets to positively exit the...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:32 AM
    BCB Not sure if GL allows/computes use of MRAD adjustments(?). However, I much prefer the finer .25 per click adjustment of most MOA scopes vs the .36 per click of most MRAD scopes. With a precision rifle of sub moa accuracy the courser...
    11 replies | 291 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:14 AM
    Given the larger the case volume along with the smaller the expansion ratio of the 45-70 case the less any appreciable increase in psi will be found between standard length cases and the Hornady FTX length cases. As several have mentioned they've...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 09:02 PM
    It is my experience that the Lyman listed weights with the specified alloy is "as cast"....without GC or lube. My 375449 mould gives weights with #2 alloy at 265 gr over what Lyman says with their #2 alloy......close enough for...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 04:50 PM
    You're welcome....
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 11:37 AM
    +1, agree 100+% with Hamish........
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 10:14 PM
    I squirreled away, some time back, some Winchester 190 Silver Tips (intended for the 303 Savage). They are .308 diameter. I plan on using them in my 24" M94 30-30 over LeveRevolution powder.....just haven't got around to developing the load...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 09:21 AM
    Checked a uberti twist rate chart that states the 45 colt at .442-.450 with a 1 in 16 twist for there rifles. Suggest you actually measure the twist. Many early rifles had slower twists. Could be with the low end velocities and heavier bullets...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 09:02 AM
    Pressures are measured with special equipment and test guns. It is expensive. Even with factory measured pressures there is no guarantee that, even if using the exact same components, you will get the same psi in your gun. It may be lower...
    9 replies | 201 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 08:34 AM
    ElCheapo; "I'm itching to get my CZ Hornet and Marlin 30 30 back into action! I want to come up with some reduced power loads for small game with both guns, and I love the killing efficiency of flat pointed bullets. Can anybody recommend me some...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 06:49 PM
    I have years ago. Suggest you start with 2.0 gr Bullseye and work up to 2.7 gr.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 06:46 PM
    Got the bullets sized and lubed and the GC put on the GC'd bullets. Going to test 8 shot strings (18 test strings) in 3 rifles; 30-30, 308W and 30-06. Will test 3 different powders in each rifle with each style of bullet; Unique, 2400 and RL7. ...
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  • BABore's Avatar
    10-10-2018, 06:47 PM
    Will Ruger sell you a new cylinder? I have an older 45 Colt, Bisley BH that has a roll marked, unfluted cylinder with 0.455 throats. Would love to have a new one that's around 0.451-0.452. I have a 0.4525 reamer set.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-10-2018, 05:16 PM
    From my treatise on my 45-70 trapdoor loads; PART III: I had several reasons for developing duplex 45-70 loads. Maintaining accuracy w/o cleaning between shots or every 10 shots or so was foremost as I didn’t want to carry a lot of cleaning...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-09-2018, 08:11 PM
    gishooter I've been using the Lee TL314-90-SWC for 20+ years. Prior I used RBs and commercial swaged 32 WCs and SWCs for subsonic "cat's sneeze" and small game loads. I also used GC'd 105 and 118 gr cast for higher velocity loads for varmint...
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  • 6pt-sika's Avatar
    10-09-2018, 01:21 PM
    FWIW , I got the True Loc choke yesterday and tried it this morning with factory 3" 000 , 00 , 1 and 4 buckshot . They all as one would expect shot nicely at 25 yards but at 50 yards the 000 looked okay and the other three were not so great ....
    18 replies | 517 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-08-2018, 01:48 PM
    The Lyman SME receiver sight or the M48 sight fits the M96 as well as the M98 because the rear receiver ring is essentially the same ssize on both.
    3 replies | 141 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-08-2018, 11:38 AM
    Really? 6 pages of posts on what powder to use in the 45 ACP under a 200 gr SWC......goes to show what a wonderfully versatile cartridge John Moses Browning came up with.......:-) I still prefer 5 gr Bullseye........
    115 replies | 8983 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