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    Today, 02:54 AM
    .............Just an FYI, Ballistics Products has a manual for reloading brass hulls including the CBC/Magtech hulls, including various loads. .............Buckshot
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    06-24-2017, 02:26 AM
    .............I thought it was 72 Virginians? :-) .............Buckshot
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    06-24-2017, 02:08 AM
    ..............Very nice work. Possibly if you were not using a lube, this might make the aluminum appear to be 'Gummy'? After all Lee does lathe bore the mould cavities. Possibly single edge tooling, but it's still cutting aluminum. I use WD40 or...
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    06-19-2017, 02:31 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Kokanee fishing! in Our Town
    Reading about Kokanee fishing got the juices flowing so for Fathers Day the wife and I went fishing for them. The closest place I could find stocked with them was Newlin Res about a 100 miles from here. We got up about 5am and were on the road just...
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    06-18-2017, 01:23 AM
    ...............Gotta remember that thread standardization is a relatively recent invention. IIRC about the turn of the 20th century the U.S. Government decided to try standardization, and then again in 1947, and so it continues to this day. The...
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    06-18-2017, 12:42 AM
    ..............Hopefully we don't get just ONE favorite ........................ :-) .43 Spanish 577-450 Martini
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    06-18-2017, 12:15 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread My Whitworth in Muzzleloading.
    ............The bullet shown there on the Midway webpage was cast and not swagged. That's the same Whitworth type bullet I mentioned in my previous post as having a slight boat tail, and the design was blurred enough to allow use in a 2 block set of...
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    06-15-2017, 08:56 PM
    "I had seen a FMJ bullit stuck halfway in a 30-06 barrel.The solution was simpel.A case filled with a normal powder load , a little dacron. Fired , and the bullit was removed." This is the post I replied to, the 12" in the barrel was just an...
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    06-15-2017, 01:16 AM
    ...........I to have a 1879 Remington Argentine contract rifle in 43 Remington Spanish. Never had a problem with failures to fire, and per your post, neither did you with yours. The idea of the rubber 'O' ring is sound, as was the suggestion to seat...
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    06-15-2017, 12:50 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread My Whitworth in Muzzleloading.
    I recently picked up a Whitworth from DGW. It's a Navy Arms marked Pedersoli Parker Hale Whitworth made in 2015 (well proofed in 2015 anyway). I've been getting excellent results with the Lyman 457121 PH in pure lead sized .450 or .448, pan lubed...
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    06-14-2017, 09:02 PM
    sounds right to me!
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    06-14-2017, 11:24 AM
    As country gent suggests create a false shoulder to set headspace, I use a slight crush fit, fireform and neck size only on future reloadings. If after several loadings you have trouble chambering rounds you may have to FL resize this brass, if so...
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    06-14-2017, 10:22 AM
    Not recommending it sounds like good advice!:goodpost:
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    06-14-2017, 09:52 AM
    swheeler replied to a thread Kokanee fishing! in Our Town
    I've caught them through the ice jigging a Swedish pimple tipped with maggot or white corn. In the fall around spawn I've landed many on a lime green Needlefish spoon and trolling cowbells or ford fenders with rubber band set up and corn. I haven't...
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    06-13-2017, 01:20 PM
    This would be a good test for Larry to do for the forum though. Lets say take his favorite 06 equipped with a strain gauge, drive a 150 grain Hornady spire point 12 inches into the barrel and load a case with 49 grains of 4895 topped off with a wad...
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    06-12-2017, 10:47 PM
    Sounds dangerous! Normal power load, hum what is the load density now that you have a "chamber" X 2 or 3 volume with a nice WAD of dacron to compress air and clobber that stuck projo, sounds like SEE waiting to happen. Hatcher tried it once and...
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    06-12-2017, 03:25 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread My Whitworth in Muzzleloading.
    ..............Nice looking bit of work there Rick. Was that done with a plunge EDM setup? Years ago there was an outfit that had made a repo Spenser carbine, and some other stuff, along with a mould for the Whitworth. However, their iteration had a...
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    06-12-2017, 02:48 AM
    ............Very true about using minus sets. All my pin gauge sets (from .061" to .750") are .0002" Minus sets. While not as sensitive to temperature as a very good set of gauge blocks, which even import economy set's run to 0.00005 accuracy, the...
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    06-12-2017, 01:22 AM
    .............I'm simple and the different types of stuff are probably amazing (especially if they do what they say they will). I use Hoppe's #9 to clean barrels after cast, and Hoppe's #9 and Sweet's 7.62 after jacketed. For semi auto anything I use...
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    06-11-2017, 11:07 PM
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    06-11-2017, 10:58 PM
    If you have a copy of Hanloaders Digest 12Th Edition 1990(27 years ago) open it to page 128. The article is titled Shooting Zinc in Big Bores, by Karl Bosselmann, about five pages long with test data for Zamak cast bullets. Veral Smith made him 3...
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THE most fun rifle to shoot - The Martini Henry .577-450 "Zulu"
It was fun making the 'Milk Bottle' cartridge cases out of Magtech
24 gauge Brass shells and paper patching the 500 grain .45 cal
round nose bullets. Even made my own Bullet Molds !
80 gr Black Powder and Very accurate, very deadly.
They used to hunt Cape Buffalo and Elephants with it.



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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