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  • brstevns's Avatar
    Today, 05:16 PM
    This would be one of the arsenal made rifles not one made by the locals
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    Today, 11:44 AM
    I agree with Nobade. Green mountain barrels usually trounce factory barrels soundly. I expect 1 1/4" groups right off the bat, and all mine have gotten better as they have been shot and wind up about 3/4MOA after they have been "broken in". Of...
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  • brstevns's Avatar
    Today, 11:09 AM
    Are the Kabul Arsenal Martini's in 303 British a good rifle?
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  • brstevns's Avatar
    Today, 11:04 AM
    No longer needed. Thanks.
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:38 PM
    I like the medium powders for 308. Not very exciting and a little expensive but they work too good not to use. IMR3031, and 4895 are my favorites. Sorry to hear about the wife. Congrats on the Tender!
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    09-29-2014, 09:23 PM
    The reason why people keep telling you to shorten the boolit or push it faster, is because one of the possible causes of a tumbling boolit is that you are not giving it enough RPMs to stabilize it. If that is the case, then there are only two...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    09-29-2014, 07:03 PM
    Don't put anything in the cavities of your mold you wouldn't put on a micrometer or your calipers. It's a precision instrument, and should be treated as such.
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    09-29-2014, 03:08 PM
    That's Frankford Arsenal mold release.
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    09-29-2014, 09:35 AM
    This thread has been cleaned up and superfluous posts have been deleted, and infractions given. Further attempts to troll will be dealt with.
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    09-29-2014, 02:07 AM
    I've been through a few of these rifles recently in the shop, and at this point have had opportunity to shoot a few of them as well. Simply amazing. I have come to have a low opinion of Ruger rifles in the past, but I have to say these are...
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  • brstevns's Avatar
    09-28-2014, 06:22 PM
    Update! Tried the Loverine bullet size at .2905. Not getting key holes anymore but not perfect round holes either. Going to try .292 next. Tried some PP .277 bullets wrapped and size to .2905 these all keyholed. Load was the 10.5 Unque load for both.
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  • brstevns's Avatar
    09-28-2014, 06:15 PM
    Have a Old 243 win that I believe has devoloped headspace problems. Does any one have a set of headspaces gauges to rent for a few weeks?
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    09-28-2014, 11:51 AM
    I have often considered learning to shoot left handed. I'm left eye dominant you see. When I shoot a rifle left handed, it feels like riding a horse facing backwards, but my brain is at piece. Just never could bring myself to learn to shoot left.
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    09-28-2014, 10:58 AM
    I would like to suggest you look into the boolit I designed for your chamber Brad. It might work really well for you. Only one way to find out.
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    09-28-2014, 12:51 AM
    Well no, actually I was serious. I put a lot of work into that rifle hoping it would break through all the barriers. I didn't hold back anything. Of course I want to know how it shoots!
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    09-27-2014, 07:38 PM
    goodsteel replied to a thread fluxing technique in Cast Boolits
    Gents, I would like to apologize for any part I had in starting this. I decided to call Glen Fryxell and ask him in person. He told me that these things are as constant as boiling water and don't need to be rehashed. Basically gave me the...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    09-27-2014, 07:00 PM
    goodsteel replied to a thread fluxing technique in Cast Boolits
    OK, I'm going to back off here. I meant no offence. Alls I was trying to do was hear a way to test this and actually see it, but you're saying that's impossible. Fine. I'll take that. I just don't feel comfortable with it is all.
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    09-27-2014, 06:58 PM
    goodsteel replied to a thread fluxing technique in Cast Boolits
    See, that's not true at all! As a machinist, everything I do is double and triple checked by people with measuring equipment. If I told somebody to just "trust me, my parts are always right" they'd laugh in my face. And let me tell ya, it really...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    09-27-2014, 06:47 PM
    goodsteel replied to a thread fluxing technique in Cast Boolits
    OK, I was obviously confused about the terms. I'd still like to know how anybody knows for sure that there is anything more than carbon and oxidized metal in the dust we scrape off the top of the melt. I'm obviously very confused as well on...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    09-27-2014, 06:17 PM
    This is true, however, I don't know where else you can get a finished stock in some of their more practical target styles. That, and for many people who are truely interested in accuracy, the barrel is not where they are going to cut cost. The...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    09-27-2014, 04:47 PM
    goodsteel replied to a thread fluxing technique in Cast Boolits
    Oh and there is no reason for retorts. We're trying to have an enlightening discussion. Whoop it on me. How do I prove this?
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    09-27-2014, 04:45 PM
    goodsteel replied to a thread fluxing technique in Cast Boolits
    I believe I was mistaken about what "reduction" is. I think of flux as something that returns metal into the alloy, and I have observed, and tested that happening. What I'm just not sure about is this bit about removing the impurities in the...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    09-27-2014, 04:28 PM
    You need a chamber impression, and as a couple members have said, I have written a Sticky on the subject. It is imperative that the stuff you use for the impression does not change size, and is strong enough to measure with a micrometer. No ifs...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    09-27-2014, 12:20 PM
    goodsteel replied to a thread fluxing technique in Cast Boolits
    Rick, I'm not arguing. I was simply saying that this subject is argued about quite a bit, but the end result is what we are after. One person claims that the alloy is reduced and impurities are taken out. Another says that the alloy is fluxed, and...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    09-27-2014, 11:29 AM
    I've been meaning to ask him if he got to use the new tacticool bronze tip, or if he had to stick with mil-spec stone. Hmmm, I'll PM him.
    106 replies | 4275 view(s)
  • goodsteel's Avatar
    09-27-2014, 11:02 AM
    goodsteel replied to a thread fluxing technique in Cast Boolits
    That was one test that was conducted in public here on the forum, and it was altogether inconclusive. All we were able to prove for sure is that my crazy claims about the true content of COWW alloy were in fact right on the money (still remember the...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    09-27-2014, 08:45 AM
    goodsteel replied to a thread fluxing technique in Cast Boolits
    Question. How was it determined that a reducer actually works? I have tried to prove that it does, and all I have found is that if you find the right flux you can make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches mix into your alloy and cast properly. You can...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    09-27-2014, 08:29 AM
    What an insult! I thought the Sargent qualified with a Springfield? (Trapdoor​)
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    09-26-2014, 02:21 PM
    Lothar Walther. It's no Krieger, but it scares the heck out of it. Very good quality barrels. Check the supply houses online like Bruno's as has been mentioned. Look for these brands: Krieger Bartlien Schnieder Brux Lothar Walther...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    09-26-2014, 08:20 AM
    You are starting to smell the stench of big fish stories vs. reality. If accuracy is measured by the best three shot group one can produce in ten tries, then nearly all factory rifles are sub MOA. Had a guy in the shop that actually carried a 1"...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    09-25-2014, 08:58 PM
    I do not shoot at sound. I am very safe in the woods. When I was 16 years old I was squirrel hunting with a 1897 Winchester 12. I saw a squirrel jumping through the bushes. It was a nice grey squirrel. I saw it, identified it as a target, put the...
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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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