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  • brstevns's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:00 PM
    Been having key holes with the 150gr Lyman 287405 bullet. Even at .293 diameter in a .288 bore. Thinkng maybe the bullet is to short. Looking to get a 287308 Lyman and see how it does.
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    10-30-2014, 01:05 PM
    goodsteel replied to a thread 358 Winchester in Hunting with CB's
    Congratulations on your fist cast boolits, and may I say that as castboolit cartridges go, you picked the absolute Cadillac. 358WCF is my favorite caliber. Now, shiny is not always a good thing. Shiny is as shiny does, and it doesn't do jack....
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    10-30-2014, 12:04 PM
    Also, damage to the nose is often closer to the centerline of rotation than damage to the base, and thus centrifugal force cannot have as dramatic an effect on it. I once had the crazy notion of breaking my addiction to handloaded ammunition. I...
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    10-30-2014, 11:43 AM
    Ju want to see my semee wad cottors? Ju got to have big cajones to chute these whans amigo: Accurate 46-405K press it down over 24gr of 2400 and make big holes in.....well, anything. It's just a really big Keith style boolit that drops .461. Sweet.
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    10-30-2014, 09:03 AM
    So sorry to hear of your family loss Ian. Our prayers are with you and your loved ones.
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    10-30-2014, 08:55 AM
    Boy you got that right. I can't hardly believe it came out so perfectly! Whew! Id rather be lucky than good any day of the week eh Ben? Congratulations, on a successful modification. What I take from this is that you have a very steady hand...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    10-29-2014, 12:15 PM
    One option is to buy a Savage Axis and one of the Shaw barrel kits on MidwayUSA. Not a bad action surprisingly. I would not build a 358 on a SR Mauser. There's a reason they're giving them away on GB. That said, LR mausers can be had for low...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    10-29-2014, 09:11 AM
    24 grains of 2400 is one of those magic combos that is easy to remember and works stupidly well. Another one is for the 30-30 Winchester: 30 grains of 3031. When I was first reloading when I was a kid, I really thought that "3031" was so called...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 10:05 AM
    It's the 358 Malcolm. Fun cartridge. I made it specifically for shooting paper patch boolits and had a lot of fun with it summer 2011. It's a 35/303 improved with a tight neck, and I made a Lee loader to reload it. The brass should last forever...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 09:48 AM
    Yeah, I think I'm going to roll with Brad's RD 350 also. I just love that boolit. The GC makes it so that it will take anything the 45-70 will dish out, and it fits the 1895 Marlin like a glove. I cast them up out of 95/2.5/2.5 air cooled. Cant...
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  • brstevns's Avatar
    10-26-2014, 10:55 PM
    Looks like these little RB's can been a pain . Might give the Lyman 287308 a try if I can find one cheap enough. Well it is good to know I can increase the bullet dia. a little bit more, if the round will chamber by doing so.
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  • brstevns's Avatar
    10-26-2014, 08:36 PM
    Have you ever shot it with a .298 bullet?
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  • brstevns's Avatar
    10-26-2014, 06:47 PM
    Was thinking the same thing. A .293 bullet should be making a good seal?
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  • brstevns's Avatar
    10-26-2014, 06:46 PM
    Got to the range this weekend. Tried a .293 sized this time. Still getting key holes. Still using the 10.5 gr Unique load. Going to try a different powder and a little heavier load. Me thinks or I should say beginning to think this bullet is just...
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  • brstevns's Avatar
    10-26-2014, 06:37 PM
    Can anyone tell me what the twist is or should be for the Remington Model 1902 7mm Cavalry Carbine?
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    10-26-2014, 09:38 AM
    No questioning anything you've said, except I really am bothered by your statment of using "heavy enough boolits." Sir, would you mind telling me how, with a 45-70, you shoot a boolit too light to knock over a whitetail deer? :kidding:
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    10-26-2014, 09:26 AM
    Dear Father, I would like to lift up this forum in prayer to you this morning. Father, there are many of your own here, and we are looking to do your will in this place as you would have it. Please forgive us of our failures, please strengthen us...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    10-24-2014, 08:36 AM
    Wow. Awesome observation sir!
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    10-23-2014, 03:30 PM
    50 yards and closer, I take a head shot. Further than that, I take a heart/lung shot.
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    10-23-2014, 11:44 AM
    Almost anything would work, but you absolutely must have rigidity, and a solid attachment to the stock. It's got to support the stock and guide it as it recoils through the bags. That's a pretty violent event, and just like the bedding of the...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    10-23-2014, 10:37 AM
    Here's my thought (feel free to disagree with me): With normal shooting, the object of burning the powder is to improve the shooter. However, many of you have improved your proficiency with a rifle to the point where it becomes difficult to...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    10-23-2014, 12:22 AM
    I wouldn't really call it a "contraption". It's a simple aluminum plate screwed to the bottom of your stock that simply widens the footprint and turns your V bottom fishing boat into a pontoon platform that doesn't roll over so easy. If you're...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    10-23-2014, 12:02 AM
    Gear, sounds to me like you would benefit greatly from a forend sled: If your forend looks like this, you don't have near such a problem with your rifle rolling...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    10-22-2014, 11:49 PM
    Just had a client come in tonight with a couple guns he wanted me to cut the barrels down on to 17" One was a beat up Remington 760. No problem. Then he pulled out this immaculate Winchester model 88.................... The bluing was perfect...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    10-22-2014, 11:36 PM
    goodsteel replied to a thread I'm ready in Hunting with CB's
    Sink that low, and I'll make sure your next rifle has a mother of pearl possum inlayed on it instead of a buck. LOL!
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  • nanuk's Avatar
    10-22-2014, 05:35 PM
    I have read some interesting articles discussing reaming/turning of necks outside turning of a neck leaves it as much off center as when you started, requiring a full length resize, then possible re-turning inside reaming with a lathe style...
    346 replies | 13649 view(s)
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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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