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    Yesterday, 04:03 PM
    I have a 2 cavity 462-420 with HB and plain base pins . I did the wash , heat cycle , assembled ,heat cycle ,lubed hot , cooled , heat cycled , cooled , pre heat (cast iron kettle plate on an open coil hot plate) , pour 20-30 pours , cool reject...
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    Yesterday, 12:47 PM
    There are a pretty finite list of candidates for a 100 gr TC with 90 and 110 gr data available . The 110 let's out 380 ,but leaves it wide open for 9mm and a host of 32s and 30 Carbine . It's not even really a question in a rifle . His other...
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    Yesterday, 09:37 AM
    As an example I know of a 120 gr boolit load that has a load window of 14-26 gr of Unique . In that particular platform and cartridge I'm good to go with a 14.0 start on 125 gr boolit in a 264 WM in an FN 98 . The 140 gr data is 12-22 gr I think ....
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    Yesterday, 09:29 AM
    Makes perfect sense to this ol'wrench grinder . The guide is to start at the start load of the next heavier bullet . Until I get a feel for/depending on the gun , boolit and cartridge I may even treat the start load of the next lighter...
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    Yesterday, 08:14 AM
    This is the guy that gets to start with a clean slate ........and forgot about all of those $5 updates and better than OM parts . :)
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    08-14-2017, 07:58 PM
    My kids during an unfortunate stretch of my life ate a number .....um..... Oregon trail blue plate specials . For one reason or another they aren't to awfully picky . Rumor has it that tule root salad with dandelion greens and jack rabbit will...
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    08-14-2017, 12:45 PM
    I have an N frame with a bubba head space tab chambered to headspace 45 Schofield on the case mouth while retaining it's moon clips . 45 AR, Schofield, GAP ,ACP , Roland and a couple of others . So 1 gun 4 cartridges . Have a BlackHawk 45 Colts...
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    08-14-2017, 12:15 PM
    I cast good bullets for 6-7 yr with a campchief single burner , a big Dutch oven and a soup spoon strategically adjusted and hooked to a piece of broom handle . After that long I decided I liked it . I have a 4-20 and an RCBS ladle with it I run...
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    08-14-2017, 11:57 AM
    Yes but it's cheaper to buy a 3-4 die rifle or 4 die pistol set . There are a number of off menu rifle style pistol cartridge FCD dies available . I bought a 45-70 crimp die a while back $17 I think . I've a number of duplicate die sets and dies...
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    08-13-2017, 03:29 PM
    Don't forget volley guns for around the house . I have scads of caps for several pistols , 44s are fairly effective . A Dragoon is kind of heavy to haul around . Match lock . While many of you live where the creek beds are full of flint...
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    08-12-2017, 06:26 PM
    I have a couple of S&W N frames that will be 100 next spring . Forged steel in an auto I have several 1000 rounds through a HP clone .
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    08-12-2017, 02:02 PM
    Harter66 replied to a thread N.O.E. Problems... in Cast Boolits
    Eventually if something is parroted enough times, it becomes a rule carved in stone—A classic example of this is “I would not use that powder to reload with, I would use it for fertilizer”. Yep, good to error on the safety side, but I have never...
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    08-12-2017, 01:21 PM
    I don't care for domestic liver , wild liver is much better . Tongue , hagas , basically entrails are of my menu , heart and liver are the only organs ....... No fowl liver , yuck . Bulb onions don't like me , mix them with chili powder and you...
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    08-11-2017, 09:48 AM
    I'm going to go with pretty low pressures from a 308 in a 7.7 . The 7.7 is a 57 sister vs the 308 at 51 mm the bore off set of 312 vs 308 bullet doesn't hurt anything either .
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    08-11-2017, 09:44 AM
    I have a soldier that needs some looking after . No nothing broken or missing yet . The oldest boy is on the ground in northern Iraq now . He says itís to earn his gold spurs to go with his silver spurs and his Army issue Stetson . Which is kid...
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    08-10-2017, 08:12 PM
    These are recovered from a medium that I can't really describe beyond saying that the results were the same on game at similar ranges and speeds . These were a 200 gr full spire point bullet paper patched for an SKS to 1800 fps single fed . The...
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    08-10-2017, 05:32 PM
    I have a 308 that doesn't care as long as the bullet is 175gr or less . Excluding vld , gmx ,ttsx I'm to cheap to even try those in it . Meanwhile it's 06' sister has a speed limit ..... No logic for the why it just is . I know that even...
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    08-10-2017, 04:35 PM
    Time to find some 2400 I guess .
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    08-10-2017, 04:33 PM
    The cheap ones seen on FB do ok and will let you see stuff but this one needs 1.25 " to make good clear pictures . It works great with Ms S7 but not so much with the Moto Z . Our computer lacks the drivers or software for an external camera so...
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    08-10-2017, 04:17 PM
    I had heard of "long gravelly" triggers but until I had a Remington Model 14 I didn't really understand . I would say it's ok to feel one move but not know the break . I have a 65 and 8? Savages with factory triggers and I can't feel the...
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    08-10-2017, 03:49 PM
    Here's a little something I don't think is found anywhere else in the industry ! This is what sets a standard . This is ........a gold standard .
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    08-10-2017, 03:46 PM
    There isn't any radiation free metal made any more that is for certain . There is a level of craftsmanship that is imparted to things made in the old ways . I will almost bet real money that a GI 1911 knocked out by Colt in 1925 and slapped in a...
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    08-09-2017, 10:57 PM
    My error . I should have been more specific about 6061 T6 aluminum being a specifically called out marked and utilized for aircraft structural and load bearing members . I probably should also point out that aircraft billet aluminum is manufactured...
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    08-09-2017, 09:31 PM
    Price drop Edit price reduction .
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    08-09-2017, 04:59 PM
    Not really a big surprise . Big change in powder , bullet construction and load . Perfect throat fit vs nominal dia . A historically well suited powder vs the latest copper scrubber wonder . Copper plate vs lead and lube against the bbl . The lube...
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    08-09-2017, 03:48 PM
    I ran a bunch of 357 many yrs ago . All went well then about 3 in a row bulged or collapsed . A quick reset and I was off again then I had 3-4 that had the crimp groove swinging in the breeze . I had brass from 1.270 out to 1.297 . I set up the...
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    08-09-2017, 03:03 PM
    Nice pig . Nice performance . Why such a heavy weight ? I get it if it's the mould you had for the cal at hand , I've done that once or twice myself . I've had 5 pass throughs on 5 hogs with a 45 Colts carbine at a sedate 1200 fps MV with...
    34 replies | 1183 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
GC Gas Check