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  • Walks's Avatar
    Today, 01:16 AM
    Try 5.2 - 5.5grs of WW231/HP-38 with a 240gr Bullet From the HODGDON Cowboy Action Handout , Jan '03
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    Yesterday, 11:18 PM
    Remington 700 bdl
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    Yesterday, 10:52 PM
    Well, Dragon, I guess I don't know anything. 60yrs with the same load is not enough experience for you. I'm not going to waste time listing the pistols this load has gone through. The trouble with most of you folks is you're always trying...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:24 PM
    My REMINGTON 700 Classic is 1-12". I've shot SAECO 180gc to LYMAN 250grainer's. Heavier bullets much more accurate. The 200gr makes a great plinker. I80gr kinda just spins off to...?......? Sorry I just use H4895. Ran out of SR4759, gonna...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:19 PM
    Thanks, I was reading the 1st thread on PC'ing from 2014.
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    Yesterday, 09:44 PM
    Why does everyone piss & moan over loading the 9X19 ? It ain't Rocket Science. I've been using same load My DAD figured out in the mid-1950's. 120-125gr TC or Long RN (.356-Linoytpe) over a Max charge of BULLSEYE. Plunk test is...
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    Yesterday, 09:25 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Shipping brass in Helping Hands
    They are no federal regulation on shipping unprimed brass within the US. Even shipping primed brass is easy. No hazmat required. The issue of...
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    Yesterday, 07:34 PM
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    Yesterday, 07:32 PM
    When steel first came out lots of people reloaded it using standard shotcups. The shot would push thru the pedals and leave grooves starting at the forcing cone. On the ones I have seen it was worse at the chamber end.
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  • Walks's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:12 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Cast iron skillets in Our Town
    I just saw one of those chain mail scrubbers in a LODGE Package at our local RALPH'S ( Kroeger) Supermarket. Kinda freaked me out. Goes against EVERYTHING ABOUT CAST IRON I WAS RAISED ON. Been eating food cooked in cast iron since before I had...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:17 PM
    I am doing my first PC as I write this. My first 20 45cal bullets are in the little convection oven getting coated with HF red. Doesn't look too good. Not a smooth coat, used 20-250gr, 2 TB powder, 3 TB black 6mm BB's. Tumbled 6 min. Oven...
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    Yesterday, 03:36 PM
    I'll take 1,5,&6
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  • Walks's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:41 AM
    Walks replied to a thread Old Keith 44 New Crimp in Cast Boolits
    Were you going for a std roll crimp ? If your round drops in & out of the chamber, there is no problem. If you want a roll crimp, then you have some careful die adjustment to work on. The only way to get a good roll crimp is to start with cases...
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    Yesterday, 12:26 AM
    I use 30w in mine. Got an old glass eye dropper to fill and remove oil from reservoir.
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    Yesterday, 12:21 AM
    My DAD fed his the LYMAN #356402 sized .355 cast hard of pure Linotype. Harder the bullet the better the feed. Seat to edge of bearing surface. he used a second sizing ( no decapping rod ) die to "taper crimp". Lubed the whole cartridge to do it,...
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    12-10-2018, 08:54 PM
    Joshst2010 is going to focus on learning to cast and load for 9mm. AKholicbubba will coach him.
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    12-10-2018, 06:54 PM
    I am not sure how many deer I have killed with a .243 but it is around 50 or 60. Mostly with 100 grain softs points. Never lost one with it and never had to track one over 75 yards. Snow with a crust on it is great for tracking. Fresh fluffy...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    12-10-2018, 12:58 PM
    I use the 500 rd commercial bullet ( reinforced with packing tape, they last forever )boxes from the days when my kids & I shot a 1,000rds a week in Cowboy Action Shooting. Stacked & separated by "shelves" cut from cereal boxes. Smaller quantities...
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    12-10-2018, 11:34 AM
    I load .358 boolits in my 75bd but the barrel was throated by Doug Guy.
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    12-09-2018, 09:46 PM
    I have been known to be a bit "thrifty" with brass. These are Starline cases that have had nothing but this load in them. Load is NOE Ranchdog 265 rnfp over 22 of H110 with Russian primers. Very accurate in several guns. Gun is a 5.5" Bisley Ruger...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    12-09-2018, 09:30 PM
    I trim all my R-P brass to 1.285", it's reserved for my '66/'73's. I have 3 different Bullets I use; a MAGMA 225gr. a 210gr RCBS and a 200gr #42798. With the old LYMAN dies, I'm able to crimp on the Ogive of each bullet, maintaining an O.A.L....
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  • Walks's Avatar
    12-09-2018, 08:02 PM
    Yep a case splits, it lowers the pressure. Therefore bullets from split cases are moving slower, each split case is going to cause a slightly different change in pressure. So bullets are going to leave the bbl moving at slightly different...
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    12-09-2018, 07:44 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Old keith bullet in Cast Boolits
    I think we have to consider that Keith started his casting from single cavity molds with integral handles. It's easiest to get a single cavity mold to release then any other type. And Keith merely took another older design and put a crimp...
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    12-09-2018, 06:12 PM
    One of my favorite .44's has started scattering its shots. I thought it was me but I took another gun to the range with the miscreant. Same ammo same conditions and it still acted up. Even shot it off a rest. Got it home and gave it a good...
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    12-09-2018, 02:35 PM
    This O.A.L. of yours is a bit confusing. I find that my UBERTI copies of the 1966/'73 will handle an O.A.L. of 1.600" maximum. My MARLIN 1894 & WINCHESTER 1892 will handle an O.A.L. of 1.620" without a problem. A loaded round that long will...
    26 replies | 563 view(s)
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"Salient rules: Heavier the boolit, less twist is needed; more pointed a boolit, less twist is needed; longer the boolit, more twist is needed; the windier the condition, more twist is needed; longer the range, more twist is needed; more of a boattail, more twist is needed; more hollow the point, less twist is needed." ... felix


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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