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  • earlmck's Avatar
    02-08-2019, 12:37 PM
    More likely your issue is from the old black-powder firing pin -- large firing pin hole, large firing pin, enough pressure to push some primer material back into the pin hole. All this makes a rasty-looking primer. Remington primers are also made of...
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    02-03-2019, 01:00 PM
    Oh fer heck's sake guys -- the large pistol primer is only a scosh less tall than the rifle: you are going to have to break out the micrometer to detect the difference -- it would be a rare old wore-out rifle that had a firing pin with so little...
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    02-01-2019, 12:09 PM
    I'll take the .265 for $40. PM on the way.
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    01-31-2019, 12:27 PM
    Murphy's law will tell you that there is no chance at all those two like the same load (none of my rifle/pistol combos ever have). But you gotta' start somewhere, so it looks like you have a good first guess there. One of those guns should kinda'...
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    01-29-2019, 01:11 PM
    earlmck replied to a thread Linotype price in Cast Boolits
    A couple of years ago I was given a bucket of type-faced metal looking just like Old Colt's stuff. I assumed it was linotype and cast up a bunch of my favorite 22 cal for my hornet. Ooops! bullet didn't shoot for poop. In fact not all bullets got to...
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    01-23-2019, 12:01 PM
    I've replaced all my 4' fluorescent lights with leds -- mixture of dedicated led, the bulbs you have to rewire the fixture for, and the bulbs you just make the straight replacement. So far (couple of years) everything is going strong except for one...
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    01-22-2019, 12:49 PM
    I'll take C -- the Arsenal "Ranch Dog". And I'd better get that "H" while your're packing them up. PM on the way.
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    01-22-2019, 12:44 PM
    earlmck replied to a thread 22 Hornet headspace in Factory Rifles
    My regular hornet is my favorite cast boolit shooter. My k-hornet shoots jacketed great, cast not so much --dinky little short neck. I've never lost a case from either rifle to anything but neck splits and that is after many many shots. I use a...
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    01-22-2019, 02:43 AM
    To quote Grover "Oh I am so embarrassed!" I weighed correctly. I was just comparing the wrong boolit. I was comparing boolits made in my newer 6-cavity to boolits made in an old 2-cavity I forgot all about ever owning. Ooops! When I compare...
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    01-21-2019, 03:30 PM
    A friend acquired a couple buckets of wheelweights (about 250# worth) and I said "Great!..let's make 'em into ingots". Now the last time this kid melted down wheelweights into ingots was waaay back in the pre-zinc era. But I have heard about...
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    01-20-2019, 01:09 PM
    That should be a thing of beauty as a cast boolit rifle. I looked at it in QuickLoad and QL thinks you are looking at around 100 fps more velocity with the 34" bbl vs. a 24" bbl. And the regular 30/30 case with its beautiful long neck gets you all...
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I prefer levers, pumps, and single shots, but don't feel too abused when stuck with a bolt or auto..
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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