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  • Artful's Avatar
    Today, 01:22 PM
    Artful replied to a thread A real name and State ? in Our Town
    Ah, small town america - but given internet info searches - I 'd guess a good detective could get you without leaving his computer.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 01:22 PM
    if your planning on that, go with his steel or brass molds. I would also step right into a master caster and not the lee pot, they are waaaay too different for anything you gain from the lee pot to transfer over. I have 2-3 of both sitting on...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 01:14 PM
    it won't cause tons of pressure. 3-400 psi maybe but tons... no.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 01:12 PM
    opening the cylinder throats is easy, making them smaller is less easy. I would re-measure.
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    Today, 01:09 PM
    Artful replied to a thread Truck gun in Our Town
    I live in suburbia now so it's whatever my daily carry is - When I lived in the country various guns had the honor - mainly by being inexpensive and accurate enough. Random listing of what lived in the scabbard in front of the seat cover. ...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 01:08 PM
    I'd take the lead amount up 50 lbs would get you to about 3% antimony. a little tin and you'd be right near ww or isotope core alloy. me being me I would take it even further 70 lbs of lead and 5 lbs of the 30% alloy would be closer to what I'm...
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    Today, 01:00 PM
    I know many of the members here by name. I'm still hesitant to use it on the open forum, but if I drop a little note in a PM I will use my name to sign the end of it. half the membership knows it anyway, but most just shorten the Avatar name to...
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    Today, 12:46 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Truck gun in Our Town
    the truck gun out here is something that can rattle around a bit without you really caring about the finish. it's used to whack a yote or rock chuck when the opportunity arises. the Arisaka and Mossburg I mention above wear scopes that would...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:23 AM
    That should be M1906 ammunition, the stripper clips being a possible clue. Have you pulled a bullet?
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Today, 07:40 AM
    Harbor freight Dutch oven works for me. Cheap and tough. Just had to drill a hole in the lid.
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  • lar45's Avatar
    Today, 07:38 AM
    Sounds like a job for the 22 TCM rifle and a suppressor with subsonic handloads. http://armscor.com/firearms/rifle-series/m22-tcm-ba/
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  • Artful's Avatar
    Today, 04:38 AM
    Unless your brake is on a semi-auto and you travel to NY, CA, NJ, etc
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 02:31 AM
    the 314 is well suited to the 7.65 argie round. the K-31 has a completely different throat/bore/groove dimensions than any of the others you mention, it will like a silhouette design.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 02:27 AM
    N-110 is like our 2400. in use not exact burn speed. as I remember VV put out a load manual for cast bullets and N-110 is the prominent powder used in the manual. I would contact them or find one of those manuals. I wouldn't enlarge the flash...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 02:19 AM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Just asking ? in Cast Boolits
    lee's manual is telling you an engineer number that deals with shear stress numbers. your supporting the alloy in a steel tube. so your deformation comes from the back of the bullet going forward. avoiding that by delaying the high pressure until...
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    Today, 02:12 AM
    Hi, I'm here to throw a monkey wrench into your plans https://www.midwayusa.com/product/699899/past-super-mag-plus-recoil-pad-shield-ambidextrous PAST Super Mag Plus Recoil Pad Shield Ambidextrous read the reviews
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 02:09 AM
    you can cast just as fast by hand as with the machine. faster actually. your not giving up anything by buying a magma mold, they are top notch and hold up to tons of casting.
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    Today, 01:57 AM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Truck gun in Our Town
    easier to leave the door unlocked than It is to replace the stuff and the window too. what is in the truck varies throughout the year. generally a model 92 in something that starts in 4 is under the back seat. there is a shotgun out there...
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  • Artful's Avatar
    Today, 01:34 AM
    Yep, I wasn't going to post it but I will agree with this. Although I will say a great brake will do better than a poor suppressor in my testing.
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    Today, 12:37 AM
    https://www.yahoo.com/gma/know-hepatitis-california-outbreak-triggers-state-emergency-230600727--abc-news-topstories.html Those in CA take care of yourselves - God Bless
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    Yesterday, 10:21 PM
    Harter66 replied to a thread Welp, I'm screwed. in Our Town
    Welcome aboard . Now go lock up your CC , bank card and mad money ..... Really only 5 moulds for 38,357 ? I must have about 6-7 for 45 ACP , Schofield , Colts which lead to 45 Raptor and 45-70 . Don't start paper patch . Too soon you'll be...
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    Yesterday, 09:09 PM
    longbow replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    I'm with Larry once again. One of the joys of owning a gun with a strong action in .45-70 (or for that matter any calibre) is that you can download to plink cheaply, have low recoil practice rounds or whatever then load up when wanted or needed. ...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    Agreed. Last time I was in there I was trying to find a couple of the 15 or so boxes of 45ACP reloads that I think are in there. Found some cool stuff while I was looking, tho. ;-)
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    Yesterday, 08:40 PM
    Loading room? I have a loading room? When I get some time I'll have to ask Siri where it is. I'm figuring out she's a pretty sharp gal!
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:07 PM
    back in the old days they used tin with their lead. I would bet 25 or 30-1 would be more than enough with the P/C applied. I realize a pound of tin would only make like 5-600 boolits.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:01 PM
    you can squish a gas check up in diameter all you need is pressure. I push 8mm checks on 8mm boolits up to 358 all the time, it's how I make 140gr gas checked wad cutters.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:53 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Just asking ? in Cast Boolits
    no they can't. the harder alloy's are compensating for mold design. you have different states of fitment, and a design that relies totally on mechanical fitment needs a harder alloy to fight and resist the deformation acceleration and lead...
    11 replies | 235 view(s)
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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