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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 06:13 PM
    Guess your definition of "firmly" is a bit different than mine. On both my M94 Winchester 30-30s finger pressure while gripping the stock is sufficient, easily done and all the "firmness" needed. when operating the action fast for a follow up shot...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Today, 05:29 PM
    Mehavey, the reasons you posted about the LIL gun powder are the exact reasons I don't like it. To me that means it is the wrong powder for this cartridge. Which is why whatever powder Winchester is using would be nice if we could get it. Or knew...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:18 AM
    CoRifleman has been PMing me with the questions also. Here are 3 of my responses which may prove helpful to others reading his ponderings: I’ve been mulling over your post a bit because you threw a lot of info in there. That's ok, just needed to...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:04 AM
    Drilling out flash holes is the solution along with neck sizing the cases. I use cases with the flash holes drilled out with a #30 drill in my Ross M10 which was giving me similar problems. I suggest a #30 to not larger than a #28 drill. ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    I've used Rapine mould prep for years. Down to my last bottle. It's really great stuff but I never put any in the cavities nor do I "smoke" moulds. The mould is cleaned thoroughly and then the mould prep is put on the sprue plate (top and...
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  • Harter66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:19 PM
    Any pictures ? I bought the 452-200 RF for this . I'm envisioning a collar button sort of bullet .
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    They are way better than the last couple versions they have had. If you did not know, the sprue plate bolt is a reverse thread.
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:28 PM
    Put a little bit of mineral spirits in with it and tumble again. BTW, the 5.7 case are not meant to be tumbled. Yes it is a lacquer coating on them. It is meant to be there to aid in extraction. If you tumble it off, you have to put it back on...
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    Yesterday, 08:24 PM
    In my 30 years in the kitchens of resaurants my wife and I owned, I started using a Sabatier 10" Chef with a carbon steel blade. then on to a Messermeister 8" chef knife. I kept my knives on a magnetic strip. When I took a knife down, I hit a...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:14 PM
    Larry pressure tested this load for me to use in my Ruger Blackhawk and H&R Handi Rifle. I've been very satisfied. Slightly exceeds SAAMI MAP for .45 Colt, at 17,400 psi, but well within design limits for modern Colt Clones, Colt New...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:19 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread Feral Dogs in Hunting with CB's
    As usual, Larry is on the money. Here in West Virginia we find that soft lead 50-50 plumber's lead and COWW with 1% tin added work fine in either the .32-20 or .327 Federal with 3.5 grains of Bullseye. A full-charge load approximating .32-20 black...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:59 PM
    Basics for rifles are that plain-based bullets not having a gascheck base, should be loaded to black powder equivalent velocities not exceeding about 1300 fps. Gas-check design bullets can be used in mild loads without the GC if the driving band...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
    Average peak pressure is 16,500 psi, which is slightly above SAAMI MAP, but well within design limits of any modern revolver, including Colt clones and stronger older revolvers such as the Colt New Service M1909. The highest individual pressure...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:30 PM
    There are many "tacti'cool" scopes priced from $200 +/- up to $4000+ that will get you to 1000m. You get what you pay for with optics in quality, durability and tracking ability, as mentioned by M-Tecs. Really need to know your price range to make...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:14 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Feral Dogs in Hunting with CB's
    "So here goes. I have a 32/20 Marlin, one of the new 1894's so it can take a little hotter load, so what load with Blue Dot would you recommend with a 98 grain cast boolit?" Yes, the Marlin can take a bit "hotter" load but, unless the cast bullet...
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  • rockrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:33 AM
    Nope, but I have been looking for some to try
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    11-16-2019, 09:27 PM
    Bullseye has been used for factory .45 Colt loads for 100 years. Larry ran some pressure tests for me and I use these loads in my Rugers as well as in the Colt New Service and have been very pleased.
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    11-16-2019, 09:12 PM
    All the above true.
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    11-16-2019, 06:03 PM
    Most folks haven't a clue how terribly fragile our civilization has become. Less than 2% of our population produce all of our food. That production is absolutely dependent upon electricity and petroleum and to an ever-growing extent the internet...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    11-16-2019, 03:44 PM
    In .357 Magnum brass 5 grains of Bullseye is a good short-barrel load with 130-140 grain JHPs. In .38 Special brass 4 grains of Bullseye is a standard-pressure (NOT+P) load which is safe for light alloy frame revolvers with the Speer 135 grain...
    5 replies | 185 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    11-16-2019, 03:28 AM
    Can't help you with that one but I got Tom at Accurate Molds to scale down a .45 cal. mold he had listed to .44 and it became #43-165B: http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=43-165B-D.png It works well in my 1894 Marlin. Use a...
    2 replies | 113 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    11-16-2019, 03:20 AM
    longbow replied to a thread Lee slugs in Casting for Shotguns
    Not much experience here as all I have are smoothbores. I did borrow a Remington 870 with rifled barrel and it shot 0.735" RB's into about 2" to 2 1/2" groups at 50 yards. Those same loads shot into about 4" or less at 50 yards from smoothbore. I...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    11-15-2019, 09:17 PM
    I certainly did read post #1 and post #43. To answer post #1: Yes, you did ask how to stop sticking boolits. That is the purpose of your post is it not, to find out how to get boolits to drop out of the mould? "State of the art" is a clean...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    11-15-2019, 05:17 PM
    +another for clean cavity. Lead does not stick to aluminum. If boolits are sticking in cavities there are burrs or the cavities are not centered. Leementing (see sticky) should solve any sticking problems. But whatever floats your boat if you...
    53 replies | 1388 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