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  • BNE's Avatar
    Today, 11:06 AM
    BNE replied to a thread Let's see your stash in Cast Boolits
    Here is about 400 pounds.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 10:45 AM
    I have a feeling the bulged out brass is from the crimp being set on the Hornady cases, and the Remington brass is longer. this would crumple parts of the case bulging it out.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 10:42 AM
    I'm using AA-4100 under the varmageddon it's prettydarnclose to 2400. I'd maybe look at it for the AR's if H-110 is burning a bit dirty. under the 100-165 cast I'm using Data-9 powder. when I done the load work ups for the AR I used 4227, I...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 10:34 AM
    IMPOSSIBLE you say? no sir. did you know rubber floats. did you know the lead will jam together at the base of the deflector and can be cut out in large chunks? if you can get the lead out even with large chunks of rubber in it you can separate...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:30 AM
    I have 2 of the "Monkey Wards" models plus a very nice M91 rifle and a M1909 rifle. They are excellent shooters. The middle rifle in photo is a M91 I converted to 35 Rem. The wire wrapped around the top M91 is attached to a strain gauge on the...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:25 AM
    Given the NOE 314299 or the Lyman 314299 cast of a good alloy with GCs and a good lube getting 2100 fps out of a longer barreled MN without leading will be easy. Getting 2100 fps with the best accuracy will be hard. It can be done though with...
    6 replies | 114 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:19 AM
    Depending on powder and cast bullet used 320 fps, while seemingly a large amount, could simply be the difference between the 20" and 26" barrels. Also the load 's time/pressure curve will have a greater influence in the longer barrel. There is/was...
    1 replies | 49 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:07 AM
    The larger the diameter of the bullet the more mass it has from the center of it's axis of rotation. Thus it has greater rotational velocity at a given rate of spin (RPM) than does a smaller diameter bullet at the same rate of spin (RPM). Only a...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 09:29 AM
    Depends what JES uses for a reamer. From what I have read elsewhere on the site here about .35/.30-30 most people are using CH4D dies with good results. I got Redding dies custom dimensioned for my brass, bullets and chamber, but they cost nearly...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 01:05 AM
    well those dead soft Hornady swaged target 38's contain 5% antimony. I'd bet your roll was an order they made for jacket cores. you'll see lots of range scrap stuff for sale it generally has a BHN of about 10. a 10 bhn is about 2% antimony and...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 12:53 AM
    lots of stuff is molded with sand and cast in. I'd cut some pipe and slip it around the shank and pack the hook in sand to form a bottom, then fill it up.
    6 replies | 130 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 12:45 AM
    IMO. in a bolt gun it is a neat little round, that is easy to work with and is very flexible. in a semi-auto you need to do some homework on gas tube length and become limited somewhat in what you can do. I have a couple of the bolt gun versions...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 12:34 AM
    government program. private organization.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:37 PM
    I knew powder coat held on well just from the smash tests I have given them. but I wasn't too sure about punching them up quite that far.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:22 PM
    knock it off. he just asked a question. being a Dick about it ain't helping.
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  • Bjornb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:46 PM
    Giving it one more try.......
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    Andy My bad, that came out wrong. Was just trying to give you the 16" twist barrel info I use. I must not have drank enough coffee.......my apologies. Larry Gibson
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:32 PM
    save the old lube from the top of the pot. many times it can be slightly re-worked and re used. at the least you can use it to return oxides and help get your ww's cleaner when smelting. or if your getting a lot of smoke when cleaning the ww's...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
    see that grey ring in the picture of the back of your barrel? the ring on your boolits is coming from hitting right there. it's a diameter thing from adding powder to them. send the barrel to Doug guy while you got it out of the frame and he...
    8 replies | 166 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    Man, I learn all sorts of things around here. I thought it looked like a K frame but then heard the HEs were I frames. Makes more sense now. Thanks! If I can just use K frame grips life is easy with this one. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
    8 replies | 163 view(s)
  • Victor N TN's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:39 PM
    On most molds I give them a little "love tap", with a oak maul about 7 or 8 pounds worth.
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:33 PM
    My mentor, LTC Ellis Lea (USA, Ret.) was former XO of the Army Shooting Team and a contemporary of Joe Benner. He coached the USA shooting team at the 40th World Championships, and later was a firearms instructor with the Office of Public Safety...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:26 PM
    If case mouth wall is thicker than 0.011" consider a .3575" pilot, because if outside turning cut is enough to clean up the full circumference of the case mouth, you will get some relief of residual hoop stress in the case wall. Also depends upon...
    44 replies | 1307 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:29 PM
    .38 Special max. ctg. dia. = .379" - max. lead bullet diameter=. 359" Twice mouth wall thickness= .020" Sized case OD before expand = .375" typical Expander plug for -0.0015 fit = .357 for 0.0005" springback of 2x fired case.
    44 replies | 1307 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