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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 09:56 PM
    I learned that all shot shell hulls are not the same diameter internally. and that not all wads are the same diameter externally and they might even be larger in the middle than at the gas seal. this can be good and or bad depending on the hull...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 09:51 PM
    Tomme beat me. 43-44 for 125's and 42 for 150's I have used both I and H type for both loads and usually do well depending on the powder at that point in time.
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Today, 09:48 PM
    Anneal your checks
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Today, 09:45 PM
    44 grs and don't look back
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 09:09 PM
    For standard pressure, not +P with the powders you list, 2.8 grains of TiteGroup, Red Dot or Bullseye, not to exceed 3 grains. 3 grains of Green Dot or 3.5 of Unique. Blue Dot in my experience doesn't ignite and burn uniformly in standard...
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  • Ben's Avatar
    Today, 09:07 PM
    Ben replied to a thread Lee molds in Swappin & Sellin
    I think you have an error. You have the Lee 205 90775 listed as a 309 mold. I think that one is an 8 mm , .329 dia. mold ? ? Ben
    3 replies | 249 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 08:47 PM
    Probably... But maybe not... If you already have the dies, try them and you might get lucky. Depends on whose .32 S&W dies you have and whether they are for .32 S&W or S&W LONG, there is a difference.
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Today, 08:21 PM
    Okay, I just though maybe they might be slightly undersize and gas blow by causing an issue. Are they seated flat and square? Is the boolit base flat and square? A small angle there would cause erratic gas escape at the muzzle. If not...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 06:48 PM
    nope it's just a coating. I shoot a CZ-75b and use the alloy I mentioned above. I size to 358. get a good lube groove design or a slick sided boolit and skip the LEE T/L designs.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 06:45 PM
    16 BHN for commercial cast sounds correct. it's usually 2/6/92 alloy.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 06:39 PM
    it's the round shooting into the chamber and hitting the end where the case mouth goes. I'm thinking you can smack the back of the pistol and chamber the round. and it doesn't happen every time. throating probably wouldn't help that, it doesn't...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 06:27 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Mold preheating in Cast Boolits
    an old cookie sheet, an electrical box, or the bottom off another coffee can will work until you get a saw blade. if you were near me I'd drop a couple of blades off to you.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 06:23 PM
    I use the porta band. for lino pigs I use a hatchet and 2 2x4's. I notch the flat corners then flip it over and whack it on the point with the back of the hatchet, it snaps right off. then I just toss the pieces in the pot and make ingots out...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 06:20 PM
    I use the large ones as gas checks when I swage 223 bullets. other than that they go in a bucket to see if the scrap yard will take them some day.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 06:16 PM
    you guy's are newer so you don't know that 45/45/10 lube was designed to do exactly what your doing. Bens tumble lube also does the overcoat. they both work without the lube under them too. how fast they will go just depends on your...
    19 replies | 626 view(s)
  • Nobade's Avatar
    Today, 04:44 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread Soft frizzen blues in Muzzleloading.
    Sounds like it might be one of those early Miroku made Sea service pistols. They never did work. Can you get your hands on some Casenit or cherry red? Or pack harden it if you have the stuff, you should be able to get it to work. Sent from my...
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Today, 04:40 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread Range scrap in Lead and Lead Alloys
    The propane can be free too. Sell the jackets to the recycler for the price of dirty copper and it buys your fuel. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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  • Nobade's Avatar
    Today, 04:38 PM
    Just use all filler powder to set your measure, then switch to the real powder. Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 01:52 PM
    My Army & Navy was originally a .255 but had a badly pitted bore. John Taylor relined and rechambered it to .32 S&W Long and Lucas Geiger did the exterior restoration after the relining was done.
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 PM
    Get a larger diameter detent ball. You can search on Savageshooters site for the size. It helps. This is a very common problem with Savage rifles. 223 rifles were the worst offenders doing this. I think there is also a newer design extractor.
    5 replies | 134 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