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  • Harter66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:02 PM
    Knock on wood ........ I have several 6C Lee moulds for pistols and they typically cast .5-7 under to 1.0 over . The 358-158 RF casts .3598-touching .360 and round to .001 with weight dispersion light to heavy more reflecting the pot level that a...
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    Yesterday, 01:06 PM
    I hunted Nevada all of my life . The regs call for 1000#@100 yd minimum . We always planned for a 3-400 yd shot above the tree line but most typically shots were inside 250 yd . The last 3 deer , all antlerless , were inside of 100 . I'm not...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:39 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 8 x 57 in Military Rifles
    Years back I had 2K of the Rem 185 CorLoks. I worked up a load using 47.5 gr of slow burning lot of milsurp IMR 4895 which was very similar in burn rate to IMR 4320. I measured the psi (Oehler M43) using a VZ24 in new condition. The psi was...
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  • Harter66's Avatar
    09-23-2018, 08:29 PM
    I had an LBT 403-175 RF . I also had a Lee 401-175 STD groove 2C . I gave away the 2C Lee because I "knew" the LBT was better . Later I bought a 6C 401-175 SWC TLTC , the order went through wrong I'm sure I ordered the STD groove . I poured a few...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-23-2018, 05:00 PM
    ..............I use the mops 99% of the time for oiling the bore after cleaning. The other 1% is used after shooting corrosive primed ammo (30-06, 8x57 & 7.62x54R) with a water/windex mix. ...........Buckshot
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    09-23-2018, 04:49 PM
    ................You may go here on Cast Boolits: http://castpics.net/dpl/index.php/the-archives/group-buy-mold-archive There is no way that ALL of the "Group Buy", or "Custom" designs are listed there. I think only 2 are listed for the 8mm, and...
    7 replies | 215 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-22-2018, 02:06 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 30-30 load request in Leverguns
    Scoped Marlin with 150 RN at 2350 fps; Zero at 175 yards, 2.75" high at 100 yards Is 2.75" low at 200 yards Is 10" low at 250 yards with 1450 fps remaining. Doable with 150 RN and LvR powder.....much better with the Hornady 160 FTX with...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-22-2018, 11:14 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 30-30 load request in Leverguns
    30calflash If your Marlin has a 20" barrel then 200 yards is realistic with the 150s using LvR powder. With the 160 FTX Hornady 250 is very doable. If you've a 24" barrel then 300 yards is certainly possible. With a 20" barrel expect...
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  • bbailey7821's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 07:39 PM
    If this works out, you'll be much happier with the Redfield. I love mine on my Winchester. Get a nice white or gold bead to go with it. I'm constantly taking money from scoped-bolt-gun crowd at the range... Cheers!
    23 replies | 653 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-21-2018, 09:59 AM
    In the H.P. White test Keith used a 429421 cast of 16-1 alloy at 250 gr, sized .429, lubed with Lyman Banana lube loaded over 22 gr Hercules 2400. He does not state (that I could find) what the cases and primers used were but I suspect the cases...
    6 replies | 222 view(s)
  • Harter66's Avatar
    09-20-2018, 07:24 PM
    Harter66 replied to a thread I heard a thump..... in Our Town
    I used to know an SO that probably let a guy with a joint or a pill bottle of weed go a couple of lbs worth in 5 yrs . He was also the guy that initiated the suspicious vehicle that resulted in a 12 kilo of weed 2 kilo meth bust .
    24 replies | 939 view(s)
  • Harter66's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 10:42 PM
    If it reaches 20kpsi it should form fine . I haven't worked with 4227 .... 8-12 gr of Unique should be safe and do the job but check it against Lyman's manual
    1 replies | 94 view(s)
  • Harter66's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 08:39 PM
    I bought a bunch of composition books and started a fool inventory and consolidation of data . Holy Cow ! 58 die sets ! Where did all those FCDs come from ?
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 01:10 PM
    I, for one, was certainly not arguing with 44MAG#1 about anything he posted. Since he asked no question nor made a statement I just asked for a little more information to fully understand the information/data he posted. I do disagree with him...
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    09-19-2018, 10:01 AM
    RIP Grumpa may God bless your loved ones.
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  • Harter66's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 09:38 AM
    My Dad passed away a while back and had mentioned a 218 Bee 4-5 yr ago ........or 15 , anyway my Uncle was complaining that brass was too hard to find for his and it was going away . I did a little research and found it's slim but sisters are...
    46 replies | 1091 view(s)
  • Harter66's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 08:53 AM
    I had a 405 HB I poured pure , 408 I think . I wasn't keeping really solid track as it was a trial of the bullet and it didn't work out for me . The base plug is most likely the bug in the weights . If they are scaled for tin/lead it's probably...
    16 replies | 298 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 06:45 PM
    What was the alloy? Weight of the bullet? What was the length of the barrels from the breach face to the muzzle (the actual "effective barrel length)? What was the cylinder/barrel gap of each revolver? You merely post results (which is...
    13 replies | 412 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 06:31 PM
    Well done!
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  • Harter66's Avatar
    09-18-2018, 01:13 PM
    Being the kind of guy that make 256 WIn mag rimless out if 223 or even 22-250 from neck cracked 06' or x57 I think I could do it .
    17 replies | 297 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