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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:56 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Micro-groove in Cast Boolits
    Add 2% tin to your COWW alloy. Try that. If it works add lead in 10% increments until the mix no longer works. That will be the quickest, easiest method to see if that mould will work with your rifle.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:43 PM
    Use a RCBS standard .308W X die to FL size for your AR 10.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 02:11 PM
    For 30, 31 & 8 mms GCs I use .012 brass or .014 aluminum on GC bullets.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 10:52 AM
    Uberti M1873 carbine in 45 Colt to match caliber with my two SAAs in 45 Colt. M98 Mauser converted to 45 ACP which uses M1911 mags to go with my M1911 Colts.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 10:48 AM
    .308W I also wouldn't skimp on barrel length ....... 22" minimum.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 10:25 AM
    Isn't that a little backwards?
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 10:23 AM
    I learned the same lesson with 38 WCs and againe with the 266455 and 311466 Loverin bullets when pushed to HV, especially if a harder lube is used.
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  • WILCO's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 11:49 AM
    Best answer.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    06-16-2018, 12:43 PM
    Like the chevy vs ford debate.......the best one is the one you've already spent your money on.........simply because that's what you've got. I've used Lyman 45s, 450s and 4500s I currently have three 450s. I've used the RCBS and a couple similar...
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    06-16-2018, 11:13 AM
    Leaving the hood(s) up is common practice around here. Learned that lesson after the first year and wont forget it either. Ever have the engine compartment completely packed with branches? Took me all day to clean that mess out, and it was a rather...
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    06-15-2018, 10:39 PM
    GRUMPA replied to a thread W T B WAA20F1 wads in Swappin & Sellin
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 01:32 PM
    I shoot thousands of TL314-90-SWCs sized .311 in all my .30 calls and .314 in all my .31 calls. Use 2.7 gr Bullseye up through 300 Savage capacity and 3 - 3.2 gr up through 06 capacity. I TL in LLA, let dry before sizing which keeps the grooves from...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 02:39 AM
    ..............Getting serious with one of these things can be a real marriage wrecker The entire family of these rifles are just alike, except they all had different mom's and dad's. I've had 6 of them pass thru my hands. I still have 3 of them....
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    06-15-2018, 01:50 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread Fun old singleshots? in Rimfire Area
    :-) HA! Yes it does. This was the evening of the day I'd picked it up and had it all apart cleaning and checking it out. Wanted to get some pics, but wasn't ready to put it all back together yet. ...............Buckshot
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    06-14-2018, 03:22 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread Fun old singleshots? in Rimfire Area
    ..............Picked up the Winchester M67A at a local indoor range for $225. It's in at least VG condition with a mirror bore. According to details, it was built in 1936. It has 2 common hiccups. It was D&T'd for a sidesaddle scope mount at some...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    06-13-2018, 10:15 AM
    Shuz You might try again with a dacron filler......that's what works for me with the 311466 and 30 XCB in my 308Ws.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    06-12-2018, 09:55 PM
    Note also the Fryxell/Lee formula is intended to determine the psi at which "obturation" begins. It does not determine the psi of any "load". Fryxell was also referencing bullets in revolvers needing to obturate to seal the cylinder throats. The...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    06-12-2018, 08:14 PM
    Nor does the formula take into account the alloy used. The formula is based on the pressure needed to obturate lead. Many of us shoot cast bullets well above the "failure" level that formula prescribes.
    31 replies | 692 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