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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Today, 11:41 AM
    My 2, I would steer clear of anything over 250gr in a 44 Mag Levergun that has a 1:38 Twist barrel. While some have had success with heavies, I have not...maybe it's me? BUT, since you have the mold, load some of your AC COWW boolits with a...
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    Today, 11:25 AM
    I have to ask if the "hint of red dust, but just a hint", was actually an early indication of propellant break down or just some iron oxide from being stored in a steel can that had some internal surface rust? Years ago, I purchased a very old...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 11:05 AM
    The twist is fine. Just treat it like a sore pecker, and don't screw with it.
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    Today, 11:03 AM
    https://youtu.be/xzESSWjMgUs Try this. https://youtu.be/xzESSWjMgUs
    5 replies | 242 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 11:00 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Science of preference in Cast Boolits
    I've loaded enough different chamberings over the years, much of it is now second nature. From the case capacity and bullet weight and design for a particular bore size, I have a darned good idea of which primers and powder will work best. I seldom...
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    Today, 06:02 AM
    No_1 started a thread S&S Rules & Definitions in S&S RULES
    S&S Rules & Definitions By using this area you agree Castboolits, Gunloads, The Owners, Webmaster(s), or Staff assumes no responsibility for the outcome related to any and all transactions which may originate on this site. If your post is not in...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:26 PM
    Made some tonight. Great Northern Beans in chicken stock with a couple chicken thighs. some onion, red bell peppers and one jalapeno.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:21 AM
    I would definitely use a grease cookie with BP.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:16 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Cheap India guns in Muzzleloading.
    I would recommend putting a ramrod down the bore, and comparing on the outside to see how much breech plug you have. The breech plug should have as much length as the bore diameter.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:53 AM
    I moved your thread.
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22 AM
    I've seen vintage collections of half-jackets for sale in the S&S section on occasion. I don't know of anyone manufacturing and selling them? Here are a couple threads with some info on making them. ...
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    Yesterday, 06:09 AM
    Message sent to TxSlade for a status update. Robert
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 10:39 AM
    Optics Planet has the 311 in stock.
    7 replies | 166 view(s)
  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 05:53 AM
    Hello OldBearHair, That is a good test also. You would have had to heat the blade and coating very hot to set coating. Before I was making coatings for cast, I was making a coating that would be used by industry. Some of these, required to have...
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  • HI-TEK's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 07:24 PM
    The results of our seminar. As one member put it. Hi Tek stole the stage on this event Well done Michael, May be you should do more such seminars, that will also empower hobbyists with being confident with casting their own. Hi-Tek
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 02:30 PM
    If I were to experiment with exotic boolits, I wouldn't use any for self-defense and I wouldn't sell any and I wouldn't use any while hunting game where a license is required. The bulk of the laws pertaining to such, are written around those...
    10 replies | 491 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 12:27 PM
    I wish I would have known Gene was bringing his guitar along. We've been playing together for over thirty years. This shoot only lasts for around 6 hours, yet we had people drive 200 miles to be here. Started out cold, my truck was still covered...
    5 replies | 242 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 10:36 PM
    why would you want to blend Aluminum and lead? I've heard of others casting Zinc cannon balls. If I didn't want to reinvent the wheel? I'd use Zinc.
    6 replies | 286 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 09:55 PM
    When I make dry Beans (pintos or navy or cowpeas), I use a regular pressure cooker and add the correct amount of water and do the quick soak version in the pressure cooker (2 minutes at Pressure). After I drain the beans after the quick soak, I run...
    17 replies | 314 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 11:17 AM
    If you have the correct Mill bit, it is very easy. Ranch Dog offered that service on his molds when he was selling 6 cav Lee customs in his designs...I have one 41 mag 155gr RF mold from him that had the GC shank Milled for PB. If this mold is...
    16 replies | 460 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 10:40 AM
    I agree, and am glad the two I own were purchased when they were valued under $1k BUT...Be patient, while I don't think the 'online' prices will go down much for older nice 57 and 657 and 58, I do think, that since there is a GOP president and...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 10:27 AM
    Shark Tank :holysheep Since others are suggesting some 'far-out' ideas, I'll throw that one out there ;) LOL :p :lovebooli
    29 replies | 758 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 10:23 AM
    I have not...I do plan to transfer it to Capital One and keep it, as it has a large credit limit...but I doubt it'll get much use, other than for credit report purposes. I have a couple other accounts with Capital One and have the online...
    19 replies | 654 view(s)
  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 10:16 AM
    Some years ago, I bought a unfired S&W Model 25-3 125th Anniversary Commemorative in presentation box (made in 1977?), 45 colt. It was beautiful, but had WAAAAY oversized throats, like .455 and they each varied more than they should. I re-sold it...
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    10-13-2018, 10:02 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Bad Knees in Our Town
    While I haven't had my coffee yet...I'm not even into this cortisone shot 24 hours yet, as the Doc said it'll feel great in the first few hours, due to a numbing agent...and it did, but the real effect may take 2 to ten days...and this morning, it...
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    10-13-2018, 09:50 AM
    JonB_in_Glencoe replied to a thread Bad Knees in Our Town
    Speaking of different procedures/injections...I don't recall the name or many of the details, but my friend had something like Tennis elbow, caused at work, by lifting/adjusting heavy rolls of paper above head level. He had a procedure that removed...
    46 replies | 836 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