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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 02:49 PM
    This is the data I started using back when I got the 313631 mould. It is from Lyman's CBH #3, 1st edition. I have pressure tested several of these loads and they are correct and within Federal Factory psi's.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 11:47 AM
    Probably. Additionally SAAMI has not established a MAP (Maximum Average Pressure) yet for the 32 H&R Magnum. Thus what you see in manuals is their interpretation of what they think they should call a "maximum" load. As there are revolvers, SSs...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:04 PM
    I've been using cast bullets in M1 carbines since '68. I most often used just COWWs (+ 2& tin the last 20 years) which run 12 - 14 BHN when air cooled. For many years I've preferred to use a service cartridge velocity level load as that most...
    7 replies | 189 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:39 PM
    Am I pushing them too fast? Short answer is yes.....obviously...... You might switch powders and load them down to 1300 - 1400 fps. However, if you want to use commercial cast at those velocities you might look for a vender that sells...
    15 replies | 177 view(s)
  • labradigger1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:38 AM
    Agree as previously stated. Jewel weed works. We locally call it touch me nots locally. It doesn’t work on everyone though. There is nothing better to use for my son and that’s including prescription meds. It does not work for me unfortunately. ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:46 AM
    The nicely '06 chamber fire formed 7.62 cases just had a slight roll crimp with no shoulder or neck......was kind of funny till I tried to turn the brass back into the ASP........got a "dat don't look like no gubment case I seen....ain't gona take...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-17-2019, 03:23 PM
    You know when I heard that "back in the day" it made a lot of sense and I thought it probably was the reason. However, after numerous years of investigating and research which found there never was any arsenal documentation to back that story up. ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-16-2019, 08:18 PM
    Blacktails and mulies with my .41 magnum. For hunting with cast I use the RCBS 44-210, a Keith type SWC, at 1400 fps out of my Ruger Bisley with 7 1/2" barrel. It's always worked and wasn't broke so I never went to a heavier or WFN bullet.....
    16 replies | 462 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-16-2019, 07:59 PM
    Ah yes, M2 Alternate ammunition. I do not include M2 Alternate in with M2 Ball as it has it's own designation as does M2 Armor Piercing. There's several specific references to M2 Alternate ammunition non of which give a crystal clear idea of the...
    13 replies | 408 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-16-2019, 01:01 PM
    The original M2 Ball was the result of, in the late '30s when the National Guard was called up and federalized, the new M1 30-06 ammunition exceeding the safety fans of the National Guard ranges. National Guard Bureau requested ammunition with the...
    13 replies | 408 view(s)
  • tomme boy's Avatar
    08-15-2019, 10:45 PM
    tomme boy replied to a thread .223 Handi in Cast Boolits
    Are you sure that is a 9 twist? The one I had was a 1-12
    13 replies | 358 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-15-2019, 02:06 PM
    How long is the bullet?
    44 replies | 681 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-14-2019, 07:55 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 45-70 bp rem-umc in Vintage Ammo
    jrmartin1964 Thanks for the info. I suspected it would have been loaded up into the '30s. Good to know.
    8 replies | 249 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-14-2019, 07:45 PM
    Your oven quenched bullets should do well up through 13-1400 fps, perhaps a bit higher.
    44 replies | 681 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-14-2019, 07:31 PM
    Should do better (maintain accuracy to a farther distance) in the 16" twist but, as mentioned, the sometimes almost cylindrical bullet shape of some WFN/OWC does come into play.
    11 replies | 400 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-14-2019, 12:08 PM
    Might be better served in the rifle with a GC'd bullet, especially if a softer alloy might be used or you have to drive it fast if the Ruger has a slow twist.
    44 replies | 681 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-14-2019, 12:07 PM
    "What’s the secret to getting 100-yard accuracy out of a WFN or OWC design? Or should I stick to LFN and SWC designs?" Probably using a shorter lighter weight one that gives better stability at the velocities you mention in the 18 3/8" twist of...
    11 replies | 400 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-14-2019, 11:59 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 45-70 bp rem-umc in Vintage Ammo
    Picture as requested showing a lube groove. You can see the grooves were made with a knurling tool during swaging; A better picture of the "dish"; Answers to your other questions would also interest me. I'm going to pressure/velocity...
    8 replies | 249 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-14-2019, 09:49 AM
    sisterjim PM sent, given the 38-55 had a 20" twist the 18" twist should suffice just fine for your needs.
    11 replies | 315 view(s)
  • labradigger1's Avatar
    08-13-2019, 08:19 PM
    I crushed the smaller ram in my 2A while swaging. A cheap Lee c press was almost a direct swap. C-H makes swage dies as do others in the smaller 7/8-14 size.
    5 replies | 218 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-13-2019, 08:00 PM
    Can someone give me an approximate range of manufacturing dates of this ammo? It is REM-UMC 45 Govt 45-70. It has a 405 gr swaged lead FNHB bullet that was sized .457. The balloon head case had 70 gr of what appeared to be 3Fg BP compressed in it.
    8 replies | 249 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-13-2019, 07:50 PM
    Larry Gibson started a thread 44 Russian in Vintage Ammo
    Picked this up at the LGS a while back. Had 20 cartridges in excellent condition in it. Plan on pressure testing 10 of them.
    0 replies | 77 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-13-2019, 07:42 PM
    I've velocity and pressure tested original DM 42 M2 Ball ammunition. The ammunition I test was very good 3rd specification M2 ammunition. Out of the 24" test barrel in averaged 2821 fps (muzzle) at 56,000 psi using an Oehler M43. That should not...
    13 replies | 408 view(s)
  • tomme boy's Avatar
    08-13-2019, 05:21 PM
    It does not come from unbalanced tires. That would cause the tire to bounce up and down. Not like what is known as the death wobble. That is side to side.
    35 replies | 942 view(s)
  • tomme boy's Avatar
    08-12-2019, 10:29 PM
    I put muzzle brakes on my guns on purpose. I don't want anyone shooting near me. And they help to ward off the brass thieves that are always trying to pick up your brass.
    17 replies | 376 view(s)
  • tomme boy's Avatar
    08-12-2019, 10:21 PM
    Jeeps are not the only ones that this happens to.
    35 replies | 942 view(s)
  • labradigger1's Avatar
    08-12-2019, 05:35 PM
    I did look at their web data but never thought about calling. Ty
    3 replies | 131 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