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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 11:01 AM
    If your going to use the BLC-2 with that bullet then I'd suggest a dacron filler. Most often BLC-2 doesn't burn efficiently with the lighter loads needed to keep that 170 gr cast bullet under 1950 fps for good accuracy. The dacron filler helps it...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:54 AM
    "Ran speeds from 1400fps to 2400fps, with and without gas checks and just terrible." Pray tell what loads? What GCs? What lube" That bullet should do very nicely in the M94 at 1400 - 2000 fps and even down to 800 fps.
    17 replies | 182 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:46 AM
    Almost all 9mm carbines are blow back operated and are made to function with standard 9mm pistol loads including +P with their attendant time/pressure curves. If one does come up with a "rifle load" (presuming that to mean some sort of slower...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 08:37 AM
    15.3g 3031 and a 165 RD HP in LC concerted 300 BO brass seated just below 2.100 shot single hole 50 yd group but WONT FEED. ;( This is best by far accuracy but won’t ever feed. ;(
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 08:34 AM
    Yup dump it! I always worry a lot of this. I got a 4# bottle of 296 years and years ago. I was very happy as I used a lot of that in 410 and 357 mag loads. Took a few months before I used all my current bottle and opened the “new” one. ...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 08:27 AM
    The LEE 358-158 is a lil light but has nice profile @ 160g NOE re creates the Ranch Dog bullet designs and they are good ones!! A 180 & 190 where offered. I have a orig 180 and a GB LEE 190 WFN I like an aweful lot. But it dosent work with...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 08:23 AM
    For a 35 hand gun mold I’d have to say the Ranch Dog 180/190g For a 357 Mag Lyman 358429 or LEE 358/158 My maxi loves a old LEE group BUY 190 WFN. Close profile to the RD but W/ conventional grease grooves. That bullet won’t work in short...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 08:15 AM
    Powder coating your cast will remove MUCH of the hardness worries. I cast most HG stuff to 8-12 BHN and Rifle 12-18 BHN. Huge asset with powder is no hand guns “need” gas checks to detour leading anymore. They are still a improvement to the...
    9 replies | 159 view(s)
  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:43 PM
    I sprayed all of mine with Moly lube. Takes care of them sticking. One more thing you can check is to make sure your lead is up to the right temp. If the lead is on the colder side of what is needed the bullets can stick from that too.
    9 replies | 186 view(s)
  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:35 PM
    tomme boy replied to a thread Group Buy Slow Down in Cast Boolits
    There are issues with MP charging more than the agreed price on buys right now. It has been reported but no updates. About ready to send it to paypal to get resolved. The price was agreed on for shipping included on price given. He is now charging...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    03-28-2020, 09:39 PM
    100% agreement with post5. Outpost75 Says it straight! CW
    11 replies | 247 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-28-2020, 04:15 PM
    I set the barrel back on my M98 Rhineland so it buts up against the internal barrel stop (Kuhnhausen calls it an "internal barrel torque shoulder") as a Mauser is supposed to and then tightened the barrel nut. That set the barrel back 0.125. I...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-28-2020, 03:45 PM
    Seems to be a problem since about 2000. I have run across numerous such cases that fit as described or won't fit at all in Lee and RCBS shell holders. Seems manufacturing tolerances on the extractor groove have slipped a bit.
    14 replies | 257 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-28-2020, 03:35 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread speer bullets in Boolit Lube !
    If you have Lee's Liquid Alox that will work just fine. just put a very light coat on the (as per Lee's directions) and let thoroughly dry before loading. No need to size again. 45-45-10 is usually a home made concoction, although it is...
    5 replies | 186 view(s)
  • labradigger1's Avatar
    03-28-2020, 05:04 AM
    Still working but have managed to rebuild the Farmall engine, tune up the post pounder, buy 3k feet of goat fence and getting ready to build fence. Total replacement of old fence. Not my favorite thing to do.
    86 replies | 1861 view(s)
  • tomme boy's Avatar
    03-27-2020, 09:59 AM
    It should have to go through an importer.
    19 replies | 504 view(s)
  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    03-27-2020, 09:46 AM
    I have a mould and I can cast for this caliber.
    15 replies | 1717 view(s)
  • tomme boy's Avatar
    03-26-2020, 06:04 PM
    Try Shooters World Auto Pistol powder and then say that. It is the finest powder I have ever seen
    20 replies | 412 view(s)
  • tomme boy's Avatar
    03-26-2020, 03:51 PM
    I have both the autodisc and autodrum. The drum leaks BAD. The disc just a very small amount. My RCBS NEVER leaks but I can't set the rcbs to function automatically on my progressive presses. I would have to manually operate the powder throw. The...
    20 replies | 412 view(s)
  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    03-26-2020, 01:20 PM
    You mean aside from dumping as much powder on your bench as in cases. ;) Sorry. Not a fan of LEE powder measures. Pick up a used RCBS or Redding for same $$ and carry on. CW
    20 replies | 412 view(s)
  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    03-26-2020, 01:18 PM
    Ain’t that a bugger!!! Patience and fragile Plyers always seem To get them apart for me.
    35 replies | 1195 view(s)
  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    03-26-2020, 07:30 AM
    cwlongshot replied to a thread Preheating mold in Cast Boolits
    My pop told me to put molds on top of the pot. Takes a good spell to warm that lead. When molten, fill cavities and put back on top Of the pot. Whole process takes 25-35 minutes. When that time has elapsed usually The Mold is dropping good...
    40 replies | 842 view(s)
  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    03-26-2020, 07:19 AM
    I shoot mostly the Lyman 401638 in competition. My Glocks ain’t fussy and a number of other molds are perfectly fine. But my PCC IS a lil finicky. And this one seems to be least finicky. When I first started losing for it I was running the LEE...
    23 replies | 570 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