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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Today, 10:42 PM
    You can go ALOT higher than that load for 556 pressures. Do a little searching and you can find the data you need. Those look fine as they are. You should find a node with just a little more. 55gr vmax seemed to be 24.3-24.5 in the 5 different 223...
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    Today, 10:30 PM
    tomme boy replied to a thread Which Clays? in Cast Boolits
    DO NOT get International. It can only be used for shotguns. They used to have some data but pulled it due to serious pressure issues and erratic ignition.
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 10:59 AM
    Something wrong with Accurate? I have three molds built by them and every one casts beautifully was shipped promptly and works as expected. Check out NOE maybe. I also have a 311440 that drops large enough and also shoots well for Me with...
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    Today, 06:18 AM
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    Yesterday, 09:02 PM
    Cleaning brass
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    Yesterday, 08:52 PM
    Two more “new” ones for me this week. Both RCBS. First is a 32-98 SWC and the second is a eBay find 45-300 FN. It’s covered in surface rust. But inside blocks is clean but one spot. Hoping evapo rust cleans them. CW
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:37 PM
    You use a spring to pull the bullet feeder tube down and it stops the dropped bullets.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:24 PM
    "THAT IS WHY I use Bullseye, TiteGroup, WST, or 452AA in the .38 Special, .44 Special, .44-40, .455 Mk2, .45 Colt and .45 AR." I certainly agree with Outpost75s choice of powders. I've been shooting M1917 S&W and Colts since the late '60s and...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:01 PM
    I'm one who disagrees with the philosophy of "always size to the cylinder throats". I did considerable testing using a Ransom Rest and testing at 50 yards along with shooting off other rests at 25 yards found if the bullets were larger than .002 -...
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    Yesterday, 05:59 PM
    Blammer used to but I think he got banned. He was the one I always got my checks from.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:33 PM
    jason280 Forgot to mention you might just TL those bullets in LLA as per the directions, let dry thoroughly and shoot. I do that to lots of commercial hard cast bullets with the hard wax lube and they shoot fine w/o leading. I used to clean the...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:29 PM
    This mold is a Accurate 31-135s. It was designed expressly for the RUGER Single six to fit it’s shorter cylinder. I have t yet tried it in the 32/20 but I will soon! Froggy, 7.3 showed ever so slightly sticky extraction from the birds...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:22 PM
    Murf205 That would be worth getting the heater for sure. I do have one of my 450s mounted on a heater as I was experimenting with lots of different lubes, including some harder ones such as carnauba red, for HV cast bullet shooting when I lived...
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  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    That is what they were used for!
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:27 AM
    Another thing about "how good" some bullets make the trans-sonic transition back down to subsonic is how close the make that transition to the target. The closer to the target the transition occurs the less noticeable the adverse affect will be. ...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:47 AM
    They are for the new APP press.
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    Yesterday, 03:44 AM
    I had a problem with it reacting. But it was my fault. I did not cook my bullets long enough. Once I started the 25min timer after the bullets wetted out it went away. It was bad enough to cause a few rounds to baarley get the bullet out of the...
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    02-15-2020, 08:55 PM
    Hello Froggie Yes, your correct. I haven’t shot the birds-head with these kids yet. I have 6,6.5,7 & 7.3 g loads ready to try. This load started at 5.5g of Blue Dot. Then 5.8 & 6.0 gr. Then 6.5 and 6.8 and 7.0g. No issues with any. Cases...
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    02-15-2020, 07:44 PM
    If Trump loses you will see a major shortage worse than we have ever seen. The Dems are already telling what they are going to do. And if they don't they are going after everything else in the State level. It is going on right now if you have not...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    02-15-2020, 07:41 PM
    I am getting Tactical Rifle for $16ish/ lb. And Auto Pistol for $20/lb. So it is a bit of savings. If I bought the AP in 8lb jugs then it would be the same as the Tactical powder.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-15-2020, 07:35 PM
    Other than the above some bullets will make the trans-sonic transition w/o losing a lot of accuracy, becoming dynamically stable or losing stability entirely. Generally a flat based, round nosed bullet with high sectional density makes the...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-15-2020, 07:27 PM
    I've been shooting 41 magnums for many years and have used a .410 H&I sizer in my 450s. That has always given excellent accuracy because, as already mentioned W&W and Ruger are quite uniform in throat and groove diameter dimensions. Also for a lube...
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    02-15-2020, 06:45 PM
    cwlongshot replied to a thread 350 legend HP? in Cast Boolits
    I have a MP 359-220 HP mold that’s really showing promise. I just got a 358429 HP. It’s a lil lighter than what I want as a hunting bullet. I have tried a LBT 220 and a Lyman 358315 and RCBS 200-FN. none shot very well. Not well enough for...
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    02-15-2020, 03:59 PM
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    02-15-2020, 03:54 PM
    I’m stoping at 7.3g with this 135g. No pressure but I broke 1250 and simply don’t “need” more. Shoots great. Tomorrow I’ll. Try them in the Birdshead. ;) CW
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    02-14-2020, 07:26 PM
    Big squirrel no doubt! UPDATE; STILL waiting on my Cricket. ;(. But I have spoken with the Keystone Factory four times and am holding hope that it’s either at my gun shop or will be tomorrow. Unbelievable it’s been such a hassle acquiring...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-14-2020, 08:37 AM
    With the EoTech mounted it's easy as both eyes are open so vertical hold is easy to tell the same as with the use of iron sights, just like on the handgun also. Additionally the Eotech reticle has a circle around the dot with hash marks at 12, 3, 6...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    02-14-2020, 07:44 AM
    AMEN!!! My all time favorite is the 358429. Hands down. I just yesterday received a 358429 HP mold after wanting one for years. Truth told most all mentioned here will suite ya fine. I’m no LEE fan but must give credit for cheap it’s hard to...
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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