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  • Don McDowell's Avatar
    Today, 07:55 PM
    rfd, you could always load your best stuff and head for Lodi in a couple of weeks. That Creedmoor cup match is a ton of fun, then followed up by the Midwest bptr regionals. 4 days of load testing to be sure.
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  • Don McDowell's Avatar
    Today, 07:16 PM
    CG's suggestion on a nose pour adjustable is a good one. I like those as they do allow you to taylor the length to your rifle. KAL and Leeth also make good ones. Old West did make them but unfortunately has quit that style.
    14 replies | 159 view(s)
  • buckwheatpaul's Avatar
    Today, 07:12 PM
    buckwheatpaul replied to a thread Asking for prayer in Our Chapel
    Charlie, I am glad that the surgery is just down the road....I had planned on being there but mrs. buckwheatpaul's mother turns 96 and we will be on the road....will check on you brother as keeping the prayers coming! Paul
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  • Don McDowell's Avatar
    Today, 06:45 PM
    If your rifle has an 18 twist you may or may not get that short bullet to shoot well. You may want to reconsider the diameter on that bullet and move up to .444 or bigger. I've tried a bunch of different recoil pads over the last 20 years or so,...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 04:44 PM
    Its interesting how some things are measured. Not sure on medical capsules but could see them being sold as to volume they hold. I worked in a can plant and a 12 ounce soup can is a 211x ? can, 211 1/64s of an inch in dia. 48 ounce were 404 size....
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 04:37 PM
    Thought Id drop an update quick. The redness and "heat" ae gone from the area, Still a small Hard spot under the skin that's getting smaller every day ( about the size of a silver dollar now). Pain and tenderness is greatly reduced now. I can sit up...
    11 replies | 304 view(s)
  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 04:21 PM
    I start with a set depth into the case and find the sweet spot for the powder then adjust depth a little each way to see if it improves the best charges groups any. I chronograph while testing these loads also and have found Standard deviation and...
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Today, 04:03 PM
    Look at Brooks moulds He makes a very nice adjustable cup based mould that shoots great. He will make it to the dia specified in the alloy also. I have one itsa money style nose and adjustable cup base with the vented sprue plate. cast great...
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  • Don McDowell's Avatar
    Today, 03:52 PM
    Richard measure the butt plate on your rifle and get one of the Limbsaver slip on recoil pads, they really tame the felt recoil down a bunch.
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  • rking22's Avatar
    Today, 12:08 PM
    I had that happen with a Ruger level 4570 ,300 gr hp, no exit and no indication of a hit. That is till he ploughed the ground with his jaw! Entire chest cavity was destroyed. Still ran 60 yards!
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  • Don McDowell's Avatar
    Today, 11:55 AM
    Don't get wrapped up in the seating depth thing. Go at it just like you would any other bullet, the target will tell you how much compression ,seating depth etc the rifle wants. I seat my bullets quite a bit deeper than what some would suggest, I...
    9 replies | 147 view(s)
  • Don McDowell's Avatar
    Today, 09:58 AM
    BACO's .446 525 shoots very well to 800 but after that it starts falling apart in the 45-70,45-90 and 45-110. It weighs 518 or so when cast from 16-1 and 520 from 18-1.
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  • Don McDowell's Avatar
    Today, 09:56 AM
    The 2 shot method is a good way to find good loads without loading 10 or more of any one load and finding out later that you got a lot of trigger time in, but could of used the powder and bullets for better purpose.
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  • buckwheatpaul's Avatar
    Today, 06:55 AM
    It is good that Scott is not as angry and is making progress! I truly appreciate the updates and pray that the long term care facility can get him back to peace and comfort as well as good health. Paul
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  • Don McDowell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:07 PM
    Pick about any bullet .444-.446 diameter, cast it from 16-1 and wrap it in Seth Cole 55 w paper.
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  • country gent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:22 PM
    Online metals will sell short lengths 10" up to 3 ft lengths of material for the hobby worker. A really nice stand could be made substituting brass stock for the steel. braze it together radius out the braze and then polish and buff to a bright...
    7 replies | 279 view(s)
  • Blackwater's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:06 PM
    This verse also makes me think about how foolish we and our human wills and desires are. Many times, especially when young, we set our hearts on something that we know isn't truly "good" for us, and yet, our hearts yearn for it anyway. And when we...
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  • Blackwater's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:00 PM
    Blackwater replied to a thread Asking for prayer in Our Chapel
    Charlie, you're always in my prayers, and I trust many others. The Lord has His plans for you. I've found out from doing it MY way, that the best way is to simply and humbly submit, and let HIM do the leading where He wants us to go, and for the...
    57 replies | 1325 view(s)
  • Don McDowell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:45 AM
    Chris when I go out on the range here, I take it along just like any other piece of equipment. It's a valuable tool. At 600 you don't need to use the receiver, the transmitter will have enough power to feed the picture. Beyond 600 the receiver is...
    57 replies | 1335 view(s)
  • Don McDowell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:29 AM
    That might work if you're somplace that has cell service... but the target camera is relatively inexpensive, will give you group measurements etc..
    57 replies | 1335 view(s)
  • Don McDowell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42 AM
    Monitoring hits with an cellphone, iPad etc is a pretty simple thing to do if you get ahold of one of the Caldwell target camera's.
    57 replies | 1335 view(s)
  • Don McDowell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:38 AM
    You may want to explore some 1f blackpowder in that, I'm really liking the Olde Eynsford 1f in the 2 7/8 case. Those Jamison cases probably won't hold but around 115 grains maybe less. Be mindful of your fouling control. For the recoil problem,...
    13 replies | 446 view(s)
  • missionary5155's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:31 AM
    Good morning Bigger holes are always better ! Heavier bullets always penetrate farther ! Mike in Peru for 3 weeks more
    37 replies | 2182 view(s)
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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
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