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    Today, 03:10 PM
    I called Hodgdon Powders about IMR 4007 about 2 months ago and during the conversation I said that I really liked 4007 in my 7-08. Ron Reiber, the product manager, said not to fret over the loss of 4007 because they had a powder coming out in a few...
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    Yesterday, 11:37 AM
    A boolit like this would probably feed through a lever gun also.
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    Yesterday, 11:28 AM
    Lonegun, in my experience the heavy weight boolits in the 357 mag seem to shoot more accurately than lighter ones. Maybe it's just me but I have had great luck with a Cast Performance 180 in my 6" 686 S&W. I do not own a heavy boolit 357 mold but if...
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    Yesterday, 10:52 AM
    murf205 replied to a thread Feral Dogs in Hunting with CB's
    ACC, I will tell you what has worked on coyotes for me and it is a 223 with 50 gr bullets and a mid load of TAC powder. I don't think the 32/20 will put enough shock in an animal that size to give you a DRT, although it will work, just not fast...
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    11-18-2019, 12:57 AM
    Looks like dinner to me! My first taste of buffalo was in the restaurant next door to to the Buffalo Saloon in Hamilton, Mt in 1980. It was the elk hunters breakfast special which had a buffalo t-bone, hash browns, 3 eggs and biscuits. Everybody in...
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    11-17-2019, 05:29 PM
    I have already answered my dream mold question. It is a 44 cal 264 swc NOE. It throws a 270 gr boolit and it is a dream to cast with and all my 44's love it. No GC to put on and it doesn't need one.
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    11-17-2019, 05:17 PM
    Man alive. You guys have got me wanting to go burn some powder even more than usual. I have GOT to get this &^*%$ cast off!
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    11-17-2019, 05:13 PM
    Big flat on the front is better than a jacketed bullet too. I have some experience with Nosler Partitions and they are really good but they are REALLY expensive too. The old Keith boolit and Veral Smith's long and wide flat nose boolits are about as...
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    11-16-2019, 01:07 PM
    clip on wheel weight or there abouts and 1500 to 1600 fps in a rifle is plenty. The 310 Lee or a Keith SWC kills quicker than any RN. That is pretty tough to have a property that close. Set up on the property line with your back to the other...
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    11-16-2019, 12:54 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread Too dumb to kill in Hunting with CB's
    Let him walk Thumbsocker. And don't worry about his IQ being low. After the season, he will hang out with some upper classmen that will educate him and coach him up to the point that you will have a proper challenge in front of you, so much so that...
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    11-16-2019, 12:46 PM
    Speaking of the stars aligning, yours must have been all lined up when you found the cylinder for that project. As for as the guy named Murphy, I wish they had named that law after someone else! ...
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    11-15-2019, 08:16 PM
    No doubt that we casters have a tendency to over think the process. The wheel weight mix has done the job for me for 45 yrs in hand guns and rifles. My by line pretty much sums it up and it was told to me by one heck of an old rifleman.
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    11-15-2019, 08:06 PM
    The best thing about those K frame Smith&Wesson's is the "shootability" especially in 38 Special. A pencil barrel shoots as well as a heavy barrel and just about anybody can handle the recoil. Naturally the HB guns are easier to control but the slim...
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    11-15-2019, 01:05 PM
    I can't blame you for wanting a model 16 but re-creating one would be the only way I could afford one. The guy that I traded the Security Six with had a big back pack full of older S&W's wrapped up in cloth rags. He told me that they were his...
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    11-14-2019, 03:29 PM
    Petander, you need never ask "should " of we enablers here. Our answer will always be-of course you should. Especially when it looks a clean as the one you have found. How long before you can have it? I belong to the K crowd as well. I have a K-38...
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    11-14-2019, 01:46 PM
    You have done well in your purchase Dieselhorses. The mod 10 S&W is one of those guns that don't get a lot of love UNTIL people shoot one. They work every time and shoot where you point them. Here is mine. I have another but this one is unfired,...
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    11-14-2019, 01:34 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread New cartridges. in Cast Boolits
    Are they just a flash? Well LLoyd, maybe, maybe not, I am no AR Platform fan either and the first time I was exposed to it was the same as yours and I thought surely that no one in his right mind would ever consciously choose to hunt with one-but so...
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    11-14-2019, 12:04 PM
    How hard did you cast the 405's for the buffalo hunt? Did it penetrate anywhere close to the 500 gr performance? I know that hunting buffs, there is no "bang-flop" or even close to it, but how many shots did it take with the 405.
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    11-13-2019, 01:33 PM
    Man, that rifle is indeed made to hunt with and you guys are putting it to good use. What load did you use for the buffalo? Tell Mike hello for us.
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    11-13-2019, 01:17 PM
    Larry, how do you clean your molds? I only oil my iron molds, then store in an old sock. Then spray them with brake cleaner and allow them to dry before using them. No problems and I have not smoked a mold or needed to. Aluminum gets an inspection...
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    11-13-2019, 12:53 PM
    AND.....you don't have to be at the mercy of politics or manufacturer's shortages or discontinuances! Good feeling, this independence is.
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    11-10-2019, 08:16 PM
    Yep, I have read the reviews and strangely enough, several said that the tumbler drum needed to be almost full to work well. It is starting to sound like the old saying that you get what you pay for. I have read some pretty glowing reports of the...
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    11-10-2019, 03:49 PM
    Are you using the smaller FA tumbler? If so, how many, say 308, size cases will it clean?
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    11-10-2019, 02:41 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread Good For The 32/20 in Cast Boolits
    ACC, welcome to the Castboolits family, it's the best site on the web. Can you post a pic of the inherited 32/20. We love gun pics. When I bought an old S&W 32/20 I didnt have a mold so a friend gave me a box of 500 Magnus boolits, 100gr, and I have...
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    11-10-2019, 02:32 PM
    No American household is complete without a .358 sizer brother. BTW, I fought the same back/leg problem and kept thinking that it would "heal" up until the left foot went numb and I started stumbling l and took a few falls on account of it. Turns...
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    11-10-2019, 02:06 PM
    I've heard of new finish before and I am going to try a bottle when I get the goodie out of this batch of corn cob media. I saw a Frankford arsenal rotary wet set up for $100 on Amazon the other day. The reviews said that it needed to be...
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    11-09-2019, 11:45 AM
    I can see where mineral spirits is what it is going to take. I have some warm water in the tub right now and it is still pretty well entrenched.
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    11-09-2019, 09:47 AM
    It has had the residue there for a while. Since I started this little project with the liquid , I have the feeling that the crud build up is restricting the media action??? At any rate, it will not hurt to clean it out. That's my project for today....
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    11-08-2019, 04:55 PM
    Here are the before and after pics of the brass after an hr and 15 min in the tumbler. No great revelation, just got the liquid on the corncob media and made it useful again. I would go liquid cleaning if they were not quite so expensive. I looked...
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    11-08-2019, 02:25 PM
    Thanks for the responses. You made me think. In the past I have bought some new brass that had a slightly, very slightly, oily feel and I would think that the factory might have used that. Or...it could have been from the drawing process to form the...
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sniffin' spent powder since the age of 5--addicted early
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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