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    09-17-2020, 02:18 PM
    murf205 replied to a thread Lubing duration in Cast Boolits
    Another good case for powder coating.
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    09-16-2020, 01:04 PM
    Dennis, if you want to shoot slugs in that gun, check on a rifled choke tube. I have a friend who has one in his Bennelli and that thing will shoot every bit as good as my Hastings barrel on my 870, especially with the grey box Winchester BRI slugs....
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    09-15-2020, 12:34 PM
    Grooves or no grooves?? I will tell you that my 270 Win makes higher pressure ( sticky bolt lift) with Barnes un grooved bullets and does not with tripple shocks with the grooves. I know that they are not cast but the smooth sided ones definitely ...
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    09-13-2020, 05:13 PM
    This will probably be the kiss of death, but my old Toshiba Satellite L775 is 10 yrs old and still runs like the day I bought it. I'm still running Windows 7 and gonna stay that way as long as I can. As far as HP, well I am ashamed of some of the...
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    09-13-2020, 11:25 AM
    Or be lobbying S&W for a 600
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    09-12-2020, 11:00 PM
    There has been MUCH talk made of the square bottom grease groove and it might have an advantage some how but for the life of me I cannot see it. Maybe it holds lube in the groove better but I doubt it. I use Carrnuba Red because of the hot climate...
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    09-11-2020, 10:28 AM
    murf205 replied to a thread .40 S&W boolit mould in Cast Boolits
    +1 for the Lee 175 TC. They feed slick in my sons 10mm Colt Delta Elite when you pc them.
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    09-10-2020, 09:02 PM
    Good advice. That is 12.5 amps at least when it is starting to melt. Separate circuit is a good idea.
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    09-10-2020, 10:19 AM
    "Made in China". Thanks a lot Bill Clinton. I hope renting out the Lincoln Bedroom was worth it-to you that is.
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    09-09-2020, 11:21 PM
    How much does it cost? I don't mean to give you an evasive answer, but I started out to cast and reload on a whim and this is what it has morphed into!(see pic) The best part about casting is that you can get exactly what you want. Believe me, with...
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    09-08-2020, 01:50 PM
    I shoot this 180 gr Cast Performance boolit in my 6" 686 no dash and it is scary accurate at 1220's fps. Like dhom, I load Alliant 2400 powder but have had good results with H110 but it has a LOT of flash and blast. The new 11FS from Accurate, is a...
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    09-04-2020, 09:31 PM
    Welcome to the addiction brother. From the looks of the results, you are a very quick study. Keep us posted. Heeled ammo is a little practiced art today and we look forward to charting your progress.
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    09-03-2020, 11:08 AM
    Wow, what a beautiful rifle and it was your dads to boot! I have my dads Type 99 Arisaka in as issued condition but considering the job your dad had, I'll bet that little Mauser could tell some stories.
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    09-03-2020, 10:58 AM
    Hey brother, we all have those thoughts about the ones we let get away for more than we paid for them. I have several heart breaking sales to my credit. You are in good company.
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    09-02-2020, 05:34 PM
    Taz, I'm pretty sure the newer guns start the serial numbers with 580 and up. The barrels on the post shutdown (more accurate) rifles have a taper in the barrel just in front of the forend. Look at a close up of Uncle Grinch's post #49....
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    09-02-2020, 09:04 AM
    I agree wholeheartedly with the don't get stung theory but those #@$%& yellow jackets hide their holes very well. If you don;t see them coming and going, you will never know they are there. The nest that got me was in some 6" tall grass. The funny...
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    08-31-2020, 11:07 AM
    Yep, I almost found out the hard way. I got stung by 2 yellow jackets and within 45 seconds I was loosing consciousness. I managed to call 911 and the first thing I did was give them my location before I passed out. I came to after a shot of...
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    08-31-2020, 10:14 AM
    Thank you for the pics. Those 200's might just be what I need to solve my problem.
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    08-30-2020, 07:56 PM
    How well I know. If I could drive boolits at warp speed to get them on the sights, it would defeat the purpose of a mild shooting big bore 4" gun. I wonder if the mothership can put a taller red ramp sight on it without it looking like it was...
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    08-30-2020, 04:58 PM
    SledMan, does your boolits drop out of the mold with as sharp looking driving bands and lube grooves that the Lee pic in the link shows? Is the crimp groove that pronounced as well. I have a 25-5 Smith & Wesson with a 4" barrel that refuses to shoot...
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    08-29-2020, 03:36 PM
    I have this danged weakness for Smith and Wesson revolvers and last week it cost me dearly...again. Model 27-2 born in 1977 and un fired.
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    08-29-2020, 03:17 PM
    I think that storing AND tumbling in the AC is the best route in the more humid months. That has been my remedy since I started pc'ing. The 270 gr 44 boolits were done in July following that same procedure. Right now, in Alabama where I am, you can...
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    08-29-2020, 02:45 PM
    I have read where Buffalo Rifle, by Lovex, is a direct replacement for 5744. This come from people who have loaded both. I have some 45/70's loaded with it and if it will ever get out of the mid 90 degree range here I am going to clock it in my...
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    08-26-2020, 12:40 PM
    Tell those people that said they were junk to contact me and I will take them off their hands if they have one. AND, just to show what a nice guy I am, I will pay the shipping. My SR9 has digested any handload or factory ammo I ever stuffed in...
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    08-26-2020, 12:30 PM
    That would be nice, since they almost sell AR mags at the grocery store! I have read that some have good success with steel aftermarket mags. Of course the Ruger marked mags function best, they are pricey. I wonder who makes the magazines for Ruger.
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sniffin' spent powder since the age of 5--addicted early
U.S. Army Medic, NRA Life member
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Dead center of Alabama
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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
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