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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    Today, 10:18 AM
    Your Rifle is fine for this game. You have to knock them down and I am sure the old time standard load or today's equivalent would knock the rams off the target stands. Reactive targets are fun! Not that shooting at rounds rings on paper is...
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    Today, 04:29 AM
    Well my project was to start cutting out loading blocks using the CNC router we have at work. Coding all the programs took about three days and we started to run our first 5x10 sheets yesterday. Still have about a week to go and then some of these...
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    Yesterday, 10:31 PM
    Ted, If I may ask; what did Winchester do in 1897?
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:27 PM
    Keith, well just a side note since you mentioned making your own lube. I'm becoming a Vendor Sponsor. One of the products we are making is a CNC base that is cut to fit a section of schedule 40 PVC and a 3/8th inch length of aluminum rod for the...
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    07-14-2019, 05:04 PM
    Keith, I fill the pot kinda on what I'm casting, and how many boolits I plan on making. But, it will hit 800 even when I fill it up all the way. So, if yours is not doing it, call Eric at Magma and let him know and I'm sure he will take care of the...
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    07-14-2019, 12:52 PM
    I took the time this year to drive to New Mexico's Whittington Center to shoot in the NRA Lever Rifle Silhouette Nationals. It has been about a dozen or more years since I competed in them. This is a 200 meter match. Chickens at 50 meters, Pigs at...
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    07-13-2019, 04:04 PM
    Keith, if it's possible I would opt for no extension at all. I'd want to plug the pot directly into the outlet. That's what I do, and I also have a 1000 degree thermometer that I keep in the pot. Make a holder from a flat strip of metal, two holes,...
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    07-12-2019, 04:01 AM
    Keith, post some images of your modified shelf in brighter light if you can. Those sound like nice improvements.
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    07-11-2019, 06:55 AM
    Keith, you will really like the pot. Being able to hold so much lead is a real sweet deal. It allows you to really turn out the boolits without having to wait while the pot gets up to temp each time you refill it. I got my master caster back in 2012...
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    07-08-2019, 11:24 PM
    I have a two die set Lee never used been sitting around here for years, the paper work is gone. Interested? $20 shipped.
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    07-08-2019, 04:45 AM
    MOA replied to a thread over powder wads in Muzzleloading.
    You might try taking some good corrugated box material and heat up some lube of beeswax and crisco or olive oil and using a paint brush lay on some good coats on both side of the box material and then cutting out the disc's after the lube has dried....
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    07-05-2019, 04:26 PM
    No. In the small case capicity rifles we use the foam both takes up most of the room holding back the powder and plugs the case for no spill loading during the match. The Dacron in that application does the same. I have used Dacron in my Schuetzen...
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  • MaLar's Avatar
    07-03-2019, 10:54 PM
    MaLar replied to a thread Were we down today? in Our Town
    Yep here also
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    07-01-2019, 08:58 PM
    Thank you! That has been my experience also. AA 5744 is a double based powder too. I do not know why but it is rumored Dacron, not a pushed down wad of it, but a loose fluff, is not a good idea with double based powders so .... I don't know if this...
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    07-01-2019, 11:53 AM
    I would be interested in the OP's subject load of 15-18 grains of FFFF with a filler under the bullet. I am guessing this would produce a very low pressure load. We'll see if you should decided to test it at some point.
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  • MaLar's Avatar
    06-30-2019, 09:22 PM
    I cast a bunch of Lee 358-125 RF today and coated them with Smokes Transparent Copper. The only Boolits I don't coat is for BP loads and I may try that to bring the Dia up to fit better.
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    06-28-2019, 09:31 AM
    MOA added 3 photo(s) to album Handloading
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    06-28-2019, 09:21 AM
    MOA added 7 photo(s) to album Shotshell Reloading
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    06-26-2019, 11:32 AM
    That has NOT been my experience at all. I have a 1990 Rem 700 Classic 35 Whelen, 16 Twist. It certainly does well with 250gr jacketed bullets and LBT 280gr cast. I found it accurate and easy to load for pushing bullets easy in the high teens...
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    06-25-2019, 10:41 PM
    I'm not sure that 15-18 grains of FFFg under a wheat filler in a 45 Colt is much of a problem but I have no data to back that up either. To each their own. Standing next to that at the public range or standing next to some Bubba and his...
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    06-25-2019, 10:31 PM
    Here are Lyman pages for the 44 Round ball and of course a 45 C&B is not a 45 Cartridge and not a 255gr bullet. Good info non the less.
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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