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  • MOA's Avatar
    08-12-2018, 05:44 PM
    This is my favorite at the moment, we all know how wishy washy we can all be at any given moment when it comes to the "Your favorite cast Boolit", so here is mine. It is from a hard to find Ideal mold, #429 303. I powder coated it in HF red, I think...
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    08-11-2018, 10:48 AM
    Thanks RustyReel. It was a fun little project. Kept me off the streets for a few days.lol
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    08-09-2018, 01:17 AM
    I am hoping to make that same match too. It is one match I really enjoy and rarely get to attend. Too many other things always get in the way. I can't help you with the blow back issue other than use 3f to boost the case pressure to seal the...
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    08-08-2018, 05:48 PM
    Yes! In spades! Tatume, you must be durable rifleman! For most of us, the recoil of that load in a 40 shot match may make connecting with rams an issue. I don't shoot a 35 Rem.
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    08-08-2018, 12:21 PM
    Hey kokomokid, If your 35-40 Maynard is giving you problems that more velocity will solve, then you might want to give it a try. If velocity is not the issue, I would not do it. I know he still has a reamer for the 35-55 Maynard. It is based on the...
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    08-07-2018, 10:56 AM
    You can do what you described, BUT you will need to do a few things to prepare. WHat are your sights going to be? That is the first big question. If the rifle's sights are not up to the task, the rest of the preparation can't happen. Because of...
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    08-07-2018, 02:17 AM
    Chill Wills replied to a thread Pawn shops in Our Town
    How can you tell a good one from a bad one? I have never bought anything from one.
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    08-05-2018, 07:43 PM
    Maybe you should slug that barrel before getting too far down the road on this project???? Yup, Mike still has the reamer and the bullet mold is a one of a kind. I am sure he or any bullet mold maker like Steve Brooks can make you one, assuming...
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    08-05-2018, 05:40 PM
    Did these guys go out of business? Was this the company up in NH that the plant blew up in the mid 2000's?
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    08-05-2018, 04:40 PM
    Yes. My old shooting partner built on with a Ron Smith 0.429" 19 twist barrel using a 45-70 case. Highwall rifle. Called a 43 Pope. I never heard of such a thing. He competed with it for a few years and shot well. He might have been using 450 grain...
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    08-05-2018, 10:49 AM
    Good question. Most of us have moved to wiping when shooting with our barrels under the hot summer sun like you do in BPTR. However this year the NRA BP Target Rifle Nationals will be held in October at the Whittington Center (Raton, NM) I will be...
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    08-05-2018, 01:08 AM
    Here are a few data points to chew on - FWIW. The NRA Championship BPCR match is over. The two day iron sight silhouette match was shot in warm, dry, summer Raton, New Mexico. I can't tell you what each of the top ten finishers did, wipe or blow...
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    08-04-2018, 11:43 PM
    IMR-4350 and 4831 produce knock out great accuracy in my 1886 45-70 with the Lyman 457-193. 49 gr of 4350 or 51.5 grs of 4831. These two powders are head and shoulders better than any other smokeless powder I have used and that includes...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    08-04-2018, 11:38 AM
    I'm already using this style of boolit for my 44 mag. Would be sweet if I had one for my Swedish roller too.
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    08-03-2018, 08:51 PM
    I certainly hope some more get interested in it, I plan on using it in my rolling block.
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    08-03-2018, 01:17 AM
    Gullo with a 47 Lee Wolff, Brad Rice and I all shot 46
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    08-02-2018, 11:31 PM
    This week I am at the NRA BPCR silhouette National Championships in Raton,NM - Whittington Center. Today is the first day of the BPCR (iron) Championships. As it happens, most of the highest scores were shot today by people that blow tube. Tomorrow,...
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    07-31-2018, 11:18 PM
    To the OP, I have not started on my kit. I did start writing an order of operation so I don't get going on it and end up doing something I wish I had not, or done in a different order and made the whole project harder. I never founds plans for this...
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    07-31-2018, 11:13 PM
    I have a Boulder River Foundry highwall kit. Likely the same as the op. It is NOT as mentioned above.... "theres a good chance its a test piece for the tooling,or a reject salavaged from the scrap bin out the back of the factory....either way,I...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    07-27-2018, 08:00 AM
    Well Kev, Here's my pair. I wouldn't mind running across a model 1901 in 10 gauge, but I think it will be awhile so I'll just be working on my loads for these two.
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    07-27-2018, 07:50 AM
    My cast loads for a 1867 Swedish 8x58mmRD rolling block. Lee Karabiner 210 grain gas checked loaded as cast, Lee liquid alox lube, loaded in PPU 8x56 Hungarian fire formed brass. 12 grains of Unique over a Winchester large rifle primer. Secured in...
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    07-24-2018, 10:31 PM
    Never miss an opportunity to turn your pot temperature down to the lowest setting that you can cast great bullets. Often after working with a mold for a while you get a feel for what it takes to pour a good bullet and at that point you can try...
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    07-24-2018, 09:24 PM
    You might try it once. That is all it took for me. The square back RCBS is a the same as the old Rapine mold Co. ladles they sold. I doubt Ray made them but rather re-sold them and I suspect RCBS contracts them too. Rowell ladles; Bill...
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    07-24-2018, 07:04 PM
    Yes, me too. I had maybe every base covered I'll likely need before Paul retired, but I still wish he was making them. You never know where your interests will take you. I have picked up a few used P.J. molds when at a match here and there and...
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    07-24-2018, 10:53 AM
    I bet Clymer makes a reamer with Winchester 52 specs. Most reamer makers list it. There are about a dozen match reamers with very small changes that make them different. Some match riflemen like other chambers but the Win-52 has a very good track...
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    07-24-2018, 12:18 AM
    Like Baja Traveler, I feel my CPA 22lr match rifle will hold its own with most SS chambered 22rf rifles out there. I compete with one in the 22 BPCR game also. The CPA's are not cheap, but spend once and enjoy for the rest of your life and the next...
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    07-23-2018, 07:16 PM
    Both Steve Brooks and Buffalo Arms Co (BAC) make this design bullet mold - day in and day out. Both can adjust the measurements to meet your needs and hit them dead on. A better iron mold can't be had at any price now that Paul Jones retired....
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    07-23-2018, 10:05 AM
    Okay? I was following your other thread on this. Match over? My only observation is your summertime catchbox needs some work :kidding::kidding:
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    07-21-2018, 11:34 PM
    barnabus, you are correct for concern and I agree with everything you have stated. Go to Buffalo Arms Co and they can provide any size you want with any size mouth flare. They are cheap and will screw into your current Lyman or RCBS die body...
    16 replies | 273 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
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check