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  • DonMountain's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 02:33 PM
    Well, I sure thank everybody for your recommendations on deer hunting with my Browning 1885 in 45-70, 300 grain cast gas checked RCBS projectiles over 45.0 grains of IMR-4198. I finally waited until a deer was well within range and shot it. It was...
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    11-09-2017, 04:52 PM
    I recently started reloading 9mm Luger and right away noticed that these really short cartridges take a special combination of power funnel and loading block to work. I am using a homemade Stewart style wood block Number 4 and an RCBS plastic...
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    11-08-2017, 09:10 PM
    Thank you very much knifemaker, this was exactly what I needed. I realize the projectile velocity is a guess not allowing precise calculation of trajectory, but I am just deer hunting and have a lot of space to play here. Basically for shooting...
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    11-08-2017, 07:34 PM
    DonMountain replied to a thread grease wads in Cast Boolits
    I recall reading about 50 or 60 years ago in Philip Sharpe's book, "Complete Guide To Handloading" that grease wads were popular in Schuetzen rifle match shooting with black powder in the 32-40's and similar calibers. So, you might read his book...
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    11-08-2017, 07:25 PM
    This Saturday starts our rifle deer season here in Missouri. And I just got a scope mounted on my Browning 1885 in 45-70. I am shooting 300 grain gas checked flat nosed cast projectiles from an RCBS mold over 45.0 grains of IMR-4198, and have it...
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    11-01-2017, 05:24 PM
    I am trying to load some 9mm Luger rounds to shoot in a Norinco Model 213 for my wife. Factory Winchester rounds with 115 grain round nosed jacketed bullets shoot just fine, with the firing pin leaving a normal dent in the primer. I am loading...
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    10-29-2017, 01:31 PM
    Yes, I have a lathe.
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    10-29-2017, 01:28 PM
    Years ago I tried using a 243 with jacketed bullets for deer. It was an accurate rifle and great for shooting coyotes. But just didn't have the bullet size and weight to kill deer with when I shot them in the chest. Even shooting them in the head...
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    10-28-2017, 08:31 PM
    After doing much research on this subject, especially on the .458 SOCOM that might shoot the various 45-70 cast lead projectiles I have molds for, this whole idea of converting an older Colt AR-15 to a lead shooting caliber seems to have many...
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    10-27-2017, 10:47 PM
    About 25 years ago I bought a Colt Delta Match H-Bar AR-15 rifle in 5.56 Nato for target and ground hog shooting on my farm. I never considered using cast lead projectiles in it for this high pressure round since I use it for long range shooting. ...
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    10-22-2017, 10:18 PM
    I appreciate the reloading sheets on these powders, as I have a jug of T-680 and another one of T-5070 that I have been looking for reloading info on. I also have a jug of RVO-57 that I need reloading data on. Does anybody have copies of reloading...
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    10-22-2017, 09:23 PM
    Its also a big help when shooting black powder cartridge loads as it doesn't seem to corrode as easy as brass cases. But I also throw them in a bucket of soapy, hot water after shooting black powder loads in my 45-70 using nickle plated brass.
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    10-22-2017, 09:18 PM
    I bought a bag of brass when I bought the 356 rifle, maybe 500 of them or so. And I also discovered that the rifle will shoot converted 308 brass just fine also. Looks to me like Winchester designed this rifle and the 307 Win rifle I have to shoot...
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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