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    03-10-2017, 11:08 AM
    BAW... good looking mould. Had not seen one before with the 'major arteries' for venting. Bill, that's funny right there. Shoot, slow as I am, with five breaths I might even have 'time' issues BTing:-) Sure had plans for hyperventilation! ...
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    03-08-2017, 08:50 AM
    barnabus, Thanks for the patience with the piggyback. I swear this is all getting back around to 'alloy' from your original post. I am gonna see if hotter temps will bring size back around with the 97/1.5/1.5. And like you, that is all an...
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    03-07-2017, 11:56 PM
    Steve, Might take you up on that but let me turn my pot up a little more first. Also gonna go back and cast some more of the DanT alloy at hotter temp and see if I get some gains there too. I am not giving up on that alloy yet. One thing I am...
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    03-07-2017, 11:06 PM
    If anyone is interested in the velocities, ES and SD, I put them on paper. Was a little surprised to see the four wads didn’t change much, then surprised again when three wads did drop velocities. I may have transposed some numbers but these...
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    03-07-2017, 11:03 PM
    Last group was with three wads for .160 compression (I think I inked in .180 but it was .160). I don't know what the heck is up with the low flyer.
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    03-07-2017, 11:01 PM
    Next two groups were with four wads to get to .220 compression. This was the only 1" 5-shot group I got. But it beats the heck out of the 5"-9" groups I was getting last time with the Blow Tubing.
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    03-07-2017, 10:59 PM
    So, first three five-shot groups were the 62gr with the .040 compression. I started with a change up from previous five breaths but after the first target I started back to wiping. Showed immediately. Even with just two or three breaths...
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    03-07-2017, 10:53 PM
    I initially shot five four-shot loads of smokeless just because I have more experience there and I wanted to eliminate the wiping vs blow tubing as a variable and I wanted to eliminate the rifle. In other words, if they shot then I know this BP...
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    03-07-2017, 10:48 PM
    Well I have to call it improvement at least. The wind died down here enough to finally shoot some of these loads. I’m gonna break this up for the pictures sake. Everything shot off sticks since I don’t seem to do much better off bags and a...
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    03-03-2017, 04:26 PM
    Thanks Chris! Just double checked the compression. Used a dowel to push the first one down and the difference between that and seating depth would indicate .040 compression with one wad. Add three to that (.180) and I'd have .220 with four wads...
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    03-03-2017, 12:30 PM
    Fellas, on those 62gr loads, are you stacking wads to get the compression you want? 62gr and a .060 wad gets me just about .060 compression in a fireformed case (reviously shooting formed cases as yet fired so could be just a little difference in...
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    02-25-2017, 10:22 AM
    SgtDog0311 replied to a thread 310 Exchange in Swappin & Sellin
    Don't know how or if you can post pictures in PMs. Nice little protective tubes with these! $50 Shipped. USPS check unless you want to wait on personal check to clear.
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    02-25-2017, 09:37 AM
    SgtDog0311 replied to a thread 310 Exchange in Swappin & Sellin
    sisterjim, I sent you a tracking # via email and sent a PM as well.
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    02-24-2017, 02:33 PM
    Thanks Don.
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    02-24-2017, 12:44 PM
    Never heard of Red River Rick but went and looked. Care to elaborate on what makes them the best non-locking handles? I’m easily distracted (case of late-onset ADD) so I went and did a little inventory. I was thinking most of my Lee handles...
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    02-24-2017, 10:40 AM
    I inventoried a box of items I had and put the best description from the markings. Be glad to provide pictures or further description if you have any questions. I’m looking for dies for 40-63 (405 doner cases. I already have the priming die);...
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    02-23-2017, 11:14 PM
    Thanks Don. 62gr was one of my "potentials". I tried some others a second outing because they were slightly smaller groups. From the chronograph 62gr gave the best numbers: Low=1310, High=1314, Avg=1311; ES=4.13, SD=1.73. Sample was only...
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    02-23-2017, 07:43 PM
    Bob, I tried 1.5 but nothing promising so sticking with 2f till I get up in the compression ranges people have recommended. Be glad if you kept me posted on your efforts and I'll do the same. On my leading issue I think I'll also load up...
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    02-23-2017, 01:18 PM
    I have a growing list of things for sale but mostly interested in the 310 die exchange I've seen reference too. Anyone know the link? Tried searching but I must not be doing the search well enough. I'll clean up this list and exclude the...
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    02-23-2017, 09:50 AM
    Thanks Chris, guess I hadn't seen one of those integral jobs before. I shot one of my first matches with SSShooter from over on ASSRA and he was using the nylon brush. I thought it looked very handy. By the way, was your leading down in the...
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    02-22-2017, 10:04 PM
    Don, the nose fits in the bore all the way past the first driving band. I thought perhaps it was bumping up back into the base of the nose but not sure. Alloy shouldn’t be allowing that but like I said, not sure. No way to recover bullets...
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    02-22-2017, 01:28 PM
    btw... mixing two issues (leading and fouling) but just in case anyone wants to venture in here... I was wanting to blow-tube rather than wipe but last trip, after suspecting leading due to group sizes I wiped it out pretty good and started over but...
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    02-22-2017, 01:18 PM
    I wish I could figure out what I'm doing wrong. Mixed a batch of what should be close at 97/1.5/1.5. Bullets drop from a JIM409400M4 at .4085 but I lead enough to cause concern in my Cody .408 groove barrel - could be size. Just not sure. Have...
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Other than an interest in guns in general, I started out with my boot camp issue, an M1A ten years after my discharge and contented myself mostly with that till I got infected with Leverguns 35 yrs later. Reloading and casting was a natural development and most recently it has been long range shooting with vintage guns and iron sights, with Single-Shots taking a front seat. Got a fiend (member here) who serves as a mentor and is the biggest help. All the reading and helpful members here and on other forums are invaluable. Loading and casting for about 20 rifles now and have very little time for handguns.
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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