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    Yesterday, 11:52 PM
    I know that several companies manufacture 1:12 and 1:11 twists. But down under options are limited unless you want to wait a year for a barrel! So for my benefit please assume only 1:10 or 1:14 is available.
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    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    Hi guys, I am having a rifle re barrelled, I want a 1:12" really but that isn't an option unfortunately. The twists available to me are 1:10 or 1:14. The bullets I plan on using are as follows: 311041, 311407, 311446, 311291. The...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:11 PM
    This may answer your question....... http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?325191-Larry-Gibson-is-back
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:04 PM
    Most any flavor of 4895 (IMR, H, milsurp or AA) will be fine. You may have to adjust the load a grain +/- depending on flavor is all. Larry Gibson
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    Yesterday, 04:01 PM
    No need to lap the mould. Add 2% tin and increase the alloy temp. You actually want it 710 - 725 degrees for good fill out. Also hold the spout not more than 1/2" from the spout and get the hot alloy into the mould as quick as possible by...
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    Yesterday, 12:45 PM
    Unique is great in a bolt gun or SS.......they still function as intended regardless of the charge..........:groner: Larry Gibson
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    Yesterday, 01:53 AM
    I've not worked with AA2700 but given it's burning rate it should do well with those 174s. Looking at Lyman's 49th Edition Reloading Manual you should be able to push them to 2200 - 2300 fps and maintain reasonable pressures in that load range. ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-22-2017, 11:02 PM
    No need to anneal but it'll shoot better with Bullseye.......I found that out using RBs, button bullets and Rapine 460210s. Start at 4 gr and work up to 8 gr in 1/2 gr increments. No need for fillet or wad. Larry Gibson
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    03-22-2017, 10:55 PM
    If you run across any Hornady 175 RNSPs you might try them under 47 - 48 gr H4831. I've had excellent accuracy in several different milsurp 7x57s with that load. The flat base and long bearing surface works well in the "oversize" Mauser bores. ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-22-2017, 10:42 PM
    Scharfschuetze You might bump that load up a bit. Hornady Manual, 8th Edition, shows a max "Service Rifle" (AR with 20" barrel 9" twist) load of 25.8 gr with that bullet for 2800+ fps. You might just not pushing it fast enough. Larry Gibson
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-22-2017, 10:19 PM
    Not worth wasting any more time........
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    03-22-2017, 06:45 PM
    Here’s the pressure data I’ve taken so far with the Chilean M95 7x57 Mauser using an Oehler M43 PBL. The M95 is in excellent condition, has been “sporterized”with the original milsurp barrel now 22” long. All measurements are in “psi’s”as to...
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    03-22-2017, 12:30 AM
    andym79 replied to a thread 358bellm or 358 jdj in Leverguns
    The photo is of 356 brass run through a cut down 356 die.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-21-2017, 11:17 PM
    I HP them after loading using the Forster Trimmer with the Forster 1/8" HP tool. HP only needs to be 3/16" deep. Larry Gibson
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    03-21-2017, 09:40 PM
    andym79 replied to a thread 358bellm or 358 jdj in Leverguns
    The 6.5x47 would actually be spot on to cut the majority of the chamber. My smith doesn't have one but he does have a 308-1.5" which could be deep chambered till it hits 1.400" shoulder and then the neck reamed separately. Or maybe he could...
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    03-21-2017, 03:21 AM
    andym79 replied to a thread 358bellm or 358 jdj in Leverguns
    Forget the bellm, fine cartridge, but too long really for a 94. I am just going to go for a 356 long neck. .525" neck instead of .365". More capacity than a 35/30-30 but that great neck for long cast bullets. Lyman 358009 :wink:
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    03-20-2017, 09:08 PM
    andym79 replied to a thread 358bellm or 358 jdj in Leverguns
    I have but its neck is a little short for large cast bullets! I really just want a long neck version. I know the 35-30/30 is long necked but it has a fair bit less capacity, probably not an issue till you get in to jackets though.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-20-2017, 08:07 PM
    Not being facetious but perhaps just using a 200 - 240 gr PB'd cast bullet for a light load might be a better option? They work well with those powders. Larry Gibson
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    03-20-2017, 08:05 PM
    Digital Dan I agree absolutely about the "gymnastics a bullet performs from muzzle to target are rather amazing in the best of circumstances and the nuance of several modes of precession a function of being out of balance, here and there, nose to...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-20-2017, 05:27 PM
    You need to go back and look at the TM specification sheet again; The cartridge drawing gives the dimensions of the M80 Ball cartridge....2.8". That is a little shorter than the oal of the 30-06. No wonder we're having this discussion. The data...
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    03-20-2017, 03:41 PM
    andym79 replied to a thread 358bellm or 358 jdj in Leverguns
    I would be a lot more keen on the bellm nice long neck! Would be tempted to just go 1.560 to shoulder and cut back so you still have a .520 neck and a case length of 2.170.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-20-2017, 01:45 PM
    Some still have a problem differentiating between CUP pressures and transducer measured pressures. Same still can't differentiate the difference between actual cartridge psi's and the maximum MAP specification for the cartridge. Boer Mauser bolts...
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    03-20-2017, 11:27 AM
    I concur with Bryan Litz who states in his very fine book on ballistics that there is no such thing as "over stabilization". A bullet is either stable for it's intended flight or it is not. If you watch bullets wander off down range before...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-20-2017, 10:37 AM
    I've used 50/50 (COWWs + 2% tin then mix 50/50 with lead) in both the 429244 (solid and HP'd) and the 429640HP in the 44 magnum in revolvers, a Contender and rifles from 1350 to 1675 fps. While the 50/50 does work well I've found a 16 - 1 (lead to...
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    03-20-2017, 07:01 AM
    andym79 started a thread 358bellm or 358 jdj in Leverguns
    Hi guys was wondering if anyone has a lever in 358bellm or 358jdj or have thought about it? I have a 336 and a 94bb. I think it would work fine if single loaded in the big bore and possibly cycle if small bullets were used. But I think there...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-19-2017, 11:10 PM
    "Id pull a couple and see if total pull down is warranted." Same here. Larry Gibson
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-19-2017, 11:05 PM
    If you really feel the need for more case capacity and perhaps a longer throat the full length 35-303 would be my suggestion. Reamers are readily available and the reloading dies aren't as expensive as many wildcats are. However, keeping the 35...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-19-2017, 07:40 PM
    All powders require a certain pressure level to "burn clean". Most often a heavier crimp and/or a magnum primer won't raise the pressure enough unless the load is borderline just below the needed pressure. Your 350 gr bullet is also a little light...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-19-2017, 07:30 PM
    JHeath I no longer step over the caution tape with any action as I measure the pressures now. These days I do shoot loads in them having a measured comparable psi to the cartridges (actual measured psi's of original cartridges, not some quoted...
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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
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