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  • MOA's Avatar
    Today, 05:49 PM
    Had so much fun casting indoors the last couple of days I decided I would cast up some 45 Colt 250 gr for the first time from a newly acquired Lyman mold #454190 from forum member GoodAlloy, and I had so much fun with the pointy boolits the other...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 04:14 PM
    Mavens, thanks. Didn't know they were made again. Certainly spendy but not more than many other bullets. Will have to get a couple boxes.
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    Today, 01:31 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Starline 375 Win? in Leverguns
    Well I can tell you that the cartridge is good for Elk right along with deer and I would not worry about it on bear other than the bigger bears of Alaska. Here's a small elk from the La Sal mountains of Utah that went down with one well placed shot...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 PM
    They are quite deadly on coyotes and rock chucks........enjoy....wish Hornady would make them again.
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    Today, 01:17 PM
    I use the .012 thick brass because it is easier to work with with the GC makers mentioned I use (not Pat's). It's easier to cut into strips with a paper cutter and give almost no rejects when forming the GCs. It also works as well as Hornady GCs on...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 01:04 PM
    I ran thousands of 358156 and 358477s through a Colt Trooper I owned in the late '60s and early '70s, also through my Issue OSP Colt Trooper. I mostly loaded the 358156s over 2400 in 38 SPL cases seated long (the heavy 38-44 loads). Bullets were...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Today, 09:24 AM
    MOA replied to a thread Starline 375 Win? in Leverguns
    Well that's great to hear. I knew when I bought this model 375 marlin it was an oddie, so whenever I saw ammo for it back in 1981 and onward I bought it. Especially if it was Winchester brand in the factory 250 loading. Nice to have a alternative if...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Today, 05:58 AM
    That's awesome, mine is still in the box, I did not realize that after hooking it up it had to be programed too. Well, as soon as we get settled in I will get it set up and start to use it, I'm sure it will help.
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    Yesterday, 07:48 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Starline 375 Win? in Leverguns
    pressonregardless, What boolits are you using in your loads and what velocity and pressures are you loading to?
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:49 PM
    When I could get 125 gr Hornady 8mm bullets I loaded them over 51 gr H4895 in Winchester cases using WLR primers. Velocity was 3000+ fps, accuracy excellent at safe pressures for M98s.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:41 PM
    Well I got my 44 gas checks in the mail yesterday so today it was time to make up the Nasties. Only issue that slowed me down for about 15 minutes was how I was going to seat these pointies. No real seater with this sharp of an angle and of...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:28 PM
    You got that right RogerDat. One cannot have enough components.....Period..... I can remember the first time that happened after I got started in reloading, it was the summer of 86 and everyone was looking for primers and powder and non to be had....
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:52 PM
    I know it's sacreligous here but to simplify things given your situation I suggest you keep your XTP load for hunting. Then, for practice, get 240 - 250 cast SWCs from any vendor and Load them over 8.5 - 10 gr Unique powder. You'll find that much...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:04 PM
    That looks very good to me. I wouldn't modify anything until a deer or two is shot with it. That much water gives a lot more expansion than any deer will.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:58 AM
    Nice discussion but what is your question regarding 125 gr jacketed bullets in the 8mm?
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  • MOA's Avatar
    06-21-2018, 08:00 PM
    I ran a mixed lot today. Started out with the Lee 8mm Maximum for the Swede roller, and then went on to some 450 and 500 grain 50 cal for the other Swede rollers. After all wouldn't want them to feel left out. All in all about 35 pounds worth. ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    06-21-2018, 11:11 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread AR-15 1:7 twist in Cast Boolits
    The heavier bullets require less powder to function the action.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    06-21-2018, 09:42 AM
    Great info BlackpowderSweden, I just got off the phone with Lee Precision, if you want this mold it will cost you $250 plus for one mold, and if you want two, another 250.00 Smackeroos. Can't say I'm impress with Lee Precision. :-(
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  • MOA's Avatar
    06-20-2018, 07:37 PM
    Col4570, Nice looking roller there. Are you sizing your boolits or shooting them as cast?
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    06-20-2018, 05:42 PM
    Just love the 16 gauge. Here's a late day bump. Someone should grab this, these kind of parts are real hard to get.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    06-20-2018, 05:36 PM
    This is my Wal Mart special, got it for less than ten bucks, works great. Been using same pieces for about 5 years now, holding up good. I dry my pins in the oven at night, turn it up to 250 and put the pins in and close the door, and turn oven off....
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    06-20-2018, 05:12 PM
    Dusty Ed, I hope it wasn't too hard. I bought one from them years ago, back in 12, just haven't gotten around to installing it yet, how hard was it to get it wired up and didn't you have to like weld some kind of nut or something to the pot to...
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    06-20-2018, 03:57 PM
    Koger, you need IMHO one or the other, or some 50-90 brass. It just depends on how many steps you want to have in the process from start to finish. The 50 anything from Winchester is going to mean you have to reduce the size of the base, the 348 Win...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    06-20-2018, 01:37 PM
    I sized the .515 boolits down to .510 in a push thru lee sizer die. I then after running the 50 Alaskan brass thru a 50-70 FL sizing die trimmed it to 42mm. I then just expanded the mouth of the case just enough to seat the boolit (450gr.) to proper...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    06-20-2018, 12:47 PM
    Ten shots for score, 100 yards at CBA Match from my Finn SAKO M39. Load was 28.5 gr 4895 with dacron filler, Norma cases, WLR primers. Bullet is #2 alloy 314299, sized .314, Hornady GC and 2500+ lube. I NS with Redding bushing die (shortened 284...
    6 replies | 272 view(s)
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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
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