Graf & SonsWidenersInline FabricationTitan Reloading
RepackboxRotoMetals2MidSouth Shooters SupplyLee Precision

Tab Content
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:53 AM
    "The next shot sounded slightly, very slightly, different. But nothing for me to suspect a squib load, it had a report almost as loud as a normal shot." If the OP's loads were correct it sounds to me like the 2nd shot was a "squib load" and the...
    31 replies | 723 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:30 AM
    The original 7.65 Argentine was loaded with a 211 gr RNFMJ at a nominal velocity of 2130 fps out of the long rifles. That was changed to a 185 gr FMJ BT at a nominal velocity of 2467 fps out of the longer barrels. I believe the rear sight...
    2 replies | 89 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 11:21 AM
    You might use the data in Lyman CBH #4 for the 265 gr cast as a guide.
    16 replies | 370 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 11:12 AM
    Back in the late '60s and '70s I had probably a dozen of them (both Colt and S&Ws) go through my hands. Also a couple M25s. I still have one S&W M1917 that had been altered with a M1911 rear sight dovetailed into the top strap and a higher blade...
    29 replies | 390 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 10:44 AM
    Major problem I had with a couple 30 cal Lee GBs that were supposed to be duplicates of Lyman designs is the designer apparently spec'd them for he WW + Pb at 50/50 apparently based on the WWs he had stored behind his shed which he said we couldn't...
    22 replies | 720 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-16-2019, 03:12 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Leading problem in Cast Boolits
    There is no disagreement. What I said was "fit is not always "king".......". I also said; "My testing has revealed that a bullet over .003 of groove diameter will give less accuracy and probably some leading if the lube isn't correct." Thus...
    18 replies | 389 view(s)
  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    03-16-2019, 02:38 PM
    Accurate Molds may have one listed. If not, he can make it to your exact specifications. http://www.accuratemolds.com/catalog.php
    5 replies | 104 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-16-2019, 10:11 AM
    undercharge detonation boogyman That is not a problem with the fast burning powders used, especially at the load levels used. Besides, powders do not "detonate" in firearms, they burn. It all has been proven and discussed under the SEE...
    27 replies | 1293 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-16-2019, 10:06 AM
    Many shoot "off the book loads" that are safe for the firearm used in. How many here develop loads for milsurp powders that are not "book loads"? How many here develop safe loads for wildcat cartridges that have no "book loads"? Again, there is a...
    20 replies | 489 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-15-2019, 07:53 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Leading problem in Cast Boolits
    We're on the same page, it's all good.
    18 replies | 389 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-15-2019, 05:11 PM
    Wasn't your bad, was mine. H&R didn't make break open revolvers in 32 H&R......I was thinking of the wrong models (the 38 S&W and the 32 S&WL's in the H&R 900 series revolvers) and said so in response to MT Gianni's post. However, as both MT...
    20 replies | 489 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-15-2019, 04:51 PM
    The 358156 is my favorite top end performer in the 38 SPL and the 357 Magnum. It also is a solid performer in my M91 Argie 35 Remington. I was under the impression the 358156 was designed for 38/44 level loads with 2400 with the bullet seated...
    24 replies | 648 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-15-2019, 04:47 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Leading problem in Cast Boolits
    "Much of the problem from throats are opposite what your saying... A SMALL THROAT AND LARGE bore." I don't believe I said anything about small throats and large bores(?). I said/inferred just the opposite. This thread is about leading in...
    18 replies | 389 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-15-2019, 12:38 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Leading problem in Cast Boolits
    I'm going to be a heretic here and state; fit is not always "king"....... Before I read about the bullets just had to fit the throats of a revolver or you'll get leading and bad accuracy in gun rags and on forums I shot thousands of of commercial...
    18 replies | 389 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-15-2019, 10:05 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Leading problem in Cast Boolits
    What "Lyman lube"? What % of tin is added via "a touch of solder"? Does the "leading" clean out with normal cleaning or do you have to use other than patches and a bronze brush? I shoot that same bullet cast of COWW + 2% tin, sized .430 and...
    18 replies | 389 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-15-2019, 09:55 AM
    "Quite early in the game I learned the true advantage of using bullets with gas checks on them. Further, bion, I found the ubiquitous 358156GC to have been one of my best performers." That is exactly my own experience with the 357 out of several...
    14 replies | 500 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-14-2019, 11:37 PM
    I believe you are correct. I was thinking of the H&R 900 series top breaks. My bad. Yes the H&Rs were/are much weaker than the Rugers. I first read of loading up the 32 H&R in an article by Ross Seifried (SP?) in G&A magazine years ago. Then...
    20 replies | 489 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-14-2019, 11:00 PM
    As said, no filler needed with Bullseye loads.
    8 replies | 524 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-14-2019, 04:45 PM
    468 Casting with the Lee 6 holers is really not difficult but a few things must be correct. As mentioned the aluminum blocks heat fast and cool fast. Just this week I cast 500+ Lee TL429-240s and 800+ TL358-158s using Lee's 6 cavity moulds. I...
    27 replies | 582 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-13-2019, 11:21 PM
    With regards to trimming straight walled pistol cases....... Yes, it does sound very good in theory that trimming cases to a uniform length gives a more consistent crimp and should give a more uniform pressure better velocity SD/ES and thus...
    66 replies | 1555 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-13-2019, 04:39 PM
    mattw The posted information was "FYI" and as such were not suggested loads...... Your load appears to be a very comfortable one for sure.......keeps shooting fun that way. As I said I mostly shoot the 90 gr SWC over 3.2 gr Bullseye which...
    20 replies | 489 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-13-2019, 03:58 PM
    Of course I know that. I also know that 21,000 MAP was established for the 32 H&R in the break top H&R handgun. Those are not near as strong as solid frame handguns. You might note loads for the 32 S&W and the 32 S&W long are often over what is...
    20 replies | 489 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-13-2019, 11:38 AM
    mattw FYI I recently pressure tested both Unique and Alliant 2400 under a 105 gr 313631 GC bullet. Bullets were cast of COWW + 2% tin, sized .312, GC'd with my own brass GC and lubed with BAC. They were seated to the crimp groove (medium...
    20 replies | 489 view(s)
  • MOA's Avatar
    03-13-2019, 04:48 AM
    A very nice Winchester. It's also a great price. Somebody will be very happy to go turkey hunting with that lever. Here's a bump.
    6 replies | 918 view(s)
  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    03-12-2019, 08:48 PM
    When you get things just right with PP, you can get some pretty decent velocities (2500fps+) with good accuracy. The OP is on the right track with his sizing (.301>.310), but the boolit mold choice will provide a challenge for sure.
    9 replies | 175 view(s)
  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    03-12-2019, 07:41 PM
    I bought this one from Accurate: http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=30-190P-D.png It casts at .303 +/- depending on my alloy. I do size it to .301 with a sizer that I bought from Buckshot. Unfortunately, he is no longer...
    9 replies | 175 view(s)
  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    03-12-2019, 07:13 PM
    The ordinary 30 caliber checks should work just fine. Check the mold drawings, but most "Fat 30" molds will have the .284 shank as mentioned above.
    10 replies | 213 view(s)
  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    03-12-2019, 06:40 PM
    5744 works great in the 300 Win Mag with the Lee C309-170FP.
    41 replies | 15283 view(s)
More Activity
About ShooterAZ

Basic Information

About ShooterAZ
Location:
Flagstaff, AZ

Statistics


Total Posts
Total Posts
5,232
Posts Per Day
1.99
General Information
Last Activity
Yesterday 09:42 PM
Join Date
01-09-2012
Referrals
1

4 Friends

  1. Larry Gibson Larry Gibson is offline

    Boolit Grand Master

    Larry Gibson
  2. Lizard333 Lizard333 is offline

    Boolit Master

    Lizard333
  3. MOA MOA is offline

    Boolit Master

    MOA
  4. swheeler swheeler is offline

    Boolit Master

    swheeler
Showing Friends 1 to 4 of 4
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
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check