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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 07:45 PM
    What lube? You might WQ the bullets immediately after cutting the sprue to harden them. Also suggest H4895 powder starting at 25 gr and work up to 29 gr. Use a Dacron filler. Also NS the cases.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 07:39 PM
    Thanks for the second set of pictures, easy to see the skidding. Obviously as you surmised and others have said the BHN 9 alloy is too soft. The WQ'd COWWs should be around 18 BHN so that is correctly understood now. Again, thanks for the...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 07:15 PM
    Well done. What alloy? What load?
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 06:40 PM
    Interesting information. Two of my M91s are Loewes and three are DWMs. The M91 Rifle and M1909 are both in very good to excellent conditions with perfect bores....both are great cast bullet shooters also. The other three were commercial...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Today, 06:17 PM
    Bump to the top of the page.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 05:16 PM
    Nice try vzerone........I wondered if you were still close behind me......notice the messed up sentence; "That's Lewis machine Tolls who been around for a long time....remember Lewis Machine Guns?" "Lewis machine Tolls".........wasn't inferring...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 01:35 PM
    I guess you could say I was raised on ARs since I shot my 1st one back in '65 at Fort Ord. In SEA we (173 ABN Bde) had the same problems with them as did everyone else.......We had XM16s, M16s and even a few "green guns (XM16s with green stocks). ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:27 AM
    A sound box with baffles (e.g. the tires) works in a different way than does a suppressor. The sound box captures the noise from the muzzle blast and attenuates it. The suppressor on the other hand captures the escaping gas at the muzzle and...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:06 AM
    Not every cavalryman at the Battle at LBH died. Those that did didn't die because of the M1873 Carbine.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:04 AM
    The 12" twist will stabilize a 311299 down to 800 - 850 fps. Not only computed via the Miller Formula but have been there and done that. The 12" twist is an excellent choice for a factory built cast bullet rifle. It will also stabilize jacketed at...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:56 PM
    I've never found any COWWs that measured 18 BHN either unless they were WQ'd(?). Also can you explain to me what you perceive as "skidding" on either bullet? Also, your alloy of straight COWW has little tin if any in it. What you see as...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:17 PM
    That is a very old myth on a possible cause of SEE. It has been disproven.
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    11-16-2017, 06:46 PM
    ShooterAZ replied to a thread Casting for 30-06? in Cast Boolits
    It is a very forgiving cartridge to load for. The neck is long enough to not have to seat gas checks below the neck. My experience is that the best accuracy with a 1/10 twist will be between 1800-1950 fps with standard lubed boolits. My favorite...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-16-2017, 10:25 AM
    5 gr is a good start load under the 200 gr RF bullet. Should run 800+ fps out of your Ruger. Work up to 6.2 gr. For better Cowboy SASS loads you might consider using the 45 Schofield case or even better; the 45 Cowboy American case. Both are...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-15-2017, 01:17 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Chrono help in Cast Boolits
    Ok, if the errent readings also occurred outside I'd suspect something is wrong with the crono and would send it to maker for repair or replacement.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-15-2017, 10:52 AM
    Yes, with all the "muck" sometimes I do have to put my chest waders on instead of my dancing boots.......:groner: :drinks:
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-15-2017, 10:39 AM
    "An interesting note on the Argie Ammo. Had a warning in Spanish not to shoot in 91's." That was because the M1909's sights were regulated to the new lighter weight spritzer bullet at higher velocity. The M91's sights are regulated to the...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-15-2017, 10:23 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Chrono help in Cast Boolits
    Again, when you set it up how far from the muzzle is the start screen? Your errant readings in 1st post sound like muzzle blast interference.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-15-2017, 10:20 AM
    I certainly agree with that and "dance" with many just as they came to the party. What I also don't understand and also find interesting agreeing with forrest r's last question ("What I do find interesting is why more casters aren't ordering...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-15-2017, 09:57 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread velocity in Hunting with CB's
    Velocity for what kind of hunting....after all this is the "Hunting" forum...........:killingpc :kidding: of course...........what intrigues me is the magazine never goes empty.......must be Hollywood velocity...........
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-14-2017, 05:00 PM
    Single shot shotguns are the best bet. Other action types often prevent the gauge being placed over the chamber in the correct place.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-14-2017, 03:35 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Chrono help in Cast Boolits
    Also, when you set it up how far from the muzzle is the start scree? Your errant readings in 1st post sound like muzzle blast interference.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-14-2017, 02:02 PM
    Tom and Varsity are indeed correct. The HB is referred to as a "dish" in the ordnance drawings/description and is there to regulate the weight while keeping the external dimensions of the bullet constant. It never was intended to expand as was the...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-14-2017, 01:49 PM
    Yes, WQing the bullets does allow them to withstand acceleration better. However, since the loads I use allow excellent hunting accuracy for the first 5 - 8 shots out of a clean barrel are mostly used for deer and elk I prefer the better (mostly...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-14-2017, 10:20 AM
    Way to fast for that PB cast bullet. Slow them down to 1200 +/- fps and they shoul do well. If you want faster than like 2000 fps then a GC'd bullet is best to use.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-14-2017, 09:36 AM
    Definately make #2 alloy with the linotype. It will do very well in your cartridges. Also if the moulds you have were cut for #2 or WWs then they are cast9way over size with the lino. I suspect oversize bullets is why they are hard to size.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-13-2017, 09:56 PM
    vzerone My last post to on this thread regards your incessant garbage attempting to disprove something with such garbage which you can not prove with facts. Your actions continually ruin many a thread. "So tell me what does the full target...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-13-2017, 09:28 PM
    For those CBA members the Fouling Shot article is "The Need for a Perfect Crown is a Myth" - John Alexander, Fouling Shot Jul-Aug 2014. I'll have to check and see if I can repost it here.
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    11-13-2017, 09:20 PM
    So...what category are we to place Vortex optics? I bought my first one a several months ago, and am pretty darn impressed with the it...I know they offer different grades, but I bought one of their higher end models and would put it up against...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-13-2017, 07:50 PM
    The story continues to change on your uncle/cousin/whatever......he said on another forum the bullet was a 118 gr......? He also told me he was never in the service.....? I never said the photo you posted again was "photo shopped".....you...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-13-2017, 07:42 PM
    brewer12345 That 11" twist just may give you more of an edge than you think, especially if you're considering a 311299/314299 cast bullet. You should get to 2200 fps with suitable hunting accuracy. Have to see where the remaining velocity hits...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-13-2017, 06:35 PM
    vzerone Then there should be nothing stopping you from grabbing a 10" twist 30 caliber rifle, conducting accuracy tests using 10 shot groups at 100, 200 and 300 yards with a cast bullet at 3000 fps to prove me wrong, is there? Oh, and try not...
    34 replies | 952 view(s)
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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
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