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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 01:36 PM
    Never cast any with COWW/lead at 50/50. With lino mine run 265 gr fully dressed and with COWW + 2% tin they run 273 gr fully dressed. This is mostly the alloy I use. They drop at .377 - .378. I size at .377 in a Lyman 450 with H&I die. I would...
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    Today, 12:17 PM
    If the rear sight is truly bottomed out (Petrol& Powder's suggestion is a good one) and you can't find a higher front sight you may be able to file down the top of the rear sight and deepen the notch accordingly. A set of jeweler's files are your...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 12:10 PM
    I use the Lyman 375449 which is a FP in my three six bits (M70). Over 36 gr AA5744 it runs 1850 fps and would be just the ticket for what you want for deer or pigs there in Texas. Over 46 gr 4895 with a Dacron filler it runs 2200 fps for a better...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 12:05 PM
    With the Lee 155 or 160 gr .312 cast bullets try H4895. Start at 21 gr and work up to 28 gr (27 gr may be max capacity for some cases).
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 12:01 PM
    Currently tin runs around $15 per pound but it can be had cheaper by finding pewter and solder at yard sales, antique shops, etc. One pound of tin at 2% will do 50 pounds of COWWs. Fifty one pounds of alloy makes a lot of bullets. Even at $15 a...
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    Today, 11:37 AM
    BLACK LABS MATTER!:bigsmyl2:
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Today, 06:57 AM
    I was/am decapping a bunch of 300 AAC BO brass (much is converted 223) and a lot of the primers stuck in the pocket with only the bottom of the primer popping out. What causes this? It is a real pain, have to remove the shell holder and punch...
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    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    Grmps started a thread I canít believe this in Our Town
    I canít believe this!!!!!!! Iím now getting my (recently deceased) fathers mail. In it there was a letter from the hospital he died in, thanking him for choosing them for his health, care and asking him to remember them for any future health...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:58 PM
    Guess you know more about it than the factory techs I talked to.
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:00 PM
    Outpost75 Attachment 212278 -- Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator Most of Lymans alloy recommendation is Lyman #2 90-5-5 Brinell 15 new caster (all casters) need to slug all their...
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:43 PM
    After cleaning the die, LIGHTLY polish the inside with 1000, 1200 grit sandpaper wrapped around a dowel using the above Q-tip test and looking through the die to check progress. and polish where the boolit goes in with a Dremel, some fine...
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    Yesterday, 04:32 PM
    I really like this light I never have to turn a light on when I go into the garage to do laundry or walk up to a work area and can adjust the brightness and many other details about the light Winplus 45” LED Utility Light with Motion Sensor Your...
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    Yesterday, 03:29 PM
    ShooterAZ replied to a thread Ruger Old Army in Muzzleloading.
    Congrats on your "new" ROA. I love mine. My favorite load is 35 grains (by volume) of Goex 3F, with an ox-yoke 45 cal wad and a .457 round ball. Mine was NIB also, but I did buy new nipples from Track of the Wolf. They are #11 nipples, but Remington...
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    Yesterday, 03:00 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Customer service in Reloading Equipment
    pavementends I'm glad they took care of you, Unfortunately, your experience with Lyman has been the exception and not the rule lately. In years long ago Lyman made great products and backed them with an excellent warranty and customer service. I...
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    Yesterday, 02:32 PM
    Two Barrels Welcome to the addiction. As you probably already know, the google search box near the top right of the forum page and are great resources. Minerat's comment in purple denotes sarcasm I have (and most of us) have...
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  • swheeler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:19 PM
    You'll have to excuse the cell phone pictures, they suck but I can't save the pictures from my digital camera.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:25 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Antimony in Lead and Lead Alloys
    As with the others more information on what kind of alloy you want to end up with would be helpful? If you want to end up with Lyman #2 alloy or a BHN of 15 +/- You want to add 1 lb of antimony. That would be 3.4 - 3.5 lbs of your nuggets. You...
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    Yesterday, 12:13 PM
    Phil Sharpe states in his Complete Guide To Handloading published in '37 in describing Hercules 2400 powder; "It was designed particularly for such cartridges as the .22 Hornet, 25-20, etc., and here it is at it's best."
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:16 AM
    try 10grms to 60 mil less than 1 mil solution to 1 # of boolits let the mix sit at least 30 min aggitate the solution with a couple boolits in the container immediately before applying to boolits use 10 ml syringe to extract 10 mills solution...
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 09:59 PM
    $2.99 Goodwill apr 13 oz. ESTANO means TIN -- 97% tin Prepped for smelting and to keep from "walking off"
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 09:58 PM
    It does mean that literally DCP, but it's also a way of saying farewell or a goodbye.
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    01-19-2018, 09:17 PM
    Agreed, with all due respect...the Vaya con Dios part could be left out. That is pretty much saying good bye.
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 07:44 PM
    I have all three, aluminum, iron & brass. All work well for me, but for quality boolits the iron molds from RCBS are hard to beat. Yeah, only 2 cavity, but I'll take quality over quantity every time.
    19 replies | 278 view(s)
  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 07:39 PM
    Cosmic Charlie, it's a good thing that your mold is throwing a tad oversized rather than undersized! Sizing to .358 will be no problem, and when you size you are getting a more consistent boolit. A tip: When you are using a Lee 6 cavity mold it's...
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    01-19-2018, 06:36 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Today's best deals: in Our Town
    RAISE.COM GIFT CARDS $10 OFF $100 purchase You can currently get a $100 CABELLAS gift card for $85.94 & a $25 gift card for $21.51 = $125 worth of gift cards for $107.45 - plus the $10 off $100 purchase menas you get CABELLAS $125 gift cards...
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 03:33 PM
    I will take # 7, A RCBS Powder Checker for progressive press, New in box, $ 10.00 total $17 PM sent
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 03:25 PM
    Do it in your smelting pot, any residue will be flux
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 03:09 PM
    Not 125-130, but the lee 6 CAV C312-155-2R (drops around 150 @ 15 bhn) does some wonderful things over H110 in an AR 300 AAC pistol
    8 replies | 179 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 02:45 PM
    Cosmic_Charlie, welcome to the wonderful world of cast boolits. You would need a custom mold created specifically for the allow you plan to use if you want the boolits to drop at a certain size Different alloys will drop at different sizes and...
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    01-19-2018, 02:13 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Today's best deals: in Our Town
    Midway USA
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 09:51 AM
    I cast outside at temps way below freezing with my Promelt with no issues. There is probably a temp limit, but you'll never see it living in Alabama. Antarctica maybe? I just layer up, and keep my molds heated on a hot plate.
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    01-19-2018, 02:05 AM
    get a punch close to the profile you need. Clean the cavity with solvent and rough the cavity up with sandpaper. lube /oil the tip of the boolit, fill the cavity of the punch with hot melt glue and stick the tip of the boolit in the hot glue. When...
    3 replies | 60 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
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