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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:53 AM
    My suggestion for best accuracy and uniformity is to use the Dacron filler, especially if shooting past 50 yards. However, if not using the filler then start at 29 gr with either powder and work up to 34 gr or until accuracy really goes south which...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:48 AM
    That is Lyman #2 alloy and at 1700 fps it is too hard. For that velocity better place to start is with a 95/2.5/2.5 alloy. Better yet would be a 16 to 1 alloy(lead to tin).
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    Today, 10:35 AM
    I certainly don't have any problem with using a properly loaded 7x57 to hunt elk with. With proper bullet placement it will effectively kill elk. Having killed over 30 elk with numerous firearms from the 223 Remington up through the level 4...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:50 PM
    The 375 H7H will suit your needs a lot better than the 416 Rigby, especially with cast bullets. Use a 12" twist in it.
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    Yesterday, 10:48 PM
    Only your carbine knows.........
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    As mentioned; add 2% tin to the COWs before mixing with lead and air cool them.....don't water quench. A better alloy for the load you are using would be 20 to1 or 30 to 1 lead to tin w/o any antimony.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
    taco650, The caliber is 12,7x44R Roughly similar to our 50-70 Gov't of 1866. The 50-70 Gov't is the parent case for the swede cartridge.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    04-22-2018, 02:54 PM
    In my M70 three six bits with a 12" twist I also use the Lyman 357449. Cast of COWWs + 2% tin and then WQ'd I push it at 2300 fps for heavy practice rounds. It will hold 2 moa or less. A pleasant load at 2150 fps is a lot of fun. For hunting I...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    04-21-2018, 09:33 PM
    Worked on finding a boolit to chamber in my Swede rolling block. I am working with the Lyman Plains boolit, as cast fit the case mouth perfect, hope it will be a shooter, but still to early to tell, it has passed the first test though, it will...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    04-21-2018, 09:25 PM
    I've been trying different 50 caliber moulds to get one to chamber in my swede rolling block for about a month, neither of the Lee 515 moulds would chamber, so the hunt went on. Today the Lyman mould arrived, it is the 395 gr plains boolit made for...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    04-21-2018, 11:58 AM
    I just use a very light coat of thinned LLA for wadcutters and haven't looked back. No leading ever, and very, very accurate. Not bashing powder coating, but it's just not necessary for super accurate WC loads. As mentioned above, fit is VERY...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    04-21-2018, 11:23 AM
    My suggestion would be as you already said, load without the FCD and use a standard roll crimp die to only remove any belling of the case mouth. Wadcutters don't need a heavy crimp, ever try to pull a boolit from one?
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    04-20-2018, 09:04 PM
    ShooterAZ replied to a thread Instant hair removal in Our Town
    When I very first started casting I was most unfortunate to experience "instant hair removal". I had a 20 lb Lee pot nicely warmed up and threw in a hunk of parrafin wax to flux with. I was innocently stirring it with my head a tad too close and...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    04-20-2018, 08:46 PM
    I use Lino to harden 1/3/96 (from isotope cores) specifically for my rifle boolits. I like to have a little harder alloy for these, BHN >15. The 1/3/96 is very good for pistol boolits such as 38 Special or 45ACP, as it's pretty close to WW in...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    04-20-2018, 01:56 PM
    With the 314299s in my M91s and M1909 I use 28.5 gr 4895 with a Dacron filler. I size .314, use 2500+ lube and use Hornady GCs.
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    04-19-2018, 01:20 PM
    I have shot the Lee C430-310 out of mine with W296, so you should be OK with the RCBS boolit and H110. I wouldn't start at max though, and be sure to have a good grip on it!
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    04-19-2018, 11:58 AM
    I have used a hatchet and an axe to cut up thicker sheet lead. Put it on a splitting stump. For 1/4" or thinner, the score with utility knife, fold and break method mentioned above works pretty well.
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    04-19-2018, 09:51 AM
    Some of my older reloading manuals list loads for "Ruger and T/C Only". This was before the Encore was developed. Having said that, the advice to not start with max loads, and work up is still good a good rule of thumb.
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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
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check