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  • MOA's Avatar
    Today, 01:42 PM
    Here is some wonder lube for muzzle loaders pan lubing my 50 cal plains boolits for my Swede roller befor loading into my cut down 50 Alaskan cases loaded with 55 grains of RS Select over a hard card. Easy-peaze.
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Today, 10:33 AM
    ShooterAZ replied to a thread Lead smear on block in Cast Boolits
    If it is a lead smear, I heat up the mold to temp and then scrape the spot with the sharp edge of a boolit base. Comes right off.
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Today, 10:32 AM
    I used a small carriage bolt to "flare" it just a little bit. Slight tap with a mallet and they fit better.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:54 PM
    Sounds like your having fun anyways, that's 90 percent of the idea huh. Tru these straight walled cases should not be growing much if any at all so your good to go without the extra expense, me, always looking for an excuse to add to my reloading...
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    Yesterday, 10:36 AM
    Nice job there Chev. I noticed at 65 I was bruising up quite a bit more than at 55 even though im not on any thinners. Just amazing how one can lose the density in the layering of skin tissue. One of these days im sure I'll be shooting everything...
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    Yesterday, 09:09 AM
    Wolf, I know what you mean re the pipe cutter it is a real pita, but I got a dremel tool for xmas, just a small one the 100 or 200 series, not real expensive and then somewhere i saw someone had it set up on a vertical press which I though wow, I...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-19-2018, 07:55 PM
    No doubt as a lot of cast bullets were used by military shooters. Earliest I read of Ideal's (the mould company name) #1 alloy was in Lt. Townsend Whelen's book Suggestions To Military Riflemen (1909) originally published in 1909.
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    05-19-2018, 07:45 PM
    Back in my younger days in Oregon I ran security for a couple "establishments" numerous times when they had big name live music or "adult" entertainment. Worst was when they had the Chippendales or the Aussie knock off group......I could tell some...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-19-2018, 07:31 PM
    The 358W can give feeding problems in the SR Mauser actions (M93 - M95) as they do not have the correct case taper, same as the .308W. I had a heck of a time getting my Oviedo M93 to reliably feed .308Ws if 3 or more rounds were in the magazine. ...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    05-19-2018, 05:10 PM
    I'll take two bags of 50 winchester new 7.62x39 brass $15 each bag PM following.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    05-19-2018, 04:34 PM
    Wolfer, here is an update on my trimming activities. The Longer Foster trimmer showed up today, along with a #8 collet and a .505 pilot. Of course had to deal with mounting it so it could be used properly so I had a 5x18x3/4 piece of MDF from the...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-18-2018, 12:58 PM
    JonB Obviously you've not spent much time in drinking establishments........"86" means thrown out, removed or barred from such......no % mentioned by the OP....lol.
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    05-17-2018, 06:30 PM
    I'd run a couple of hundred jacketed bullets through it, that should smooth it out. You should be fine with cast after that.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    05-17-2018, 06:21 PM
    Wolfer, I didn't buy dies for my 8x58Rd either, I did fire form my hungarian brass neck size and had Lee make me a custom factory crimp so I can add a little neck tension without squeezing the you know what out of the boolit. My boolits out of the...
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    05-17-2018, 03:41 PM
    Thanks Nut, I hadn't thought of that happening, well we'll see if that end up being the area of where a fit starts to occur, if so, then I'll decide if I just have them both reamed out to fifty seventy and be done with it, or maybe just have it...
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  • MOA's Avatar
    05-17-2018, 03:05 PM
    Wolfer, glad they are chambering. Mine shortened to 1.7255 still would not chamber. I just ordered another Foster trimmer to deal with my longer than standard cases so when it gets here I'll start the cut down on one 50 Alaskan case to see how short...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    05-17-2018, 10:38 AM
    I'd be tempted to use a dab of epoxy...but that's just me.
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    05-17-2018, 10:32 AM
    ShooterAZ replied to a thread How do you cook bacon? in Our Town
    I cook it in my Traeger pellet smoker (basically an oven that smokes). I put it on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and smoke with hickory or apple pellets. Yum.....
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    05-17-2018, 09:48 AM
    Here is another site that carries a lot of Winchester parts. They are good folks to deal with too. http://homesteadparts.com/shopcart/Winchester_1906.htm
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-17-2018, 08:58 AM
    In most circumstance with commercial 30 caliber rifles.....no. In 14" twist barrels reasonable accuracy can be had at 2500 fps that alloy if cast and loaded correctly. Otherwise a harder alloy is needed for best accuracy. With a...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-17-2018, 08:49 AM
    If you can get the tin then my suggestion for the alloy you have to make 94/3/3 alloy remains. Next purchase get the Lyman #2 alloy and lead. Then just mix the #2 with 40% lead for the 94/3/3 alloy and you won't need any additional tin. That...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-16-2018, 10:41 AM
    "The original 55 gr ball ammunition in the 5.56 was slightly unstable in 1/12 twist, and... a little known fact, was that the lead core was melted by the hot powder gas when the bullet exited the muzzle." Gotta say I've never heard that one...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-16-2018, 10:37 AM
    I use WLRs most often.
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    05-16-2018, 10:33 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Cast Bullet BC's in Cast Boolits
    Artful Thanks
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-16-2018, 10:26 AM
    As a suggestion I'd add 50% lead to that and then 2% tin for a 94/3/3 alloy. What mould/bullet are you casting for it now?
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    05-15-2018, 07:39 PM
    I would be interested in a six (or maybe eight) cavity version of this boolit. It is a great plinker in all my 30 cal rifles. I would actually prefer the TL grooves though.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-14-2018, 08:58 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Cast Bullet BC's in Cast Boolits
    What I'm really asking for is how the Lee listed BCs were determined, by computer or by actual tests?
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-14-2018, 05:30 PM
    Years ago I would buy 1,000 bullets unsized/unlubed from a commercial cast in Oregon (Liberty Bullets). They were 8mm 160 gr PB'd bullets. I sized at .325 and lubed them with Javelina and loaded them over 6.5 gr Bullseye in cases formed from '06...
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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