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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:23 PM
    I agree, that's a sad testament to the manufacturing standards of today's hi-tec society ... but too ... we have to be very careful of the glass tube thermometers, they are delicate. I am surprised that mine has lasted for years ... I am a Bull in...
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    Yesterday, 10:16 PM
    What a great page full of 'close-up's' pictures. I love it when folks get so 'into' doing a 'justified' PC coating! A well done, best attempt...I really think it matters. It speaks volumes about that handloaders practices everywhere else in...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:26 PM
    OK...Please let an old'Fart ask a dumb question...ok" What the heck are we doing when we sort by 'RIM_THICKNESS' ? There is definitely a difference in the target results (me is thinking?)...but...what are we to interpret the results... as? What...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:54 AM
    I ran across the idea of 're-profiling' and a die made to do that. ( a bit pricy too ) Have you any knowledge of this? Would it help with what you have discovered? http://www.portercalls.com/neal_waltz_die.htm
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    Yesterday, 10:41 AM
    hahaaa...thanks for the kind words for sure! I guess that I learned early in life from my Grampa James...when I'd get in a hurry to get something done and goof it up, he'd come along and give me a ration of grief over it...saying..."How come...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 04:33 PM
    I have never polished a mold in my life and why should I? Quality molds like my H&G, Saeco, NOE, etc.are already cut to exacting measurements far better than I would acheive with stick in a hand drill. I have no undersized molds and if I wanted one...
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    10-20-2020, 02:10 PM
    I personally, can see no need in firing a projectile that is not as accurate as I can make it, but to each his own. If you don't size then pardon the pun, but you are loading a moving target. In my limited Ransom Rest testing there was NO...
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    10-20-2020, 02:05 PM
    Hickok replied to a thread Message from a brother in Our Chapel
    There are some areas of the Kentucky and West Virginia border where you need to be alert and cautious. A lot of people out of work, coal mines and power plants shut down, and all the trouble that goes with it. God's protection and care for Ronnie...
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  • Hickok's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 01:53 PM
    So sorry for the loss of your dad, may Sagebrush be at peace with the Lord.
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    10-20-2020, 12:59 PM
    Some information straight from Prismatic Powders regarding second coats for lower temp cure powders. "For thicker substrates, which require long bake times a substitute cure schedule of 20 mins at 350F may be used. As always, the cure time...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 12:36 PM
    When I first got into PC a polymer physicist told me that for my bullet coating he estimated that using a hard polyester powder would be the best choice for my needs. Since PC from 2012 I have found he was right, even though he had never coated a...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 11:20 AM
    I used a .243W case that I slowly taper crimped smaller to slip fit the .22lr's OD without scraping the wax from the projectiles... you can see the slight taper crimp in this photo. I started with just the one set screw but had to add...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 10:55 AM
    I found this old Ideal 452423 240 gn. 'Keith' SC HP here on CB's site a number of years ago, think it was about $50 + shipping. It's made many quality HP for me but it'll need your expertise in blending lead for the speed you intend them to impact...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    10-20-2020, 10:41 AM
    I found an old thread in the archive explaining the 'peep & globe' sight system & giving many helpful hints... http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?275458-How-to-use-a-peep-sight/page2 The part I'm wrestling with is keeping focused on...
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    10-19-2020, 10:21 PM
    May your dad rest well...
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  • Dragonheart's Avatar
    10-19-2020, 12:40 PM
    I agree with all those that say secure a lead source first. When you think about I and many others don't think anything at all about loading and shooting 1000 rounds of 45 ACP, but consider 1000 standard round nose 230 grain bullets takes about 33...
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  • Hickok's Avatar
    10-19-2020, 10:38 AM
    Hickok replied to a thread Lighter/Faster Deer Load in Leverguns
    I second that fact. That 200gr RNFN will work. WIN94AE has that carbine shooting pretty good with that reload. Hope he gets a nice buck!
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    10-18-2020, 05:12 PM
    Here is my setup, which has served me well since 2012. Notice the bottom pour design copied from my RCBS Pro-Melt. This will deliver in excess of 200 "Clean"one pound ingots as fast as I can fill the molds.
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    10-18-2020, 04:50 PM
    I powder all my bullets and my favorite mold is an H&G #7. But many bullet choices will group under 1-1/2" at 25 yards out of a Ransom rest and these are some. The NOE #358-128, which is a 9mm version of the classic H&G #68; I have two 4 cavity...
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    10-18-2020, 04:34 PM
    As long as you realize powder paint, like wall paint, has different bases, so unless you have checked out the powder you may be mixing a polyester with an epoxy or any one of the other powder types. If I really want a specific color I go to...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    10-18-2020, 01:05 PM
    First time I ever used this 'globe' type front sight... this is what it looks like, sorta...the camera is a little too close to the rear peep but it's close. Inside the globe at 10 o'clock there's a 2 inch black spot I generally will use for 5...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    10-18-2020, 09:51 AM
    I recently started shooting .22lr again, it is very therapeutic...I agree with 'BAW'. My rifles have been basically pushed back in the back of the safe for 40 years ever since the kids grew up and left home. I had forgotten how much fun one can...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    10-18-2020, 04:32 AM
    OS OK replied to a thread XRF Gripe in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Thank you BNE for your valuable service . . . but . . . Where do we mail the samples?
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  • Hickok's Avatar
    10-16-2020, 10:15 PM
    You got the Bushmaster 16" barrel.
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    10-16-2020, 07:55 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread Hello pewter! in Lead and Lead Alloys
    AW...don't go softie on us and salvage that thing...it was born to be a boollit!
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  • Hickok's Avatar
    10-16-2020, 06:12 PM
    Good to hear. I really like PC'ed boolits. Thankful for learning the "PC process" from the innovators here!
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  • Hickok's Avatar
    10-16-2020, 06:07 PM
    I like the sound of that trade. M70 in 30/06, wonderful!:-D
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    10-16-2020, 05:59 PM
    Big Markdown on 16" barrel.
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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