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    11-10-2018, 02:49 PM
    fecmech replied to a thread Cast at 1360 fps. in Cast Boolits
    Your load is certainly safe at 22 grs and if it shoots well why pull them? A little bit of lead isn't going to hurt anything. If you have some left to load get some Lee liquid alox and put a light coat on them before you load. The only way I'd...
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    11-03-2018, 03:04 PM
    fecmech replied to a thread New maker Rossi '92 in Leverguns
    Simple fix for that. Go to Ace Hardware and get a spring of the same size as the ejector spring but half the wire diameter. The empties will drop about 2-3 ft to your right. It will also make the action feel much smoother.
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    11-01-2018, 08:14 PM
    When I had my Winchester 94AE it would shoot the 358429 into about 3-4 moa@100yds at 1650 fps. When our range went to 200 yds I could ring my 12" gong every time off the bench so the accuracy seemed to hold at longer ranges. I used max loads of 296...
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    10-30-2018, 11:28 AM
    fecmech replied to a thread 100 yard accuracy in Rimfire Area
    You're doing just fine! Standard .22 rifles and std velocity ammo IME is around 2-3" @100 yds. There is a lot working against you as opposed to your .222 or .243 varmit gun. With the .22 rimfire first you have the ammo quality, the long barrel time...
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    10-29-2018, 05:27 PM
    WSF tracks Herco exactly for velocity in the .38,.357. I think of it as a fine grained slightly slow Unique.
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    10-29-2018, 10:56 AM
    It really comes down to what you're trying to accomplish. If you want velocity and performance use the #9. If it's light target loads use some thing faster like 231 or Bullseye. It may not be "efficient" but slow powders like AA9,296, 2400 will...
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    10-29-2018, 10:46 AM
    When I started casting in 1970 I ordered two 4 cavity molds, a wadcutter and 358429. I've shot literally thousands of 358429 over the years in various .38's and .357's. It is a very accurate bullet over max charges of 2400 and 296/H110 and what I...
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    10-22-2018, 07:41 PM
    How much a powder fills a case is immaterial to me. I use a lot of Bullseye and accuracy is always been my primary concern. I use it in .38 and .357 cases in the 4 gr range with 130,120 and 158 gr bullets with accuracy in the revolvers in the...
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    10-19-2018, 08:00 PM
    fecmech replied to a thread Computer forum in Our Town
    I have found this forum to be very helpful when asking computer questions. Members have been very friendly and helpful to me. As a previous poster mentioned Google can be helpful with many problems also.
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    10-17-2018, 08:53 PM
    I'd say that would put them in the 15-18 BHN range, somewhere between Lyman #2 and lino. I can see why the tapered case is not a problem for you.
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    10-17-2018, 04:26 PM
    Two other posters in this thread mentioned expanders, IMO in the 9mm they are critical due to the tapered case! I have always used Lyman "M" dies in all my loading, just what I happened to start out with. Evidently the NOE are similar. When I...
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Retired A&P mechanic
Buffalo NY area
Just about anything to do with guns!
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"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
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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