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    Today, 02:53 AM
    ................I would really advise you to slug your bore first. Lyman, RCBS, or Saeco might meet your needs but if a 'fatter' size is needed you're most likely going to have to go to NOE or Accurate. Quite a lot of work was done with the 6.5x55...
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    11-22-2017, 09:36 AM
    If you are serious about wanting to make accurate ammo that might shoot close to the rifles ability, the first thing I would do is buy a mold and cast. Get the cost down low. I assume you cast bullets? Here is why. IF every bullet you shoot,...
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    11-20-2017, 04:00 AM
    ...............The above photo is 60 rounds of 577-450 for my MkIV Martini-Henry. The MkIV has a .472" groove. In the above photo are the rounds I'd use in our ranges' monthly 200 meter "Fun" silhuette matches. The slugs are the Lee 458-405F as cast...
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    11-20-2017, 01:59 AM
    Depending on the powder brand, compression and a die to do it is helpful. Some of the better powders shoot well uncompressed and a die is not needed. Don't try to save money - a few bucks will get you exactly what you need. here is a link to a...
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    11-19-2017, 03:11 AM
    ..............Well heck. Sometimes it is only dumb luck or a couple of your pals are in the right place at the right time :-) My neighbor Ralf, likes to shoot (like me) and he reloads (like me) but he doesn't cast (unlike me :-)) He is a job...
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    11-18-2017, 10:19 PM
    Buckshot replied to a thread Plain Base .58's? in Muzzleloading.
    Good Cheer, the above photo was taken to show a rather obvious lube preference my 2 Band has, but that Challenger slug is about the longest I have to measure. It is 1.145" long. The NEI 500gr Target slug (solid base) is 1.010" long. The Lyman 575611...
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    11-18-2017, 02:59 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread Plain Base .58's? in Muzzleloading.
    .............I have the above Parker-Hale P58 2 Band Naval pattern Enfield, and it it exceedingly accurate. I has 5 lands and grooves. The bore is .580" and the grooves are 'Progressive Depth' being much deeper at the breech then at the muzzle. ...
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    11-18-2017, 01:32 AM
    ..............Tough to get even a blunt 200gr RN to seat short enough to feed in the Rossi M92 357 with any kind of load at all. I HAVE shot nice groups with stout velocities for the 200 gr slugs, but the OAL's were like 1.685". I do have load data...
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    11-17-2017, 05:45 PM
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/images/attach/jpg.gif http://castboolits.gunloads.com/images/attach/jpg.gif Sometimes the things we own can do double duty. I have a charcoal smoker that works as a wind screen by using the middle section over...
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    11-17-2017, 12:27 PM
    Being old and senile, my memory isn't what it used to be, but, arn't you the man that built a wooden rolling loading bench a year or three ago? Posted pic's of it here? It looked like it did the job and couple be moved in and out of the way as...
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    11-17-2017, 11:59 AM
    David, I am a long time member from 1983 but let the last few years pass with out membership. I can not get on the forum with Firefox anymore since they changed their host. I am not able to navigate all the computer tech to deal with it so I...
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    11-16-2017, 09:18 PM
    As you learn more, please post and I will follow along too. I stopped indoor work (machine shop) last spring to take care of outdoor projects but now snow season is back, I need to finish my barrel and action wrench-tools and then I will be...
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    11-16-2017, 10:09 AM
    This post got my interest. I am thinking about this too. I also have a South Bend 9A and 54" bed. Not the best gunsmith lathe but it is the one I own and there are no new lathes in my future. I need to learn and adapt. Mr. Wonderwolf, are you...
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    11-15-2017, 05:58 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Show us your nice rides in Our Town
    I had a 59 rag top with red leather back in 1969, cost me 400 bucks, drove it for one summer, got rid of it cause I could not keep second gear in the tranny. Boy, wish I had kept it now huh. I know what you mean about previous owners not taking care...
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    11-15-2017, 05:53 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Show us your nice rides in Our Town
    This is my 1994 Ford F-350 5.8L square body 4x4. Hard to find a four door with a full eight foot bed in it these days. Lots of new parts and maint needed from all those who owned it before and did not bother to take care of it as required. But it is...
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    11-15-2017, 04:48 PM
    MOA replied to a thread My 1st 45-70 loads in Cast Boolits
    :bigsmyl2:
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    11-13-2017, 08:40 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Mechanic overalls in Our Town
    Coveralls are so "OUT" in the fashion world of the recently retired. Overall's are the new "IN" with the kick back and relax crowd. Here are some of the fall fashion's for 2017.
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    11-12-2017, 07:58 PM
    Chill Wills replied to a thread 50-70 loads in Single Shot Guns
    Our old friend Pachyderm powder is a reduced load all by itself. :grin: It was good powder but low energy. I still have some too. I like it for some things.
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    11-11-2017, 02:41 PM
    I use my .412 for my 450/400 3" Nitro Express Ruger No. 1, except mine is the one Lyman cuts for the Win 405.
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    11-10-2017, 08:33 PM
    Chill Wills replied to a thread 50-70 loads in Single Shot Guns
    Shh, you will incur the wrath of the keyboard experts. Factory and arsenal both produced reduced loose powder rounds in untold amounts. But, do we really want to go here? I guess I just did. [smilie=1:
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    11-10-2017, 08:17 PM
    Chill Wills replied to a thread 50-70 loads in Single Shot Guns
    That long jump may not be the best accuracy wise but will work and may be accurate enough for getting started. I agree, it looks like a very long free bore and not a Govt chamber, assuming the bullet is full diameter. Maybe you could try seeing...
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    11-10-2017, 03:33 PM
    Chill Wills replied to a thread 50-70 loads in Single Shot Guns
    I think it will get you started too. Are you using a reduced load because you do not want to deal with the recoil?
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    11-08-2017, 01:04 AM
    ..............Several years ago a pal advised me that DGW had some MLer SC moulds they were clearing out. I checked it out and there were several variations, mainly 58 cal 'Minie' type. I ordered 6 different weights. Four of them were massive FN...
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    11-07-2017, 05:54 PM
    Too funny, thanks a bunch. Made me laugh a good one, just what I needed today. lol :drinks:
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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