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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Today, 05:32 PM
    Yeah, the 300WM can be a bit of a booger with cast. The short neck doesn't help things much with long boolits. That's probably one of the biggest reasons I have never attempted to PP with it. The 30-06 is probably better suited for PP IMHO, but I'm...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Today, 02:24 PM
    To clarify things a bit, H4831 is a pretty slow powder, but I don't consider SR4759 or even H4895 as slow powders. And I never said getting 1moa with cast is easy. I said getting to 1900fps with good accuracy is easy. I hope that helps.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Today, 12:57 PM
    Thanks RB. Back many moons I had a uncle that was a retired engineer of a chigago manufacturer. He moved to Vermont and went into the antique business of furniture and oil lamps that he electrified. He had a studio and shop set up in the basement....
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  • MOA's Avatar
    Today, 08:33 AM
    Had my dads old 1950's 22lr he gave me years ago still in the closet, along with a 410 from Mossberg that hadn't been touched since we got them years ago. Was going through the closet re-oiling things to be sure rust was not starting to take over...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread I am addicted..... in Our Town
    I don't feel so bad after reading all these. The way I see it, they aren't eating anything but space, sooner or later, I'll get to them, or I won't. They aren't likely to lose value. Some I shoot quite a bit. Some not so much I do have a...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:43 PM
    I'll add that it's quite easy to get to 1900fps with very good accuracy without paper-patching, even in a 1/10 twist barrel. I have a 300WM load that gets 1900fps with the Lee C309-170F bullet and 5744 powder, that will shoot MOA at 100 yds. The PP...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:58 PM
    Thanks for the report. I haven't PP for the 300 Win Mag (yet), but if I were to I'd probably be looking at even slower burning powders. That's where I got the best velocity with very good accuracy in the 30-06. I'd think that IMR7828, W785, H450 or...
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    03-19-2019, 11:29 PM
    Greg, I can rust blue that scope base for you :razz:
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 08:04 PM
    Az and a full week of shooting! Yes! However, March is spring break time and family is first. I just arrived home from a day of skiing with my son. I am happy for all the years I spent shooting winters in AZ. I need to take a few years break. I...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 08:06 AM
    Not hard to tell the difference between real pewter and zinc, completely different look, feel and especially sound when you tap it with a piece of metal. It also melts easily which zinc does not.
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    03-18-2019, 06:18 AM
    Some nice ones there!
    15 replies | 385 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 11:34 PM
    I have a few black metal ones that came with the older model. ...the kind of cap that fit around the top and outside. I made Walnut caps and don't need them. PM me and I will gift you one if you want it.
    8 replies | 162 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 04:47 PM
    Yes, you are right about the ML, no coaching there. Which is a bit of irony in that shooting in an ML match the rifleman has to stand back up, then looking away from the changing conditions to load for a few minutes and then getting back down into...
    43 replies | 811 view(s)
  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 01:16 PM
    Yes, if you want to win, we instinctively know it is only to our advantage to find the very best partner we can find to shoot with. Great riflemen find great riflemen to work with. As we know,:smile: that is why working alone is such a big...
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 01:02 PM
    I would point out a few of my observations. You write:Although it might make the sport harder to get into for someone not experienced with wind reading. I agree, which is why I would suggest only making Expert and Master class in BPTR a NO...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 09:32 AM
    I knew I shouldn't have opened this, now I'm gonna have to fight the urge to buy a new rifles all day. The .358 is the perfect white tail hunting cartridge for those of us who cast. I'm really liking what I see of those Ruger Americans too,...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 12:19 AM
    I'd have to say .270. Never had a desire for one. Then a Sears Model 50 (FN Mauser action) followed me home as part of a trade deal. I figured why not? The .270 was the only centerfre rifle ammo that never ran out in our Wal Mart during the...
    69 replies | 1644 view(s)
  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    03-16-2019, 02:38 PM
    Accurate Molds may have one listed. If not, he can make it to your exact specifications. http://www.accuratemolds.com/catalog.php
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    03-16-2019, 11:19 AM
    Glad you're OK. Been casting a long time, had a few minor mishaps over the years but never anything serious (knock on wood). It certainly pays to be careful.
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    03-16-2019, 10:37 AM
    The fact that NRA Creedmoor is a team event is why I have taken a break from mid and LR events the last few years. Odd that most all other target rifle sports to include youth 22rf, the competitor relies on themselves only, and to be coached would...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    03-16-2019, 09:27 AM
    Another vote for a Rockchucker or similar. It's what I started on and what I still mostly use. Go to a good gun show, was at the Chisolm Trail show in Wichita about a week ago, quite a few great old single stage presses with lots of life in them...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    03-16-2019, 08:39 AM
    If you can, take and post a video for those of us who can't make it. I'd like to see it.
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    03-15-2019, 08:08 PM
    I hate to sound like a know it all but I doubt if more than a very few shooters can tell what twist they are using (likely none) and fewer among the top ten longrange BPCR riflemen in the country would place any differently using an 18T, 17T or 16T...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    03-15-2019, 06:48 PM
    Is that the original stock on that 1907? Has a lot nicer figure in it than they usually do. You owe it to yourself to shoot it before you let it go, they are neat rifles.
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    03-15-2019, 03:45 PM
    For fun I tried the third one offered. I used a 45 cal BPCR bullet I had made up about 2004 and entered the data as close as the fields would allow. I think I did it right. http://www.geoffrey-kolbe.com/images/151038.png I don't think the graph...
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    03-14-2019, 05:34 PM
    Kinda what I thought - over bearing.
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    03-13-2019, 09:49 PM
    It would be interesting to read both his and your emails in that conversation.
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    03-13-2019, 07:18 PM
    Sorry, I just started reading this and got to the second post and replied. I should have completed reading the whole thread.
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    03-13-2019, 07:16 PM
    Actually all Springfield 45-70's were 1 in 22 inch twist and even the long 535 gr Postell hits head on at 1000 yards in good to moderate conditions.
    43 replies | 811 view(s)
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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