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    Yesterday, 05:37 PM
    ShooterAZ replied to a thread Old WW in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Welcome to Cast Boolits. I'll usually add some tin (1-2%) to straight WW for pistol alloy. For rifles, I will sometimes mix 75% WW to 25% lino for a harder alloy.
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:32 AM
    That has NOT been my experience at all. I have a 1990 Rem 700 Classic 35 Whelen, 16 Twist. It certainly does well with 250gr jacketed bullets and LBT 280gr cast. I found it accurate and easy to load for pushing bullets easy in the high teens...
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    06-25-2019, 10:41 PM
    I'm not sure that 15-18 grains of FFFg under a wheat filler in a 45 Colt is much of a problem but I have no data to back that up either. To each their own. Standing next to that at the public range or standing next to some Bubba and his...
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  • Chill Wills's Avatar
    06-25-2019, 10:31 PM
    Here are Lyman pages for the 44 Round ball and of course a 45 C&B is not a 45 Cartridge and not a 255gr bullet. Good info non the less.
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  • MOA's Avatar
    06-25-2019, 04:47 PM
    MOA replied to a thread Boolit machinz in Casting Equipment
    Welcome aboard 1YLDKAT. You'll find lots of help here on the site for almost whatever your doing in the casting or reloading fields. Sounds like you have the sense of humor one requires in this line of addiction. Its hard to go wrong with...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    06-25-2019, 10:33 AM
    I use the Forster 1/8" HP tool with my Forster trimmer. It's a little bit tedious, but it works pretty well. I looked on Midway for the link and couldn't find it. You can order it direct from Forster. ...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    06-23-2019, 10:43 AM
    Just keep it away from Jet Li... LOL.:kidding:
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  • MOA's Avatar
    06-23-2019, 08:00 AM
    A Handy in 30-30, to use as a donor action for a new barrel chambered in 32-40 Remington Hepburn, and a nice made in Belgium 12 ga SxS with 30 inch bbl and glass muzzle and center beads.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-22-2019, 02:30 PM
    Suicide is an awfully selfish thing to do, and doing it in public where strangers witness it is even more so. The regular outdoor public ranges I go to now and then don't ever seem to attract real weirdos, at least they haven't when I've been...
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    06-22-2019, 01:50 PM
    Some pics of the press. I have it sitting outside with a few paper towels soaked in Evaporust wrapped around the exposed portion of the ram and more poured down inside the body of the press where the ram moves through. Hoping I can get as much off...
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    06-22-2019, 01:24 PM
    Wow! There are actually two around here, one of which is run by a retired LEO and is generally a pretty well-run place, he's a good guy and runs a good business, just not my kindof place. The other is in a nearby town and had kind of a...
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    06-22-2019, 11:07 AM
    The 311284 is awesome, it truly is. But it's a lot of bullet for punching holes in paper with at 100 yards. The 311291 is a very good, general purpose .30 caliber. If you want to hunt, something with a flat nose would be best, like the Ranchdog,...
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    06-22-2019, 05:28 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Stray Dogs in Our Town
    We moved out in the sticks a few years ago, and I expected this to be a problem and it hasn't been yet. Only stray so far was a big friendly tom cat who hung around a couple of years, one of the best cats I ever knew. He came and went as he...
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    06-21-2019, 06:02 PM
    Well, had to go over to renew the tags and since the shop was just down the street, figured I'd go in and try to negotiate a deal on this press. When I found it again, the sign hung in that particular stall said everything 25% off, so I didn't even...
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    06-21-2019, 08:23 AM
    Did a lot of squirrel hunting as a kid. Didn't have the patience then to sit and wait, that's one of the few things that you actually get better with as you age. Walking around the woods is fun, but if you're after squirrels, it's a whole lot...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-21-2019, 02:31 AM
    I have to wonder what people are doing to get that kind of leading. I never get any serious leading and just about all I shoot is cast. Size and lube appropriately and don't get stupid with velocity = no leading. Vinegar? Ammonia? Spinning a...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    06-20-2019, 08:29 PM
    OK. I'll try various stick rifle powders and see where it works best. I need to cast some more bullets for this rifle and get the time to systematically test this.
    15 replies | 382 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