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    Yesterday, 10:33 AM
    Well I put the last coat of tung oil on it yesterday and this morning it got the final rub down and the reassembly began. Since this had no studs or swivels when I got it, (it had the holes, but no hardware) I decided it should get a new set along...
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    03-23-2019, 11:34 AM
    MOA replied to a thread Lyman 450 de-lube in Special Projects
    I have to agree uscra, I see my equipment as a investment. My time and money is hard to come by cheaply., and I hate spending my money twice for the same thing.
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    03-23-2019, 09:49 AM
    Not to hijack the thread, but this interests me very much. Normally for deer hunting, I use 50/50 COWW to pure or range salvage and 2% tin and shoot at 1800-2000 FPS, but have been wondering lately if I could use a softer alloy (I was thinking 20...
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    03-22-2019, 08:59 PM
    So how can they tell if it will "mushroom" looking at an unfired round? This is getting sillier all the time. Load your Whelen with a cast, flat point bullet. Shoot them at 1880+ FPS, they will expand nicely. You are talking about a rifle that...
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    03-22-2019, 06:50 PM
    This. That "hard cast" name is so stupid. Cast expand just fine, and you don't need 2300 FPS to do it. Anything .30 caliber or bigger moving 1800 FPS as long as it's reasonably heavy for caliber and has a flat nose is gonna put Bambi down...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    03-22-2019, 11:14 AM
    If you put a piece of electrical tape over the cartouche, it will not raise it. I have done a lot of Garand stocks using this method, it works really well.
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    03-22-2019, 07:21 AM
    A complete and original Krag is on my bucket list for someday. Congrats on a nice rifle.
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    03-22-2019, 07:12 AM
    Yes, there are. Easy to forget it some days, but most folks out there are alright.
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    03-22-2019, 05:32 AM
    A change to .300 Win Mag will require more than a barrel change, bolt face and magazine will have to be different to feed that bigger case head. You'd be better off settling on one and spending the money and time of swapping barrels on more ammo...
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    03-22-2019, 03:30 AM
    I had forgotten about linspeed as a finish. I just added a jar of it to my amazon order last night. Always nice to have another good oil finish product handy. You are so right Wolfer, the touch-up aspect of the chosen finish is always something to...
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    03-21-2019, 07:51 PM
    Single shot 22 at YMCA summer camp, and I was 8.
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    03-21-2019, 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
    03-21-2019, 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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    03-21-2019, 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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    03-21-2019, 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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    03-20-2019, 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
    03-20-2019, 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
    03-20-2019, 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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BSBA Flagstaff, AZ
Handloader since 1977
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Mobile, Alabama, formally from Arizona Territory.
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Semi-retired now. Manager for Academy out of Houston Texas in the 80's. Az real estate in the 90'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