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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 12:52 PM
    Unbelievable......just personal attacks...... Are the last posts by runfiverun and vzerone okay under the T.O.S #4? " 4) WE RESERVE THE RIGHT to refuse access to anyone that promotes undesirable attitudes, is adversarial towards the...
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    Today, 01:56 AM
    vzerone Where oh where do you dream up this stuff..... You understand wrong as usual, here's the problem with what you just posted; "I understand that Tim is the one that introduced you to running your pot with a PID to maintain a constant...
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    Today, 01:10 AM
    Waco Been a while since I've done any testing with the NOE 30 XCB bullet in my 10" twist .308W with 24" barrel. I don't recall shooting it past 300 yards and then with the RL19 load I used to demonstrate how to push the RPM Threshold up it held...
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    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    Waco Looks like your weight sortment has the "bell curve" to it we all thought was good (?). And it is good for 99% of cast bullet shooting. That is until you really start pushing HV with cast bullets. To get the better bullets than I was...
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    Yesterday, 10:21 PM
    Not quite right, the test and that post on CBA were in answer to a post John Alexander made just before, not joeb. I quit discussing weight sorting with joeb when he said centrifugal force did not exist. There were several others involved in that...
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    Yesterday, 09:09 PM
    The normal expander in my RCBS and Lee die sets works fine with. 457 to .459 bullets. For larger diameter (.4615 to .464) softer cast bullets I use in my TDs I made a larger expander for the Lee die. If you need larger than your die set...
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    Yesterday, 08:10 PM
    runfiverun, vzerone I posted that thread to help Waco out with weight sorting information. That is what that thread is about, especially the weight sort results I posted.....weight sorting for best HV cast bullets, especially 30 XCBs. You guys...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:43 PM
    Are you talking to me about the thread I posted? If so, you are wrong. I didn't mention you at all.
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    Yesterday, 11:57 AM
    Waco Regards weight sorting the 30 XCB bullet (NOE) for accuracy. You might read; http://goodsteelforum.com/forums/topic/does-weight-sorting-improve-accuracy/
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    Yesterday, 10:21 AM
    Where are planning on hunting the Roosevelt Elk?
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    02-21-2018, 06:02 PM
    BHuij My first test loads were loaded to an OAL of 2.060, my next set of tests (the first ones with H335) were loaded to an OAL of 2.075. I realize this is a fairly minuscule change, but .223 isn't a particularly large casing, so even a small...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-21-2018, 05:47 PM
    Your 45 ACP headspaces on that edge, it's supposed to be that way. That's why you should size and use cast bullets not larger than the diameter of the throat. The oal should be adjusted so the ogive or the front drive band of the cast bullet...
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    02-21-2018, 05:43 PM
    Semaj I've taken a few shots at 100 yards, and am getting -1.75 inch group. How many is a "few", specifically in the "group"? Maybe they are coming to round in the barrel? If you are sizing the bullets then you are rounding them...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-21-2018, 10:32 AM
    Try 7.5 and 8 gr Unique at 100 yards.
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    02-20-2018, 11:13 PM
    BHuij First let me say this about H335 in the .223/5.56 cartridge; H335 has been my "go to" powder for use with 45 to 55 gr jacketed bullets since the mid '70s. I have shot many pounds of it up in such loads in Bolt actions SSs and gas guns. ...
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    02-20-2018, 06:47 PM
    BHuij So this mostly matches what I understood about twist. Namely that an uneven, rough, wrinkly, or otherwise defective boolit will destabilize at a much lower RPM than a smooth and even one. However, I also understand that boolit...
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    02-20-2018, 02:32 PM
    upnorthwis Been a while since I worked with the 43 Mauser in a M71 and that was before the advent of 5744. However, I've burned enough 5744 in such cases to know that with or w/o a Dacron filler many times by the time it generates enough psi to...
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    02-19-2018, 05:14 PM
    All loads are with the 225438 cast of COWW with 2% tin added. The bullets are visually sorted with any visual defect cause for rejection. GCs are Lyman old slip ons and/or Hornady crimp ons. Bullets are sized in a .225 H&I die in a Lyman 450 with...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-19-2018, 04:53 PM
    I use quite a bit of RL 7 in similar cartridges. I suggest you start at 16 gr, use a 1 to 1 1/2 gr Dacron filler and work up in 1/2 gr increments to 20 gr. That should put you in the velocity range you want with probably good accuracy.
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    02-19-2018, 04:46 PM
    The PC may not have been scraped off which gives rise to the "shine" but the flat spot is made by the lands engraving the nose of the bullet. That is why EMR feels resistance during the last bit of chambering/closing the bolt. They are certainly...
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    02-19-2018, 04:28 PM
    If you don't shoot farther than 30 yards your oval bullets are doing well. It really doesn't take much to properly aligned the mould blocks....then you wouldn't have the problem......just a suggestion.
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    02-19-2018, 10:39 AM
    Whelen That is a problem with many "glowing reports".........mostly they are based on single feed from the right side of the magazine if the cartridge is fed from the magazine at all. Feeding from staggered box magazines loaded with more than...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-18-2018, 07:42 PM
    +1^^^^^ While my 23 is a 25-20 I have had/shot several M23s in 22 Hornet over the years. Try neck sizing the hornet cases just to the depth of the seated bullet. I use and "M die" even with jacketed bullets to avoid scrunching the case mouths. ...
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    02-18-2018, 07:25 PM
    What ever 357 dies your using should have come with and "M Die" type expander? I've been loading 38/357 with Lyman and RCBS dies and with the propriety Dillon dies in my SDB for years. The standard expanders with each have done quite well with...
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    02-17-2018, 07:59 PM
    Take the barrel/action out of the stock and see if it will fire. If it does then something in the stock is blocking the trigger from fully disengaging the sear on the striker.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-17-2018, 07:56 PM
    I think you'll survive.....:drinks: As .45colt mention Lyman's #49 manual has some load info on the 45-75 in 1876 rifles....just none with IMR3031 though.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-17-2018, 07:48 PM
    Soft swaged Hornady or Speer bullets should shoot fine over 4.8 gr Titegroup w/o leading like that so I doubt its the alloy. My first suspicion would be the lube. I suggest using a Q-tip to put another coat of LLA or the 45/45/10 on the drive...
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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"
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