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    Yesterday, 07:35 PM
    Oh yes a sunny +49 right now and lots of water everywhere! I want to go shooting but know better till it dries up some :-)
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    Yesterday, 06:07 PM
    swheeler replied to a thread Hi Point Carbine in Factory Rifles
    I agree so better buy carbine and pistol both!:p
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    Yesterday, 06:03 PM
    I think you would be better off with one fired in YOUR chamber and left unsized
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    Yesterday, 05:58 PM
    post #4"h322=aa2230 h320=aa2200."I was just trying to stop an accident from happening since I knew for fact this statement is incorrect. Be safe and have fun ;-)
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    Yesterday, 04:26 PM
    Good info and glad I was correct about H322 being surplus IMR 8208. The last surplus was from Dan at HiTech about 1995 if I remember correctly, at $64.00 for 8 pound jug not unreasonable. The lot he was selling was right on par with the H322 product...
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    Yesterday, 01:41 PM
    Identical revolvers, identical bullets at normal pressure ( or even +P) would give nearly identical results. Near enough that in flesh you could not tell the difference. Even calculating the Taylor Knock Out number (bullet weight in grains X...
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    Yesterday, 09:21 AM
    I have never heard of it and was commenting on H322 the extruded powder. Is it ball or extruded powder just curious.
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    03-24-2019, 12:02 PM
    I never used H322 until about 1974 or 1975 but it was an extruded powder then and 45 years later still is. I have no idea what the 322 marked on your jugs meant(could they actually been marked 223;=)), but know they sold gallon jugs of a surplus...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    03-22-2019, 06:44 PM
    Do a search on this site for "Bruce B Soft Point Bullets". No epoxy required. THEY WORK.
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    03-22-2019, 06:39 PM
    Do a Google search on Jimenez Firearms to get the info on how the present-day Jimenez Arms in Henderson, NV came to be. Now for the part that Google doesn't mention--a significant number of the "Ring Of Fire" gunmakers' employees were parolees...
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  • beagle's Avatar
    03-22-2019, 10:39 AM
    First thing. A lot of the folks on here are older shooter that grew up to the gospel of Saint Elmer where long range revolver shooting was preached long and hard. Second thing, long range revolver shooting is fun especially when you have a dusty...
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    03-22-2019, 09:33 AM
    H322 was originally a repack surplus powder but it was not the ball powder Accurate 2230. H322 was surplus IMR 8208 an extruded stick powder from 5.56. When surplus ran out I believe Hodgdon had a replacement made in Scotland for a while.
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    03-21-2019, 08:51 PM
    I'll second the M1894C Marlin. Had one since they first came out. One broken firing pin in all that time and it's digested thousands of .38 Specials and a pretty fair amount of .357s. With the 358429HP seated deep over 2400 it can be depended on...
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    03-21-2019, 08:41 PM
    beagle replied to a thread Lube size dies in Casting Equipment
    Occasionally, you'll pick up a sizer with a die in it too. Now, this is not altogether bad. I had about 90 different sizers once and one winter. I cast a bunch of slugs and actually sized and measured what the size they produced was to four...
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    03-21-2019, 10:56 AM
    Got to be a shoulder full. I tested a 20 round batch of 500 plus grain cast in my .458 Win Mag. Normally, I'd get some takers on trying it. Had to finish the whole box myself./beagle
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    03-21-2019, 10:27 AM
    Watch the guys eyes when the gun fires ;-)
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    03-21-2019, 10:13 AM
    I didn't know Nosler ever gave an OAL in their reloading manuals.
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    03-20-2019, 08:49 PM
    I am not a re-enactor nor being period correct. I learned from Wes Kindig, Joe Kindig, Bivins , James Johnston and anyone else I could talk to, read from or buy collectibles. In this country, the early long guns were larger than the later ones. ...
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    03-20-2019, 06:56 AM
    Rodwha, Many of the flintlocks used in the early days of this country were larger than 50 caliber, some much larger. During the percussion era the caliber might have been reduced but a hunting rifle or smooth rifle relied on the caliber and mass...
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    03-19-2019, 10:22 PM
    Sorry I let it slip up on me. Emptied some./beagle
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    03-19-2019, 09:58 PM
    StrawHat replied to a thread Curious lead source in Cast Boolits
    Exactly! Start with a known formula and it is easily repeatable. Kevin
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  • beagle's Avatar
    03-19-2019, 09:37 PM
    BOTH MOULDS SPOKEN FOR. THANKS GUYS. The first is a #018 that has been hollow pointed. It’s a single cavity plain base. An attaching plug can be added (furnished with mould) to make the mould cast solid bullets. The bullet weights: 412.5...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    03-19-2019, 07:08 PM
    I agree with Petrol & Powder's assessment of the K-frame 357 Magnums. If you load Magnum brass to run (e.g.) Lyman #358429 at 900-1000 FPS, your grandkids will be giving that Model 66 to their grandkids to shoot such loads through it in any sane...
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    03-19-2019, 06:56 PM
    Take a look at Kramer Industries in New Jersey. They have all manner of tumbling and polishing media available. I bought a 50# box (!) for #14-#20 grit corn cob media for about $100 maybe 5 years ago. Shipping was nominal, in the range of...
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  • StrawHat's Avatar
    03-19-2019, 07:16 AM
    StrawHat replied to a thread Curious lead source in Cast Boolits
    Maybe. I traded alloy for pure lead and pure tin. I prefer to mix my own alloy unless I know who mixed it. Same reason I no longer use wheel weights or range scrap. Kevin
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    03-19-2019, 07:14 AM
    Kevin Thank you, I’ll check it out. Kevin
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    03-18-2019, 09:49 PM
    StrawHat replied to a thread 38 Loads in Cast Boolits
    You might find this interesting. http://www.grantcunningham.com/2011/11/ed-harris-revisiting-the-full-charge-wadcutter/ Kevin
    18 replies | 653 view(s)
  • StrawHat's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 09:34 PM
    A 260 grain 45 caliber SWC at 850-900 FPS will penetrate a white tailed deer from stem to stern and not be recovered. Do they expand? I doubt it. Does it matter? Not a bit. Kevin
    16 replies | 467 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