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  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    Today, 02:56 PM
    DukeInFlorida replied to a thread Random swaging pics in Swaging
    In my opinion, the cannelure on the bullet is necessary, especially for the taper crimped bullets. But, also for any roll crimped cartridges. I don't cannelure any of my rifle bullets, just because I never crimp those. The friction on the inside of...
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  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 PM
    Your system of down 9mm cases to 380 auto length, and stuffing in a 105 grain cast core (I actually use a 100 grain mold, and use pure lead, which gives me the 105 core, plus the trimmed case yields a 165 grain bullet.) is EXACTLY how I do it. Nice...
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  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    Today, 08:06 AM
    So far, I have hinted at the accuracy of this rifle from the listing of components. Some of my shooting buddies have reminded me that the proof of the accuracy is in the results of target shooting with the rifle. The rifle was built to allow me to...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:43 PM
    Jack - nice website ... I finally had a 44-40 follow me home, an 1878 JM Marlin Ballard. Been loading it with 6.2gr of ETR7, a clone of John's load - 6.2/Titegroup – favorite plinking, target load – 1,150 f.p.s. and 35gr of Swiss FFg and John's...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:45 PM
    Get in touch with KAL Tool & Die ... http://www.kal.castpics.net/Molds3.html Doesn't mention H&G plates but with a sample/template & his CNC machine .. bada bing bada boom
    10 replies | 233 view(s)
  • John Boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:33 PM
    Wayne - interesting read but WAY over my head to assemble & connect all the items ... so, turn the lights down low - propane torch - twist the case with my thumb & index finger and when the case color from the mouth down is bluish/green (625 - 650F)...
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:57 PM
    And heck of lot cheaper than M-Dies! https://www.trackofthewolf.com/Categories/PartDetail.aspx/1222/1/DIE-45-COMPRESS One Lee expander die and as many caliber plugs for 3 bucks that you have rifles with different calibers ... I got a whole box...
    17 replies | 856 view(s)
  • John Boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:21 AM
    Jack - John Kort's post on the 44-40 if you don't have it. John will not be posting anymore - my close friend died 23 Mar 2018 ... http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?265478-My-44-40-Black-Powder-Journey
    26 replies | 556 view(s)
  • John Boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:13 AM
    http://stevespages.com/357_1_158.html W-296 From 10.2 grains to 17.0 grains
    6 replies | 288 view(s)
  • John Boy's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 08:16 PM
    The Lyman 457124 ... https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1010241859/lyman-1-cavity-bullet-mold-457124-45-caliber-458-459-diameter-385-grain-round-nose The same bullet in 500grs was used in the accuracy 2 Mile tests at Sandy Hook ... ...
    13 replies | 371 view(s)
  • John Boy's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 08:08 PM
    Your issue for replacement is with the eBay seller and if not resolved within 3 days ...
    36 replies | 902 view(s)
  • Blammer's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 07:36 PM
    Blammer replied to a thread Jword boolits in Cast Boolits
    helps us define what type of bullet we're talking about cast or jwords or jacketedeed (less letters to type and get wrong. :) )
    39 replies | 1220 view(s)
  • Blammer's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 06:29 PM
    You're not the last to us PRB in 50 cal. I scored a doe several years ago with PRB, in my caplock, a high shoulder shot and she flopped over and rolled down the hill to me. :)
    31 replies | 922 view(s)
  • John Boy's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 04:00 PM
    Step 1 - De-prime all cases in one step and then set them on the bench straight up, base down Step 2 - Take an inverted sleeve of primers - place on work bench - slid the paper cover back that will put the primers on the bench upside down Step 3...
    5 replies | 222 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 11:22 AM
    .... and the reason I found Kamik was because I went hunting in a town about a 150 miles away from home, stayed one night in a motel and left Sorels in the room when I checked out. As soon as I got home I called and told the lady there what I had...
    54 replies | 1063 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 11:08 AM
    I wore Mickey boots on the rigs, Sorels for years, Glacier Bears were the best of the Sorels, then I found Kamik just a few years ago. At about half the price of the Sorel -100F rated GBear's these -40F rated Kamik win hands down, 8 hours on the ice...
    54 replies | 1063 view(s)
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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"
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