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    02-15-2020, 03:45 AM
    facetious replied to a thread Obturation in Cast Boolits
    Obturation isn't going to be the same all the way up the boolit. When you put pressure on the base of the boolit it is going to try and expand before the front, so the pressure outword from the boolit on the barrel sidewalls is going to be more at...
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    02-11-2020, 03:13 AM
    facetious replied to a thread Savage 219 in Single Shot Guns
    And do not pull the triger with it open! when you close it it will break. I have one I broke the pin on that way.
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    02-06-2020, 06:51 PM
    While thinking about this I got out my copy of Veral Smith's book and read through it again. I was expecting the antimony to be around 7or 8%. I know the stereotype is what it is and thought it would have raised the antimony more than it did....
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    02-04-2020, 02:33 PM
    Thank you for your help. I was expecting it to have a much higher antimony content. Thy cast vary well in the two LBT molds that I was using. I don't have a 100lb's left. There is 17lb's left in ingot's and about 45 to 50 lb's cast in to LBT...
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    02-04-2020, 04:15 AM
    Years ago I mixed up a large batch of alloy and cast most of it in to boolit's for my .357's and .308. I mixed 5lb's of stereotype, 1 lb. tin and the rest was WW. This came to just a bit over a 100lb's. When I cast them I water droped them and...
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    01-21-2020, 02:07 PM
    If you try the Lee bore rider check the fit of the nose. I have the 170gr, in my BIL's 30-06 thy would do 1.5". In my .308 I couldn't keep them all on th paper at 100 yards. On his the nose was a tight fit on mine it was a slip fit.
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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
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