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  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Today, 04:45 PM
    MDI This makes it Laboratory Accurate. (See Pic)It's all about how close you can measure the indent. You do several tests and then average them. If you use a comparator your results should be within a tenth and with interpolation of the chart...
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  • sixshot's Avatar
    Today, 01:35 PM
    That recipe sounds good. I've had a lot of really good Antelope meat, especially the one's living in irrigated fields most of their lives. I cut out the back straps & then usually make jerky out of most of the rest. I have a really good brine recipe...
    9 replies | 216 view(s)
  • sixshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:16 PM
    I have a few depredation deer & antelope tags but the weather has been so hot I've been holding off trying to fill any of them. Last year I took a muley doe & an antelope doe with my Ruger 10.5" 357 Maximum so I was hoping to use other calibers this...
    3 replies | 221 view(s)
  • sixshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    A 5 am alarm clock should be against the law at my age but I rolled out & within a few minutes was headed out to try my luck at bagging a doe Pronghorn with a six gun. I had decided on 2 main guns for this hunt & the 357 Maximum (scoped) would be...
    9 replies | 216 view(s)
  • Cherokee's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:45 PM
    I recommend DougGuy - great work, quick turnaround. Works for me !!
    20 replies | 378 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    08-14-2018, 09:33 PM
    Since someone already mentioned my tool I will chime in and second the notion. It is true that it costs 4X what a Lee Hand Press does however it will stand up by itself which something the Lee can't do. This is kind of a big deal and it can also be...
    29 replies | 595 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    08-14-2018, 09:07 PM
    I have been using my green one (RCBS? don't know) for 40+ years. I hit the floor with it and expect to see pieces flying every single time I use it. However for some reason the flying pieces never happen. So I guess it's good to go. I think I...
    37 replies | 795 view(s)
  • Cherokee's Avatar
    08-13-2018, 10:41 PM
    I have a Lee 150 FN GC 1Cv. PM if interested.
    6 replies | 240 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    08-13-2018, 07:59 PM
    I have some Federal Factory .410 Slugs These are 125 gr. slugs at 1725 fps! That is pretty far up into .357 mag. territory . I have shot these in my M6 Scout and they actually go where you point them. BPI has some slugs with attached wads which...
    9 replies | 330 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    08-13-2018, 05:02 PM
    A better idea would be to buy a new box of .410's for $12.50 and shoot them. At the rate you shoot them it wouldn't be economically feasible to reload them. If you decide to shoot alot more, then maybe. There are several hand reloading tools...
    22 replies | 648 view(s)
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    08-13-2018, 04:53 PM
    I get robocalls every day on my cell phone. If I answer and they don't respond in about 3 seconds I hang up and block the callers number. Never hear from them again. If is is a real person and they are selling Solar Power ( I have received no...
    11 replies | 734 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    08-13-2018, 04:40 PM
    ON my Marlin 1895 CB my go to load is 33 gr of 5744 with an RCBS .45-300 FNGC boolit which drops at about 325 gr. That load produces 1550 fps +/- and I can fire 40 of them in one morning and not hate myself after. My gun has a Gray-Coil Recoil...
    12 replies | 355 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    08-10-2018, 03:20 PM
    570 gr boolits shot from that gun will literally knock the snot out of you. A gun needs to weigh 12+ lbs to be able to shoot those boolits without killing you. Sorry for the bad news but anything above about 325-350 grains is going to be...
    12 replies | 355 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    08-10-2018, 03:12 PM
    3 Beards: You definitely need one of my Hand Presses so you can load all these test rounds at the range and not have to guess at powder charges etc. It would make all your loading much more enjoyable and also make it much easier to do minor...
    3 replies | 165 view(s)
  • Cherokee's Avatar
    08-09-2018, 03:57 PM
    I'm with Jim. With CB's, it not the barrel that needs cleaning; eventually the bullet lube gunk builds up in the action.
    21 replies | 711 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    08-07-2018, 03:00 PM
    ghh3rd: I have 6 of them. The only one that needed a riser was the one on my AR. I got a 1" riser from UTG for $10. Now Bushnell offers a unit that has the riser built in for $20 more. I have been promoting this sight for years as the best...
    14 replies | 515 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    08-07-2018, 02:40 PM
    This thread was about really good bags, not SPAM. Order over the phone if you don't want to do the internet. That way you'll get good bags and no SPAM. Funny,,, I always thought SPAM was canned meat. Never understood how that relates to the...
    11 replies | 734 view(s)
  • Cherokee's Avatar
    08-05-2018, 01:08 PM
    Load info: 9.5 gr 231 & 213 gr RFN from 7.5" Redhawk yielded 1165 fps for my load. I use .452 size cast in my RH and accuracy is better than I can hold. Never measured anything, what I already had on hand worked so I stayed with it.
    21 replies | 498 view(s)
  • LAH's Avatar
    08-04-2018, 10:23 PM
    LAH replied to a thread RCBS rock chucker in Reloading Equipment
    Love it.
    36 replies | 1253 view(s)
  • LAH's Avatar
    08-04-2018, 09:46 PM
    LAH replied to a thread What did you cast today? in Cast Boolits
    zymguy those are nice & I'd be happy too.
    950 replies | 125227 view(s)
  • Cherokee's Avatar
    08-04-2018, 06:43 PM
    Flux when smelting, lots of flux to clean the junk out. No fluxing in the casting pot, just add clean ingots and stir some. Skim off any accumulated trash.
    50 replies | 1681 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    08-03-2018, 09:40 PM
    This already exists in a legal iteration. It is called the USA 1 Shot. www.usa1shot.com and https://rsrstore.com I have two. They just had a guy make a shot at 1200+ yards with a S&W 686. Randy
    31 replies | 832 view(s)
  • Cherokee's Avatar
    08-03-2018, 06:22 PM
    Load them like you were loading for your 1911, they aren't picky if they fit the mag. You might want to slug the barrel to see if .452" size is large enough, mine needed larger to avoid leading.
    5 replies | 159 view(s)
  • Cherokee's Avatar
    08-03-2018, 06:04 PM
    For my XDM 5.25" I'm using 1.243" OAL, same as for my 1911's.
    30 replies | 608 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    08-02-2018, 10:22 PM
    Will: Nothing wrong with learning,, Everybody has to do it. I have found that if the stock costs more I tend to be much more careful. I recently made a fairly complex dash board for my Jeep. The piece of aluminum plate was cut to size for me...
    109 replies | 4731 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    08-02-2018, 09:57 PM
    The principal is the same and the operation is the same also. They both penetrate the material and you measure the indentation. In the case of the machine it measures the indentation for you. In the case of the Lee you have to measure it yourself,...
    51 replies | 1591 view(s)
  • LAH's Avatar
    08-02-2018, 08:37 PM
    LAH replied to a thread What did you cast today? in Cast Boolits
    I use my air conditioner.
    950 replies | 125227 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    08-01-2018, 03:40 PM
    OP I do have one question,,, since you have put so much work into this project may I ask why you didn't start with some fresh pieces of metal? Also hot tip: When making top and bottom plates which have aligned holes, drill and bore them at the...
    109 replies | 4731 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