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  • KenH's Avatar
    06-13-2018, 10:03 PM
    That's pretty much my feeling also...... much like a virgin bride you can't touch.
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    06-13-2018, 08:28 AM
    Unfortunately you did. Just think how simple it would be if we were totally metric. Changing from mm to cm to meters is just moving a decimal point. Remember, out money system is metric in nature.
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    06-12-2018, 09:12 AM
    The same way a 30 caliber wound up with a bullet of .308" diameter. There is only a general relationship between stated caliber and bullet diameter, or groove or bore diameter.
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    06-10-2018, 09:14 AM
    Great advice! I have a hard time stockpiling ammo anyway {g}:D
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    06-09-2018, 10:35 AM
    KenH replied to a thread 38-55 max load?? in Leverguns
    Arnie - what's the purpose of the LDPE wad at base of bullet? Does this serve the purpose of the gas check? Or, help at least allowing higher velocity than with only plain base? If so, what do you consider your max velocity without LDPE wad at...
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    06-08-2018, 10:42 AM
    Don't you just love it when somebody asks a question, and never hangs around, or at least doesn't respond to 3 pages of posts? I agree with most of the statements made. I doubt the 72K miles are accurate, but it is totally possible. Somebody...
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    06-08-2018, 10:30 AM
    KenH replied to a thread Smokes PC in Coatings and Alternatives
    Better advise was never given. I used HF red PC first, worked "ok", then got Smokes - threw HF powder away. If Smoke's black BBs work better than the black airsoft BBs I picked up at WalMart, they got to be good. OR - are all black AirSoft BBs...
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    06-07-2018, 09:20 AM
    Got one ordered - thanks for the thread.
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    06-06-2018, 10:59 AM
    KenH replied to a thread 38-55 max load?? in Leverguns
    Thanks to all for sharing info and thoughts on the strength of action. I've been on the road for a few days, Atlanta for Blade Show. The wife spends more money there than I do seeing different material she wants used on her knives. I think the...
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    06-06-2018, 10:46 AM
    Yep, I'm with you, I just had to fireform some 30-30 brass, and it works nicely, but is a tad short. My fireformed brass is only 2.020" long while the Starline is 2.082" or 2.125" long. Since a tuber magazine almost requires a crimp, I really like...
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    06-06-2018, 10:23 AM
    How many of ya'll are still using the Lee Classic loader that doesn't have at least one press? I started with 30-30 around 50 yrs ago with the Lee Classic Loader, but quickly moved to a Rock Chucker press and have not looked back! That Lee Classic...
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    06-06-2018, 10:14 AM
    What about the idea the bullet gets sized as it goes down the barrel? Understand I do size my bullets, some before AND after PC'ing, for sure after PC'ing.
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    06-06-2018, 10:08 AM
    Is there a major reason steel "brass" can't be reloaded, as long as it's the normal boxer primer? I realize it will take a bit more pressure thru the press for resizing, but with the brass plated that might not be so bad. I wouldn't expect steel...
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    05-29-2018, 10:34 PM
    Congrats T-Bird on your rifle - you're getting for sure a good group at 100 yds. Hopefully I can close my group up some with a bit more work. What bullet and lube are you using? When you say "black powder velocities" - are those in the 1200 to...
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    05-29-2018, 05:32 PM
    OK, you asked for photos - here are a couple. First photo is of the barrel showing the Western Auto brand. Next is the full rifle - looking at the photo, not sure what those stripes are showing on barrel. They're not there in real life. I...
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    05-26-2018, 09:19 PM
    KenH replied to a thread 38-55 max load?? in Leverguns
    You shoot paper patched in a lever action rifle? Hey, with them giving 35 grains of 3031 that's going to be more whomp than I'll want to shoot.
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    05-26-2018, 12:39 PM
    KenH replied to a thread 38-55 max load?? in Leverguns
    Oh, I'm well aware of the issues with max fps on cast bullets. I normally powder coat (lubed with Alox for many years), and with PC and gas checks, I expect 2,000 fps would be just fine..... especially with a hard alloy. My purpose in the thread...
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    05-26-2018, 12:10 PM
    KenH replied to a thread 38-55 max load?? in Leverguns
    I'm in total agreement with you on the recoil at 2,000 fps when shooting from bench. You're correct, QL shows 34 grains of 3031 with 103% case, I'd expect you might compress the load. 38 grains is 115% and wouldn't even try that. I was using...
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    05-26-2018, 10:13 AM
    KenH started a thread 38-55 max load?? in Leverguns
    Hello all, as you might have read in another thread I've just got a 30-30 barrel bored for 38-55 by JES. I do NOT plan to normally load max loads, not by any means. My old shoulders just don't take recoil as they did years ago. BUT - for a max...
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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