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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Boolits too big? in Cast Boolits
    just shoot them.
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    Yesterday, 11:49 PM
    I like post 3 and post 4. think about it, the ones that come out right shot well so you do have valid data. after you settle in again with consistent loads, and if you see the anomaly rear up on a consistent or semi-consistent basis, then reducing...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:41 PM
    yep you can insert them in a berm at 1800 fps you just can't rotate them around a steel rim at 400 rpm. sumthin about idiot birds following cars around waiting for parts to fall off so they can eat them.
    9 replies | 233 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:37 PM
    we use pure to make varmint bullets. kind of backwards from the malleability thing you'd expect. if you got pure to mix with the ww's I'd test some 30-1.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-20-2017, 12:47 PM
    I think I would re-line it too. after I went through all the trouble of making some shot shells and playing around shooting grass hoppers and bees and stuff for a while.
    14 replies | 309 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-20-2017, 12:40 PM
    if the burn rate is a medium speed powder then reducing it should pose no issue. 43 grs under a 150 sounds like it is in the 4064/varget area and a reduction to 70% would do nothing more than slow the bullet down. a ball powder like Outpost...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-20-2017, 12:28 PM
    you can only draw the alloy down to it's original air cooled hardness. you can temporarily soften it past that point but it will be back at it's bhn within a week. 15 minutes in an oven does nothing to change that.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-20-2017, 12:16 PM
    I went down this road. put a gas check on the base and water drop your softer alloy. you can then get to 1900 fps without all the gyrations.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-20-2017, 02:09 AM
    462 is 45-70 territory. check to see if it ain't a smoothbore. they used to make a 44-40 chambered shot type round that had a wooden type bullet full of rat shot.
    14 replies | 309 view(s)
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    08-20-2017, 01:50 AM
    runfiverun replied to a thread .308 from 5.7 cases in Swaging
    yeah a tapered round nose would mimic many of the older 30-30 bullets like the win power point. only I think the 5.7 jacket would be a bit thinner. I have used the no neck cases and left the die set to make the longer full length h-points, it...
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    08-20-2017, 01:45 AM
    I haven't seen the one called booster. but then I bought a couple of cases of lemi-shine some time back and have a few more years until I use it up. I use citric acid for all kinds of stuff,, I even put it in the dishwasher.
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    08-20-2017, 01:42 AM
    which is the best way to really know what you got. I just typed out the metal I go get from the print shop here in town. yes we still have typesetters here.
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    08-19-2017, 08:32 PM
    little stuff is lino. big blocks are mono thin strips can be lino or softer stuff. foundry is in bars marked foundry
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    08-19-2017, 08:28 PM
    I didn't see your load there. but if they ain't falling in the case or sitting on the top of a case full of 4198 your fine to shoot them. next time I would measure stuff. especially a bullet designed to fill a rifles throat without anything...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-19-2017, 08:24 PM
    what? are you casting zinc? the thumb lever should take like 3 lbs of force to open. stop screwing around and get a move on.
    13 replies | 516 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-19-2017, 08:22 PM
    it probably wasn't all that quiet in the revolver either. I have loads I shoot in my leverguns that are minimum loads but entirely adequate for their intended use. and they are downright obnoxious in the Dan Wesson even with the gap set to about...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-19-2017, 08:17 PM
    the handgun section or cast boolits section. either one will be fine since it's probably more about the chrono than the gun.
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    08-19-2017, 04:16 PM
    I have tried the kitty litter thing too. it makes a fair thermal layer but it still allows oxides to form. not as many as normal but eventually they do build up and you gotta decide whether to toss the whole mess or try to save them. in my...
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    08-19-2017, 04:05 PM
    fair enough. this is probably the only post we will see from him anyway.
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    08-19-2017, 02:41 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread .308 from 5.7 cases in Swaging
    about 150 if you take the case neck off. a RN die could be made but the ejection pin has to be made slightly different. but i bet it wouldn't take Brian very long to make one with the ejector pin even with the end of the die.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-19-2017, 02:32 PM
    I watch my tumblers while I'm adding brass and walnut to them. I'm trying to balance out the contact of the nuts to the volume of cases and the weight. there is a visible point where the tumbler slows the roll but the cases hang up and the media...
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    08-19-2017, 02:20 PM
    it takes a full hour to heat saturate a bullet enough to let the antimony move and do the hardening. when we quench we are trapping that antimony all throughout the matrix. in effect we make 3% antimony act like 6-8% antimony by not allowing it to...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-19-2017, 02:09 PM
    that set screw is a life saver. almost every LEE mold gets one added sooner or later. I think they would be better served adding one at the factory and charging another dollar.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-19-2017, 02:06 PM
    antimony will give you a little growth as it age hardens.
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    08-19-2017, 02:03 PM
    200 isn't too light for the 45 colt. they might impact the target a bit lower but they will shoot good groups if you click up the rear sight. I use 165's in my fixed sight USFA's and they impact just below the top of the front sight at 25 yds or...
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    08-19-2017, 01:59 PM
    oxidized nitrogen is flammable. an oxygen free barrier is needed to return lead/tin oxides back into the alloy. when I ladle cast I just keep pushing the oxides out of the way, then skim them and save the skimmings. when I get done I return...
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    08-19-2017, 01:25 PM
    during the busy times of the year I would quite often spend about 4 hrs a day on the site. mostly cause I was interested in the content. but even then I rarely removed or changed anything or a civil war thread. the credit goes to the...
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    08-19-2017, 12:05 AM
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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