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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Today, 12:13 PM
    Rough week, too lazy to cast a shadow today. ;-)
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  • Knarley's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:01 PM
    Just picked up a LEE 450gr hollow base mould. Going to be shooting out of a Trap door with Black. Is it suggested to use a wad underneath or shoot it without? 20:1 alloy
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    04-15-2018, 08:02 PM
    Sounds like the makin's for a series of great hunting shows. I don't do TV so I'm saving my data allowance for the YouTube videos!
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    04-09-2018, 11:31 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Hogs vs deer in Hunting with CB's
    Big, heavy and slow. A hard boolit and velocity well above 2000 fps haven't worked well for me lately. I think either of your loads will work just fine as long as the boolits hold together long enough to exit.
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    04-09-2018, 11:21 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Still leading in Cast Boolits
    For most folks shooting mostly factory j-words a few times a year they're actually right. Thankfully it doesn't take much to bring it up to snuff for more discerning shooters and nice folks like DougGuy are happy to do it.
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    04-09-2018, 11:11 PM
    My old PPC gun (S&W 586) had a few thousand rounds thru the original barrel and maybe 10K through the first Douglas barrel before I ringed it by chasing a squib out with a round that had powder in it. Best I can figure the third and current barrel...
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    04-09-2018, 10:55 PM
    If in doubt pull 'em. IMHO you're too close to the ragged edge on this one and given the variations we have no control over you simply have no margin for error. Most likely your Ruger will handle them fine but when things go from together to apart...
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    04-09-2018, 10:30 PM
    I'm pretty sure I won't live long enough to wear out a rifle barrel with lead boolits. I have several that got a fifty year (or more!) head start on me and with the exception of the ones used with corrosive primers they'll outlast me in fine...
    42 replies | 1355 view(s)
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    04-09-2018, 10:18 PM
    I'm in the process of loading about 1100 assorted 45acp (mostly range pickup) cases with some beautiful NOE H&G 68 clone boolits. As part of the process I'm lubing these pretty boolits with LLA so obviously they're not photogenic afterwards but I'm...
    36 replies | 785 view(s)
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    04-09-2018, 08:51 PM
    Didn't get much loading done, built up my supplies of .380 and 45acp a bit but spent most of my spare time in hunting camp or other road trips. I need to work up a few hunting loads before it gets too hot to shoot sporting rifles. I figure I have a...
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    04-08-2018, 02:25 PM
    Yes, get a manual. Two is better. (I have well over a dozen.) They'll answer questions you'll never think to ask until it's too late. I like the Lyman 50th; if you can score a hardback version it will lay flat on your bench. I think you may get some...
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    04-08-2018, 01:50 PM
    My casting technique is far from perfect but I've found that a visual inspection generally results in a variation of less than 3% (generally 2%) of boolit weight and that seems to deliver acceptable accuracy in my least with me shooting...
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    04-08-2018, 01:14 PM
    I use ammo cans for bulk or boxed ammo. I use coffee "cans" for bulk components like brass and boolits. I use flip top boxes for cartridges that I only load 50-100 at a time.
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    04-08-2018, 01:05 PM
    I let my old Dillon earn it's space on the bench yesterday; loaded 400 rounds of an 1100 round batch to replace the stash I haven't been able to find. After I got them packaged you'll never guess what I found! My lost stash of 45acp ammo in a can...
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    04-03-2018, 11:58 PM
    Point taken, the 35 Whelen is MUCH more than I need for TX white tail and most feral hogs. I'll be testing Larry's alloy on paper in the near future in the 35 Whelen and the 30-06 Tanner loads. I'm also looking for a 30-06 load for a recoil-shy...
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  • Knarley's Avatar
    03-31-2018, 08:50 PM
    The weight/volume will also vary quite a bit with different brands of Black also.
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I was a NRA High Power rifle competitor for 20+ years with the service rifle also Long Range. I am widowed and Have Multiple Schlrocis. Im just getting into Black Powder Cartridges and cast rifle bullets now. Also have shot alot of handguns Ipsic and Bowling pins with cast bullets.
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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