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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 08:59 PM
    I don't think you even need the 1200 fps, but the harder alloy would sway me in that direction. I would be more inclined to go with the Hornady XTP at about 1,000 fps. simple, easy, get him to the range stuff. oh if he feels bad about it remind...
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    Today, 01:10 PM
    I don't mess around with 3 different alloys for three different purposes in a hunting rifle. I keep things super simple. I have a 3'x4'x3' stack of triangle ingots under the bench, they are all the exact same alloy. 3 parts ww's 1 part stick on...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 01:02 PM
    your about where ww's in the 70's-80's used to be. IMO your probably running harder than necessary but I have shot tons of an alloy real close to yours so I got nuthin. you could throw in some soft lead and not see a difference other than a slight...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 12:55 PM
    all that to keep a lee settled in... you could use mass to do the same thing.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 12:12 AM
    the atf is the barrel lube component.
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    Yesterday, 03:48 PM
    whooping crane is called roast beef here. we can't shoot swans though, we just raise them so the people to the south of us can shoot them. I have had swan before it is like goose. it was a draw tag in Utah.
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    Yesterday, 03:36 PM
    you can get the elements and bend them around a pot. they don't become hardened and brittle like until you heat them up. a 110 stove element will melt 10-12 lbs of alloy in about 20-30 minutes.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:16 PM
    a couple of years Back Gearknasher put up a post about organ pipes and explained the alloy used. if you could search it out you might just get the answer you seek.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:39 PM
    a colder primer might do better with a 2-5 gr kicker charge of a faster powder. how far do you want to go looking for accuracy from a 30-40 Krag. personally I wouldn't spend the money for BR primers for an old bolt gun. well okay I would but it...
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    Yesterday, 02:32 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Deer in Swaging
    if I had a tip forming die I could almost 100% duplicate the sierra bullet. the Die set I got from you is within .001 in matching where the ogive hits. the only major difference is about .0005 in diameter. of course the extra work I put in is...
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    Yesterday, 02:20 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Swaged bullet shrank? in Swaging
    3 gr of bulls-eye is a 38 special load. I'd go with the above.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:24 AM
    having torn up an aluminum mold trying it ... :lol: I just tried a brass mold on the master caster and I like it. I can loaf along and just keep the handle moving at a steady pace and it does it's thing. maybe a 45-70 would be over kill, but for...
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    Yesterday, 12:15 AM
    light changed? they are 100 fps apart but show the same variance and such. a little tip on that XCB bullet. it needs a hard alloy, I have one of the three original molds from the test batch. I use it in a 10 twist and just about match jacketed...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    10-18-2017, 01:22 PM
    if your planning on that, go with his steel or brass molds. I would also step right into a master caster and not the lee pot, they are waaaay too different for anything you gain from the lee pot to transfer over. I have 2-3 of both sitting on...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    10-18-2017, 01:14 PM
    it won't cause tons of pressure. 3-400 psi maybe but tons... no.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    10-18-2017, 01:12 PM
    opening the cylinder throats is easy, making them smaller is less easy. I would re-measure.
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    10-18-2017, 01:08 PM
    I'd take the lead amount up 50 lbs would get you to about 3% antimony. a little tin and you'd be right near ww or isotope core alloy. me being me I would take it even further 70 lbs of lead and 5 lbs of the 30% alloy would be closer to what I'm...
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    10-18-2017, 01:00 PM
    I know many of the members here by name. I'm still hesitant to use it on the open forum, but if I drop a little note in a PM I will use my name to sign the end of it. half the membership knows it anyway, but most just shorten the Avatar name to...
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    10-18-2017, 12:46 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Truck gun in Our Town
    the truck gun out here is something that can rattle around a bit without you really caring about the finish. it's used to whack a yote or rock chuck when the opportunity arises. the Arisaka and Mossburg I mention above wear scopes that would...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    10-18-2017, 02:31 AM
    the 314 is well suited to the 7.65 argie round. the K-31 has a completely different throat/bore/groove dimensions than any of the others you mention, it will like a silhouette design.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    10-18-2017, 02:27 AM
    N-110 is like our 2400. in use not exact burn speed. as I remember VV put out a load manual for cast bullets and N-110 is the prominent powder used in the manual. I would contact them or find one of those manuals. I wouldn't enlarge the flash...
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    10-18-2017, 02:19 AM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Just asking ? in Cast Boolits
    lee's manual is telling you an engineer number that deals with shear stress numbers. your supporting the alloy in a steel tube. so your deformation comes from the back of the bullet going forward. avoiding that by delaying the high pressure until...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    10-18-2017, 02:09 AM
    you can cast just as fast by hand as with the machine. faster actually. your not giving up anything by buying a magma mold, they are top notch and hold up to tons of casting.
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    10-18-2017, 01:57 AM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Truck gun in Our Town
    easier to leave the door unlocked than It is to replace the stuff and the window too. what is in the truck varies throughout the year. generally a model 92 in something that starts in 4 is under the back seat. there is a shotgun out there...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    10-17-2017, 07:07 PM
    back in the old days they used tin with their lead. I would bet 25 or 30-1 would be more than enough with the P/C applied. I realize a pound of tin would only make like 5-600 boolits.
    28 replies | 603 view(s)
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