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    Today, 12:07 AM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread Some OLD bullets in Vintage Ammo
    Guessing from other old boxes I have 1900-1920 approximately.
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    Yesterday, 11:01 AM
    Mineral Oil USP from the pharmacy, colorless, odorless, tasteless, nontoxic, inexpensive. ATF also excellent as is any modern 5w-30 synthetic motor oil.
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    04-25-2017, 09:42 PM
    Good report! Thanks for posting!
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    04-23-2017, 11:29 PM
    I use Accurate 45-290H with good accuracy in .455 Rook Rifle with 3.5 grains of Bullseye in . 87" .455 Mk1 case, 5 grains of Bullseye in .45 Schofield case and 7 grains of Bullseye in .45 Colt case.
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    04-23-2017, 10:16 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread 30-06 M2 bullets in Military Rifles
    That answers alot of questions... Great quantities of TW APM2 and cal. .30 M72 were transferred from the Marines to FBI inventory in the late 1970s when the Marines retired their Model 70 Marksman, George Van Orden pattern WW2 and Korean era sniper...
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    04-23-2017, 02:12 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread 30-06 M2 bullets in Military Rifles
    Larry's data agrees with my own, testing LC43, TW54 and LC69 Ball M2, FA34 Ball M1 and FA49 APM2 and LC63 M72. Interestingly the LC63 M72 was delinked from machinegun belts prepared for the Contras for Oliie North and Company.
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    04-22-2017, 08:47 PM
    Bravo Zulu! Delightful!
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    04-22-2017, 07:17 PM
    Too many people over-think bullet lube. K.I.S.S. principle. 4 parts by melted volume of beeswax to 1 part of almost any natural grease or oil which will melt and blend. Lard, olive oil, canola, corn oil all work. For higher velocity...
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    04-22-2017, 02:45 PM
    Good thread and interesting discussion. For me the answer has always been a light-weight and compact gun of adequate power to carry all the time, which will not get left behind because it is a bit heavy, bulky, or inconvenient. I want...
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    04-22-2017, 12:32 AM
    HP38 data which tracks close to 231 in 3.4" Beretta: Acc. 31-090B 2.3 grains HP38______824 fps, 5 Sd
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    04-22-2017, 12:27 AM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread 30-06 M2 bullets in Military Rifles
    One of the more memorable assignments I had as a young officer was interviewing CBI vets, both US and UK, gleaning bits of field- and tradecraft which were useful in shortening the learning curve for our aviators operating covertly where we were...
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    04-22-2017, 12:18 AM
    Tex is correct. One of the ogival wadcutters in heavy weight for the caliber, as produced by either LBT or Accurate Molds would ALSO do the job. My experience is that the large meplat, flat-nosed bullets don't tumble, but give you the nearly...
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    04-21-2017, 09:02 PM
    Thompson and LaGarde didn't have flash xray video and computer analysis of each shot.
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    04-21-2017, 06:25 PM
    When Marty Fackler instructed us in proper gelatin prep, temperature of the warm water during mixing and prep, curing, wrapping in plastic to prevent moisture loss during cold storage, and bringing blocks up to correct temperature at time of test...
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    04-21-2017, 06:14 PM
    I'm not familiar with the RCBS bullet, but have good results at 0.945-0.950" with Accurate 31-077B and 31-090B in my various .32 ACPs. Ammunition ________________Beretta M1935 3.4” Buffalo Bore 75-grain LFN_________997 fps, 7 Sd The...
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    04-21-2017, 03:07 PM
    A valid question. I can't speak to the dimensional uniformity of modern .32-20 or .38-40 rifles and revolvers but years ago thoroughly frustrated myself in trying multiple .32-20 revolvers and sold them all when the Ruger Single Six .32 H&R...
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    04-21-2017, 12:59 PM
    It is easier and less expensive to have a revolver cylinder reamed to correct too-tight necks and cylinder throats to enable loading .431 bullets to fit a .44 Magnum dimensioned barrel, than to attempt to find both rifle and revolver with compatible...
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    04-20-2017, 11:44 PM
    When LAPD was buying Model 14s for street use with +P ammo in the 1970s frames and cylinders for contract orders specified heat treatment for frames and cylinders the same as for .357 Model 19s, Rc20 Min., with Rc22-24 desired.
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    04-20-2017, 12:44 PM
    While limited use of +P is not dangerous, it WILL loosen the gun more quickly. Pre-1957 K-frames have soft frames which are only about 90 Rockwell B scale. Firing +P will stretch the frame, increase cylinder gap and end play. The end shake can be...
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    04-19-2017, 04:44 PM
    Better to heave the cases in the scrap bin and start over. Once brass has been expanded past its elastic limits you work harden the case head by forcing it down to fit. If the barrel doesn't adequately support the case head, you are then...
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    04-17-2017, 09:21 PM
    Fired some water jugs when measuring the above velocities. The bullets which did the 180-degree "flip" and stopped base-first penetrated four gallon water jugs, exited the 4th jug and were lying on the plywood table. Wadcutters in the .38...
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    04-16-2017, 10:07 PM
    FWIW I have found RL7 to be the powder of choice for smokeless loads in the .44-40, fill the case to provide 1/8" compression and good base support for bullet as if loading BP. Safe in 1873 Winchester and velocity equal to full charge BP load.
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    04-15-2017, 07:13 PM
    One of the things we've always done is rig a dental mirror and penlight over the bullet seating station to permit easy, 100% visual inspection for correct powder fill of every charged case before inserting a bullet onto it. These days with tiny...
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    04-15-2017, 11:24 AM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread spg type lube info in Boolit Lube !
    beeswax and olive oil in a 1:4 ratio works well too.
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    04-14-2017, 08:55 PM
    In a MicroGroove Marlin you need to be sizing bullets not less than .430 if in soft 8-10 BHN alloy and light loads with plainbased bullets at .44-40 velocities up to 1300 fps, and .432-.433" for full-charge .44 Magnum loads with harder bullets BHN...
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    04-14-2017, 05:09 PM
    I agree with Silver Jack Hammer. Original black powder Colts in nice condition are worth too much to shoot. You could sell it and buy a brace of Rugers and a '92 clone in the same caliber.
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    04-13-2017, 10:02 PM
    Group buy isn't neccessary. Tom Ellis at Accurate can make it now and get it to you in three weeks.
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    04-13-2017, 12:27 AM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread 30-06 M2 bullets in Military Rifles
    I never saw any need to modify FMJ bullets. We culled thousands of deer around air fields with ordinary Ball M2 in the Garand, Ball M80 in the M14 and Ball M193 in the M16 and never had any trouble killing them cleanly if shots were well placed. ...
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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