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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    That is the crux of the matter. We can have poor quality bullets or bullets unsuited to the barrel twist with excellent ES and SDs yet give poor accuracy. Conversely we can have good or excellent bullet and "high" ES and SDs that give excellent...
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  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:17 PM
    Brassy Clause has seven helpers already. Why stop at just three?
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:03 PM
    that is a error message for the large banner ad. I can currently see the banner on my computer.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:55 PM
    I used a Redfield or Leupold one piece base to make a scout scope base for my sporter M38 6.5 Swede. It also will shoot sub moa 129 and 140 gr J bullets. I also forged the bolt handle for regular scope use, d&t for scope base and receiver sight...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:36 PM
    Army tests showed that a practiced person could fire the Springfield breech loader at a rate of 12 to 13 times a minute, Interesting manual fgd135. We see the above also in the Army's Manuals. However that rate of fire with a M1873 Carbine or...
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  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:15 PM
    Brassy Clause has six helpers already. Why stop at just three?
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:08 PM
    Bruce Not sure where you got your information and understanding but most of it is incorrect. I will address your questions. larry, i would value your opinion on some points as i understand them. i believe there were a number of army...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:20 PM
    The 45 ACP is a really good cartridge with which to Learn The Ropes On for autopistol reloading. Pressures are docile, barrel twist rates are optimized for the bullets being used, and the 45 ACP is VERY lead-friendly. Most 45 ACP platforms are...
    10 replies | 650 view(s)
  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:54 PM
    I just last week installed a Pachmayr Gripper round-butt J-frame set on a 1933-made S&W Regulation Police example that came my way. The answer is YES, they will fit perfectly. This same set fit perfectly on a very early 1903 Hand Ejector x 6" that...
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  • JonB_in_Glencoe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:46 PM
    I've only had that happen to round balls that I cast long ago from Pure Lead. As I understand it, pure lead will oxidize much quicker than lead with a bit of Tin in it. So, now when I cast RB, I use a alloy of near pure with 0.5% Tin. In the...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:29 PM
    I wonder what happens with the modern substitute powders? I have no knowledge of the detonation rate of that fake powder. I guess if you overload one, you will be notified by parts of the gun leaving the area at high velocity.
    4 replies | 234 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:27 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Barrel forging in Muzzleloading.
    A question for the metallurgists in the group. Forging steel with a coal forge adds carbon content to the steel as it is forged. Would the same happen with a propane forge? If it does indeed add carbon to metal by forging, would wrought iron be...
    4 replies | 152 view(s)
  • Shuz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:51 AM
    Distance was 45 yards, load was an MP-433-640HP with 7.1g of Trail Boss. Boolit went right through both lungs and exited without hitting any ribs. My son, who is 10% American Indian(from his mother's side):p, tracked it with the aid of a flashlight...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:00 AM
    ...............The above photo is 60 rounds of 577-450 for my MkIV Martini-Henry. The MkIV has a .472" groove. In the above photo are the rounds I'd use in our ranges' monthly 200 meter "Fun" silhuette matches. The slugs are the Lee 458-405F as cast...
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  • ammohead's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 11:43 PM
    Excellent work 30! Not many deer are taken with a 1911. You knew your limitations and made the best of an opportunity to fit your tool to the task at hand. Good eating no doubt.
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  • Springfield's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 08:03 PM
    The X-ray lead is so pure I doubt you will need to flux it, assuming it doesn't have sheetrock stuck to the back. The WW will need a bit of fluxing, but the grease on them does a bit of it all by itself. The worst ever is roofing sheet lead, LOTSA...
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  • Springfield's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 07:57 PM
    I don't really keep an inventory but all alloys are in different ingot form, so I can tell with a quick look how much of everything I have. Main alloys are pure(triangular ingots), WW(Lyman ingots), Lino(smaller Castboolit ingots) and ready to use...
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  • GRUMPA's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 06:57 PM
    GRUMPA replied to a thread 25-20WCF Brass in Grumpa
    I'm still doing those, I'll PM you.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 04:55 PM
    Well, I have been to 3 county fairs, 2 hay rides and a hog killin'........
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  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 03:30 PM
    What a change from last year! Last year there were no qualified applicants and only two who were close! See here: http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?321917-A-Tumbleweed-Christmas-needs-a-Christmas-gift Now don't go posting in...
    7 replies | 230 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 01:53 PM
    I've been shooting both the M1 and the M14/M1A since '64. The Army let me shoot lots of both. I also have owned several of each. I now own 2 M1As and no M1s. Absolutely nothing "wrong" with the M1 that the M1A does "fix" IMHO.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 01:50 PM
    Yep. a soft wood like poplar is a wooly bugger to checker. A good hard wood is needed for good definition.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 01:47 PM
    I fire lapped a Douglas barrel with LBT lapping compound. Low velocity loads for a half dozen shots, clean, test fire again. I had to fire around 18 rounds to get the accuracy where it should be. When I was cleaning the barrel between trials, I...
    21 replies | 572 view(s)
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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