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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:02 PM
    It is my experience that the Lyman listed weights with the specified alloy is "as cast"....without GC or lube. My 375449 mould gives weights with #2 alloy at 265 gr over what Lyman says with their #2 alloy......close enough for...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:19 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    Yes it will feed the very long bullets used by the long range competitors out of a 308 length mag. With the .260 using the same long bullets the mag runs out of space.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 04:50 PM
    You're welcome....
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    10-14-2018, 11:37 AM
    +1, agree 100+% with Hamish........
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    10-13-2018, 10:14 PM
    I squirreled away, some time back, some Winchester 190 Silver Tips (intended for the 303 Savage). They are .308 diameter. I plan on using them in my 24" M94 30-30 over LeveRevolution powder.....just haven't got around to developing the load...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 09:21 AM
    Checked a uberti twist rate chart that states the 45 colt at .442-.450 with a 1 in 16 twist for there rifles. Suggest you actually measure the twist. Many early rifles had slower twists. Could be with the low end velocities and heavier bullets...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 09:02 AM
    Pressures are measured with special equipment and test guns. It is expensive. Even with factory measured pressures there is no guarantee that, even if using the exact same components, you will get the same psi in your gun. It may be lower...
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    10-13-2018, 08:34 AM
    ElCheapo; "I'm itching to get my CZ Hornet and Marlin 30 30 back into action! I want to come up with some reduced power loads for small game with both guns, and I love the killing efficiency of flat pointed bullets. Can anybody recommend me some...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 06:49 PM
    I have years ago. Suggest you start with 2.0 gr Bullseye and work up to 2.7 gr.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-12-2018, 06:46 PM
    Got the bullets sized and lubed and the GC put on the GC'd bullets. Going to test 8 shot strings (18 test strings) in 3 rifles; 30-30, 308W and 30-06. Will test 3 different powders in each rifle with each style of bullet; Unique, 2400 and RL7. ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-10-2018, 05:16 PM
    From my treatise on my 45-70 trapdoor loads; PART III: I had several reasons for developing duplex 45-70 loads. Maintaining accuracy w/o cleaning between shots or every 10 shots or so was foremost as I didn’t want to carry a lot of cleaning...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-09-2018, 08:11 PM
    gishooter I've been using the Lee TL314-90-SWC for 20+ years. Prior I used RBs and commercial swaged 32 WCs and SWCs for subsonic "cat's sneeze" and small game loads. I also used GC'd 105 and 118 gr cast for higher velocity loads for varmint...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-09-2018, 11:52 AM
    Sometimes they fit but normally they require fitting .
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-09-2018, 11:49 AM
    In the early 1900's it was very common for competition shooting. It greatly reduces fouling. Most BP competitions do not allow it today.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-08-2018, 01:48 PM
    The Lyman SME receiver sight or the M48 sight fits the M96 as well as the M98 because the rear receiver ring is essentially the same ssize on both.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-08-2018, 11:38 AM
    Really? 6 pages of posts on what powder to use in the 45 ACP under a 200 gr SWC......goes to show what a wonderfully versatile cartridge John Moses Browning came up with.......:-) I still prefer 5 gr Bullseye........
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-08-2018, 11:34 AM
    Lyman 377449 cast of COWWs + 2% tin, WQ'd, sized .377, lubed with 2500+ or NRA 50/50, Hornady GCs and loaded over 46 gr IMR4895 with a 1 - 1 1/2 gr Dacron filler. Runs 2150 - 2190 fps out of my M70 Winchester (24" barrel) with excellent accuracy. ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-08-2018, 11:21 AM
    I concur that the RCBS 30-150-FN is an excellent lighter weight bullet in the 30-30, especially M94s with 12" twists. Your 300 Savage should also have a 12" twist and the RCBS bullets should be excellent. I was also using H4895 in my M94s with...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-08-2018, 11:09 AM
    I've shot numerous 311291 bullets cast from old and new Lyman moulds, including my own 311291 mould which I've had since the late '60s, and never had a chambering problem when seated and crimped in the crimp groove of properly trimmed 30-30 cases. ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-08-2018, 10:54 AM
    If you want a cast bullet that will, after zeroing, regulate to the range settings on the rear sight then the 311359 is the best choice. At 1850 fps it can do extremely well matching POI with the rear sight range settings to 300 yards.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-08-2018, 10:40 AM
    "I think the twist rate is the killer." That would be correct. The "odd flyers" are the result of the bullet exceeding it's RPM Threshold. The first load at 1515 fps is running 136,350 rpm....The heavier loads are obviously pushing the RPM over...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-07-2018, 11:15 AM
    Good luck, good hunting, hold hard and shoot straight.....if you bag another a similar detailed report would be much appreciated.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-07-2018, 11:01 AM
    Speaking of 7x57 psi's; I have pressure tested numerous factory and milsurp (going back to DWM 1918 headstamp) in my M1895 Chilean Mauser with the M43 Oehler. Federal factory ammunition of known factory measured psi was used as "reference"...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-07-2018, 10:43 AM
    Excellent job. For a factory HP stem performance was as I would have expected because the HP is very deep and the 7mm bullet doesn't have the diameter mass that larger caliber bullets have. I found years ago, with the factory HP stem, that even...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-06-2018, 10:20 AM
    I've shot a lot of RBs, "button" cast bullets and 210 gr "shuttlecock" Rapine bullets in my H&R carbine and Officer's Model TDs. I found Bullseye to be a much better powder than Unique for such bullets.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-04-2018, 06:21 PM
    I will take the Lyman 4 Cavity Mold 357446 .358" 162gr SWC with nutcracker handles $65 Shipped USPS Priority mail medium flat rate box using PayPal. PM sent
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-29-2018, 11:47 PM
    No disagreement. I love the.17 Mach 2. My favorite is a Magnum Research semi-auto with a Kidd two stage trigger, I also have the .17 Mach 2 in CZ's, Sako Quads and Contenders. That doesn't change the fact that the cartridge is almost dead. ...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    09-29-2018, 12:44 PM
    That is one of the primary reasons the cartridge is on life support. Dirty chambers in a shouldered rimfire in semi-auto don't mix so chamber dimension's between manufactures vary greatly. Between the case splits and slam fires ammo manufactures...
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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