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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 09:47 AM
    Yes, magnum primers are supposed to have more flame, so to speak. In a revolver chamber with its long throat (essentially free-bore) and the barrel cylinder/gap the time/pressure curve will be a bit different from that of the same load fired in a...
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    Yesterday, 04:32 PM
    Apparently Hatcher changed his mind after writing/publishing "Hatcher's Notebook"........
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    10-18-2019, 01:08 PM
    An excellent bullet in my 7x57 M95 Mauser. When cast of COWW + 2% tin I found 26 gr IMR4895 with a Dacron filler to be a very accurate load. In your 7-08, should you choose to try IMR4895, I suggest starting at 20 gr and work up to 27 gr with a...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-17-2019, 10:00 AM
    I load a lot of M193 equivalent 5.56 NATO on a Dillon 550B. Once fired military cases are sizes with a standard 223 Rem RCBS X-die (most often is a single stage press), the primer pocket swaged (Dillon primer pocket swage) and the case mouth...
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    10-17-2019, 09:41 AM
    The Rhineland barrel shanks are threaded long enough to fit into the deeper threaded M93 - M96 actions. Your M98 SR action is not threaded as deep because of it's internal collar as mentioned. Thus the excess threading sticks out. A simple...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-14-2019, 10:33 AM
    Common accuracy modifications to tube fed lever actions back in the day were; File the end cap screw down so it doesn't put pressure on the barrel. Shorten the magazine spring so it sticks out the end of the tube 4 - 6". Free float the...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-14-2019, 10:21 AM
    The gun smith tested the hardness and head spacing, all seamed fine but recommended using the Receiver for a boat anchor. Seems he contradicted himself.........have heard the exact same thing said (boat anchor) about Arisakas, MNs and even of...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-14-2019, 10:11 AM
    I do a bit of walk abouts and have for years. My rifles for such are most often my Winchester M70 XTR or my Contender Carbine both chambered in .223. I shoot mostly jacketed bullets in them but, if small game is on the menu, carry some cast loads...
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    10-14-2019, 09:52 AM
    The RCBS 35-200-FN loaded in 38 SPL to oal of 1.64" chambers fine in the Contender test barrel and is max length in my Ruger Security Six. I'll load some of the requested loads and test them.
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    10-14-2019, 09:22 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Cabelas' BS in Our Town
    Have to show ID and/or give age to buy ammo but not to vote in federal election.........what a country.......
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-13-2019, 02:29 PM
    I think someone has doe that but not 45 ACP but to a longer version of the 45 ACP?
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-13-2019, 02:26 PM
    Just waiting on the Fed paperwork to suppress mine....already have the barrel threaded.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-13-2019, 02:14 PM
    I will endeavor to persevere..........Will load a dummy round and see how far out I can seat it to fit in the Contender test barrel.
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    10-13-2019, 10:42 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread WTS/WTT Dies in Swappin & Sellin
    Ill take; 10mm/40SW HORNADY 3 piece New Dimension titanium $25 plus shipping. PM sent
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-11-2019, 01:56 PM
    With the 225107 GC'd I prefer Bullseye to duplicate 22LR velocities and Unique to duplicate 22 Magnum velocities. Data from Lyman CBH #3
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-11-2019, 10:18 AM
    If you have a bullet that fits the throat/groove diameter then a flat base is best as the HB isn't needed. As previously mentioned the HB on the Lee bullet has a skirt way to thick to obturate at low Carbine level loads. The Army Ordnance people...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-10-2019, 04:38 PM
    "There seems to be very little difference in accuracy between zero variance in weight and about 5 percent." This is correct with most rifles, especially milsurp rifles being shot with issue sights at 50 - 100 yards/meters. However, with really...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-10-2019, 03:33 PM
    No, you will not need .464" bullets if your TDs bore if your measurements is .462 - .463. If your bullets drop out of the mould at .462+ you are good to go. TDs have little to no throat so a larger bullet isn't needed. My bullets are only .0005...
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    10-10-2019, 11:39 AM
    Are you sizing those Lee's? Is your mould the 459-405-HB? My Lee mould with a 16-1 alloy (used with BP loads) drop at .462 - .464. With COWW + 2& mixed 50/50 with lead they also drop that large. I use those with smokeless powder loads. If...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-10-2019, 10:07 AM
    The M1873s and the ammunition served well at the LBH. Contrary to myth and Hollywood they were not really a problem. koger Excellent find. I bought one about 28 years ago just to get the grip adaptor for my H&R OM where it was more...
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    10-10-2019, 10:03 AM
    Guy La Pourqe "........I am currently playing with smokeless loads in 45-70 in a Rem roller repro, and am sitting down to do some serious work with it. Question - in your opinion, how fast should a 510 grain round nose be moving in this calibre...
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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