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    Yesterday, 10:45 AM
    I just found a link for a lot of reading! Thanks Markopolo!
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  • Tackleberry41's Avatar
    10-20-2018, 03:25 PM
    Titegroup in a 45 colt is such a small amount. I messed w it one day, but velocity was all over the place. Way better off w trailboss.
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    10-20-2018, 01:14 AM
    Numrich Arms might have the parts you need
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    10-19-2018, 07:08 PM
    ¥ certain hunter from the Orofino, Idahd, ' vicinity is going to be a mite more careful what he's shooting at from now on. Out hunting elk, he suddenly grabbed his rifle and fired away. It turned out that he'd blasted a farmer's horse out from...
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    10-19-2018, 07:00 PM
    I PC coat then check and size and then PC coat and size one more time at .225 for my AR15 with both my 55gr BATOR and my 69gr MiHec mold bullets. I use 24gr of IMR4831 and 20.5gr of IMR 4895 for the 69gr bullet and 21gr of Hodgdon 4895 for the 55gr...
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    10-16-2018, 09:22 AM
    Yea its rare to find someone shooting 45-70 who does not reload them. Knew a guy who worked at a range, gave me buckets of brass. Not one 45-70 over the course of 2 years. Think found 5 45 colts. Pistol it was 9, 40 and 45. Rifles 223, steel cases,...
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    10-15-2018, 03:36 PM
    The rare 45AR book data I have seen tends to be a bit mild. Its always based on 50 yo thinking that only cast bullets will be used. Plus the surplus guns it was often run in. Its just such a low demand thing for much other data to be out there. ...
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    10-15-2018, 03:30 PM
    The Sub 2000 works in 9mm its not really enough for the 40. I had a 9 and 40, the 40 went back to the factory after a box of ammo as it got loose, you could fold it about 1/4in when locked open. Got rid of it when it came back. The bolt is really...
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    10-15-2018, 03:26 PM
    I bought a 80gr NOE 223 mold. Already had a 55gr. Mostly it was for subsonic, with a fixed velocity, weight is what you want. They shoot great sub and full power. Mold can cast PB or GC, PB works fine subsonic. 55gr works well in my 22 hornet. ...
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    10-15-2018, 03:19 PM
    Seating depth has a big effect. Books tend to say '180gr bullet' like the Lee manual. But what 180gr? I recently loaded some 450bushmaster, straight from the hodgdon site. I did not have the specific barnes 300gr listed in the data, used a hornady...
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    10-13-2018, 03:41 PM
    I found the NOE expanders I already have work well. Trying to go from 8mm to 44 cal wrecked a couple cases when I started out. Not found much need for sizing in use. Just tumble and load.
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    10-13-2018, 12:20 PM
    I like Avogunner's suggestion to mark the brass for specific rifles/pistols. I may start doing that for the rifles I have multiples of to segregate the brass for each I have one Lee Enfield with a very sloppy chamber that requires necksized brass...
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    10-11-2018, 09:24 PM
    Charlie is back making them the last I knew a few months ago. He doesn't post a lot but he is on the forum regularly.
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    10-10-2018, 04:12 PM
    I tried both my cylinders in a black hawk at the shop, both fit fine. Mine was bought w ACP and 45 colt cyl, one in the shop someone lost the colt cyl as only has ACP. Was tempted, but no need, plus a bit steep considering only has the one cyl.
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    10-10-2018, 04:05 PM
    Trail boss works, I worked up a subsonic load with solo 1000 as I had a big keg of it, looking for places to use it. Works in all my subsonic stuff. The primer is the corrosive part of the ammo, so pulled steel stuff your still shooting...
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    10-10-2018, 04:01 PM
    A bag of brass is not that much, vs screwing with pulling and everything else. Have a 200gr and 174gr mold need to try in my SKS. maybe when I get the pile of other ammo that needs done whittled down to a reasonable level.
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    10-10-2018, 03:59 PM
    Yow is $350 the going rate? I looked them up on gunbroker, had prices like $350, but no bids. Guess I lucked out for $100, nice clean bore. Missing a barrel band and rear swivel, but not seen where its an issue when it comes to shooting it.
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    10-10-2018, 03:57 PM
    I am looking into a mold for mine. Probably get a custom one. Hard to find a 452 mold 250gr and up thats not going to have a crimp groove. The FTX being used is smooth sided, a bit hard to taper crimp on top of the crimp groove. I tried some 300gr...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    10-10-2018, 12:27 AM
    Go to Ebay and make a custom search for dies you are looking for. I do that for specific molds or rifle components when I'm looking for new or used items. I get an email once a day on my searches if a new item is ever listed that meets my search...
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    10-10-2018, 12:06 AM
    The Type 99s are chambered in 7.7x58 (basically .31 caliber like an Lee-Enfield or Mosin-Nagant) and is comparable to 30-06 or 308Win in effectiveness. For reloading, its easier to load for than the Type 38s as you can use trimmed down and reformed...
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    10-08-2018, 02:35 PM
    Depends on the gun, a carbine barrel and your exceeding 10mm pistol ballistics. And accuracy will depend, I have seen 40 pistols that were more like shotguns and others that were pretty accurate.
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    10-08-2018, 02:31 PM
    With new cases you can shoot 308 bullets. Once fired they will not last long sizing them up and down. Mine blows them out where a .324 bullet will drop right in. So I bought an 8mm mauser collet die, shaved a little off the bottom so it sizes the...
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    10-08-2018, 02:24 PM
    They are out there, but some a bit questionable. I bought one of the Bueller style for a 95 model, not really much holding it in, stays in on safe, but falls out on fire. Is going to vary widely by the rifle. My m48 I bought a timney trigger w a...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    10-06-2018, 10:51 PM
    I have two loads for my AR15s. Mihec 69gr mold, gas-checked and sized at .225" with 24gr IMR4831 Lee 55gr BATOR Mold. gas-checked and sized at .225" with 20gr IMR4895 both lubed with White Label Lubes 2500 lube Both function my 20" AR15 1-7"...
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    10-02-2018, 08:05 AM
    I will pay a fair price, won't stand there trying to talk them down or sweeten the deal. But yes one does wonder how some places stay open. Someone I knew worked at a gun range, probably why it stayed open. Was not gun sales. He would go weeks...
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    10-02-2018, 07:57 AM
    Yea how many times have we been on this ride? They spend a couple million and keep the M16. Im beginning to wonder if sci fi movies are right and 1000years from now we will have space ships and still be using some variant of the M16.
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    10-02-2018, 07:54 AM
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    Yea bet people just waited inline to fork over $400.
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    09-29-2018, 10:52 AM
    Ended up w a 50cal TC hawken. Somebody had mounted the out of production duo ring set up. Looks neat but not very practical as its murder to clean or thread a nipple into with it mounted. Removing it every time isnt going to work. So will take it...
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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