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    04-03-2020, 01:13 PM
    I had a friend suggest trying to use up some of my odds and ends of powder rather than worrying about trying to find load in powder I have in quantity. Use up the odd ball stuff, then find a load for the mainstays I want to have on hand. Was a...
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    04-03-2020, 11:06 AM
    What he said! I have a motto. I darn sure don't want to get injured with the safety equipment that would have prevented it sitting right over there. So safety glasses, or even face shield, boots, jeans, leather apron, gloves are sitting...
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    04-01-2020, 01:46 PM
    RogerDat replied to a thread Organ pipes? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    I added the results of testing by member BNE (thanks!) to the pictures in post #43 Edits in red above each picture. There was a significant range. The thin pipes that were very soft. Felt and melted like tin were 80% tin. Weight 8.2 lbs. ...
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    04-01-2020, 01:12 PM
    Found Modern Reloading 2nd Edition - By Richard Lee has BL-C(2) loads, as well as Varget and H335 with loads sub 2k fps. Also 4895 load data. That book covers these powders better than Lyman 4th does. It also lists each powder and bullet weight...
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    03-31-2020, 05:06 PM
    With the upper pot used to feed pre-melted lead into the lower pot one is casting from it should be high speed without a doubt. Any drips from the upper pot are just going to the lower (casting) pot.
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    03-30-2020, 09:44 PM
    Does a magnum primer help with the burn efficiency? I have a bullet much like the 314299 it is an NOE mold intended for 303 British. Hadn't thought about it but maybe I should size and gas check a few for testing with the BL-C(2). I do have...
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    03-30-2020, 10:34 AM
    Bunch of brass is prepped and ready to load, have a bunch of cast Lee 309-170 bullets sized, gas checked, and powder coated. As soon as I can write down loads I'm putting in the cases on an index card... Still doing some digging. I really want to...
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    03-29-2020, 11:37 PM
    Online non-cast 4198 isn't listed in load data. Lyman Cast Bullet manual lists it. Like varget it is a "staple" in my pantry so I'm going to give it a try. Am really not having good luck with loads for BL-C(2) powder. Jacketed yes. But with a...
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    03-26-2020, 01:05 PM
    Thanks for the info. The rifles (and Enfields in general) are noted for being oil soaked right behind the bolt, where the stock begins. The guns were oiled and stacked butt down. Naturally over time that oil tended to permeate the wood where it...
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    03-26-2020, 12:54 PM
    The most 22 I have "used" in the last 10 years was giving my sisters youngest grandson some for when he goes up north with his family he can get some "range time" in. During the tribulations post Sandy Hook the kid was still shooting my Y2K...
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    03-25-2020, 05:31 PM
    I never really could figure that thing with the .22's out. Can't easily reload it so have to buy it. But one has to wonder is this a case of people snapping it up because there was a shortage before? Or did they maybe get caught short before? ...
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    03-25-2020, 03:06 PM
    Well as the world changes some business opportunities end, others come into existence. [smilie=1:
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    03-24-2020, 12:51 PM
    You do know that some of that hand sanitizer is bootleg. Nothing more than lube from lover's lane and some green food coloring in an empty sanitizer bottle.
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    03-24-2020, 12:47 PM
    Working on brass for 308 test loads to be loaded as time permits. Have about 100 annealed, sized, and trimmed so ready for powder. Have some PC I can do as the weather has warmed up a bit outside making the garage more comfortable. Have a...
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    03-24-2020, 12:37 PM
    Be nice or I will send you a picture of myself in "business casual" when working from home, you best hope I tie the robe shut or... well a wire brush and some bleach won't be able to scrub that image from your brain. Assuming you can find bleach. ...
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    03-24-2020, 12:27 PM
    I'm just in the process of loading to find out. Still have some cosmoline to clean off too. So I can't speak from experience to your question. These are reported to be very accurate. They have a 12 round magazine and take the Enfield style...
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    03-23-2020, 07:12 PM
    Only thing I can figure is we better send a warning out to gun shows and gun shops that a bunch of BP junkies are planning on taking up shoplifting rifles. I have a limited list of firearms I would buy. Limited by my imagination, "I could see...
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    03-23-2020, 06:59 PM
    Thanks for the confirmation. It is an interesting rifle. Last bolt action issued as main rifle to regular military of a country. Indian Home Guard. Filled a niche of using existing factory (jobs saved) to produce a useful rifle that is still in...
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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