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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Today, 10:44 PM
    Thanks for all the replies. Bmortell, In the Lyman 47th, 30-06 cast data lists H-4895, 4064, and 4350 for slow powders for bullet 311284, but has nothing similar in the 49th edition. Likewise, with bullet 31141 w748 is listed in the older...
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    Today, 06:17 PM
    Bmortell , both the 47th and 49th list IMR4895 in all jacketed bullet weights, except for the 220 grain in the 49th. Is it another powder you're thinking of, or another manual?
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    Today, 05:21 PM
    So, as some might know, I recently acquired a 30-06 and have been gathering the needed things to load for it. I've been researching powders and data as well. I use a Lyman 49th as my standard go to book, but I have several others, including a...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 04:19 PM
    lightman replied to a thread Help Needed in Cast Boolits
    I'll guess that with a mold casting bullets that small that the mold is not getting hot enough. You may have to run it as fast as you can to keep the temps up. If it is new you may have to heat cycle it 3 or 4 times too.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 04:12 PM
    I've cast and shot a few of the different Keith Type SWC's weighing in the 250 grain range. RCBS, Lyman and my latest, an H&G.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Today, 01:12 PM
    Thanks for all the replies. I don't have any powder other than 3031 that will work for the 30-06 right now, so I'm going to start there.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 10:24 AM
    Substitute the Wash-N-Wax for the Dawn and continue to use the LemiShine.
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Today, 10:21 AM
    Yeah, me too! When I retired 4 years ago I started cleaning and reorganizing things. My closets, drawers, loading room, shop, ect. In my shop I found several buckets of wheel weights. I mean, I just kept finding them! Also found lots of phone...
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    Today, 09:31 AM
    Weekly bump. Still looking!
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  • kywoodwrkr's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:23 PM
    I'll take Them. PM inbound.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:47 PM
    Thanks for the replies everyone. I hadn't thought about concentricity, but I had thought of reduced case stretching. The extra step doesn't bother me, as I most often shoot cast anyway. I'll have to do some experimenting.
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  • kywoodwrkr's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    Nosler 10mm 180 grain bullets JHP I'll take them PM to follow.
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:34 PM
    Thanks for all the replies. I've always been under the impression that 30-30 bullets would not withstand the velocity when fired out of a 30-06.
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    Yesterday, 07:01 PM
    Fact is I plan to share also. The book I mentioned talks about having a cupboard with meager rations and inviting those that come to share a meal as they look for a better local, while having your stockpile hidden from view. That way they don't...
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    Yesterday, 04:27 PM
    I encourage anyone that is interested in prepping to obtain and read a book entitled Strategic Relocation by Joel Skousen.
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    Yesterday, 04:24 PM
    Majik, I've done some research into prepping and I know much of what you're saying. You say that the game will all be killed... I am not so sure. The reason I say that is, not many people can hunt anymore, or even shoot decent. Back in the...
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    Yesterday, 03:32 PM
    I have a Lyman 30-06 set I got off the PIF section, it's an older set. The seat crimp die is marked pa-22 30-06,308,300sav. It has a floating crimp sleeve with its own adjustment and the seater plug has a lot of adjustment. So, I'd say as long...
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  • kywoodwrkr's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:33 PM
    I'll take these. PM to follow. Soft cover book: Remington Rolling Block by Konrad F Schreier $15 LEE 2-cav mold C309-170F $15
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  • lightman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:09 AM
    lightman replied to a thread powder/primer storage in Our Town
    An old refrigerator is a favorite for storing powder. I also agree to check your local fire codes for allowed amounts, although I expect lots of guys exceed this amount! Personally, I store mine on shelves in my loading room. Powder and primers are...
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:35 AM
    I use an M die to expand the necks of my 30-30 casings when loading cast, and I've done it even when loading jacketed bullets. Would there be any benefit to not using an expander button? I could get a spare and sand it smaller so it wouldn't...
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    Yesterday, 02:15 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Hog hunting on a budget in Our Town
    Might look into state land.
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    Yesterday, 12:06 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Not Happy Today in Cast Boolits
    Any oil in the pot will just burn out with the flux. What did you flux with? I find wax helps the melt to flow better. I use both wax and sawdust. I clean my moulds with lighter fluid. If I get contamination while casting, say from sprue...
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    03-22-2019, 11:58 PM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Not Happy Today in Cast Boolits
    Sounds like you're running the lead too hot. Control the mould temp through cadence and sprue size, not lead temp. I heat my moulds by resting them in the top of the pot so they are partially in the lead probably 5 minutes or more. It will cause...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    03-22-2019, 09:07 PM
    I'll tell her that! She will be tickled!
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  • lightman's Avatar
    03-22-2019, 09:06 PM
    That thought crossed my mind too!
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  • Bazoo's Avatar
    03-22-2019, 12:01 PM
    I always seat and crimp in the same operation. If I was loading for precision I'd separate the operations to limit run out. Once you figure out how to tweak your dies it's not hard at all to set it up to do both. If I was going to do them in a...
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    03-22-2019, 11:52 AM
    Bazoo replied to a thread Pan Lube in Black Powder Cartridge
    That's how I do it, in the wife's oven,I use a little lower heat though at around 150. I push the bullets out of the cake when it's still warm, although I have used a cake cutter. I've never used a hot plate for pan lubing but I have melted...
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  • lightman's Avatar
    03-22-2019, 07:25 AM
    Most of the molds on that list look like they would sell easy enough. I see one or two that I would be interested in if you can get them cheap enough. The problem with buying things for resale is the time that it takes. Even at a bargain price you...
    9 replies | 425 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