MidSouth Shooters SupplyLee PrecisionADvertise hereTitan Reloading
RotoMetals2Inline FabricationRepackboxWideners

Tab Content
  • 454PB's Avatar
    03-21-2020, 11:39 PM
    I broke so many inertia pullers that I quit using them. Yeah, they work for pulling jacketed bullets in most cases, but not well for handgun ammo, and especially heavily crimped revolver ammo. I use a redneck puller that requires a cheap pair of...
    23 replies | 449 view(s)
  • 454PB's Avatar
    03-12-2020, 01:01 PM
    No, I haven't used Lee alox with .454 loads, although I have used it for other calibers. I own four .454's and two .45 Colts, so any lower velocity loads are loaded in the .45 Colts. My purpose in replying to your question was to address the...
    10 replies | 632 view(s)
  • 454PB's Avatar
    03-10-2020, 12:33 PM
    I have a Puma .454, it feeds the Lee 300 Gr. GC boolit well when it is seated to crimp in the front crimp groove. Seated to crimp in the rear groove it is "iffy". I suggest you use Bluedot for loads reduced to that velocity. As already stated, you...
    10 replies | 632 view(s)
  • 454PB's Avatar
    03-09-2020, 11:28 PM
    Why did the old time linotype machines require "sweetening" of the alloy? According to what I've read, the Sb and Sn oxidized off and had to be replenished.
    21 replies | 925 view(s)
  • 454PB's Avatar
    03-09-2020, 01:51 PM
    That is a mild load, and it sounds like you had a bad case. In 48 years of shooting and reloading .44 magnum, I've never had that happen. My cases always fail due to mouth splits, I then trim them down for their new life as .44 specials. One other...
    20 replies | 883 view(s)
  • 454PB's Avatar
    03-09-2020, 01:24 PM
    That Wing is an 1100 cc. My only 1100 was a 1983. I removed and rebuilt the carbs on it, took me about 6 hours, but I was quite meticulous. The worst part of the job is resetting the floats, and that is very important to proper running. My present...
    18 replies | 1463 view(s)
  • 454PB's Avatar
    03-08-2020, 11:16 PM
    I've owned six Gold Wings over the years, but none with the single carb alteration. I've read that it reduces horsepower. Synchronizing the carbs is not difficult, but does require the proper tool.
    18 replies | 1463 view(s)
  • 454PB's Avatar
    03-04-2020, 02:38 PM
    454PB replied to a thread XXXXtype alloy? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Here's a picture of some of my stash, includes linotype, monotype, and some of the copper spacers in the mix. I was given about a ton of this many years ago. Some was simply mixed together for alloying with pure, some is still in the forms I...
    43 replies | 1653 view(s)
No More Results
About 454PB

Basic Information

About 454PB
Helena, Mt.
Guns, handloading, hunting, motorcycles, performing music
Retired...full time shooter!


You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore


Total Posts
Total Posts
Posts Per Day
General Information
Last Activity
Yesterday 11:39 PM
Join Date

2 Friends

  1. Arctic Blues Arctic Blues is offline

    Boolit Bub

    Arctic Blues
  2. Bob Krack Bob Krack is offline

    Boolit Master at Heavens Range

    Bob Krack
Showing Friends 1 to 2 of 2
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