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    08-16-2019, 01:42 PM
    I believe shrinkage of the molten vs solid in copper is substantial enough to make this pretty impractical. Sizing would be a BEAR and you'd have to have custom graphite molds that would quickly wear out. Far better pursuit would be to get a...
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    08-13-2019, 04:57 PM
    I'm in for a thousand Sent from my Moto G Play using Tapatalk
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    08-12-2019, 08:17 PM
    John McCorkle replied to a thread Why me? in Our Chapel
    Wow great perspective. I heard someone say that 'bad things happened to a good person' just once. He bled and died in our place.... Thanks for this reminder and praying for you guys tonight Sent from my Moto G Play using Tapatalk
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    08-07-2019, 11:10 AM
    John McCorkle replied to a thread Casting for 223 in Cast Boolits
    Is the reason to cast hotter/faster because there is less thermal mass (less lead) in the mold to feed it heat from inside I am guessing? Sent from my Moto G Play using Tapatalk
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    08-07-2019, 09:57 AM
    John McCorkle replied to a thread Casting for 223 in Cast Boolits
    What velocity are you looking to get to or stay under? Sent from my Moto G Play using Tapatalk
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    08-05-2019, 12:24 AM
    I have alot of reading up and testing to do. Man thanks for the good info here...alot more than I can take in just one evening but I'll chew through it tomorrow and this week....set up a test plan (sort out which factors I want to test, how, and in...
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    08-03-2019, 01:16 PM
    Is there a linear correlation between amount on antimony and brittleness? Ie what if I took a 16:1 pb/sn and added a bit of wheel weight to the mix? If I find 16:1 doesn't get me accuracy would a touch of antimony help (of course nothing is for...
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    08-02-2019, 11:08 PM
    What is it in the alloy of coww that will make them brittle? I'm planning an alloy for a mihec hp mold I got for 300 blk use...prob going to be around 2000fps or so...was going to sweeten coww with a bit of pure (70/30 or so) but your post has...
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    08-02-2019, 12:19 PM
    Thanks, that thread got my wheels turning...maybe pull the cap, out in an earplug (foam) and put one of those finger cot sized rubber sleeves (like a finger of a latex glove) with a dry silica packet too large to fit down the bore inside? The...
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    08-02-2019, 10:31 AM
    So I am going to make my first muzzleloader hunt this year. Found a super accurate load and have been having a blast casting/shooting it! Using an inline but using loose powder...and as much as I would love it to never be the case but; I don't...
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    07-31-2019, 10:22 PM
    Hi all Spent some time working up a load for ML season in Louisiana coming up Oct 21!!! Settled on using the 50 Cal Lee REAL -320 grain out of a 1:28 twist Durofelt wad 95 grains Pyrex RS Bore butter on the bullet bands 1" at 50...
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    07-29-2019, 06:04 PM
    I wish Lee offered this as a six gang mold...I go through a mountain of them Sent from my Moto G Play using Tapatalk
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    07-27-2019, 08:34 PM
    Ended up finding a good load combo...broke down and bought some felt from durofelt Lee 50 Cal 320 REAL (bore butter on bands) 1:28 twist 95 grain Pyrodex RS 209 primer Felt wad (no lube) Put the chronograph at the target after I worked...
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    07-27-2019, 10:51 AM
    Ha i think it would be better to ask how the bone would react being hit by that....ans likely, it'll shatter like a dimestore plate and send multiple fragments as secondary wound channels....while the bullet plows on through Sent from my Moto G...
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    07-27-2019, 08:40 AM
    278 grain at 2100fps? Most anything I think...but I am only familiar with game in No. America...I can't imagine many animals on Earth fairing well against a properly placed round like that though Sent from my Moto G Play using Tapatalk
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    07-20-2019, 08:32 PM
    Yup in a 1:48 yoj may get to push it faster/ harder. I have a 1:28 and i doubt I'll get to push it that fast with good accuracy Sent from my Moto G Play using Tapatalk
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    07-20-2019, 10:17 AM
    Not thinking 'wet' more like a waxy base that requires heat to drive into the felt/cardboard. Few places here on how to make your own lubed felt wads. As long as the lube mixture would harden up some and not be dripping (say half beeswax or so)...
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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
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