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  • gnostic's Avatar
    11-09-2017, 01:49 PM
    You're spot on, nickel plating is normally found on high pressure ammo for the reasons you mentioned. It's about the way the case, grips the chamber wall and ejects. They probably don't last too long because, I load nickle cases on the warm side...
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    11-08-2017, 12:13 PM
    The negative in shooting steel is, the amount of ammo I shoot-up. In good weather, I'm shooting around 2k rounds a month. I'm having a hard time keeping up with casting, case cleaning and loading ammo.
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    11-07-2017, 03:03 PM
    gnostic replied to a thread 30-30 in Cast Boolits
    Are you using an M die? It sounds like the case may not be expanded large enough...
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    11-04-2017, 08:46 PM
    gnostic replied to a thread difficult to seat... in Gas Checks
    That's a great idea, I'm going to try that on the whole mold in an effort to cast smaller bullets... 'difficult to seat...' It depends on how big your bullets are, measure the shank and you'll know what's up...
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    11-02-2017, 11:49 AM
    Small base dies will make your problems will go away...
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    10-29-2017, 12:30 PM
    gnostic replied to a thread 6.5 BlowMore in Factory Rifles
    You'll have a lot of great guns when you're my age and the 1911 in your avatar's, looking great to me...
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    10-29-2017, 09:57 AM
    gnostic replied to a thread 6.5 BlowMore in Factory Rifles
    I'm shooting 6.5 Remington mag in a 40X and 600 Remington carbine at around 2900 FPS, with moly bullets and without noticeable barrel wear. My groups are .5" to .75" for 120-140 grain bullets with H4831. Before moly coating, I used to clean the...
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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
GC Gas Check