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    Yesterday, 10:08 AM
    I run that boolit at 1.260 in my unaltered Springfield Mil Spec barrel and 3 other 1911 pistols with great accuracy and zero feeding issues. I size at .452. I don't currently use either of the powders you mention, but I load midrange loads from...
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    09-16-2018, 10:42 PM
    I picked up a S&W 929 8 shot 9mm revolver. It used moon clips and had to have them since the chambers don't have stops in them to hold the cartridges in place. The revolver is extremely accurate and easy to shoot well. That said, I can't shoot it a...
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    09-16-2018, 01:10 PM
    My experience is also with a Henry in 45 colt. No problem with cast at all. Quite accurate. No leading with the combinations we were using.
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    09-15-2018, 11:18 PM
    I reload on a Lee Classic Cast turret, which means I do one case at a time. When I resize a case, it is easy to tell if one is cracked or a 380. The pressure on the handle is almost nonexistent with a cracked case as opposed to a normal one. Same...
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    09-15-2018, 10:23 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Are you "particular"? in Cast Boolits
    If they stay in this hobby very long, everyone develops a system that works for them regarding the sequence they do things. A lot depends on their requirements for quality and volume. If your system works for you and produces what you need, well...
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    09-15-2018, 07:32 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Who likes 22 Short? in Rimfire Area
    When using shorts, you need to be sure and clean the chamber of your rifle( assuming it will also shoot LR). You can build up a fouling deposit in the front part of the chamber and it can make feeding and extraction of LR difficult. I know many...
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    09-15-2018, 07:24 PM
    The turrets on my scopes are either covered with caps(hunting scopes) or have reference marks that I have adjusted to zero out when the rifle is sighted in(target style). I check the location of the marks before I start shooting and go from there. ...
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    09-15-2018, 07:13 PM
    WST is not only accurate, it is also very clean. Less powder fouling in the gun or on the brass. It also smells different in a nice way. I use 4.1 grains under both 200 grain SWC and 230 RN(both cast and jacketed).
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    09-15-2018, 03:24 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Who likes 22 Short? in Rimfire Area
    I started my 22 rimfire shooting back in 1962 using 22short hollow points. I used them for squirrels for years. I finally switched over to 22lr when I got into a place where longer shots were available. They are quieter than lr shells. I have taken...
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    09-14-2018, 09:51 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Are you "particular"? in Cast Boolits
    Billiards is something I understood from a mental perspective and enjoyed doing, but, I could never master. I was never even good at it. I think a 5 year old who could push a cue could have beaten me.
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    09-14-2018, 08:14 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Are you "particular"? in Cast Boolits
    MyFlatline----That reminds me of the other kind of person you run into at competitions. They have to bet or they don't want to play. I can understand money making things a bit more exciting. It just isn't that way for someone shooting on a...
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    09-14-2018, 04:11 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Are you "particular"? in Cast Boolits
    If you are shooting for utmost precision, I can understand and see the need for meticulous care in everything having to do with their care and feeding. For those who only need things to be good enough, that just isn't necessary. You can be content...
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    09-14-2018, 02:02 PM
    Interesting. I realize this isn't the answer to your question but, I currently have Titegroup loaded in my Lee Pro Auto Disk hopper and it has been in there for two weeks now with no ill effects on the hopper that I can see. I just got done...
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    09-13-2018, 02:26 PM
    Green Tac1 was what I had problems with. I loaded it with full power loads of Bullseye. Anything over 50-60 rounds and I had a job of work getting the crud ring out. Now I use White Label NRA 50-50 and have no problems at all.
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    09-13-2018, 09:32 AM
    I have the same problem only worse. I can no longer use peep sights to help clear things up. In my case, optical sights are the only cure. Low power scopes work as they allow a fast acquisition of the target and still give a good aiming point. ...
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    09-13-2018, 05:54 AM
    I water drop all my pistol boolits directly from the mold. I know this isn't as consistent as using the oven but it works well enough for me that I don't have issues with accuracy or leading.
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    09-12-2018, 11:30 PM
    About 2 years ago I purchased a used Remington 700 rifle as a donor action and had it rebarrelled and restocked. The action didn't need trued as it had been done by the previous owner. By the time I got finished with the project, I had over $1500...
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    09-12-2018, 08:39 PM
    I didn't take it personally. I was refuting your statement. Since, by your own admission, you have never had the problem, you really don't understand how bad the problem can be. I have had the issue crop up under certain circumstances. At the...
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    09-12-2018, 07:24 PM
    I DO clean my guns after each range trip. I HAVE had the issue with the crud ring. After experimenting, I found that the issue was nearly always caused by the particular lube I was using at the time. Some combinations of lube and powder cause the...
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    09-12-2018, 04:58 PM
    Just out of curiosity, what lube are you using that is giving you such a nasty crud ring? I ask because I used to have the same problem with one particular type of lube. I have since changed lubes and things clean up much easier after a shooting...
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    09-11-2018, 09:42 PM
    Loaded up 300 rounds of 9mm. I plan on doing some practicing at the range in the next few days.
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Long time hunter and fisherman. Recently re-entered reloading and casting for fun and experience after 15 years away.
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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