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    Yesterday, 03:57 PM
    About ten years ago I had a rifle that I couldn't get to shoot commercially available projectiles satisfactorily and I was getting tired of buying bullet$ that didn't work. One day a big brown truck brought me a really BIG brown box with a Lee...
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    Yesterday, 01:38 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread will i ever grow up?? in Our Town
    Worked at a shop awhile back where someone (???) adapted a similar gun to use shop compressed air. Seem to recall some folks use scuba tanks as well.
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    Yesterday, 01:27 PM
    I can't take opioids because I took them too long to manage chronic back pain and risk a very unpleasant withdrawal if I take even one or two. That didn't stop a dentist (several years ago) from prescribing 30 (!!!!) tablets after a difficult...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:36 AM
    Cast a few hundred each of NOE 453-200's, Accurate 40-180C's and Lee 452-255's. Cast the NOE boolits because I needed practice ammo for my carry gun, the Accurate 38WCF boolits in memory of John Kort and I have no idea why I cast the Lee 45 Colt...
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    Yesterday, 12:23 AM
    Been wondering where that wench wandered off to! Had a date with her awhile back and I hope she understands she's not welcome here again. She was on my mind tonight but I was casting with some low-risk ingots and proper gear so she wouldn't have had...
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    Yesterday, 12:11 AM
    I've had this 4-cavity mould sitting on the shelf for a year or three, finally ran out of 45acp ammo so it was time to see how NOE's copy of the H&G 68 works. In a word; great! I did the heat-cycle break-in process when the mould arrived but today...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    03-18-2018, 11:44 PM
    I have several Lyman moulds that I've been very pleased with. I'm not surprised by John Boy's success.
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    03-13-2018, 11:12 PM
    Love those "ribs", stores around here used to call them "country style" but now they call them loin chops or something similar. Always cheap, always good. Just look a little funny but that's OK with me!
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    03-13-2018, 11:02 PM
    Nobody. Wild hogs gotta eat, too. ;-) But seriously, ask anyone who's done rescue response or emergency medicine how many calls were the result of something stupid. Asking that question in a college town has an effect on that percentage, trust me....
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    03-13-2018, 03:47 PM
    Must admit I'm on my second "smart" phone even though my "dumb" phone was much smarter than I. I'm learning to use more features as time goes by but the capabilities are mindboggling. I still keep a flip phone around for special situations, amazing...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    03-13-2018, 07:53 AM
    Add the pewter. Air cool. The tin will act as a binder and hold the bullet together and let the bullet flow/expand without fracturing.
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    03-12-2018, 05:34 PM
    TXGunNut replied to a thread Movie: Wind River in Our Town
    I love driving through that part of the country, will need to find the DVD.
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    03-12-2018, 04:49 PM
    I take pics of good groups to send to my shooting buddy if he cancels on me. ;-) I used to label & save targets but they piled up and I never looked at them. I'll also take pics to help with my load notebook when I get home.
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    03-12-2018, 04:26 PM
    Thanks for re-posting that, pietro. I've noticed he hasn't been posting much in the past several weeks but hoped he was just busy. Hope you don't mind that I re-posted over on the Winchester Collectors' forum, he's going to be missed there as well.
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    03-12-2018, 03:19 PM
    Mine is a sporter weight rifle so I don't enjoy shooting it off a bench after a few rounds. It's fun to rattle the roof over the firing line but I have other rifles that I enjoy shooting more. I upgraded my wimp pad since I fired it last, old one is...
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    03-12-2018, 03:07 PM
    Actually pulled the cover off my Dillon 550 and loaded 200 rounds of .380acp over the weekend. Hate loading those tiny things but I've given up finding any 45acp practice rounds, time to pour a big pile of boolits and load them. Figured since the...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    03-11-2018, 01:10 AM
    Must be new to shooting and have never shot long range have you?
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    03-10-2018, 07:54 PM
    How do they shoot?
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    03-10-2018, 07:11 PM
    That's why federal uses the plastic ball. I find the slugs all the time laying at the range that were stopped by the snow. They were perfect. A little compressed but the base was nice and round. And that is why they shoot so well.
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    03-10-2018, 07:04 PM
    Faster lighter bullets slow down faster. They do not have the mass to maintain the momentum. Been proved about 10M times and counting
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  • TXGunNut's Avatar
    03-10-2018, 06:38 PM
    I have one of the earliest 550's and during it's first 18 years it loaded over 200,000 rounds of .38 ammo for PPC competition and no small amount of 45acp and a dab of 9mm and 40S&W. Like all the early machines that were used to make lots of ammo it...
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  • Blammer's Avatar
    03-10-2018, 11:04 AM
    I just water drop my ww alloy for my 35 whelen and it punched through a hog at about 200 yds, vel was about 2500 fps starting out.
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  • Blammer's Avatar
    03-10-2018, 11:01 AM
    35 whelen is no more of recoil (IMO) than a 30-06 180gr factory load. if you have your rifle rebarreled to 35 whelen make sure they check for feeding of the 35 ammo. when I had mine rebarreled the feed lips pushed the round too far to the left...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    03-10-2018, 04:08 AM
    It will make it to 500. You might have to put a +120 min base on the rifle though or even more!
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    03-10-2018, 04:05 AM
    You can't shoot cast bullets that far!
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    03-08-2018, 10:37 AM
    But the large single one gave too much of a chance for the base to not be cured before coming out of the mold and having a tilted base. Or one with fractures in the stem. That was the main reason for me to switch to the smaller lube groves. I...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    03-08-2018, 12:48 AM
    What i am talking about is if the chamber is actually centered. Look down your chamber right where your throat begins and see if you see a cressent. Like on the Turkish flag.
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    03-08-2018, 12:40 AM
    Fill the throat right with the least amount of distortion to the bullet. I always felt that the more the bullet does not fit the barrel the more the lead has to move and can move to a place you don't want it to move to. That's also to reasoning...
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    03-07-2018, 10:19 PM
    First thing I would do is find out how straight that chamber is. Rem has the worst chambers made bar none.
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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
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