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  • 35 shooter's Avatar
    Today, 02:25 PM
    35 shooter replied to a thread Gas piston longevity in AirGuns
    So an average of a piston every 3 years. Did they lose power slowly over time, or just kind of go out all at once?
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    Today, 01:09 PM
    35 shooter replied to a thread Gas piston longevity in AirGuns
    Thanks for the replies. I didn’t realize the pistons had been around that long for sure. Also surprised it could potentially out last a spring. I guess i’ve been comparing them in my mind to the pistons that raise and lower a hatch back car door...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Today, 09:30 AM
    You know Kydex is not hard to work with. A few sheets of Kydex, a harbor freight heat gun, some double cap rivets or small grommets. (I prefer grommets) Use a pad made from an old towel folded to appropriate size for the bottom. Another for...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Today, 09:23 AM
    That is my vote also. I had 2 9mm's keyholing badly with the Lee .356 124. I feed both with those .358 125 rnfp as cast. No sizing. Alloy is roughly 50% COWW and 50% range scrap or soft lead with 1% tin/pewter added. They come out .359-.3595...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Today, 09:16 AM
    My favorite is the Lee .312 185 gr gas check. Size to suit your barrel. Second favorite is the little .314 90 gr tumble lubed Truncated Cone by lee. This is an awesome plinking or small game round. Over 4-5 grains of Red Dot it is quiet, and...
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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    Today, 12:38 AM
    Started experimenting with the Buffalo bore. Good results so far. If they came out with reloader 7 / 4198 alternative i would jump on it. Sent from my SM-G925T using Tapatalk
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  • 35 shooter's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 AM
    Iíve only gotten back into air guns over the last couple of years, so the gas piston guns were new to me. Springers and pneumatic pumps and of course co2 are all I knew of as a kid and young adult. My question for those that have followed air...
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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:19 PM
    @@ that garage.... so much room for projects.... I live in an apartment so excuse my excitement. I designed my dream home with a 5 car garage that has a loft as my man cave for reloading.
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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:17 PM
    I rolled the dice on the Lee C309-150-RF. It works great for me in a Mossberg 464 and no regrets.
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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:16 PM
    You can order specialized sizes from leeprecision.com, but just expect a long wait time. I ordered a .275 for paper patching my .270 Win. Took a long while, like 6+ weeks. I couldn't find a size close to what I need to hone out. If I need a certain...
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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:55 PM
    I have 5 different 9mm pistols. What I did was to slug them and compare all there bores. I chose to size to the biggest and went with .357 inches. Then I measured the chambers of them all used the shortets COL. Next was the crimp I started with...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:35 PM
    I'll take #3 RCBS Universal hand primer, even with a part missing. PM to follow.
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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:14 PM
    @@ so much space and room. I would be too bussy napping in the floor. I can barely fit into my reloading room.
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  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 AM
    I did this group buy at the request of one of the members. Thought he'd at least sign up
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:23 AM
    Fed Auto Match for the pair of 22/45's as said above they eat that stuff up. I did buy 2,000 rounds of CCI Mini Mags for the rifle. And a thousand rounds of .22mag for the Heritage Rough Rider. Pretty good stash on hand. Never had a...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:19 AM
    Your on the couch, out of the bed, out of the picture, STAY THERE! Don't move. Do Not go, do not load water, do not hook up trailer. Lock it up and leave it sit. Sell camper or keep is your call. To stop enabling, just stop. Only takes...
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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:46 AM
    Rcmaveric replied to a thread 6.5 MM woes in Cast Boolits
    You are right. I had to nose size the 6.5 RCBS bullets and the NOE 6.5 Grendel bullets to keep them from falling into the cases and chamber correctly. I was able to get the NOE 6.5 Grendel bullets to some what shoot, but it was a lot of work and...
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  • Iron Whittler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:41 AM
    My 2 cents worth is It is more of a matter of what a person is comfortable with. If they are comfortable shooting a particular cal/rifle combo, they are more apt to shoot it regular. I've known numerous one gun shooters that were awesome hunters and...
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  • Iron Whittler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:17 AM
    Have not loaded any BP loads in my 500 mag yet. I bet it'll smoke 'um out. I am fortunate to own my own 100 yd. range. Any complainers don't get invited back. :Fire:
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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:15 AM
    I like CCI 22LR, and i use those for hunting. My 22 will blow out bulseyes at 50 yards with it if i do my part. For the kids i give them bulk what ever box i could find though the Federals do decent to make the kids happy enough. Federals are...
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  • Iron Whittler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:00 AM
    Check your cylinder throats for size. Mine were so tight, factory jacketed bullets would not pass through without force. A trip to Doug Guy on this forum, problem solved. Tight throats most often cause barrel leading with cast and poor accuracy with...
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  • Iron Whittler's Avatar
    08-13-2018, 11:18 PM
    Brownell's sells a 5% nickel rod for gas/tig welding. I blues beautifully and is very strong. Tig welding with this rod would do the job nicely. :Fire:
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    08-13-2018, 08:51 PM
    The flip side of that coin is being able to load for your .410 in a SHTF situation. I personally prefer the magtech 2.5" brass hulls. But finding data for smokeless powder takes some real google-fu. Not to say it can't be done, just not easy. ...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    08-13-2018, 08:40 PM
    IMO there are no bad calibers, some are just more interesting than others. Some may be more difficult to get to work with a particular combination. But thus far I have found no caliber that could not be accurate with a little time and load...
    65 replies | 958 view(s)
  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    08-13-2018, 06:58 PM
    I feel that he should have pulled some bullets also. I have seen this discussed around. Hence not leaving your powder in the hopper. I would think that the powder has to be in contact with the bullet. So if he stored is ammo projectile up I don't...
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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    08-13-2018, 04:18 PM
    http://www.adi-powders.com.au/powder-equivalents/ I trust that chart. Use it wisely and within reason. N130 is an equivalent of Reloader 7 and 4198. Not: An equivalent. Not an equal. So start low and work up. 6.5x55 is going to be a beast...
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  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    08-13-2018, 03:40 PM
    I have been swaging jacketed bullets using donor brass from cartridge cases for a while now. I recently did a gun show, and as a discussion starter (promoting my reloading classes), I brought along a sample box showing examples of many of the swaged...
    1 replies | 164 view(s)
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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