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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:56 PM
    You said the seater has a crimp ring and that you had the die backed off to only seat the bullet and not crimp. The only thing i can think of is the the brass doesnt have the case and neck support during the seating proccess and that is why your...
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  • 35 shooter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:06 PM
    Great write up on a year’s experience with your tx. I’ve been following your results with it since you first reported on it. I’ve been especially interested in your hunting results since i’m Shooting about the same FPS. and fpe with my 392. We...
    6 replies | 122 view(s)
  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:12 PM
    Its a tough crowd, but I have 3, would not trade any of them. Son in law is currently using the .40sw for home defense. While I like both the 9mm and the .40 the .45acp really made me fall in love with it. And easily the most accurate of my 3. ...
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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    11-16-2018, 10:02 PM
    Rcmaveric replied to a thread Do you ever wonder in Cast Boolits
    I shoot everything i have cast 2 to 3 times a year. I have the jars about the size of the large peanut containers from the dollar store. Each bullet type has three jars. When i get down to one jar i cast and refill the other 2 jars. Each jar holds...
    13 replies | 329 view(s)
  • white eagle's Avatar
    11-16-2018, 10:15 AM
    I could bust Our firearms season for deer opens tomorrow and I just am very pumped its almost like my first season almost 50 years ago do you remember your first season? good luck to all and be safe :p
    6 replies | 293 view(s)
  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    11-16-2018, 09:42 AM
    Measure your chambers seating depth and check your throat diameter. Case gauges only check head space of the cartridge. It wont detect issues with seating depthe and or bullet size. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
    2 replies | 148 view(s)
  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 08:15 PM
    Try some water dropped bullets and some aircool and heat treated to see what is more accurate. You never know your gun might like the softer stuff. Good lubes so you wont lead. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
    8 replies | 226 view(s)
  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 08:12 PM
    At the ammount in use tin. 55 pounds would last me the rest of my life and I am on 32. I mostly use more heat to solve problemd but there are times. Doesnt sound like too bad of a deal though. Whats the difference between hording any other precious...
    17 replies | 445 view(s)
  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 08:01 PM
    Have you measures the seating depth yet? What does the extracted round look like? Any scraping by the throat? I reload cast for 5 different 9mm with the Lee 125g rn. You need to measure the seating depth off all the guns and the go with shortest...
    8 replies | 150 view(s)
  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 04:03 PM
    IF you have the original disks that installed MS Office on your old computer, and therefore the legit serial number for it, you can use that to install the suite on your new computer. I did that when I upgraded from an old laptop with Win7 to a new...
    25 replies | 499 view(s)
  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 03:47 PM
    Every 500 S&W Magnum owner should have this bullet mold. Whether you powder coat them, or cast and lube as normal, it is certainly a WOW boolit. Thanks for participating.
    21 replies | 9859 view(s)
  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 03:43 PM
    YES! Whoever told you that was VERY WRONG. Here is the official TrailBoss use pdf file direct from IMR ( a division of Hodgdon): TrailBoss Use LINK Reading from the first paragraph of their suggestion for determining MAX load: Find where the...
    21 replies | 9859 view(s)
  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 03:29 PM
    Yessir!!! Thank you
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  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 03:27 PM
    The only one who knows for sure is Miha. He hasn't given the HONCHOS a production schedule. I would bet that this one will some time after the first of the year. We need more orders to really get Miha's attention on it.
    42 replies | 2547 view(s)
  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 03:25 PM
    Added, thanks
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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 03:21 PM
    As long as it fit check fits the shank and has enough thinknes to crimp on snug then i dont see why not. I can use .270 cal check on 6.5mm but not the other way. They both have the same size check shank diameter. But the cup thickness is different....
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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 03:10 PM
    If you have the fit right then it might surprise you how soft you can go. Try a half Range scraps and half wheel weight. You can water drop from the mold if you wanted harder. I like a BHN of 10 to 12 in rifles and around 8 to 10 BHN for pistols. ...
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  • Iron Whittler's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 01:11 AM
    While I know you have no control over production time, would you care to take a swag at it? :kidding:
    42 replies | 2547 view(s)
  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    11-14-2018, 07:06 PM
    I took the buffer weight apart. It crossed my mind lightening it. My buffer comes in at 4.5 oz so it is all ready about an 1oz under standard weight. I have 4 steel weights and one aluminum spacer. It ctossed my mind to try and find some aluminum...
    15 replies | 339 view(s)
  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    11-14-2018, 06:41 PM
    Rcmaveric replied to a thread 4198 in Canister & Surplus Powder
    4198 and reloader 7 are my go to powders. Works in just about everything. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    11-14-2018, 06:32 PM
    Its feeding and cycling just fine now. Thanks guys. I tried going up a grain on the load and it made the groups worse. I am happy with 18g loads might try .5g higher and see if that helps. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
    15 replies | 339 view(s)
  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    11-14-2018, 05:19 PM
    How much is it off and what kind alloy are you using. Softer bullets may drop larger. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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  • Iron Whittler's Avatar
    11-14-2018, 05:02 PM
    Duke in Florida, I'm in on the MP Mold version of the pointy boolit. Will be a happy camper when it goes to production. Till then I'll have dream about them pc in red. The wow factor will be over the house!!!:Fire: :bigsmyl2:
    21 replies | 9859 view(s)
  • white eagle's Avatar
    11-14-2018, 03:57 PM
    white eagle replied to a thread Midway Shipping in Our Town
    amazon ships free with certain subscriptions free is better than cheap and faster to most Amazon stuff is delivered by the usps and its even delivered on Sunday so blaming a certain carrier don't get them off the hook
    34 replies | 680 view(s)
  • white eagle's Avatar
    11-14-2018, 03:50 PM
    once you pull the trigger you own the out come there is no excuse for not knowing what you are shooting at period just because someone is a police officer does not make them a hunter
    27 replies | 601 view(s)
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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
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