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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 08:13 AM
    your a shooter so im sure youll do fine with it. Most of this kind of bs comes from people who don't shoot. Lots of people with NO experience buy glocks. why? Because there reliable and cheap and very few bad words are said about them. Then when...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 06:04 AM
    when I first started shooting glocks I had the same trouble as you. Now its just the opposite. Im so used to shooting them that a 1911 doesn't point for me. Its all in what you practice with. Or what you learned with. Ive had cops that shot glocks...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 05:55 AM
    I run all once fired brass through a bulge buster before loading it and then like taterhead said load them to sane velocitys (maybe one grain under max book loads) and you wont get a bulge. At least I don't in any 40 I own and that includes 4...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 05:48 AM
    I guess at my age I could probably put cedar poles (heck probably pine) in the ground and theyd last as long as id need them too.
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  • fatnhappy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:20 PM
    I just wanted to say thank you wordsmith. Previously clean cases that were tumbled to remove lube came out dull and greasy. I retumbled them with a cap full of woolite and they were spotlessly shiny like freshly minted coins. IMG_7066 by...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:54 AM
    ive had a couple of them and they have held up fine and seem to have decent optics. Another favorite of mine too is the vx 1x4 leupolds. prices today make buying a fixed power scope not make sense. Variables are just as cheap and because they sell...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:51 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread For lloyd smale in Cast Boolits
    replied to your pm
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:48 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread I'm done... in Cast Boolits
    I think you've got it backwards. For those light loads and subsonic loads you want all the gas you can get so a standard wide open gas block (non adjustable) is perfect. Its when you start cranking up the pressures that an adjustable gas block can...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:45 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread I'm done... in Cast Boolits
    load does between 1750 in my 7 inch gun to 2000 in the 16
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:42 AM
    green pressure treated posts are the way to go. We set HUNDREDS of power poles treated like that and never had a single one rot. Reason is the treatement is a chemical mixed with water pressured into the wood. I wouldn't tar them or encase them in...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:33 AM
    ive got an old national that works fine. It was given to me 15 years ago and has canned hundreds of jars of various things. It does have a gasket but there pretty easy to find on ebay. Id recommend whatever you buy to make sure it has a pressure...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    05-31-2020, 01:18 PM
    You can use calipers to get a good enough measurement to start in. I'm using .375 balls with pillow ticking. Easy loading, good accuracy.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    05-31-2020, 01:16 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread For lloyd smale in Cast Boolits
    Try a private message, he may not have seen this.
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  • dale2242's Avatar
    05-31-2020, 08:37 AM
    I have a .311. thanks Still looking
    4 replies | 214 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    05-31-2020, 07:52 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread I'm done... in Cast Boolits
    ive got 2 ar15 300 pistols and one 16 inch rifle and all three of them shoot the rcbs 130 spitzer gas check real well. 2 inch or better groups at a 100 yards out of the rifle and the pistols with redots will do the same at 50. I cast them out of...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    05-30-2020, 03:08 PM
    I don't think I would worry about it. I used a steel ramrod in an English rifle for at least 20 years, no harm done.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    05-30-2020, 03:04 PM
    Welcome aboard! Did you check the bore on that .40? No way would I be able to get balls that size in mine.
    16 replies | 264 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