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    Today, 12:10 AM
    Reading all this here this evening got me going again. I put together ten more of the Slug R Us Hammerhead slugs. I'll try to make it out to the range tomorrow. Boy, those Hammerheads roll crimp real Purdy. Gp
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    Yesterday, 11:17 PM
    He'll likely be over to borrow it next week. LOL Seriously, nice gun. I love a nice 38spl. Gp
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    Yesterday, 07:17 PM
    Longbow: I picked up a Caldwell Lead Sled for testing with the light break barrel guns. I don't really like the feel as you shoulder this combination but it does do the job of taming the recoil. The model I have is built to hold two 25lb bar bell...
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    Yesterday, 06:45 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    MSM Yes I do have a chronograph. It's a CED Millennium Also I just picked up a LabRadar. The LabRadar will track slugs and round ball but the manual says that it doesn't work with shot. I've been able to shoot the Support posts on the sky screens...
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    Yesterday, 04:33 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    Thanks Charlie. Looks like I'm pretty much either going to have to wing it or rethink whether it's worth while at all. Gp
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    Yesterday, 11:13 AM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Starline 30-30 in Leverguns
    Glad to see this. Price seems reasonable. Gp
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    Yesterday, 11:10 AM
    I really like this FA depriming tool. The little vial that collects the primers is worthless so I just leave it off and work over a waste basket. It has a pretty tough pin. I've decapped several hundred military 223 case with the primer crimp and...
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    09-19-2018, 10:30 PM
    I bought one of the Survival Loaders in 410 that are being sold on Ebay everything about it but the final crimp works great. Too bad that all you need to build good looking 410 shells is a good final crimp all the other steps can be easily...
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    09-19-2018, 10:06 PM
    Longbow. I've been looking over the possibles since this thread started and I think you might have a good idea for your bear gun. The double barrel makes sense to me. Maybe a cut down version like the popular 12ga pump guns for home defense only an...
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    09-19-2018, 09:19 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread WTB buckshot mold in Swappin & Sellin
    Your welcome glocky. The 311 Rb moulds work very well for making buckshot. I just use a Lee two hole mould and that works just fine for me. Gp
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    09-19-2018, 09:09 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread WTB buckshot mold in Swappin & Sellin
    I have a Lee #4 buck mould I'll sell or trade to you if your still looking for one.
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    09-19-2018, 08:09 PM
    I made an ebay purchase of an old pacific 100 I believe this was the start of the pacific presses it was missing the after loading final crimp die and had a precrimp and finish crimp for paper hulls. I added a Mec crimp die in the open slot and...
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    09-19-2018, 07:57 PM
    That would be my wish also. Gp
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    09-19-2018, 07:34 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    I have both a spin doctor and a large hand held hull crimp opener, just a one inch rod seven inches long that a taper starts at four inches and goes to zero in the last three inches. Gp
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    09-19-2018, 07:24 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    Thanks Scott. I could use a start point for 12, 20 and 410 loads using nitro, felt and fiber wads. Shot loads but especially any round ball or slug loads. On another note. That C&H loader was relisted after time expired on ebay. I put in an offer...
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    09-19-2018, 07:00 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    Thanks Hogtamer. Yes, I have the BPI wads, cards and clear plastic over shot cards. Thanks again for a start point. I'll give it a try. I have a good very heavy 12ga. barrel that will make a good test platform. It won't be an accuracy test as the...
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    09-19-2018, 04:27 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    Hogtamer: Thank you. I know there are knowledgeable shot loaders here at Boolits and I appreciate the help you all have been to me getting me going with the shotgun loads. I'm having a great time with all this. I have a farm acreage I'm welcome to...
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    09-19-2018, 03:56 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    Grmps: I have the hard copy of the alliant powder manual and have the shortcut to the Hodgdon data on my computer screen. They both use plastic wads. Gp
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    09-19-2018, 01:07 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    Yes, I'm very aware that loads are hull type specific. I'm just saying I have both strait wall and compression formed cases on hand. Glad your dove loads worked well. Did you shoot said doves with black powder loads? Gp
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    09-19-2018, 12:53 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    Either or. I have a large selection of hulls. Thank you. Gp
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    09-19-2018, 12:51 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    Thank you. I have that manual. Yes, black powder loads are simple. Using the Short Lane adapter or just the brass head and a primer I load my 20ga with nothing more than BP, sheeps wool and shot. Gp
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    09-19-2018, 12:47 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    Maybe I should start this off with a simpler example. Does any one have load data for a 12ga. 1 1/8 oz shot load using nitro, fiber and felt wads?
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    09-19-2018, 09:10 AM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    jdfoxinc; I bought Lyman #1 on ebay for that purpose. The problem is the data is very limited and what is available the components in the data are obsolete. You would think with the "Green" movement that someone would have some modern load data. Gp
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    09-19-2018, 07:49 AM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    Thanks Nobade. That was my first try, BPI has a brochure for stacked card wad loads in their catalog but when you try to order by the parts code in isn't available. So I thought I'd try here. Gp PS I ordered the brass case load data from BPI but...
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    09-19-2018, 07:38 AM
    gpidaho started a thread Load Data in Casting for Shotguns
    Does anyone have a good data source for loading shotshells with nitro cards, fiber and felt wads? This in gauges from 410 to 10 gauge for shot, slug and round ball loads. Gp
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    09-19-2018, 06:41 AM
    TiteGroup is one of those powders that you can make something fly out of about anything with. I've used it in all the pistol calibers I load and in rifle from 223 to 45-70. My favorite 38spl powder and works well in 357 for light to moderate loads....
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    09-16-2018, 02:28 PM
    I only shoot cast bullets in my Henry 45-70. They work great. Also shoot cast in a Ruger 77-357 and lots of different calibers of Handi Rifles. This is after all a cast bullet site. Hard to find a caliber or type of gun that someone here doesn't...
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    09-16-2018, 07:52 AM
    longbow: I don't think you would be happy with the Rossi's as slug guns. Not that they aren't good little shotguns, just pretty light. I own two of the Rossi's, a twenty gauge and a 410. My 12 gauge break barrel is the Savage-Stevens. About a...
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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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