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  • Motor's Avatar
    Today, 12:22 AM
    This is another way powder coating helps. Guys use different color boolits to differentiate between loads. :) Motor
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    01-22-2018, 12:31 AM
    I'm a rule breaker. I have one 30 caliber mold and use it for several 30 and 30ish caliber cartridges. I size it according to whatever I'm using it for. I even made a "trim die" to flat point it. It is a gas check design but I don't use gas...
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    01-22-2018, 12:20 AM
    Maybe I'm not seeing your point here. If the lead is skidding and the check isn't accuracy will still be poor and the barrel will be terribly lead fouled causing accuracy to get worse with every shot. Motor
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    01-21-2018, 06:57 PM
    A gas check won't stop a soft bullet from skidding. This was proven many years ago. A gas check is just as the name implies, a gas seal to prevent blow by. A flat or round nose bullet will produce a sufficient wound channel and if impact velocity...
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    01-21-2018, 02:22 AM
    Outpost75. A 4" group at 200 yards is all that's needed for a deer rifle. Many deer hunting rifles currently being used with J-words are only capable of this. What's your point? Most deer are taken at less than 100 yards but a 30 caliber...
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    01-20-2018, 10:28 PM
    I'm sure this has merit but this is about a hunting bullet not a match bullet. You certainly don't need match winning accuracy to kill a deer. I'll take 2000fps+ with great deer hunting accuracy over 1600fps or less any day.;) Motor
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    01-20-2018, 07:51 PM
    I don't see any reason why you couldn't shoot a plain base bullet at 2000fps or even more using powder coating. There are many people who do this already. Motor
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    01-20-2018, 06:11 PM
    rking22, Yes it's still called "point blank" range but I hesitated to use that term because many people think of point blank range as "so close you couldn't miss even with your eyes closed" With a 4" deviation using most standard deer rifles you...
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    01-19-2018, 10:55 PM
    You can say "wrong" but they will look for any reason to villainize you. I always carry with a factory loaded self defense ammo. It just takes away another angle they can use against you. So the shooting is ruled justified but you loose...
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    01-19-2018, 10:03 PM
    6 pages of nonsense of course was joking. But the question about what is long range is real. It seems a lot of people who reply to this is confusing long range target shooting and hunting. I have at least a dozen friends who hunt in the western...
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    01-19-2018, 08:25 PM
    As stated above .012" is way too much for the split rod and drill method. You need to spin the die in a lathe or similar and sand it with your sanding media (cloth or paper) applying the pressure with a solid rod. The rod could be steel, brass or...
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    01-19-2018, 07:53 PM
    Six pages of this nonsense. Really? :) Has anyone actually described the meaning of "long range" yet? How far is "long range"? Motor
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    01-18-2018, 12:48 AM
    I don't think it's for everyone. Personally the only thing going into my casings are powder and bullets. I'm by no means coming out against it but I'm not risking ruining a gun I'd much rather just find another load. Like the above says it's not...
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    01-15-2018, 04:27 AM
    Motor replied to a thread Questions about H110 in Cast Boolits
    Scotty. Load data is developed using pressure as the guideline. Air space within the casing (load density) is already considered before testing begins. In the past "SEE" (which is basically detonation) was blamed on low load density using ball...
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    01-15-2018, 03:52 AM
    I agree with the posts above. If they shoot good why slow them down? Another thing. When using cast bullet data you have to look at the listed pressure associated with the load. Very often cast bullet data is based on the "typical" pressure...
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    01-12-2018, 10:47 PM
    I don't know about heat treating but my boolits hardened by adding Linotype do not lose any hardness from the heat of baking on powder coating. I water quench everything. I do it basically for convenience more than any other reason. The alloy I...
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    01-12-2018, 08:37 PM
    Motor replied to a thread Coww ? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    bumpo628. I followed the link and bookmarked it thanks. All of you guys are great. Thanks for the help. It will be nice not having to buy Linotype and I'll be able to use my soft lead for muzzleloader bullets. ;) Motor
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    01-12-2018, 08:32 PM
    I have some old commercial 210s that are 18BHN. They actually need to be driven hard to work. If you try to load them light the lead foul. I believe it's because they are too hard to obstruate at low pressure. I recently bought the Lee 210gr...
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    01-11-2018, 11:43 PM
    Motor started a thread Coww ? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    A friend is going to hook me up with some COWW he's had for some time. I've never worked with them before although I've heard a lot of good about them. My question: What do I need to be careful of when melting these down and is there a way to...
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    01-10-2018, 03:42 AM
    This is just an opinion from a deer hunter and reloader that has experience loading various calibers from 22 (very soon 204 also) to many of the standard belted and short mags. Like the post above suggests in the 30-06 with cast boolits I'd go...
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    01-09-2018, 03:32 PM
    Totally agree. I've been hunting a 28 acre plot since 1996. This doesn't mean I don't scout it to find the hot trails and rubs. Yes often they are in the same areas but sometimes not. Motor
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    01-09-2018, 12:49 AM
    OMG I'm the exception to the rule AGAIN!!!! LOL I've killed 3 deer in the last 3 years that the FIRST shot put it down (spine hit) but after being down the target gets much smaller. So between the excitement and smaller target it took a few more...
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    01-06-2018, 09:46 PM
    The way I shoot my Flintlock close shots are bad too. LOL Missed again today. :( Motor
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    01-06-2018, 09:27 PM
    Well the last few Lee molds I bought drop either just on marked size or small. My older Lee molds drop a little big which is better. These 340gr drop right on .457" (and a little out of round) then I powder coat them which adds maybe .002" at most....
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    01-05-2018, 07:38 AM
    Motor replied to a poll 44 Mag powders, poll in Cast Boolits
    I voted "other" because of the versatility of the 44mag. For full power loads it's W-296/H-110. For mild loads it's Unique. BTW: This goes for .357, 41, and 500 mag as well. Although I do use Lil-gun in the 500 with a cast 440gr. Motor
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    01-05-2018, 07:32 AM
    After getting into powder coating a few years ago I asked the same question. Since then I have sized a few different calibers without lube without any problems. I must warn you though if you have used the die to sized lubed boolits you better...
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    01-05-2018, 04:48 AM
    I'm using 2.125" OAL with the Lee 55gr cast bullet in .223 Rem. I get good reliable function in an inexpensive AR-15 upper. Like I said above though I haven't been able to find good accuracy yet. This project has been on the back burner. I'm...
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    01-04-2018, 03:01 PM
    Thanks for all the great replies. Judging by current success and current un-sized boolits and the information you guys provided I now have a very good idea on what will be best. You guys are awesome, as usual. :) Motor
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    01-04-2018, 04:21 AM
    I couldn't remember so when I got home from work tonight I grabbed my 0-1 Mic and the boolits and measured a few. I got from .4585 to .461 but the .4585 was only on the small side. None of this is surprising to me since they are as cast and as...
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    01-03-2018, 03:15 PM
    17nut, I can't make out the numbers on my phone I'll see if I can read them later on my home computer. Thanks for the relies. It makes me wonder even more why the Lee stuff is .457" I just got a good deal on a .457" size die. When it arrives I...
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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