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    Today, 12:08 AM
    LAGS replied to a thread Need a muffler in Special Projects
    I built a Test Firing Tube out of an 8" steel pipe dug into the ground with a double rubber gasket on the end where you insert the barrel and the bottom has about 2 feet of sand. I just brought a 55 gallon drum home from work that I may turn into...
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    03-28-2017, 01:36 PM
    I have the worst solution, low tech of all low tech, and I am sure a bunch of people here will tell how how this is such a horrible bad idea...but it works. I have a thin nail clamped in my Leatherman when I am pouring, and if the nozzle starts...
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    03-28-2017, 01:48 AM
    They are two different boolits - the red and the blue are the afore mentioned 129gr NOE boolits, cast out to .314 and sized to .311. The whites, ( harbor Frieght white doesn't stick very well), are the 160gr Lee tumble lube boolit. Not bad at all,...
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    03-27-2017, 11:54 PM
    You can get higher Volocities if you use a Super hard lead alloys to prevent or Lessen the bullet from stripping off the rifling. But at the higher volocities, comes the higher Pressures. The lead , even with a Gas Check, is limited to how much...
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    03-27-2017, 04:42 PM
    I did a qiick check of my Data. 28.0 is the starting load on the heavier boolits. The best accuracy was the Lee 155 gr GC powder coated at 100 yards. But I have good results with the NOE 198 Spirepoint GC powdercoated and the equilivent in NOE to...
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    03-27-2017, 02:57 PM
    I have loaded several types of Boolits all powder Coated, and sized to fit the bores of each of my M N's. I can hit a 24" gong at 600 yards with them with the scoped rifles. I will have to find my loading data, but mostly I am now using reloader 7...
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    03-23-2017, 05:15 PM
    Wrt: problems dropping boolits from an hp mold, heat is your friend and imo its best to chuck the pins in a drill, 0000 steel wool followed by flitz on a cloth. After doing this as well as polishing the alignment pins on some of my more finicky...
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    03-23-2017, 04:58 PM
    Bump! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    03-23-2017, 01:52 PM
    So far the PC has held up on all of the lead .312 thru .316 lead bullets I shoot out of my MN 's with weights between 155 and 230. No real difference between ESPC and Shake and Bake either except the ESPC are smoother and nicer looking.
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    03-21-2017, 12:11 AM
    Everyone thinks things are going to happen in an instant. We do not have a Dictator, we have a President. And like it or not, things still have to move at the "Speed of Government"
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    03-19-2017, 03:44 PM
    The Ace Hardware near me does have Gunsmith Sized Threaded screws. They are seperate from the other screws they normally stock. The Gal that works there pointed them out when I happened to tell her that I was a gunsmith. But normally I just order...
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    03-19-2017, 12:04 AM
    armoredman replied to a thread Out of round? in Cast Boolits
    Got cocky, tried it with the P-09 at 50 standing. They work. Nothing to write home about, but for 25 yards and in, no problem, I guess. Thank you to all who responded, may your children and your grandchildren grow tall and strong.
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    03-18-2017, 09:16 PM
    @ Good Cheer That sounds like an interesting Idea. I happen to have an old Renegade stock I might play with some Ideas on the spare stock. My barrel is octagon, so in the past, I did think about shortening it a bit. That Idea came about durring...
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    03-18-2017, 02:28 PM
    I may make a Ironwood Root grip cap to extend the grip for my big hands. The thing about doing your own work, even on a Low Cost rifle like this is, If you are not satisfied, you can always do it over again. And you will also know what looks and...
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    03-18-2017, 12:44 PM
    armoredman replied to a thread Out of round? in Cast Boolits
    Please disregard the question, and thank you for your input.
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    03-18-2017, 10:45 AM
    I found one of these Barrels and a cracked stock at a LGS about two years ago. Got the rest of the parts from bubba.50. and fixed the stock. The rifle shoots well, but I was considering having it rebored and rifled to in either .58 or .62. But if...
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    03-18-2017, 01:25 AM
    I roll pennies for gas sometimes, because being a state slave doesn't pay what it could. So, if I didn't reload I'd be able to afford to go to the range about once a month, for less than an hour. With casting and reloading, I can go whenever the...
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    03-18-2017, 01:05 AM
    armoredman replied to a thread Out of round? in Cast Boolits
    I have had them shave during sizing, and have lips "grow" down the side that shaves, which i then shave off for an even base. That's in between powder coatings.
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    03-18-2017, 12:54 AM
    armoredman replied to a thread Out of round? in Cast Boolits
    Did you notice any actual difference, if you ever used the "rounded" at 50 yards? I agree with the ringing steel - this is what I do with my best friend every chance we get, and she doesn't shoot farther than about 25 yards.
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    03-17-2017, 11:23 PM
    Well I havent had much time because of work and other guns that I have been doing. But I did get the Nose Cap shaped and now it is time to start on making a new trigger guard and bluing the barrel
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    03-17-2017, 10:58 PM
    No, we were originally talking about 7.62x39mm, then LAGS mentioned loaning my his mould for 8x57JS, for the 1916 Spanish Mauser i have modified to that round. But the original thread was about this beauty.
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    03-17-2017, 10:48 PM
    armoredman started a thread Out of round? in Cast Boolits
    I am usually very critical of my as cast boolits, and if they are off center by a smidgen i toss them back. i saw a few posts in other threads about off center/out of round boolits as not being a very big deal, the sizer will round them out or the...
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    03-17-2017, 07:00 PM
    I do not plug the barrel either. But I make sure not to get any of the rust blue liquid inside the barrel when like doing the crown. And I always run a CLEAN bore brush and then a couple of clean dry patches thru the bore as soon as it comes out...
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    03-16-2017, 08:21 PM
    I really like the NOE 325365 216 Spire point. I shoot it in all my Mausers , German, Czech, Turk, Spanish and including a bunch of 24/47 Yugos. I say it shoots as good as the Round Nose Bore Riding designs for my type of shooting
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    03-15-2017, 11:30 PM
    I routinely shoot PC boolits in my Scorpion. I have gotten them up measured up to 1300 FPS or so...but no real point to it for paper punching. The load I use now runs a shade over 1100 FPS in the Scorpion, and I'm good with that. BTW, every...
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    03-15-2017, 07:21 PM
    It is Funny to watch them. But If a BATF officer is on the range when I do that, he is going to have a lot of questions for me.
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    03-15-2017, 06:25 PM
    Wife had issue, called in sick family to work. She stabilized, so I cast up, powder coated, sized and loaded 100 9mm 124gr boolits. Same time I was tumbling brass, depriming, resizing and repriming,. Busy 6 hours, also given cool down periods. :)...
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    03-14-2017, 03:51 PM
    Sometimes when I am at the range with my .308 Tactical , I load it with the chamber adapter without anyone seeing it , and then tell people to listen when I throw the Switch to Silent Mode. They are blown away , and think I have an Intragal...
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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