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  • Bird's Avatar
    03-12-2017, 10:32 PM
    James, The largest bullet you will be able to cast is done this way. Get your lead alloy in the pot to around 700 to 720 deg. Start filling your mold and repeat until any wrinkles on the bullets are gone. Stop and take measurements. Measure both...
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    03-11-2017, 10:47 PM
    James, you do not need an exact fit dowel. I use a socket extension and 400 to 600 grit wet and dry paper.
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    03-02-2017, 09:57 PM
    I can't see that a 450 or 500 grain bullet will do anymore than a 405. Make sure the bolt will clear the tang sight that you choose, or you may have to drop the sight back/down each time you cycle the lever. The tall marbles improved staff may get...
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    03-02-2017, 08:31 PM
    I sold off all my jacketed bullets and only shoot lead clip on ww's. They shoot equally as accurate. I use RCBS 45 300 gas check bullets with ben's red lube. They actually weigh 325 grains. AA2200 powder at near max load, and about 2100 fps?, for...
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    03-01-2017, 05:23 PM
    Bird replied to a thread winchester/miroku 1886 ? in Leverguns
    I have not had any trouble loading bullets up to 500 grains, but none were of the wide flatnose type. The twist rate of the miroku is 1 in 22'', and although the 500 grain bullets were accurate to 100 yds, the bullets struck the target sideways. I...
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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
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check