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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Today, 01:53 PM
    1800 FPS/57 grain bullet/1:9" twist. I have yet to see a cast bullet "fly apart" or "disintegrate" due to rotational or lateral speed--at some point, they just get inaccurate, and that isn't always a gradual progression--in fact, it is fairly...
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  • 454PB's Avatar
    Today, 12:34 PM
    In my 47 years of handloading, the only powders that have gone "bad" were IMR......4064 and 4198. The 4064 was a sealed can I had bought and stored for about 15 years, the 4198 was given to me and very old, but I have no idea how it had been...
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    Today, 12:05 PM
    I think Gavrilo Princip used a 380 ACP to assassinate the Archduke and Duchess. Some confusion over "M-1900/32 ACP" vs. M-1910/380 ACP" has cropped up, but that's what I looked up & found.
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Today, 11:53 AM
    No experience here with cast bullets in 223 gas guns (yet). 2 of my gas 223s are 1-9" twist, 1 is 1-8". I'll sum up what I've learned so far, which is not extensive. I should also add that I am not painting/coating/powdering my castings--I size...
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  • 3006guns's Avatar
    Today, 11:16 AM
    Well, that's my method also but these .223's seem to wander a bit side to side...just enough to gouge a primer pocket edge if I wasn't careful. Not a great inconvenience and easily overcome, but I was surprised Dillon hadn't noticed it when...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Today, 11:12 AM
    I haven't "explored" very far with Trail Boss. Most of my loads have been in the 90%-of-capacity realm, and I REALLY like these loads in 357 and 44 Magnum revolvers with #358429 and #429421--950 FPS and stellar accuracy. With 95% density in 38/55...
    15 replies | 312 view(s)
  • white eagle's Avatar
    Today, 10:52 AM
    I found that out to, just bought the correct trimmer problem solved I do not like to cobble things together and not having the correct tools to remedy the problem that was the only solution for me
    14 replies | 435 view(s)
  • white eagle's Avatar
    Today, 10:50 AM
    white eagle replied to a thread 44man? in Our Town
    I agree, not knowing him personally and from what I have gathered from others that do know him he does indeed know his stuff
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  • Char-Gar's Avatar
    Today, 10:49 AM
    Pepe.... just sent you a PM about a vintage RCBS sizer for your Smith and Wesson. If you want to go with a 310 tool, be advised they only neck size brass. You can do the same with your newer die by just raising the die in the tool head. The...
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  • mold maker's Avatar
    Today, 10:45 AM
    I found two fellows that had 3D printed plastic inserts for the RCBS swagger, but they hadn't saved the patterns for the printers and weren't willing to make them for sale. Both the RCBS and Dillon tools have this problem.
    6 replies | 143 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:32 AM
    Use a 1/8" drill shortened to the same length as the Forster drill so it won't flex. Make a .014 thick shim to just fit around the shank to fit the hole in the trimmer. Diameter needs to be .152 - .153 to fit the RCBS trimmer.
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    Today, 10:26 AM
    mold maker replied to a thread Bummed out in Our Town
    In the past, I've gone to every close show, without expecting much, thus I wasn't disappointed. Now it's a real problem to walk in from across the parking lot and through the ninja crowd. Having to navigate the groups of Lookie Lous, and know...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:09 AM
    Ktmrider Your M94 356W should have a 12" twist so your expectations of 2000 - 2100 fps are doable with cast bullets. A couple suggestions; Your 50/50 alloy is an excellent hunting alloy, especially when AC'd and slightly HP'd. However,...
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  • white eagle's Avatar
    Today, 09:58 AM
    lot a bang for your buck
    2 replies | 265 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Today, 09:43 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Pray in Our Chapel
    Lord, hold Ronnie in your arms as he goes throught these challenges. You take us through the valley of the shadow of death so that we can know you are there and experience your support and presence.
    16 replies | 79 view(s)
  • WILCO's Avatar
    Today, 09:32 AM
    Obama delay, but the course has been charted.
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  • 3006guns's Avatar
    Today, 09:28 AM
    Ah-ha! So, I've reinvented the wheel! Well, it's good that we have a bunch of clever people out there with the same mindset......I'll look up some of those videos and see what others have done. Thanks!
    6 replies | 143 view(s)
  • Ickisrulz's Avatar
    Today, 08:44 AM
    You might take a look at the Leupold FX-II Ultralight 2.5x20. I have one on my Henry BBS Carbine in 45 Colt and really like it. The price is good too.
    8 replies | 156 view(s)
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Ohio for a while Kalifornia then who knows where - Missouri?
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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