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    Today, 12:13 AM
    P Flados replied to a thread New 35 caliber in Leverguns
    It will fit the AR-15 based guns. In these guns, the performance will be essentially the same as the 357AR for most rifle bullets. For shorter bullets (such as typical pistol bullets), the extra 0.11" case length gives the new 350 Legend a max...
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    01-21-2019, 11:38 PM
    Rockrat, PT&G look like they have allready set up a part number of 350 legend reamers. However, there is a good chance the 350 legend will be more than a little different than the 357AR since it was designed for factory ammo and for bolt guns. ...
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    01-21-2019, 11:14 PM
    Over at MDWS, they have the standard 357AR barrels in stock for $325. I am sure that they could run their existing reamer in the extra 0.11" such that you would be up and running with a 350 legend AR in no time. However, act fast or you will have...
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    01-20-2019, 09:19 PM
    Moleman likes the idea of factory ammo for his 357AR. As I have stated elsewhere, my bet is that Winchester is trying to sell bolt guns in the straight wall hunting areas and has gone closer to 1.8" for the case so that it will not work properly...
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    01-20-2019, 11:03 AM
    P Flados replied to a thread Casting for Glock17 in Cast Boolits
    Some use tumble lube Ok for the 9mm, but most use something else. Good luck with the 9mm. Many folks get good performance in a 9mm without a lot of effort. Not me. I actually did not get Ok performance with anything (including the Lee...
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    01-19-2019, 10:47 PM
    The spring kit was a game changer for the gun. For ammo, it really does shoot better with 327 brass. I load everything from 55 gr pop gun loads to palm slappers in 327 cases.
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    01-16-2019, 05:26 PM
    P & P Your use of "sacred cow" implies preferential treatment for no valid reason. What people are saying is that it does get preferential treatment but that this treatment has a valid reason. For an avid handloader that does adequate...
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    01-16-2019, 12:12 PM
    My response was an attempt to directly reply to the above. I will adjust my wording to be a little more to the point. Yes people do select the 30-06 because of its reputation. Is is a well deserved reputation that includes "the biggest...
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    01-15-2019, 11:12 PM
    I really have not kept track and am pretty sure the most has been around 40#. Now, this little batch was probably closer to one 20# pot, but at 55 gr there be a lot of little 32s in the pile: A more typical big batch would be something...
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    01-15-2019, 12:39 PM
    P Flados replied to a thread How’s my flare ? in Cast Boolits
    Your photo in post #8 looks real close to what I try for. Seat three or four boolits & look real close for and shaving. If needed rotate the die in about 1/12 of a turn (visualize one hour on a clock face).
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    01-15-2019, 12:27 AM
    There are tons of guns that will do "just fine" for 95% of the rifle hunting needs in the US. Although other cartridges may have some advantage in some situations, the average hunter does not really care about what is "best" for his needs. He...
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    01-14-2019, 12:19 AM
    Based on the SS in the thread title and post #1, this thread is discussing the new Henry Single Shot break open rifle. https://www.henryusa.com/rifles/single-shot-rifle/
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    01-13-2019, 12:57 AM
    gnostic, I think the 55k pressure limit for the AR15 platform is for rounds based on the 223/5.56 case. The 458 has a much bigger diameter case and the pressure limit was reduced based on gun stress limits. I am pretty sure few if any...
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    01-12-2019, 11:21 PM
    The primary advantage of the maximum is the extra case capacity with heavy boolits. I load 180 gr & 200 gr boolits out to 2.125" for my revolvers. In my TCs and my long gun, I can load 200s out to around 2.22" A downside of the maximum is that...
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    01-10-2019, 11:15 PM
    Metric Lead screw: When you set up gears to do single point threading, the lead screw and the gears combine to give you your options for pitch. For single point threading, the normal "turning gears" (slow advance for the carriage) are removed...
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    01-10-2019, 10:45 PM
    Plastic gears: The set comes with two metal 20 teeth gears (the smallest). My normal setup us to run these driving 80 teeth gears to get the slowest available feed. I have inadvertantly driven the carriage into the locked down tailstock a...
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    01-09-2019, 11:34 PM
    Ok, back at home where I can finish. If you spend less on the lathe, you will have more for things like taps, dies, center drills, drill chuck, a better tool post, etc. The "China made mini lathes" all come from the same factory and parts are...
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    01-09-2019, 04:59 PM
    I got a 7 x 14 at a good price off of E Bay a year ago. If you are going with a mini lathe, make sure you get an imperial lead screw. Mine was metric and I didn't realize it until I was using it. The next items are a drill Chuck and cutting...
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    01-07-2019, 06:23 PM
    I have guns in both chambers. The max has it advantages if you really need extra effective range. However, acquiring magnum brass is a lot easier / cheaper. And do not count on top accuracy using mag brass in a maximum chamber. ...
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    01-06-2019, 11:47 PM
    As a bullet caster, I value my 4.2" SP 101 in 327 a lot. I shoot pretty regular. I probably have shot more rounds from this gun in the last couple of years than the other 5 or 6 guns I use for practice. More than half of these have been my "22LR...
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    01-06-2019, 11:13 PM
    Lots of deer have fallen to the 357 mag. Good bullet choice matters. Cast with a generous meplat has a pretty good track record. Heavy with a little extra speed will increase your effective range. Your gun is functionally similar to the 357...
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    01-06-2019, 09:51 PM
    I have an old Lyman carbide 357 mag sizer I bought in the the late 70s. Been using it on maximums since I bought my brand new Dan Wesson IHMSA special in the mid 80's. It does size the body a smidge more than needed, but I am not real...
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    01-02-2019, 02:25 PM
    Hodgdon book max for 231 is shown as: 6.9 gr, 1220 fps, 40,000 CUP The above is probably good enough to qualify as warm. Your 8 gr of Unique is also right at max and is probably 100 fps or so faster. The next question that...
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    01-02-2019, 01:49 PM
    Some 9mm guns will reliably shoot 380s with the case head spacing on the extractor. Some will fire 380s intermittently, some probably wont fire 380s at all. The 9mm is intended to head space on the case mouth. If your cases are too short, you...
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    01-02-2019, 01:18 PM
    I went back and looked at the 351 again. Now I see that is does have a small rim. From the photo, I had initially thought it was a rimless. I doubt that a factory chamber would head space properly on the mouth. With a small...
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    01-02-2019, 01:29 AM
    Do you still use a 38/357 shell holder? Part of why I recommended the 223 brass would be the good fit you get when using 223 shell holders. A big "pain" for some of my other "conversions" where I re-worked rims was getting proper fit in the...
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    01-02-2019, 01:16 AM
    For the 357AR, there is a thread on this forum at: http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?312306-357AR-(Max-Rimless)-from-223-5-56-cases I have been posting a lot about my custom boolit efforts for this gun at: ...
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    01-01-2019, 11:39 PM
    I had to look up the 351 WSL to have a clue. It looks like 223 brass (cheap) could be used in lieu of 357 max (expensive). A bunch of us are converting 223 brass to a rimless 357 max we call 357AR for the AR-15 platform. Here is a photo of a...
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    01-01-2019, 10:55 PM
    P Flados replied to a thread Is my M Die too big? in Leverguns
    Hey avogunner, I do lots of "tricks" to get what I what with a minimum of fuss. Never found any tricks to set up my M style expanders. Your trick definitely sounds like a "must try". Thanks
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    12-31-2018, 10:40 PM
    The guys selling at Gunbroker have been putting up items on a daily basis. At first there were some really good deals. Now, it looks like some regulars go in on a daily basis and make sure they get it if is selling cheap enough. I was hoping...
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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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