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    Today, 02:02 PM
    Lagamor replied to a thread 9mm leading in Cast Boolits
    I recently had bad problems with lead ring build up in my 9 mm chamber. This would prevent me from loading anything longer than the shortest of OAL's and I couldn't shoot more than twenty before I had to clean the barrel and chamber. I powder coat...
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    Today, 02:53 AM
    ................I would really advise you to slug your bore first. Lyman, RCBS, or Saeco might meet your needs but if a 'fatter' size is needed you're most likely going to have to go to NOE or Accurate. Quite a lot of work was done with the 6.5x55...
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    11-22-2017, 03:00 PM
    Really interested in hearing how the back boring will affect recoil. I know the porting will make it much louder, but I'm not sure if it will affect perceived recoil. I'm not knowledgeable enough to Know for sure, but it seems to me that the payload...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    11-20-2017, 04:00 AM
    ...............The above photo is 60 rounds of 577-450 for my MkIV Martini-Henry. The MkIV has a .472" groove. In the above photo are the rounds I'd use in our ranges' monthly 200 meter "Fun" silhuette matches. The slugs are the Lee 458-405F as cast...
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    11-19-2017, 09:47 PM
    KYCaster replied to a thread tennis elbow in Casting Equipment
    Stop playing tennis....problem solved! Your welcome, Jerry
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 03:11 AM
    ..............Well heck. Sometimes it is only dumb luck or a couple of your pals are in the right place at the right time :-) My neighbor Ralf, likes to shoot (like me) and he reloads (like me) but he doesn't cast (unlike me :-)) He is a job...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 10:19 PM
    Buckshot replied to a thread Plain Base .58's? in Muzzleloading.
    Good Cheer, the above photo was taken to show a rather obvious lube preference my 2 Band has, but that Challenger slug is about the longest I have to measure. It is 1.145" long. The NEI 500gr Target slug (solid base) is 1.010" long. The Lyman 575611...
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    11-18-2017, 02:59 AM
    Buckshot replied to a thread Plain Base .58's? in Muzzleloading.
    .............I have the above Parker-Hale P58 2 Band Naval pattern Enfield, and it it exceedingly accurate. I has 5 lands and grooves. The bore is .580" and the grooves are 'Progressive Depth' being much deeper at the breech then at the muzzle. ...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 01:32 AM
    ..............Tough to get even a blunt 200gr RN to seat short enough to feed in the Rossi M92 357 with any kind of load at all. I HAVE shot nice groups with stout velocities for the 200 gr slugs, but the OAL's were like 1.685". I do have load data...
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  • KYCaster's Avatar
    11-12-2017, 08:21 PM
    For plinking ammo it doesn't make any difference. If you're trying to push the limits of accuracy or velocity, details matter. Jerry
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    11-08-2017, 01:04 AM
    ..............Several years ago a pal advised me that DGW had some MLer SC moulds they were clearing out. I checked it out and there were several variations, mainly 58 cal 'Minie' type. I ordered 6 different weights. Four of them were massive FN...
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    10-28-2017, 02:33 AM
    ...............Do they have a website? I have a MkIV military 577-450, a sporter in that cartridge and 2 Sniders. A rifle and a carbine. I have moulds for them all, but always interested in seeing more :-) .................Buckshot
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    10-28-2017, 02:26 AM
    ..............The 'screws' to hold the handles on are NOT screws. They're "Drive rivits" and have a very slow thread pitch. They're only truly intended to go in, and NOT come out. Those of us old enough to have had experience with Chevy cast iron...
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    10-28-2017, 02:14 AM
    ...............I don't think anyone could ask for more :-) ...............Buckshot
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    10-28-2017, 02:12 AM
    ...............Yup, I have just about given up on everyone elses handles and just use the Lee 6 cav version. ...............Buckshot
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    10-28-2017, 01:44 AM
    ..............Ah, when first simply looking at the photo's, at first it was a swaged design with a RN inside a FN cylinder :-) Now I understand it to be a portion of the barrel used as a gage to file of the RN boolit into a FN design :-) Simple...
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  • KYCaster's Avatar
    10-26-2017, 11:06 PM
    What's gonna happen when somebody puts one of those in a S&W M10? The 38 Spl. case will handle just as much pressure as a .357 case, but there are other issues to consider. I think a better plan would be to seat the bullet in a .357 case to...
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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