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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Boolits too big? in Cast Boolits
    just shoot them.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:49 PM
    I like post 3 and post 4. think about it, the ones that come out right shot well so you do have valid data. after you settle in again with consistent loads, and if you see the anomaly rear up on a consistent or semi-consistent basis, then reducing...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:41 PM
    yep you can insert them in a berm at 1800 fps you just can't rotate them around a steel rim at 400 rpm. sumthin about idiot birds following cars around waiting for parts to fall off so they can eat them.
    9 replies | 233 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:37 PM
    we use pure to make varmint bullets. kind of backwards from the malleability thing you'd expect. if you got pure to mix with the ww's I'd test some 30-1.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:18 PM
    I seriously doubt it's the powder causing the leading. Might try dipping finger tip, or usea Q-tip, in LLA and cover the exposed nose of the bullet. Let dry thoroughly before shooting. That worked for me with a couple hundred similar rounds I...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:11 PM
    Actually the term "Mexican Match" started in the '60s at the International Games in Mexico. The US Army shooters pulled M118 (white Box) 174 gr FMJ match bullets and replaced them with Sierra 168 MKs for use in the 300m events. It morphed into...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:46 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Cast in .222? in Cast Boolits
    yes those two NOE bullets will work fine in a 14" twist .222. Just have to push the longer, heavier pne at 1800+ fps is all. That's what I found with the Lyman 225462.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-20-2017, 12:47 PM
    I think I would re-line it too. after I went through all the trouble of making some shot shells and playing around shooting grass hoppers and bees and stuff for a while.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-20-2017, 12:40 PM
    if the burn rate is a medium speed powder then reducing it should pose no issue. 43 grs under a 150 sounds like it is in the 4064/varget area and a reduction to 70% would do nothing more than slow the bullet down. a ball powder like Outpost...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-20-2017, 12:28 PM
    you can only draw the alloy down to it's original air cooled hardness. you can temporarily soften it past that point but it will be back at it's bhn within a week. 15 minutes in an oven does nothing to change that.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-20-2017, 12:26 PM
    Your WQ'd 96/3/3 alloy bullets are probably very close to AC'd linotype in BHN measurement. I find my own 96/3/3 alloy runs 18 - 22+ BHN depending on size of the bullet and alloy temp when it hits the water. Your WQ'd PB'd bullets should hold up...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-20-2017, 12:16 PM
    I went down this road. put a gas check on the base and water drop your softer alloy. you can then get to 1900 fps without all the gyrations.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-20-2017, 10:29 AM
    H4895 is about the best (27 gr is about max for a 170 - 180 gr cast bullet) but others in that burning range will do well also such as RL7 Up through 4064. Lots of manual loads for those powders.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-20-2017, 02:09 AM
    462 is 45-70 territory. check to see if it ain't a smoothbore. they used to make a 44-40 chambered shot type round that had a wooden type bullet full of rat shot.
    14 replies | 309 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-20-2017, 01:50 AM
    runfiverun replied to a thread .308 from 5.7 cases in Swaging
    yeah a tapered round nose would mimic many of the older 30-30 bullets like the win power point. only I think the 5.7 jacket would be a bit thinner. I have used the no neck cases and left the die set to make the longer full length h-points, it...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-20-2017, 01:45 AM
    I haven't seen the one called booster. but then I bought a couple of cases of lemi-shine some time back and have a few more years until I use it up. I use citric acid for all kinds of stuff,, I even put it in the dishwasher.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-20-2017, 01:42 AM
    which is the best way to really know what you got. I just typed out the metal I go get from the print shop here in town. yes we still have typesetters here.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-19-2017, 08:32 PM
    little stuff is lino. big blocks are mono thin strips can be lino or softer stuff. foundry is in bars marked foundry
    10 replies | 297 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-19-2017, 08:28 PM
    I didn't see your load there. but if they ain't falling in the case or sitting on the top of a case full of 4198 your fine to shoot them. next time I would measure stuff. especially a bullet designed to fill a rifles throat without anything...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-19-2017, 08:24 PM
    what? are you casting zinc? the thumb lever should take like 3 lbs of force to open. stop screwing around and get a move on.
    13 replies | 516 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-19-2017, 08:22 PM
    it probably wasn't all that quiet in the revolver either. I have loads I shoot in my leverguns that are minimum loads but entirely adequate for their intended use. and they are downright obnoxious in the Dan Wesson even with the gap set to about...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-19-2017, 08:17 PM
    the handgun section or cast boolits section. either one will be fine since it's probably more about the chrono than the gun.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-19-2017, 07:54 PM
    Might read through this thread; http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?115657-LeveRevoltuion-Powder Posts 44 to 53 are specific to load development with the 311041. My finding is LeveRevolution only burns efficiently within a narrow...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-19-2017, 04:16 PM
    I have tried the kitty litter thing too. it makes a fair thermal layer but it still allows oxides to form. not as many as normal but eventually they do build up and you gotta decide whether to toss the whole mess or try to save them. in my...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-19-2017, 04:05 PM
    fair enough. this is probably the only post we will see from him anyway.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    08-19-2017, 02:41 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread .308 from 5.7 cases in Swaging
    about 150 if you take the case neck off. a RN die could be made but the ejection pin has to be made slightly different. but i bet it wouldn't take Brian very long to make one with the ejector pin even with the end of the die.
    11 replies | 520 view(s)
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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
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