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    08-05-2018, 09:43 AM
    Nice looking group Ian. I was able to cast about a 100 bullets last night that I plan on loading in a few days. The .063 LDPE wad material came in so I will use that instead of the double .032 LDPE wads. Also will test out the loads with my new...
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    08-01-2018, 07:21 PM
    Oh! OK like a hi power rifle with glove and sling...thanks Don. Regards, Richard
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    08-01-2018, 04:24 PM
    Don, I’m not familiar with a “wrist rest”! Is that we’re the back of the non trigger hand is on the rest and gripping the forend? I’m not getting confetti, maybe because my paper is on the thick side at .0019 Regards, Richard
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    08-01-2018, 10:47 AM
    Thanks Lead pot, all my patches were just a few feet in front of the muzzle. Don, I free floated the bbl on my Browning. Before the forend was very tight to the bbl. I shimmed the two forend screws at the hanger .015 to clear the forend from the...
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    07-31-2018, 11:51 PM
    That is a really good price Rob. Lead pot, thanks for the thoughts about a hard wad. In fact I ordered some cork to make wads out of and was thinking of trying them over the .060 LDPE wad to further cushion the blow so to speak. Don, good idea...
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    07-31-2018, 07:46 PM
    Just back from the range, it was raining wind was about eight knots gusting to about twelve at nine o’clock. I want to thank you guys for the help as the load I was trying worked out OK once I got on paper. To recap the load was Starline brass that...
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    07-30-2018, 10:12 AM
    Thank you Sir! Best Richard
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    07-30-2018, 10:06 AM
    Thanks rfd. From what Don just said Ian, I would not change a thing! Lol. Congratulations Ian. Regards, Richard
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    07-29-2018, 10:38 PM
    Nice range report Ian, sounds like you really have your PP loads dialed in. Have you shot them for group at 100 or 200 yds ? Hope to get up to Ashland and shoot with you sooner than later. Regards, Richard
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    07-29-2018, 10:29 PM
    rfd, just shot you a PM. Thank you for your kind offer. I have eight rounds loaded up with 76.5 gns of Swiss 1.5 and two .032 LDPE wads hope to get t9 try them tomorrow. Thanks again, Richard
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    07-29-2018, 10:22 PM
    Ian, thanks I’ll try to make it up to Ashland in a month or so. Sounds like Labor Day will be quite the shoot. Best Richard
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    07-29-2018, 10:18 PM
    Nice looking loads Ian. I notice that you patch in the opposite direction that I do. I thought long and hard enough to smell smoke trying to determine the best direction and in my thinking determined that a right hand twist will tighten my wrap....
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    07-27-2018, 11:13 PM
    The problem with the gas cutting has been solved. This discussion is going on and continuing under the Paper Patch Problems thread now guys. Ian, the match was at Roanoke VA. Roanoke rifle and pistol club. Joe Davis was the match director. It was...
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    07-27-2018, 10:45 PM
    Bruce, What are your thoughts behind the reasoning for double paper to be less than the groove depth. that fits in with a lot of what I have read; use thin paper and big bullet.
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    07-27-2018, 10:00 PM
    Fortunately I have a Cornell punch. I’ll need to order some sheet LDPE .063 thick. It may be that the .032 LDPE is borderline. Meanwhile I’ll double up on the .032 wads. Like Kurt was saying about the paper I’m using, although it is the right...
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    07-27-2018, 03:26 PM
    Hey Kurt, The groove depth is .004. Hi Don, looking forward to the target tells me too... Best Richard
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    07-27-2018, 12:54 PM
    Well guys, a big thanks! We may have found the solution. I loaded three loads, not changing anything but the wad package. First load was with a .032 LDPE and a newspaper print wad on top of that. Recovered bullet was perfectly engraved and the...
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    07-27-2018, 12:42 AM
    Hi Guys, I wonder if the bullet I’m using may be too small in diameter at .4427” as cast. At 1:16 maybe the bullet is not bumping up fast enough or has too far to bump up. Is my thinking on this make any sense. Thanks a bunch, Richard
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    07-26-2018, 11:12 PM
    I wanted to start a new thread about the bullet problems I’m having but could not copy and paste my photos from the Sight Settings thread I started. If you are curious and want to help out zip over to the Sight Setting thread I started in the Black...
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    07-26-2018, 08:48 PM
    BTW the diameter of the Walters wads are .463" Regards, Richard
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    07-26-2018, 08:25 PM
    Looks like decimal points are shifting around...Part of my group measured 1.3 inches and not .13 inches. The flyers were 8 inches and 14 inches low. Earlier I made a cast of the chamber and about an inch into the rifling. The chamber, leade and...
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    07-25-2018, 10:51 PM
    I’ll give those fiber wads a try Don. Chris, do you mean .100 ? .010 is only the thickness of three human hairs, not much for the case to hang on to. Thanks guys Richard
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    07-25-2018, 08:31 PM
    Im surprised on how much slumping occurred. The metal came from roto metals. Im going to test it again with my Lee tester and post the results. Also the slumped bullets varied in diameter top to botom. .4493 to .4538 at the base. I shot these into...
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    07-25-2018, 08:23 PM
    Well I sure hope other fellows matches went better than mine...Most all of my critters managed to laugh off mt attempts to knock em down Lol. I really did not have time to test my loads before the match and it showed. The shots were all over the...
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    07-21-2018, 08:59 PM
    Brent, thanks so much! Like you say ,this should get me in the ball park tomorrow. Good luck on your shoot! Regards, Richard
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    07-20-2018, 12:22 PM
    Hi Brent, here is the load and settings for my .45-70. Load; BACo 535 elliptical slick, as cast 525 gns, 79.5 gns swiss 1 1/5, CCI br2 primers, Starline brass. Scope, DZ arms 8x, bases on 7.2 centers. Milk container and newspaper wads, one each no...
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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