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  • bushwack's Avatar
    Today, 12:44 AM
    I have 6 boxes of clip on WW lead each box has 60lbs per box for $69.00 this includes shipping. It has been fluxed 3 times and poured into muffin tins. They are double boxed shrink wrapped and taped real good. I accept paypal with paypal add $2.00...
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  • bushwack's Avatar
    Today, 12:39 AM
    I have 3 boxes of stick on WW lead (soft lead)for 60lbs per box for $67.00 this includes shipping. It has been fluxed twice and poured into various shaped ingots averaging around 2lbs each. They are double boxed shrink wrapped and taped real good. I...
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  • jimkim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:06 PM
    I like it. I wish Lee would make a rifle and pistol diecast adjustable charge bar. When I first saw the picture, I thought it might be some type of disconnector or return bar, to replace the chain. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    Cylinder throats on S&W M1917s and M1950 .45 ACPs are typically .455-.456, Colt M1917 and New Service. 45 likewise, but MkVI Webleys more often .449-.451!!! Webley cylinder throats run tight and benefit from honing by DougGuy to proper size...
    17 replies | 498 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:41 PM
    A young man with good eyes, firing handloads can do about as well with a CZ52 or TT33 at 100 yards as an old fuddy duddy can with an M1 carbine and GI ammo, about 6 inches give or take. Even with Combloc surplus ammo the the Пистолет браконьера...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:16 PM
    Before WW1 the folded (balloon) head cases did not have a relief cut ahead of the rim, as modern solid-head .45 Colt cases do, and the rim did not project far enough beyond the circumference of the case head to provide reliable extraction in rifles....
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:40 PM
    Golly! Don't 'cha jist luv it whin a plan cums togetter!~
    17 replies | 498 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:38 PM
    My best guess is that the bullets are undersized for both guns and that the alloy is too hard. If you cannot gouge the nose of the bullet with your fingernail, it is too hard. If you cannot deform the bullet lube in the grooves with thumb...
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  • Ken in Iowa's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:16 PM
    Well said! I could not notice as well that the boolit resembles a Civil War Minie, which would have been adopted about 1855. It looks like they were quickly learning about ballistic co- efficient at that early date. Outpost- Those dimensions...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:19 PM
    Have you cast your chamber and if so, how large is the unrifled portion of the origin of rifling before the lands start? How does this dimension compare with the diameter of the bullets you are shooting? What is the difference in diameters...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:20 PM
    I lucked out that my S&W 544 cylinder has very nearly the same chamber dimensions as my circa 1993 Marlin 1894S .44-40. I had John Taylor rechamber my Ruger Vaquero cylinder and the reamer he used is close enough that once I had the neck honed on...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:23 PM
    In a .410 pattern effectiveness is limited by the small payload, which limits the number of shot in the pattern. I would not use shot larger than 7-1/2 in the 2-1/2" shell or 6's in the 3" shell, with the possible exception of 00 buckshot for large...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:42 PM
    I can validate the above from my own experience. Key is having a smooth barrel and a well-constructed bullet. I had a 7" twist 5.56mm test barrel blank which I rechambered to .22-250 and fitted to a Hart 1A benchrest action for test purposes. ...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:21 PM
    I am using Starline .45 Schofield brass shortened to 0.87" with the rims turned by Reed's Custom Ammo in Oklahoma City, OK. http://shop.reedsammo.com/455-Eley-455-Colt-Brass-455eleybrass.htm?categoryId=-1 I am using Accurate 46-262H bullet at...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:08 PM
    Rear sight is the XS Ghost ring for short-action Remington 700. Front sight base for M14 front sight was scratch-built to correct height to zero and silver-soldered on. I asked that John make no effort to get short TOK round to feed from...
    18 replies | 451 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:40 AM
    I have cast chambers on both antique and modern .44-40 rifles by Marlin, Winchester, and El Tigre, as well as revolvers by Colt, S&W and Ruger. The rifles ALL had chamber neck diameters of .447-.448" which permit safe release clearance of a...
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  • Ken in Iowa's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:20 AM
    Fresh out of Bullseye, so might try HP38 at those levels. :) Which cases and OAL are you using Outpost?
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    07-21-2017, 06:22 PM
    Hornady makes a .312" diameter 174-grain SPRN which works well in the .303 British and 7.62x54R.
    7 replies | 236 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    07-21-2017, 04:32 PM
    With very light cast bullets in the .30 calibers, from 100-130 grains, 4 grains of Bullseye is pretty hard to beat in any case from a .30 M1 carbine to a .30-'06 for a plinker and gallery load. It tolerates the free airspace well, does not require...
    8 replies | 236 view(s)
  • Recluse's Avatar
    07-21-2017, 12:16 PM
    Yep. Thirty years ago, we had a lot fewer reloaders and the manufacturers were competing for market share. Fast forward to the recent political climate of the past eight or more years and the (reloading) market has exploded in growth. Now it's about...
    67 replies | 1752 view(s)
  • Recluse's Avatar
    07-21-2017, 12:08 PM
    I bought a Lee Challenger press back in '88 and loaded thousands of rifle rounds and magnum pistol rounds with it with exactly zero problems. When Lee came out with the heavier steel assemblies for the handle and ram movement, I bought a kit for the...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    07-20-2017, 11:54 AM
    I went a different way with mine and had John Taylor turn it into a 7.62x25.
    18 replies | 451 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    07-20-2017, 11:30 AM
    Ideal #311410 was/is a 130-grain plainbase, long ogival round nose, with one grease groove for the M1 Carbine.
    11 replies | 315 view(s)
  • RP's Avatar
    07-19-2017, 11:15 PM
    Looks like this picture thread is going to get shorter. I have not paid them anything I can see my posted pictures still so I guess everyone else also can see them. For now I am going to let this play out for awhile but I think were going to lose...
    451 replies | 186065 view(s)
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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