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    Yesterday, 11:48 PM
    get the 3 to 2-3/4 step piece and set the machine up for 2-3/4. then either roll crimp unskiived or cut off and skiive for a 6 point crimp. use the brass tool BPI makes for the mec loaders for the first time.
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    Yesterday, 11:38 PM
    it for sure has some tin in it. get it tested and get it all from the scrap pile.
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    Yesterday, 11:15 PM
    ones that would be close would be 4227-4198- rl-7-CFE Black.
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    Yesterday, 11:12 PM
    you can substitute another grease in for the lucas red and tacky. to make the lube tacky again you can add in some STP about a tsp should make up what the other tube grease is missing. the red and tacky has a compound called paratack in it, STP ...
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    Yesterday, 11:07 PM
    still at 15$ a great buy. I still have some of the paper bag 4831 kicking around. 35 grs in the 30-30 with a 165-180gr boolit makes a nice quiet efficient round.
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    Yesterday, 10:58 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread CB 8pt Buck in Hunting with CB's
    I have heard deer make some odd noises at times. Littlegirl punched one through the shoulders with her Argie and a hybrid copper/cast bullet I make. it dropped like a rock then made a baaa sound like a sheep as it hit the dirt. I think it was...
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    Yesterday, 10:49 PM
    good job Rich. he would be pretty hard to pass on.
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    Yesterday, 03:42 AM
    BE-86 flips back and forth between unique and herco in burn rate, and it's flash suppressed. power pistol lies right on top of be-86. if I ever empty that red metal can of Herco the jug of 86 sitting there will be going in the 357 cases.
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    Yesterday, 03:11 AM
    IC and F was very common in the 20's time frame. IC would be almost dead on and Full wouldn't be quite Full with the wadding they used back then. a good smith with the proper inside gauge should be able to ream the choke to IC in about 20 minutes....
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    Yesterday, 03:05 AM
    I'm shocked Remington has a warranty?
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    11-18-2017, 09:27 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Soft lead? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    fluxing and reducing are necessary evils only if you want clean lead. I guess if you want a bunch of junk in your castings or a clogged spout you don't need to clean anything. one thing about pure or near pure lead is it oxidizes like crazy and...
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    11-18-2017, 09:20 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread tennis elbow in Casting Equipment
    leave the mold turned over. the bullets come out that direction too. then you can use both hands to turn the mold back over. if that's you and your dumping them in a bowl try using a box or a towel then you can rest the mold on the bench some...
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    11-18-2017, 09:06 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Unknown bullets in Cast Boolits
    well the best you can hope for is they didn't screw up the powder type or read the powder amount wrong. I made a batch of 25-06 and transposed the last 2 numbers and ended up re-thinking things when it nagged at me. I got in a nice afternoon of...
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    11-18-2017, 08:57 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Lyman 268 645? in Cast Boolits
    268 sounds about right for a x55. they don't come with square tight throats.
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    11-18-2017, 08:56 PM
    run it anyway. it's a TL mold a roll or scrunch ain't gonna shoot no worse and no better.
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    11-18-2017, 08:49 PM
    the most penetration through bone I have ever got was by using a .0030 thick copper wrap on a cast bullet and slowing it waay down to 2350 fps. that only made it 8"s through the shoulder and spine and through the other shoulder.
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    11-18-2017, 03:39 PM
    I want to commend the OP on his communication skills. he answered each suggestion with a reply about what he had previously tried and about his process making it easier to look at things from top to bottom. not being my usual sarcastic self...
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    11-18-2017, 03:30 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread tennis elbow in Casting Equipment
    that would surely fix it... it's a repetitive motion that's causing the problem. go stand at your pot and see what motions your making one of them is causing the stress. simply raising/lowering the pot. building a box to rest the mold on....
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    11-18-2017, 03:22 PM
    I would look at the sprue plates themselves. many times they need a slight re-cut at the top and/or a burr taken off the bottom. if there is anything like a parallel leading down into the fill hole the sprues will lock up pretty easily. but...
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    11-18-2017, 03:14 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Antimony alloy? in Cast Boolits
    the grain refiner will help you get more BHN air cooled or water dropped. you can replace the arsenic with some sulpher. your looking at .1-.2 type numbers but they do kick in about 2 BHN when combined with the antimony. remember BHN isn't the...
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    11-18-2017, 03:10 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Unknown bullets in Cast Boolits
    you know what is the prudent thing to do.
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    11-18-2017, 03:05 PM
    the lithium grease will let you down in high temps. stick to something more like 3 parts wax to 1 part lithium grease. you can add carnuba to the mix but 3% is all you need. if you want it to be a little softer add some Vaseline 1 tsp to 2 ozs of...
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    11-18-2017, 02:54 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Dog bite in Hunting with CB's
    in the 1850 zone. the above recipe of round about ww alloy, 165grs of weight with a flat nose, and 18-2000 fps is a stone killer on deer out to @ 125yds. your not gonna get any better dead from a copper wrapper at another 7-800 fps.
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    11-18-2017, 02:48 PM
    you know when you hit them with a 35 cal boolit.
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    11-18-2017, 02:46 PM
    Dad's son could make his 0-6 into a 308.
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    11-17-2017, 07:04 PM
    never under size. you can get away with groove size in a fixed breach system. but in a cylinder throat to a barrel throat you fit to the cylinder throat. unless you have a serious over diameter mismatch between the two you won't be wrong. if you...
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    11-17-2017, 06:59 PM
    the 311359 at 950 is more than enough bunny killer. at least it is in my 300.
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    11-17-2017, 06:55 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Antimony alloy? in Cast Boolits
    8% antimony is more like 18bhn. 3% antimony is more what your looking for. you been running probably 1.25-1.5% with your 50-50 mix. after waiting them out a month or so after water dropping your getting your 15-16 bhn.
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    11-17-2017, 06:49 PM
    try a second coat of the Hi-Tek.
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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