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  • RP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:32 PM
    harbor freight powder is the bottom of the line powder for a better finish upgrade your powder. Spraying the powder is better then shake and bake on the lower end powders but for a nice slick smooth finish the better grade powder is the ticket. A...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:07 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Swaged bullet shrank? in Swaging
    5.0 grs of bulls-eye and a 230gr Rn was the military ball load for i dunno about 75-100 years.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:03 PM
    even with a lathe buying a point form die is still worth the money.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 PM
    our units are laid out a little weird. our ranges run the same direction as yours does but the valleys are only like 9 miles wide at the most and each mountain range is more like 30-40 as the crow flies. i can scoot through some of the dirt roads...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:36 PM
    I will say yes. look at the chart above. see how more antimony/tin makes a larger bullet in the same mold? yeah magic...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    hand turning a drill bit in a press would cut it out too. 5 minutes with a dowell and some sand paper, some lapping compound, your pocket knife, whatever you got. the worst that could happen is you make it a little too big and have to size it down...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    150-165-170-180. either of the lee's do fine in the 308. powder coated..? well,,, I'd look at a new undersized as usual lyman.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:23 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread oops in Our Town
    that's why i use 2 of the 1-1/2" straps. both go from the back of the wheeler to the tie down hooks in the front of the bed. it's kind of a pain to strap everything in place,,,, But.
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:29 PM
    I have one of the Hanned Precision SGB die for .22 LR as well as old home made ones which do the same thing for .32 S&W Long, .38 S&W and .38 Special LRN. Here is what a 158 LRN .38 Special flat-nose looks like after being trimmed to 1/4"...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:43 PM
    excellent. a lot of guy's don't realize that the cartridge itself becomes part of the maschinery in the lever guns and especially in the 92 types. their length and bullet weight/shape influences how well they feed and at what speed they feed....
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:37 PM
    I have two Ruger Vaqueros one .44-40, the other .44 Magnum, both have forcing cones so large that .45 Colts and ACPs fit, don't "spit" and shoot accurately down the .44 tubes if I swap cylinders from my NMBH .45 Convertible!
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:35 PM
    9's work for lots of stuff if you have the draw dies. you can pull it all the way down to 30 caliber rifle jackets but it's something like a 5-6 step draw. they make 40 cal bullets in 1-2 steps and no drama. I use the 40 brass to make 44 mag...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:27 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread frangible boolits? in Cast Boolits
    the bullets hit the back stop and flip up and over it. I get most of my hand gun type range scrap from behind the 50 yd berm. you can make frangible boolits with the equipment you have. the cost however is going to be out of control. anyway...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:23 PM
    the whole point of carrying a sidearm is to protect yourself. which is what you used it for. I do wonder if any of your neighbors called the cops though they might not have even heard the shot. heck they propably don't even know where that...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:09 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Boat gun in Our Town
    Bill. those 311 and 312's are starting to be sought after if they are in good workable shape. the very early 312's are actually very nice guns and were rebranded higher end 'plain janes'
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:04 PM
    I have used the XTP's for deer a number of times. they have failed to open and seem to perform like my cast RNFP's when they don't. when they do open they are even better. the key is the velocity you use them in, I was running some of them on...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:33 PM
    I mostly use a levergun and keep in the pines and just scoot along real slow watching everything. the 358 above is kind of the rifle with a scope compromise between the two. our area here is similar to your front range or western slope area there....
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:11 AM
    Just remember that even half-jackets have to be loaded with care to prevent barrel leading so I'm not sure what the advantage that a half-jacket or Quarter-Jacket would have over a standard gas checked bullet other than covering potential lube...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:08 AM
    And the rifle is pretty much considered a blackpowder firearm anyways due to those Allin Conversions having cast-iron receivers.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    10-20-2017, 10:37 PM
    sometimes you have to reach out there. I was pretty happy to have the 0-6 along this fall.
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  • RP's Avatar
    10-20-2017, 10:32 PM
    Joined in 2012 post some then and in 2013 been quite until posting for brass for sale. Advise him to make some post with meaning to them to up his count. If he fails to do so follow standard practice.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    10-20-2017, 10:16 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Swaged bullet shrank? in Swaging
    I have never seen a bullet stick in a barrel and blow back hard enough to damage the gun. the only thing I can think of is if a blow back design doesn't have enough mass to resist movement. I would just mail the thing back to hi-point. I would...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    10-20-2017, 10:08 PM
    yes I generally run them in the standard speed range but do run a couple of rifles up further. the 358 win I run with 48.5 grs of RL-19 and a 250 gr boolit. my buddy kept borrowing it for land owner tag cull work, I had to go get it back from...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    10-20-2017, 09:46 PM
    the ball of solder is probably worth more than that.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    10-20-2017, 09:42 PM
    antimony is added to lead to make it flow better under pressure. it is used in window came, pipes, and such that is extruded under pressure. I have never measured the BHN of pure lead after swaging it.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    10-20-2017, 09:32 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Boat gun in Our Town
    I hunted the great salt lake for 25 years. one or two times I had to use the gun as a paddle. ruger red labels are not the best gun for that. the Browning got traded in for just lake fishing I like the Ruger MK-2 target, it has accounted for a...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    10-20-2017, 09:13 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread Boat gun in Our Town
    Back when I was regularly on RIBs we kept an M2HB forward, two M240s amidships and for OMG a Mk19 aft.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    10-20-2017, 08:59 PM
    I don't think you even need the 1200 fps, but the harder alloy would sway me in that direction. I would be more inclined to go with the Hornady XTP at about 1,000 fps. simple, easy, get him to the range stuff. oh if he feels bad about it remind...
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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