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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    Today, 09:32 PM
    OK, biggest question I have is where you got/how did you make that brass hull?
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 08:55 PM
    I have been delighted with Tom's custom molds, being able to get something tailored in dimensions and alloy to YOUR rifle or revolver, not having to wait for group buys to get something to somebody else's design in compromised dimensions for THEIR...
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    Today, 08:45 PM
    Chev.Wm. Thanks, it is reassuring to know that the aged brain cell SWAG wasn't so far off. Very enlightening. I am quite satisfied with my reworked/relined/restored Army & Navy C.S. .32 S&W Long, and have no need for anything in .327, but...
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    Today, 08:39 PM
    I looked at this but was a bit scared of whacking on a live rimfire round! Anybody ever set one off in the Accurizor die, I think that could get exciting???
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 08:35 PM
    NOE clone of #314 is my "go-to" bullet for any .30 cal. or "near .30". The larger diameter forepart really helps in worn bores. I lube only and crimp on GC without sizing in a .315" die for my .303s, having honed a Lee .314" up to size. In...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 05:30 PM
    You cannot "replace" the meplat to a sharp wire edge, because the lead will not flow into the narrow crevice. That's why I suggested that the core pin for the HP cavity be about 0.65-0.70 of the meplat diameter, which works out to about .120-.125"....
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    Today, 05:11 PM
    Cary Gunn, Thanks for posting the info on the Nagant revolver, I was always curious and had thought it was "close" to the .32-20, but after having chronographed a selection of both vintage and modern .32-20 loads, your Nagant is a bit hotter,...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 03:48 PM
    whooping crane is called roast beef here. we can't shoot swans though, we just raise them so the people to the south of us can shoot them. I have had swan before it is like goose. it was a draw tag in Utah.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 03:36 PM
    you can get the elements and bend them around a pot. they don't become hardened and brittle like until you heat them up. a 110 stove element will melt 10-12 lbs of alloy in about 20-30 minutes.
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    Today, 03:16 PM
    a couple of years Back Gearknasher put up a post about organ pipes and explained the alloy used. if you could search it out you might just get the answer you seek.
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 02:50 PM
    How much 3Fg black would the .327 case hold, I wonder? I would guess about 15grains, which should be subsonic with a .32-20 100-105 grain LFN... A shame to have all that case capacity not to do something traditionally useful with it. ...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 02:39 PM
    a colder primer might do better with a 2-5 gr kicker charge of a faster powder. how far do you want to go looking for accuracy from a 30-40 Krag. personally I wouldn't spend the money for BR primers for an old bolt gun. well okay I would but it...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 02:32 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Deer in Swaging
    if I had a tip forming die I could almost 100% duplicate the sierra bullet. the Die set I got from you is within .001 in matching where the ogive hits. the only major difference is about .0005 in diameter. of course the extra work I put in is...
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    Today, 02:20 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Swaged bullet shrank? in Swaging
    3 gr of bulls-eye is a 38 special load. I'd go with the above.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 AM
    having torn up an aluminum mold trying it ... :lol: I just tried a brass mold on the master caster and I like it. I can loaf along and just keep the handle moving at a steady pace and it does it's thing. maybe a 45-70 would be over kill, but for...
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    Today, 12:15 AM
    light changed? they are 100 fps apart but show the same variance and such. a little tip on that XCB bullet. it needs a hard alloy, I have one of the three original molds from the test batch. I use it in a 10 twist and just about match jacketed...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:22 PM
    if your planning on that, go with his steel or brass molds. I would also step right into a master caster and not the lee pot, they are waaaay too different for anything you gain from the lee pot to transfer over. I have 2-3 of both sitting on...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:14 PM
    it won't cause tons of pressure. 3-400 psi maybe but tons... no.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:12 PM
    opening the cylinder throats is easy, making them smaller is less easy. I would re-measure.
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    Yesterday, 01:08 PM
    I'd take the lead amount up 50 lbs would get you to about 3% antimony. a little tin and you'd be right near ww or isotope core alloy. me being me I would take it even further 70 lbs of lead and 5 lbs of the 30% alloy would be closer to what I'm...
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    Yesterday, 01:00 PM
    I know many of the members here by name. I'm still hesitant to use it on the open forum, but if I drop a little note in a PM I will use my name to sign the end of it. half the membership knows it anyway, but most just shorten the Avatar name to...
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    Yesterday, 12:46 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Truck gun in Our Town
    the truck gun out here is something that can rattle around a bit without you really caring about the finish. it's used to whack a yote or rock chuck when the opportunity arises. the Arisaka and Mossburg I mention above wear scopes that would...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:31 AM
    the 314 is well suited to the 7.65 argie round. the K-31 has a completely different throat/bore/groove dimensions than any of the others you mention, it will like a silhouette design.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:27 AM
    N-110 is like our 2400. in use not exact burn speed. as I remember VV put out a load manual for cast bullets and N-110 is the prominent powder used in the manual. I would contact them or find one of those manuals. I wouldn't enlarge the flash...
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    Yesterday, 02:19 AM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Just asking ? in Cast Boolits
    lee's manual is telling you an engineer number that deals with shear stress numbers. your supporting the alloy in a steel tube. so your deformation comes from the back of the bullet going forward. avoiding that by delaying the high pressure until...
    14 replies | 385 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