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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 01:15 AM
    +1 on #375449, 272-grain Loverin style flat nose with GC base. Approximates .38-55 blackpowder ballistics in the .375 H&H with 13 grains of Bullseye, NO GC needed! below 1400 fps. Good Eastern woods deer load. Just run straight WW, tumble in Lee...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 12:28 AM
    That is a bit "large." Enough so that I would be cautious firing jacketed bullets for fear of sticking one in the barrel. Lubricated lead bullets should be OK, but you can expect significant velocity loss, about 10 fps for each 0.001" larger gap...
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:23 PM
    You're right Randy, those Springfields are hard! I dont three Remington one time and it was a breeze. I was also surprised to find the rear receiver ring and a 7.7 Jap Arasaka very easy too. Good thing I didn't have to do any holes/threads on the...
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  • Down South's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:39 PM
    I've only seen one, the demon of depression. I had to battle with him once. A long story but a true one. I won't go into detail. This one is very dangerous. He has killed more through his yrs here than most wars did. He looks like a giant Buda,...
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  • jimkim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:20 PM
    That's the one I couldn't find a picture of. Funny thing, when I'm looking for the others, that's the ONLY ONE, that I find. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
    Yeah American factory loads are loaded low, although there may be some newer stuff out there that is hotter. You'll be okay with starter load and mid loads for sure. You know too those old 7x57 have generous bores and grooves.
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:58 PM
    vzerone replied to a thread M1A or Garand??? in Military Rifles
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:52 PM
    I often wondered why the Mosin's bolt was stubby and short. I answer I got, being Russia has some severe winters the bolt can get frozen shut. They made it short and stout so you could pound on it to get is open. Makes sense.
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:54 PM
    Brian, you could just about use all those powders you listed. What velocity you wanting to shoot? You know that rifle will shoot factory loads. We're not talking about trying to make a 7mm Mag out of it. You can load it up some. Get in your manual...
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  • jimkim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:38 PM
    Here's a Bair measure with the rotors, and the newer style Hornady measure. Sent from my VS880 using Tapatalk
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  • jimkim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:33 PM
    I think there were four different models. I found pictures of two. What does yours look like? I think one of the other two is made like the newer Hornady one. It has a sliding charge bar. I think these two use rotors similar to an RCBS Lil' Dandy. ...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:24 PM
    The cylinder length of most post-WW2 revolvers should accept .38 Specials loaded to 1.59" OAL. I load .38 Specials long in my Rugers to increase powder capacity and to provide the same OAL as .357s to feed in my lever-action rifles. A factor might...
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:45 PM
    They don't use slow powders in reduce loads because they need to be a more full load so the powder burns more efficienty. Take for example you can't reduce recommended loads of WW 296 by much at all. I know that's a pistol powder, but one you don't...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:47 PM
    3.5 of titegroup and a 180 will function the sil's Taurus 100%. most accurate load in the gun too.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:42 PM
    it could be the powder too. titegroup will break down powder coating and many plastics. you don't want to leave the stuff in your powder hopper for too long.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:37 PM
    the more expensive pots can leak too. my magma pot has an intermittent drip starting after 30 years of use. I'm gonna drain it and clean it out for the first time ever, maybe do a little lap on the rod and seat.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:29 PM
    I imagine this is a reloading question as much as anything else. the way I look at it is by how much of the bullet is above/below the crimp groove. one 147 might/can have more or less length below the crimp groove and take up more or less of the...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:18 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Free Range Brass in Our Town
    that's more rifle brass than I find in a year. occasionally I get lucky and pick up 8-10 of these or 5-6 of those. 9mm and 40 is generally easy to get, it seems like nobody picks those up.
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:26 PM
    RL-22 is slow, slower then 4831. I got it to work for me, but I didn't use low charges of it.
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:11 PM
    Just as Larry said with the 12 twist those velocities he mentioned are easily obtainable. You didn't mention this bullet, but it fits the 300 Savage like it was made for it and that's Mihec 30 Sihouette. Being the single lube groove in near the...
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  • vzerone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:59 AM
    The switch barrels you have for your Savage, are any of them magnums? I ask because if you have magnum barrels that means you already have the magnum bolt head. If you do have them how do they feed? Again if you do have them try some dummy .375 H&H...
    13 replies | 159 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:52 AM
    Here is a .44-40 firing table I ran a few deer seasons back which might be helpful: .44-40 Winchester, FACTORY 200gr RNFP, FROM 20 INCH CARBINE Yds Drop Velocity Energy Wind drift(inches)Time (milliseconds) 0 -0.9753 1200 639 0.0000 1...
    16 replies | 1844 view(s)
  • vzerone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:14 AM
    Yes sir you are absolutely correct. I couldn't remember his name. He did articles in Shooting Times. I remember he gave the readers a glimpse of that and said he would do an article on Shooting Times on how to do it. I never seen and don't think...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    11-21-2017, 11:48 PM
    I see them being made at the bigger trap shoots all the time. they basically make a silicone plug molded right into your ear with the ear buds inside them. something like 20-25 bucks is the price.
    4 replies | 203 view(s)
  • RP's Avatar
    11-21-2017, 11:10 PM
    Well I got the phone call to help find a deer and try the pound puppy out. He has been licking blood of the kills that come to the house and pulling on the hide I toss him a leg bone while I am cleaning the deer to help feed the need to find them....
    6 replies | 180 view(s)
  • vzerone's Avatar
    11-21-2017, 10:02 PM
    Yours must be tight. To remove cutoff, insert small screwdriver to depress the plunger and spring into the cutoff handle while moving the cutoff toward the rear and out of the reciever. caution: the plunger and spring will be released as they clear...
    5 replies | 129 view(s)
  • vzerone's Avatar
    11-21-2017, 08:57 PM
    I have shot 45 grains of RL-22, but with a lighter bullet then the one you mentioned. It was a 180 grain. Velocity from a 29 inch barrel was 2167 fpr. With 45 grains of RL-19 same bullet velocity was 2192 fps. With 45 grains of RL-15 with same...
    6 replies | 173 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