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    Yesterday, 07:14 PM
    I think it depends on the specific rifle and type of rifle. My M1 works fine and I never full length size.
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    06-16-2018, 11:31 PM
    RCBS Hand primer all the way
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    06-16-2018, 06:19 PM
    I've resized nickel plated .270 to 30-06 with no issues. I haven't reloaded more than once on that stuff, so I don't know how long it will last-- but it can be done.
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    06-15-2018, 11:13 PM
    I shoot 32 cal all the time in my 30 cal rifles. If you don;t want to cast them, Bear Creek Supply makes a really nice 100 grain RNFP for 32 cal pistols-- they come moly coated sized to 0.313 and easily size down to 311 or even 309 without hurting...
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    06-10-2018, 09:25 PM
    You need to distinguish between rifle and pistol. For Rifle, 32 Winchester Special is about the best. With its 1:16 twist it is very gentle on acceleration of cast bullets and very, very versatile.
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    06-07-2018, 07:58 PM
    Hick replied to a thread Primers???? in Our Town
    For Large rifle Winchester all the way. I've also used CCI, but had a few primer failures. Never had a failure with a Winchester primer
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    06-01-2018, 07:19 PM
    Look in the Lyman Cast Bullet handbook-- especially 3rd edition, and you will find 700x loads for many, many calibers and bullets. I use 700x lots for cast and mostly use that old Lyman data-- never had any trouble doing it.
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    05-31-2018, 08:15 PM
    I used to shoot only with my levers and revolver. But the local AR crowd leaves so much brass laying around I decided to buy a CZ-527 in 223 Rem. It's never seen a commercial round-- all reloads, and I've never bought brass. I find so much I've...
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    05-25-2018, 12:51 AM
    Hick replied to a thread Post 64 Timeline help in Leverguns
    If you really want to dig into the details of the timeline try contacting Bert Hartman. he is associated in some way with the Winchester museum. If his e-mail hasn't changed it is He was doing some major surveys several years ago...
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    05-21-2018, 08:48 PM
    Hick replied to a thread Pet 223 Loads in Reloading Equipment
    Lyman 225646 (about 58 grains) gas-checked, with 5.8 grains of either HP-38 or W231. My 223 rem loves it-- runs about 1700 fps and consistently produces less than half inch groups at 50 yards (5 shot groups).
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Retired Chemical and Nuclear Engineer. 1954 M1 Garand, CZ 527 FS (223 Rem), S&W Model 64 (38 Special) and a few other things. I cast and reload for all. Signed up because I like this forum.
Winnemucca, NV
Target shooting, reloading, golf, teaching
Retired Engineer, Retired HS Teacher, Retired JHS teacher


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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