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  • Bama's Avatar
    10-19-2017, 05:50 PM
    +1 on Arsenal molds Tried 6 MM bore rider bullets designed for powder coating yesterday. Bullets heavier than any listed for 6x45 so I started with two powders I had used in pass for lighter bullets. Just tried to go low enough charge to prevent...
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    10-19-2017, 12:04 PM
    Tried out Arsenals 243 115-NR-BR-GC bore rider bullets yesterday and it is great. IT is designed for powder coating(no groves). I had sized drive band portion to .244 and bore rider to .236 to fit a barrel I am using on a 6X45. With the aloy I...
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    10-19-2017, 11:33 AM
    Bama replied to a thread Critique my boolits in Cast Boolits
    Only problem I see is they are not coated and loaded--You did well
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    10-15-2017, 10:09 PM
    Bama replied to a thread . in Cast Boolits
    +1 for Lee universal and NOE expander button!
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    10-09-2017, 03:46 PM
    Bama replied to a thread Dumb Noob Questions in Cast Boolits
    Don't overlook Roto Metals at top of this page. They ship quick and have a bunch of info and materials you will probably need in future. They are good to work with and reliable.
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  • Bama's Avatar
    10-06-2017, 12:20 PM
    If you are shooting at a very high velocity you would probably get leading from the unprotected front half of the bullet when it expands into rifling.
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    10-06-2017, 12:15 PM
    +1 !
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    10-06-2017, 12:03 PM
    I do. Recovered bullets show full rifling engagement from end to the ogee with NO indication of slippage or blow by, try it you may like it. Anything to improve fit and alignment seems to help accuracy.
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    10-05-2017, 05:06 PM
    You can usually run faster without coming apart by adding copper. There are a number of threads on the subject on this site.
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    10-02-2017, 06:45 PM
    if you requesT one i believe it is required bby law to provide you with one
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    10-02-2017, 06:15 PM
    You may have to add copper to keep it together. I have an 85 gr 6 mm that crooned just over 3000 fps using smokes Bacon Grease. Accuracy not the greatest but it sure didn't take long to get to target. A lot depends on gun--every one different.
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    09-30-2017, 09:19 AM
    Thanks, Tech, one more for the list. I have to say when I came up with this post it was not my intention to start a war. My intent was to point out the value of a process I learned by trial and error after Sandy Hook (Sandy Hook was back in...
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    09-29-2017, 06:09 PM
    Bama replied to a thread Bore Riding Question in Cast Boolits
    Rebel Slug or chamber cast, then check in end of barrel. I personally do not like the thought of possibly pushing a bullet down in the case if it is oversized because I neck size only and have about .002 tention on neck. If a 200 gr. catches, a...
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    09-29-2017, 05:50 PM
    I resemble that remark!!
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    09-29-2017, 05:42 PM
    There is a research paper entitled "Dynamic analysis of a guided projectile during engraving process" which sheds a lot of light on the dynamics of a projectile as it is fired down a barrel. It has details of a lot of items I had never even...
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    09-28-2017, 04:52 PM
    Check around for any blacksmiths or knife makers. Usually if they do not have heat treat oven they can steer you to someone who does. Saves a lot of problems and a great source of real hands on information.
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    09-27-2017, 09:36 PM
    1. Not if you use the non stick foil--if you want it to last longer use an oven liner Zero stick and seems to last for ever. 2. Can be done either way. I put gas check on before PC--just seems the right thing for me. 3. Not done a detailed...
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    09-27-2017, 09:11 PM
    Bama replied to a thread Bore Riding Question in Cast Boolits
    That would almost be ideal, if small, then you would powder coat, size nose and you are set. If you put much of a load the bullet will obstruate and be full bore size within a VERY short distance anyway.
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    09-27-2017, 08:06 PM
    Bama replied to a thread Gallery Load in Cast Boolits
    Just be careful about going too low or you will stick a bullet in bore. They are a booger to remove. Red Dot is not very loud in a bolt gun with a 200 gr bore rider in a 308W at 6 gr and does not appear to be position sensitive.
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    09-27-2017, 07:55 PM
    Bama replied to a thread Lee seating plug problem in Cast Boolits
    If it is not too far off I have used valve grinding compound to lap the plugs for a perfect fit. I cut a grove in bullet and smear grinding compound. I chuck either bullet or stem in large drill. periodically stop and clean both and repeat. Both...
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    09-27-2017, 07:46 PM
    Bama replied to a thread bore riders in Cast Boolits
    I size the bore rider portion to just fit the bore (Probably not correct way but I check end of barrel--Want it to just slide in but with almost no wiggle. This just gets the initial alignment. I have found when load is worked up accuracy really...
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    09-25-2017, 08:13 PM
    A closer or tighter fitting ram will help the problem-- also look at bullet alignment. I had to make a new ram and lap the die to eliminate the skirt. Alloy hardness and adding copper also effect the tendency to make a skirt. Don't give up. The...
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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