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  • starmac's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 AM
    Hate to hear it, especially about the blade operator. the wind in that country can sure drive a fire fast and furious, and the fire seems to create it's own wind too.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:45 PM
    Note* everything I load with lead is kept below 1000fps. that could be where we differ in the opinion. generally diameter and shape are king of how things work, but it depends on the launch. I don't shoot much of my lead below 1,000 fps except...
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    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    Message sent.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:47 PM
    if it's a random issue and you have eliminated the cases being mixed, or different lengths etc. then I would look at the boolit itself. you might just have one cavity that isn't quite closing all the way and it is a bit larger in the exposed...
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    Yesterday, 01:00 PM
    No_1 replied to a thread No emails for topic replies. in Our Town
    Try unsubscribing the resubscribing. The system is up and running well at the moment but glitches happen sometimes.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:53 AM
    all those little notched pieces have a letter on the end of them. the notch lined up on a bar to make the letters line up into words. the type setter would lay it all out. when I buy lino-type from our print shop here it comes as spacers or the...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:44 AM
    key holing is a function of stability. your either spinning the boolit fast enough to be stable or you ain't. the grip on the rifling will determine whether your spinning the boolit enough or not. too small = skidding and non stabilization. ...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:36 AM
    Jim that's more like what I use. over speeding a large meplated boolit into flesh and bone will give you a very dead animal. you'll have to look for some of the parts and pieces but it will be dead. I remember hitting a grouse too far down when...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:28 AM
    the white is lead oxide it generally forms from being exposed to water. I do a lot of term storage of normal lubed boolits, 5 gallon buckets do a great job. if I were to put some stuff up for true long term storage I would just do a coat of...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:23 AM
    the yellow tape say's liquidation sale.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:18 AM
    I probably shop a bit weird. if stuff is on sale I calculate how much we could use by the expiration and buy that much. we might go to 2-3 different stores when we are down in town and sometimes go back to the first to pick up those 3-4 things...
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  • starmac's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:03 AM
    I do have 3031 among others. I do not have trailboss, and not a lot of unique. I do have quite a bit of 4759, 2400, red dot even a few pounds of 4198.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 10:28 PM
    see RRR's post. get you some handles while your there. his work is stupid good.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 10:24 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Reloads and smoke in Cast Boolits
    blow bye in the throat will show more smoke than bout anything else. Unique is a different animal than most other powders out there the way it burns in the barrel is a whole bunch different than how it burns in the open. it also burns in the...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 10:19 PM
    'up to' depends on too much for the alloy alone to dictate that. up to 2700 is easy. up to 2200 and hitting the target is another story. I worry more about absolute fitment and manipulate my alloys towards that end rather than an final bhn. a...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 10:14 PM
    left one. tin is the answer to all undersized molds a nice oblong shaped sorta right sized too big boolit is exactly what I want from my molds. i'll take the time to make nice round ones the correct size. do what you want.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 10:10 PM
    Time. things happen over time. 1 they reached their final BHN. 2 antimonial alloys can grow larger slightly over time. the other possibility is the tumble coating was just enough increase to make them work.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 10:06 PM
    ditto with primed brass cases. the primers are secured and no haz mat is required.
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    03-23-2017, 10:04 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Reloading section? in Testing Area
    hey now.. I don't even buy load books any more I just go to the store and read one a couple of times and memorize all the pertinent information then pass it along. :kidding: or am I?
    6 replies | 239 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 09:46 PM
    most all of those ranch rifles come with 308 barrels. they just oversized the throats to handle the larger diameter 310 bullets.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 09:42 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Next Step in Cast Boolits
    I'm real scientific about my alloy. I air cool for pistol stuff and water drop for my rifles. this gives about 11 bhn for the air and about 18 for the water. your range scrap is probably a 10 bhn and would maybe cast a little better with some...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 09:34 PM
    I hate drip art. if the lee pot drips it's usually right when I stick the mold under it then I get a funky spot on the nose. or more likely I stop and empty the drip out of the cavity then my rhythm is all messed up. it isn't that hard to fix...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 09:26 PM
    I dunno how long it lasts. I have the very first actual batch of the stuff sitting here. it just needs mineral spirits added to rejuvenate it when I want to use it. I doubt it can really go bad it's just wax and alox. they look the same as...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 09:21 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread using Lyman 450 in Boolit Lube !
    only way to find out is to not use it. it doesn't hurt anything to add the extra coating lube over the wax lube. and quite often a tumble lube will actually help accuracy. in many of my long nosed rifle boolits I very lightly lube the nose...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 09:17 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Stiffening lube in Boolit Lube !
    Teddie I totally missed your post until now. there are a few different commercial lubes that are Blue. 1 is the magma lube tinted blue it's the same as their green, red, and clear it is micro-wax, carnuba and the candle coloring of your...
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  • starmac's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 08:57 PM
    Two or three years ago I bought 6 or 8 hundred 350 grain berrys bullets from a member here and have not done anything with them yet. I am thinking I should start running them through a couple of Marlins before they go bad. Where would you...
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    03-23-2017, 08:05 PM
    Y'all are a hoot!
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  • starmac's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 05:00 PM
    I have to say some of you guys eat stuff I have never heard of, and others even eat stuff I wouldn't pick up with my bare hand. lol I reckon the thing I miss not available here is fresh okra, it just ain't happening. lol As far as eating out, it...
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  • starmac's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 03:48 PM
    starmac replied to a thread .30 remington in Our Town
    I have never owned a 32 rem anything either, but I have the dies and even a little brass, just in case, the same goes for the 25 rem. lol My old M 14 in 30 rem is a neat little walk around carbine, with an action that is just plain slick, plus...
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  • starmac's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 01:52 PM
    starmac replied to a thread Henry article in Leverguns
    I am not saying I will never own one, but at this stage in life I am not actively looking. I have no need for any more 22's period. Since I have levers in 45/70, 45 colt, 44 mag, 30/30, 308 mx, 300 savage, 22 and 22 mag, I am just not hurting for...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 12:12 PM
    I wouldn't use Tin. I'd use zinc first. Zinc boolits are nothing new they are lighter and a lot faster but lose energy much quicker. they used to be commercially available back in the late 50's early 60's and had some favorable reviews in a few...
    38 replies | 894 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