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    Today, 02:01 AM
    Sitting on top of my hoard of shiny gold ingots like some sort of fourth rate dragon is one of the only things that makes me happy.
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    Today, 12:27 AM
    I think i'm at the point I have more pewter in ingots than I have lead. :o Kinda cheating with that statement since I have lead in forms other than nicely stacked ingots, but yeah i've got like 150lbs of pewter. [smilie=1: Sitting around $7 a lbs...
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    Today, 12:19 AM
    Generally speaking since you're flaring/expanding your brass in order to get the boolit in, it's very likely you may have to at the very least use just enough crimp in order to remove the flare to allow the rounds to chamber. If you don't want...
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    Today, 12:07 AM
    Well take a good look at it first. Can you see something stuck in there that could be causing the scoring, or a burr? If it's a new die they certainly will warranty it. Even if it's not they might, there's really good with that. Those cases...
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    Yesterday, 09:00 PM
    2400 tends to like a heavier crimp in order to burn properly, although of course the degree to which that is true depends on the cartridge, weight of the boolit, ect. Anyways, is the question "do I need a crimp groove in order to crimp a lead...
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    11-26-2019, 03:17 AM
    Someone mentioned painting a washer black and floating it on the alloy so they could use a temp gun at one point.
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    11-22-2019, 12:41 AM
    Peregrine replied to a thread Fn 49 in Military Rifles
    You found it all? That's a stroke of luck, I bet it wasn't pocket change but they're starting to get scarce. Soon enough you'll be hard pressed to find them at any price. I'll be waiting for those pics. :)
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    11-20-2019, 07:40 PM
    Peregrine replied to a thread Alloy ID...? in Cast Boolits
    I'll third *edit, fourth now :p* that the sound is definitely the way to go, ww will very distinctly ring while the pure will go thud.
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    11-20-2019, 02:50 PM
    Peregrine replied to a thread Odd lube choice? in Boolit Lube !
    Reading your post carefully it sounds like you have this bag balm in supply and just want to try it? I have no doubt that mix of petroleum jelly with some lanolin with it and stiffened with whatever wax is handy will work well as a lube. Not...
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    11-20-2019, 12:25 AM
    I don't do either enough...so I don't feel like answering the poll. But i've loaded and shot about 2k cast over the last year and cast probably double that. Not enough. I need to get more WW too, I only have three hundred lbs or so of alloy in...
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    11-19-2019, 11:32 PM
    As a side note, what was your cast load you were using in it? There's much I've read about and has been written here about the difficulty in getting good results with cast in that caliber.
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    11-19-2019, 11:26 PM
    I never used it for Hunting but had the Hornday 143gr. ELD-X recommended to me. It was Hornady's response to demand for a match grade 6.5x55 bullet that expands reliably for hunting. Extremely high BC, they claim highest in class doppler radar...
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    11-19-2019, 07:26 AM
    Alright, so I pulled the rounds I loaded and tried again. I loaded 5 up with 13.0gr of Red Dot. The primer protrusion was as expected much less noticeable. As you may have noticed i'm using mixed brass, and I noticed that the force required to...
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    11-19-2019, 01:47 AM
    No. It does not offgas. You have to either inhale or ingest metallic lead/lead oxide or you can absorb certain lead salts through the skin, such as lead styphnate which is found in primers.
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    11-18-2019, 08:54 PM
    Peregrine replied to a thread Fn 49 in Military Rifles
    I'm having some fun, don't take me too seriously. The neat thing about the FN49 is it has a bolt hold open lever on the left top side of the receiver cover. When you push it in with the thumb of your support hand and run the charging handle...
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    11-18-2019, 07:05 AM
    Good Morning Fellas, I encountered something I haven't experience before while shooting and I thought i'd share and see if y'all have ever encountered something similar or have some insight. I picked up a Ross model 1905E in .303 British and...
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    11-17-2019, 12:19 PM
    That sounds like far too much work, trimming is my least favorite step in reloading by a large margin.
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    11-17-2019, 12:09 PM
    Peregrine replied to a thread Fn 49 in Military Rifles
    I've lamented this myself as well, it's important to note that the story of the FN49 isn't a tragic one of a rifle that had lot of merit but unfortunately ended up as a developmental dead end leaving us to wonder what could have been. The FAL is...
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    11-12-2019, 12:33 AM
    That's all i'm using in it right now, and with exceptional results with next to no effort put into load development...like Roy said follow your own advice. Also, even if you weren't sticking to published data Red Dot is easily one of the most...
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    11-12-2019, 12:21 AM
    Thank you madsen Shooter for a quality post. I took the magazine spring between two fingertips and gave it a very gentle squeeze and was surprised how readily it bent inwards. I didn't bend it very much, and upon reassembling the magazine it did...
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    11-11-2019, 07:42 PM
    I have a Globe 433, it's a Norwegian Krag sporterized and in .308 Unsurprisingly I shoot it with cast and not full power .308 so i'm a long way away from having to mull over the strength of the action. It's a very nice handling rifle and i've...
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    11-11-2019, 04:49 AM
    I'm just getting into 444 myself, i'm glad you kept it. Great round, one of my very favorites.
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    11-10-2019, 09:19 PM
    Good thread, I am not familiar with these rifles.
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    11-10-2019, 09:06 PM
    That's odd, I thought the opposite is true at least for moderate doses. Here's a study to that effect, with the highest decrease in gout incidence (45%) at the highest levels of vitamin C intake. I also don't think that vitamin C is metabolized...
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    11-10-2019, 07:10 PM
    Easiest thing first, it may just be your hold. If you have a bead sight on both, and you're elevating the bead to a certain elevation to get your sight picture, the 14" barrel will will be pointed higher. Now beyond that this gets messy...
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    11-10-2019, 06:39 PM
    I just made this post in another thread so i'll just copy and paste it here as well. I've looked into the Vitamin C (adsorbic acid) thing, it seems there could be something to it. Here's a paper that found a significant increase in lead...
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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
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