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    Today, 10:09 AM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread 44 mag subsonic noise in Leverguns
    Ruger 77/.44 my hunting buddy uses 6 grains of Bullseye with 260 Keith for 1050 fps and is very quiet using Gem Tech Tracker supressor Without the can is loud pop, like a cowboy load, not a crack.
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 09:37 AM
    Hahah. Yup I always laugh when I read "RANGE LEAD IS 10 bhn". As if a range in Arizona has identical ammo shot as does Bangor, Maine and Tallahassee Florida... Maybe just maybe if you amassed every and all and tested and averaged that might be a...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 09:31 AM
    Its always safer to air on the side of possibles... Different is different. Safer that way as there is plenty of data for both why speculate??? TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY! Its more Fascinating to me why its even a QUESTION!??! Different...
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    Today, 09:26 AM
    I need to try this. I did try them with one powder in my 350 legend and they where average. CW
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  • Dieselhorses's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:18 PM
    Dieselhorses replied to a thread the 17 in Rimfire Area
    My .17 HMR is the probably my most accurate rifle at the moment. Was reluctant to say this but when you can punch out paper the size of a quarter at 100 yards, it leaves little to be desired. I even surprised myself!
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    Yesterday, 06:46 PM
    cwlongshot replied to a thread .32-20 grouping in Leverguns
    Youngster @ 55 here.... My 1894 does well with my 120g Lyman and PB @ 1" 50 yards. My 23 does a bit better but has a 2x7 Leupold My fun gun is a H&R custom withab SMLE bbl re chambered to 32/20. i love a MP 140HP ast bullet and 1680!! CW
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:53 PM
    I need to sort out some fired Berdan-primed cases from my range brass. I can find a dozen or so no problem. PM me your mailing address and I'll get them to you ASAP.
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    Yesterday, 05:46 PM
    In the Ruger revolver 7.4 grains of AutoComp. Seating out to OAL 1.24" is CRITICAL as increasing seating depth causes a dangerous pressure spike in a small case like the .40 S&W! The long nose of Accurate slug fits length of revolver cylinder but...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:42 PM
    I have been prepping and loading 450 Bushmaster ammo for a new upper I ordered. I have had a bolt for three years and figured time to make the leap. CW
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    Yesterday, 04:37 PM
    cwlongshot replied to a thread 223 Cast loads in Cast Boolits
    I was just lent a very nice set of MP molds dropping beautiful HP and solid "hornet" bullets. Unsure if they will make it i to 223 cases. But my Hornets and Bees are gonna really enjoy them!! MP surely knows how to make a beautiful Mold!
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    Yesterday, 04:35 PM
    I was privileged to borrow a 4 cav. I have a goodly supply now to "play" with! So far its excelled in the 38 super a d s Flopped in the 350 legend. ;) CW
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  • Walks's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:01 PM
    I've heard in was a Cherry number too.
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    Yesterday, 04:00 PM
    I grew up shooting Garand's, never used a small base die for anything but a REM 742, and a REM 700 with a Very tight chamber.. Got a Mini-14 in 1976 and a Colt AR a year later. Always use Standard Lyman or RCBS dies. Never had a chambering problem....
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    Yesterday, 01:03 PM
    A single ball will shoot low as to point of impact, but OK for close work within 30 feet or so. TWO balls will group closer to the sights. You can load three balls in a .357. One grain of Bullseye and one ball makes a quiet plinker. I...
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    Yesterday, 10:47 AM
    I load Accurate 40-182H and 40-220H in mine
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:56 AM
    Yup. Great lil carbine!! Mine is a 40. I have a few 27 mags with modified extensions to make better 10rnd mags. (More room to insert when loaded full. But NOT exceed 10) Mine eats the LEE 175-tc bullet powder coated in top of Power Pistol to...
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    07-08-2020, 12:41 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread .32-20 grouping in Leverguns
    Here is open-sight, 100-yard, ten-shot group from my Savage boltgun.
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    07-08-2020, 11:52 AM
    This data from The Fouling Shot: Firing a .30 carbine Blackhawk with “full charge” loads is unpleasant without adequate ear protection. The velocity of WW2-era Lake City 1944 Ball ammo was 1586 fps from my 7-1/2” Blackhawk, versus 1981 fps from...
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    07-07-2020, 03:02 PM
    Lever actions also tend to string as the magazine tube empties, because the nodal points on the barrel move. If shooting groups hold the rifle normally as you would when hunting, but use the front bag to support the non-firing hand, holding the...
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    07-07-2020, 02:56 PM
    By the time he works up a load the powder will be gone. Hardly worth the effort for a coffee mugful of powder.
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    07-07-2020, 02:54 PM
    These days there is no difference between IMR and H4895, all comes from ADI in Australia. Check the 4895 powder you have. If can is marked DuPont, it is pre-1977 and was made in Kenvil, NJ If IMR but marked Made in Canada it was made by...
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    07-07-2020, 01:39 PM
    Expect it would make great fertilizer for your kitchen herb garden, or mix it with sawdust and paraffin to make fire starters.
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    07-07-2020, 01:07 PM
    BOY HOWDY !!!! Crazed Demonic Attack squirrel. LMAO !!!!!!! The squirrels around here, in the big city like to crew through the wiring for my solar panels. Twice in the last 4yrs. Don't know any other then that about squirrel dietary...
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    07-07-2020, 12:51 PM
    Insult me if you will. My experience of Lee dies will not change. Lee is a INEXPENSIVE way to start. I've even bought a Lee die set in the past. A set for .32S&W, they were a mix of .32ACP & .32S&W Long. They were too long to crimp a bullet into...
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    07-07-2020, 12:07 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Japchester 73 in Leverguns
    I have a Friend that bought a Uberti 1866 copy when they first came out in .45Colt, almost 30yrs ago. His standard Cowboy Shooting load is 8.0grs of Unique under a 230gr TC for Revolver and 255gr RF for Rifle. He probably averages 3,000 - 5,000...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    07-07-2020, 11:20 AM
    I have My favorite RCBS Bullet Molds in pairs. They do cast Beautiful Bullets and are a pleasure to cast with. Double your pleasure, double your output.
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  • Walks's Avatar
    07-06-2020, 10:11 PM
    In 60yrs I've found quality matters more in just about every type of Reloading Equipment. Lee is better then nothing, and if that's all you can afford. I'd buy a steel Redding set with a Profile Crimp die over Lee any day of the Week. ...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    07-06-2020, 07:04 PM
    If the range lead is mostly bullet cores from jacketed ammo and .22 rimfire, it will probably be 2-3 percent antimony with almost no tin. If there is lead from commercial hardcast bullets, then you may have enough tin in the mix to get reasonable...
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    07-06-2020, 01:08 PM
    The 1 to 30 alloy will bump up with black or a fast burning pistol powder like Bullseye. Size nose to throat diameter, driving bands will remain untouched, as-cast.
    12 replies | 342 view(s)
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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