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    Today, 11:41 AM
    cwlongshot replied to a thread 300 BO plain base? in Cast Boolits
    I have no issues with a plain base POWDER COATED BULLET PAST 2000 fps. This is from Various calibers and barrels. Just Keep pressures down! CW
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    Today, 11:36 AM
    cwlongshot replied to a thread Fancy new mold... in Cast Boolits
    Whats the mold? Im enjoying my 350L. Getting ready to order a barrel and build a upper. CW
    1 replies | 126 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:14 PM
    Furthermore it is often done wet with a water soluble lubricant such as Johnson 700 wax-draw. If you had an old-style Ideal roll crimper designed to be used in a drill press you could have the punch machined to a full-radius hemisphere and just use...
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    Yesterday, 09:52 PM
    The 1861 date is when the original muzzleloader was made. The breechloading conversion dates from early 1870s depending on the mark. Very common for long guns to be cut down for shipboard, artillery and cavalry use. The London gunmakers also made...
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    Yesterday, 01:15 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread Federal #100 SPP in Cast Boolits
    Back in my Bullseye shooting and PPC days those and the Remington 1-1/2 were the preferred primers. They tend to be more sensitive and are better choice for target or PPC guns having light replacement springs, bobbed hammers and other nonsense...
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    Yesterday, 01:00 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread 1873, 1892, 1894 in Leverguns
    The key to getting long case life reloading .45 Colt for these modern guns with pregnant chambers is NOT to use a modern FL sizer die! Instead, only decap the fired using the Lee Universal decapper. Then lightly flare with an expander plug which...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:43 PM
    If the receiver is marked DP it isn't always a hopeless case. It depends upon why it was marked for Drill Purpose. I have seen Long Branch DP receivers which Magnafluxed fine, had no cracks and the lug seats in the receiver were not buggered up,...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:39 AM
    Haha. Did he really say that?? I say that myself all the time. "A solution to a non existent problem!!" Drives some of my guys nuts. But I tell them just cause YOU have a issue with something dosent always mean EVERYONE will!! CW CW
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    Yesterday, 11:29 AM
    I need to learn hows and whys. Differences where it matters as far as parts. I see huge difference in shape of triggers for instance. Do you know if they are like the 23's where the letter was caliber spec. Or was it just generational. I E the...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:49 AM
    I agree with NoBade. I would caution you that most of what you read in the various prepping and survival forums regarding loading black powder for TEOTWAWKI is pure entertainment fantasy, written by Walter Mitty wannabe bar room commandoes who do...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:34 AM
    Nobade is correct, but to clarify your other questions. Pure lead is more difficult to get well-filled out, defect free castings because it requires a higher melt temperature which increases oxidation and which does not flow as well to fill out...
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    Yesterday, 09:41 AM
    I picked up a basket case!! Was a bag of parts a couple Stocks and barrels. (340B 22 Hornet pre sn solid bolt) One was a Savage 340 with very few parts and 100% disassembled. I was able to assemble the Bolt, minus FP, Spring and cocker/sear. I...
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    Yesterday, 09:33 AM
    I like it. Its another "trick" ya can pull when ya need a sub or lo vel choice. As stated easy peasy dats. Figure powder cap when bullet is seated. Subtract 30% call that a STARTING LOAD. Now just dont pass 100% so NO COMPRESSING! And your...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    07-12-2020, 07:44 PM
    In my Ruger .45 ACP revolvers and also in the S&W M1917 and Colt New Service I use Accurate 45-240H1, which has a long nose and reduced seating depth to maintain maximum powder capacity. This bullet casts 240 grains in Lyman #2 alloy which is...
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    07-12-2020, 07:24 PM
    Getting 800+ fps with a 158-grain bullet in .38 Special using modern solid head cases and black powder I don't think is feasible, but .357 cases would hold the full traditional 21-grain black powder charge which was contained in the old balloon-head...
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    07-12-2020, 04:51 PM
    Cases are not of uniform length, so that the long ones are getting crunched by excessive crimp. TRIM all your cases to 1.280-1.285, the same as new Starline brass, then set up your dies and the problem should go away. Older factory .32-20 cases...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    07-12-2020, 01:33 PM
    ^^^^What Larry said!^^^^ Also size .309 for the Ruger revolver.
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    07-12-2020, 11:54 AM
    When the black powder is compressed in seating the bullet, it fills the hollow base. Using an HB bullet permits you to load a few grains more powder, but accuracy in heavy loads will not be as good if the skirt blows. I prefer solid-base bullets...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    07-12-2020, 05:07 AM
    I should have a bunch of 220's. Let me go look! CW
    1 replies | 71 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    07-11-2020, 02:34 PM
    For black and Pyrodex I would mix 50-50 Crisco and beexwax or olive oil and beeswax. But you could also try blending some of your 50-50 Alox-beeswax with equal parts by melted volume with Crisco or tallow and use that. I have done that for small...
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    07-11-2020, 12:47 PM
    Agree that because you already load for the .44 Mag. and have a rifle in that caliber, a .44 revolver makes good sense. I would also like to point out that a firearm doesn't need to be run at full-power all the time any more than any other machine....
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    07-11-2020, 12:19 PM
    The late Maj. Bruce M. Wincentsen referred to the early M43 as the "Civil Service Gun", i.e. "it seldom works and you can't fire it."
    23 replies | 1632 view(s)
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    07-11-2020, 07:57 AM
    IIRC. EAGLE EYE in AZ? Makes some adaption adjustment things to make these much smoother. IIRC he has a thin shim and all those tipping issues disappear. Probably do same yourself with paper spacers. The rim JUST catches cause the SH is hi/lo....
    66 replies | 1779 view(s)
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    07-10-2020, 08:56 PM
    Why not find a 3-inch Model 13 barrel and install that? The only "required" barrel marking is the frame serial number. I wouldn't worry about the factory rollmarks cutting off the barrel, but it is helpful to leave the caliber designation...
    7 replies | 349 view(s)
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    07-10-2020, 05:35 PM
    Dieselhorses replied to a thread Polling thread in Testing Area
    As soon as you click "new thread" look down at bottom left. Here you embed a poll.
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    07-10-2020, 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.
    10 replies | 203 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