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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 12:35 PM
    Nothing spectacular, nuisance animals that were tearing stuff up at the cabin where I lived in big woods at the time, so I used the gun I had with me, which is usually the case. Moose in rut repeatedly charging the Jeep and bear later trying to...
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  • Hamish's Avatar
    Today, 11:57 AM
    Hamish replied to a thread .357 rabbit load in Leverguns
    Shoots well, feeds well, is accurate. Let the results on the rabbit dictate wether you harden the alloy or slow it down. Go shoot some rabbits.
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 07:26 AM
    Can this one be redirected again?? Lots of good information contained!! I bought 11/12 Shot many years back from Sportsmans Guide! Friend just sent me some as I want to try some Loads in my 327 Federal mag. It’s a goodly long case and should...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 07:10 AM
    I sized a TON of bullets!!! I cast about 3/400 yesterday and powder coated most. Some 125 45 got a GC first and will be PCd today. Gun shop journey yesterday resulted in 25/20,32/20,280,7mm Express 7.65 Mauser and 8mm Mauser Brass! My...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 07:07 AM
    On my two Usually that’s the “toast” setting. I use the center rack and have tried it both ways. If your temp is correct having heat coming from any direction would be a good thing. More even heat. As long as it’s correct temp heat. I...
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    Today, 06:54 AM
    cwlongshot replied to a thread BHN and Gas Checks in Gas Checks
    Haha. How can I be mistaken? Where ya shooting with me to see what my bullets did in my gun? Did ya see something I missed while shooting? ;) I didn’t say everyone’s would be same (But I’ll bet they will) I said “my PC”. I would go so far as to...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 06:48 AM
    As always great information. THANK YOU FOR THE EFFORTS AND THE POSTING! CW
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 06:44 AM
    That rusty mold cleaned up as new and cast some beauties for me too!!
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:35 PM
    Please do. Last pressure testing I did in .32 ACP was back in 1980s, all radial copper procedure, and while CIP permits higher pressure the measurements are all piezoelectric and their statistical conventions are much different.
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:09 PM
    If I ever have a chance to shoot a lawyer I'm going to use a cast bullet propelled by black powder.
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
    Soft solid flatnosed. Caliber that starts with a "4" throwing around a half-ounce of lead, or more, having a meplat larger than 60% of bullet diameter, at subsonic velocity around 900-1000 fps from a 5-1/2" barrel. A classic, simple solution still...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:58 PM
    Not sure where you got the 4 grain Herco load or if it was a typo... Sounds too much. I wouldn't exceed 3 grains with the 77-grain bullet until you've actually chronographed it and examined fired cases. The 3 grain AutoComp load is very good...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:45 PM
    The CZ sounds like a nice collectible. The Ortgies should handle the 77-grain bullets OK.
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    Yesterday, 05:20 PM
    Also, with the Ortgies there is no reliable source of replacement heavy-duty springs or spare parts if you break anything. I use the heavy .32 ACP loads only in pistols where I can substitute a heavy-duty 16-pound recoil spring for the standard...
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    Yesterday, 03:49 PM
    No coincidence. Intent is to destroy our defense mobilization base, disarm the citizenry, make us dependent upon pharmaceuticals made offshore and also make our industries dependent upon imported raw materials and machinery, then use out own...
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  • Hamish's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:02 PM
    I was undecided on the Classic cast turretfor a long time. Buy it.
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:53 PM
    My RCBS 45-300 arrived last week. I dunked it in evapo rust last night. Haven’t pulled it out yet but should be like new when I do! CW
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:30 PM
    ^^^^THIS!^^^^ Larry has certainly educated me and corrected some pre-conceived notions I had been taught by noted "experts" in their time. But actual measurement trumps theory and mental masturbation every time.
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:27 PM
    No need to patch .357 bullets. Most common .38 molds cast oversized anyway. Soft HBWC bullets slug-up well. Accurate also has a variety of molds optimized especially for the .38 S&W, .380 Rimmed, the Mk2, .380-200, etc. For most common .38 S&W...
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    Yesterday, 12:23 PM
    Also alarming is that Olin brass is the sole US source for first-draw cups used to make cartridge cases. Most of their product goes to DoD in replacing depleted war reserve stocks . During the Vietnam war Scovill and Anaconda were also in the cup...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:51 AM
    cwlongshot replied to a thread Henry .357 for deer in Leverguns
    AGC is NOT a requirement if your using a properly powder coated bullet. Good point on feeding. Mine do feed fine but I have read many times others do not. Lee’s excellent 158-358 is a WFN and a good looking bullet properly alloyed would expand &...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    02-21-2020, 10:43 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Lee Mould Handles in Casting Equipment
    I modified an RCBS set of handles for My OLD 2cav Lachmiller molds. I also modified a Lee set last year. I think I prefer RCBS handles over all others.
    10 replies | 316 view(s)
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    02-21-2020, 10:17 PM
    Walks replied to a thread A New Shrimp Recipe in Cookin' Recipe's
    About 8 miles south of LAX.
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  • Walks's Avatar
    02-21-2020, 09:53 PM
    Of course there are times when you do catch a deal. Sold my last H&G about 10yrs ago. It was a 10cav #50 with handles. Bought it for $40 at a gun show in 1979. Just hadn't cast a 38 wadcutter in the 20yrs before that. Made $100. And some folks...
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    02-21-2020, 09:38 PM
    Thanks for the answers Guys. Making Rockets, my older Brothers used to do that. When Dad wasn't around. Dad finally locked up the BP. So I had to make do with Cherry bombs.
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    02-21-2020, 07:13 PM
    If you have your Marlin barrel re-throated to have a cylindrical ball seat of .432" diameter ahead of the case mouth for a distance of about 0.060-0.080," then reduce the angle of the origin of rifling to a six degree included angle, you will easily...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    02-21-2020, 02:29 PM
    1cav - $35 2cav - $50 4cav - $70 Then it depends on MANY factors. How bad do I want the mold ? Condition of the Mold ? Has it been abused ? Does it have rust on it ? Rust scars ? Any strange screws ? Do I have handles to fit it ? Do I...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    02-21-2020, 02:18 PM
    I've loaded and shot Black Powder for years. Never needed to break down BP ammo before. Just loaded what I needed for the next shoot, and shot up leftovers within a month. Haven't shot BP Cartridge in at least 15yrs. And just found 3rds of...
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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