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  • Hamish's Avatar
    Today, 12:39 AM
    Hamish replied to a thread Sawdust in Casting Equipment
    It's easy to see you've been reading the older stuff and paying attention. Keep thinking about why your cast bullets are doing something when this or that happens, and then look in a search for as much as you can find on it, then the question you...
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    Yesterday, 08:41 PM
    Hamish replied to a thread Sawdust in Casting Equipment
    Just remember, you're going to use sawdust to smelt and smelt alone! By the time you're alloy is clean enough to make ingots and start pouring bullets, the ONLY stuff you're going to want flux with in your casting pot is a bit of candle wax. If...
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  • Walks's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:13 PM
    I too have that Lee 429-208-WC. I've had a 2cav for 30+yrs. And just recently was able to buy a 6cav from another Member that purchased it in an old group buy. It drops a 208gr bullet at .431 cast from #2 alloy. That may be a bit hard for most...
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    Yesterday, 04:06 PM
    The difference that I've found in My 1894CS w/Micro-groove is the Velocity gain is more readily obvious when using the slowest powders. IMR4227, 2400 & WW296 show the biggest velocity gain over what is achieved in a 6" revolver. I also used...
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  • Dieselhorses's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:49 PM
    I think you may have broken a record with that! I live in Louisiana also, wouldn’t know great weather if I saw it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Yesterday, 02:47 PM
    I sort brass, especially when testing. That way if something “out of the ordinary” happens, I can rule that it was or wasn’t the fault of brass. Called it “OCD” but I like to be consistent. Occasionally I will load mixed brass for plinking but not...
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    Yesterday, 02:37 PM
    Dieselhorses replied to a thread Leg issues? in Our Town
    Thanks TRX for the insight/advice! Tomorrow going for MRI on knee and lower leg (waited long enough). Hoping that something will show. Pain is almost unbearable but I guess I’ve gotten used to most of it. Will update soon. Sent from my iPhone...
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    Yesterday, 02:14 PM
    Boy Howdy, that's purdy. Congrats.
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    Yesterday, 02:06 PM
    Just an interesting bit of info. About 35 years ago a friend got a box of 500 Hardcast bullets, they were .44cal 240gr SWCBB with a hard blue lube. I loaded up a 100rds for him with 9.5grs of Unique in a .44Mag case. We went out to a spot in the...
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    Yesterday, 01:50 AM
    Dieselhorses replied to a thread Prayers Needed. in Our Chapel
    We serve an awesome God!
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    Yesterday, 12:39 AM
    Used to have this-miss it!
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    09-21-2019, 11:45 PM
    10-4 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • Walks's Avatar
    09-21-2019, 11:16 PM
    I found a "rubberish" 5rd cartridge slide at a junk table at a small Gun Store when I was 10, .25cents. Been using it for 55+yrs. NO Verdigris. On the other Hand when I was Cowboy Shooting, I still loaded from My cartridge belt. So I always took...
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    09-21-2019, 10:46 PM
    Yep. Grew up on it. Used the Hornady 117gn RN over H4895 and 100gr Spire Point with the same Powder. Could keep both Bullets into 1 1/2" at 100yrds with the open sights that came on the Rifle when it was built in the late 1930's. I was young with...
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    09-21-2019, 09:41 PM
    A .45Colt loaded with 36grs of Black Powder under a 255gr FN is not a light load. Neither is a 200gr FP over 36grs of Black Powder in a .44WCF case. The (new) Solid head cases only allow 36grs of 3F Black Powder, unless you wanna trickle 38grs...
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  • Dieselhorses's Avatar
    09-21-2019, 05:13 PM
    The checks are loose. Hmm, never encountered this before. Just started casting them today, stopped quickly! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • Walks's Avatar
    09-21-2019, 01:40 AM
    Great Bullet, can't help you. This old man still uses 3.5grs of Bullseye or Titegroup for .38Spl. And 6.5grs of Unique in .357Mag brass for my M27's and Big Blackhawks. That .357mag load with Unique is ONLY for S&W M27/28 and Ruger NM...
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    09-21-2019, 01:11 AM
    ackleyman, My Dad was a Lefty, I bought him a Rem 700LH in 7mmRemMag in 1974. To replace the Weatherby Custom .300 he bought in 1952, Brevex Magnum Action. Stepdaughter's boyfriend stole it. The load you mentioned was the exact load he settled...
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    09-21-2019, 12:42 AM
    I have single cavity molds for .50cal & .54cal Maxi-Balls, one is a iron Lyman and the other an aluminium T/C. I disremember which is which. But I ladle pour using a lyman egg shaped ladle from pure lead melted in a RCBS Cast Iron 10lb Pot, heated...
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    09-21-2019, 12:27 AM
    Now I know where My Dad got the idea for the decoy weights we used 50-60yrs ago. Of course those we sand cast of Pure Lead.
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    09-20-2019, 10:17 PM
    Dieselhorses replied to a thread Prayers Needed. in Our Chapel
    Will say some prayers for your Aunt and the family! I, too, as many others do sometimes, become indecisive about "crossing over". It's just not up to us as to when we should go. Will never forget the look on "Mama's" face the minute she passed. With...
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    09-20-2019, 01:16 AM
    I started with my Dad's old MOSSBERG Bolt Gun. Wanted to shoot his FN Browning SA, wouldn't let any of his Boy's ever shoot it. My Grandpa bought me NYLON 66 just after they came out. My first New Gun, I think it was just to tick off my Dad. ...
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    09-19-2019, 11:33 PM
    I bought My first .270WCF in 1974. It was my first New Bolt Hunting Rifle. Took my 2nd Elk with it that fall. For some reason I've never cast any .270WCF loads. Just skipped it and went down to .257 Cal, For .250S, .257R & .25-06 I ended up...
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Reloading 59yrs, Shooting 59yrs, Casting 55yrs.
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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