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  • djryan13's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:55 PM
    Your point about 5.7 in 22LR can reminds me that to offer the advice to make sure the 22LR can you buy can also work with 5.7 if you ever intend to shoot it. I made it a point to make sure because I use mine on FN SBR. Super fun.
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    Yesterday, 10:04 AM
    Casting a bunch of 530 grain 458 socom bullets last weekend in Texas heat. Using the Master Caster really helped to cool them down but impatience did cause some ugly bases on a few that didn’t cool enough. I prefer winter casting.
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    Yesterday, 10:00 AM
    Nothing wrong with starting with a 22LR suppressor. They do get pretty nasty. Baked on lead/grime. Typically, pistol and 22LR suppressors come apart to clean. The rifle suppressors, not so much. I short a lot of coated ammo in my 30 Cal YHM Phantom....
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    Yesterday, 09:49 AM
    Been using the Green label a while... Didn’t know there was a new label. Good to know next time I buy. In for answers.
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    06-03-2020, 11:17 PM
    I went camping about 2 hrs from Austin over last few days. Called a few gun shops along the way to see if they have reloading supplies. Looking for a particular primer. So few even carry reloading supplies. Not sure anyone around this area carries...
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    06-03-2020, 06:08 PM
    Get a 30 cal can to work on 223, 6.5, 30 Get a 45 pistol can to work on 9, 40, 45 acp As stated, 22 gets its own can. Heck they give those things away sometimes if you buy a bigger suppressor. I have a Hybrid suppressor (.46) which actually...
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    06-01-2020, 09:52 AM
    The hammer test is for coated bullets, not cases. :oops:
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    05-31-2020, 10:46 PM
    Ill take 3 and 4.
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    05-31-2020, 10:44 PM
    Good tip about Fg... not sure why I didn’t think of that. Rather than corn meal alone, I mix a 50/50 corn meal to BP as a filler. First, I put in my charge (it’s been years and my load book is in the workshop so don’t recall). Then I fill case...
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    05-31-2020, 06:29 PM
    I know a lot of shooters but I think I am the only one who casts. There have been some threads on here about folks having trouble casting in their apartments or neighborhoods. I blame population shifts to tighter places (cities, burbs). I am...
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    05-31-2020, 12:53 AM
    Stick to the Hodgdon (or any load book) “Trapdoor” loads and you will have light recoil round. Whether it makes it to 200 yards without a ton of drop is what you will have to play with. I personally prefer 12-13 grains of Red Dot with any bullet...
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    05-28-2020, 01:59 PM
    I did the same. Got some bad lead on EBay. I am guessing it was Zinc but apparently Sulphur can flux other things too. Regardless, my lead started casting good after that. Smokes really nasty and fumes acid so wear an acid mask.
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    05-28-2020, 09:31 AM
    As mentioned above, Starline recommends for 45-70 BP. I did it for the first time this year and have noted a much cleaner action in my sharps rifle. For smokeless, I would be hesitant. Also, if you use an AMP, the “standard” recommended code...
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    05-27-2020, 01:17 PM
    Jerry says he uses the fan to suck the lead dust away from him... out to his property... not sure that is any better long term. You track that stuff on your feet and kids and dogs eat off your floor. If you have any “lead dust”, I would not be using...
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    05-27-2020, 09:51 AM
    Ha! They do. They go everywhere. I do my best to separate but I have some very nicely high tech coated sprues!
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    05-26-2020, 10:55 PM
    MOA, it looks like you gave up trying to keep the sprue separate front he bullets. My master caster hangs over the edge of the bench. I have bullets going down the pant leg (as mentioned above) and the sprue going into a loaf pan which is hung just...
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    05-26-2020, 09:16 PM
    You need one for acids if you plan on going crazy and using sulphur to flux. Also works for other smoke. If you can find the 3M cartridge 60923, that would be best IMO. ...
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    05-24-2020, 01:37 PM
    It’s hard to prep for it. I ordered an In-line fab quick change plate for mine but that’s how I attach to my bench. I had to figure out what to drop them into. I used a jeans pant leg to drop the bullets into a water bucket. Some folks have said...
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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