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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:39 AM
    Whelen That is a problem with many "glowing reports".........mostly they are based on single feed from the right side of the magazine if the cartridge is fed from the magazine at all. Feeding from staggered box magazines loaded with more than...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:42 PM
    +1^^^^^ While my 23 is a 25-20 I have had/shot several M23s in 22 Hornet over the years. Try neck sizing the hornet cases just to the depth of the seated bullet. I use and "M die" even with jacketed bullets to avoid scrunching the case mouths. ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:25 PM
    What ever 357 dies your using should have come with and "M Die" type expander? I've been loading 38/357 with Lyman and RCBS dies and with the propriety Dillon dies in my SDB for years. The standard expanders with each have done quite well with...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:34 PM
    Same procedure as Noe molds for any aluminum mold. I use a hot plate.
    5 replies | 113 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-17-2018, 07:59 PM
    Take the barrel/action out of the stock and see if it will fire. If it does then something in the stock is blocking the trigger from fully disengaging the sear on the striker.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-17-2018, 07:56 PM
    I think you'll survive.....:drinks: As .45colt mention Lyman's #49 manual has some load info on the 45-75 in 1876 rifles....just none with IMR3031 though.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-17-2018, 07:48 PM
    Soft swaged Hornady or Speer bullets should shoot fine over 4.8 gr Titegroup w/o leading like that so I doubt its the alloy. My first suspicion would be the lube. I suggest using a Q-tip to put another coat of LLA or the 45/45/10 on the drive...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-17-2018, 05:43 PM
    The PC increases the diameter including that of the nose. The lands are scraping the PC off the nose.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-17-2018, 01:35 PM
    I use the Swede stripper clips for my M1903s and .308W Mauser, they work fine. No reason the 358W shouldn't work.
    20 replies | 2495 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-17-2018, 01:29 PM
    I've used Jeff Cooper's suggested 7.5 gr Unique under a 200 gr cast for many years. Not my standard practice load but when I hunt with the M1911 or my M98 conversion it is the most common load I use. I also load 7.5 gr Unique under Hornady 185...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-17-2018, 01:12 PM
    Might weigh some before powder coating. Also the alloy used can give a marked difference in bullet weight. Moulds are cut for a certain ally for a specific weight +/-. If you use an alloy with a higher % of lead the bullets will be heavier. If...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-17-2018, 01:04 PM
    Guy In another thread I recommended a Dacron filler over 36 gr IMR3031 under your 350 gr bullet in the 45-75. That still should be quite safe but you may want to drop to 32 gr and still use the Dacron filler. That way you can work up to 1380...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    02-17-2018, 11:41 AM
    :arrow: ... yes, wait-N-see, I've tried contacting him also but...if he doesn't log-in here @ CB's he won't know anybody's trying.
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    02-17-2018, 11:31 AM
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-16-2018, 03:44 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Fillers...? in Single Shot Guns
    vzerone I am not changing the conversation at all. Your post #32 answered my previous post which was before swheeler got into the conversation and you continued to discuss it with me disagreeing, as usual, with anything I've said. Not against...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-16-2018, 03:30 PM
    Don't over think it. You answered your own question with; "or maybe my lube wasn't up to the task, there wasn't a lube star". Your home made moly lube simply wasn't up to the task with that bullet in a revolver with that length of barrel. ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-16-2018, 03:21 PM
    Oh my....I feel the "big H" coming on.........good to see we agree.........
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-16-2018, 01:59 PM
    Concur. It's during the flight of the bullet to target that the centrifugal force acts on the imbalances in the bullet which results in larger groups or poorer accuracy. However the 3 moa accuracy tomme boy was getting is within the expected...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-16-2018, 01:42 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Fillers...? in Single Shot Guns
    john.k Wow.....a $4000 scope.....don't I wish.....8-) The most expensive scopes I have are the 2 Leupold 6.5x20s and they cost around $700 when I got them. My Kowa spotting scope with 25X eyepiece cost a couple hundred more. I am working on...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-16-2018, 01:33 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Fillers...? in Single Shot Guns
    vzerone I've no doubt the improper use of Dacron can result in the melting of it. I've no doubt Dacron might help seal the bore with a poorly fitting bullet. I do not advise in the improper use of Dacron as a wad or filler with fast burning...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    02-16-2018, 01:32 PM
    Well...his sentence is up now but I wonder if he'll actually come back? Any guesses?
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    02-16-2018, 09:50 AM
    Throw it in the tacklebox. If you don't fish, throw it in the lake.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-16-2018, 12:08 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Fillers...? in Single Shot Guns
    I recently came into a quality of RL7 so I thought I would try it under the NOE 30 XCB bullet in my .308W Match M70 rifle. I initially tried 25 through 29 gr in 1 gr increments w/o a Dacron filler. The ES for those 10 shot test strings ranged from...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-15-2018, 11:47 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Fillers...? in Single Shot Guns
    The decision is based on the burning rate of the powder, bullet weight and load density. With your 45-75 with the 350 gr cast bullet over 3031 if the load density (case capacity to the base of the seated bullet) is less than 80% then I would use...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-15-2018, 11:43 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Fillers...? in Single Shot Guns
    Did lots of shooting on an indoor range and I've swept up lots of Dacron that accumulated on the floor in front of the muzzle. Also had it blow back in my face on out door ranges. Contrary to popular opinion I don't think much if any of the Dacron...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-15-2018, 11:32 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Fillers...? in Single Shot Guns
    If the front drive band is larger than groove diameter it seals the bore with very little bullet movement. The base of the bullet does not need to seal the bore if the bullets entire bearing surface is larger than the groove diameter because the...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    02-15-2018, 06:37 PM
    What is it exactly that delineates a 'skilled laborer' over a 'laborer'?
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    02-15-2018, 03:13 PM
    It's also a legal way to get out from underneath having to honor warranties and recalls. Read M700 triggers.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-15-2018, 09:41 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Fillers...? in Single Shot Guns
    "Some brave sole could run this kind of test with a powder that shows no position sensitivity(Unique, Bullseye, 231) in the case being tested, then add dacron and see what happens but that is usually a NONO with these powders." I did that many...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    02-14-2018, 12:23 PM
    $150/day
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    02-14-2018, 11:18 AM
    This one doesn't lie & it's one of the cheapest you can buy...ask Dragonheart
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-14-2018, 07:34 AM
    Yes, I'm out here. I don't have any 4F to test and not sure how I'd go about it safely.........more cogitation is in order.......
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-14-2018, 07:25 AM
    chutestrate I'm not exactly sure how Audette's "Ladder Test" got turned into a shortcut method of working up a load. Some think it works but I've tried it with numerous rifles of various cartridges with know accuracy loads and the "ladder"...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    02-14-2018, 06:58 AM
    Reminiscent of an M1A I built back in the early '80s. My stock wasn't as fancy though.....but it shot really well. I mostly used the Speer 130 HP at 2800 fps over H335 in mine. Shot the barrel out and replaced it with a standard milsurp M14...
    10 replies | 348 view(s)
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