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    Today, 10:37 PM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    My Ruger original Vaquero .44-40 came with a .429" barrel and a cylinder having a .444 neck diameter and .426 cylinder throats. It shot jacketed factory OK, but not lead. My S&W 544 Texas Commemorative also has a .429 barrel, but the cylinder...
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  • OldBearHair's Avatar
    Today, 09:45 PM
    Hey Trevor, I read where someone said their coated bullets were so slick they could barely pick them up! I would like to have a coating that I could put on a polished steel pipe holding the bird feeder that was slick enough the squirrel couldn't...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Today, 09:37 PM
    You know, I haven't worked with the rifle HP's but if I did, I think I'd go tin rich in hope that the tin would help them to hang onto their weight because of the greater malleability the tin adds. I've noticed that with the tin rich lead only,...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Today, 08:39 PM
    JBinMN replied to a thread Below Zero with Cast in Cast Boolits
    There is always Coyote Creek range to shoot indoors, IIRC. G’Luck! :)
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Today, 08:27 PM
    Tripplebeards... Try plugging those HP's with silicone, that'll stop the hair-n-hide from plugging that hole and affecting expansion. With this .38S. I tried to get them to open like a turbo prop. Imagine the internal damage they could cause....
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Today, 05:34 PM
    Well...here comes the arguments about expansion & then comes the FBI's standards and their test media...bla, bla, bla...but, I can tell you this, I learned a lot about blending casting metal and projectile speed while playing with expansion...let...
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Today, 05:09 PM
    That's a dang good idea. I bet it would really narrow the tenth's spread on the large 'corn-flake' powders. I'm gonna have'ta mull on this idea...thanks.
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 03:43 PM
    I did very much like my 64 & 65 S&W! I agree the 65 3” RB was about perfect. I regret selling it. CW
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 03:13 PM
    40 pcs of 35 Remington for a friends birthday. Assembled on the new Lyman press. Worked great! CW
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 01:19 PM
    I upgraded my .357/9mm Convertible Blackhawk by having John Taylor rechamber the 9mm cylinder to .40 S&W and the .357 cylinder to the 10x25mm Rimmed, which is made from Starline .44 Russian brass necked down to .40 cal. He has the tooling to do...
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    Today, 01:18 PM
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 11:24 AM
    Years ago when I lived in NE Oregon I shot and tested a lot of lubed cast bullets at sub freezing temps down to -5 below zero. Most were in the 10 -12 to 40 degree range. I found with most all lubes it's the first shot or two, particularly from a...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Today, 10:28 AM
    Outpost75 replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    .44 Magnum brass has quite a bit greater wall thickness at the mouth and would result in a cartridge too large in diameter to chamber unless you turned the mouths thinner to fit into the chamber neck.
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 08:50 AM
    I bought mine when the first came out 4” gun. Had some timing issues and sent it back. The gun was completely rebuilt! The rep I spoke with said there was only a few parts remaining from my orig gun! I had it re barreled using a Whitetailer...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 08:34 AM
    I have used in my grendel but it is THE powder in my 25/45. Its like magic dust in that caliber. I shoot a 110FTX bullet from my 20” Bbl at 2700 fps and 1/3 MOA. To date only one deer has fallen to this combo. It was a close hi shoulder and was...
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    Today, 07:06 AM
    Arise from the dead… EPHESIANS 5:14 Not all initiative, the willingness to take the first step, is inspired by God. Someone may say to you, “Get up and get going! Take your reluctance by the throat and throw it overboard— just do what needs to be...
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    Today, 04:30 AM
    JBinMN replied to a thread Below Zero with Cast in Cast Boolits
    This Winter I have not been out to shoot outside since around muzzle load hunting right before Christmas & it was still relatively warm. I decided not to go shooting much when it gets too cold, since over the years I have found that even the...
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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