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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Today, 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.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Today, 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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    Today, 11:31 AM
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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...
    69 replies | 1005 view(s)
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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
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