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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Today, 12:48 PM
    @ Tom Meyers comment on production rate... I stopped the timer at 9 minutes and 21 seconds. ] Fair enough but this time doesn't reflect the entire actual time involved in assembling 50 rounds. I spent about ten minutes loading 2 bullet tubes...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Today, 12:22 PM
    :) :drinks: YW, although I did not do much. Most everyone here tries to help out another handloader. :) Best of Luck! :)
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Today, 11:44 AM
    Aluminum strip over the top of the carrier to help prevent the "wallowing" or gouging? Need to have tolerance for the feeder to "ride" over the strip as the cover moves back & forth, but perhaps it could be done? Just offering with a mental...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Today, 11:35 AM
    Is this the mold /boolit you are using? http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/product_info.php?cPath=24_111&products_id=1478 If it is, "I" would be concerned about what Oily said in post#6 about the gas check getting either stuck in the bbl, or just...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:53 AM
    My suggestion for best accuracy and uniformity is to use the Dacron filler, especially if shooting past 50 yards. However, if not using the filler then start at 29 gr with either powder and work up to 34 gr or until accuracy really goes south which...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:48 AM
    That is Lyman #2 alloy and at 1700 fps it is too hard. For that velocity better place to start is with a 95/2.5/2.5 alloy. Better yet would be a 16 to 1 alloy(lead to tin).
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Today, 10:46 AM
    OS OK replied to a thread Hollowpoint failure in Cast Boolits
    I'd guess that 90/5/5 would be an excellent start working with a stock bullet metal at that velocity. Lyman no. 2 is the same blend @ 15 BHN...if anything you may need to back off from there on hardness...just spitwadding but, 3%Sn/4%Sb/93%Pb @ 13.2...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:35 AM
    I certainly don't have any problem with using a properly loaded 7x57 to hunt elk with. With proper bullet placement it will effectively kill elk. Having killed over 30 elk with numerous firearms from the 223 Remington up through the level 4...
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Today, 12:04 AM
    Grmps replied to a thread New caster in Boolit Lube !
    Welcome to CB rvenneman here's a list of information that will help get you started -------- welcome to CB. If you decided to start casting to save money, forget it. You won't, you'll just shoot more. Casting boolits (lead bullets) properly is...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:50 PM
    The 375 H7H will suit your needs a lot better than the 416 Rigby, especially with cast bullets. Use a 12" twist in it.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:48 PM
    Only your carbine knows.........
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    As mentioned; add 2% tin to the COWs before mixing with lead and air cool them.....don't water quench. A better alloy for the load you are using would be 20 to1 or 30 to 1 lead to tin w/o any antimony.
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  • OS OK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:37 PM
    OS OK replied to a thread Hollowpoint failure in Cast Boolits
    For velocity @ <1,000 FPS @ impact ... use Pb + Sn to achieve BHN number ~ (V @ impact / 100 = BHN target blend) For velocity @ >1,000 FPS @ impact ... use COWW + Sn to achieve BHN number ~ (V @ impact / 125 = BHN target blend) *Sn makes the...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:19 PM
    I am going to make a suggestion as I think they are a bit high as well. About 20-25 cents high as compared to around here... The main thing though is that a lot of recycling/scrap yards are no longer selling to private individuals. ( I don't know...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:28 AM
    LOL :D I would do it with them as well... Haha. ;)
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:02 AM
    I thought I was being frugal using empty beverage boxes :)
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:18 AM
    You must be mistaken about that & perhaps are thinking of some other powders. Power Pistol is made by Alliant Powder & AutoComp is made by Winchester/Western, and neither are discontinued from what I can find out by looking at their websites, as...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:10 AM
    JBinMN replied to a thread Iím an idiot!! in Our Town
    Ditto! :)
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    Yesterday, 12:07 AM
    Ditto! :)
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    04-22-2018, 11:58 PM
    I don't think anyone has mentioned it here, but it just occurred to me today when I was shooting at one of these, that I can reuse these DIY poster board ones simply by taping over any stray holes & putting a piece of a cutout from an tattered...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    04-22-2018, 02:54 PM
    In my M70 three six bits with a 12" twist I also use the Lyman 357449. Cast of COWWs + 2% tin and then WQ'd I push it at 2300 fps for heavy practice rounds. It will hold 2 moa or less. A pleasant load at 2150 fps is a lot of fun. For hunting I...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    04-22-2018, 02:26 PM
    Ladder tested 150 rounds of 9mm yesterday. Going to retest the best 3 loads of 3 powders to verify, so citrus cleaned the cases, tumbled them, inspected for issues & now all set in a tray to reload. Gonna start that tonite. We finally got some...
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    04-22-2018, 12:37 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Today's best deals: in Our Town
    Harbor Freight today only
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    04-22-2018, 11:26 AM
    Thanks for the update! :) Hope you hear from them soon & it is an exchange. Otherwise, G'Luck! with the method you decide on to try to fix it. :)
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    04-22-2018, 10:44 AM
    JBinMN replied to a thread What is 45-45-10 in Boolit Lube !
    I posted a description of it in the topic ya made about your 45 acp boolits not all plunking in your gauge, as well. About an hour ago. ;)
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    04-22-2018, 10:36 AM
    Yes, JonB, that may be one. I also found it here at CB.GL forum in one of Mr. Gibsons posts as well: http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?358896-Starting-out-a-project-with-a-308-Winchester&p=4345422&viewfull=1#post4345422 ^ I made...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    04-22-2018, 10:18 AM
    Short answer... Yes. :)
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    04-22-2018, 10:14 AM
    "45-45-10", is a lube that uses ALOX(45%) - Johnsons paste wax(45%) - Mineral Spirits(10%). It is used as a tumble lube instead of straight ALOX by a lot of folks, including me. ;) As far as not using a crimp die, I would reckon that you...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    04-22-2018, 09:54 AM
    Somewhere I read a topic/post by Larry Gibson about sorting by weight, but cannot remember where it is & I am too tired to look for it. AT least I think it was Mr. Gibson & about this subject. In the post he describes how he tested something...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    04-21-2018, 11:55 PM
    Thanks for sharing your review. :) I am still interested in getting one of these , but I am going to wait a while I think. I just got a LCT press right around Christmas & am enjoying it right now. Maybe this Summer. Thnks again! :)
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    04-21-2018, 07:43 PM
    With the 9MM you do not want to over crimp due to the tapered case. I seat and crimp in one die, and I crimp just hard enough so the boolit doesn't move in the case when pushed against my relloading bench. Since my factory crimp die was already in...
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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