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  • beagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:26 PM
    Noticed a few at the barn today too. All loaded for the season. Will wait a couple of days as the main flight isn't in yet. Can't wait to try out the new recipes./beagle
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  • beagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:22 PM
    beagle replied to a thread Cracked Lyman 45 in Casting Equipment
    I was at an estate sale years ago and here are three Lyman #45 frames, painted Lyman orange that had never been used. Never figured how that came about. Didn't have the money or I'd have bought them. Pretty hard to make repairs on a casting. It...
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  • beagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:18 PM
    I'd throw the shot in a tumbler with some graphite, let it run for about 3 hours and drive on. Shot's too expensive./beagle
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  • EMC45's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:59 PM
    I have been knocking chores out. Worked on a temporary patch on my roof, got out some molds and did some casting, sized a bunch of bullets. Took a bike ride around my neighborhood with my boys today and have been Netflixing with the wife as well.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:15 PM
    I set the barrel back on my M98 Rhineland so it buts up against the internal barrel stop (Kuhnhausen calls it an "internal barrel torque shoulder") as a Mauser is supposed to and then tightened the barrel nut. That set the barrel back 0.125. I...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:45 PM
    Seems to be a problem since about 2000. I have run across numerous such cases that fit as described or won't fit at all in Lee and RCBS shell holders. Seems manufacturing tolerances on the extractor groove have slipped a bit.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:35 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread speer bullets in Boolit Lube !
    If you have Lee's Liquid Alox that will work just fine. just put a very light coat on the (as per Lee's directions) and let thoroughly dry before loading. No need to size again. 45-45-10 is usually a home made concoction, although it is...
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  • beagle's Avatar
    03-26-2020, 10:40 PM
    As I recall, the HP has been cloned so many times that it don't know what it is anymore. I was looking for one and found the FN and it's a HP through and through. Made in Belgium, assembled in Columbia, SC. Has many improvements. A month later,...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-25-2020, 04:08 PM
    I've done considerable testing of BB vs FB cast bullets of the same design in 38, 44 and 45 calibers. Testing was done in 38 and 44 with revolvers and with revolvers and semi autos, all from a Ransom Rest with target at 50 yards . in every test...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-24-2020, 11:06 AM
    fatelk I've pressure tested some old 32 S&W factory which had BP in them. The R-P load ran right at 14,000 psi and the WRA (had about 4 gr of what appeared to be 4f BP) ran at 16,000 psi. I loaded some 88 gr lead bullets over 7 gr GOEX 4F and...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-24-2020, 10:50 AM
    I shot a lot of cast in a Ruger Deerstalker years ago that belonged to a friend. It didn't do well with the 429421 but did extremely well with the 429215. Back then I didn't quite understand the slow twist (30 something inch twist0 and the longer...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-24-2020, 10:40 AM
    Might remember with some old Lyman moulds that Lyman made custom dimensional alterations at customer request back in the day. Your could be one of those or it could be mismarked. However, if not a custom mould that design (GC'd with a small...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-24-2020, 10:27 AM
    That's ok GONRA, I haven't had them either but then I got my casting education from studiously reading Lyman manuals......not the internet......
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-23-2020, 01:23 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread H&i ??????? in Casting Equipment
    The H and the I stand for nothing other than on the parts list the parts are listed A through (?) with the sizer body being listed as part "H" and the sizer rod being listed as part "I".
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-23-2020, 10:41 AM
    Yes, a mat should be used in a tactical situation. Poncho doesn't work too well but an old shelter half works pretty good. Actually the dust gets blown to the side and back so it doesn't really interfere with the shooter's perspective that much. ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-23-2020, 10:31 AM
    Could be as there is a lot of wide open space there, typical of southwestern Mohave desert. Never was stationed there as I wasn't a Marine. Shot a couple service rifle NMCs there though. We (my SF B Team) were using Camp Wilson as an AOB...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-22-2020, 10:12 AM
    I shot 50 shots out of my Mini Mk X of the 2.7 gr Bullseye/90 SWC once with the same case (IMI case with WLR primers) and didn't get any shoulder set back. That's not to say it wouldn't happen with other brands of cases. Suggest trying some with...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-22-2020, 10:01 AM
    As mentioned the 30-115-SP is excellent for use in the 30 Carbine. It would also be excellent in your M1903 for casual plinking and small game. Cast soft, left unsized with no GC and simply TL'd in LLA then loaded over Bullseye (4 - 6 gr) to a...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-22-2020, 09:52 AM
    It is a slower burning powder as mentioned. It also is best used with a magnum LR primer of with those made for ball powders such as the WLR. It also performs best when used in the .308W with heavier jacketed bullets such as 180s, 190s and 200 gr...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-22-2020, 09:39 AM
    Use an RCBS X-die and you won't have to trim if the cases are once fired and have not yet been sized. Unless for a really tight match chamber the standard 223 X-die is what's needed, the small base and "AR" X-die are not needed. Yes, I know the...
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    03-21-2020, 09:17 PM
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-21-2020, 09:14 AM
    Concur with BK7saum. I also have turned and inside neck reamed a lot of cases. I use a Forster case trimmer with the Forster neck turning attachment. The adapter for the replacing the handle to use an electric screw driver is very useful if a lot...
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  • nicholst55's Avatar
    03-20-2020, 11:31 PM
    I would send the op rod and the gas cylinder to Columbus. If necessary, they can install an oversize gas piston and ream the gas cylinder to match. If the gas cylinder is still within spec, they can simply replace the gas piston with a standard...
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  • nicholst55's Avatar
    03-20-2020, 11:21 PM
    I formed a bunch of .270 brass into .35 Whelen, and it worked well for that. The tapered expander on the Redding die is rated for 7mm on up, and I did manage to smash a few pieces of brass. I first expanded the remainder to 7mm and had no...
    20 replies | 633 view(s)
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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