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  • KCSO's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:50 PM
    KCSO replied to a thread 10ga sxs Pedersoli in Muzzleloading.
    Max load, way more than you can stand... My heavy Turkey load is 102 grains of Fg powder and 1 1/2 Oz of shot with the shot in a paper sleeve like a wad cup. This is good for over 30 yards on a turkeys head and has killed plenty so far. All one...
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  • KCSO's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:11 AM
    I love the old hand primes and have 4 and always looking for more as they eventually fold at the handle.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    04-01-2020, 12:18 PM
    I gave up sorting and/or selecting 45 ACP brass a long time ago. If I was still shooting in matches as well as I used to I would but for what I use the 45 ACP for the unsorted brass is just cleaned then loaded on a Dillon SDB. I do "look" at each...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    04-01-2020, 12:10 PM
    Not any harder to cast 6.5 bullets than any other caliber. Prep the mould correctly, use a good ternary alloy with a balanced % of antimony and tin, flux well and keep the alloy in the right temp range, use a good casting technique and "luck" will...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    04-01-2020, 10:07 AM
    1st round FTF with all bullets or just one?
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  • nicholst55's Avatar
    03-31-2020, 09:32 PM
    I have probably shot more Lyman 452460 200gr SWCs over varying charges of Unique than any other cast boolit in various .45 ACP pistols over the decades. Yup, Unique, aka 'flaming dirt.' Yes, it makes you gun(s) dirty. So, clean them. I've also...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-31-2020, 10:25 AM
    My advise also.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-31-2020, 10:22 AM
    I plan to go with the 147 grain JHPs for serious use; Years ago, back in the early '70s, I had a Browning HP, 2 M39s and a M59. I also had an Oehler chronograph back then. With cast I tried 158 RNs, 158 SWCs and 150 SWCs found basically I got...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-31-2020, 10:12 AM
    On an M1A/M14 the bullet, even a cast one moving at 1800 - 2000 fps will have cleared the muzzle/barrel before the oprod begins moving to the rear. As previously mentioned, a small amount of variation of POI between the two may be found depending...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-31-2020, 10:09 AM
    My testing of BLC-2 (and original BLC) with cast bullets in the .308W and 30-06 back in the day was with CCI 250 large rifle magnum primers.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-31-2020, 10:00 AM
    From page 5 of the above mentioned thread. Two handgun cartridges tested as original test and topic of thread was with the .308W. Drilled Flash Hole Test; 44 Magnum and 45 Colt Completed the test yesterday 29 April, 2019. Test firearm was a...
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  • nicholst55's Avatar
    03-31-2020, 08:36 AM
    nicholst55 replied to a thread On brass.... in Cast Boolits
    If I'm loading for top accuracy, I sort brass by headstand and number of firings. There are a few reasons why: brass of different thickness may require die adjustments, it may also have wildly different case capacities that will effect pressure....
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  • nicholst55's Avatar
    03-30-2020, 09:49 PM
    I read the article over the weekend, and found it very interesting and thought-provoking. What the author(s) state(s) is true - the M1 was originally designed around M1 Ball ammo. One of the numerous changes that John Garand had to make was to...
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  • KCSO's Avatar
    03-30-2020, 11:54 AM
    2118 1/2 exactly...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-30-2020, 11:01 AM
    If your going to use the BLC-2 with that bullet then I'd suggest a dacron filler. Most often BLC-2 doesn't burn efficiently with the lighter loads needed to keep that 170 gr cast bullet under 1950 fps for good accuracy. The dacron filler helps it...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-30-2020, 10:54 AM
    "Ran speeds from 1400fps to 2400fps, with and without gas checks and just terrible." Pray tell what loads? What GCs? What lube" That bullet should do very nicely in the M94 at 1400 - 2000 fps and even down to 800 fps.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-30-2020, 10:46 AM
    Almost all 9mm carbines are blow back operated and are made to function with standard 9mm pistol loads including +P with their attendant time/pressure curves. If one does come up with a "rifle load" (presuming that to mean some sort of slower...
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  • KCSO's Avatar
    03-30-2020, 10:07 AM
    KCSO replied to a thread Breech Strength in Muzzleloading.
    Depended on how accurately they are breeched in the first place, Thread fit does it sel at the front and the rear tightly, How thick is the barrel how long ate the threaded portion. You need to go back to Ed Yard and the Buckskin report in the...
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  • EMC45's Avatar
    03-29-2020, 09:29 PM
    190gr Lee SWC, 200gr Lee H&G 68 clone and Lee 230gr TC bullet over Bullseye. I have a 2 cav 452-374, but it drops undersized with my alloy so it doesn't get used.
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  • beagle's Avatar
    03-28-2020, 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
    65 replies | 15943 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