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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 04:07 PM
    Many years back when all I had was a .308W with a 10" twist I killed a lot of rock chucks (groundhogs western cousin) with a Lyman 311041 HP cast of COWWs + 50% lead (with todays COWWs add 2% tin then mix with the lead) loaded over 26.5 gr H4895 in...
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    Today, 02:52 PM
    You gain another 200 - 300 fps up to 2500+ fps capability. This is because you are controlling the RPM which is very important when shooting cast at HV. Especially if the bullet has a long bore riding nose with minimal bearing surface. Getting up...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:48 AM
    I think you'll find most H4895 to be a tudge faster burning than IMR4895 which is why it is listed as faster burning on most burn rate charts. H4895 is made in Australia and IMR4895 is still made in Canada. Larry Gibson
    9 replies | 243 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:46 AM
    The 12" twist with those long bore riding nosed cast bullets will limit accuracy to 2200 fps, maybe 2300 fps. If you get the rebore I'd suggest you have JES give it a 14" twist with a .348 bore giving .005 deep grooves for a .358 groove diameter. ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:35 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Scorpions in Our Town
    As already mentioned in a couple posts it's the food that is the draw.....eliminate the food and the scorpions don't come. I live on a small ridge up the mountainside here in Lake Havasu City. There wasn't any citrus groves up here. When we first...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:20 AM
    I don't know the "correct" port pressure for the M1 Garand but having measured the time/pressure curve of numerous lots of M2 Ball, one lot of M1 Ball and a couple lots of M72 Match the pressure at 22" runs from 9,500 to 14,500 psi(43). That is...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:14 PM
    IMR4895 will work best in the 30-06 with heavy medium to heavy cast bullets (175 - 220 gr). Start at 26 or 27 gr and work up to 34 gr or accuracy goes south (usually above 1950 fps +/-). It will work even better with a Dacron filler. Larry...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:29 PM
    Might try this, simple and easy to make. Can also get tires that fit inside drum and cut plywood to fit. Larry Gibson
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:34 PM
    You're not getting the alloy into the cavities quick enough. Many do not realize how quickly alloy solidifies once it's out of the pot and into cavities. I suggest running the alloy at 715 - 725 degrees. Adjust the spout control to allow a faster...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:22 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Javelina lube in Boolit Lube !
    triggerhappy243 Javelina is my all time favorite lube. It is excellent as is. If you don't want to mess with it I'll buy it from you or trade for other lube? Larry Gibson
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  • EMC45's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:50 PM
    I lived in Gulfport and Cook's was my haunt. Mike Creel managed it when I was there. I spent a good bit of money there.
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  • EMC45's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:57 AM
    That bullet will be excellent! I have shot buckets of them over the years. It is my go to bullet for the K and J frame Smiths. Did you get those at Cook's?
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  • EMC45's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:52 AM
    Great bullet. I have it in 2 cav that I had to rebuild and breathe life back into. They shoot great. They even shoot well from my BHP!
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  • EMC45's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:46 AM
    Had the same problem with a G19 Glock I was loading for. I sized all bullets at .356 and they keyholed and were shooting poorly. They were even bouncing off the log pile and coming back at me. I ran another test at .358 and they shot like a laser...
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    Yesterday, 11:40 AM
    EMC45 replied to a thread Saving $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ! in Our Town
    Red ear, bluegill, yellow belly, sunnies, sunfish, crappie etc... ALL GOOD! Cornmeal and flour and hot oil. Dash of Texas Pete on the fish. Side of okra or handcut french fries and you are set. I cut up 30lbs of chicken last night. Was getting...
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  • KCSO's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:16 AM
    Much like the old Fischer cleaner Ned Roberts used. I have had some luck with one.
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    03-28-2017, 08:31 PM
    Ace Hardware now carries gun screws, looks like the Brownell's assortment and your screw will be in there.
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  • KCSO's Avatar
    03-28-2017, 08:09 PM
    Gunsmithing by Howe gives all you need to know about boring a chamber on the lathe. I prefer to make a D reamer.
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  • KCSO's Avatar
    03-28-2017, 08:07 PM
    KCSO replied to a thread Your battle rifle in Our Town
    Flintlock long rifle... If you are sneaky in the woods you can get anything else you need.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-28-2017, 07:17 PM
    Yeah, that buck took one look at me with that old SR Mauser and died laughing......, ;) Larry Gibson
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  • KCSO's Avatar
    03-28-2017, 02:00 PM
    The blanks are usually oversize for fitting. You can fit it with a standard 3 corner file with one flat ground off. Otherwise take any old broken sight and file it flat on top.
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  • EMC45's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 09:29 PM
    EMC45 replied to a thread Saving $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ ! in Our Town
    Found the same chicken 10lb bag at Food City, but for $3.90 each this time. I bought 3. I also do my boys haircuts and my own and shave with a Gillette and a straight razor with soap and brush. Do my own mechanic work when I can and hire no one for...
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  • EMC45's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 11:27 AM
    I have a few of the little square Hercules tins that still have the sheet metal seal around the cap. I plan to open them and load with it.
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  • EMC45's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 11:12 AM
    Pretty grips!
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  • EMC45's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 10:49 AM
    EMC45 replied to a thread Let's see your stash in Cast Boolits
    Some of you guys seriously have some stashes!! I thought my OCD hoarding was bad!!!
    41 replies | 1284 view(s)
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Retired AF. Currently a studio potter.
Omaha, Ne.
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Retired, but work as a Studio Potter as a sideline.


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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