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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 02:23 PM
    I suggest the use of a Dacron filler instead of the wad as used in the old Lyman manual. The Dacron filler is beneficial and I use it. Many don't use a wad or filler but whether you find it beneficial depends on the weight of the cast bullet you...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 01:59 PM
    "The doubt is : may I enlarge flashole avoiding dacron filler?" The Dacron filler will still be needed for N110 to ignite and burn efficiently under that light of a cast bullet in the 7.65x53 case. The enlarged flash hole may help a little but...
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  • KCSO's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 PM
    I am not against red dots for some usages. Years of experience shows me that the more complicated it is the less it will stand DUTY use. In 1972-76 the most replaced item on our DUTY revolvers were the adjustable sights. We went through 3-4 a...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 12:07 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    Maybe, maybe not.....but then I'm not shooting a TD or lever action am I so why should I limit myself?. Why would I load a 300 Win mag down to 30-30 ballistics and "bet" it might work? If I wanted to hunt with the 45-70 in a TD, which I have, I...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 11:55 AM
    I don't think that's a "myth busted" MT Gianni. The short stubby pistol WCs shot in 18 3/8" twist barrels are not very stable past 50 yards and many times make slightly oblong holes at 50 yards. The much longer .30 caliber 311440 will be shot...
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  • EMC45's Avatar
    Today, 10:47 AM
    For the K98 I like the Lee 175gr. RN GC bullet. It works nicely.
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  • EMC45's Avatar
    Today, 10:43 AM
    "I'm only gonna load for revolvers"............
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    Today, 10:35 AM
    From your lips to God's ears! There are some spots, but very limited that make legitimate NYC style pizza.
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    Today, 10:28 AM
    Hear Hear!
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  • EMC45's Avatar
    Today, 10:15 AM
    AWESOME - AWESOME - AWESOME! I have been talking to my wife about this very thing just minutes ago. "Most of us would like to avoid the valleys of life, so to speak, but there are some lessons we learn there that we cannot learn anywhere...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    Yes it is true the arsenals switched from the recommended extruded powder to ball powder. The residue left by the powder was a calcium/carbon deposit that was very hard. The gas piston of the M16 series is part of the bolt with the cylinder being...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:16 PM
    "Are you trying to say the 14 twist didn't stabilize the bullet and it tumbled causing more damage? Might be where the story of smooth bore M16's got stated." Not stating that at all. I didn't mention anything about a "smooth bore M16" either. ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:22 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    My 400 and 500 gr loads for my 450-400-70 Siamese Mauser run 49 - 55 ft/lbs of recoil. When I fire the 500s from a sitting position they roll me over backwards.....lots of fun...... No application? Obviously you've not hunted elk in a pole...
    53 replies | 1016 view(s)
  • KCSO's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:49 PM
    Mountan Moulds just made me one like that if you PM me I can send you some 245 grain bullets to try, mine is two deeper grease grooves for shouting B/P.
    11 replies | 513 view(s)
  • KCSO's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:46 PM
    Toby Bridges at Dixie use to turn out cherries like that in no time. As to not enough chip clearance depends on how often you clean it. If it is a dental burr it will still make a cherry for casting shot! I think Iposted a couple years ago about...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:02 PM
    "When that early Vietnam issue 5.56 ammo was used, and if it performed right, it blew a mighty big hole in the enemie's body that a 7.62x51 wouldn't do." Have to disagree. I was in Viet Nam in early '65 and then on to other target rich...
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  • nicholst55's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:56 PM
    A plastic, telescoped case 6.5mm cartridge is Big Army's current flavor of the week. The search for an off-the-shelf 7.62mm battle rifle was last week/month.
    32 replies | 551 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:36 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread What are they? in Cast Boolits
    Appears the cartridge photo's are with the wrong headstamp photo's? The MF FA 83 appears to be 7.62x51 made at the Footscray or Maribyrnong ammunition plant in Australia. The stripper clip on it is of M14 style. Note there is no + with the...
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  • KCSO's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:03 AM
    In our shop limbsavers 2 to 1! Some like the looks of other pads but for max comfort we go to the limbsaver.
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  • EMC45's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:54 AM
    I'll fourth it. Moved here 2 years ago from Ga and like it a lot. No state tax, and low cost of living. Folks are polite and keep to themselves. I have lived in NJ, MS, GA and now TN. I like it here. There is work both Fed and private sector all...
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  • KCSO's Avatar
    10-15-2017, 06:21 PM
    The best shooter in the world are not carrying them into combat or as duty weapons. Show up at rifle training with a scope or a red dot and see what happens. If you tackle a suspect and roll off the curb into the dirt and the adjustable sights...
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  • EMC45's Avatar
    10-15-2017, 03:13 PM
    EMC45 replied to a thread It's Been Over 2 Years in Cast Boolits
    You have moved quite a bit my friend. It was good to get on it. I was dual wielding the 2 molds and filling and popping sprue plates with aplomb. It's like I never stopped. I need to get after it again however. I realized I have molds I never...
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  • KCSO's Avatar
    10-15-2017, 11:32 AM
    Is this a match gun a fun gun or for serious work? A red dot or a laser will work just fine for stationary targets and isn't worth a hoot for leading a running man. They are no where strong enough for duty use and in my opinion neither are...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-15-2017, 10:42 AM
    He certainly is correct about minor alterations of the load having influences on the load. His example especially with the small capacity case of his 'cat. I found that out a long time ago in '74 when I got my 1st Oehler chronograph with the 22...
    122 replies | 2991 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