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    05-25-2017, 10:24 AM
    I used to own a Savage 10ML-II and loved it. I sold it awhile back to pay for school. I've now been on a kick lately for a Smokeless barrel for my Encore. Does anyone have any recommendations on where to look? I've checked around Doug's Messages...
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    05-14-2017, 06:43 PM
    A safe duplex load should not create a compound pressure curve. The kicker should simply increase the rate of heat transfer and the duration of exposure to the main charge. Ideally, one should use an "easy to ignite" powder with a medium-high burn...
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    05-12-2017, 04:36 PM
    Tried the following: Winchester: Very consistent R-P: VERY consistent Hornady: Short but very robust and consistent even under abuse. Starline: yet to try but excited to try based on what a few of you are saying. shoe
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    05-12-2017, 02:02 PM
    My response may be a little late but yeah, I haven't noticed any issues with the kicker charge being displaced by the main charge. I used H50BMG which is a stick powder with very large, dense granules. If displacement had occurred whilst dispensing...
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    05-10-2017, 03:45 PM
    Right, I should have put those there. I'm perfectly fine with an MOA-capable rifle. I know that my Buffalo Classic is on its way there with some more load development so if I keep my SD down to 5fps, then I would like to be able to hit a 10" gong at...
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    05-08-2017, 02:52 PM
    I bought some coated 405 .459 Missouri Bullets which measured at .460. They had decent accuracy but I decided to try pan lubing them and saw an unusual improvement... No question or lube experiment is out of line. LLA Alox works great at...
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    05-08-2017, 02:48 PM
    Definitely undersized. I ran undersized bullets through my .45-70 (.458-.459) with light loads and got horrific leading at the muzzle and throat. I run .460-462 through the gun and little to no leading can be seen. I run 170gr lee gas checked...
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    05-08-2017, 10:47 AM
    I have tried 5744 numerous times and mostly get unburnt kernels and leading. Perhaps I need to do more development with it to get it work. IMR3031 gives me the same problems Previous experience has told me this so far: Fast burning nitro powders...
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    05-05-2017, 04:15 PM
    Just tried my 457-405-F the other day. With Lyman #2 (95-5-5) I get roughly .462 all around. Harder antimonial alloys should drop larger than with pure lead or wheel weights. shoe
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    05-05-2017, 10:45 AM
    I'll try to get a hold of some to try. Since I want to neck size only slightly, with compressed charges, this seating method sounds like a good option. I was going to say, I was floored by the gun's initial accuracy with some 405gr Trail Boss...
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    05-04-2017, 04:37 PM
    Is it possible without detriment to a steel or iron mold to just start pouring bullets? I know they will come out wrinkled at first but could I do this for a few bullets on my Lyman without warping the mold? I don't know the exact composition of the...
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    05-04-2017, 01:40 PM
    About a year ago, I played around with using conventional 405gr cast FPs in Orange MMP sabots in my Encore .50 cal barrel. They worked fine on top of 70gr of BH209 and are a lot cheaper to plink with than Power Belts or Barnes. Due to bullet...
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    05-03-2017, 02:10 PM
    Good to know! I just checked yesterday and the round actually fit with full length brass! I'll give a couple of these a try with your method and see what happens! Are you doing this with black or smokeless? shoe
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    05-02-2017, 02:17 PM
    My first firearm was a CVA Accura V2 .50. Same experience with the trigger. 3lbs and the most crisp operation I have ever experienced. Quite accurate and weather resistant as well. Good to know the rifle worked out well; I always wondered what the...
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    05-01-2017, 10:40 AM
    EDG, Agreed, with 500gr flat nosed like you mentioned, smokeless powder loads work quite well through this throat because the ogives are very similar to a 405gr flat nose and powder capacity is not an issue. I will check with my Lyman Postell...
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    04-27-2017, 11:08 AM
    I'm trying to find a consistent method for annealing cases. I'm finding it quite difficult right now trying the water pan and drill method. My engineering senses are telling me that any non-automated annealing method is horrific for neck tension....
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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