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    03-13-2018, 10:29 AM
    One of the aspects of running "hot" ammo through my DE44 was the slide locking open after each shot. American Eagle 240 jsp "red box" ammo is some really hot stuff. It chrono'd at about 1340 fps and I was getting consistent slide locks after each...
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    03-11-2018, 11:19 AM
    I have an Israel mfg DE44 in satin chrome. Bought it brand new in 2016. Really shouldn't need a new set of springs, as I have read that this solves a lot of cycling issues, but that's not to say my new gun wasn't sitting on a shelf for years as new...
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    03-11-2018, 09:55 AM
    I've done substantial load developement for my DE44. My DE is very fussy about reliably cycling ammo. After extensive testing with H110, and 2400 using a chrono I came to the conclusion that my DE needs a pretty narrow FPS velocity window to cycle...
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    03-11-2018, 09:46 AM
    28 gr of 4198 with the cast 405 rnfp gives me about 1230 fps from my 1884 TD . Great load, easy on the shoulder.
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    02-23-2018, 08:01 AM
    Can't help you with cast bullet twist rate knowledge as that's above my pay grade. I can help with your powder selection. I advise you don't use 4198 as it's a very fast powder and you will most likely end up with your AR's gas system and action...
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    02-22-2018, 07:40 AM
    Nice job OP , I too plan to tackle 600 yds with the LEE 312-185 mould that I plan on doing some high velocity mid range testing with in both my 308 and my Mosin 91/30.
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    02-22-2018, 07:30 AM
    Correct. I think there's some confusion here as to my boolit extraction method. Just to educate myself I reached out to Old West Moulds and asked Bernie for his method : Tap open the sprue plate with a wood pin (or slide open with a welding glove),...
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    02-21-2018, 07:32 AM
    It's a "Silhouette" design from Bernie Rowles at Old West Bullet Moulds: https://oldwestbulletmoulds.com/products/45-caliber-547-grain-459-diameter-silhouette-single-cavity-mould 1.435" OAL . She should thump a 12" steel gong with authority...
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    02-20-2018, 03:15 PM
    That's a great idea with a stove cover. I think that would give me some needed additional mould heat while I'm not pouring .
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    02-20-2018, 01:10 PM
    I use a lot of H110 for 357, 44 , and 460 mag. Excellent powder as long as you stay near max loads. You start loading below 10% of max you will start to see some elevated SD's (standard deviation) in velocities . To the average loader without a...
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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
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