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    Yesterday, 11:55 PM
    That's quite a deer! Yea, your grandson has the fever now! Congrats to him!
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    Yesterday, 10:04 PM
    Hello I have the following Ruger 10/22 barrels for sale (2) and a wood factory sporter model stock. The stock has a slight mar/scratch at base of grip but otherwise in fine condition. I have quite a few 10/22 parts and was actually thinking about...
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    12-04-2018, 03:18 PM
    Just my opinion, but yes, I would definitely use a gas check even being powder coating in rifle rounds. Alloy, sizing and powder all play a part too.
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    12-04-2018, 02:37 PM
    That's interesting. If my Lee mold C309-170-F is anywhere close to the 311413 going to test in my rifle. Still waiting on an order of 5744 that Lyman 50th mentions a lot. I wonder if anyone here has tested 5744?
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    12-04-2018, 02:35 PM
    Nice deer there! 3031 is one of the powders I plan on testing.
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    12-04-2018, 12:56 AM
    Welcome to Cast Boolits! I myself have just began this endeavor with my Savage Axis 308. I load all types of pistol rounds (cast and J). I started with the Lee C309-160-R and recently acquired the 170-F. Don't have the years in yet to give advice...
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    12-02-2018, 11:24 AM
    Moose? Impressive! What alloy about are you using?
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    12-01-2018, 01:52 PM
    Sorry to hear about your brother, prayers going to you and family. I have 3 brothers and cant fathom losing any of em but I know when it's your time-it's your time. It makes you think, I know I always do about passing and there is no way I can take...
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    12-01-2018, 12:41 PM
    I cast my 500's the same way (water quenched clip on ww) and ended up with some lead in barrel. Couldn't recover bullets but there was obvious gas cutting. I then did alloy 5-1 (stick on ww/clip on) and 2% tin GC'd. This mix gets me 17 BHN. All my...
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    12-01-2018, 12:38 AM
    Brief update: The rounds I had previously loaded with Dacron I had loaded with 20 grs of IMR4227 and was hitting 12 oz. beer can all day at 100 yards. Still have a lot of testing to do.
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    11-28-2018, 09:03 PM
    Tazman-mine measures 5 1/8" to frame and 5 7/8" to forcing cone, I expect this to be a 5" barrel?
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    11-26-2018, 02:13 PM
    I have a 686-6. Upon tightening strain screw (previous owner tried to lighten trigger pull hence ftf's) I noticed an "L" underneath the grips on frame. I thought this revolver was a "K" frame?
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    11-25-2018, 10:02 PM
    Thanks guys, had to correct post, I was using 20 gr's of IMR-4227 and NOT Rl7! The mold I used to cast with was a Lee 160 gr. mold. (Bullets weighed between 155-161). Lyman only lists the Lee 150 gr and next is a Lyman 160 gr. I ordered a Lee...
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    11-25-2018, 04:36 PM
    I'm in the process of trying to perfect a exceptional deer load for my Savage Axis 308 (22" barrel, 1-10 twist, cheap 3x9x40 scope-have a better one ordered). Now: C309-160-R, 1/10 WW/Lead 2%tin, Pc'd, GC'd, sized, WW-Super brass trimmed to...
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    11-21-2018, 10:51 PM
    I've heard that wc860 is for the 50 BMG but not that acquainted with 868. Have to go to manufacturers website to check. Look here also>>>http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?183663-WC-868-powder
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    11-21-2018, 09:39 PM
    Your point isn't gone unnoticed. Like they say "One shot-One kill!" In my book, a little extra time using a filler can be worth a lot! Why circumvent a step when it just might pay off big time! No I'm not no where experienced as most here but I...
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    11-21-2018, 09:27 PM
    I concur with "GRMPS", dies always stay immaculate and so does bore. It's lees pain for most to powder coat and powder coating is more forgiving in the realm of BHN. I always point folks to yes, "Elvis Ammo" on YouTube for the latest and greatest!...
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    11-21-2018, 09:17 PM
    Dieselhorses replied to a thread My Bride in Our Town
    Is there a WMA there? or all generations old private property?
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    11-21-2018, 09:10 PM
    Don't shoot anymore lead cast bullets! Get some jacketed ammo and shoot an entire box. Check it again and if still reeks of lead streaks acquire some "Chore Boy" COPPER cleaning pads and go to town with Hoppe's. If THAT doesn't work, you have no...
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    11-21-2018, 06:36 PM
    Dieselhorses replied to a thread My Bride in Our Town
    You mean you bought YOU a digital mic! LOL! Where is Farmerville, LA at?
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    11-21-2018, 06:35 PM
    Dieselhorses replied to a thread My Bride in Our Town
    Don't worry, my wife wouldn't be either LOL. She'd only use them to spy on me and calculate the distance between me and the next female :)
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    11-21-2018, 05:00 PM
    Now I know why I joined this forum. The wisest of the wise reside here! Just saying.
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    11-21-2018, 04:57 PM
    Good to hear, I loaded 20 with 25.5 and each 10 thereafter increased by a grain up to 28.5. I'll see what that does and post results after Friday. The RL 7 -even with 25 grains fills up case enough to not worry with filler BUT you know what,...
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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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