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  • pls1911's Avatar
    01-21-2019, 06:38 PM
    Your bullet performance was fine...Your shot placement needs some improvement if instant drops are your intent. Place you bullet 3" below the horizon , in line with the shoulder/ spine junction. Thinking 3-d, I imagine a tennis ball sized bull's...
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    01-21-2019, 06:15 PM
    Stick with your normal 30-30 gas checked bullet, and try 10-15 grains of unique... what fun. But don't kid yourself... that 170-ish grain bullet at 1100+/- fps is also a quiet pig killer. Check old lyman #3 as a guide for load levels.
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    01-21-2019, 06:06 PM
    Daylight transfer is a wonderful measure, and a lead slug measuring .458 leaves lots of it. Any velocity 1200 to 1500 fps will kill effectively inside any range where you can properly place your shot.
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    01-21-2019, 05:54 PM
    Still have some stock needing alloyed... six 200 pound rolls of roofing lead, half a dozen buckets of WW, and most of a 55 gallon drum of linotype and typemetal letters, and big printers headline blocks and advertising artwork I need to sort...
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    01-21-2019, 05:43 PM
    Gents, FYI: NEI is Out of Business due to the passing of the machinist/owners. Wife Patti was entertaining reasonable offers on gear and remaining stock. It might be worthwhile to check the website and check into what's left and/or the current...
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    01-21-2019, 05:40 PM
    Pile driver??? The NEI 458-440-GC is a 440+ grain slug very nearly shaped like a full wad cutter. The leading edges are rounded a tiny bit, but for a close range hog hammer it's tough to beat. NEI is Out of Business due to the passing of the...
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    01-21-2019, 05:15 PM
    It seems that when seated to the crimp groove, all my Ranch Dogs (2 lee and 2 NOE Mulitcavities ) jam the rifling instead of just lightly engraving. Also there are feed jams with the broad meplat combined with the length. When seated just over the...
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    01-21-2019, 04:54 PM
    pls1911 replied to a thread Cause for concern? in Cast Boolits
    While 1800 fps isn't "too fast" for the alloy you're casting, don't hesitate to stop at any velocity above 1600 fps giving best accuracy in your gun. Your hard bullets will penetrate into next week, and ballistically there's not much difference...
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Have been casting over 30 years, from .22 through .458, rifles and pistols.
CowTown... PantherCity... Texas
Casting boolits, thumping pigs, busting rocks at long range


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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