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    02-02-2018, 04:20 PM
    Geez, am I that old? My RCBS Lubrisizer apparently predates the ratchet. I guess that's just something else I don't have to worry about breaking or loosing.
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    02-02-2018, 04:05 PM
    pls1911 replied to a thread Texas hog... in Hunting with CB's
    WHAT??? Outlaw hog hunting in Tennessee? WHY??
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    02-02-2018, 03:39 PM
    With a base alloy of 10, you're not far from pure lead... HEAT TREAT, but only use 450 degrees for an hour, then a ice water bath. Hotter and you may get little flat-sided football shapes for boolits. You'll cry after you stoop laughing....I...
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    02-02-2018, 11:11 AM
    pls1911 replied to a thread Very hard bullets in Cast Boolits
    Gas check bullets alone will eliminate many of the variables discussed above. Aside from assuring the bullet base remains good and true by being protected from pressure/heat gas cutting, the crimped check is even tighter in the bore which will...
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    02-02-2018, 10:44 AM
    I am somewhat embarressed to think of my current stockpile of processed lead, and the hours we spent trying for a "perfect alloy". Years ago while shooting IMSHA Silhouette, a buddy and I cast several hundred pounds of #2 ingots of a carefully...
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    02-02-2018, 10:21 AM
    As stated in the prior posts, 24-26 grains of 2400 + a wisp of dacron with properly sized RCBS or NOE/RanchDog 300-405 bullets have provided me 1400-1550 fps in Marlins, Ruger #1s, Browning 1888, Remington Rollers, and Sharps. Accurate and easy on...
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    02-02-2018, 10:10 AM
    as Pepper said, perhaps the more appropriate term for post firing lead displacement is expansion, or perhaps deformation, or bumping up. Slumping could reference a long, unsupported, non bore riding nose in softer alloy under higher pressure...
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    02-02-2018, 09:57 AM
    A couple of hundred RD350 for Boy Scout buffalo Shoot, and a few hundred SAECO #315 for an upcoming pig hunting week. All heat treated, gas checked and lubed, the 30/30s remain to be loaded.
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    02-02-2018, 09:41 AM
    The comment about fit is right on... I use what's in the pot, then heat treat and ice water drop. I also size .452 and taper crimp 45 ACP if my chamber can handle it.
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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


Salvaging old Marlins is not a's a passion


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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