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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:30 PM
    I have seen numerous 7 - 9" twist .223/5.56s spin Hornady 50 and 55 gr SX, 50 gr Sierra Blitz's (not to be confused with the Blitz Kings) and Speer 52 gr HPs apart shortly out of the muzzle. Many times there is just a puff of gray 30 45 yards from...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:14 PM
    megasupermagnum "It's all theory, but if the limiting factor with the velocity of cast bullets is the alloys ability to hold rifling" That is not the primary limiting factor, but it is one of the very important factors. "I would think a...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:28 PM
    That is the largest hole that still allows enough ledge for primer anvil feet to sit on.
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  • Markopolo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:01 PM
    Markopolo replied to a thread Old keith 44 loaded in Cast Boolits
    Pretty good crimp you got there..... what’s it loaded with?
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  • Smoke4320's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:33 PM
    You would lose the advantage of not fouling your seating die with lube, possible powder contamination (mostly hot weather/long term storage issue) and just the general messiness of dealing with lube.. but hey its worth a try .. personally I...
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  • Markopolo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:24 PM
    I do believe there could be a 12 step program for this...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-12-2018, 10:38 AM
    I built one but it's not quite "militarized". A friend gave me a DHT SA barreled action.....just the action and barrel.....no bolt or bottom metal.........The original barrel looked like a sewer pipe so I essentially started with just the bare...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-11-2018, 07:08 PM
    Very, very nice......:awesome:
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  • Markopolo's Avatar
    11-11-2018, 01:11 AM
    Markopolo replied to a thread Ducks in Hunting with CB's
    What is the white card thing just under the shot? Another hard card? I think they look fine. How far are you able to shoot these effectively? Especially the goose loads? 40 yards or so?
    45 replies | 1182 view(s)
  • Markopolo's Avatar
    11-10-2018, 11:13 PM
    Markopolo replied to a thread Ducks in Hunting with CB's
    Soooo I see a card wad, a felt wad shot and overshot card? Is there a Mylar wrap around the shot or are they free Bore
    45 replies | 1182 view(s)
  • Markopolo's Avatar
    11-10-2018, 10:01 PM
    Markopolo replied to a thread Ducks in Hunting with CB's
    So your loading in plastic shells or all metal shells? Maybe you could post some pics of your load building, wad stuff and so on.. I know lots of folks are interested in BP duck and goose.. maybe a new thread is in order
    45 replies | 1182 view(s)
  • Markopolo's Avatar
    11-10-2018, 08:43 PM
    Markopolo replied to a thread Ducks in Hunting with CB's
    Our are lesser Canada geese. Take 3 of them to equal yours. What do you shoot yours with? 375H&H? BB or 00 buck? What part of the country are you in? Geese are pretty uncommon around here. I found a place where they like to land and been Jumping...
    45 replies | 1182 view(s)
  • Markopolo's Avatar
    11-10-2018, 07:39 PM
    Markopolo replied to a thread Ducks in Hunting with CB's
    Today’s take... Got six today... I am on the left Marko
    45 replies | 1182 view(s)
  • Markopolo's Avatar
    11-10-2018, 12:13 PM
    A good dog is an investment, and not in how much you pay for it. It takes time as a pup teaching them how to learn, how to communicate. I have found that is the single most important thing. You can teach an old dog new tricks, but it is so much...
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  • Smoke4320's Avatar
    11-10-2018, 11:56 AM
    Hi Quality Flat Black PC Powder for ELECTROSTATIC Spraying OR add just a little to other colors in shake and bake and get some pretty awesome mixes This powder will NOT shake and bake by itself and I would suggest not more than 25% Flat black to...
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  • Markopolo's Avatar
    11-10-2018, 11:28 AM
    Hunting with Man’s best friend... some folks run bears, cougars, boar. Some dogs are blind sitters. How do you use Man’s best friend in the Hunt. My Dog is named Missy. She is a mixed breed mutt that I got from a Forest Service friend. Medium...
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  • Markopolo's Avatar
    11-10-2018, 10:30 AM
    Mine is aged, and works fine. I do, as you say, wish there was a way to go with some adjustable wad colum marker or something. I have crushed more then one wad acting like a gorilla or rushing too much.. I should just learn to enjoy the journey...
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  • Markopolo's Avatar
    11-10-2018, 10:18 AM
    Markopolo replied to a thread Ducks in Hunting with CB's
    Very freaking cool Brent... thanks! Pic of your dog is totally priceless. You dog looks like he has a very firm grip on that Bird. I am assuming he did turn loose of it. Lol. What a good dog.
    45 replies | 1182 view(s)
  • Markopolo's Avatar
    11-10-2018, 01:26 AM
    Markopolo replied to a thread Recoil in Our Town
    I had a xbolt 375 H&H’s mag that had a synthetic stock and stainless.. I hated that rifle. Even with cast, my bear loads just plain hurt me. Took 3 guys to sight in. I would flinch before I ever pulled the trigger. Call me a whimp, but I took it to...
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  • Markopolo's Avatar
    11-10-2018, 01:19 AM
    And Wayne is highly motivated by duty to his son who was killed in the gulf war I am sure. It is his way of honoring his son in rememberence
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  • Markopolo's Avatar
    11-10-2018, 01:16 AM
    I have some of those x12x gas seals.. I will try it with next time I load shells...
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    11-10-2018, 12:43 AM
    Markopolo replied to a thread Ducks in Hunting with CB's
    Are you kidding??? Looks fantastic!!! Rare - medium rare is the only way in my book for ducks.. pretty big hunk of meat.. bet it wasn’t a lesser.. prolly a full sized type... love to get a couple proven recipi PM’ed... I have cooked lots of ducks,...
    45 replies | 1182 view(s)
  • BrassMagnet's Avatar
    11-09-2018, 08:03 PM
    I'll take these: 2000 copper 8mm Gas checks. I bought these from Blammer a few years back. Included with the gas checks is a box of 32 caliber Ideal brass gas checks. $60.00 shipped:
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  • Markopolo's Avatar
    11-09-2018, 05:22 PM
    Markopolo replied to a thread Ducks in Hunting with CB's
    This mornings goose hunt...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-09-2018, 03:35 PM
    Originals were metric.....so a 15mm should fit. Sometimes a 1/16 many times fits.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    11-09-2018, 11:07 AM
    NOE 316-213-01 if the barrel is 2 groove. NOE 314-205 or Lyman 314299 if the barrel is a 5 groove. The Lee 312-185 can also give excellent accuracy in 5 groove barrels as with COWWs + 2% tin or #2 alloy they generally drop .313 - .314+ from the...
    12 replies | 270 view(s)
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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