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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 12:00 AM
    Brownells acraglass
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:51 PM
    Stubborn is right. I really tried my best to get a PRB to shoot like you show in that picture. Maybe it would be wise for me to just say screw 54 caliber, and re-bore right to 58 in a slower twist. As for swabbing between shots, this is a huge plus...
    81 replies | 1459 view(s)
  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:55 PM
    So what you are saying is that both barrels are hitting dead on at 25 yards, and the 14 inch barrel hits 12"-14" higher than the 18 inch barrel at 50 yards? That simply isn't possible, and with 8" groups, something else is going on. If you are...
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  • Markopolo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:06 PM
    I think that this was his thorn in the flesh.. a messenger of satan to buffet me... I am with smoked turkey.. when you look up the word Buffet in Strongs, it is clear to me. marko
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:37 PM
    I used Carnauba Red extensively for a couple years, and then tried Blue. In all honesty, I could not tell one bit of difference in lubesizer flow, tackiness, smell, anything. As far as I'm concerned they are they exact same lube. Neither worked in a...
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:29 PM
    I'm not aware of one person that has got the 155 gr SWC, in any flavor, to shoot well. I don't know if it's the balance or what, but it's not a bullseye level design. You're doing better than I did. I was in the 8" range at 50 yards with the 160...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:22 PM
    Yeah my first one made me nervous to But I already had an HS precision stock on order for it so I figured if I buggered it up I wouldn’t care. The release agent that comes with it I’m not a big fan but it works. I started using Johnson’s paste wax...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:25 PM
    I sold the bottle on eBay today for $47.50 and $8 to ship. Think I did pretty good considering I paid $.69 for it. The profits are going towards the $110 I paid to upgrade my Ruger American 450 BM to a 450 BM scout model. It would’ve been cool to...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:15 PM
    Thanks for the offer I might take you up on it. I haven’t checked my load data books yet but I would assume that a 270 grain J word is probably only going 2200 ft./s at max velocity?
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:15 PM
    To add, here is the full description. https://leeprecision.com/app-automatic-processing-press/ You've got the basic press MSRP $75, and the deluxe which presumably comes with the case/bullet feeder MSRP $110. At that price point you can't go...
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  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:05 PM
    Yes my Star sizer broke (a steel part no less), and Magma is no help at all. Thankfully I bought it used, I would never buy new from them. Lee on the other hand often sends out parts for free just from asking. If not, they have a lifetime...
    60 replies | 2334 view(s)
  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:43 PM
    Personally I think they are right on the money with the 3" LCRX. I have not had a chance to measure one, but the only thing I found wrong with my standard LCR is the short ejector rod. If the 3" version has a ejector rod as long as the SP101, they...
    3 replies | 178 view(s)
  • megasupermagnum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:22 PM
    brewer12345, I'm glad you got it worked out. If I could buy a drop in 1" barrel for my Renegade that didn't cost more than the entire rifle, I would. Sorry guys, I've been away. I read back through the entire thread, and everyone seems to be...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:52 AM
    25 years ago I read way Too much about floating my barrels. I free Floated a few barrels and acraglass bedded the actions an inch and a half in front of the tang. Some shrunk groups and some opened horribly. I found a done properly with the best...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:26 AM
    Yep, the COOOL round ones I know for sure! The MP 200 grain group buy I own I believe comes with a plug besides pins to make solids if I remember. I think every manufacture ups up for spear is pretty proud of their J words when I was googling prices...
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  • xbeeman412's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:12 AM
    seconds if it falls through
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    Yesterday, 11:11 AM
    I will take it pm on its way
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:06 AM
    So I would assume a heavy for caliber boolit is what I would want? If I can’t push it fast I would at least have a sledgehammer with energy. The problem is I really don’t see anything other than 200 grain offerings and .358. And if not I’m wasting...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:49 AM
    Yes, if I try a different alloy with my above load it opens up my groups. In the short time I’ve been casting bullets ive found that if I change the BH It’s like I just tried a different bullet in my gun. I have to start all over and ladder test...
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  • Markopolo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:48 AM
    Markopolo replied to a thread Humbled in Our Chapel
    the spirit speaks to us, and through us sir... sometimes we need only open our mouths and the words will come out. praise God.
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  • Boaz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:05 AM
    Boaz replied to a thread Reading The Bible in Our Chapel
    Jonah 3 Audio link ; https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/purevoice/niv/Jonah.3 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.” 3 Jonah obeyed the word of...
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  • rl69's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:44 AM
    He said, "Take now your sonÖ" GENESIS 22:2 Godís command is, ďTake now,Ē not later. It is incredible how we debate! We know something is right, but we try to find excuses for not doing it immediately. If we are to climb to the height God reveals,...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    11-10-2019, 09:48 PM
    I’m guessing if I went to harder alloy and use the penta pin I still would have a good chance of the hollow point opening or at least shearing off for additional wound channels?
    11 replies | 175 view(s)
  • xbeeman412's Avatar
    11-10-2019, 07:54 PM
    to the top
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  • Blood Trail's Avatar
    11-10-2019, 07:14 PM
    Thanks brother. I father wasnít around. Heís doing life in prison and has been locked down since 1979. Iíve always said if the Lord blessed me with a son, Iíd be the father Iíd wished I had. To be honest, I donít deserve such a great kid. Heís...
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  • Blood Trail's Avatar
    11-10-2019, 07:12 PM
    Iíve learned a ton from the group over the years. My problem is I have 6 slug guns and been working on tailoring loads for each one. Thatís a love-hate relationship, but Iím sucker for pain. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    11-10-2019, 03:02 PM
    Ouch! I iced my back for about 3 to 4 days straight and my disk popped back in. The muscles above it were pretty sore..and still are. I would rate a 2 on a scale of ten for pain now where it was a 10 for the first five days. I made the mistake of...
    14 replies | 393 view(s)
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Been casting and reloading for years... Live very remote in Alaska. Retired military.
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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