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    Today, 03:26 AM
    Rcmaveric replied to a thread Lee 277 135 RF in Cast Boolits
    As long as its the right depth for you. You just barely have your first lube groove covered. That first groove is the crimp groove. When I am seated to 3.13
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    Today, 01:10 AM
    Rcmaveric replied to a thread Lee 277 135 RF in Cast Boolits
    Awesome. I have to bring rounds or the wife while i expermint. God forbid she plays with 22LR like a normal adult child kid... These are mine. No crimp. Depending on brass length normal leaves the crimp groove and first lube groove exposed. ...
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    Today, 12:45 AM
    Rcmaveric replied to a thread Lee 277 135 RF in Cast Boolits
    Nailed it. The sweet taste of success. Its addicting.
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    Yesterday, 08:52 PM
    I have Hipoint Carbines in 9mm, .40sw, and .45acp. Of the three I think I like the .45acp the best. I have handi rifles in .357mag, .44mag, 9mm and .45colt. .357 is dang accurate, frankly none of them suck. .45colt is fun but so are the...
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    Yesterday, 12:16 PM
    Rcmaveric replied to a thread Cast psi calculator in Cast Boolits
    That's the characteristics it has on target. Under pressure it acts a bit different. That's why swaged bullets have antimony and no tin. Antimony is good for the lead under pressure. The long chains break and help the solid lead flow under pressure....
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    Yesterday, 04:50 AM
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KgGXiwkskEE I prefer the mixing cross or table method. Simple subtract and division. Sent from my SM-G925T using Tapatalk
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    Yesterday, 01:19 AM
    Rcmaveric replied to a thread Lee 277 135 RF in Cast Boolits
    If the bolt was hard to close you may have seated into the lands. Its going to cause a pressure spike and realy affect groups. 3/4 inch at 25 yards would translate to a possible 2.5 inch 100 yard group. Back it off till you can close the bolt easily...
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    Yesterday, 01:13 AM
    Wondered if he ran some cast through it yet.
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    Yesterday, 01:05 AM
    I have the military special. They were reconditioning an old Hangar had the lockers outside. They told us to get rid of them. They had a nice one with a big bottom cage door and small top locker. It some how followed me home. I keep mags and...
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    Yesterday, 12:58 AM
    Rcmaveric replied to a thread Cast psi calculator in Cast Boolits
    Min and Max psi would be calculated from a bullets BHN. So yes and no. Alloy content doesn't really matter but the actually BHN does. The math does not take into account how antimony aides in obturation and how tin resists obturation. But these...
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    06-17-2018, 10:55 PM
    I have been loading with 2400 in my .357 Mag. I got blue dot for my shot gun and thought why not. Tried a few blue dot loads in my .357. A little stout maybe next rounds a few grains lighter and i might have a winner.
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    06-17-2018, 10:17 PM
    Glad your better. That was a close call.
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    06-17-2018, 09:05 PM
    Looks like he is just getting things rolling. Will try a .320 0 buck in a month or 2. Possibly a .20
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    06-17-2018, 10:21 AM
    Wipes sarcasm off keyboard. Gee thanks guys. Nothing like sliming my keyboard before I've had my coffee.
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    06-17-2018, 03:43 AM
    I cant be the only .270 Win caster.... At least i am not the only 6.5mm caster. Lol we are the 1% of the 1%.
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    06-17-2018, 03:33 AM
    22 BHN is pretty hard. Probably the reason you got better accuracy at higher pressures is because the bullet obutarated at the higher pressure. Soften the bullet. 12-10 BHN runs just fine in my gas gun. Back off the BHN and try a lighter load....
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    06-16-2018, 10:54 PM
    Rcmaveric replied to a thread What a workout in Cast Boolits
    I have some heavier molds that get tiring on the fore arms and i am in my younger years. I can sit there with a couple Lees in rotation all day and loose my self in the rhythm and not feel a thing.
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    06-16-2018, 10:41 PM
    Yeah they smell like burning plastic for a bit. I just chunk em back into the casting pot. Wait till you sulfer flux. Now that is stinky
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    06-16-2018, 10:27 PM
    I use parchment paper aswell. Reason being, its what the dollar store has and i shop there a lot. it works very well. i stand up bullets now. Helps the coating look better.
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    06-16-2018, 09:12 PM
    Last week cast and loaded 100 200 gr .44 mag. Today it was the Lee .314 90 gr tc for the .32sw long. 55 cast, 50 loaded, nice hour spent enjoying myself. Does not get much better than that. Hot and muggy outside but my basement...
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    06-16-2018, 09:10 PM
    I have a single six convertable, .22lr or .22mag. Cussed it for years, just never could get it to settle down and make decent groups. Then one day I was taking a neighbor to the range and threw it in the bag with the .22mag cylinder in and a box...
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    06-16-2018, 09:01 PM
    ROFLMAO @ educated idiots @ NASA and JPL. Any farm boy can tell you even bumblebee's fly. If the study shows the bee should not fly it seems to me some part of the science is wrong. Danger, Danger Will Robinson!
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    06-16-2018, 06:41 PM
    Different bullets have different POI's. Simple Powder Coating will shift POI. I would pick one bullet and then adjust my sights. Sticking with one bullets.
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    06-16-2018, 06:35 PM
    I have nickle plated brass i have been reloading for a while. It last. Its how i ID specific loads. I convert all the 30-06 and parent cartridges to .270 Win. Size it up or down, neck turn it and then anneal.
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Active duty. I love to hunt and fish. Got into reloading due to cost. Now I cast and reload for the since of accomplishment and awe.
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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