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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:25 PM
    Mine slugged at .312. I got into a routine of shooting, come home and clean at least twice. I had better luck lifting old **** from the grooves using ATF (Dextron II or III was what was in my garage) Good luck with both the Lee .312 185 gc...
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    Yesterday, 09:09 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Cleaning brass in Cast Boolits
    What Ed said about Citric Acid. Tried it once, was hooked. I don't tumble at all. I am using dollar store fruit fresh. Have a lifetime supply the way I have been going. 1 teaspoon of citric acid, couple of drops of Dawn dish soap, an ice...
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  • Rcmaveric's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:52 PM
    Can not speak for that caliber. I shoot the 6.5 Grendel. Hornady and Gstor gas checks are super short for that cal. I dont have a problem. Not sure of paper patching in a gas gun. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    08-17-2018, 11:18 PM
    To make Grendel brass from 7.62X39 I just use my cast bullets and about 13g of 2400. Makes a nice plinking round for the kiddies to pop off for me.
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    08-17-2018, 11:01 PM
    CWW make the best shot. I can still make decent shot from RS though and pretty good shot from half CWW and RS. I am curious if you are mixing water with the coolant. If you are, then don't. Run to the dollar store and fill the coolant vat with...
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    08-17-2018, 09:07 PM
    Anything below 50% COWW and I started seeing more "funky" shot. Fabric softener will work if you use enough of it. I'm estimating mind you, but I would guess I was in the area of 70% softener to 30 % water when I had my best run. At the time I...
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    08-17-2018, 02:18 PM
    There are extended Lee hardness charts you can google up. Sent from my SM-G925T using Tapatalk
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    08-17-2018, 10:46 AM
    I have to cast pretty hot. How hot have you tried to cast with? My normal casting temp is ar 900 to 950 degrees F. I would confirm the zinc contamination before going that route. There are a lot of things that can can clog a pour spot. If i have...
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    08-17-2018, 08:20 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread 2 Peter 1:3- in Our Chapel
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    08-17-2018, 08:06 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread 25-06' what to do ? in Cast Boolits
    Maybe I'm off base here. But it seems to me that is an heirloom gun. Hang it on the wall. Tell every story about that gun and your dad to anyone who will listen. Pass it on to a grandson or daughter. You want a new toy, go ahead, feel free....
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    08-17-2018, 07:52 AM
    Difference between proper English the American English. Same principle for color vs colour and Aluminium vs aluminum.
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    08-17-2018, 06:53 AM
    Rcmaveric replied to a thread Midway in Our Town
    They are my preferred E-commerce store. That is were i get most of my reloading tools and gun parts.
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    08-16-2018, 10:44 PM
    Holy thread revival. After 5 and half years is a long time to still be looking for something.:roll:
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    08-16-2018, 09:38 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Friends...ya need 'em in Our Town
    We have a lot of acquaintances, some closer than others. But a true friend is the one you can call when your car breaks down 40 miles from anywhere. And when you hang up the phone you stop worrying. Because you KNOW he is coming, and won't get...
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    08-16-2018, 09:24 PM
    I watched my dad live to 93. Last 5 years he was legally blind with Macular degeneration. He could with the aid of a walker get from bed to bathroom, from there to chair in living room, slowly. Frail, yes. His chief pastime was yelling at mom. ...
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    08-16-2018, 04:31 PM
    I will own up to owning one and 2 High Points. I will even own up to owning the Pink one. In my defense it is the wifes, but I shoot it more than her. I can easily drop steel plates it at 25 yards like I can with all my 9mm. I will say the trigger...
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    08-16-2018, 12:11 PM
    Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook: 115g cast bullet Red Dot 7-10g (1400-1747 fps) 151g cast bullet Red Dot 6.8-9g (1257-1481 fps) 170g Cast bullet Red Dot 6.5-8.5g (1159-1348 fps)
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    08-16-2018, 07:31 AM
    This is a simple Kydex Sheath with a belt loop made from a leather belt. Sewed in the back it is cut to the same shape as the sheath. Then I used bank line zig zagging between the grommits to hold it all together. The copper wire in the shape of...
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    08-16-2018, 07:21 AM
    Belt loop can be accomplished a couple of different ways. A couple of mine use a simple leather strap sewed together at the ends and attached to the sheath. One I used a longer length and doubled it back on itself for a belt loop/pocket clip. ...
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    08-16-2018, 07:03 AM
    Sheridan Blue Streak, use only the power you need. 2-3 pumps will kill most birds with a head shot very dead very fast. Bunnies I did normally go up to 4 pumps. It had a definite sound to it, but it did not really sound like a gunshot. My...
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    08-16-2018, 06:19 AM
    Rcmaveric replied to a thread Castor Oil in Cast Boolits
    I dont know about a case lube. I have used just about anything as case lube. JPW works great. Lanolin is normally the go to oil. Now bullet lube, castor oil is great for bullet lube.
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    08-15-2018, 10:46 PM
    At 20 bucks a pound around here i am going to have to try it. Sent from my SM-G925T using Tapatalk
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    08-15-2018, 10:01 PM
    I did not really get into pistols period until I was pushing 60. And at that it took me a while to get hooked on revolvers. But it happened. Started with a 22 + yr old Heritage Rough Rider switch cylinder in .22lr and .22mag. I just never could...
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    08-15-2018, 09:17 PM
    Rcmaveric replied to a thread A couple Forum Qs in Our Town
    You are posting so your membership is active. Those banners, like the navy one over mine are received by joining the Permission Groups.
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    08-15-2018, 09:30 AM
    You know Kydex is not hard to work with. A few sheets of Kydex, a harbor freight heat gun, some double cap rivets or small grommets. (I prefer grommets) Use a pad made from an old towel folded to appropriate size for the bottom. Another for...
    10 replies | 254 view(s)
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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