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    Today, 03:32 PM
    I do beleive in the hunting section or maybe a searching bar there are test. At 2000 fps AC ww and 50/50 (coww/pure lead) performs just fine. Worse case scenario it would be no different than shooting a deer with .243... not trying to nock that...
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    Today, 02:17 PM
    My .357 Mag die set is RCBS and didnt come with a powder through die. I use the Lee 9mm powder through die for my .357 mag. I use the same powder dor 9mm and 380 Acp so I use the 380 ACP die on both 9mm and 380. Sent from my SM-G950U using...
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    Today, 10:00 AM
    That sir is a work of art in my opinion.
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    Today, 09:34 AM
    Evilbay, was not that expensive either. Also instead of a single O-ring near the breach. It has 3 slots at the breach, 3 at muzzle, and 3 in middle. You decide how firm it needs to be. I just looked on evilbay, nothing available longer than 8"...
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    Yesterday, 09:30 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread Happy 10/22 day! in Rimfire Area
    Mine has been a faithful and solid companion in many an adventure. Got mine back around 72 or 73, ran it stock with iron sights for 20 years but then eyes started to age. Dad had a spare Bushnell Banner 4 power deer rifle scope so I brought...
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    Yesterday, 09:03 PM
    No SS brushes in my house, and the copper ones very rarely get used. Only for extreme cases of leading, And even then I got more lead out faster with ATF and a very tight patch followed by a tight dry patch, repeat as needed. But everyone does...
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    Yesterday, 05:29 PM
    Good luck and God bless. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    Yesterday, 05:26 PM
    Screw the powder die in a little more. I use the powder through die on 380 Acp, 9mm and 357 mag. I flare just enough that the bullet can sit inside the flare. The lyman M die and NOE inserts (for the Lee Universal Die) does more than bell the...
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    Yesterday, 10:32 AM
    I have run unsized .314 90 gr cast bullets through a .30-30. Only thing that tipped me off was it barked louder than I expected. Sized to .3115 or .312 and it was back quiet again. 2-3 thousandths over is what I aim for. Have done as little...
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    10-20-2019, 08:59 PM
    What kind of accuracy are you seeing? I have a 16" rifled .45acp adapter for my .30-30/ 20 ga combo. But really have never gotten it out to play with it. In theory I could test it at my local pistol range. But the rifle range says shotguns and...
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    10-20-2019, 06:41 PM
    What kind of babbit is it? Most of the babbits i see normally mostly tin with antimony and smidge of copper. That might be your problem. You casting a a hard tin bullet and not lead. In mold designed for lead and mostly likely resigned for Lyman #2...
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    10-20-2019, 05:39 PM
    I have powder coated the Lee bullet. It worked just fine like a greased bullet. Have found no gain or loss in paper patched, PC or greased Lee bullet. The all performed the same and accurately. As of ease, it was quicker and easier to just lube...
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    10-20-2019, 06:09 AM
    Looks to me like I see progress! Attaboy! (puts torches and pitchforks away) Doing great, keep it up.
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    10-20-2019, 02:06 AM
    270 bullet molds are few and far between. I would love to see an LFN profile for a hunting bullet in the 140 to 150 grain. Until the 270 gets a good enough following and one of the bullet design gurus makes us a design and we do a group buy we are...
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    10-18-2019, 08:32 PM
    Prayers lifted.
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    10-18-2019, 06:53 AM
    Well I know from my reading over at the GBO site that many people still can't get in. This morning instead of my normal 150ish new posts, there was 56. I'm on my 3rd sip of coffee and I'm done. BLEAH Trying to have patience, worried about...
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    10-17-2019, 03:47 PM
    Most anything labeled Cerro is a low melt temp (as in around 200*F) Bismuth alloy. Sometimes has other things like Lead, Tin, Gallium and/or Lead. A quick test would be to see how quickly and easily it melts. If it melts around 200 degrees you...
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    10-17-2019, 12:28 PM
    I load 6.5 Grendel on a Lee turret. Works just fine. I tumbly clean. I only trim the ones that dont pass my gauge. I set calipers to the max length and trim the ones that dont pass through the fingers. Works great and ammo is accurate. Sent from...
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    10-17-2019, 12:16 PM
    PM sent Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    10-16-2019, 09:03 PM
    " upon completion will have an entirely new look for a few days. " Only a few days? Then it is going to revert back? Or only if there is massive protest? Sounds pretty suspicious to me. Run a ladder test on that load and show me the...
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    10-15-2019, 09:07 PM
    How hard are you going to push them? When I first started reading here one of the first gems I found was a general rule for gas checks. Over 1400 fps use a check. You'll get better results most of the time. I also think that over 1400 you need...
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    10-15-2019, 03:49 PM
    Good luck brother. God bless and be strong. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    10-15-2019, 03:46 PM
    You guys are inflating her ego lol. Yes Misty Conner is the Mrs. Rcmaveric. RC are my initials for Ryan Conner and Maveric is a screan name i have been using since i was a kid. Would have been cooler if she chose Mcmaveric lol. If you guys keep...
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    10-15-2019, 03:36 PM
    There are jigs you can buy to trim the .223/5.56 brass with a harbor freight chop saw. It cuts off around the shoulder area. Then hit it with a sizer die to form a neck amd shoulder. Anneal and fire form. Thats about it. Sent from my SM-G950U...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    10-15-2019, 09:39 AM
    Currently running 4.5 gr under a cast 230 gr truncated cone with a nice big meplat. Tried 4 grains but the cases came back sooted up half their length, so kicked it up a notch and they stay cleaner.
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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