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    01-22-2018, 01:12 AM
    44Blam replied to a thread FREE Bullets! in Cast Boolits
    I've saved a TON of money! But, you have to buy some stuff to do it... And maybe you need a new mold to save more money...
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    01-18-2018, 11:19 PM
    44Blam replied to a thread Odd Question - Sling in Leverguns
    I really like that... Need to drop hints to the boss for the next birthday.
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    01-18-2018, 02:38 AM
    44Blam replied to a thread Questions about H110 in Cast Boolits
    I shoot 44 mag and I did a little ladder the other day. Most of the sources I saw agree that 24 grn is pretty much max for a 240 grn GC boolit (or jacketed). So, I shot my ladder with both my henry big boy and my ruger redhawk @ 50 yards. I...
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    01-17-2018, 01:43 AM
    First time I was surprised by a gun's recoil was when my buddy had some buck shot 410 cartridges in a side by side... The thing he didn't tell me is that the trigger fired which ever hammer was cocked (or both)... The gun was maybe 5" long with a...
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    01-15-2018, 01:44 AM
    For disks, use 3m 77 spray adhesive. If you need to take it off the pad, heat it up and it'll come off. What I do is spray, stick, sand and while everything is warm from sanding, remove.
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    01-14-2018, 05:11 PM
    That's a nice chart. I've got a NOE mold for .323 and have cast a few it's a 185 grain boolit so it appears to be quite a bit smaller than your 255 grainer. I have yet to load/shoot any though. My thought was to start with Varget, but I'm a...
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    01-14-2018, 02:00 AM
    The thing I noticed is that the peeps at Accurate and Noe tend to make awesome SWCs that feed properly in lever guns!
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    01-14-2018, 01:53 AM
    I cast about 12 lbs of alloy in a 240 grain .430 mold today... I haven't counted, but it seems like 300-400 boolits. :D Tomorrow is .460 day... I need more boolits to PC!
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    01-13-2018, 02:18 AM
    44Blam replied to a thread Yesssss! I got .460! in Cast Boolits
    This gun is brand new, so I'm trying to figure out what it likes... It's an 1895 Marlin and it's a 45-70. So far I really like this gun. The first 50 rounds were lube/sized with Ben's Red. That stuff is awesome, but messy if you screw up. ...
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    01-12-2018, 11:43 AM
    I bought the Henry steel to go with my redhawk. Those are my two favorite guns.
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    01-12-2018, 02:06 AM
    I bought a new Marlin (Remlin) and it slugged to just under .460. So, I have an RCBS sizer to .459 and those boolits shoot great, but I got my Lee sizer today that is .460... Time to size/shoot some boolits!
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    01-12-2018, 01:30 AM
    I like dropping boolits in water just because you can deal with them sooner. So when casting, immediately after, I just dig all the boolits out and lay them out on a towel to dry for the evening. When PCing, I drop the PC'd boolits in the water. ...
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    01-11-2018, 02:59 AM
    44Blam started a thread Nice new boolits in Cast Boolits
    I cast these in mid December and powder coated the other day. It is Eastwood's Cadillac Blue.
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    01-10-2018, 12:00 PM
    44Blam replied to a thread New 45-70 Marlin in Leverguns
    I've been shooting the 46-405E and 46-405EG from accurate molds. I've sized them to .459.
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    01-10-2018, 01:29 AM
    44Blam replied to a thread New 45-70 Marlin in Leverguns
    I've shot it a bit more and it is accurate. I scoped it and can put three together within an 1" at 100 yards. I'm experimenting on what loads, but so far about 50 grn varget on a 405 grn boolit is super accurate and has a moderate kick to it. I'm...
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    01-10-2018, 12:29 AM
    One thing is for sure: If you get a .357 lever gun, you HAVE to get a 357 wheel gun... Just sayin'. AND if you already have a 357 wheel gun, it's a no-brainer!
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    01-09-2018, 01:09 AM
    The Marlin 1895 is a really nice rifle. The fit/finish is good, the rifling is nice and it shoots really well.
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    01-04-2018, 04:12 PM
    44 Magnum is what got me into reloading too. Of course, I got into reloading thinking I would SAVE money...I just end up shooting a lot more. I really like 6.5-7 grain of trailboss. There is very little recoil from that load. For stouter...
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    01-04-2018, 03:19 AM
    44Blam started a thread New 45-70 Marlin in Leverguns
    I recently picked up a Marlin 1895. When I decided to buy, I brought a borescope so I was sure that the rifling was uniform, etc. The fit/finish is good. It's a nice gun. It took me a little while to get the sights in properly, but it shoots...
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    01-03-2018, 01:47 AM
    Good lord! There are some complications to this whole thing... I'm just gonna keep it simple and make pretty boolits.
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    01-03-2018, 01:02 AM
    LOL! That's what I was thinking when I was grumbling... That little airsoft gun shoots pretty straight but a bit high. I plinked a couple cans while my PC was cooking... :)
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    01-03-2018, 12:10 AM
    I have a Redhawk that has the 7.5" barrel. I really like 23.5 grn of 296 under a 240 grn gc or jacketed boolit. Or the other load I like is 22 grn 2400 alliant. Both have a hefty boom. You can't really shoot either load one handed, but you can...
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    01-02-2018, 11:51 PM
    I finally got a chance to cast some boolits with the lead I got from jetsfan. Lead is nice and clean - I'll ask him first next time I need more lead. :)
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    01-02-2018, 09:43 PM
    I made my first PC boolits today! I need to cast some more so I can coat some more... Anyway, I bought a little thing of Harbor Freight Red and a thing of Airsoft BBs. The first little fun thing was when I got the thing of airsoft BBs home, I...
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    12-30-2017, 04:33 AM
    I bought a Henry steel Big Boy a few months back in 44 mag - that gun is awesome. I bought a Marlin 1895 a couple weeks back and am going to pick it up tomorrow (waiting period - meh). I do have some boolits to shoot out of it, though!
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    12-28-2017, 01:34 AM
    That's my rig! I just sit at the dining table and load boolits... I think I might end up getting a solid single stage at some point but I don't see a lot of use in an indexing press. The step that takes the most time for me when loading is...
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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
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