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    Yesterday, 07:48 PM
    One of the great things I really enjoy about gun smith'n ,,, is know'n ,, " I'm not alone " ,, and proves you have way more patience than you though. coffee's ready ,, Hootmix .[smilie=b:
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    10-15-2018, 08:49 PM
    Yes Sir ,, keep me posted on the 240gn. coffee's ready ,, Hootmix .
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    10-14-2018, 07:27 PM
    Thank you all ,, Hey Texas like you I want to find the " ONE " that fits my rifle . Slugged my bore w/ a cast 240 , miced @ .431 ( comes out 251 ) it miced at .430 ,, then slugged again w/ a .429 , 215gn. it came out miced at .429 ??? sooo not sure...
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    10-14-2018, 12:46 AM
    Hootmix replied to a thread No meat today in Hunting with CB's
    I use to hunt a lot back in the day . Would get up early go find a good " cozy " spot out of the wind ,, lay my rifle down w/ the barrel pointed toward my feet ,, and sleep till time to eat ,, when ask if I seen any deer ,,, uh , well no not a dad-...
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    10-11-2018, 04:30 PM
    Thank y'a Outpost75 ,, will be use'n TB & w231 ,, out of H4198 . Think'n about some RL-7 and see how it will work . I also slugged the bore (3 times ) thought my bore was .427 ,,?? miced at .428-.429 ? .431's should work .:smile: coffee's ready...
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    10-11-2018, 01:34 PM
    Measured the twist of my 20" 44-40 src 90's model ,with cleaning rod & tight patch ,,??? "6" times can only get 1/2 of a twist ea. time ,, do that mean 1in 40 or 1in 38 , got me stumped . Wanting to shoot Lyman # 429667 240gn. ( mine cast @ 251-252...
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    10-11-2018, 12:11 AM
    Hootmix replied to a thread Winchester 1876 parts in Leverguns
    Hey Dr. if you know anyone parting out a Chaparral 76 ,, the parts are the same ,, ask me how I know ,, I bought and traded around for " original Winchester " parts and built a extra set of every thing for my 40-60 Chaparral ( except the springs )...
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    10-09-2018, 09:56 PM
    I'm interested in how you progress w/ yur 73 Nvy ,, think'n about one N 44-40 x 24 . Have you anneled your brass ,, will help seal the bore ?? keep us posted . coffee's ready ,, Hootmix .
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    10-04-2018, 01:53 PM
    If ,, your loading room , is so cramped ,you have't go outside to smile ,, you might be " a redneck " . coffee's ready ,, Hootmix .
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    10-02-2018, 04:03 PM
    The pencil test only gives me a guest-a-ment of the mixture. I ck. for fill-out & dia. Fix'n to make up about 40+ lbs. for a .215 gn. bullet want to do all from the same mix . ( pot holds about 80# ) . coffee's ready ,, Hootmix .
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    10-02-2018, 01:22 PM
    Hey Dusty,, I should have been thinking better ,, pure lead is about 5BHN,, at 2-1 ( 2-5BHN ,,1-22 BHN ) might come closer ?? Or am I trying to make my math to simple ?? coffee's ready ,, Hootmix .
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    10-02-2018, 12:07 PM
    I pencil test all the lead that I pour ( cup cakes ) soon as it is cool 2-3 hrs. w/ the " PENCIL " test ,,then come back 2-3 wk's later and scratch again ,, they have been staying the same ( pencil test ) ,, I use a magic marker to write on ea. B3,,...
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    09-27-2018, 04:59 PM
    Finally !!! slipped off to the local shooting hole ,, shooting a Rossi src 20" barrel . I think the reason their called shooting " ranges " ( at least for me today ) is because my shot's ranged all over the place !! 5rds. 217grs. .428...
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    09-25-2018, 09:45 PM
    Savvy went out to shop took measurements ( just to be sure ). I crimp same place ,, top edge ,,. Bullet Length- .638 case length- 1.295 OAL length- 1.592 Wright - .217grs. H20 ?? coffee's ready ,, Hootmix .
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    09-25-2018, 08:40 PM
    75 ,, I don't shoot SASS ,, just paper or steel plates ,, I started to just load 22grs. I have loaded 5 rds. w/ 23.7 of H-4198 to try , and 5 w/ 6.9 of Trail Boss ,, sized to .428 hope to get to shoot tomorrow . Thank's for the help ,, both you and...
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    09-25-2018, 08:19 PM
    Hey Savvy ,, sorry don't know Quickload Program ,,, my AOL is running at 1.590-.593 ( 44/40 ) ,, so to stay within MAX Pressure do you recommend I back-up maybe 3-4 grs. ??? I really like the way my 40/60 works w/ H-4198 ( 27.6grs. ) ,, lite recoil...
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    09-25-2018, 07:23 PM
    Old thread ,but new interest,, I'm using the same bullet mould as Walks ( lyman # 427098 ) mine cast out at .217gn. w/ 11-12 bhn . From what i'm reading I can use 23.7 + - grs. of H-4198 in my Rossi 92 44/40 w/ 20" barrel ,,, that's up to the base...
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    09-21-2018, 11:57 AM
    Received (2) moulds ,, packed to defy USPS handling ,, moulds better than pictures ,, took care of business ,, would do it again . Thank you " richbug ". coffee's ready ,, Hootmix.
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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