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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 11:53 AM
    SAAMI did not "lower" the MAP level for any cartridge as is commonly thought. SAAMI established MAP levels for many factory produced cartridges. The method for determining the MAP level is based on several criteria of which, if one is interested,...
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  • tdoor4570's Avatar
    Today, 08:21 AM
    tdoor4570 replied to a thread Sweden in Our Town
    back up top
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:49 PM
    This is the data I started using back when I got the 313631 mould. It is from Lyman's CBH #3, 1st edition. I have pressure tested several of these loads and they are correct and within Federal Factory psi's.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:47 AM
    Probably. Additionally SAAMI has not established a MAP (Maximum Average Pressure) yet for the 32 H&R Magnum. Thus what you see in manuals is their interpretation of what they think they should call a "maximum" load. As there are revolvers, SSs...
    9 replies | 223 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-18-2019, 05:04 PM
    I've been using cast bullets in M1 carbines since '68. I most often used just COWWs (+ 2& tin the last 20 years) which run 12 - 14 BHN when air cooled. For many years I've preferred to use a service cartridge velocity level load as that most...
    7 replies | 221 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-18-2019, 04:39 PM
    Am I pushing them too fast? Short answer is yes.....obviously...... You might switch powders and load them down to 1300 - 1400 fps. However, if you want to use commercial cast at those velocities you might look for a vender that sells...
    16 replies | 219 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-18-2019, 09:46 AM
    The nicely '06 chamber fire formed 7.62 cases just had a slight roll crimp with no shoulder or neck......was kind of funny till I tried to turn the brass back into the ASP........got a "dat don't look like no gubment case I seen....ain't gona take...
    13 replies | 431 view(s)
  • tdoor4570's Avatar
    08-18-2019, 09:44 AM
    br I have a red set, do you need a copy of the chart in the top of the box? If so PM me your mailing address and I will send you a copy tdoor4570
    20 replies | 410 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-17-2019, 03:23 PM
    You know when I heard that "back in the day" it made a lot of sense and I thought it probably was the reason. However, after numerous years of investigating and research which found there never was any arsenal documentation to back that story up. ...
    13 replies | 431 view(s)
  • tdoor4570's Avatar
    08-17-2019, 03:04 PM
    tdoor4570 started a thread Sweden in Our Town
    Looking for a member from Sweden, need to ask a couple of questions. PM me please.
    2 replies | 297 view(s)
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    08-17-2019, 03:01 PM
    tdoor4570 replied to a thread Member from Sweden in Helping Hands
    back to the top
    1 replies | 89 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-16-2019, 08:18 PM
    Blacktails and mulies with my .41 magnum. For hunting with cast I use the RCBS 44-210, a Keith type SWC, at 1400 fps out of my Ruger Bisley with 7 1/2" barrel. It's always worked and wasn't broke so I never went to a heavier or WFN bullet.....
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-16-2019, 07:59 PM
    Ah yes, M2 Alternate ammunition. I do not include M2 Alternate in with M2 Ball as it has it's own designation as does M2 Armor Piercing. There's several specific references to M2 Alternate ammunition non of which give a crystal clear idea of the...
    13 replies | 431 view(s)
  • tdoor4570's Avatar
    08-16-2019, 03:24 PM
    Am looking for a member from Sweden, need to ask a couple of questions PM me please.
    1 replies | 89 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-16-2019, 01:01 PM
    The original M2 Ball was the result of, in the late '30s when the National Guard was called up and federalized, the new M1 30-06 ammunition exceeding the safety fans of the National Guard ranges. National Guard Bureau requested ammunition with the...
    13 replies | 431 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-15-2019, 02:06 PM
    How long is the bullet?
    44 replies | 692 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-14-2019, 07:55 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 45-70 bp rem-umc in Vintage Ammo
    jrmartin1964 Thanks for the info. I suspected it would have been loaded up into the '30s. Good to know.
    8 replies | 256 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-14-2019, 07:45 PM
    Your oven quenched bullets should do well up through 13-1400 fps, perhaps a bit higher.
    44 replies | 692 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-14-2019, 07:31 PM
    Should do better (maintain accuracy to a farther distance) in the 16" twist but, as mentioned, the sometimes almost cylindrical bullet shape of some WFN/OWC does come into play.
    11 replies | 405 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-14-2019, 12:08 PM
    Might be better served in the rifle with a GC'd bullet, especially if a softer alloy might be used or you have to drive it fast if the Ruger has a slow twist.
    44 replies | 692 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-14-2019, 12:07 PM
    "What’s the secret to getting 100-yard accuracy out of a WFN or OWC design? Or should I stick to LFN and SWC designs?" Probably using a shorter lighter weight one that gives better stability at the velocities you mention in the 18 3/8" twist of...
    11 replies | 405 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-14-2019, 11:59 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 45-70 bp rem-umc in Vintage Ammo
    Picture as requested showing a lube groove. You can see the grooves were made with a knurling tool during swaging; A better picture of the "dish"; Answers to your other questions would also interest me. I'm going to pressure/velocity...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-14-2019, 09:49 AM
    sisterjim PM sent, given the 38-55 had a 20" twist the 18" twist should suffice just fine for your needs.
    12 replies | 375 view(s)
  • tdoor4570's Avatar
    08-14-2019, 09:11 AM
    I've got a savage straight 8 press that I use for decapping about 1962
    19 replies | 503 view(s)
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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
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