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  • RP's Avatar
    03-20-2018, 10:00 PM
    RP replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    You may be better off with the new one pricing some of the stuff from grizzly for mine was eye opening ebay is no better the counter for cutting threads is going for 200 bucks. I was looking a taper attachment but I have a feeling if I find one it...
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    03-16-2018, 10:20 PM
    RP replied to a thread At the scrap yard. in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Another route you guys may want to check into is most scrap yards are not set up to sell to the public but will do a swap. I have made several trips to the yards with a load of scrap and load what I wanted before going back across the scale with...
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  • 2wheelDuke's Avatar
    03-16-2018, 09:23 AM
    I know somebody that says that an NOE Spitzer boolit is the only way to fly for 300blk supers. Problem is I can't recall the number. It's a little lighter than the Lee. Maybe the Other Duke in Florida will chime in at some point.
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  • RP's Avatar
    03-14-2018, 10:07 PM
    RP replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    Well it looks like everyone thinks the steel plate would be a great plan I see if McMaster has it in stock. Country Gent I did not think of the weight on the threads but that is a good point if mine fail that will be the next style of threads I...
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  • Red River Rick's Avatar
    03-13-2018, 01:03 AM
    Gents: What I do have is a the same style mould to handle screw RCBS used to use on their moulds. Allen head set screws, machined as shown in the pic. Thread is 10 x 32 tpi x 0.560 long, the rest is 0.150" diameter x 0.690" in length. RRR
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  • RP's Avatar
    03-12-2018, 10:21 PM
    RP replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    Well I swapped out my chucks today and the pipe trick worked like a charm thanks for that tip. I took the day off and spent it in the shop turning out parts for my leveling jacks. One more piece to turn and then to drill the holes in the jacks so I...
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  • 2wheelDuke's Avatar
    03-09-2018, 09:16 PM
    That's pretty cool. What boolit is that, an older Lyman design? I should have a small amount of 5.7 brass around somewhere. I'll try to remember you if I find it anytime soon.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-08-2018, 05:08 PM
    correct Tomme. I don't think people pay enough attention to the wall angle of their lube grooves when they have a mold cut. they also have a tendency to put too much lube groove in them. especially a single groove boolit.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-08-2018, 04:58 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread OCONUS Contract work? in Our Town
    every time I looked into doing it everyone wanted a contract signed between you and them. they all wanted to max out your days out of country it was generally something like 90 on and 30 off. or just enough off you kept your citizenship status...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-08-2018, 02:33 AM
    kept at target velocity levels it is a fine powder. I have good luck with it in the 45 colt for cowboy type stuff, the 41 mag for short range bunny bustin, and probably everything mentioned above. the place where it really excels is in large...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-08-2018, 02:27 AM
    it will burn dirty. I would be concerned if it cleaned up because your starting to push 45+K at that point. if you can get the powder up near the base of the bullet I think you might end up with a decent BP type load. I know 4831 will shoot...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-08-2018, 02:22 AM
    the original lube groove for the XCB was just that one groove it was never supposed to be a large one. the idea was to give about 68-% drive band length after set back from firing. the area above the gas check was also supposed to be a bit taller...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-08-2018, 02:13 AM
    Remington has been putting throat in their barrels more like marlins old lever guns than anything approaching saami specs. if you had a true saami spec throat the rcbs 30-165 silhouette bullet with 17-18grs of 2400 is real hard to beat if you...
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    03-07-2018, 10:44 PM
    RP replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    I already have a block of wood to protect the ways, I was told by a friend that knows way more then me the danger of a heavy chuck being removed or installed. I also place the wood on the ways when I was putting 4 inch round stock in the chuck a...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-07-2018, 04:12 PM
    I will answer why they measure lower than calculated on the artful bullet forum if anyone is interested.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-07-2018, 04:04 PM
    it is pretty darn good in the beeswax though. probably better than the newer stuff really.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-07-2018, 12:08 PM
    they are not closing their store is still there and they will be doing their travel routes as normal. their website is now basically just brownells. which tells me they are looking to retire.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-07-2018, 12:04 PM
    if not then other commercial casters will have the design or can get the design. magma engineering is the maker of the equipment that most commercial casters use so they all have access to the same stuff.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-07-2018, 12:01 PM
    shoot your rifle and see. it will do what it does, I seen a recent test with 4350, and this bullet where 2500fps seemed to be the better accuracy node. the groups blew up, come together, blew up again, then come right down to about an inch, all...
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    03-07-2018, 11:54 AM
    runfiverun replied to a thread New shooters in Our Town
    these are all SJW's your helping.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-07-2018, 11:51 AM
    usually the flat rate boxes have 50$ insurance automatically, you gotta pay for more. start a claim I bet they don't really care and just give you the 50.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-07-2018, 11:49 AM
    if nothing else you found out that a proper .358 diameter bullet won't leave lead deposits behind in your Taurus. but an undersized hard cast one will.
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  • Red River Rick's Avatar
    03-07-2018, 12:07 AM
    Fish4bugs: Do you know what thread size those screws are? I might be able to help. Rick
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    03-06-2018, 11:30 PM
    RP replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    Thanks USCRA 112 I am committed to the leveling legs I been working one they may not work out but I am learning a lot just making them and they do not have to be precise for the most part. They well also raise the lathe to a much better working...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-06-2018, 09:47 PM
    you'd never see it on target from a revolver. stroke it down the barrel at 2500 fps and it will make a difference.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-06-2018, 09:38 PM
    did you know 10 of those bars will get you a 'very substantial' discount on a new windshield at my local body shop.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-06-2018, 09:36 PM
    I once asked about lead and got a what you gonna do with it question. I said cast bullets with it. the counter guy called the manager out and said this guy wants bullet casting lead. follow me says the manager. we walk out into a little metal...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-06-2018, 08:52 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Removing bedan primers in Our Town
    and it's pretty good brass too. the lebel bullets are worth having since they ain't 323.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-06-2018, 06:16 PM
    they will work just fine. I have shot that design and it works quite well at lower velocity's, they also slide through most leverguns pretty slick if you use the longer cases. they are made in a magma engineering mold if you like them and want...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-06-2018, 11:13 AM
    the 213 will shoot 358 just fine. at least all of mine do, I like the 213. it will handle some real hot 9mm rounds but still function on the low end also. I mostly run about 3.2-3grs of red-dot or the like under a heavier bullet than your using...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-06-2018, 10:57 AM
    he is a member here. I wouldn't be too down in the mouth about scoring 36 lbs of zinc. it has all kinds of uses in the casting world. set it aside and move on, as you read and learn more you'll figure out what to do with it at some point.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-06-2018, 10:52 AM
    I just want to point out that I am still the greatest key board commando ever, and I want to thank Forrest for that scope angle chart.
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    03-06-2018, 12:05 AM
    RP replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    My bed is 4 1/2 which it looks like the 1/2 is 6 inch I see you have the twist style clutch like mine I like the cam level I see on some models but getting the hang of the one I have now. I see your counter I am calling it for the thread cutting is...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-05-2018, 07:10 PM
    44-47grs in a ladder test with a well or decently fit bullet will get you there. usually water dropped ww's and some soft with just enough tin for decent fill out is all you need. that hunter mold shown above will get you there, as will the XCB...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-05-2018, 01:16 PM
    pressure on the antimony alloys will act differently than pressure on the tin alloys. both internally and externally. antimony crystals will break down under pressure and allow the alloy to flow easier. that is why it is used in extruded lead...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-05-2018, 01:07 PM
    the slow twist barrels make it easy. nobody ever said they didn't. if you want fast and got the money easy is just 2 phone calls away. if you got a nice hunting rifle and want it, put in the effort, it's still there. just like above. the...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-05-2018, 12:55 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Cast bullet size in Cast Boolits
    or that's what one of us said, and someone else just wanted to argue.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-05-2018, 12:52 PM
    yes it is.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-05-2018, 12:47 PM
    why would you shoot an animal almost 900 yds away. was he watching you with binoculars?
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-05-2018, 12:43 PM
    well they better be sharpening their pencils to write another one. I'm just glad this last storm wasn't rain. we got a couple of feet here in the valley real quick and it isn't light fluffy stuff. more is supposed to be coming. I'm starting to...
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    03-04-2018, 09:06 PM
    RP replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    Well I am not independently wealthy lol would be nice but the odds are if I did come in to a pile of money I still be at the scrap yard picking up stock to use. I went to the yard last week and picked up a few pieces of round stock and some alum...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-04-2018, 04:19 PM
    I think I would stick with the gas check. try an alloy of 40-1 for about 10 and an alloy of 30-1 for about 10 then an alloy of 25-1. that is 40 lbs of lead to 1 lb of tin. actually I would start at say 20-1 and add 5 lbs of lead to 25 then 5 more...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-04-2018, 04:04 PM
    the rcbs 165 silhouette on top of 9,5grs of AA#9 has been real accurate. the LEE T/L 240 in the 7 twist on top of 3.5-4.0grs of fast powder with a rifle primer seems to be pretty universal I really like the Nosler Varmageddon 110 on top of...
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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
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