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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 12:35 AM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Reloading section? in Testing Area
    I moved you other post to the cast boolits section. if you post in this section your post count won't change just so ya know. if you read the words under each heading you'll see sections for military rifles, favorite cartridges, powder data...
    4 replies | 58 view(s)
  • RP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    RP replied to a thread My latest Big Bore in Special Projects
    Interesting I have a GB cannon smooth bore if I load it light it just spits the ball out and it bounces down the field maybe a hundred yards. A little more powder it goes boom instead of poof and we are unable to see the ball in the air or down...
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  • 2wheelDuke's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:14 PM
    2wheelDuke replied to a thread Coolers? in Our Town
    I've got an Igloo marine cooler that claims to be "extreme" that I've had for nearly 5 years now. It's got thicker foam than I remember coolers having in the past and does pretty well. But it's starting to show it's age. I just bought an RTIC...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:08 PM
    I'd just work up a load for some 150gr barnes bullets for my 30-06 then buy 3 more boxes of them and be done with it. if you shoot 150+ deer in California in your lifetime your probably going to jail for the rest of it anyway.
    14 replies | 261 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:10 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Lyman sizing die ? in Cast Boolits
    umm. 453 would be correct for your 4525 throats. I'd try about 5,000 cylinders full before I got all worked up.
    10 replies | 165 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:02 PM
    yessir. the 30 cal checks work on the 31 cal molds.
    4 replies | 76 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:59 AM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Sick of it. in Our Town
    dang opos that looks rough. you probably had to find a wind breaker just to take the picture. :lol:
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  • RP's Avatar
    03-21-2017, 10:42 PM
    WJP if you know how to use that send me the instructions lol. Funny thing is I noticed I still used my old stuff I really love my lyman 61 casting pot it will be a sad day for me when I can no longer bring it back to life.
    11 replies | 488 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-21-2017, 10:23 PM
    if you have antimony on the surface of the boolit the antimony surface will have small dendrites on the surface which will eventually polish and scrape the barrel into a better condition. somewhere about 10-K rounds you would see an improvement....
    15 replies | 380 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-21-2017, 10:14 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Poor results in Cast Boolits
    some 0-6's don't like 4350. I have had 4064 and Rl-19 outshoot all 3 of the 4350's on more than one occasion. I just worked a load with RL-22 and 168gr nosler accu-bonds to see how the Bergara likes them. the sierra 150's on top of I-4064 are...
    22 replies | 501 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-21-2017, 10:07 PM
    I'd run the rifle one and see. also try a double tap on the up and down stroke of the handle. I do that on all my powder dumps except the plastic LEE one, I just use it for 4198. I can't talk myself into trying 5744.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-21-2017, 10:04 PM
    stirring would do it. antimony melts at 1600 or so but it stirs in just fine. you are correct about silver adding both a flow ability and a hardness to the lead alloy. it works somewhere in between copper and Tin.
    18 replies | 353 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-21-2017, 09:57 PM
    especially titegroup loads. they might look good, the powder could be spot on, everything could be to the book. except the neck tension might be off, or they are 5 time resized glock brass. then you got trouble. I have some loads I wouldn't...
    27 replies | 644 view(s)
  • RP's Avatar
    03-21-2017, 07:34 PM
    RP replied to a thread Gunshow in Our Town
    I stopped going to gun show around here several years ago, They have the same group of guys that follow the show around selling the same overpriced junk no deals to be found there. At one time the local gun shops would load up and set up at the...
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  • Red River Rick's Avatar
    03-21-2017, 12:56 PM
    Here: http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?97479-KAL-quot-Steel-quot-Cam-Lever-for-Lee-Moulds RRR
    11 replies | 219 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-21-2017, 10:50 AM
    bumping the load wouldn't hurt either. but a dozen fire-lapping shots could fix you up pretty well, you probably only need to move .001+/- from the tight area.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-21-2017, 10:42 AM
    this is one of the things me and 44 man fully agree on.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-21-2017, 12:23 AM
    pffft. the 45 colt and the others have got along just fine this long without any fancy crimp die, or second carbide ring to squish everything down to size. I won't be looking for either one any time soon.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-20-2017, 09:20 PM
    LEE kind of worked their way out of the group buy thing by taking so long to cut the molds most guy's didn't even own the guns any more when the molds got there. it didn't help when they got the dimensions wrong either. I'd also talk to outpost...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-20-2017, 09:14 PM
    yep... I have an 11 cavity mold cut on a LEE 6 cavity block. I start at the front and add another cavity as I go along. I also have 2 new spare cam's for my one and only 6 cavity block.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-20-2017, 09:04 PM
    the sizer ain't gonna make no difference if you only get 401 from the mold. start there. see what you can get to work in your guns. the large diameter gun might need something different, especially if 403 doesn't chamber in the 401 gun.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-20-2017, 08:59 PM
    it could just be a tight spot in the forcing cone which isn't all that uncommon. it doesn't take too many shots to lay down lead in the barrel. 5-6 shots is enough to show if there is an issue. sometimes it gets worse and sometimes that's all you...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-20-2017, 12:04 PM
    oh I can see it. you still have to make them, and you still have to size them. powder coating just slows down the process by adding another step in between the two.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-20-2017, 12:00 PM
    I think your pot is suffering from random dial placement. 770='s sumthin else. let it warm up for a half hour then put a thermometer in the melted alloy. at 770 you should be seeing a gold sheen form on the surface this would be the tin...
    4 replies | 223 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-20-2017, 11:43 AM
    I don't know how the 0-rings will work. the regular ones just use the plunger end from the screw down types, and they have that little scraper type washer on them. but they can be very tight in the cylinder. so tight that sometimes I'm pretty...
    2 replies | 65 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-20-2017, 11:36 AM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Lube question in Cast Boolits
    it is a good lube. just fill in the gaps with some chap-stick.
    15 replies | 364 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-20-2017, 11:28 AM
    don't feel too bad John. I really doubt too many of our members attend gun shows. and some have their favorites or just attend smaller local venues. I went to a smaller one near me about 5 years back I wasn't impressed.
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  • 2wheelDuke's Avatar
    03-20-2017, 12:29 AM
    I've cut back on smash testing PC boolits after having enough good results. It never hurts to be careful though.
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  • 2wheelDuke's Avatar
    03-19-2017, 11:32 PM
    I had to rush things a bit, but I got some trigger time today. I took some that I normally would throw back for minor wrinkles and ran them thru the .358 die. I sure am glad these came with the top punch. The smallest setting on my powder...
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  • RP's Avatar
    03-19-2017, 11:14 PM
    I was in the lead war for awhile wws from the tire shops flashing from the roofing guys more from the plumper and mining the berms. I got tired up with a friend making shot and used up a lot of my stash but did make enough coin to buy some new toys...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-19-2017, 08:18 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Sick of it. in Our Town
    for like 50$ a year you can get a PO box. after the first year of trying to dig out a 5' wall of snow for the mail lady I figured the payment was a lot cheaper than the heart attack.
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    03-19-2017, 08:15 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread .30 remington in Our Town
    someone's looking to fill their in box :lol:
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-19-2017, 08:13 PM
    we used to get fay-go at the local dollar store every now and then. I'd grab a case or two of different variety's and take them over to a Michigan bud I worked with in Wyoming. I developed a liking for the rockin-rye after a little bit. the...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-19-2017, 11:56 AM
    I could get on the interweb and trace my lineage back to a 1300's crossroads king in Scotland in about 20 minutes. I got no google-foo skills whatsoever. but the LDS church has the largest genealogy data bank ever anywhere and you can access it...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    03-19-2017, 11:48 AM
    I was gonna say sea-food. but after thinking about it we don't have much of anything here. no take out/delivery of any kind. the burger joint is about the only fast food in town. the Mexican restaurant is open sometimes, and not sometimes, you...
    89 replies | 1626 view(s)
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    03-19-2017, 11:26 AM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Can't post pictures? in Our Town
    I'm pretty sure I knew that, I'm just not allowed to give computer help anymore.
    4 replies | 98 view(s)
  • RP's Avatar
    03-19-2017, 09:03 AM
    http:// Found this picture of some bullets I sold awhile back
    2 replies | 104 view(s)
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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"
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