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    11-10-2018, 08:19 PM
    hi put me down for a ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 2 CAVITY , PLAIN BASE , HP, ALL PINS , .454 dia. Adriansmyth at yahoo dot com wow just in time pheww!!
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    11-06-2018, 01:00 PM
    Minuteshaver, I didn't mention loading colt data in my Schofield cases, next time I need to be clearer when I say something ,, i'm confusing folks. Thanks I appreciate your input.
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    11-06-2018, 12:54 PM
    Oh maybe I didn't make it clear sorry , i'm not using Colt charges in he 45 S&W I have separate Schofield data to use. I have spent years reading my books and I have a ton of them and you are right about the pressure and velocity situation, I get...
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    11-05-2018, 09:38 PM
    no not yet , I have finished " hogging "out the recoil shield so I can use the Kirst loading gate and after treating it with the OXPHO-BLU I gotta say the color match is awesome. I'm in the process of trimming my 100 Schofield cases to make them...
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    11-03-2018, 09:22 PM
    gavlan replied to a thread 45 colt boolit choice in Cast Boolits
    " I have been looking at this bullet and thinking of trying it in .45 acp." Don't see why it shouldn't do fine in ACP, I generally go with my H&G 68 clone though, if it ain't broke ,,,, yadda yadda yadda ,,,.
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    11-03-2018, 09:17 PM
    gavlan replied to a thread 45 colt boolit choice in Cast Boolits
    Thanks for the info bob, I see you seat it a tad longer than the recommended 1.600" and i'm guessing it doesn't interfere with the cylinder rotation any cos your shooting it. I may measure my conversion cylinder and see how long it is , just for...
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    11-03-2018, 04:50 PM
    gavlan replied to a thread 45 colt boolit choice in Cast Boolits
    how deep do you seat that TC boolit, what's your overall cartridge length? , I don't have any TC designs, closest I have are SWC's, just curious that's all. man I wish my Unique supply was bigger than it is , I barely have enough left for a full...
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    11-01-2018, 07:40 PM
    Sorry for the delay with getting back here . I have some Unique but only a tad left in my jug so i'll have to grab some more sometime in the near future, I need to get " stocked up" again anyhow. Thanks for the very useful info Curator it is...
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    10-30-2018, 02:42 PM
    Thanks for the reply Curator, I have most of the older Ideal /Lyman books and the newer cast boolit books also some Sierra and Hornady's. I gave my BIL my Lee book when he started to reload maybe I should have kept it ,,,Ha !!!!. You are quite...
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    10-29-2018, 10:27 PM
    Hi guy's i'm looking to load for the 45 colt in a reproduction Rem 1858 with a Kirst converter ( 45 colt). My question is if I want to stay within the safe zone here how do I know how deep to seat the boolit if there is no data for that particular...
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    10-28-2018, 04:26 PM
    gavlan replied to a thread 45 colt boolit choice in Cast Boolits
    :drinks: ,,,, fella's. I just ordered some schofield brass and a set of Colt / Schofield RCBS cowboy dies , I have an older RCBS 3 die set for 45 colt but wasn't sure if ALL would work with the shorter Schofield brass so I wanted to get all that...
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    10-28-2018, 12:58 AM
    gavlan replied to a thread 45 colt boolit choice in Cast Boolits
    Absolutely agree, I intend to stay well within the pressures & speeds that the BP revolver conversion can handle , no hot rods here. I'm going to order some Schofield brass and maybe just buy some heavier boolits first off to try , no point buying...
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    10-27-2018, 11:02 PM
    Hi guy's, I have a Rem 1858 nma with the Kirst conversion in it and have about 3 or 4 molds that will cast suitable boolits but the heaviest one I have is the 454374 at 230gn's , also the H&G #68 NOE clone and others. The question is would it be...
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    10-27-2018, 12:59 PM
    Yup the rod, I think you can get them from maybe at Taylors and some other outfits out there. I think they make one called the Mason speed ejector which has the spring as most other offerings don't have the spring. But yer that's what i'm looking...
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    10-26-2018, 12:33 AM
    Hey Guy's i'm fixin to start loading for the venerable 45 Colt and the shell holders I have are all lyman, well maybe a couple of rcbs thrown in there, Anyway I don't have the rcbs #20 needed for the 45 and the lyman one I need is the #14 well my...
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    10-25-2018, 11:51 PM
    Might just do that brother.
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    10-25-2018, 11:49 PM
    Well thanks fella's . I checked the tracking this afternoon and it's supposed to be here Saturday so it's a go. I dug out all my Rat-tailed files out and have my Dremel gear all ready to go, going to grab some Gun Blue and a couple of sheets of...
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    10-24-2018, 08:58 PM
    That is a much less messy way of getting a chamber throat measurement, All this time I have been slopping Cerrosafe (spelling?.. ) all over the darn place. Going to try that ,, thanks.
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    10-22-2018, 11:11 PM
    I too like the #68 , I have the NOE version and it's a gud-un. The other 45 mold I use is the Ideal 452374 , I cast about 500 or so and then promptly sent it off to Erik to have it Hollowpointed , It shed a few grains but it casts great looking (...
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    10-22-2018, 08:01 PM
    Thx John, after snooping around the interweb last night I think I can pull this dermal job off, It doesn't look too complicated and I have the tools so i'm going to order the Kirst and go for it. Thanks man.
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    10-22-2018, 03:00 AM
    Hi guy's , My other half has agreed to let me buy a conversion cylinder for one of my BP revolvers so I have chosen the Rem 1858 . The question I have is , (well two questions really) do I get the Taylors R&D or the gated Kirst ?. I am leaning...
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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
GC Gas Check