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  • Walks's Avatar
    Today, 05:13 PM
    I too have that Lee 429-208-WC. I've had a 2cav for 30+yrs. And just recently was able to buy a 6cav from another Member that purchased it in an old group buy. It drops a 208gr bullet at .431 cast from #2 alloy. That may be a bit hard for most...
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    Today, 04:06 PM
    The difference that I've found in My 1894CS w/Micro-groove is the Velocity gain is more readily obvious when using the slowest powders. IMR4227, 2400 & WW296 show the biggest velocity gain over what is achieved in a 6" revolver. I also used...
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    Today, 02:14 PM
    Boy Howdy, that's purdy. Congrats.
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    Today, 02:06 PM
    Just an interesting bit of info. About 35 years ago a friend got a box of 500 Hardcast bullets, they were .44cal 240gr SWCBB with a hard blue lube. I loaded up a 100rds for him with 9.5grs of Unique in a .44Mag case. We went out to a spot in the...
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    Yesterday, 11:16 PM
    I found a "rubberish" 5rd cartridge slide at a junk table at a small Gun Store when I was 10, .25cents. Been using it for 55+yrs. NO Verdigris. On the other Hand when I was Cowboy Shooting, I still loaded from My cartridge belt. So I always took...
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    Yesterday, 10:46 PM
    Yep. Grew up on it. Used the Hornady 117gn RN over H4895 and 100gr Spire Point with the same Powder. Could keep both Bullets into 1 1/2" at 100yrds with the open sights that came on the Rifle when it was built in the late 1930's. I was young with...
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    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    A .45Colt loaded with 36grs of Black Powder under a 255gr FN is not a light load. Neither is a 200gr FP over 36grs of Black Powder in a .44WCF case. The (new) Solid head cases only allow 36grs of 3F Black Powder, unless you wanna trickle 38grs...
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    Yesterday, 01:40 AM
    Great Bullet, can't help you. This old man still uses 3.5grs of Bullseye or Titegroup for .38Spl. And 6.5grs of Unique in .357Mag brass for my M27's and Big Blackhawks. That .357mag load with Unique is ONLY for S&W M27/28 and Ruger NM...
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    Yesterday, 01:11 AM
    ackleyman, My Dad was a Lefty, I bought him a Rem 700LH in 7mmRemMag in 1974. To replace the Weatherby Custom .300 he bought in 1952, Brevex Magnum Action. Stepdaughter's boyfriend stole it. The load you mentioned was the exact load he settled...
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    Yesterday, 12:42 AM
    I have single cavity molds for .50cal & .54cal Maxi-Balls, one is a iron Lyman and the other an aluminium T/C. I disremember which is which. But I ladle pour using a lyman egg shaped ladle from pure lead melted in a RCBS Cast Iron 10lb Pot, heated...
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    Yesterday, 12:27 AM
    Now I know where My Dad got the idea for the decoy weights we used 50-60yrs ago. Of course those we sand cast of Pure Lead.
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    09-20-2019, 01:16 AM
    I started with my Dad's old MOSSBERG Bolt Gun. Wanted to shoot his FN Browning SA, wouldn't let any of his Boy's ever shoot it. My Grandpa bought me NYLON 66 just after they came out. My first New Gun, I think it was just to tick off my Dad. ...
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    09-19-2019, 11:33 PM
    I bought My first .270WCF in 1974. It was my first New Bolt Hunting Rifle. Took my 2nd Elk with it that fall. For some reason I've never cast any .270WCF loads. Just skipped it and went down to .257 Cal, For .250S, .257R & .25-06 I ended up...
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    09-19-2019, 11:15 PM
    Walks replied to a thread Not that I deserve it, in Our Chapel
    I Know your Pain, I felt it when My last living sibling left. I don't think the pain ever goes away. But time = distance. The pain just gets less intense. MAY GOD BLESS YOU.
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    09-18-2019, 02:47 AM
    I have one of those NM RUGER BlackHawk's in .45Colt from the mid 1970's. I had new ammo split on firing. And reloading those cases ? I lost about 5 or 6 split on every loading. Didn't have any problems with the S&W M29 bought before the .45Colt...
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    09-18-2019, 01:22 AM
    Yep, You need a better heat source, maybe find an old used 2 burner propane camping stove. Plenty of support for a 9" cast iron skillet full of alloy.
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    09-18-2019, 12:13 AM
    The Ideal #429215 - 210gr RN was an old mold for the .44 Russian. In the early 1950's it gave up It's mold # to the Thompson .44 - 215gr GC and was assigned the new #429478. My DAD had a Ideal 4cav mold #429215 that dropped a .44 - 210gr RN. I...
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    09-17-2019, 11:42 PM
    Gotta call my Bud.
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    09-17-2019, 01:21 PM
    I used an old Lee 240 non-TL bullet over 6.5grs of Unique in my old CA Bulldog. Which is also a load shown in the Lyman #4 Cast Bullet Handbook.
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    09-15-2019, 06:42 PM
    I favor the Lyman #429421 and #429244GC But we haven't been able to legally hunt with Cast Bullets in a lot of years in CA. Long before the prohibition again Lead based jacketed bullets. But I'll tell you the old Lee #429-208-WC over a good...
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    09-15-2019, 04:41 PM
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    09-15-2019, 04:34 PM
    I use the Redding "crimp/no crimp, partial sizing die washer. Adjust die to crimp, add "washer" under lock ring. Seat bullets, turn seating stem 5 turns up. Remove "washer" , crimp all cartridges. Add "washer" re-adjust bullet stem. Trimming...
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    09-15-2019, 04:18 PM
    When I was a Kid, the Tru-Line Jr. Press was the first step up from the Comet singl stage. I was 10yrs old when I got to step up, .38Spl - lube, size, expand, prime, powder(#55), seat & crimp. It was so easy. One of those steps in growing up....
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    09-12-2019, 11:45 PM
    I have a 1500watt single burner that I use to preheat molds. After I pull the molds off, I turn down the heat to preheat 1 lb ingots. Forgot to turn down the heat once. No damage, but the melted lead poured through the "hanger hole" in the cast iron...
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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