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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    Interesting topic & I am enjoying reading the posts. Thanks for putting the topic up! :) I think this^ is the only reason I separate by headstamp. Trying to keep as best a "constant" when testing loads. It is also the only reason I would...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:33 PM
    Either H4895 or IMR4895 with the 311291 and a Dacron filler. I use IMR4895 at 26 gr with the Dacron filler under my 311291 for maximum velocity while holding 2 - 2 1/2 moa out to 200 yards. It runs 1975 fps. Better accuracy is had at 24.5 gr...
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    Yesterday, 06:40 PM
    Just for comparison, in my SR9 using Red Dot( which is kind of close to BE in load data amounts) and both a 124 gr. TC & a 124gr. RN the two best were 3.8gr. & 3.9 gr.. Below & above those 2 amounts the groups opened up. Like I said, then I...
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  • Conditor22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:23 PM
    4 grns = 2 1/4" group 4.1 grns = 7/8" group 4.2 grns = 1 1/4" group + 2 (this target) Will do more testing with 4.1
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:30 PM
    IMO, Not enough data with just 12 shots, 6 at a time with two different shooters. Reshoot/Repeat testing using same parameters, but use more of them ( like 10-15) & see if you have a repeat of the same type of results. I shoot a minimum of 10...
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    Yesterday, 04:38 PM
    No offense taken, the 2 fliers weren't in a row
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    Yesterday, 03:14 PM
    Get PC on the grip point before you start makes life easier -- PC already on the glove won't take PC off the boolit
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    Yesterday, 02:46 PM
    Any will work. Just pinch some PC before you start getting a thin coating of PC on the gloves and your good to go.
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    Yesterday, 02:42 PM
    How do you explain this???? I was helping a son do load development, He'd shoot 6 shots, we'd change targets, reload then I'd shoot 6 shots with the same charge so the gun had time to cool a little between shots. previously my son was doing all...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:45 AM
    I originally thought that to be the problem also....but it wasn't. Chamber cast and measurement of the front diameter of the chamber showed some cases with the .452 bullet were just too large even with all the flare removed. The diameter was just...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:34 AM
    Yes, oldred is correct. Hornady cases are too short as they are made for use with the flex tip jacketed bullet.
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    Yesterday, 07:25 AM
    You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am ….I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master… JOHN 13:13, 16 To have a master and teacher is not the same thing as being mastered and taught. Having a master and teacher means...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-21-2019, 11:32 PM
    For years I was also a fan of 3.5 gr Bullseye under the 358477 in the 38 SPL. Then I pressure tested and found that 4.0 gr not only gave more uniform internal ballistics but also was actually more accurate. The velocity ES usually runs 25 - 30...
    7 replies | 239 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    09-21-2019, 11:21 PM
    I have a P14 Para. Got it back in '06/'07. Came with the light and 5 mags. Absolutely no problems with the pistol of mags. It does have a tight match chamber though which requires .451 bullets.....utterly reliable with those and accuracy is...
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    09-21-2019, 06:04 PM
    rl69 replied to a thread new family member in Our Town
    Good looking pup
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  • Conditor22's Avatar
    09-21-2019, 02:06 PM
    Looks like the prices went up :( WOOD 79 PC CLEANING GUNSMITH SET 51 TOOL 28 CLEAN Regular Price: $51.45 Special Sale: $28.99 GUNSMITH PUNCH SET 12 PIECE WITH BRASS MALLET $18.99
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    09-21-2019, 01:56 PM
    When setting my sprue plate screw, I sinch it down only to the point where it moves freely and I can't see light between the plate and the top of the mold. Pour fill out can be caused by a cold sprue plate, cold mold, cold alloy, not enough tin,...
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  • JBinMN's Avatar
    09-21-2019, 09:41 AM
    Thanks! :) I am usually pretty good at searching & use search engines a lot, even to find things here on the forum, but I stuck with the member list here this time & learned a lesson. :) Thanks again!
    16 replies | 373 view(s)
  • rl69's Avatar
    09-21-2019, 07:17 AM
    Now the Lord says, who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant… ISAIAH 49:5 The first thing that happens after we recognize our election by God in Christ Jesus is the destruction of our preconceived ideas, our narrow-minded thinking, and all of...
    3 replies | 39 view(s)
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    09-20-2019, 11:01 PM
    I am now wishing I had not ever mentioned the one looks like a window sash weight. Because it does... Even if it is not a sash weight... See for yourself: I just said it looks like one, & that doesn't mean it IS one... I will say that...
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    09-20-2019, 10:25 PM
    JBinMN replied to a thread Prayers Needed. in Our Chapel
    Prayers said.
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    09-20-2019, 09:51 PM
    Interesting. I just searched those 2 pages again of the member list with all the names that start with the word, "texas", & still do not see it. I even tried looking for "native" with no results... Hmmm. How did you find the link, please? ...
    16 replies | 373 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
GC Gas Check