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  • badgeredd's Avatar
    Today, 06:17 PM
    Right there is the ticket for low noise loads. By using a heavy bullet one assures ALL of the powder is burnt in the barrel and the velocity will be subsonic. I use 1.7 grains of Bullseye in a 32-20 like cartridge with 150 grain bullet out of a 20"...
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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:38 AM
    In case any subjugated morons aint figured it out. That was a true story of an American soldier who would take an enemies head rather than listen to LBJ and his BS. There are people in this world who should be afraid of the dark. It's not...
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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:28 AM
    Never heard any LR sniper claim a super long range shot was "repeatable". They IMI were all lucky shots and never claimed to be anything else. Story I told was within range and repeatable. Our enemy thought we were out of range of our political...
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    Yesterday, 01:15 AM
    OK: Dillon Super Swag is by all records a fine tool. Pin Tumblers also work. Issue I have. Once fired Mil Surp is some effed up stuff. Military loads the stuff at over 62,000 psi. It's about 60% trashed after the first shot. Story I told in post...
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    Yesterday, 12:10 AM
    Friend and coworker told me a pretty good story once. He was a Special Forces medic Vietnam. When on the boarder with Laos. One of the men swam the river at night. Used a white marker to draw an X on a tree that stood behind a well used NVA trail....
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    03-24-2015, 10:52 PM
    I just use a broom and dust pan to clean up when I'm done. No need to over think this one. No more chips are mad per case than with a hand turned cuter. You just make chips fast and yes, sling them a bit. As a retired machinist. I can tell you this...
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    03-24-2015, 01:03 PM
    I've run my Little Crow trimmer a lot this last year. First I converted a few hundred 5.56mm to 222 Rem. Need to cut off about 1/8" after. Used a 110 volt 3/8" drill so I'd have plenty of power then just hogged it off. Without this tool I'd of had...
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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    03-24-2015, 10:40 AM
    I found the 660 numeric code. Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG, Steyr, Austria (superseded by 'bnz'). Found on small arms
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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    03-24-2015, 12:08 AM
    Already have the flat point. It's a great bullet.
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    03-23-2015, 11:42 PM
    Is that a new Lyman four cavity you have? Or a clone ? 429415 is a great shooting bullet in the rifles. Can reach some serious speed with them. I also like them in my revolvers over a 10% reduced load of 2400 or AA #9. About 1,350 from my 6"...
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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    03-23-2015, 05:26 PM
    Is the RCBS 30-180 GC the flat nose -FN or the sily wet version.
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    03-22-2015, 01:02 PM
    Got to know where to look. Product Number: IA458SOCOM
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    03-22-2015, 08:20 AM
    After a time for the look to grow on me. I like it. Recalls the SMLE. I never notice the magazine getting in the way. But then I also like the LUX hog back stock.
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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    03-21-2015, 09:33 PM
    Oh my I’ve caused confusion. Just noticed the company name is not on that drawing. This mold will be made by Accurate Molds. It’s “inspired by” the Lyman #311284. Lyman catalogues there original bullet that’s been around for quite a long time....
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    03-21-2015, 03:22 PM
    Above is the modified and hopefully improved Lyman #311284. Note the removal of the top scraper lube grove and the shallow .292" depth of the groves. Should make for a stronger bullet for firing then perhaps resist bending upon impact also. It's...
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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    03-19-2015, 07:39 PM
    The one I bough last year for my Weatherby Vanguard fit and looks very nice. Rifle projects sometimes take a very long time. Sorry to hear of your poor luck. But I'd buy another stock from them.
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    03-19-2015, 05:28 PM
    At 1,400 fps. which is about where you are. With a 100 yards zero the drop at 300 yards is -67.80" . At 600 yards -402.91" and velocity is down to 922 fps. Get it up to 1,900 fps and your drop at 600 is -244.96 velocity is 1058 fps. B.C. on that...
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    03-19-2015, 05:02 PM
    That would be a good one I think. That .301” nose may make it hard to close the bolt on my rifle. Pus it’s not a flat point. Does have the shorter body frnkeore thinks they should have. But the “scraper grove” Larry believes introduces a weak link...
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    03-18-2015, 10:21 PM
    Good points Frank. The MP group buy mold in the works has most of the features you pointed out. 312290 bullet has a base that fits in the 30-06 case neck. I have a 160 and 180 grain 30 caliber bullet with the tapered front band like you describe....
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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    03-18-2015, 03:51 PM
    If you are skittish about heavy fluxing to clean it up. That's probably why the pot is dirty in the first place. A good vent hood over your casting area can solve a lot of issues.
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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    03-18-2015, 03:36 PM
    This AA 4064 burns very clean at cast bullet load pressure. I had an eight pound jug of it. The start load Accurate listed for cast in there old books pushes the high velocity limit of cast. For some reason AA stopped recommending or listing it....
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    03-18-2015, 03:22 PM
    I looked that one over and the slightly lighter/ shorter #31-220E. Wasn’t sure what a truncated cone nose would do to the B.C. of the bullet. Just know the Saeco TC bullets have low B.C. That’s really splitting hairs however. Have the...
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    03-18-2015, 01:49 PM
    Thanks for the information runfiverun. Not anything I like hearing but good to know for sure. So maybe a COL to leave .030" jump? Or perhaps just forget the 7828. It's for my 243 AI. I also have four pounds of RL 17 and that WW760 is a full eight...
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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    03-18-2015, 01:43 PM
    Thanks for the tips Larry. I’d thought about specking the groves more shallow. Since I have read some of the thread on high speed with the 30 XCB. Never thought about totally eliminating the “scraper grove”. I emailed Tom requesting the exact...
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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    03-18-2015, 12:16 PM
    Always an option. Paper patching would be a new route for me. I’ll just have to try the grease grove and gas check rout first.
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    03-18-2015, 12:07 PM
    GabbyM replied to a thread CZ 527 Carbine .223 in Factory Rifles
    OK so either you got unlucky or I got lucky. I rarely get lucky.
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    03-18-2015, 11:55 AM
    Would like ideas on a 215 to 225 grain 30 caliber bullet with potential to be pushed faster than 2,000 fps in a 10” twist 30-06. Bullet design and successful loads if any. Like the title says. I’m getting a heavy 30-06 bullet. Above bullet...
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    03-18-2015, 09:55 AM
    Just curious Screwbolts. Was the Universal charge being compressed. That would be the typical point where a powder gets sensitive. I've been loading Universal in my 38 Specials with good results. Copious amount of room in that case. The way I...
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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    03-18-2015, 09:08 AM
    I'd be careful about "tapping" on a tapered valve. I did dump mine out and clean it up one time. I've had to remove the orifice from underneath to clean that out. Generally a good fluxing and scraping will clean them up. Open the flow...
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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    03-18-2015, 08:45 AM
    MidSouth has them for a little less $. RCBS seams to be real proud of a RB mold for some reason. In the smaller diameters. Where double cavity molds are available. Single cavity won't bring much from me.
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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    03-18-2015, 08:29 AM
    GabbyM replied to a thread Lyman 450 too hot? in Boolit Lube !
    Think you had the right idea with flat filing the bottom. My 4500 needs it but I've never messed with it. Has a gap under each bolt down lug. I worry some about breaking the casting when torqueing down the bolts. If you have a vise you could...
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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    03-17-2015, 11:18 PM
    30-30 is a low pressure round. You will not see pressure signs until it's way over SAMI limits. Use published load data and do not exceed it. No magic to be had with canister powders.
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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    03-17-2015, 11:08 PM
    I understand that. It's why I bought the CZ-527. With 40 or 45 grain bullets you can load a 222 with shotgun powder. Like 5.0 grains of 700X. Then have 22 Hornet ballistics. Cases can be made from 5.56mm brass but it's time consuming. I don't even...
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    03-17-2015, 10:49 PM
    GabbyM replied to a thread CZ 527 Carbine .223 in Factory Rifles
    That is a surprise. My 222 with either magazine feeds fine. As long as I don't short stroke it everything works smooth. The bedding on these is like a rem 700. You can have the magazine out of alignment if the rifle isn't' set in the stock properly....
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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    03-17-2015, 08:57 PM
    I should of credited it. The chart's in the back pages of Lyman's 3rd edition cast bullet manual. Copy write 1980. All the Lyman modern books have the BC listed for there bullets. New book is the 4th edition just out a few years ago.
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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    03-17-2015, 08:48 PM
    An AR-15 with a 1-14" twist 222 Rem chambered barrel. I own a CZ-527 in 222 Rem. Far superior cast boolit shooter than a 223. Better free bore dimensions and the case capacity is just more efficient. I started out running 5744 under a 60 grain...
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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"
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