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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:50 AM
    I just bolted mine down on a work bench. With the front hanging over. Then use an old lamp table that was laying around to set the bullet boxes on. A slide out shelf or drawer would be ideal. When I want to water drop bullets from the mold to heat...
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    07-30-2015, 04:56 PM
    I've never had any difficulty seating gas checks on 22 boolits. Have three molds. I just dump some checks out on the Formica bench top. pick up a bullet and push it onto a check that's setting cup side up. Then use the Lyman gas check seat tool...
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    07-30-2015, 04:28 PM
    I think quilbilly has it. Something between 200 and 320 grains that shoots good in your gun. The old black powder Winchester 44-40 rifle was a 205 grain slug at around 1,200 fps.
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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    07-30-2015, 04:04 PM
    Any of the three will work just fine. Kind of depends on which gun you want to shoot. If you go with the 22 caliber boolits you’ll be able to load cast for both your 22-250 and 223. I like cast bullet shooting in my 243 A.I. It's a ten...
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    07-29-2015, 10:23 AM
    One way I've done bottle neck rifle. Size and decap on a single stage press. Tumble clean lube from brass. Then set a Lyman or RCBS neck expander die in station one of the Dillon 550.
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    07-28-2015, 11:50 PM
    GabbyM replied to a thread AR build help in Military Rifles
    Generally speaking the butt stock kit with all the parts is less money than purchasing individual parts. If you don't have a box full of left overs to use up I'd look at a full kit. Then all parts should match up.
    12 replies | 314 view(s)
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    07-28-2015, 10:57 AM
    GabbyM replied to a thread Source of M855 Ammo in Military Rifles
    I’d sure give it a try if it were on my shelf. Eight pounds should yield around 2,000 loads in 223 Rem. Same with primers. Use what you have. Test first but that’s just a good excuse to do some shooting. What I like to do with large stocks of...
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    07-27-2015, 05:29 PM
    I've a 4500 not a 45. On the 4500 the bolt (pressure screw) running up through the lube reservoir pushes out the bottom. If it has lube built up under it's head it can protrude. Warm it up with a hair dryer enough to soften lube then pull it apart...
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    07-27-2015, 11:31 AM
    GabbyM replied to a thread .458 socom in Cast Boolits
    385 grains probably won't bounce off.
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    07-27-2015, 11:28 AM
    I have a brass 30 caliber rifle mold Accurate mold made for me. Very nice mold. I don't believe for a minute the magma machine will tear it up. Have cast tens of thousands of bullets on the master caster. All my molds stay in far better condition...
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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    07-26-2015, 08:23 PM
    Well Scott you have a very long throat on that rifle. I'd do as suggested by gwpercle. Just load some up and shoot for effect. Good chance they'll shoot just fine.
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    07-26-2015, 08:23 AM
    GabbyM replied to a thread Source of M855 Ammo in Military Rifles
    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/136219/general-dynamics-reloading-brass-223-remington-box-of-250-bulk-packaged There's the General Dynamics brass. I gave you the wrong vendor. Memory these days is untrustworthy. This is new brass at $200 per...
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    07-24-2015, 04:51 PM
    GabbyM replied to a thread Source of M855 Ammo in Military Rifles
    I'd buy a thousand new General Dynamic cases from Sinclair. 1m cci mag primers. Aliant AR--Comp or there ball powder. 1M Sierra 65gr SBT-GK bullets. Then load to SAMI max not NATO max. But that's just me.
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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    07-24-2015, 04:44 PM
    Have you tried to chamber one up? I know the one you picture on the left would not chamber in my Weatherby Vangaurd. your overall length is determined by the length of your chamber throat. I chose to load mine just short of engraving rifling in...
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    07-24-2015, 01:39 PM
    The difference in bullet weights I believe is all in the body. Nose is the same so COL should be the same. Mine is one of the 122 grain bullets. I load it to the rifling minus .015" to ensure easy bolt closing. case mouth ends up in the second lube...
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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    07-24-2015, 10:10 AM
    20 gage rifled with round balls.
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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    07-23-2015, 06:00 PM
    That is what they have done. Their new rifle comes with Pmags. They also accept ACI mags. Today when you log into Rugers site you get a popup advertisement for the new Precision Rifle. Looks like a winner to me. I just don't need another rifle.
    38 replies | 990 view(s)
  • GabbyM's Avatar
    07-23-2015, 05:43 PM
    223 seat die would not be aligning your bullet to case. IMHO concentricity results would be very poor.
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  • badgeredd's Avatar
    07-23-2015, 05:24 PM
    Vert interesting cartridge!
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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