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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    Today, 07:05 PM
    In my K frame 38 Special. Lyman #3358429 cast SWC at 177 grain weight over H-Universal at 900 FPS.
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    Today, 12:31 PM
    I love these giant chunk of lead threads that get everyone drooling. Somebody needs to make an offer on that lead. I would really like to take off my regular job long enough to get the whole thing in 25# ingots. I think I could get it done in less...
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    Today, 03:45 AM
    My bet is on acid rain. It eats concrete and pure lead oxidizes rapidly in dry air. Your lead is probably blue oxidizing pure. Just my hazarded guess.
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    Yesterday, 10:44 PM
    I submit the possibility of knowing that the powder is not first choice, you may be subconsciously gripping tighter to prevent stovepiping. Thus, changing your poi laterally.
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    Yesterday, 03:30 AM
    GabbyM replied to a thread IMR 4895 Yea or Nay in Cast Boolits
    I'd not buy it at twenty bucks. Since I like to hit what I aim at.
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:47 AM
    Just mix some 2-6-92 hardball and be done with it. Heat treating random alloys will end up with hardness all over the scale. The term hardcast means 15-16 brinnel scale. A short case like the 40 or even the longer 10mm will never benefit from...
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    Yesterday, 02:15 AM
    GabbyM replied to a thread JM Marlins in Leverguns
    Collectibles? My opinion on collectibles. I'm finishing up my third year of cleaning out a 55 x 100 foot poll barn that was full of "collectibles". IN between spending five, ten and thirty days plus many thousands of dollars repairing farm...
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    Yesterday, 01:45 AM
    Those are sweet rifles to have. Shot one on a single occasion. Down in Windsor, IL gun range. Back in the early 1980's. Can't recall the name though I knew him well back then. Was a young lawyer from Shelbyville, IL. We would shoot on the rifle...
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    12-17-2014, 09:47 PM
    GabbyM replied to a thread Newborn daughter!! in Our Town
    Congratulations dad.
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    12-16-2014, 09:49 PM
    I have a couple of molds for long bullets like a 200 gr SP. That will cast larger if I use the pressure pour method with a hand held ladle with spout.
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    12-15-2014, 07:12 PM
    LOL 376steyr. Still have one of those pins in my carpet someplace. Read about the bag trick after it flew out. I've a small red steel tool box with all my AR tools and spare parts in it. I should put a nice see through bag in there.
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    12-15-2014, 07:04 PM
    I have a feeling that most shootings with a 22 involve shooters who realize they don't have a cannon and actually take an aimed shot. Plus it's a lot easier to get results in an ambush murder situation than self defense. Charts shows the 9mm really...
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    12-15-2014, 06:59 PM
    You've appoint rick. I've always been a 9mm fan. But don't have any dilutions. They will do some things better than a 45 acp. Like penetrate steel wheel rims. But not when you dumb them down with typical police ammo of HP design. When the US Arm...
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    12-15-2014, 12:17 AM
    I know the Mossberg's have a 1:10" twist barrel. Which is a down side for me. I like cast 150 grain boolits at full velocity in my Win 94. Never could get that in the Marlin 336. Then My 30-30 so far shoots faster than my 10" twist 30-06 with cast....
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    12-15-2014, 12:08 AM
    As far as PSA type discount parts go. I know they are an advertiser here but I'm not bound by that. I have here a PSA upper and complete bolt carrier. Advertised by them as top of the line. Now I'm sure they sell some good stuff. But the parts I...
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    12-14-2014, 12:22 PM
    Yes milrifle my Lyman 4500 has always wobbled too. Measured it and there is actually only a few thousandths clearance between ram and bore. All it takes I guess. What I do is consciously center up the lever at top stroke then carefully pull it...
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    12-14-2014, 12:08 PM
    Alert for 222 fans. Powder Valley has Winchester 222 brass in stock. First brass besides Lapua I've seen in a couple years. I've heard that about Linotype 22 bullets fragging with reliability. Always assumed it is the small SD of a 22 that lets...
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    12-14-2014, 11:40 AM
    Sweets ammonia cleaner. Then head the warning to not let it set longer than five minutes IIRC in the bore. JB bore paste to polish bore after it's all clean. If you have layered fouling of carbon and copper. An electronic cleaner like Outers Foul...
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    12-13-2014, 02:02 PM
    I'll 2nd Larry's suggestion. Turn the heat up and cast some frosty bullets. From the looks of it you do not have the oil burned out of the mold yet.
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    12-13-2014, 01:48 PM
    I have one but it's rather specialized. Custom mold from Mountain Molds. Has a .352" over sized tapered nose ride. Plus it's for use on a Magma machine. handles can be modified to use on them but then they only work on the machine molds. If your...
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    12-13-2014, 11:38 AM
    2nd for the double protection. Foam ear plugs under electronic head phones. Just run the volume up and you can hear right through the plugs. I find the thin head muffs necessary for getting my check weld on a rifle stock. but they don't really give...
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    12-12-2014, 10:04 PM
    never read any write-ups on the Mossberg 464. Perhaps you could enlighten us. I could use a "truck gun". Even though my main MOT is a VW Jetta. We have three E-250's and an F-150 in the company fleet.
    18 replies | 621 view(s)
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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
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