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  • badgeredd's Avatar
    10-21-2014, 10:25 AM
    badgeredd replied to a thread 357Maximum in Cast Boolits
    His biggest problem was with an individual that has been allowed to run wild with snide remarks and another that constantly is telling people what CAN'T be done with cast bullets, according to his theory. Edd
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    10-21-2014, 12:40 AM
    Yes I have one of those I acquired on a used rifle. Thought I was getting a good deal. Rifle barrel was almost shot out as it was after all a 243 Win. I use the scope now on my cast boolit 243 for 100 and 200 yard shooting. It's pretty good for...
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    10-21-2014, 12:37 AM
    GabbyM replied to a thread Testing the 30XCB in Special Projects
    Back a page to the nose first sizing discussion. I have a Saeco 30-150-FN than shoots wonderfully in a couple rifles. Have long suspected much of that consistent accuracy is due to how the bullet fits so nice into my Star .310" size die. I have...
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    10-20-2014, 11:54 PM
    Is it really worth it to spend a good portion of our lives aspiring to shoot small groups on paper? After all. What's the point in it all? We could be playing golf. Knocking balls across the grass. Growing flowers in widow boxes. Or work from...
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    10-20-2014, 11:39 PM
    We used to use Scotch Bright pads on aluminum parts for a final finish on machined assemblies. Gave them a flat finish with no visible scratches. Can't help with the grit for an ideal SS finish. However if it's not what you want just keep polishing...
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    10-20-2014, 11:21 PM
    Had some revolver ammo I'd carried around in my pickup for a couple or few years. 44 mag with 8.0 grains Unique under 240 grain cast. From a box of fifty I had one light load. Almost a squib but the bullet did exit barrel and hit backstop. Our...
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    10-20-2014, 11:04 PM
    I keep a few of the $3.00 nylon military slings around. With Uncle Mikes quick detach swivels.
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  • badgeredd's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 04:54 PM
    My granddaughter loves shooting the rifles with my low speed, low noise loads of 1.7 grains of Bullseye under a Ideal 308241 plain base bullet. It is screaming along at 600-625 fps! When the sun is right a person can see them go to the 50 yard...
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  • GabbyM's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 10:22 AM
    If you are using mixed head-stamp brass that would be the typical result. Case length and case wall thickness. Also seating and crimping in one stroke often yields mixed results.
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    10-20-2014, 10:13 AM
    GabbyM replied to a thread 30-30 mold in Cast Boolits
    You'll want to measure your chamber throat and bore before you pick out a bullet. I have the NOE copy of the RD 311 165gr RF. It cast right to the published print. Which is to have a oversize section ahead of the crimp grove. Longer than most...
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    10-19-2014, 10:11 PM
    Sorry> I missed your post earlier. The throat is defined as starting at .310 at the case mouth and tapering into the lands at 2* per side. I shoot a 150 grain plain base a lot along with a 180 grain. I haven't tried any breach seating. I do have...
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    10-19-2014, 07:14 PM
    What amazed me. First time we shot some of those low velocity 30-30's. Is how easy the big 30 caliber boolits are to see leaving the gun then all the way to the target. At modest ranges of course. About like watching an arrow leave your bow.
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    10-19-2014, 11:02 AM
    You might want to check this out for ideas and advice. Edd
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    10-19-2014, 09:01 AM
    Pretty rifle Nobabe. I'd guess you're enjoying the little cartridge then if you put it into such a nice quality firearm. Edd
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    10-18-2014, 10:57 PM
    Here's my newest 30 Badger firearm. It can be added to a Martini Cadet, the Star Roller above, three other Contender barrels (pistol length), and a shorted bolt action single shot in the works. Edd P.S. I question whether the cartridge...
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    10-17-2014, 10:51 AM
    badgeredd replied to a thread Badger fat. in Boolit Lube !
    Do I need to concerned about my safety????? Edd
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  • badgeredd's Avatar
    10-17-2014, 10:46 AM
    By the way, one can use 32-20 data for loads in the 30 Badger. As Nobade said, I'd limit the pressures to 35K psi due to the firearms and the cartridge brass. The cartridge was not intended by myself to be a barn burner, just a fun, cheap to shoot,...
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    10-17-2014, 10:36 AM
    Ask and ye shall receive! Second from right, 30 Badger. Contender with 10" barrel.
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    10-17-2014, 10:04 AM
    How about a link to the receivers. I am not finding the receivers you mention. Edd
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    10-17-2014, 09:17 AM
    Hardline< Thank you for taking the re-cut on. I personally appreciate you accepting responsibility for the initial production and making things right with the members. While B-C made an effeort, the sub-contractor didn't leave me witha a warm and...
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    10-17-2014, 12:54 AM
    I have a plain based Saeco 140 grain FN mold. In my Daughters Marlin 30-30 a load of 8 grains of Unique would sometimes squib. leaving unburned powder and stuck boolit. Supposedly that shouldn't happen but it did in that Marlin. Have a big can of...
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    10-17-2014, 12:41 AM
    Simple formula for bullet expansion on game. Velocity / 100 = BHN for minimum useful expansion. Thus a boolit moving 1900 fps with a BHN of 19 or under will expand. I load my 30-30 with gas checked lube sized 150 grain bullets at 2200 fps and BHN...
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    10-09-2014, 08:55 PM
    45 2.1, Is there any movement on this mold? Will it be produced? Edd
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    10-06-2014, 11:16 AM
    GabbyM replied to a thread Quite the fireball in Military Rifles
    I'd not worry about that flash to much. Until you try shooting it in pitch dark after your eyes have adjusted . It may not be as bright as it looks on the video. I don’t know if a magnum primer would cut flash any. It certainly wouldn’t be by...
    18 replies | 806 view(s)
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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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