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  • Butterbean's Avatar
    05-30-2019, 09:28 PM
    Hi all, thought i would post my results from attempting to remove zinc from the wheel weights i melted down last week. I attempted to cast some 200 gr .308 boolits and there were wrinkles all over them. Didn't matter what temp the alloy was at or...
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    05-23-2019, 06:32 PM
    Thanks for the replies. There is no muzzle break on my rifle. Im still going to attempt the paper patch route and see where it goes.
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    05-23-2019, 09:35 AM
    Good Morning, i have just placed my order for an Accurate .301 180 gr mold. I will be ordering different types of paper to try as suggested in the stickies. I shoot a Remington heavy barrel 308 that places Sierra 168 Matchkings into 5/8" groups with...
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    05-22-2019, 09:42 AM
    Ok, thanks guys. So I've found molds that drop boolits at .301, should i get one with or without a gas check?
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    05-21-2019, 10:17 PM
    Eager to start paper patching bullets for my 308. I have a Lee .309 mold that throws 200 grain WW boolits. What would be the proper method to paper patch these bullets and start shooting? Di i need a custom mold to throw .301 or .302 diameter...
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    05-21-2019, 09:15 AM
    When sizing down cast bullets to .301, is that allowing for the bullet to obturate to slug up in the bore? I have used the Lee lead hardness measurement to get regular cast bullets to shoot good in my rifles. I'm wondering if the initial pressure...
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    05-21-2019, 08:23 AM
    Thanks for the reply guys, i appreciate the info.
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    05-20-2019, 10:43 PM
    Evening all, I recently acquired an older Redding hydraulicly dampened scale and i am in the process of calibrating it. Here's the question. When you zero the poise out and the scale is empty, and with absolutely no reguard for the zero mark at the...
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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
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