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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 01:22 PM
    if your planning on that, go with his steel or brass molds. I would also step right into a master caster and not the lee pot, they are waaaay too different for anything you gain from the lee pot to transfer over. I have 2-3 of both sitting on...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 01:14 PM
    it won't cause tons of pressure. 3-400 psi maybe but tons... no.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 01:12 PM
    opening the cylinder throats is easy, making them smaller is less easy. I would re-measure.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 01:08 PM
    I'd take the lead amount up 50 lbs would get you to about 3% antimony. a little tin and you'd be right near ww or isotope core alloy. me being me I would take it even further 70 lbs of lead and 5 lbs of the 30% alloy would be closer to what I'm...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 01:00 PM
    I know many of the members here by name. I'm still hesitant to use it on the open forum, but if I drop a little note in a PM I will use my name to sign the end of it. half the membership knows it anyway, but most just shorten the Avatar name to...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 12:46 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Truck gun in Our Town
    the truck gun out here is something that can rattle around a bit without you really caring about the finish. it's used to whack a yote or rock chuck when the opportunity arises. the Arisaka and Mossburg I mention above wear scopes that would...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 08:10 AM
    There is a reason we call it Bozone.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Today, 07:51 AM
    It's the best thing I've tried in .45-70 so far. I haven't worked with a lot of powders and loads, though. I've always stayed well within Trapdoor levels for my .45-70 loads and seem to get an awful lot of unburned powder with nearly everything...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 02:31 AM
    the 314 is well suited to the 7.65 argie round. the K-31 has a completely different throat/bore/groove dimensions than any of the others you mention, it will like a silhouette design.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 02:27 AM
    N-110 is like our 2400. in use not exact burn speed. as I remember VV put out a load manual for cast bullets and N-110 is the prominent powder used in the manual. I would contact them or find one of those manuals. I wouldn't enlarge the flash...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 02:19 AM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Just asking ? in Cast Boolits
    lee's manual is telling you an engineer number that deals with shear stress numbers. your supporting the alloy in a steel tube. so your deformation comes from the back of the bullet going forward. avoiding that by delaying the high pressure until...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 02:09 AM
    you can cast just as fast by hand as with the machine. faster actually. your not giving up anything by buying a magma mold, they are top notch and hold up to tons of casting.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 01:57 AM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Truck gun in Our Town
    easier to leave the door unlocked than It is to replace the stuff and the window too. what is in the truck varies throughout the year. generally a model 92 in something that starts in 4 is under the back seat. there is a shotgun out there...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:36 PM
    Been watching this since the beginning, I'm real surprised it lasted this long. I have enough to keep me going a long time, so I figured I'd let someone else get it as hard as it seems to come by nowadays, but had it stayed available another day or...
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    Yesterday, 07:23 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Stupid Cat!! in Our Town
    I believe if they'd been my neighbors, they'd have been burying some dogs. Can't understand people who want aggressive dogs. Could have just as easily been a small dog or a toddler as a cat. I like dogs, like them a lot and I sincerely believe...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:15 PM
    I was fortunate enough to get one of the Lee Bator molds and have used it on fox squirrels in the .22 Hornet. I cast them very soft, don't remember the exact alloy, but I was aiming for the 1% antimony content of .22 LR bullets. With gas checks...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:10 PM
    If the meplat concerns you, another option would be to use the Bruce Bannister method of soft nose casting. It's tedious, but works and you'd only need a few. There's a sticky about how to do it.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:07 PM
    back in the old days they used tin with their lead. I would bet 25 or 30-1 would be more than enough with the P/C applied. I realize a pound of tin would only make like 5-600 boolits.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:01 PM
    you can squish a gas check up in diameter all you need is pressure. I push 8mm checks on 8mm boolits up to 358 all the time, it's how I make 140gr gas checked wad cutters.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:53 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Just asking ? in Cast Boolits
    no they can't. the harder alloy's are compensating for mold design. you have different states of fitment, and a design that relies totally on mechanical fitment needs a harder alloy to fight and resist the deformation acceleration and lead...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:44 PM
    nope it will help there too. many of the jacketed 45 colt bullets are already sized to 452. the 45 acp' bullets are generally sized to 451. I didn't even bother measuring my Ruger 45's anything. I just shoot 452 in it and it likes it. or not,...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:32 PM
    it's a polymer. it just isn't cross-linked like Hy-Tek is. Hy-Tek is the next experiment, and eventually powder coated jacketed bullets. I'm still working on the prep for the P/C, and will try some half jacketed revolver stuff first.. yeah I...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:22 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Rude Surprise in Our Town
    something like this?
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:18 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Goose hunting in Hunting with CB's
    they like the high spots in the wheat fields around here. it just has to be a small hump 2-3' higher than the surrounding 1-200 yds.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:14 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Buffalo hunt in Hunting with CB's
    their heart sits up behind their shoulder. a lung shot is going to be a wait a while thing, they have about double the lung capacity of a horse. punching the shoulder into the heart is better except you lose the 3 lbs of heart hash for brunch, and...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:08 PM
    I ended up recutting the chamber of one of my 300BLK uppers (I have 2) into a 30 Apache (7.62x45) which is the 223Rem case opened up to 30 caliber. It limits the bullets to 150gr or smaller (I prefer to load it with 110 and 125gr spirepoints but I...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:35 AM
    Check your nipple.
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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