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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 02:32 AM
    runfiverun replied to a thread My new pistol in Cast Boolits
    every now and then CZ forgets to sharpen their reamer, and they get some chatter right at the front of the chamber.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 02:28 AM
    yes he is. or he just done what a few others have done and focused on the can and not the can not.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 12:59 AM
    those are not special loading techniques. it's just what equipment he had on hand. he was hand seating primers cause he is cheap and won't buy a table mounted priming tool. CCI primers? they were on sale. he hasn't even done a throat slug...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 12:11 AM
    I apologize to the members who are reading this thread in hopes of learning how to do the same thing. I was hoping someone would ask some why questions. they didn't so I will. why is a 6% antimonial alloy only getting to 18 BHN. why was...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:57 PM
    how are my comment waay off base? I gave him the starting load and the bullets and he was dead on target at well over the RPM fantasy wall with 1" like groups day one with indications of barrel whip causing his overly large group size. my only...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:12 PM
    I plan on trying the Lee target minie that looks like a huge HBWC, inside a shotcup wad. I don't recall exactly what it weighed but I have good data for Blue Dot and 1 1/8 ounce of lead shot. I'll remember to weigh them before I go ahead, but it...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:47 PM
    Our season ends at the end of February, so tomorrow will be the last day I can hunt them. Went out this afternoon with cast in my old Savage 219 and did last Sunday as well. Love that rifle. I haven't done as much of it this year as I'd figured I...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:39 PM
    I've dabbled in some round ball loads in 20 and 12, about to get more serious about loading slugs in a rifles H&R. It is chambered for 3" shells. So the question is; besuides the obvious power advantage it would give, which really doesn't matter,...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    Been reading up a little on it and forming brass from Starline .32-20 brass doesn't seem all that easy and the reject rate seems high. I'm sure buying a forming die from Redding would make it easier. I just happen to have a Contender simply...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:16 PM
    I'll take them. PM inbound.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:04 PM
    here is a list of the special techniques used. 1 bullets were cast. 2 they were loaded in a case. 3 they were shot. that's all the special that was used here. that's all I have done anyway, no M die, no collar nuthin, I don't even own a...
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  • kywoodwrkr's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:20 PM
    I'll take this. Thanks.
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:08 AM THis may be your best bet for a barrel blank in the twist rate you are looking for.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:46 AM
    I'm with you, and I have been watching Savage Model 23Ds for a while. Overcoming the brass situation would be the biggest problem. This .25-45 would overcome that rather nicely, you can go to any public range here and walk away with as much once...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:42 AM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Midland Backpaker in Our Town
    No problem, I'm glad you brought it up. Seems like when H&R (NEF, H&R 1871, whatever) finally stopped making the Toppers, someone had to step up and I'm glad they put some thought into it. Truthfully, a break open single shot shotgun is about...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    02-23-2018, 11:25 PM
    Anyone loading cast for this in something other than an AR? Always seemed to me like the .25-20 loaded with a lead, flat nosed bullet at low to moderate velocity ought to be the ultimate small game rifle. Alas, rifle in it are rare and the brass...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    02-23-2018, 09:27 PM
    Bazoo, Sorry the first PM sent his mailing address in. I'll be putting up another PIF this week after I have some brass delivered from a PIF I'm getting.
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    02-23-2018, 09:06 PM
    richhodg66 replied to a thread Midland Backpaker in Our Town
    There was a thread about these in the single shots forum. I like the looks of them, a guy can never have two many single barrel shotguns, the darn things seem to multiply inexplicably around here, LOL. Seriously, it would be great to have a 20...
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  • richhodg66's Avatar
    02-23-2018, 08:32 PM
    I got a bunch cheap at a gun show many years ago. Have used most of it up, but it's a very versatile powder and meters well too. I probably did ue it in 9mm but mainly remember .38 Special and .45 ACP.
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  • kywoodwrkr's Avatar
    02-23-2018, 08:15 PM
    Rich, Have to have another. Got talked out of previous one(s). Older local manufacturing machining students. 10: small anvil for the reloading bench 20.00 Longer of the two please. PM follows.
    3 replies | 288 view(s)
  • kywoodwrkr's Avatar
    02-23-2018, 01:33 PM
    Not sure if this will help or not. My reading of this is max is 22.81mm and minimum is 22.56mm. Max-.8980297 Min- .8881872(Cartridge Min) This actually(?) gives...
    9 replies | 137 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    02-23-2018, 01:00 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Buffalo in Our Town
    It tastes like - buffalo! One of the only meats I know that is better eating right from the carcass still warm, than hung and cooled.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    02-23-2018, 12:42 PM
    That would be your cartridge case, wouldn't it?
    9 replies | 137 view(s)
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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