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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    Today, 12:23 AM
    .............I bought a 8lb jug maybe a year and a half ago, and had yet to see much load info. I haven't used any of it yet. The Alliant handout only had 2 listings for it using the 223. Seems they spec it in that cartridge for lighter slugs (ie:...
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    Today, 12:17 AM
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    Today, 12:12 AM
    ..............I discontinued my custom machining business in April of 2016. The only dies I continue to sell are those (Lee & Lyman) that I have in inventory. The Lyman .432" die was by far THE most popular size by far. Those were gone by the Fall...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 12:09 AM
    the taller lands will dig in deeper and grab the bullet. 4 lands will place those directly across from each other. will it matter? probably not at 16-1700 fps.
    4 replies | 83 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 12:05 AM
    I'd not experiment with titegroup. if you slip up or dump the bottom bullet too deep the titegroup will instantly get weird on you.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
    junkyard or check your local body shop, they deal with broken and bent stuff everyday and have good connections for parts. might as well check the other door too.
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  • Suo Gan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:40 PM
    It seems that many manufacturers of shoes have moved entirely or partially over to China. You have to really watch them too, because some are sneaky. The stuff being made over in China and put together over here. What brand? Maybe model or...
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  • avogunner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:57 PM
    Gents, BLUF ---- I've an opportunity to buy an 1873 Winchester rifle (44-40) for $850. Now I have everybody's attention ..... I'll be getting pictures tomorrow but all I know up front is that it's a complete rifle except - it's missing the...
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  • Ben's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:56 PM
    The concepts of making your own bullet lube and being " tiddy " don't go well with each other. I've made Ben's Red for almost 8 years now. The same utensils are used now that I used then. I've never attempted to clean them. They are put into...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:42 PM
    that 18grs of 2400 or thereabouts is gonna be hard to beat in a rifle case. one of my powder dumps is locked down at that amount,, locked down as in it is blue locktited in place. 4895 has the advantage of being useful for both cast and...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:31 PM
    sulpher is a grain modifier it can replace arsenic as a catalyst for hardening also, and it is great at grabbing junk in the alloy pulling it to the top what I don't remember about it is if it also increases the surface tension like arsenic...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:17 PM
    I have seen the basket method but I don't use it. I pick each bullet up with a nitrile gloved hand and give them a little roll between thumb and forefinger and stand them up on the tray. I do a batch of 4 to 500 at a time and it takes about 1/2...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:04 PM
    Travis. 60% rule with the 4895. H-110 is a perfectly acceptable powder for reduced rifle loads. the warnings are in near case capacity loads where a start stop start is much more likely and there is no capacity to take up the gas volume...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:58 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread 44 Man in Our Town
    the facebook page is just associated with the site in name only.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:08 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread 44 Man in Our Town
    If banned for Facebook posts, that is unforgivable and wrong of the management. Members were always told if they have a complaint, take it somewhere else. It is no one's business of what someone posts elsewhere.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:06 PM
    it will replace the zinc but tin sticks to zinc like white on rice,,sooo. Bi is a metal we have discussed, but it just duplicates antimony in the alloy up to a point and cost is a factor. one thing that he mentioned was phases of the alloy and the...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:56 PM
    452 would be my choice for a 45 size die. it's the only one I use anyway.
    10 replies | 189 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:53 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread NOE HTC molds in Cast Boolits
    I can imagine a 60gr 45 cal boolit being a problem. there wouldn't be much there to grip the rifling and the air resistance would make it fly like a quarter.
    9 replies | 189 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:49 PM
    right you have an alloy flow and pressure limit. in my 9mm loads I basically use a 1/3 alloy sized to 358 on top of 3.2grs of red-dot or bulls-eye and the HM-2 130gr bullet sized to 358. I have gone up and I have gone down up is just faster. I...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:40 PM
    rpm is just the barrel spinning the bullet. 1-10 is 1-10 all the way to the paper. I get instability with a 1-7 if I go too slow.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:35 PM
    a little beeswax in the 45/45 lube hurts nothing. one of the pre-runner lubes to the 45/45 lube contained about 30% beeswax, but the final lube JD wanted was just a coating so that it was a 'better' alox mix. I still add beeswax to my 45/45 lube.
    9 replies | 256 view(s)
  • TCLouis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:04 AM
    What have ya tried in yours? What gun? What boolit? How much Red Dot? Any chrono data?
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  • TCLouis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:02 AM
    How about a new thread on 45-70 and Red Dot with light to heavy boolits.
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  • TCLouis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:50 AM
    Need not be beautiful. In fact I do NOT want anything really good. It is for experimental purposes. PM or email what ya got and what ya want.
    1 replies | 90 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:32 AM
    the oal of that bullet is it's biggest problem. but a die that opens the internal diameter of the case would help.
    15 replies | 405 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