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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 01:50 PM
    Yep. a soft wood like poplar is a wooly bugger to checker. A good hard wood is needed for good definition.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 01:47 PM
    I fire lapped a Douglas barrel with LBT lapping compound. Low velocity loads for a half dozen shots, clean, test fire again. I had to fire around 18 rounds to get the accuracy where it should be. When I was cleaning the barrel between trials, I...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 01:43 PM
    It certainly isn't ideal, however I have had several barrels over the years with very rough grooves. They shot very well, although there was the expected fouling build up.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 01:35 PM
    Dean, I have always figured a .30 bore starts at 180 gr., and goes up from there. I think a 200-220 gr. bullet is probably optimum.
    9 replies | 361 view(s)
  • Ben's Avatar
    Today, 11:24 AM
    Ben replied to a thread Molds for sale in Swappin & Sellin
    Accurate 313180 SR 180 gr. (casts at .312 my alloy), 3 cavity Alum Flat Nose .302 band on bullet nose $65.00 I'll take this one. PM Sent
    6 replies | 333 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 03:42 AM
    BE-86 flips back and forth between unique and herco in burn rate, and it's flash suppressed. power pistol lies right on top of be-86. if I ever empty that red metal can of Herco the jug of 86 sitting there will be going in the 357 cases.
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Today, 03:37 AM
    I agree with Preacher Jim on the 22-250 parent brass. I cut back 308 Win brass and lost a lot of case volume and that caused me to have to lower my max powder use as I was popping primers with normal pressure loads with 120 grain A-Max bullets. I...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 AM
    IC and F was very common in the 20's time frame. IC would be almost dead on and Full wouldn't be quite Full with the wadding they used back then. a good smith with the proper inside gauge should be able to ream the choke to IC in about 20 minutes....
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 AM
    ..............Well heck. Sometimes it is only dumb luck or a couple of your pals are in the right place at the right time :-) My neighbor Ralf, likes to shoot (like me) and he reloads (like me) but he doesn't cast (unlike me :-)) He is a job...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Today, 03:05 AM
    I'm shocked Remington has a warranty?
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:19 PM
    Buckshot replied to a thread Plain Base .58's? in Muzzleloading.
    Good Cheer, the above photo was taken to show a rather obvious lube preference my 2 Band has, but that Challenger slug is about the longest I have to measure. It is 1.145" long. The NEI 500gr Target slug (solid base) is 1.010" long. The Lyman 575611...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Soft lead? in Lead and Lead Alloys
    fluxing and reducing are necessary evils only if you want clean lead. I guess if you want a bunch of junk in your castings or a clogged spout you don't need to clean anything. one thing about pure or near pure lead is it oxidizes like crazy and...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:20 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread tennis elbow in Casting Equipment
    leave the mold turned over. the bullets come out that direction too. then you can use both hands to turn the mold back over. if that's you and your dumping them in a bowl try using a box or a towel then you can rest the mold on the bench some...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:06 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Unknown bullets in Cast Boolits
    well the best you can hope for is they didn't screw up the powder type or read the powder amount wrong. I made a batch of 25-06 and transposed the last 2 numbers and ended up re-thinking things when it nagged at me. I got in a nice afternoon of...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:57 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Lyman 268 645? in Cast Boolits
    268 sounds about right for a x55. they don't come with square tight throats.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:56 PM
    run it anyway. it's a TL mold a roll or scrunch ain't gonna shoot no worse and no better.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:49 PM
    the most penetration through bone I have ever got was by using a .0030 thick copper wrap on a cast bullet and slowing it waay down to 2350 fps. that only made it 8"s through the shoulder and spine and through the other shoulder.
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    Yesterday, 08:37 PM
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:39 PM
    I want to commend the OP on his communication skills. he answered each suggestion with a reply about what he had previously tried and about his process making it easier to look at things from top to bottom. not being my usual sarcastic self...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:30 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread tennis elbow in Casting Equipment
    that would surely fix it... it's a repetitive motion that's causing the problem. go stand at your pot and see what motions your making one of them is causing the stress. simply raising/lowering the pot. building a box to rest the mold on....
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:22 PM
    I would look at the sprue plates themselves. many times they need a slight re-cut at the top and/or a burr taken off the bottom. if there is anything like a parallel leading down into the fill hole the sprues will lock up pretty easily. but...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:14 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Antimony alloy? in Cast Boolits
    the grain refiner will help you get more BHN air cooled or water dropped. you can replace the arsenic with some sulpher. your looking at .1-.2 type numbers but they do kick in about 2 BHN when combined with the antimony. remember BHN isn't the...
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    Yesterday, 03:10 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Unknown bullets in Cast Boolits
    you know what is the prudent thing to do.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:05 PM
    the lithium grease will let you down in high temps. stick to something more like 3 parts wax to 1 part lithium grease. you can add carnuba to the mix but 3% is all you need. if you want it to be a little softer add some Vaseline 1 tsp to 2 ozs of...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:54 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Dog bite in Hunting with CB's
    in the 1850 zone. the above recipe of round about ww alloy, 165grs of weight with a flat nose, and 18-2000 fps is a stone killer on deer out to @ 125yds. your not gonna get any better dead from a copper wrapper at another 7-800 fps.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:48 PM
    you know when you hit them with a 35 cal boolit.
    6 replies | 171 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:46 PM
    Dad's son could make his 0-6 into a 308.
    7 replies | 240 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