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  • Pressman's Avatar
    Today, 08:45 AM
    The only real issue I have encountered is the need to guide the case in to the die when seating bullets. The rear tilt allows it to tip back just enough to catch on the edge of the die. It's not a big deal and a nice rhythm is easy to learn.
    3 replies | 25 view(s)
  • Pressman's Avatar
    Today, 08:39 AM
    Thanks for that information Earl, I may really need it for the next vintage rifle project waiting for warm weather to test fire before doing additional stock work. For this stock I used Permalyn and rubbed on 8/9 coats. Finished with Brownell's...
    16 replies | 1268 view(s)
  • gzig5's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 AM
    gzig5 replied to a thread 9mm and Magnum primers in Cast Boolits
    Thanks for all the replies. Spent a little time tonight getting the dies adjusted and did five each of four increments of Bullseye with each bullet. Stayed well below the max loads in the Lyman books. I think the 135 started at 3.0gr and the 105...
    10 replies | 270 view(s)
  • gzig5's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:44 PM
    Has anyone made a taper crimp die? I can't seem to find anything that graphically shows the profile of the crimp taper in the die. Is there taper on the body portion or just a short section with a linear taper from one diameter to another? ...
    0 replies | 23 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:00 PM
    Hard to get that much misinformation in that little of space. The original case design limited its usage in other firearms. It has NOTHING to do with the military designation. That is 100% BS. The military adoption ensures widespread civilian...
    23 replies | 396 view(s)
  • MOA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:47 PM
    Well here's the update. Spoke with Jes. Not able to have this roller rebore to 40-65 Winchester. The problem is the shoulder of the current caliber. The reamer for the 40-65 will not clean up the shoulder in the chamber. No mention about the wall...
    12 replies | 478 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:13 PM
    I don't see the point, but if you are already into .41 Long Colt and really want to do it all it takes is money. Once John Taylor gets his new shop built in Idaho, he would be my choice to do this kind of thing. It really isn't any more crazy...
    5 replies | 125 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:26 PM
    I have a Kirst conversion in .45 ACP on my Ruger Old Army. It did require gunsmith fitting. I used that opportunity to optimize the fit-up on the gun and had my several black powder cylinders faced to match the dimensions of the Kirst conversion,...
    14 replies | 875 view(s)
  • jrmartin1964's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:19 PM
    A blast from the past, Hercules Sharpshooter. The stuff the old Winchester .38-40 and .44-40 High Velocity loads were made of. Jim
    39 replies | 8479 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:13 PM
    Many years ago I had access to several .223 and 5.56mm barrels fitted to a Hart 1A action with McMillan stock and 36X Leupold which were used for ammunition testing at the Marine Corps Development Center. Barrels were made by B.J. Obermeyer and...
    7 replies | 134 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
    Early cartridges were very expensive and black market 50/70 and 45/70 was a big problem. The firearm manufactured chambered civilian firearms in these cartridges as soon as they got samples. In the case of the 45 Colt it's original design was...
    23 replies | 396 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:41 PM
    Actually after googling this Phenomenon I found out that most hogs that have grown past a few years old have found coats made of AR500 on Ebay and are wearing them for defensive purposes. No really,,, can you cut thru that hide with a Box Cutter...
    128 replies | 3678 view(s)
  • robertbank's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:26 PM
    Only if you employment has you situated in Bear country and your company applies for a permit for you OR you get a Free Miners License available to BC residents. You then can pass a very easy shooting test and apply. The permit I believe costs...
    22 replies | 817 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:43 PM
    I would like to take full credit for this discovery but it is actually the work of a fellow shooter off of Accuate Forum from 2009 I believe, he had already experienced the Hornady "problem" think it was actually Sierra bullets he had the spring...
    44 replies | 1216 view(s)
  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:36 PM
    +1 on JGS. I would avoid a tight neck .223 unless you are using commercial brass all of one lot, or you measure every case neck for thickness and sort to maintain not less than 0.0015" radial release clearance in a bolt gun.Safest is to avoid...
    7 replies | 134 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:24 PM
    I do have some .277 Hot Core bullets in 100, 150 and 170 gr, and some Hornady in 130 gr. Sizers in .271 and .266.
    44 replies | 1216 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:08 PM
    I guess I need a couple HORNADY .338 bullets to draw down, then I would know for sure if they spring back, the Speer Hot Core bullets DO NOT by my findings with a verneer mic.
    44 replies | 1216 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:59 PM
    Here is what I find with a mic, Air cooled COWW cast, checked and sized to .335" approx 5-6 years ago measure grew .0005". When I sized them today in a .329" Lee push through sizer they came out a couple ten thousands LARGER than a .338 Speer Hot...
    44 replies | 1216 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:40 PM
    Tatu: Exactly what was the make up of your round ball load? IE: Powder Charge, Wad, Primer, Crimp? Maybe a picture of the "dent" in the side of the pig? Randy
    128 replies | 3678 view(s)
  • W.R.Buchanan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:32 PM
    I just knew we'd get some good comments on this one. I knew a little about these rounds, but knew enough that I called BS on the article. The idea of shooting at a Bear at 100 yards and expecting some dramatic result is nonsense, and after...
    21 replies | 426 view(s)
  • MOC031's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:31 PM
    MOC031 replied to a thread Ballistic coefficient in Cast Boolits
    Perhaps, more accurately, not looking at the whole picture? Exhibit one is Brian Litz(?) work has shown how inaccurate published BCs can be. Exhibit two is BC's are usually published using the G1 model rather than a more accurate model like G7...
    10 replies | 229 view(s)
  • marlinman93's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:08 PM
    Just over 1/8" thick barrel. Not my idea of a good thing personally. That's not much more than my shotgun barrel is.
    12 replies | 478 view(s)
  • marlinman93's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:02 PM
    On the few rifles I have with scopes, I always prefer the highest power magnification when sighting in.
    10 replies | 188 view(s)
  • Springfield's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:59 PM
    The 4 cavity HP mold is available on the MP site, if that helps.
    3 replies | 147 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:49 PM
    I think maybe the Hornady bullets are more prone to this than Speer Hot Core bullets. I do have 20 loaded with drawn down Speer 200 GR Hot Core and it seems like I also have a box of 50 of the same ready to go from couple years ago. When I get time...
    44 replies | 1216 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