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  • soonerfan66's Avatar
    10-14-2019, 05:59 PM
    Thanks a lot guys you answered my question , this is a great forum .
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    10-14-2019, 03:25 PM
    I don't plan on going over a few thou once barrel has been slugged but the main question was after is the part about if it seats and chambers go with it and if anyone has gone that route and what was results and how much over was it . I am a very...
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    10-14-2019, 02:25 PM
    I have another post titled Trapdoor carbine bullet about finding the right diameter bullet mold for it and I have a mold from Accurate ordered . This question is about when is it just to big for safety , over pressure or leading issues . Went down...
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    10-13-2019, 08:54 PM
    Tried to tape one side of mold but it was to much off . Having to retape the mold every so often would be ok for once in great while but gets old pretty quick if doing many bullets , so I "bit the bullet"! Sorry couldn't help myself and ordered a...
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    10-12-2019, 04:50 PM
    Making a little progress . Harbor Freight was out of powder coat and didn't have time to go anywhere else . So decided to try that beagling method . The bullets dropped at .463+ and lubed them with 50% bees wax from my own bee hives and 50% unsalted...
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    10-10-2019, 10:57 PM
    I think that probably will try the powder coating method just to see , it's a pretty cheep experiment to do . I have already emailed Accurate Molds and asked them a few questions today and hopefully will placing a order after all this . They are...
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    10-10-2019, 06:32 PM
    Whats your thoughts on hollow bottom or flat bottom ? You may of said something on this subject but all the info I have read lately my head is starting to spin .
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    10-10-2019, 06:28 PM
    Read your older post Larry sounds like you really did your homework , I need to take some time and go back and reread it and write down some notes . The mold I have is the Lee .459/405gr hollow bottom , didn't size them , usually stay with black...
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    10-10-2019, 12:22 PM
    I have tried to track down someone who sells 405gr - .462-464 bullets but had no luck . Not sure about lapping the mold I got cause my first Trapdoor shoots it good and not sure if it would shoot the same afterwords then would need to replace it ....
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    10-10-2019, 11:48 AM
    I casted a few bullets with some tin mixed in and it did increase the diameter a bit but still not sure what I needed so the next thing will try is the powder coating method which can't do for a few days . If that don't get me there will get a...
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    10-09-2019, 09:24 PM
    M-tecs big thanks on the correction I don't know what I was looking at on their website but will be rechecking for sure .
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    10-09-2019, 09:22 PM
    Sorry shortlegs missed your post . Were you having the same issues with your trapdoor ? I started out with 55gr and Lees 405gr and have tried going up and down with powder charge , compression . What was yours slugged out to ?
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    10-09-2019, 09:16 PM
    I checked Accurate out and they did have a mold for $200 but are out , they make a great mold , most of the molds I have are Lees which are quite a bit cheaper . You get what you pay for but hope can find something cheaper . May have to go that...
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    10-09-2019, 12:37 PM
    I have what my wife says is a "gun porn" addiction and well I did it again and found another Trapdoor carbine . The other one I have shoots the .459/405 Lee bullet ok . But when slugging the bore on the new one it shows .462-.463 best that I can...
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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