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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 09:50 AM
    I've pushed the 358156 cast of WQ'd COWW + 2% tin (158 gr) to 1600 - 1800 fps out of 20" 357 carbines (M92s) and maintained good accuracy with maximum loads of 2400 & H110 for a pistol. Out of a 6"revolver they run 1400+ fps. For hunting I prefer...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 09:36 AM
    Not the Lee bullet but I have used the Lyman 313249 (85 gr RN) on grouse. I had them loaded to 850 fps over 3 gr Bullseye out of my '06. Used body shots and they killed the grouse quickly with through and through and minimal meat damage. Could...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:33 AM
    not with the 762x39. the bushmaster I had wouldn't even do jacketed reliably. But in the 300 bo I found a bullet that runs real well. Its the 130 rcbs pointed gas check. The lee 125 didn't run a 100 percent in my bo. So far the only two bullets that...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:30 AM
    do you sell your knives? Got a web sight? That knife right there is a beauty!
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 07:28 AM
    I agree. if anything most of the time all it takes is a bit more heat to cast with zinc contamination if its not to bad. Heck ive casted perfect looking bullets our of pure zinc. When I smelt wws I don't walk away from the kettle. I skim off the...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:16 AM
    not a big ruger black pistol fan. I do think my two lcps were a great bang for the buck. I needed a 9 for my wife a while back when she got her ccw permit. I was going to give her my 43 but she just couldn't handle the trigger pull. Took her to the...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:11 AM
    Ive got two 15s and a 64 I bought as police trade ins about 10 years ago for a 150 bucks a piece. All three were in excellent shape. As a matter of fact I bought 3 more 15s that ive given away to family members. Big mistake I made was not taking a...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:52 AM
    my first lnl has never needed timing adjusted. the second one I bought needs it about every time I use it. Case feeder on both are in need of constant tweeking. Cases stuck in the case feeder stalling it or pushing them under the plate are about...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 10:53 AM
    "The next shot sounded slightly, very slightly, different. But nothing for me to suspect a squib load, it had a report almost as loud as a normal shot." If the OP's loads were correct it sounds to me like the 2nd shot was a "squib load" and the...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 10:30 AM
    The original 7.65 Argentine was loaded with a 211 gr RNFMJ at a nominal velocity of 2130 fps out of the long rifles. That was changed to a 185 gr FMJ BT at a nominal velocity of 2467 fps out of the longer barrels. I believe the rear sight...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 09:28 AM
    Because its pretty tough to keep the primers in the tube that fits in the body while your putting it in. Its not suppose to come out and be loaded. Your suppose to load filler tubes and dump them in as you go.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 09:24 AM
    ive got two of them. Struggle with them about every time I use them. One is most casefeeder problems then other is case feeder and it constantly needs the timing adjusted. Primer screw up? my 550 I can pull the whole unit off without loosing a...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 09:04 AM
    ya that wont work. to old school I guess. Cant see dawning safey glasses, gloves, a respirator and a hazmat suit to cast bullets. It might be smart but I never claimed to be.
    28 replies | 894 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 08:59 AM
    good point. Typical guy shoots one deer a year. So you aged this years deer and it was tender and last year you cut it up an hour after shooting it and it was tough. Two totally different animals. Ive eaten 8 pointers you could cut with a fork and...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 08:30 AM
    I have an love for the 280 and even the 2506 myself. But I don't fool myself into thinking there anything more then my 06s. but then a man has to have a little variety in life.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 08:25 AM
    you got that right!!!
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    03-18-2019, 08:22 AM
    ebay sells stencils that you can use to mark the mag wells. They also sell less a gaudy way. The mag release bar on the opposite side from the button engraved and filled in with white the caliber of the gun. I bought those for my 300 bo I think they...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 11:21 AM
    You might use the data in Lyman CBH #4 for the 265 gr cast as a guide.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 11:12 AM
    Back in the late '60s and '70s I had probably a dozen of them (both Colt and S&Ws) go through my hands. Also a couple M25s. I still have one S&W M1917 that had been altered with a M1911 rear sight dovetailed into the top strap and a higher blade...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 10:44 AM
    Major problem I had with a couple 30 cal Lee GBs that were supposed to be duplicates of Lyman designs is the designer apparently spec'd them for he WW + Pb at 50/50 apparently based on the WWs he had stored behind his shed which he said we couldn't...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 09:40 AM
    what are you trying to gain? I personaly don't have a use for a revolver with over a 6 inch barrel and surely don't want to drag around one with longer then 8. You get to the point you might as well carry a rifle. That said everyones wants and...
    28 replies | 1072 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 09:24 AM
    Ill say this. The lcp 2 is in a different world then the original lcp. I owned two of the old ones. Got the first new one and sold the two old ones and bought two more 2's the next day. It doesn't have a match 1911 trigger but not a single gun...
    41 replies | 1255 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 09:07 AM
    bolt may only go back a couple inches but the buffer has a pad on it for a reason. If you tried it youd surely need to start with a rifle buffer tube because bending one with the block for a retractable stock would be about impossible to do...
    7 replies | 191 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 09:02 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Guess this gun in Military Rifles
    300 H&H might do it if you loaded it with a full case of bullseye and used a string to pull the trigger.
    29 replies | 960 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 08:57 AM
    I still have a lansky at camp where you have to start a generator to have electricity but bought a worksharp about a year ago for home and would never go back to a lansky here. You can sharpen a knife 10 times faster and every bit as good or better...
    20 replies | 563 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 08:49 AM
    I guess I have to ask why? that and heating your trigger up to 400 degrees could very likely make the engagement surfaces soft at any temp hot enough for pc. If you just want take down or trigger pins ive got some you can have. I replace about all...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    03-17-2019, 08:40 AM
    I think some of the first duds were our own faults. I don't think back then people understood that just a tiny difference in one dimension of a bullet could turn it from gold to coal. Lots of those first group buys were attempts to make multiple...
    22 replies | 750 view(s)
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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