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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:44 PM
    I've not really used a lot of 4064 for many years in my M1A/M14s and none with cast bullets. Even back then I preferred 4895 for use with match bullets and cast bullets. However, that's not to say 4064 won't work with your cast bullet in your M1A....
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:10 PM
    Ruger would replace the trigger parts with NM parts (transfer bar) and would repair the over rotation if that did not fix the problem.
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    Yesterday, 04:06 PM
    I don't want to shoot any high velocity loads may not be compatible with shooting longer, heavier cast bullets in a 1:38 twist. To stabilize those bullets may have to be driven fast. A 240 - 250 gr SWC at 1050 - 1100 fps over 8 gr Unique will...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:00 PM
    Concur. Titegroup is a fast burning, easily ignitable powder that does well with reduced loads. The "safety margin" involved is the danger of a bullet not exiting the barrel. Just make sure to use enough for all bullets to positively exit the...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:32 AM
    BCB Not sure if GL allows/computes use of MRAD adjustments(?). However, I much prefer the finer .25 per click adjustment of most MOA scopes vs the .36 per click of most MRAD scopes. With a precision rifle of sub moa accuracy the courser...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:14 AM
    Given the larger the case volume along with the smaller the expansion ratio of the 45-70 case the less any appreciable increase in psi will be found between standard length cases and the Hornady FTX length cases. As several have mentioned they've...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:12 AM
    I ran into a problem back about 20 years ago when I first started loading 9s. I did it on a progressive press and got dismal accuracy at best. Got looking at my ammo and found slight bulges on one side of the brass on many of them. Come to realize I...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 09:02 PM
    It is my experience that the Lyman listed weights with the specified alloy is "as cast"....without GC or lube. My 375449 mould gives weights with #2 alloy at 265 gr.....one gr over what Lyman says with their #2 alloy......close enough for...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 06:24 AM
    Still remember one idiot from Sweden that came here to pick up a Linebaugh (which he couldn't begin to handle). He stayed a few days here and I took him shooting one day. I had a bunch of guns and different ammo and thought by his posts he had some...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 06:18 AM
    you may be seeing powder bridge over in the measure. Ive seen the same using aa9 in a small rotor. For grins try your large rotor.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 06:13 AM
    make mine big and round if reliable expansion is your goal. Ive don't a lot of penetration testing and what I found with penta tips is two will expand well and one will do just the opposite and collapse inward and close the nose off. In all reality...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 06:05 AM
    ruger americans in 6.5 creedmore because we all know you don't even have to aim with that combo. Slap on a bushnell zombie scope and your good to go. Fact is probably the most proficient sniper the military has seen was Chris Kyle and he used a 700...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 05:54 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Amputation in Our Town
    I guess at my age even if it lasted only 10 years it was well worth it. Once fused your done with it. Nothing else can be done. With a replacement you allways have the option in the future to replace it and if it gets to the point you need it fused...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 05:44 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Copperheads in Our Town
    that's the one I was thinking about.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-15-2018, 05:42 AM
    yup it surely does that. No argument that its a better round out past 500 yards for a paper puncher. But bottom line for a hunting gun a 260 is a better choice. If I shot 1000 yard comp id probably buy one myself and stock pile some brass. But...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 04:50 PM
    You're welcome....
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 11:37 AM
    +1, agree 100+% with Hamish........
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 07:27 AM
    even my vortex, sig sauer and yes even my aimpoint don't have a perfect dot. Its mostly a matter of some peoples eye sight then it is the specific red dot your using. If you want to buy a cheap red dot the trs25 is hands down the best thing under a...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 07:05 AM
    nothing wrong with buying one if you like it. Just gets a bit old when some internet expert wants to think hes somehow smarter then the rest for buying it. Heck if I had to justify what I buy id have a 22lr an 06 and a 12guage in the house and would...
    71 replies | 3399 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 10:14 PM
    I squirreled away, some time back, some Winchester 190 Silver Tips (intended for the 303 Savage). They are .308 diameter. I plan on using them in my 24" M94 30-30 over LeveRevolution powder.....just haven't got around to developing the load...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 09:21 AM
    Checked a uberti twist rate chart that states the 45 colt at .442-.450 with a 1 in 16 twist for there rifles. Suggest you actually measure the twist. Many early rifles had slower twists. Could be with the low end velocities and heavier bullets...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 09:02 AM
    Pressures are measured with special equipment and test guns. It is expensive. Even with factory measured pressures there is no guarantee that, even if using the exact same components, you will get the same psi in your gun. It may be lower...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 08:34 AM
    ElCheapo; "I'm itching to get my CZ Hornet and Marlin 30 30 back into action! I want to come up with some reduced power loads for small game with both guns, and I love the killing efficiency of flat pointed bullets. Can anybody recommend me some...
    7 replies | 379 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 08:08 AM
    I bought a 7.7 in a bar back in the 70s for 10 bucks. It was about like new and the ugliest gun id ever seen. there was a poor old ex logger that lived out by our camp in a one room cabin and killed everything with a 12 guage single shot and #6...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 07:53 AM
    ya I even bought into that one. Had a 300 win and a 300 H&H and a 300wby at the time. All the press said that this round made them all obsolete. I went out and bought a browning a bolt in it and found it gave less velocity and didn't shot a darned...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 07:23 AM
    I wont. Maybe when a real new idea comes out ill think about it but a few gun writers and internet experts wont convince me that the creedmore is the reinvention of the wheel. I don't go buy a new truck every time the info center or stereo gets more...
    71 replies | 3399 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 07:18 AM
    yup theres good reason why star bushings are so hard that its even tough to open them up or drill into them.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 07:15 AM
    scoop it off and throw it away. if it wont mix when smelting its just going to give you problems when you cast.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 07:14 AM
    I was given a bunch of antimony that was crushed. It was a royal pain to try to mix it in. If your going to add antimony buy anatomy that's already been mixed with lead at the foundry. smart thing is if your buying just buy the superhard which is...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-13-2018, 07:05 AM
    They built a new hospital and when they tore down the old one (my wife works there) I was offered the lead from the xray room. I had a BUNCH of it. So much that I quit taking it. It was in sheets like you have, some had drywall glued to it and some...
    35 replies | 1392 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