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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:41 AM
    Concur with Lars on his 2500+. It's all I use now on my cast rifle bullets pushed from 1400 to 3000+ fps. Gotta love Tim's work....... Just under moa accuracy with 11 shots at 600 yards........2900 fps with 30 XCB, 2500+ lube, Broughton 16"...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Today, 08:02 AM
    no doubt some need them and a good many could get by just fine without them. I lived on them for 5 years. I pretty much wasted 5 years of my life. I had pain. theres no doubt about it. But those pills took as much quality of life away from me as the...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:53 AM
    That is essentially correct. Reading "The Metallurgy of Molten Lead Alloys" by Dennis Marshall in Lyman CBH #3 and/or "The Metallurgy of Cast Bullets", Chapter 18 in Lyman's CBH #4 can give a better understanding.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:28 AM
    Concur with Outpost75; "many of the so-called stability calculators do not agree with empirical experiments" as there are other factors that enter into "the when" a bullet is stabilized. The 311466 can be stabilized in the 17" twist but, as...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:02 AM
    I find it not always a pleasure to do business with Al but also simply to talk with him. A gentleman and good guy of the first order.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:11 AM
    sorry frenchys and Californians drink wine. us rednecks drink bud.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    12-10-2018, 08:02 AM
    ive had a couple of them in the past. They were good shooters and good guns.
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    12-10-2018, 07:59 AM
    you got oxidized lead, tin and antimony. Same thing that's. one or more of them may oxidize a bit more but if you tested it it would contain all of them
    9 replies | 514 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    12-10-2018, 07:37 AM
    I quit doing it. WHY? because it seems like I gave most of it away. Everyone wanted ready to eat venison but most of them don't want to be bothered cooking it themselves. Anymore everything that isn't roast or steaks is ground into burger. I grind...
    11 replies | 238 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    12-10-2018, 07:33 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Meat grinders in Cookin' Recipe's
    lem and Weston are probably the most popular home meat grinders. You will NEVER MAKE A MISTAKE GOING BIGGER. I had a #8 when I first started its ok if you kill one or maybe two deer a year. today ive got a Weston 32 and its an animal. I think it...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    12-10-2018, 07:22 AM
    baseball apple pie and bud!
    44 replies | 1147 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    12-09-2018, 03:14 PM
    I haven't any idea why everyone has a problem with cast in 9mm. I've been casting for it with several different molds and loading 9mm's since '69. I've shot my loads (thousands of them) out of many different 9mm handguns, subguns and a couple...
    55 replies | 1115 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 11:03 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread ruger percision in Factory Rifles
    I cant argue with a thing you said. Seems everyone that shoots an 8 pointer up here claims its 200 plus lbs. Most of them are very lucky to go 160 dressed a HUGE buck maybe 200 dressed and like you I live up north where there suppose to grow big. Im...
    44 replies | 1257 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 10:57 AM
    My old Colt Series 70 with FF III on it. I might mill the top of the slide eventually for the FF III. That will lower the sight about 3/8".
    24 replies | 841 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 10:37 AM
    I was a lineman up north most of my life and my office was zero many days. What we found that worked best was a pair of the old (we call them golashes) zip up rubber boots but lacross (at least they used to ) makes them with a fur lining. Biggest...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 10:32 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Barn Tin? in Cast Boolits
    please don't smelt my pole barn. I already did it once myself!
    14 replies | 582 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 10:31 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Lighting in a shop in Our Town
    I had some of the first batch (I didn't buy they were given away free at my wifes workplace) fail in a few months. I replaced them with ones I bought and all of them are going on two years now.
    47 replies | 1257 view(s)
  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 10:27 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Lighting in a shop in Our Town
    did my pole barn with 4 foot ballasted flouresents and bought a case of extra bulbs so im stuck with them for a while yet but if I was doing it again leds would be a no brainer.
    47 replies | 1257 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 09:48 AM
    James A bit better idea of what "real world" means? Target or hunting? Expected velocity range? GC or PB'd bullets?
    1 replies | 153 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 09:42 AM
    I never found 5744 to be a good cast bullet powder in many cartridges with medium weight bullets w/o the use of a Dacron filler. BW/o the filler by the time you find a load where the 5744 is burning efficiently you are driving the bullet too fast...
    69 replies | 33824 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 09:22 AM
    I use BAC on my pistol bullets these days because it is better suited for the extremely hot weather conditions I load in. Before moving down here I used an NRA 50/50 lube for all my cast bullets. However, if you got the 4500 new there should have...
    17 replies | 427 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 09:12 AM
    I size my 35 cal rifle bullets at .360. You have a lot of unsupported nose and 50% or less bearing surface on the #352 bullet as compared to the Lyman/Ideal 358009s long bore riding nose. That #352 bullet may just not shoot well above 1600 - 1700...
    11 replies | 598 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 04:41 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread BREN Gun in Military Rifles
    Well done!
    25 replies | 850 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
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