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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:33 PM
    Should fine, good luck hunting.
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    Yesterday, 06:08 PM are hung up on them. They are irrelevant to the final product. Stoner, after his 1st '06 proto-type, built the next ones on 7.62x51. That is the AR 10 in various models that was built in the Netherlands. They...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:26 PM
    "Hornady 200 gr factory ammo rates at 2910 for was run 3040,3039,3081 fps. Primers flattened." A 35 Whelen?
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:53 PM
    "I feel then you should contact the military and the President and insist our military goes back to the M14 in 7.62 NATO. Apparent to you that it's the best ever military rifle and caliber ever conceived." No need to get defensive. This is...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:46 PM
    The shell holders we now use essentially do the same. Same on the Dillon SDB but not so on the 550B. Same on the Forster/Bonanza COAX.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:36 PM
    "Larry I'll bet if your M14 and M60 were chambered in 7x51 NATO you'd be pushing the 7mm." You'd lose that bet. Also I'm not "pushing" anything. I'm just stating facts based on what is used, has been used and stating what works best based...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:41 AM
    That is very true....notice what I had in my avatar picture? That was taken Thanksgiving day '65.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:36 AM
    Some thoughts; Not sure exactly what "49/49/2 pure/coww/tin" alloy is but all evidence (your groups at the recorded velocities) demonstrates it is too soft for the velocities, especially with SR4759 powder. The RPM Threshold with that...
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    Yesterday, 10:12 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Solar Electricity in Our Town
    what is your kilowatt per hour charge there. Ours is one of the highest ive seen and I'm all electric except of heat and like I said the furnace still needs electricity and I just looked and mine is 201 per month (that's 12 months on budget plan)...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:06 AM
    that's what I was told. Lower the note the more lead in the mix.
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    Yesterday, 08:03 AM
    I mix two lbs of ground pork 2 lbs of ground lean venison and two packs of lipton onion soup mix. Add some crushed garlic and a couple chopped up onions a couple eggs and a lb of cooked bacon. split it in half to make to loafs. I spread each out on...
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    Yesterday, 07:56 AM
    great deal there on both 2x7s and 3x9s. Wish they had the same deal going on a 1x4. I could use one right now. Ive got a couple vx1 2x7s and for that money that's the buy of the century on a decent scope.
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    Yesterday, 07:48 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Solar Electricity in Our Town
    my electric bill with just myself and wife is 210 a month. That said I'm a bit prejudice because I worked in the electrical utility field as a lineman most of my life. Yes that's a lot of money but many pay near that for there cable tv, phone, heat...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-22-2017, 10:09 PM
    If your bullets fit the cylinder throats (tight push through fit) and the cylinder throats are as larger or larger than the groove diameter of the barrel them "obturation" is a non issue because your bullets will be swaged down. "making it too...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-22-2017, 03:34 PM
    Soft steel jackets with a proper copper coating are no harder on barrels than their pure copper jacketed counterparts. I've shot a bajillion of them in '06, 7.62x51, 7.62x39, and other milsurp cartridges over the years w/o any additional harm. Our...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-22-2017, 03:26 PM
    I suggest the Lee TL430-240-SWC. It has a short SWC nose and with the small TL grooves you can load it to a perfect length for your M92 and crimp in whatever TL groove lines up. Cast of COWWs + 2% tin mine drop at .431 and of #2 alloy at .432. ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-22-2017, 12:25 PM
    Sure, shot lots of RD. But BE ain't broke so I don't fix it......unless, of course, you have some RD for a very good price.......:-D
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    10-22-2017, 12:16 PM
    How did they know the wounds were from 5.56 only? I saw 1st hand lots of bodies of VC, PAVN and, unfortunately, Americans. Of the enemy there were a few instances that we knew had been shot by 5.56, 7.62x39, 30 Carbine, 30-06, 7.62 NATO or...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-22-2017, 11:45 AM
    I shoot many thousands of squib loads in various calibers but mostly in .30s. Many of these are rimless cartridges; 30-06, .308, .308 CBC, 7.65, 7.62x39 etc. The squib loads I shoot most often is a Lee 314-90-SWC-TL over 2.7 to 3.2 gr of Bullseye...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-21-2017, 01:27 PM
    "Larry you spent enough time jumping around what is the magic number of rounds to have" One more than the other guys got......... Seriously, it really depends on the mission. If your mission is to make contact and engage the enemy then as...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-21-2017, 12:47 PM
    I've shot several deer (black tail & mulies) with 240 - 255 gr "Keith" style SWCs at velocities of 950 - 1100 fps.....heavy 44 SPL loads. They killed the deer alright but don't expect a "bang-flop" or DRT with one shot to the vitals. Be prepared...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-21-2017, 12:17 PM
    Haven't tried my Lyman 215 GC bullet in my Vaquero....yet! I've been using mostly the Lee TL410-210-SWC and the Lyman 429360. Mine really likes the 429360 over 8.5 gr Unique.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-21-2017, 12:12 PM
    I suppose both Sharpe and Hatcher are basically correct. The problem here is the OP's 45 ACP ammunition is Remington, not Winchester nor Frankford Arsenal. It is possible Remington was still using primers with mercury in them in1918(?).
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-21-2017, 11:16 AM
    Note the Army has adopted the HK G28E, a really beefed up AR10 variant. Except the M110A1, as it's called, has an aluminum receiver instead of the steel receiver which the German G28E has. 7.62 NATO of course but with the short barrel range is...
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    10-21-2017, 08:15 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread 6.5 BlowMore in Factory Rifles
    same can be said of about any cartridge. All have advantages and disadvantages. Take the 270 for instance. Its a big seller and why? Because some gun writers convinced the world that it was a game changer when in truth they were just trying to sell...
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    10-21-2017, 07:57 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Solar Electricity in Our Town
    My buddy lived far enough away from the nearest power and in a very rocky area where plowing cable would be expensive. he decided to go with a combo or wind and solar. I forget now what it all cost but at the time I figured it would take 20 years to...
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    10-21-2017, 07:41 AM
    Lloyd Smale replied to a thread Truck gun in Our Town
    were suppose to get a permit to take the meat too but they don't enforce it unless you are pinched for violating and try to claim it was road kill. Dnr would rather see the meat used and they and the local police would much rather I clean a deer of...
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  • Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    10-21-2017, 07:35 AM
    mixing it with 70lbs wont get you 18bhn without water dropping but it will about put you in ww territory. Even at ww hardness if your gun is built right that alloy should shoot fine. 50lb mix might be closer.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-20-2017, 07:56 PM
    "there has been no mercury in U.S. military small arms primers manufactured since 1898." I'll refer you to Philip Sharpe's "Complete Guide to Handloading", dtd 1937. He was little closer to the correct information than you or I. Also in...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-20-2017, 07:51 PM
    You are to be commended helping your dad like this. That SWC at 1200 fps will do on deer (even the bigger Wisconsin deer) out to 50 yards but, of course, it must be placed accurately. Be ready to follow up as a DRT probably won't happen so have...
    26 replies | 736 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
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