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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 04:07 PM
    Many years back when all I had was a .308W with a 10" twist I killed a lot of rock chucks (groundhogs western cousin) with a Lyman 311041 HP cast of COWWs + 50% lead (with todays COWWs add 2% tin then mix with the lead) loaded over 26.5 gr H4895 in...
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    Today, 02:52 PM
    You gain another 200 - 300 fps up to 2500+ fps capability. This is because you are controlling the RPM which is very important when shooting cast at HV. Especially if the bullet has a long bore riding nose with minimal bearing surface. Getting up...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:48 AM
    I think you'll find most H4895 to be a tudge faster burning than IMR4895 which is why it is listed as faster burning on most burn rate charts. H4895 is made in Australia and IMR4895 is still made in Canada. Larry Gibson
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:46 AM
    The 12" twist with those long bore riding nosed cast bullets will limit accuracy to 2200 fps, maybe 2300 fps. If you get the rebore I'd suggest you have JES give it a 14" twist with a .348 bore giving .005 deep grooves for a .358 groove diameter. ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:35 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Scorpions in Our Town
    As already mentioned in a couple posts it's the food that is the draw.....eliminate the food and the scorpions don't come. I live on a small ridge up the mountainside here in Lake Havasu City. There wasn't any citrus groves up here. When we first...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:20 AM
    I don't know the "correct" port pressure for the M1 Garand but having measured the time/pressure curve of numerous lots of M2 Ball, one lot of M1 Ball and a couple lots of M72 Match the pressure at 22" runs from 9,500 to 14,500 psi(43). That is...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:14 PM
    IMR4895 will work best in the 30-06 with heavy medium to heavy cast bullets (175 - 220 gr). Start at 26 or 27 gr and work up to 34 gr or accuracy goes south (usually above 1950 fps +/-). It will work even better with a Dacron filler. Larry...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:29 PM
    Might try this, simple and easy to make. Can also get tires that fit inside drum and cut plywood to fit. Larry Gibson
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:34 PM
    You're not getting the alloy into the cavities quick enough. Many do not realize how quickly alloy solidifies once it's out of the pot and into cavities. I suggest running the alloy at 715 - 725 degrees. Adjust the spout control to allow a faster...
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    Yesterday, 04:22 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Javelina lube in Boolit Lube !
    triggerhappy243 Javelina is my all time favorite lube. It is excellent as is. If you don't want to mess with it I'll buy it from you or trade for other lube? Larry Gibson
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-28-2017, 07:17 PM
    Yeah, that buck took one look at me with that old SR Mauser and died laughing......, ;) Larry Gibson
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 10:30 AM
    I have 2 of the "Monkey Wards" models plus a very nice M91 rifle and a M1909 rifle. They are excellent shooters. The middle rifle in photo is a M91 I converted to 35 Rem. The wire wrapped around the top M91 is attached to a strain gauge on the...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 10:25 AM
    Given the NOE 314299 or the Lyman 314299 cast of a good alloy with GCs and a good lube getting 2100 fps out of a longer barreled MN without leading will be easy. Getting 2100 fps with the best accuracy will be hard. It can be done though with...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 10:19 AM
    Depending on powder and cast bullet used 320 fps, while seemingly a large amount, could simply be the difference between the 20" and 26" barrels. Also the load 's time/pressure curve will have a greater influence in the longer barrel. There is/was...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 10:07 AM
    The larger the diameter of the bullet the more mass it has from the center of it's axis of rotation. Thus it has greater rotational velocity at a given rate of spin (RPM) than does a smaller diameter bullet at the same rate of spin (RPM). Only a...
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    03-26-2017, 10:34 PM
    Andy My bad, that came out wrong. Was just trying to give you the 16" twist barrel info I use. I must not have drank enough coffee.......my apologies. Larry Gibson
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 11:04 AM
    Yes the 16" twist in a .30 caliber does work extremely well stabilizing bullets under 1". That is what my 30x60 XCB rifle has; a 31" long Palma contour Broughton 3 groove barrel with a 16" twist. However, you the OP stated you have a 10 and 14"...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 12:45 PM
    I don't have that problem (seating OAL) in my Para either. I got 5 mags with mine and they all take standard OAL loaded rounds (those that pass the "plunk" test in the barrel. Only problem I have is with the tight match chamber; it will not go...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 12:33 PM
    Yes, the Lyman M-die/expander that came with the die set will work with .358 bullets. It will flare the case mouth (just as the Lee does) and expand the inside for .355 - .356 bullets. Thus you're putting a bullet in that is .002 over what is...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 11:28 AM
    In the 30-06 I've used 150 - 165 gr cast bullets for medium range shooting (200 - 400 yards) for many years in M1903s. I've found that the slow end of the "pistol" powders works best. I did favor SR4759 but with it's demise I now favor 2400 and...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 11:19 AM
    That is an old article and while a good effort it does not really "correlate". Any ballistician will tell you there is only a very narrow band of cartridges with certain powders where there is, if any, any "correlation" between CUP and strain...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 10:44 AM
    Accurate Loading Booklet; 4th Edition H&R Magnum w/No. 2 powder 85 Gr HDY JHP 3.8 to 4 gr 90 gr HDY LSWC 3.6 to 4 gr 90 gr SRA JHC 3.4 to 3.8 gr.
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    03-24-2017, 05:46 PM
    three50seven If you don't mind could you tell me the length of the 125 SST? Thanks Larry Gibson
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-24-2017, 05:22 PM
    Actually, if rebarreling you can get an '06 to shoot that well and that fast. Same suggested 14" twist with a 26" barrel using slow burning powders (4350, H4831, RL19, etc.) you can push the same NMT 1" long cast bullets from 700 to 2500+ fps. ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-24-2017, 03:20 PM
    Correct. Larry Gibson
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-24-2017, 12:31 PM
    Not really, I've shot the load shown above to 500 yards and it held 1.5 moa for 8 out of 10 shots. The other 2 shots sretched to to 2 moa. The 30 XCB at 2600+ fps holds sub 2 moa to 600 yards. Clays sitting on the 300 yard berm (315 yds) are...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-24-2017, 10:06 AM
    200 SWC with 5 gr Bullseye. My go to load for 40+ years. Larry Gibson
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-24-2017, 09:46 AM
    I have a lot of experience with the 311041, 311291, 311466 and the 30-165-FN XCB in 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 16" twists. You might do a search on the RPM Threshold. Also consider the cast bullet match shooters of yesteryear and still today use 14"...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 04:11 PM
    This may answer your question....... http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?325191-Larry-Gibson-is-back
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 04:04 PM
    Most any flavor of 4895 (IMR, H, milsurp or AA) will be fine. You may have to adjust the load a grain +/- depending on flavor is all. Larry Gibson
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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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