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    Today, 02:27 AM
    I'll do that. Thanks Bob
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    Today, 02:25 AM
    longbow replied to a thread Lee slugs in Casting for Shotguns
    I don't see it said above but if you are not familiar with shotshell loading you have to be aware that you can't just use any old hull and wad with a given powder charge and primer. Shotshell recipes count on all components working together to get a...
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    Yesterday, 08:17 PM
    You are going to sign up for this aren't you Ajay? I don't see your name on the list! Everyone needs one of these whether they shoot slugs or not. Its a Mihec brass mould... sometimes referred to as man jewelry (except you don't wear them of...
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    Yesterday, 12:53 PM
    I use my Toolman needle nose to stick in a case mouth and give it a twist.
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    11-13-2019, 10:15 PM
    You know what... not long ago I'd have said that wouldn't be practical to do (maybe even barely possible) but there it is! I'm with Winger Ed on the silver solder or maybe brazing. If a guy can turn 2 rings to cut in half and mate up at the seam of...
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    11-13-2019, 01:49 PM
    Here's a good thread by Heathydee who used to post here as well. He used square stock but same idea for the mould. It is a good step by step all the way through. http://www.homegunsmith.com/cgi-bin/ib3/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=3;t=24090 I have...
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    11-13-2019, 11:52 AM
    The wound channel was too big, they don't bleed out efficiently with big holes.
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    11-13-2019, 02:40 AM
    When someone is making a smooth sided mould to try something out or for paper patched boolits I can never figure out why they don't just follow the old Ideal Cylindrical mould style: You do not need a split mould to make a smooth boolit. ...
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    11-12-2019, 12:37 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread New cartridges. in Cast Boolits
    Every chambering that is ever needed were all developed before 1920. Anything after that is gravy.
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    11-12-2019, 12:22 PM
    While I haven't shortened any .44 mag. brass yet, I will one day. I shoot .44 mag. only in a Marlin 1894. Like the other "cheap" guys here if I can salvage a .44 mag. cartridge with minor split in the neck by shortening to .44 special length and...
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    11-11-2019, 03:17 PM
    You are just having too much fun Randy! I'm jealous! Maybe once I get retired I'll have more shooting and fun time... less money but more time. I can make do on the money part but its been far too long since I had fun. I do have the Slugster barrel...
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    11-11-2019, 01:08 PM
    Some of the local guys here used to make their own long range scopes. Only thing they found thin enough was cat hair.
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    11-11-2019, 01:02 PM
    You are welcome. I hope it all helps. Also, before you go ordering and spending lots of money you might want to look through a few threads ~ mostly Ajay and turbo1889 threads. If you haven't seen them you should peruse the posts. There is lots of...
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    11-11-2019, 03:16 AM
    Well, as long as you can keep the ball centered and not spinning I suppose any size should work. The trick is finding load data. Typical slug load data goes to 7/8 oz. for Lee and Buckbuster and maybe a couple of others but not too much lighter than...
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    11-10-2019, 11:23 PM
    I knew it wasn't due to fat uncoordinated fingers and wrinkled slow old brain! Thanks for giving me a better excuse BB!
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    11-10-2019, 11:22 PM
    ShotgunShayne: If you are looking for RB in shotcup it is hard to go wrong with either: - 0.662" in thick petal shotcup (steel shot shotcups), cloth patched or on a donut wad - 0.678" in standard shotcup ~ they fit some shotcups well but are...
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    11-10-2019, 10:19 PM
    At 2200 fps you have a real killer, with a point blank range of 225 yards. More velocity is unneeded. Keep in mind, push them too fast and the effect is like a grenade going off, destroying a lot of meat. Hollow points are not necessary at all. I...
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    11-10-2019, 08:28 PM
    Yup! You feed 'em and water 'em and they grow up and move out! Doesn't seem fair somehow... I miss my babies! But of course they are adults now and going their own way. We are close though and that's good. We still vacation together and get together...
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    11-10-2019, 08:15 PM
    Yikes! Two more slipped in there while I was typing!
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    11-10-2019, 08:13 PM
    What bmortell said. Before losing any sleep over it or drawing any conclusions you should do a comparison with another slug brand in both barrels (or preferrably more than one other brand). If you get the same results then likely it is the barrel...
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    11-10-2019, 02:04 PM
    Just as a note and maybe there is some helpful info or useful load data for you there is a thread dedicated to the Lyman 525 gr. Sabot slug: ...
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    11-10-2019, 01:45 PM
    And did you see the 0.732" RB mould? If I didn't already have 0.662" and 0.678" RB moulds and 0.735" RB mould I would have bought both and would still like both. I may think about the 0.732" mould as I like full bore slugs/balls. I think another...
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    11-10-2019, 12:35 PM
    What Mr. Peabody said. It depends on the slug. If the slug is full bore then you either have to cut petals off a plastic wad or build a wad column... or use something like the BPI flat ended Flex Seal wads...
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    11-09-2019, 08:33 PM
    Petander: I thought you were a die hard Mihec mould guy! Mihec has 0.678" RB moulds in stock! 2 cavity brass... what's not to like? I'd have one except I already have a 0.678" RB mould. Yes, snow is good! I like picking up slugs and boolits...
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    11-09-2019, 06:14 PM
    Take a look with "Search" for Faustus buck and ball loads. I've tried a double 0.662" RB load in 2 3/4" hulls with moderate success but gas seals failed on CSD wads. James Gates (Dixie Slugs) advice for his Tri-Ball load is to use Precision...
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    11-09-2019, 03:50 PM
    You might get away with a 0.678" RB in relatively thin petal wad. Its best to check muzzle diameter then the "rule of thumb" is that the RB+petal thickness isn't more than about 0.003" over muzzle diameter. Having said that, I found that I got...
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    11-09-2019, 01:20 PM
    MT Chambers: When I started reading this and your comment on pellets not sitting straight up I though "What about a trim die?" If you made (or had made) a sizing die to push the pellets in so that just a hair of skirt extended then filed or cut...
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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
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