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    Yesterday, 08:33 PM
    A belated congratulations Randy! Good going! Those are pretty impressive slugs and I am sure they would be potent bear medicine! If I can get some across the border I just may give them a try. Having a dozen or so loaded would be comforting in...
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    Yesterday, 08:24 PM
    Randy... sorta! I started reading the book but as mentioned, I have been distracted by archery for a while now. We had our big shoot last weekend (3 day weekend here so 3 day shoot). All my recent effort has gone into that lately. It paid off...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:26 AM
    I have found I get quicker kills with cast. This may be because of the wide meplat, more than anything else.
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    Yesterday, 09:20 AM
    I see no use for a gas check on a handgun bullet.
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    05-23-2019, 07:44 PM
    You might try the wads James Gates recommends for the Tri-Ball load... that and downloading a bit. James said not other wad would stand up to the Tri-Ball and it sounds as though wad failure is a big issue for you with this load. I believe this...
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    05-23-2019, 11:47 AM
    I am of the same thought as your friend.
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    05-23-2019, 11:43 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread 58 cal smooth bore in Muzzleloading.
    I recommend following V. M. Starr's instructions in the sticky, The Muzzleloading Shotgun. I found that fiber wads will blow a hole in the center of a pattern. Card wads work better. If you do use the fiber wads, just separate a section for over...
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    05-22-2019, 07:56 PM
    Brass moulds like hot lead and hot mould temperatures! I pre-heat until the sprue plate lube just starts to smoke which is a bit too hot. The first few casts take a few seconds to harden then it settles in and I cast fast with hot lead. Actually I...
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    05-22-2019, 07:52 PM
    Not sure you will find anyone to rifle 10 ga. barrels but do look. I wanted to get custom rifled choke tubes with slow twist like 1:72" for round ball and "square" slugs. Couldn't find anyone. I even got hold of Pacific Rifle Company who made 12...
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    05-22-2019, 07:33 PM
    That makes me feel better! I am a sensitive lad don't you know! Yes, lots to learn here... and the learning just keeps on going it seems. Lots of new young guys with shiny brains stepping in and showing new stuff too. It is all good fun and a great...
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    05-22-2019, 07:30 PM
    Not sure but it looks a lot like this one from Accurate Molds: Nice looking slug for sure. Not quite sure why one wouldn't slug their bore or at least measure with inside...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    05-22-2019, 12:06 PM
    .35 caliber wins the game on elk.
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    05-22-2019, 11:57 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread cast bullet questions in Cast Boolits
    I personally cast to get frosted bullets. Fewer inclusions that way. I think you are wasting your lino, wheel weights do fine.
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    05-22-2019, 11:41 AM
    Read the sticky on the Muzzleloading Shotgun,by V.M. Starr if you want the best and most economical way.
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    05-21-2019, 08:33 PM
    I have had similar results and same sort of answers. If I pull a shot I usually know but some of these fliers seem very random, like yours. I am in agreement with your assessment of the cushion leg too. My feeling is that a solid wad column is...
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    05-21-2019, 08:19 PM
    Now then Marko you are laughing with us not at us right...? I hope so anyway!:p Cap'n Morgan: I can't argue the fluid dynamics but with shotgun slugs or boolits the conditions are varying along the flight path and BC changes with velocity as...
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    05-21-2019, 07:55 PM
    I could probably be talked into sending you a few slugs from my full bore mould ~ it casts at 0.729" and is a TC design. Being a push out mould it is adjustable for length/weight. If you want some let me know what weight you want. Not sure if I can...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    05-21-2019, 12:08 PM
    Use a heat gun to heat the grease gun, should slip right out.
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    05-21-2019, 12:07 PM
    I found you can buy every part you need to build a Trapdoor Springfield, for about the total you would spend on a complete rifle.
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    05-20-2019, 11:19 AM
    This is one I got a few years back a few hundred yards from my cabin. .358 Win, with 260 gr. bullet. 6' 9", 550#. <img src=";d=1247440505" alt="bearifle"/> ...
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    05-20-2019, 11:06 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread 30-30 Case Life Test. in Cast Boolits
    I recall P.O. Ackley doing testing like this. I don't recall if he was full length sizing, or neck sizing. He was getting 50+ loadings before he started to see problems.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    05-20-2019, 10:44 AM
    That must be it. In cold weather shooting like we do in the winter, the beeswax lube will put you totally out of business after a couple shots, until you can warm the barrel enough to get the ball down. Good reason to not use it for hunting, either....
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    05-20-2019, 10:33 AM
    Our range expedient method when shooting BPCR, is to get some paper towels. Start making small pieces, just a bit bigger than a cleaning patch, and tamp it into the case with a close to bore size ram rod, and continue adding until the paper is an...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    05-19-2019, 02:38 PM
    Get rid of that lube, and use Moose Milk.Shoot all day with the same bore condition every time. The beeswax WILL build up in the bore.
    17 replies | 420 view(s)
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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
GC Gas Check