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    Today, 12:45 AM
    longbow replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    Larry: What is the boolit on the far right? Looks like a Lyman 457125 beside it so it must 550 to 600 grs.? A lot of lead regardless. Also, what are the boolits at #3 and 4 from the left? Looks like the 457124 but 3rd from the left has a gas...
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    Yesterday, 09:16 PM
    longbow replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    Right from the Lyman Cast Bullet (SP?) Handbook: Powder charge: 9.5 grs. Unique Boolit: 457124 366 grs. Now I'd call that a plinking load and if you want less recoil and more lead economy try a .457" round ball or collar button boolit (Lyman...
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    Yesterday, 08:10 AM
    There is a reason we call it Bozone.
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    10-17-2017, 09:09 PM
    longbow replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    I'm with Larry once again. One of the joys of owning a gun with a strong action in .45-70 (or for that matter any calibre) is that you can download to plink cheaply, have low recoil practice rounds or whatever then load up when wanted or needed. ...
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    10-17-2017, 12:07 PM
    goodsteel replied to a thread New to this in Casting for Shotguns
    Well I thought so. I tell you what I really want to do is to find an old SXS and send off to have some microgrooves cut 1-80 in the barrels. I think that'd be sweet as sourwood honey.
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    10-17-2017, 12:03 PM
    I don't know the answer to this, and its something I struggle with. If I preach too hard, it drives people away. If I participate too much it wreaks havoc with my own walk. What to do? Well, I wonder if I didn't come closer the other day. My...
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    10-17-2017, 11:48 AM
    goodsteel replied to a thread New to this in Casting for Shotguns
    Hey, I'm around. Just busier than a frog hoppin in a skillet. I told Brice1985 to check this out, and pay attention to longbow. Looks like I've still got it. :wink: Now I tried the 687 round balls in the shotcup, but I got far better precision...
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    10-17-2017, 10:35 AM
    Check your nipple.
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    10-16-2017, 08:22 PM
    longbow replied to a thread New to this in Casting for Shotguns
    My opinion... 0.678" RB's are about the easiest to load for and are a standard mould size from Lyman and RCBS. They fit several standard shotcups very well and with a 16 or 20 ga. nitro card wad or two underneath generally shoot very well. ...
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    10-16-2017, 08:13 PM
    longbow replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    Forgot to add that powder choice has a lot to do with the recoil. I made the mistake of doing a large amount of research before I had my Siamese Mauser conversion built and decided that: - heavy for caliber boolits were the way to go so Lyman...
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    10-16-2017, 08:00 PM
    longbow replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    What Larry said! I have no hunting experience with my .45-70's but considering that, as has been repeatedly mentioned, the .45-70 with BP loads is responsible for the demise of many bison and other large critters and medium size critters I have...
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    10-16-2017, 10:41 AM
    If you tell them you are reporting a missing gun to BATF, they tend to find them very quickly.
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    10-16-2017, 10:20 AM
    goodsteel replied to a thread New to this in Casting for Shotguns
    I hope the pot will work for you. I got it right from a guy that was getting out of the hobby and I haven't tried it yet, but it's a Lyman, and Lyman is good stuff. The advice I gave you was tuned specifically to your interest in round ball loads,...
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    10-16-2017, 12:18 AM
    longbow replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    So my 1970's vintage gun becomes more attractive. It has hardly been shot since I sold it to my friend. We'll see how the toy money holds out. Longbow
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    10-16-2017, 12:14 AM
    I can't answer for that boolit but I tried the 316299 with short patch and it did not work for me. I large turned the driving bands to size for patching so it was still a nose bore rider but accuracy was not good. Longbow
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    10-15-2017, 03:19 PM
    longbow replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    My 1895 was a 1970's vintage and I wish I still had it. It was a victim of my need for money to go to college and was not replaced. I do have a chance of buying it back now. It would be interesting to know if this crack issue is for recent...
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    10-15-2017, 12:45 PM
    longbow replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    Don't misunderstand, I am not arguing about the price issue as I wouldn't pay it either... unless I didn't handload and wanted that extra insurance of improved terminal ballistics and hard cast boolit for penetration should a large bear decide to...
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    10-15-2017, 11:23 AM
    People use pit blinds in grain fields here, works well.
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    10-15-2017, 11:08 AM
    waksupi started a thread Our fall shoot in Our Town
    Part 1 & 2. A fun shoot, although a bit cold. We did have a truck drive off the side of the narrow bridge to the site, that took some team effort to get back on the road again! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSkduzzpqiY ...
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    10-14-2017, 07:54 PM
    Get rid of the BB, and go to moose milk. If concerned about leaving it loaded for a long period, soak the patches in moose milk, then let dry. BB causes terrible fouling in most conditions, and is totally unworkable in cold weather shooting.
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    10-13-2017, 08:04 PM
    The Ideal Cylindrical moulds are just that... bottom pour cylindrical cavities with a nose form that pushes the boolit out. That nose form can be changed in shape and with or without HP pins plus the mould can throw different weight boolits by...
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    10-13-2017, 02:46 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Hunting Alone in Our Town
    That's why a safety harness is needed. A cousin was hunting with my brother, forgot his harness. Put a rope around his waist. My brother found him hanging from the tree when he came back. Did't hit the ground, but the rope was still darned...
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    10-12-2017, 10:10 PM
    longbow replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    Personally I think the .45-70 is one of the most versatile cartridges available. The only downsides I see are high trajectory at ranges much over 200 yards with factory loaded ammunition (BP equivalent more or less) or recoil if one uses the dreaded...
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    10-12-2017, 08:54 PM
    Not sure if you saw the thread started before the group buy here: http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?79360-Shooting-hollow-points I was planning to get one but was concerned about the extremely deep HP and very little taper on the...
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    10-10-2017, 08:40 PM
    It may depend partly on choke tube design. If the tube has a shoulder I'd think that would stop it from torquing down and jamming threads. Not having tried it I don't know but good yours is working well. It'll be interesting to see what sort of...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-10-2017, 04:26 PM
    That's related to how hunting season is closed on the rez. They go around and collect all the window cranks from the pickups.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-08-2017, 06:45 PM
    Have you considered just getting a different wife?
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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