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    Yesterday, 12:17 PM
    I usually use a narrow pointed single point tool bit or make a D-bit to correct shape using an old grade 8 bolt or tool steel. If you can find a "correct' shaped carbide burr it should work fine as long as it doesn't chatter. I have made boolit...
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    Yesterday, 02:49 AM
    I did a bit of searching but didn't find a lot. Not sure if the .300 Sherwood is considered a rookbrifle or not. Most of the rook rifle cartridges seem to be smaller and lower powered than the .300 Sherwood. Its parent was the .300 Rook. I found...
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    12-05-2019, 09:38 PM
    barrabruce: My first push out mould was actually a crude(ish) HB slug mould for my 20 ga. made with nothing but my Dad's home made drill press when I was about 18 (a very long time ago!). It was a flat nose wadcutter and worked not badly at all....
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    12-04-2019, 12:05 PM
    longbow replied to a thread Magazine chain fire test in Leverguns
    I was planning to do just such a test as the first time I read about magazine chain fire I was more than a little surprised... not having experienced it or seen it before and the fact that tube magazine guns have been around for a very long time. ...
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    12-04-2019, 11:28 AM
    I have a couple of .30 cal push out moulds that might work for you depending on groove diameter of your .300 Sherwood. I could mail you a few... though shipping lead to Australia wouldn't be inexpensive. I just looked up .300 Sherwood and...
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    12-03-2019, 10:42 PM
    Are you looking for moulds with lube grooves or smooth for paper patching? I ask because making what I call push out moulds similar to the old Ideal Cylindrical Moulds is very easy and allows for adjustable nose form so boolit weight is easy to...
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    12-03-2019, 12:45 PM
    Bruce: I'll start be saying that I am no expert here at high velocity cast boolit shooting and I am sure most if not all the contributors to this thread have more experience than I do. I have not done what you are trying to do and I have not shot...
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    12-01-2019, 01:20 PM
    I find the same thing in shooting guns but even more so in archery. I often don't get a lot of practice through our snowy winters so in the spring when I go to the first shoot my expectations aren't that high yet more often than not I get quite a...
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    12-01-2019, 01:11 PM
    Outstanding indeed! Another great post RD! I have got to make time to get to the range. Not only do I have to put some more rounds through the Mossberg Slugster I have several types of loaded and ready to test. Just need to get it done. I...
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    11-28-2019, 02:00 AM
    Congratulations BT! A beautiful baby and beautiful family! I miss babies around the house. Mine have grown up and moved out. No grandkids yet either so it is quiet. Believe it or not I miss the babies and the noise. Enjoy your new baby, son and...
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    11-21-2019, 09:46 PM
    I found a bunch of low pressure shotgun load data for Damascus and other old steel barrels. I'll do some digging and get the links or data for you. I have some short hull load data too but I do not recall pressures. Just because their short...
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    11-16-2019, 03:28 AM
    Can't help you with that one but I got Tom at Accurate Molds to scale down a .45 cal. mold he had listed to .44 and it became #43-165B: http://www.accuratemolds.com/bullet_detail.php?bullet=43-165B-D.png It works well in my 1894 Marlin. Use a...
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    11-16-2019, 03:20 AM
    longbow replied to a thread Lee slugs in Casting for Shotguns
    Not much experience here as all I have are smoothbores. I did borrow a Remington 870 with rifled barrel and it shot 0.735" RB's into about 2" to 2 1/2" groups at 50 yards. Those same loads shot into about 4" or less at 50 yards from smoothbore. I...
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    11-15-2019, 09:17 PM
    I certainly did read post #1 and post #43. To answer post #1: Yes, you did ask how to stop sticking boolits. That is the purpose of your post is it not, to find out how to get boolits to drop out of the mould? "State of the art" is a clean...
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    11-15-2019, 05:17 PM
    +another for clean cavity. Lead does not stick to aluminum. If boolits are sticking in cavities there are burrs or the cavities are not centered. Leementing (see sticky) should solve any sticking problems. But whatever floats your boat if you...
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    11-15-2019, 04:58 PM
    I have 5 Lee Enfields (three No. 5's and two No. 4's) and only one with tight bore and chamber. Mine all like the NOE 316299 sized to 0.315". Generally I load the NOE 316299 (200 gr.) or the Mihec 316410 130 gr. HP. Both shoot quite well from my...
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    11-15-2019, 12:43 PM
    I am glad to be reading this many comments not supporting long distance hunting... or shooting at animals. I know far too many people that shoot very little if at all but go hunting totally unprepared and not capable of making any kind of killing...
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    11-15-2019, 11:34 AM
    longbow replied to a thread Lee slugs in Casting for Shotguns
    You'll find that slug load data is somewhat scarce and since component match matter it is even scarcer for what you find you have. Most of the shotshell reloading books have very limited data for each slug and since the recipes are component...
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    11-15-2019, 02:27 AM
    I'll do that. Thanks Bob
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    11-15-2019, 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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    11-14-2019, 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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    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, 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, 12:22 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, 01:02 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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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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