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  • masscaster's Avatar
    09-03-2019, 12:44 PM
    Hi curator, That minie was designed for the .58 Kentucky style pistols. I have the mould and shot it in a .58 Zouave with moderate success. The skirt is quite thin and will blow out with heavier loads. Start out on the lower end of the charge and...
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    08-31-2019, 02:11 PM
    Hi Bill, I cast the Lyman #457483 GC (listed @ 378 gr. Lyman #2. 395 gr. my alloy) for loads out to 300 yards, and Lyman #457406 GC (listed 480 gr. #2. 485 - 500 gr. my alloy) for 300 - 500 yards. These are for Smokeless of course. The heavier...
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    08-30-2019, 12:21 PM
    I would do a more local search for Babbit. Surely there's bearing companies around. Places that rebuild car engines will probably have old crank bearings in a tub. Jeff
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    08-29-2019, 01:28 AM
    For one, the raised edge will help square up the gas check. Secondly, the die has a throat and the lip will have the most force on the outer edge of the check. The GC should always seat tight to the base of the boolit. All my old Lyman dies are...
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    08-28-2019, 12:12 PM
    I always used Baking Soda and water. Mix it until it's a murky water, use a few patches with it, then some clean patches. Follow this up with a couple patches of Marvel Mystery Oil. I also use this oil as a whole wipe down, leaving a light film....
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    08-28-2019, 11:58 AM
    The raised edge is for aid in seating Gas Checks.
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    08-24-2019, 08:16 PM
    Earl Brasse replied to a thread First Season's Kill in AirGuns
    Finally, clear, easy to follow instructions....
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  • masscaster's Avatar
    08-22-2019, 11:20 AM
    HI Life Member, I can cast a .645 RB. Check your Bore size, as you might be able to use a raw ball and over powder wad or a paper patched. It could possibly be large enough with this ball to use some ticking. PM me if you want, i log in...
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casting,reloading, Cowboy Action Shooting,(Smokeless, BP,Percussion, anything to do with History


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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