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    Yesterday, 08:17 AM
    I'm envious! Guess you can shoot hogs all year round? Here in Denmark the wild boars are trying to get a foothold crossing the border from Germany. Due to some imagined risk of swine fever the boars are hunted down immediately by government...
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    04-12-2018, 10:44 AM
    I noticed you can get High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) for 3-D print. I had some wads for my Brenneke injection molded from HIPS and they held up extremely well.
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    04-12-2018, 10:35 AM
    I think I'll try HT's suggestion and try raising the speed - probably make a new mold as well; 1500 fps with a 500 grains slug is not my cup of tea. Longbows suggestion will be next in line. It will be a little more complicated than my first...
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    04-11-2018, 11:21 AM
    Did a test yesterday to see if the new slug profile would be stable at subsonic speed. I didn't use a chrono, but the estimated speed was about 1000 fps or less. The range was 90 yards and I just fired 3 rounds to check if the slugs still was flying...
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    04-09-2018, 08:28 AM
    I only have experience with the professional (read: expensive) programs like SolidWorks, but I would suggest you look into some of the free 3-D programs like Google's SketchUp Free. Here's a list of some 3-D freebies:...
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    04-09-2018, 02:45 AM
    I'm with LB on this one. The rear of the wad is in a vacuum during flight, as seen in one of Teofledermaus' slow mo videos of a Russian slug with helical fins in the rear part of the wad. The slug shoots well, but the fins impart no rotation at all....
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    04-09-2018, 02:34 AM
    Good write-up Longbow. Personally I don't trust long, perforated wads like the Russian paradox load - they're bound to become somewhat crooked after being compressed during launch. Also, judging from the distorted skirt, they don't support the...
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    04-03-2018, 10:40 AM
    Your shot looks great. As you have already found out, arsenic is the real secret behind perfectly round shot. Many years ago a buddy and I ran an experiment to see if we could produce shot from a "shot tower" (my buddy worked in a power plant...
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    04-03-2018, 10:06 AM
    Longbow. I haven't got around to examine any of the slugs after impact but I plan to do so. We have a small shooting range a few miles from here where I sometimes run impact test. The range is situated in an old gravel pit which holds some...
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    04-02-2018, 08:23 AM
    Finally got around to modify the original mold to a semi-sphere design. The modification brought the combined weight of wad and slug up to 490 grains - a bit heavier than my original plan, but I can always make a new and shorter mold. As a bonus,...
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    03-25-2018, 04:05 AM
    Fascinating indeed! It looks as if Olin has covered their bases, so to speak: "The cartridge according to claim, wherein the projectile size ranges from 0.080 to 0.36″." and... "The shot or pellets can be made of lead or lead alloy,...
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    03-24-2018, 04:43 PM
    Perhaps a thin sludge of ordinary gypsum plaster poured around the pellets would work? I have an old Winchester "Slagbuster Boiler Gun" which has served me faithfully as a punt gun for more than thirty years (and has, to put it mildly, seen better...
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    03-22-2018, 02:29 PM
    I have shot a lot of foxes using a suppressor - several times two or more in a row. The trick is to start with the one farthest away if there's more than one target, as the sound of impact will often send the others running towards you. Forget...
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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
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