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    Yesterday, 10:28 PM
    see RRR's post. get you some handles while your there. his work is stupid good.
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    Yesterday, 10:24 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Reloads and smoke in Cast Boolits
    blow bye in the throat will show more smoke than bout anything else. Unique is a different animal than most other powders out there the way it burns in the barrel is a whole bunch different than how it burns in the open. it also burns in the...
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    Yesterday, 10:19 PM
    'up to' depends on too much for the alloy alone to dictate that. up to 2700 is easy. up to 2200 and hitting the target is another story. I worry more about absolute fitment and manipulate my alloys towards that end rather than an final bhn. a...
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    Yesterday, 10:14 PM
    left one. tin is the answer to all undersized molds a nice oblong shaped sorta right sized too big boolit is exactly what I want from my molds. i'll take the time to make nice round ones the correct size. do what you want.
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    Yesterday, 10:10 PM
    Time. things happen over time. 1 they reached their final BHN. 2 antimonial alloys can grow larger slightly over time. the other possibility is the tumble coating was just enough increase to make them work.
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    Yesterday, 10:06 PM
    ditto with primed brass cases. the primers are secured and no haz mat is required.
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    Yesterday, 10:04 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Reloading section? in Testing Area
    hey now.. I don't even buy load books any more I just go to the store and read one a couple of times and memorize all the pertinent information then pass it along. :kidding: or am I?
    6 replies | 147 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 09:46 PM
    most all of those ranch rifles come with 308 barrels. they just oversized the throats to handle the larger diameter 310 bullets.
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    Yesterday, 09:42 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Next Step in Cast Boolits
    I'm real scientific about my alloy. I air cool for pistol stuff and water drop for my rifles. this gives about 11 bhn for the air and about 18 for the water. your range scrap is probably a 10 bhn and would maybe cast a little better with some...
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    Yesterday, 09:34 PM
    I hate drip art. if the lee pot drips it's usually right when I stick the mold under it then I get a funky spot on the nose. or more likely I stop and empty the drip out of the cavity then my rhythm is all messed up. it isn't that hard to fix...
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    Yesterday, 09:26 PM
    I dunno how long it lasts. I have the very first actual batch of the stuff sitting here. it just needs mineral spirits added to rejuvenate it when I want to use it. I doubt it can really go bad it's just wax and alox. they look the same as...
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    Yesterday, 09:21 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread using Lyman 450 in Boolit Lube !
    only way to find out is to not use it. it doesn't hurt anything to add the extra coating lube over the wax lube. and quite often a tumble lube will actually help accuracy. in many of my long nosed rifle boolits I very lightly lube the nose...
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    Yesterday, 09:17 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Stiffening lube in Boolit Lube !
    Teddie I totally missed your post until now. there are a few different commercial lubes that are Blue. 1 is the magma lube tinted blue it's the same as their green, red, and clear it is micro-wax, carnuba and the candle coloring of your...
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    Yesterday, 08:05 PM
    Y'all are a hoot!
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:12 PM
    I wouldn't use Tin. I'd use zinc first. Zinc boolits are nothing new they are lighter and a lot faster but lose energy much quicker. they used to be commercially available back in the late 50's early 60's and had some favorable reviews in a few...
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    Yesterday, 12:03 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Reloads and smoke in Cast Boolits
    they added some nitro glycerin about 2%. they added it to all the Alliant shot shell powders. if you shoot some powders and use some lube ingredients your gonna see smoke. 231+alox+ humidity= smoke screen approaching black powder proportions....
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    Yesterday, 11:57 AM
    you maybe got a burr in there somewhere. take your Q tip and run it up and down and in and out of the edges of the cavity. either a vent line is rolled over or the edge of a cavity. I take new molds right out of the box and work the vent lines...
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    Yesterday, 11:47 AM
    right out of Lyman number-3 about page 58 or so. I'd lap the mold. you shouldn't open the correct sides too much but should cut the too small sides easily. and it will be round. heat the mold first.
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    Yesterday, 11:41 AM
    I have a couple of tools I use. the obligatory long handled tea spoon is one of them. only I beat it flat with a hammer and ground the bottom and one side flat. I use it to skim the top and press the gunk against the side of the pot and to work...
    16 replies | 295 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