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  • John Boy's Avatar
    Today, 11:55 AM
    Then you shouldn't be posting something for discussion because there is no basis of fact. Have to remember, there are many individuals on Cast Boolits, registered and lurkers that don't even read the powder manufacturers posted loading data! Then...
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    Today, 11:49 AM
    Ruger Blackhawk loading data ... Call Henry and ask them - after all, they manufacture the rifle
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    Today, 11:42 AM
    Ted - why would one want to patch the bore with Ballistol/water and not further oil the bore? Use Eezox and it is done one time for cleaning, lubricating and rust preventive of the bore and other metal parts
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    Today, 11:19 AM
    25-20 ...
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  • Frank46's Avatar
    Today, 12:36 AM
    I had an origional unaltered machine gun barrel for the UK 59 MG. It was complete with front sight flash hider and carry handle and part of the gas system. Because of the weight of the barrel and the carry handle thought long and hard about...
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    Yesterday, 11:57 AM
    If one is enamored with Ballistol, why not just go the hardware store and buy a can of mineral oil which is the primary ingredient in Ballistol Another test: Is Ballistol a Good Rust Preventative, Fact or Fiction...
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    07-21-2014, 11:00 PM
    Think powerful handguns are great if you are not shooting them. I find the 44 mag in my redhawk to be the limit for me. I did fire exactly two shots from a 450 casull. That was enough fun at the time. Frank
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    07-21-2014, 06:40 PM
    An example: Rossi '92 - 45 Colt BP reloads - 100 avg rounds shot monthly for Cowboy Action ... Eezox, normal bore cleaning, lifter and bolt cleaned with a shop swab. Probably in excess of 15,000 down the bore. Been field stripped and cleaned...
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    07-21-2014, 11:26 AM
    Fly ... take off the nitrile gloves before you open the French Doors! Most folks take off their muddy boots before they go into the house also! End of Thread - End of Being Yelled At
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    07-21-2014, 11:21 AM
    Lyman's 49th Handbook lists for each bullet tested the BC & SD and only the velocities for smokeless powders used for testing. Like any powder used to load a specific bullet of a given weight, increase or decrease the powder charge and the velocity...
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    07-20-2014, 11:41 PM
    How is the recoil with the magpul stocks?. Frank
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    07-20-2014, 11:35 PM
    Actually spent some time in management. Father confessor, dealing with drug and alcohol abuse, **** house lawyers, guys who didn't do their jobs. Sometimes felt like I was in a circus. best time was doing performance reviews which detirmined who got...
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    07-20-2014, 03:25 PM
    What's the as cast of the bullet?
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    07-20-2014, 11:03 AM
    Mark: the procedure goes like this putting the rifle in a padded vice: * Magnetic bubble level on the receiver flat - to determine horizontal level of the rifle * Magnetic bubble level on staff or base of the vernier - to determine vertical...
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    07-20-2014, 09:31 AM
    Contact Kramer Industries for 3 lbs of 3mm K-Polish triangle ceramic plastic media and then order a 5 lb box of concentrated...
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    07-20-2014, 09:14 AM
    re: the '73 ... buy Eezox too clean the bore. It's the best cleaner-lubrication and rust preventative on the market. Final light coating dries with no gummy layer. Be sure to take the side plates off and cean the innards For the wood, do not...
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    07-19-2014, 11:44 PM
    Well if you have two nice sets no cracks and even with the hard rock old style buttpads send me a PM as I'd like a set or two. See part of your problem is already solved. I stuck one of the police turn in shotguns next to my 12 guage deermaster in...
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    07-19-2014, 12:39 PM
    25-20 85gr Meister
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    07-19-2014, 12:10 PM
    Called Alliant - told it's burn rate is 'around' H110 at 117 and I've gathered elsewhere, the Alliant 300-MP was made to compete with the H110. Looked in Propellant Powder, Fifth Edition that H110 needs a magnum primer Have shot the 300-MP in a...
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    07-18-2014, 11:37 PM
    Frank46 replied to a thread Rain! in Our Town
    Had about 5" here in New Iberia,La. Easy to count the tiles in the pool. Now have to wait until it drys out so's I can bush hog the back section behind the house. Frank
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    07-18-2014, 06:28 PM
    As Artful said - Yes The 45 ACP brass with small primers are head stamped NT (Non Toxic) Many more indoor ranges are now requiring them because of the Lead styphnate in the primers to meet the EPA laws of various States
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 11:48 AM
    Ballistol is mineral oil and oxalic acid - to each his own, I wouldn't For a cleaner-lubricant and rust preventative, Eezox beats Ballistol, which leaves a gummy layer, hands down in a 10 month test that I did for a comparison...
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    07-18-2014, 12:13 AM
    Frank46 replied to a thread Rain! in Our Town
    Raining to beat the band here in New Iberia,La. We are supposed to get about 5" but who knows what mother nature has planned. Frank
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    07-17-2014, 03:23 PM
    Try a 50:50 mix of ATF & Acetone on both issues
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    07-17-2014, 08:27 AM
    John Boy replied to a thread 45-70 ped in Black Powder Cartridge
    Gas stripping of the bullet base - under size bullet - lube starvation or ... a combination of all three
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    07-16-2014, 11:59 PM
    The unknown price the usual guy pays
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    07-16-2014, 03:06 PM
    John Boy replied to a thread 45-70 ped in Black Powder Cartridge
    Charlie: I went to the Pedersoli website and scrolled down through all the 45-70 type rifles ... 1:18. I was curious myself because on my firearms inventory spread - I had both my Sharps as 1:20 and something didn't click right in the head I also...
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    07-16-2014, 01:40 PM
    John Boy replied to a thread 45-70 ped in Black Powder Cartridge
    All factory Pedersoli 45-70 rifles are 1:18 twist, not 1:20 and the factory bore specifications are: * lands - 0.450 * groove - 0.4580 Additional factory specifications: reamer depth controlled to +.003" and -.000" . Rim Dia. .618" ...
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    07-15-2014, 11:00 PM
    Check with ENCO as to the thread size of the tail stock threaded bushing. And while you are at it also see if they have a handwheel that will work. Enco sells threaded stock in just about every size including the acme thread used on a lot of lathes....
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    07-15-2014, 03:02 PM
    John Boy replied to a thread pot thermometer in Casting Equipment
    Thanks guncheese for the temp range. For 6 bucks, sounds like a great deal with the addition of a SS K Type probe Jim: Good practice converting C to F now. There will be a day when the US goes metric Here's a tool for you ......
    15 replies | 286 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