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    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
    4350 is one of the powders that can under certain conditions like reducing the load can cause the SEE problem. Instead of burning like it is supposed to it will detonate. Reduced loads like we use for our cast boolits are powders like 2400,4227,4759...
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    Yesterday, 10:49 PM
    Either rifle or handloader magazine had an article some years back using gas checks that had the center cut out and inserted with tweezers each time a bullet was cast. I believe it was called wilks? not sure of spelling. Kinda hazy as to how the...
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    Yesterday, 10:45 PM
    Frank46 replied to a thread I need a sling in Cast Boolits
    PAT303, glad to have been of some help. Frank
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    Yesterday, 04:55 PM
    Ballistol composition ... Ingredients (according to a specification from December 2002) * pharmaceutical white oil: CAS RN 8042-47-5; Mineral oil * Oleic acid: CAS RN 112-80-1 * C-5 alcohols: CAS RN 78-83-1; Isobutyl alcohol ...
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    Yesterday, 03:07 PM
    Read this and take if from there ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.50-70_Government
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    Yesterday, 03:01 PM
    PHYSICAL PROPERTIES Appearance & Colour Opaque, white acidic gel, pungent acidic odour http://www.callingtonhaven.com/_assets/welding_metal_treatment/s-weld_clean.pdf Be my guest using the product as a lube component ... and when it eats the...
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    Yesterday, 12:08 AM
    Frank46 replied to a thread I need a sling in Cast Boolits
    Google Turner slings. Military style and well made if that is what you are looking for. I believe that the keepers are smaller than normal so you get a good fit. I had one of the Brownells military slings many years when I attempted shooting high...
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    06-30-2015, 04:42 PM
    vapir+smart scope build-out $1,600.00$999.00
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    06-30-2015, 04:37 PM
    1,763F - Good Luck ​Silver price per ounce - $15.85
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    06-29-2015, 11:56 PM
    Sigs, some folks either love them or hate them. I love the two I have, one is a P239 in 40S&W and the other is a P6 in 9mm. Both accurate and the P6 outshoots my Barreta 92FS. Do not have any experience with any of the CZ pistols and for some funny...
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    06-29-2015, 09:09 PM
    25 Stevens Reloads ... * 22 Hornet cases * CH4D 25 Hornet Dies * Reform 22 Hornets to 25 Hornet, trim to 25 Stevens and make your reloads * Bush the 25 Stevens rifle block & firing pin * Load and shoot in your 25 Stevens rifle - my pristine 94...
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    06-29-2015, 08:52 PM
    I test and age each batch of ingots, 1 & 2 pounders. At the end of 45-60 days, the batch is tested again and final Bhn is marked on each ingot. Rarely test bullets because I know the hardness of the ingots used for casting
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    06-28-2015, 12:09 AM
    We have had rain mostly every day down here. Yesterday got lucky and was hot and sunny so me and the kubota went to town cutting the grass down by the bayou. I have one live oak that due to the rain and growing some of the branches are only a couple...
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    06-26-2015, 09:54 PM
    RE: CSB-1, the ETR7 powder ... they say it is comparable to TiteGroup. Well maybe, but not in a 44-40! 220gr bullet - 30" rifle, 82 degrees & 41% RH: 5.2gr TiteGroup Avg Velocity - 975 fps STDev - 22.9 fps 5.2gr ETR7 ... CSB-1 Avg Velocity...
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    06-26-2015, 09:43 PM
    Depending on the primer used, enlarging the flash hole will increase the brisance ignition of black powder. The lowest brisance is what one wants to ignite BP because black powder deflagurates on ignition - it doesn't explode like smokeless powder
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    06-26-2015, 09:21 PM
    Mickey, I don't have a clue but you can download this alloy calculator on the forum and play with the numbers ... http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?105952-Lead-alloy-calculators
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    06-26-2015, 09:16 PM
    John Boy replied to a thread Fluid Film in Boolit Lube !
    Why do you think it could become a part of a good lube? And if you did, what would the percentage in the lube would you use? It's a rust/lubricant for metal and doesn't even stack up to Eezox. I did a comparison test of both products Read...
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    06-26-2015, 04:39 PM
    Propane torch - burn them in chunks ... http://www.harborfreight.com/propane-torch-91033.html
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    06-25-2015, 05:11 PM
    relic - spend hours in the archives? Your exaggerating! With 65 years experience, you should own many tools & references besides your chronograph- not to ask questions but to answer them! Main page > Search > "sheet lead" > Enter and here's what...
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    06-22-2015, 08:51 PM
    Nice loading data is Phil Sharpe's Handloading book - including psi. US & Metrics. My go to reference
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    06-21-2015, 11:29 PM
    Since my wife was away on a cruise for Mother's day the both of us went to Ruby Tuesday's yesterday to avoid the crowds and had an enjoyable meal. Today got chicken and taters with stringbeans for dinner, and no crowds. Frank
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    06-20-2015, 10:21 PM
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    06-19-2015, 11:42 PM
    I have a bayou fronting the back section of my property and with the rains we have been getting it isn't unusual to see the overflow by as much as 40 feet. I'm a good 850 feet from the bayou and there is a section that slopes down towards the bayou....
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    06-19-2015, 11:29 PM
    Frank46 replied to a thread Charleston in Our Town
    Rather than gun bans why doesn't Obama do something for mental health in this country?. Don't know how many of these serial killers out there were and or are mentally challenged but of late there seem to be a bunch of them who have caused much grief...
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    06-19-2015, 12:57 AM
    If steel jacketed bullets try a kinetic bullet puller first. I had some 1933 Kynock (british) 7mm with 175 grain round nosed bullets. Before the puller broke I did get a couple pulled. The bases were pretty rusted from the powder fumes. Funny thing...
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    06-19-2015, 12:53 AM
    Frank46 replied to a thread SKS Triger Job in Military Rifles
    There is a gent on the gunboards.com forum who goes by the name of kivari who does trigger jobs on the sks. Might try looking in the vendors section or posting in the gunsmithing one. haven't used him for my sks but from what I've heard he does good...
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    06-19-2015, 12:50 AM
    I also have the 20" bbld version of the Canadian Centennial rifle. That has a Lyman 17 front globe sight and a Williams adjustable rear sight. I've had no problems getting zeroed with 170 grain winchester power points. I do have a redfield sight...
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    06-17-2015, 03:27 AM
    Ok, I have a winchester 1894 Canadian Centennial commorative rifle in 30-30 caliber. Full octagon barrel. I have a lyman MJT front globe sight that I would like to install on the front end. The origional front sight was .560" in height, measured...
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    06-15-2015, 11:03 PM
    Frank46 replied to a thread A BIG Thank You in Our Town
    Agree with tomme boy. Couldn't figure out what happened. Then it dawned on me that some changes had been made. Old and too stubborn to change. Frank
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    06-15-2015, 11:00 PM
    Frank46 replied to a thread A few of my Navy Pics in Our Town
    Try doing an emergency breakaway when in the engineroom. We were getting ordnance when the ammo ship lost steering. Definitely does things to your heart rate. The guy standing watch on the throttles has to log all the bell changes as received from...
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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