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  • skeet1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:53 PM
    I shoot a 1898 Krag and use lead bullets lubed with Carnuba Red and don't have any leading issues. At the end of most shooting I just run a dry patch through the bore and it's is left nice and shiny and once and a while I give it a through cleaning....
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  • higgins's Avatar
    10-14-2018, 05:06 PM
    Chamber mouths will likely be about .358, with a .355 groove dia. barrel. Don't worry about the difference; just size .358 or don't size at all if your bullets are .358 as-cast.
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    10-08-2018, 09:44 PM
    If your alloy is solidifying in the spout, if the alloy is not up to temperature or you just added more to the pot, the easiest way I have found to get the spout flowing again is to use one of those BBQ lighters with the long extension and heat the...
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    10-05-2018, 04:45 PM
    Is the decapping rod set too low, to the point that it is hitting the base of the case?
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    10-04-2018, 10:27 AM
    I have just started using the NOE 311-195 K31 mold and it fits my chamber very well because of the tapered nose. Looking forward to testing for accuracy. At this time I'm using 2400.
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  • higgins's Avatar
    10-03-2018, 04:00 PM
    I cast some 454190s for .45 Colt from jacketed bullet core metal, which is essentially pure lead when you throw them all together. I shot them at about 825 fps lubed with both LLA and 50/50. Accuracy was poor, leading was worse than usual. The...
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    10-02-2018, 12:48 AM
    Google "SLED for M1 Garand". Single Loading Enhancement Device. Apparently they're available from a lot of sources, or if you're handy you can make your own.
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  • skeet1's Avatar
    09-28-2018, 09:32 PM
    skeet1 started a thread NOE K31 bullet in Cast Boolits
    About a week ago I decided to get The NOE K31 bullet mold 311-195. I had tried about every .30 mold I had on hand and none would fit the tight throat of my the K31. With the limited camming force of the K31's straight pull bolt even bullets that...
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  • skeet1's Avatar
    09-28-2018, 09:49 AM
    Just curious as to what powders are useful in loading that cartridge, I would guess Bullseye and others like it. Ken
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    09-24-2018, 12:47 PM
    A WWII or Korean War-era gas mask bag, the kind that has 3 snaps across the top and has a shoulder strap. When I was in Scouts about 50-something years ago the Scoutmaster brought a box of them to a troop meeting and said everybody gets one. He...
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    09-24-2018, 08:07 AM
    bump for another try
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  • skeet1's Avatar
    09-22-2018, 09:07 AM
    I have nothing but good to say about Lee products and the customer service, they have always been good should I have a problem. I had a six cavity mold that was bored off center and they had me take photos of the problem and sent me a new one...
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    09-21-2018, 09:36 AM
    skeet1 replied to a thread I heard a thump..... in Our Town
    I, myself have done this same thing on a number of occasions. The way the drug laws are enforced in most of the courts makes it not worth the effort. Ken
    24 replies | 1156 view(s)
  • higgins's Avatar
    09-19-2018, 03:39 PM
    I would like to trade my brass for your 2-cavity Lee 90239, 356-120-TC mold in good condition, and if you know what dia. bullet it casts, so much the better. I have common rifle cases in enough quantity that you can ask for your preferred brand(s)....
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    09-16-2018, 10:03 PM
    skeet1 replied to a thread WC860 In MilSurps? in Military Rifles
    I have been shooting WC 872 in my 03-A3 with that same bullet and I very pleased with it. I see no reason that WC 860 wouldn't work just as well. My load comes to about the base of the bullet seated to the crimping groove with a bit of dacron on...
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  • skeet1's Avatar
    09-16-2018, 09:54 PM
    I think I will stick with my lubrisizer and Carnuba Red.
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    09-16-2018, 08:21 PM
    higgins replied to a thread Auto Parts Cost Rant in Our Town
    https://www.oempartsource.com/ I just installed the weatherstrips on the bottom of the side windows on my Tundra double cab with genuine Toyota parts from these people, about half the price from the Toyota dealership. The new pieces snapped...
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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