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    Yesterday, 01:06 AM
    Just do this. I made a gauge rod that tells me how the boolit fits in the throat relative to the case neck junction. I don't use gas checks so that isn't an issue to me but I have found boolit base riveting when they protrude past the neck...
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    04-24-2018, 05:02 PM
    In a full length barrel yes. Not sure about the short barreled ones though. I remember once hearing the boom of a black powder shotgun reverberating up and down the valley.
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    04-24-2018, 03:28 AM
    303Guy replied to a thread Shotgun insert in Cast Boolits
    The insert wall thickness would be nearly 6mm thick for a 357 maximum case which would be the thinnest section. So I would think the pressure limitation would be the firing pin.
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  • 303Guy's Avatar
    04-24-2018, 01:50 AM
    The shoulder/neck junction. It's a little further back on the inside but I suppose that's really splitting hairs.
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    04-24-2018, 01:29 AM
    303Guy replied to a thread Beeswax lube Mix in Boolit Lube !
    I like STP in my lube. They say that adding carnauba gives the bore a shine. That would mean it leaves a thin coating behind which is a good thing. I would soften the beeswax if desired, with something like STP smoke stopper or ATF and harden it...
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    04-23-2018, 05:59 AM
    303Guy replied to a thread Beeswax lube Mix in Boolit Lube !
    Wouldn't that be anhydrous? And desalted?
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    04-23-2018, 03:15 AM
    With a motor you don't need the battery. Just spin the motor and it continues to run.
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    04-23-2018, 12:53 AM
    303Guy replied to a thread Shotgun insert in Cast Boolits
    Don't forget that it's not so much the pressure in the breach as the load on the breech face. A smaller case head will require a lot more pressure to produce the same load a shotshell would. Just to keep things in perspective. Remember the old...
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    04-23-2018, 12:42 AM
    The barrels were oiled, yes and modern primers. I've only noticed this rusting with a certain primer. I'm not sure so I don't want to mention brands. One barrel had been oiled and stored for a few years then one shot fired, bore cleaned and oiled...
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    04-22-2018, 03:50 AM
    I did some developments for my ancient carbine which was a Martini 303 carbine barrel on an 1896 Lee Enfield action. Now this barrel is worn like the rifling is rounded and the bore quite large and remember that in those days the bores were cut to...
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    04-22-2018, 01:53 AM
    303Guy replied to a thread Shotgun insert in Cast Boolits
    Welcome aboard Leeroy. :drinks: I'm with Leeroy. I want to do the same thing but my preference would be something based on the 303 Brit case, like a 40 or even 44. Then again, I have a 410 single barrel that is sitting there calling for an...
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    04-21-2018, 07:30 PM
    Aah yes. The king bush. Thanks.
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    04-21-2018, 06:55 PM
    Fat and heavy cast boolits seem to align in the bore very well. Even my rifle that puts a bullet skew will align a heavy (240gr) well. I'm super fast with a Remington 22lr sportmaster. Not so much with my Lee Enfields - I catch each case as...
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    04-21-2018, 06:24 PM
    I have a two-groove No4 that shoots Privi Partisan 180gr boat tails very accurately. They are .310 for a bore of .304 IIRC. Those privi's have the ogive further forward than larger diameter Hornady's or Speer's. I did recrown that rifle - by...
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    04-21-2018, 01:51 AM
    :drinks: Good to hear! Now we need photos. [smilie=1:
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    04-21-2018, 01:46 AM
    I've now found that oiling the abrasive pad patches works better. I used ATF which has a detergent in it, for better or worse. I gave my pig gun the treatment as this was leading with every shot, even low pressure loads. Now it doesn't. The...
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    04-18-2018, 11:54 PM
    303Guy replied to a thread 6.5x55 mm in Smokeless Paper Patching
    Looking forward to your results. :Fire:
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    04-18-2018, 03:45 AM
    The brass wool would not polish the steel. My bores are mostly rust roughened, hense my attempt to polish them up. I plan on loading up and taking an interesting gun, a martini 303 carbine on a MkI action with a lightweight sporter stock.
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    04-16-2018, 04:04 AM
    Photos of the abrasive pads.
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    04-16-2018, 02:36 AM
    No you can't, it's an indication only but some powders are more interchangeable. ADI make some of the Hodgdon and IMR powders.
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  • 303Guy's Avatar
    04-15-2018, 03:52 AM
    I would suggest trying two things - changinging powders and larger boolits. If a larger boolit will chamber in his rifle then why size them smaller? Have you recovered any of his fired boolits? I'm wondering whether gas erosion is occuring...
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    04-14-2018, 09:54 PM
    I think it will. I have had alloys that will bump to groove less paper thickness.
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    04-14-2018, 03:32 PM
    Probably both. Also, the bore might be polishing up a little. Does that 3031 leave the bore dirty, as in sooty? I use clays for subsonic load testing and it is so sooty. It might be lubing the bore. There is a trick you might try and that...
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    04-14-2018, 03:31 PM
    Sorry to take so long to reply to your question. I had to go down and do it again to remember what I did. Well, I did several things, the first was to fire a special fire-lapping bullet down the bore. That's the one that took out all the rust...
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    04-12-2018, 01:07 AM
    303Guy replied to a thread Potter hardness tester in Cast Boolits
    Are you able to post photos of it?
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    04-10-2018, 03:34 AM
    A spot of exposed lead with no tails looks something like this. This is printer paper, dry wrapped. Not high grade printer paper mind you.
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    04-10-2018, 03:31 AM
    303Guy replied to a thread Awesome range report in Cast Boolits
    Awesome! :Fire: :drinks:
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    04-10-2018, 02:52 AM
    The bore looks good. Very difficult to get a good shot of the bore though. I developed a load for a rifle with a well worn bore, starting from low velocity and working up until the patch was coming off the boolit. After a while the gun began to...
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    04-10-2018, 02:52 AM
    The bore looks good. **** difficult to get a good shot of the bore though. I developed a load for a rifle with a well worn bore, starting from low velocity and working up until the patch was coming off the boolit. After a while the gun began to...
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    04-10-2018, 02:42 AM
    First of all, welcome to the addiction. :mrgreen: Secondly - you've got a good wife! :drinks: Absence of confetti could mean one of two things; Either the patch is not coming off at the muzzle or the patch is getting ground to dust. I've...
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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