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  • 303Guy's Avatar
    09-02-2017, 06:01 PM
    I managed to get a close up of my deep pin prick bore. This gun clearly has far worse bore condition to yours but if I cut the barrel back a bit more it would probably be Ok for shooting. As it is it spins the boolits just fine.
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    09-02-2017, 03:32 PM
    I use 'Hodgdon' simply because it is made on my doorstep and is thus very available. I do have a few ball powders to experiment with.
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    08-29-2017, 02:18 AM
    I want to say shoot it as it is and make it work - which it probably will but then you are talking 35-40. Mmmm ........ But seriously, you may find it will shoot very well as is with the right combo. Don't ignore paper patching as an...
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    08-29-2017, 02:07 AM
    That bullet would never have stabilized anyway. :mrgreen: Actually, it's more like an arrow. It's scary how wrong cartridges can chamber. 308 in 270. Apparently without bullet setback. But this thing about banging a cartridge into...
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    08-28-2017, 03:25 AM
    Looking at the cartridge specs I would say the only way a 300 Blackout can chamber in a 223 is for the bullet to get pushed back into the case. The cartridge would then headspace on the pushed in bullet, possibly against the powder holding the...
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    08-28-2017, 01:11 AM
    May I ask what problem the messy loaded rounds cause?
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    08-27-2017, 01:21 PM
    The idea of fire-lapping is to remove the sharp edges on the pits and that's about all. Just so the pits don't scrape bullit/boolit material off. I rescued a 22 barrel using kitchen abrasive once. My Dad's Orberndorf Mauser. I 'restored' a...
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    08-27-2017, 04:25 AM
    Good Cheer, I have a very accurate rifle with a bore like that. But mine has that bore condition throughout. I shoot jacketed's in it with a hard waxy lube melted onto the slight boat tail. This keeps the bore lubed. I get zero copper fouling in...
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    08-27-2017, 03:17 AM
    This one has deep pin prick pitting near the muzzle. They don't show in the photo though.
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    08-27-2017, 03:12 AM
    Did it look something like this? This one still has some resemblance of rifling and does spin a boolit without stripping or leading but not very fast. I cut a piece off and fire-lapped it.
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    08-26-2017, 08:33 PM
    Be careful with rolling compound into the patch. I did that once and the patch would not let the neck go. I ended up with a brass jacketed boolit and a neck-less case!
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    08-26-2017, 02:04 AM
    303Guy replied to a thread Lead Pipe in Cast Boolits
    I picked up some 3" lead pipe from my scrap dealer. No way is it pure. It's quite tough, pretty ideal for cast boolits I'd say. Under sink drain pipe would be pure, yes. But this 3" lead pipe was external down pipe (painted). I've had lead...
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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