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  • 303Guy's Avatar
    08-01-2020, 08:43 PM
    SO2 is not the only health hazard. Zinc sulfide is not good either plus the zinc oxides that can form. Zinc fume fever. Hydrogen sulfides can also form, also not healthy.
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    08-01-2020, 07:11 PM
    I converted my mini 14 to straight pull. I liked it that way but found the manual operation was too noisy when hunting - that noise is disguised by the muzzle blast, so I went back to auto cycle. On manual, the cases would drop in a small pile and...
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  • 303Guy's Avatar
    08-01-2020, 06:06 PM
    You might try a 32 pistol boolit, sized to fit an unsized neck, with a light charge of Clays or BE or similar. The idea being that the boolit is held concentric to the bore and is virtually in contact with the throat so enters the bore...
    31 replies | 1059 view(s)
  • 303Guy's Avatar
    08-01-2020, 05:15 PM
    Interesting comment on the CCI SV at 100 yds. I found that at 25 yds with CCI sub-sonic. With a suppressor, the velocity difference from shot to shot was very apparent. CCI sub-sonic is supposed to be 10 fps slower than SV but it was too fast to...
    36 replies | 4500 view(s)
  • 303Guy's Avatar
    07-30-2020, 12:49 AM
    303Guy replied to a thread Powderless .22's in Rimfire Area
    Way back when Pontius was still a pilot, I tried BB caps in a revolver. Fouled the chambers to the point LR's wouldn't chamber. They left a ring of deposit around the case mouth.
    19 replies | 571 view(s)
  • 303Guy's Avatar
    07-29-2020, 05:13 PM
    And he carried on shooting after the first one?!!! :confused: I was shooting with a buddy once. He was having trouble. Some rounds were mild and some pretty stout. He just carried on shooting. A few weeks later he told me the rifle jammed up....
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    07-29-2020, 04:46 PM
    And then you discovered you had taken a list which you put in your pocket but forgot? :mrgreen: Not saying that has ever happened to me or anything. [smilie=1: I may have one or two single shot 22's lying around. 22 mag could be an option. ...
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    07-28-2020, 04:16 PM
    That should not be difficult to achieve. I'm thinking of doing the same thing. Have you tried googling toaster oven wiring diagrams? I haven't - yet. Ok, I've had a look and there is quite a variety out there.
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  • 303Guy's Avatar
    07-28-2020, 04:03 PM
    It's interesting to note what those "high" pressures actually are. Like 10,000 to 11,000 CUP. Normal pressures for the cartridge as you say but lower velocity. I looked at 44 Russian. My concern for Trail Boss for my purposes is the rate of...
    46 replies | 1674 view(s)
  • 303Guy's Avatar
    07-28-2020, 01:19 AM
    The 16 twist hornet will stabilize Hornady 60gr spire points just fine, with a stiff charge of Lil'Gun (around 680 fps). The k-hornet cannot handle Lil'Gun with heavy bullets (above 50gr). An interesting snippet; the standard hornet out performed...
    10 replies | 354 view(s)
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    07-25-2020, 02:12 AM
    What's even more scary is the second story where the bolts of two rifles locked up and the guy who loaded the ammo went into denial and off to the range to "show them there was nothing wrong with his loads" and an hour later the report came back...
    22 replies | 1284 view(s)
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    07-24-2020, 06:18 AM
    I think I will follow your example. Especially now that I have two identical looking powders. I didn't use the second one before because of that. I did practice the one powder on the bench at a time principle but the flag idea adds braces to the...
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    07-24-2020, 05:45 AM
    I can't shoot out my window either. But I do have a range ten minutes away. We have winter rain so I'm not sure it's open. I still have to set up my loading bench anyway and load up some ammo. Have got your ammo ready for testing? I'm keen to...
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    07-20-2020, 10:25 PM
    303Guy replied to a thread A sad day yesterday. in Cast Boolits
    I would never have suspected that such a thing could happen. I know what I would do with it. Something that rimes with light and plinking. [smilie=1:
    11 replies | 1036 view(s)
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    07-20-2020, 09:46 PM
    I was looking at a smaller gas bottle at the scrap metal dealer. I didn't ask for it because I know I have stainless steel pots I kept for the purpose. But I did get 5kg sheet lead for the price of 4! I have a BBQ gas burner that would be ideal...
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    07-20-2020, 05:27 PM
    303Guy replied to a thread How big is too big in Cast Boolits
    I would only be concerned with boolit base edge feathering if it's a plain base and then only if it negatively effects accuracy.
    31 replies | 1057 view(s)
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    07-19-2020, 09:45 PM
    I've made black powder once or twice. I won't brag about my first attempts but I can advise on what not to do. Like drying it in the kitchen oven. Ok. so I got more savvy and made some decent stuff that I loaded in my 44 mag which worked but I...
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    07-19-2020, 05:19 PM
    303Guy replied to a thread A lot ingredients??! in Boolit Lube !
    I wonder how it compares with Tectyl 506 corrosion inhibitor? I have considered getting a can and spraying it all out into a container to dry and using it as an ingredient. I read somewhere that the original Alox was used as a corrosion inhibitor...
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  • 303Guy's Avatar
    07-19-2020, 04:12 AM
    I've just bought what would be half kg of H4198. I've been wanting to try some for quite a while but thought I could get by with 4227. So I finally got some plus a half kg of Varget.
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    07-17-2020, 12:18 AM
    I'm a Lil'Gun fan too. In the 22 hornet. I see that it is great in the 300 BO and a few other cartridges. It's not so great in a 303 Brit. It burns way slower in the hornet than 4227 but in the Brit it burns way faster! In short, I would stay...
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    07-15-2020, 10:15 PM
    It's carbon conducting the spark to ground that is the issue. It's a spark hitting a conductive, flammable (and in this case, explosive) substance that is the concern. The spark wouldn't hit it if it was an insulating material. The real issue is...
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    07-14-2020, 07:18 PM
    That depends on what primers are being used. One should never depend on the primers! Having said that, I have worked out a system for comparing pressures using primers. My primary system is following the load tables but I don't normally go...
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    07-13-2020, 09:56 PM
    Brass is a substitution alloy which means that zinc atoms replace copper atoms so differences in alloying percentages would be proportional to the difference in atomic weight. The difference in atomic weight is small at 3.33% so a change in alloy...
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    07-13-2020, 09:03 PM
    I would suggest that usage wise they would pretty much be interchangeable, keeping to the load data of course. H4198 is an extreme powder and for that reason I would choose it. In fact I have - I recently bought some. Well, it's also more readily...
    32 replies | 33885 view(s)
  • 303Guy's Avatar
    07-13-2020, 06:04 PM
    303Guy replied to a thread Sandbox bullet trap in Cast Boolits
    What about a double front board with a gap between them. Any leakage will fall between them. Even put the landscaping fabric or carpet pieces between them. Jammed up rag makes a good boolit catch too so maybe even stuffing rags in the gap. That...
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  • 303Guy's Avatar
    07-12-2020, 08:16 PM
    I've alloyed the copper in by first adding tin the dipping a piece of tinned copper in the melt at some elevated temp. It takes a while but eventually the copper dissolves into the lead-tin alloy. this way one can limit the copper uptake. I found...
    21 replies | 2177 view(s)
  • no34570's Avatar
    07-12-2020, 07:14 AM
    Sorry,have to back out of this one,cannot afford it,have to put what money I have to paying my loan off,sorry ! :(
    144 replies | 34454 view(s)
  • 303Guy's Avatar
    07-11-2020, 05:34 PM
    That looks good!
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    07-08-2020, 08:41 PM
    303Guy replied to a thread .32-20 grouping in Leverguns
    I recently picked up a Russian Toz 22. This things open sights are amazing for my eyes. I can see both target and front sight in focus simultaneously! I can move focus from front sight to target and see no difference. There's something to the...
    19 replies | 1076 view(s)
  • 303Guy's Avatar
    07-08-2020, 06:14 AM
    I don't believe IMR 4895 and H4895 are the same. H4895 is an extreme powder while IMR 4895 is not.
    18 replies | 1016 view(s)
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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