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    Yesterday, 11:34 PM
    I had it so bad the computer went into deep freeze. ISP had a hard time figuring it out, finally sent out a techrep on the fifth day. No idea what the problem was, but they fixed it. Call your ISP.
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    Yesterday, 09:50 AM
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    Yesterday, 09:50 AM
    Look at some trajectory charts. For any appreciable increase in flat trajectory, you need to add 300 fps to your current load.
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  • Suo Gan's Avatar
    05-21-2017, 03:34 PM
    Weed burner. You'll have it done in no time. Harbor fright has them for like fifteen bucks. Don't do it over concrete. I know what your thinking. But it will be a bear to get it off the concrete. Do it over dirt or better yet a scrap piece of...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    05-19-2017, 10:31 AM
    great spreadsheet! Thank you for going to all the effort to do this. I had just crunched some numbers on a Superhard/reclaimed shot alloy mix and your spreadsheet matched my pencil/paper/calculator math without all the effort! Bruce
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    05-18-2017, 09:28 AM
    creeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaakkkkkk! Opening the casket to update that my search for a middleweight 6.5 mold has concluded. I just found a Lyman two-cavity mould on Ebay that is cut for their 266455 and their 320366 bullets. It was a buy-now auction and I...
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    05-16-2017, 12:31 AM
    a 30-39 is a .308x39mm Wildcat that I believe was designed in the 70/80s as a .30 American cartridge. Actual 30 caliber bore with bigger cartridge space than the 30 Carbine.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    05-15-2017, 10:16 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread Black bear fun in Hunting with CB's
    I've got both black and grizzly around. I'm not too concerned about either, as the "researchers" haven't messed with them. If we get one that is a nuisance, the F&G will bring out a trap, and relocate them, so they can be a problem for someone else.
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  • lead chucker's Avatar
    05-15-2017, 05:58 AM
    lead chucker replied to a thread 40 S&W from 9mm in Swaging
    Thanks Duke. I have read a lot of the stuff you posted especially the 5.7mmx28 for 30 cal and it has helped me alot. The 40 from 9mm is pretty strait forward. I also made dies for my 44 from 40 smithe cases. Same thing just a bigger version. This is...
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  • lead chucker's Avatar
    05-15-2017, 05:34 AM
    lead chucker replied to a thread 40 S&W from 9mm in Swaging
    Thanks for the pics that helps. Its pretty much what I had envisioned. Not sure if I'm skilled enough to make one.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    05-14-2017, 09:29 PM
    Or, you can use a small ball peen hammer and an anvil, to stretch the nose of the safe engagement a few thousandths.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    05-13-2017, 09:46 PM
    No idea on aluminum. It's been years ago, but I did post the picture here of the barrel section I tried the fiberglass on. I ain't gonna search for it.
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  • lead chucker's Avatar
    05-13-2017, 06:43 PM
    lead chucker replied to a thread 40 S&W from 9mm in Swaging
    Fred, what's the inside of the die look like? Is it a two part die?
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  • lead chucker's Avatar
    05-13-2017, 04:12 AM
    lead chucker replied to a thread 40 S&W from 9mm in Swaging
    Those are nice looking bullets. I'm trying to figure out how to make mine look like XTP bullets. Seems guys have been shooting these bullets with no problems. On a different post I was asking about cases with out primers. I would think you could...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    05-12-2017, 07:34 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Musket debut in Muzzleloading.
    I beg to differ. I'm currently building the last guns for North Star West, and I knew Curly for many years. Curly had made all of the lock part patterns, and the wax casts were sent out to be cast, and then returned for final polish and assembly....
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    05-12-2017, 07:28 PM
    What I used was a rod that was sold to be used in muzzleloaders. Try it for yourself. Pull your barrel, and start sawing back and forth on the underside. Let me know your results. I know what mine was, and I know I will never put fiberglas in one of...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    05-12-2017, 10:50 AM
    I did some testing of fiberglas rods on a section of barrel years ago. It was clear that I could have completely sawed the barrel in half with it. Best substitute is brass.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    05-12-2017, 09:03 AM
    I figured I wasn't the first one to tread this path. I have just never considered all the possibilities before. I sent Larry some bullets, and I'm sure looking forward to seeing his results. I'm not as old as you are Rick, I had to give $4 a...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    05-11-2017, 10:39 AM
    I have a couple friends using around 40 gr. 3f in .54's for plinking.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    05-10-2017, 12:32 AM
    I have the same problem. I just load the .44 down to pleasant levels, and enjoy it.
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  • lead chucker's Avatar
    05-08-2017, 02:02 PM
    lead chucker replied to a thread 9mm brass in Swaging
    I sized these and de caped them years ago to reload but don't shoot my 9mm's that much any more. I figured I would sacrifice them for 40 cal bullets. I will wait till I process some 223 and blackout brass and save the spent primers.
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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