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  • MT Chambers's Avatar
    Today, 02:50 PM
    Anyone unsure of the .243 with cast needs to check CBA match records, one year a factory .243 Ruger 77 won all the marbles at cast boolit benchrest.
    13 replies | 404 view(s)
  • MT Chambers's Avatar
    Today, 02:47 PM
    I would "MASHBURN" any Bee just like I would "K" any .218 Mashburn Bee is lights out on varmints, easy fireform, extra velocity and cases last forever, unlike the std. Bee.
    16 replies | 188 view(s)
  • MT Chambers's Avatar
    Today, 01:10 PM
    Of your two choices, I'd definitely get the C. Sharps 1885.
    6 replies | 139 view(s)
  • MT Chambers's Avatar
    Today, 01:08 PM
    The CSA tang sight I got with my rifle displayed some slop, MVA and even Ukrainian sights which I have now do not display that same slop.
    4 replies | 80 view(s)
  • tazman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:08 AM
    I run that boolit at 1.260 in my unaltered Springfield Mil Spec barrel and 3 other 1911 pistols with great accuracy and zero feeding issues. I size at .452. I don't currently use either of the powders you mention, but I load midrange loads from...
    16 replies | 257 view(s)
  • tazman's Avatar
    09-16-2018, 10:42 PM
    I picked up a S&W 929 8 shot 9mm revolver. It used moon clips and had to have them since the chambers don't have stops in them to hold the cartridges in place. The revolver is extremely accurate and easy to shoot well. That said, I can't shoot it a...
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  • Hogtamer's Avatar
    09-16-2018, 07:49 PM
    ^^^^ Skeetx, you da man!
    20 replies | 262 view(s)
  • Hogtamer's Avatar
    09-16-2018, 05:49 PM
    If you can put your stuff in 6 qt containers friend, you haven't started yet! My crew (2 sons and grandson & me) shot about 8 boxes of 12 ga yesterday. They get a flat of shells each for birthday and Christmas. That generally gets burned up at...
    20 replies | 262 view(s)
  • tazman's Avatar
    09-16-2018, 01:10 PM
    My experience is also with a Henry in 45 colt. No problem with cast at all. Quite accurate. No leading with the combinations we were using.
    11 replies | 173 view(s)
  • largom's Avatar
    09-16-2018, 09:37 AM
    I would go with the 6.5 caliber. Could be Swedish 6.5x55, 260 Remington, 6.5x06, 6.5x284, or 6.5 Creedmore. The 6.5 bullet is more efficient than the 243.
    21 replies | 269 view(s)
  • tazman's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 11:18 PM
    I reload on a Lee Classic Cast turret, which means I do one case at a time. When I resize a case, it is easy to tell if one is cracked or a 380. The pressure on the handle is almost nonexistent with a cracked case as opposed to a normal one. Same...
    24 replies | 1085 view(s)
  • tazman's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 10:23 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Are you "particular"? in Cast Boolits
    If they stay in this hobby very long, everyone develops a system that works for them regarding the sequence they do things. A lot depends on their requirements for quality and volume. If your system works for you and produces what you need, well...
    52 replies | 849 view(s)
  • tazman's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 07:32 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Who likes 22 Short? in Rimfire Area
    When using shorts, you need to be sure and clean the chamber of your rifle( assuming it will also shoot LR). You can build up a fouling deposit in the front part of the chamber and it can make feeding and extraction of LR difficult. I know many...
    30 replies | 439 view(s)
  • tazman's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 07:24 PM
    The turrets on my scopes are either covered with caps(hunting scopes) or have reference marks that I have adjusted to zero out when the rifle is sighted in(target style). I check the location of the marks before I start shooting and go from there. ...
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  • tazman's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 07:13 PM
    WST is not only accurate, it is also very clean. Less powder fouling in the gun or on the brass. It also smells different in a nice way. I use 4.1 grains under both 200 grain SWC and 230 RN(both cast and jacketed).
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  • MT Gianni's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 05:12 PM
    Well I am a 223 shooter but don't see how this applies to either the Contender or Savage bolt. Sure don't shoot 3000 Whisperer or BO. You might consider rewording the title.
    23 replies | 1027 view(s)
  • MT Gianni's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 05:05 PM
    My "heavy" load is RCBS 98 swc. Lighter loads are a Lyman 95 gr wc and Lee 90 swc. I frame Smith Preregulation Police made about 1953.
    33 replies | 399 view(s)
  • tazman's Avatar
    09-15-2018, 03:24 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Who likes 22 Short? in Rimfire Area
    I started my 22 rimfire shooting back in 1962 using 22short hollow points. I used them for squirrels for years. I finally switched over to 22lr when I got into a place where longer shots were available. They are quieter than lr shells. I have taken...
    30 replies | 439 view(s)
  • tazman's Avatar
    09-14-2018, 09:51 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Are you "particular"? in Cast Boolits
    Billiards is something I understood from a mental perspective and enjoyed doing, but, I could never master. I was never even good at it. I think a 5 year old who could push a cue could have beaten me.
    52 replies | 849 view(s)
  • tazman's Avatar
    09-14-2018, 08:14 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Are you "particular"? in Cast Boolits
    MyFlatline----That reminds me of the other kind of person you run into at competitions. They have to bet or they don't want to play. I can understand money making things a bit more exciting. It just isn't that way for someone shooting on a...
    52 replies | 849 view(s)
  • tazman's Avatar
    09-14-2018, 04:11 PM
    tazman replied to a thread Are you "particular"? in Cast Boolits
    If you are shooting for utmost precision, I can understand and see the need for meticulous care in everything having to do with their care and feeding. For those who only need things to be good enough, that just isn't necessary. You can be content...
    52 replies | 849 view(s)
  • MT Gianni's Avatar
    09-14-2018, 04:02 PM
    I once stuck a bolt due to a new scale and being a fool. Scale check weights found it weighed light by 2 grains @ 45 grains.
    19 replies | 687 view(s)
  • tazman's Avatar
    09-14-2018, 02:02 PM
    Interesting. I realize this isn't the answer to your question but, I currently have Titegroup loaded in my Lee Pro Auto Disk hopper and it has been in there for two weeks now with no ill effects on the hopper that I can see. I just got done...
    8 replies | 227 view(s)
  • Hogtamer's Avatar
    09-13-2018, 10:48 PM
    Do yourself a favor after you get set up and pattern your gun/choke/shells at distance. Forget the 30" circle, get an 8" splatter target on a bigger piece of board to see your real killing pattern. Good luck and keep us posted.
    26 replies | 363 view(s)
  • MT Chambers's Avatar
    09-13-2018, 10:21 PM
    The price for that '95 seems pretty steep, my '95 was quite a bit less then that.
    14 replies | 340 view(s)
  • Hogtamer's Avatar
    09-13-2018, 08:15 PM
    Definitely full choke.....maybe! Only your gun will tell you. But I would bet on full for the tightest pattern using standard buck loads. The exception would be the flite control wads in federal but I don't think they make it in 20 ga. buck...
    26 replies | 363 view(s)
  • Hogtamer's Avatar
    09-13-2018, 05:04 PM
    Good on you Taylor, I haven't shot any BIG LEAD in a while, got a big stash loaded though.
    8 replies | 271 view(s)
  • MT Gianni's Avatar
    09-13-2018, 04:10 PM
    Richard Lee comes close to stating it, but leaves it very much implied in Modern Reloading Edition 1 pages 125 and 126. He leaves us with his opinion that if a bullet needs sizing it is poorly manufactured and designed implying that his are not.
    28 replies | 833 view(s)
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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