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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 02:27 AM
    I have a PW 375 in 10ga/3 1/2" 12 ga but its not on the table for trade. No 16 ga stuff at all. What I am willing to spend is based on condition. What do you think is fair?
    2 replies | 35 view(s)
  • bangerjim's Avatar
    Today, 12:40 AM
    I do not need or ever use 2 coats but the logic of your thread above makes sense. I have found that re-baking 10 min PC does not harm it. So it sounds like from your testing, 2x5=10! Thanks for posting the idea. banger
    3 replies | 64 view(s)
  • bangerjim's Avatar
    Today, 12:33 AM
    Beagle......somewhere on here I read that PC is around 45 Bhn. It would take something more sophisticate than our Cabine's or Lee's to test it. A PC shop should have a good idea. It is definitely hard enough for my usage! banger
    9 replies | 315 view(s)
  • goodsteel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:28 PM
    It's got to be that long nose that's causing the problem. It's just not supported. I see the 311466 actually did best in this test which I hate to see, but I understand why. Even though the 311466 isn't shaped very well for long destance flight,...
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  • Crawdaddy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:44 PM
    I believe ups will do it. Seems like it has to have a orm -d label and has to ship ground. A call to them will confirm.
    6 replies | 188 view(s)
  • bangerjim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    I never have had any success doing that. Glad you do. My molds just do not get up to full casting temp sitting about the pot while it is heating. And you cannot heat more than one at a time. I heat up to four 6-cavity molds on my hotplate, and use...
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:09 PM
    The more wattage the better. I use a lab grade 1,500 watt flat top electronic controlled plate with great success. It WILL melt lead easily! Don't ask why I know!?!?!?!?! I works great for heating up to 4) six cavity molds at a time. I just heat...
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  • bangerjim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:00 PM
    You should only need 10 min total per most of the directions that come with most powders. This 20-30 minute bake thing was started by someone on here without any need and is a totally waste of time and electricity from my point of...
    3 replies | 64 view(s)
  • bangerjim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:55 PM
    Just take one to a scrap yard and have them x-ray test it and all the mystery and guessing will be over. That is what I do. I have no idea where you live as you have left that out of your profile. Knowing that is a great help to those of us that...
    17 replies | 450 view(s)
  • bangerjim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:51 PM
    If you do not normally melt boolits with your convection oven (which you probably will NOT) I feel it is a waste of time to put a controller and t/c on a simple toaster oven. Once you know where 400F is on your dial using a good oven tnermometer, it...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:19 PM
    If we are going to get picky the commercial Dillon machines started with the RL 1000, next was the RL 1050 and now the Super 1050. No D1030's or D1050's in the lineup.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:29 PM
    NextI shot the 48 gr AA4350 load. Thevelocity was 2598 fps but accuracy did not essentially improve as the group wasstill large at 7.3. Moving on to the 50gr load the velocity was 2822 fps and accuracy was worse at 9 for the 9 shotsthat were on...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:25 PM
    Imoved on the test the ELCO bullet in Dawn, my 30x60 XCB rifle. Ifirst shot 3 foulers and then shot the control group using the 30 XCB bulletover the start load of 46 gr AA4350. Aswe see they went into the usual 1.68 group at the expected...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:21 PM
    Thetest load of 47.2 gr AA4350 managed to keep them on paper with a 13.6 group. The velocity was 2543 fps. The ELCO Bullet should be well stabilized ina 14 twist at that velocity according to the Miller stabilization formula. As we see obvious...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:14 PM
    Not the early ones. I have a S&W 337 PD that I love. It weights in a 10.6 oz but it doesn't understand what it is. It thinks its a target pistol. It has the best out of the box single action trigger I have ever felt. It loves Federal 38 Special...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:12 PM
    In the 30x60 XCB rifle (Dawn with 16 twistbarrel 31 long) I decided to push the ELCO bullet from 2500 fps or so to 2800+fps using AA4350 as the powder as it has proven accuracy potential with boththe 311466 and the 30 XCB bullets in that same...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:10 PM
    Testing the NOE309-169-FN at HV Earlierin this thread I stated; I conjecture (the 309-169-FN) ELCO bullet may indeed dowell to perhaps 2500+ fps in a 14" twist XCB but doubt it will performwell above that, especially in the 2600 - 2900+ fps...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
    I highly recommend this kit. I have both the Brooks and Yodave. Doesn't look like the should work but they are outstanding http://www.yodaveproducts.com/ ...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:44 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Get those pesky moles! in Our Town
    Propane is heavier than air. Had an issue with a mole in my mom's garden. The ground was so soft that the mole would just tunnel around any traps and the mole bombs can't be used in gardens. Stuck a hose into the whole and ran about five pounds...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:30 PM
    Looking to purchase a Pacific DL-266 12 ga press.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:28 PM
    I am in the process of doing the same thing. I am going with an original Winchester Hi-Wall with a 34" Krieger 1 in 16 stainless steel barrel.
    14 replies | 226 view(s)
  • bangerjim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:34 PM
    One of the early PC'ing methods was to dissolve powder in Acetone and slop it on. Worked for some.......not me. VERY messy and lumpt and required 2-3 coats. PC will dissolve in acetone and laq thinner (made from acetone) and MEK. When...
    8 replies | 118 view(s)
  • bangerjim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
    bangerjim replied to a thread drippy pot in Cast Boolits
    Looks like you have some kind of mechanical alignment problem with the seat, valve, and rod. Carp happens. The type of metal makes no difference. You have some little gap in the seat that came from the factory or from banging around during...
    21 replies | 370 view(s)
  • goodsteel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:29 PM
    Where? Are they selling cheap? 45-70 is an absolute monster of a cartridge that will dislocate your shoulder if you're brave enough to pull the trigger. I consider them unfit for ownership, and I'm trying to protect as many poor unsuspecting...
    24 replies | 827 view(s)
  • goodsteel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:26 PM
    I used to shoot RCBS green lube. Talk about an indoor range eye burner! That was like peeling onions at the bench! I havnt shot indoors in years, so I can't speak to the smoke level of more modern/appropriate lubes. However, I will concede that...
    77 replies | 2230 view(s)
  • bangerjim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:22 PM
    bangerjim replied to a thread drippy pot in Cast Boolits
    Lap. I NEVER use anything but beeswax in my 4-20's and have NEVER had any dripping problems. EVER! Sawdust and other chunky thing can (somehow!) get down into your valve and cause problems. Also if your pot does NOT have the metal weight...
    21 replies | 370 view(s)
  • bangerjim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:10 PM
    Forget all your "common" gun solvent You are not dealing with grease or lead here! Start with pure Acetone/brush/patches. Plug each end with some pathes or rags and let some Acetone sit in the barrel for a few hours. Brush well and the patches....
    8 replies | 118 view(s)
  • swheeler's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:21 AM
    swheeler replied to a thread American Sniper DVD in Our Town
    I watched it last night, good movie.
    7 replies | 205 view(s)
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April 15, 1947 (68)
About Larry Gibson
My first reloads were with cast bullets in the 30-30 when I was 14.
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Shooting, what else?
Retired U.S. Army. Currently contract Research and development of ammuntion and relaods


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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