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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 01:32 AM
    Scott bump up your temp a little to see if the paint flows more even.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 12:40 AM
    Tried them in my 22 Hornet same results and lots of ricochets.
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  • ol skool's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 AM
    ol skool started a thread Pepper Mills in Cookin' Recipe's
    Hey: I need some advice on a pepper mill. The ones we've tried are all about he same. I'm looking for a pepper mill that just flat out puts out some pepper. Manual type, no electric. Prefer a cranks style but that doesn't matter as much as...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:20 PM
    Most data states 482 F is need to have any annealing effect on cartridge brass regardless of soak time.
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:08 PM
    I agree, but am old school and believe more speed equal more energy transfer for a quicker kill. Slow or fast both will kill a deer but I'd rather have some reassurance. Kinda like shooting a animal with same bullet out of a 22 hornet vs a 22-250....
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:46 PM
    Here is some more of his red I did on Lee 200s the other day. All swirled for 30 seconds. There is so much powder build up that when I remove them and drop in another container and bounce up and down a few times to remove the excess so I get an even...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    HF powder is your problem. Those look Awsome compared to my HF red job. Lol hand tumbling HF red looked like chickenpox on my boolits after shaking on and off for 15 min. I gave up and ordered some quality PC. Order some red from smoke...a vender...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    Yes it is true the arsenals switched from the recommended extruded powder to ball powder. The residue left by the powder was a calcium/carbon deposit that was very hard. The gas piston of the M16 series is part of the bolt with the cylinder being...
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    Yesterday, 08:22 PM
    I haven't harvested anything with my 265g devistator hollow points but can tell you there isn't much recoil difference between 1000fps I tried with trailboss vs 19g of h110 at 1675fps out of my 77/44. The 300g Lee I cast have a little bit more...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:16 PM
    "Are you trying to say the 14 twist didn't stabilize the bullet and it tumbled causing more damage? Might be where the story of smooth bore M16's got stated." Not stating that at all. I didn't mention anything about a "smooth bore M16" either. ...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:08 PM
    Larry can address that far better than I can. He live it. That is just one of the issues on why the M16 had issues. McNamra and the slide rule boys made a bunch of changes to the M16 and ammo. They also ignored Stoner on most of his...
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    Yesterday, 08:01 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Goose hunting in Hunting with CB's
    For large dark geese I use these: https://www.rogerssportinggoods.com/ammunition/fiocchi-steel/fiocchi-steel-heavy-steel-12-gauge-3-1-2.html Normally I shoot 70 to 80 large geese a season. I do not hunt lessers or snows but I do get 3 or 4 a...
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    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
    These mushrooms are 7-7.5 BH that were PC and GC 44 mag devastators. My mix was pure lead(lead flooring sheets) and 6% pewter. My pure lead started out between 5-6 BH and the pewter didn't harden it much. I chronied them at 1675fps at 15 yards out...
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    Yesterday, 07:40 PM
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    Yesterday, 07:32 PM
    During WWII and Korea ammo was hard to get it was common to score or cut the point off of 30 cal FMJ's so they would expand. Thin jacket is a relative term. The 55 grain M193 bullet ricochets like crazy. In my early days I tried shooting...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:22 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    My 400 and 500 gr loads for my 450-400-70 Siamese Mauser run 49 - 55 ft/lbs of recoil. When I fire the 500s from a sitting position they roll me over backwards.....lots of fun...... No application? Obviously you've not hunted elk in a pole...
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    Yesterday, 07:07 PM
    300 should not have hurt it. http://bisonballistics.com/articles/the-science-of-cartridge-brass-annealing
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:32 PM
    Per various gun rags like the Rifleman the claim was that the 55 grain ball M193 bullet was designed too be base heavy so when fired from the initial designed 14 twist barrels the bullet was marginally stabile and it would tumble on impact. The 14...
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    Yesterday, 05:02 PM
    "When that early Vietnam issue 5.56 ammo was used, and if it performed right, it blew a mighty big hole in the enemie's body that a 7.62x51 wouldn't do." Have to disagree. I was in Viet Nam in early '65 and then on to other target rich...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:03 PM
    A few more of smokes powder I mixed. And recovered boolits with proof that his powder stays on... The red 44's were shot with trailboss through wood pallets and The blue ones were from my 450 bushmaster with hot loads that hit rocks...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:55 PM
    A few more...all shake n baked/ hand tumbled using smokes powder A couple of the devistators on the left have smokes clear on them.
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:49 PM
    Smokes clear is definitely the smoothest. The only bad thing is I ding the boolits up doing it. Even tumbling one at a time. But the clear fills in the dings...it's like a cleat coat of varnish.
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:45 PM
    I don't think I ever showed off Smoke's red I hand tumbled...smooth as silk. 'Twas a good day...wish they all could be as smooth. Lol
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:12 PM
    Showing back in stock now.
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    Yesterday, 02:05 PM
    I appears some miss-terminology is being used. Appling the term plus or minus to the function of a GO/NO GO gage is not correct. GO gages go and NO GO gages don't go. Simple as that. The gage tolerance does come into play for selecting the...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:36 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread What are they? in Cast Boolits
    Appears the cartridge photo's are with the wrong headstamp photo's? The MF FA 83 appears to be 7.62x51 made at the Footscray or Maribyrnong ammunition plant in Australia. The stripper clip on it is of M14 style. Note there is no + with the...
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    Yesterday, 10:20 AM
    goodsteel replied to a thread New to this in Casting for Shotguns
    I hope the pot will work for you. I got it right from a guy that was getting out of the hobby and I haven't tried it yet, but it's a Lyman, and Lyman is good stuff. The advice I gave you was tuned specifically to your interest in round ball loads,...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:50 AM
    Try some slip 2000 lube or similar and try another mag if you have one. Some guns are picky and won't cycle low pressure/velocity rounds. Had a bushmaster that use to do that all the time. I fixed the problem by selling it and replaced it with a...
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April 15, 1947 (70)
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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“Deficient observation is merely a form of ignorance and responsible for the many morbid notions and foolish ideas prevailing.”
― Nikola Tesla


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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