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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 01:44 AM
    A wildcat based on a 30/30 operating at higher pressures could be a problem. SAAMI 30/30 or under loads not so much. Also for calculating breech thrust it's the internal area of the case not the rim diameter that matters. The SAAMI spec for...
    20 replies | 451 view(s)
  • Conditor22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:36 PM
    WTB/WTT for SPRINGFIELD 1903, 1903A1, 1903A3, EXTRACTOR I have lead, linotype, monotype, many different colors of powdercoating, cash (paypal) Went shooting 1907 US Remington 30-06 Model 1903 and the extractor broke :(
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:02 PM
    Do you have any first hand knowledge of a 30/30 stretching a Contender frame? I have personally seen stretched frames from the 375 Win and the 45/70 but never in 30/30 or 7-30 Waters. The 375 Win is the only one that I am aware of that could...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:58 PM
    Well it makes perfect sense if you’re out in the yard shooting your gun and they’re still standing there staring at you. I would assume they are tame and raised. I believe you can buy Eastern turkey eggs as well to hatch. Turkeys here in Wisconsin...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:12 PM
    Yeah check out turkey breeds, blue slate, royal palm, and bronze. These were the domesticated ones that looked almost like the eastern wild turkey and I raised all of them. I think the bronze or royal palm are the closest.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:05 PM
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:04 PM
    If they walk right up to you the odds are somebody probably hatched them from an egg or raised them from polts and their tame. I don’t know if you still can but about 10 to 15 years ago you could buy them right here at Farm and Fleet or eggs on line...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:39 PM
    Curious where your shot placement was on the deer. The more I read it seems if it’s a head on shot in the chest it seems like deer either drop or don’t go far but on a broadside heart and lung shot the bets are off. Seems like the majority of the...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:40 AM
    I did some googling on pure, soft cast lead bullets and 44 mag. Not a lot info ran into yet but there was a poster that powder coated and gas check them and ran them at 1300 ft./s with no leading. He claimed shooting them through 4 x 4 posts would...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:25 AM
    Well after two different posts here in the last week and my experience last year of deer getting shot with good shots and running away like they’re not hit and zero blood it sounds pretty much the norm for the 44 mag and cast if you don’t hit them...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-20-2019, 10:55 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Odd lube choice? in Boolit Lube !
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    11-20-2019, 09:51 PM
    I voted number two because I tried number one last year and don’t like trailing deer over 100 yards with zero blood trails with broadside double longshots. I want as much energy transfer and damage as possible to drop the animal where it stands....
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    11-20-2019, 09:42 PM
    tomme boy replied to a thread tulu HP in Military Rifles
    Get the 154gr soft points. They expand
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    11-20-2019, 09:39 PM
    Mossberg is a copy of the Savage soooo.... The Axis has one flaw that can be a problem. It can have light primer strikes. But it is so rare it is moot. All that is needed is some polishing and it goes away. Your smiths must be Remington guys if they...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    11-20-2019, 08:32 PM
    Doesn’t sound like your boolit ever expanded. I had the same type of results last year on two out of three deer I shot with my Ruger 7744 loaded at 1750 ft./s. I used 265 grain Lyman devastators. I believe my alloy was too hard because none of...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-20-2019, 05:42 PM
    While reloading as a gift does have a possible liability concern the same can be said for cooking a meal for someone or giving someone a ride in your car.
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    11-20-2019, 05:34 PM
    I got mine at Sportsman's Warehouse. It also shoots surprisingly well in my Single Six.
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    11-20-2019, 04:51 PM
    One of the great things about 22's is that there's lots of ammo out there now to try. I recently discovered Aguila Pistol Match Competition. It shoots like a house-a-fire from my Marvel 1911 Conversion. I had a bunch of Thunderduds that I gave away...
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  • Conditor22's Avatar
    11-20-2019, 04:08 PM
    I use sawdust and then dip a candle in (and mix) just before casting. It does better than just sawdust
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  • Conditor22's Avatar
    11-20-2019, 04:05 PM
    You can use a transparent hot melt glue stick to see the bore of your gun. stick the glue stick in the chamber and have a light source nearby it will illuminate the bore.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    11-20-2019, 02:45 PM
    A gift is personal use. The gift was produced as a gift and not for produced for livelihood or profit. While finding example of reloading are more challenging it is easy to find the BATF view on what "personal use" is relating to the occasional...
    43 replies | 1295 view(s)
  • Conditor22's Avatar
    11-20-2019, 01:56 PM
    I cast that mold at 720° with good results. You may need a little more tin and preheat your mold to 400° You could try pressure casting to start by hold each cavity up to the spout and filling the cavity.
    11 replies | 1301 view(s)
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April 15, 1947 (72)
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