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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 03:14 PM
    I haven't any idea why everyone has a problem with cast in 9mm. I've been casting for it with several different molds and loading 9mm's since '69. I've shot my loads (thousands of them) out of many different 9mm handguns, subguns and a couple...
    34 replies | 449 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    Today, 02:54 PM
    Loctite is a temporary solution, due to the heating and cooling cycles it doesn't hold very long. As previously said you have to be 100% sure you have the right tension before it sets up or :(:(:(
    11 replies | 257 view(s)
  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Today, 01:17 PM
    I have been loading the Lee C309-170F in my 300 Win Mag with 26gr of 5744. It's a soft shooting and scary accurate load. It works really, really well in that caliber. 5744 is one of my favorite CB powders, next to the discontinued SR4759.
    12 replies | 226 view(s)
  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Today, 01:06 PM
    Yep, some guns are more of a stinker than others. Iv'e had the best luck with a Beretta 92FS. That thing will gobble just about anything I put through it. I think one of the biggest things to watch for is the boolit diameter getting squeezed down...
    34 replies | 449 view(s)
  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Today, 10:29 AM
    Welcome to Cast Boolits! Here's the sticky: http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?121607-Setting-up-for-boolits-in-a-new-9mm If there was one piece of advice I would give to a beginner, it's stay away from 9mm:) They can sometimes be a bear...
    34 replies | 449 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:40 PM
    PM sent.
    6 replies | 176 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:14 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread VS: Lead for sale in Swappin & Sellin
    1 ingot = 1 brick. they fill an SFRB so the answer would be 17 $32 for 25# range scrap shipped. my question is are they available now or is it preorder for the 18th--- most likely a typo
    4 replies | 260 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:57 AM
    My old Colt Series 70 with FF III on it. I might mill the top of the slide eventually for the FF III. That will lower the sight about 3/8".
    22 replies | 649 view(s)
  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:00 AM
    The above mentioning word "compression" is being used wrong. The word they should be using is resistance. The bullet needs the resistance to be pushed in the bore to build pressure. If it can not build this pressure at the start you will get a hang...
    15 replies | 420 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:46 AM
    9MM has a tapered case. the biggest mistake people make is over crimping the case and downsizing the boolits. Don't crimp any hard than it takes to keep the boolit from moving when you push the cartridge against your bench. pull a crimped...
    21 replies | 468 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:18 AM
    Put the pressure on E-bay Lee precision had nothing to do with this. They've ALWAYS been nice to me over the years. In the future, you'll find that item are usually cheaper on Amazon, they have free return shipping and better customer service.
    36 replies | 843 view(s)
  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 08:07 PM
    ShooterAZ replied to a thread Howdy in Special Projects
    Howdy, whatcha up to? Choppin' & Cuttin'?
    5 replies | 253 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 05:02 PM
    I've heard of people drilling all the way through, taping both sides and using a longer screw. So far I haven't had to do that. I Always start filling the 6 cavity mold on the pivot end, I feel this will put less pressure on the screw by not...
    11 replies | 257 view(s)
  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 03:40 PM
    ShooterAZ replied to a thread BREN Gun in Military Rifles
    Thanks for the write up. Great piece of history brought back to life, that thing is bad to the bone.
    24 replies | 715 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 12:20 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread ruger percision in Factory Rifles
    Big deer do exist but after about 250 pounds dressed they are far from common. Here's a couple of interesting live verse field dressed charts. http://www.alfredny.biz/sportsmen/Whitetail-yield-chart.htm ...
    39 replies | 1014 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 09:48 AM
    James A bit better idea of what "real world" means? Target or hunting? Expected velocity range? GC or PB'd bullets?
    1 replies | 131 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 09:42 AM
    I never found 5744 to be a good cast bullet powder in many cartridges with medium weight bullets w/o the use of a Dacron filler. BW/o the filler by the time you find a load where the 5744 is burning efficiently you are driving the bullet too fast...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 09:22 AM
    I use BAC on my pistol bullets these days because it is better suited for the extremely hot weather conditions I load in. Before moving down here I used an NRA 50/50 lube for all my cast bullets. However, if you got the 4500 new there should have...
    12 replies | 292 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 09:12 AM
    I size my 35 cal rifle bullets at .360. You have a lot of unsupported nose and 50% or less bearing surface on the #352 bullet as compared to the Lyman/Ideal 358009s long bore riding nose. That #352 bullet may just not shoot well above 1600 - 1700...
    11 replies | 521 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 04:10 AM
    Interesting...……. http://www.hastingsdistribution.com/index.php?l=product_list&c=35
    14 replies | 336 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    12-07-2018, 03:39 AM
    Build a PID to control your casting pot, you'll kick yourself for not doing it sooner. I preheat my molds to apr 300°, set my casting pot between 675° and 750° and like to run apr 2% tin for good fill out. this mold has a bevel base and curved...
    44 replies | 1289 view(s)
  • Time Killer's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 11:55 PM
    If you sing up for the Forum and get on the email list. He has sales several times a year. Right now I think he is running a 20 percent off sale still today and tomorrow. The sale code is c51c9f55. He runs different sales several times a year so it...
    8 replies | 296 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 11:04 PM
    Tried a bunch and these are still the best https://www.charleyssurplus.com/bunny-boots-ecw-mickey-mouse-gi-ch-chbbecw.html but beware the non GI ones are not close to the real ones. ...
    50 replies | 919 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 10:59 PM
    Steel shot in wads not designed for steel will do that. When steel shot was first mandated I saw a couple of barrels like that.
    14 replies | 336 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 08:40 PM
    Wear a pair of nylons under your socks(and thermals). Don't knock it until you've tried it.
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 08:26 PM
    Got them today thanks!
    3 replies | 288 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 05:56 PM
    The box full of older Lyman steel molds should already have set screws. Check this for your Lee molds --- http://www.castpics.net/subsite2/MoldMods/LeementingKitDocumentation.pdf
    17 replies | 496 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 05:35 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread New to reloading in Testing Area
    joshst2010 - welcome to CB. If you decided to start casting to save money, forget it. You won't, you'll just shoot more. Pretty Powder Coated boolits (lead bullets), small comfortable to shoot guns like a 380 (also available in several...
    27 replies | 418 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 05:13 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread wtb: RCBS Scale Pan in Swappin & Sellin
    I am happy with this one $7.39 Free Shipping for Prime Members https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001GXCWR4/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    9 replies | 349 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 04:41 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread BREN Gun in Military Rifles
    Well done!
    24 replies | 715 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 02:12 PM
    I read somewhere :killingpc that adding equal parts tin and antimony creates anew "matrix" which is harder than calculating adding tin and antimony individually. That's why they're several recipes with equal parts tin and antimony.
    7 replies | 234 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 02:01 PM
    Given your desire for a long range cast .375 bullet I would ask NOE if they can make the 376-329-RN for a GC instead of PB. Or I would look at Accurate Arms 37-325C mould. I load the 375449 to 2150 - 200 fps and while it will hold well inside 10"...
    19 replies | 341 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 01:57 PM
    I use and love pine sawdust for fluxing, but, I have found that my fluxing is never complete unless I do at least 1 flux with wax. Wax gets/does something the pine sawdust alone doesn't do. I haven't seen much difference between paraffin and...
    7 replies | 370 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 01:34 PM
    Al Nelson @ NOE molds is a good guy I ordered a bunch of expander plugs from him yesterday and forgot to order 2 sizes:killingpc. I called him this morning and he pulled the order and added the two expander plugs I forgot to order and had me...
    8 replies | 296 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    12-06-2018, 12:35 PM
    Plus another for the Fastfire's. I've had one on my Ruger .41 Bisley for quite a few years now and have had no problems with it. I D&T'd the top strap for a thin flat bottomed Weaver base so the regular sights are still there if needed......they...
    22 replies | 649 view(s)
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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