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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:55 PM
    I have been meaning to ask how that 215 has been working Ed. I have not seen you post anything on it.
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  • Time Killer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:59 PM
    I will take the 380 brass. Send me your address and I will mail you a check.
    8 replies | 268 view(s)
  • Time Killer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    Please put me down for 2 cast boolit molds assuming a price of $25.00 or less.
    174 replies | 7830 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:57 PM
    Lyman's formula for making #2 alloy (BHN 15 - 16) has always worked excellently for me using Linotype. It make an excellent alloy and since the antimony and tin are balanced (5% each) softer alloys can easily be made, especially 95/2.5/2.5 by...
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  • Knightflyer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:04 PM
    I was reading through this old thread as it's an interest of mine, but was sad to find it ended before results were posted of how quiet he managed to get the thing. I've got a kid who is rather sound-sensitive, so the lower I can keep it, the...
    25 replies | 7571 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:58 AM
    Grmps replied to a thread Bullets in a fire in Our Town
    Ammunition Fire video from SAAMI http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?319275-Ammunition-Fire-video-from-SAAMI Exploding Ammunition - Is this a problem? https://my.firefighternation.com/forum/topics/exploding-ammunition-is-this ...
    24 replies | 547 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:50 AM
    Grmps replied to a thread Bullets in a fire in Our Town
    I read somewhere that firemen would/could not be hurt by exploding ammo, it wouldn't penetrate their fire suits. There is no barrel/chamber to help the cartridge build pressure or direct the boolit.
    24 replies | 547 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:23 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Headed to Kodiak! in Hunting with CB's
    Good luck and we want pictures or it never happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    14 replies | 266 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:18 AM
    Very true but you can't use the normally much cheaper to purchase used rifle action to do a pistol since it becomes a short barrel rifle in the eyes of the ATF. It was a reply to
    16 replies | 371 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:40 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    I will keep my 6.5 x 284's http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2017/10/new-hornady-6-5-prc-precision-rifle-cartridge/ but I only have those in single shot match rifles. The 6.5 PRC may resolve some mag issues like the 6.5 Creedmoor does but I have...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 10:05 PM
    100% machining your own action is legal, however, using a rifle action to do a handgun is not unless you get a SBR stamp.
    16 replies | 371 view(s)
  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 09:17 PM
    Imagine trying to clean powder residue out of there? No way, no how. Unacceptable in my opinion, but I will always agree with a diplomatic approach...at first.
    36 replies | 1148 view(s)
  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 05:16 PM
    They staked the living heck out of it! It may be fixed now, but let's face it...your never gonna be happy with it. I certainly wouldn't be. It it was me, I would insist that they either replace the gun, or refund the money. Not cool...
    36 replies | 1148 view(s)
  • fivegunner's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 03:43 PM
    P35, That is very cool . thanks for posting
    7 replies | 273 view(s)
  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 03:26 PM
    I have a P220, and love it also. It's accurate and dependable, no complaints with it at all. My favorite load for it is the RCBS 201 SWC with 4.8 grains of Bullseye. I use Federal 150 primers in it though. I noticed that say that you are using...
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 12:34 PM
    If you light the wax on it will smoke a lot less. I found that was will get you cleaner than just pine sawdust
    10 replies | 288 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 12:29 PM
    You need to seat it where your gun tells you---I know not the answer you want BUT all guns are a little different :) Crimp is important, DON"T crimp any harder than it takes to keep the boolit from moving when you push a loaded boolit against...
    6 replies | 250 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-18-2018, 11:51 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 6.5 Creedmore - NOT in Factory Rifles
    The only statement that is correct is that it is the internet. The 6.5 Creedmoor is the brain child of the partnership by Hornady Senior Ballistics Scientist, Dave Emary and Dennis DeMille, the VP of product development for Creedmoor Sports for NRA...
    101 replies | 3943 view(s)
  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    10-17-2018, 09:18 PM
    I agree with Charles on this. There may an exception or two. Particularly when it comes to foreign milsurp rifles such as Mosin and other fat 30's. They can be all over the map too. What he says about chamber throat/free bore/leade still apply. On...
    20 replies | 473 view(s)
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April 15, 1947 (71)
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