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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:38 AM
    Kosh75287 "It wasn't long after that, that I think ALLIANT put out a disclaimer in which they did not recommend the use of Blue Dot for loads using 125 gr. projectiles in .357 Mag. I never got the full story on it, and my friend passed (in his...
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Today, 08:17 AM
    These are most likely once fired cases that were given to me. These were picked up at a friend private "jungle shoot" trail and were really dirty when I got them/ My guess was rust/corrosion. The decapping pin did not go through the primer, it...
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Today, 08:07 AM
    How many boolits are you planning to coat at one time? I have an Oster Extra-Large convection countertop oven and can bake 2 8-pound trays of boolits at one time
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Today, 07:43 AM
    Hey Charlie, not to hijack your thread but I'm wondering how many of you use mold thermometers with a PID controlled pot and how well you think they work, and how big a pain os the cord. (pictures along with your answers would be appreciated)
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 07:11 AM
    lefty o I've noticed over the last 30 +/- years most all the recalls are from the larger well known companies. Lack of quality control is certainly one of the major causes but unless it is a visual defect how do they "control" the internal...
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Today, 03:34 AM
    Grmps replied to a thread Case dryers in Reloading Equipment
    plenty of liquid sunshine :) 1 6 tray dehydrator holds 2 gallons of brass I would think a 10 tray dehydrator would do an ammo can if it's under 3 gallons..
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Today, 01:40 AM
    Artful, Who would buy a gun with a barrel like that? It would be completely useless. If it ends up being that, It will be a big failure.
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:38 PM
    I use the C312 155 2R in a 6 cavity at @ 15 BHN drops @ 152gn over H110
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    Yesterday, 10:26 PM
    If your roof isn't cut up (lots of dormers, gables, valleys) metal 1-inch standing seam is very easy to install, sheds snow well and is fireproof (a good feature to have in the woods and has many colors to choose from.
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:10 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Case dryers in Reloading Equipment
    Clothes drier works great with that clip on shoe shelf that doesn't turn I use 2 6-tray dehydrators similar to the one pictured, With my DIY polisher/tumbler. Each dehydrator can do APR 2 Gallons of boolits @ a time
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:54 PM
    I too use the 90 gr Hornady .308 XTP in my M1 carbine. I load it over 15 gr H110 which runs 2150 fps with excellent accuracy. The 85 gr .308 Hornady over the same load groups around 4 moa running right at 2200 fps.
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:54 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread FREE Bullets! in Cast Boolits
    My containers of reloading components and loaded cartridges has increased exponentially but I have yet to see any money being saved from casting and reloading!!! Just more enjoyment for the same money.:)
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  • tomme boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:44 PM
    The non semi trigger position is what a bunch of people are saying. Having only safe and binary position. This makes more sence than any of the stupid smoothbore, shotgun, twisted barrel theories.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:42 PM
    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/713881/frankford-arsenal-platinum-series-rotary-case-tumbler-110-volt I use both pins and ultrasonic cleaners. For blackpowder I have not been happy with the results that the ultrasonic gives.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:36 PM
    Never cast any with COWW/lead at 50/50. With lino mine run 265 gr fully dressed and with COWW + 2% tin they run 273 gr fully dressed. This is mostly the alloy I use. They drop at .377 - .378. I size at .377 in a Lyman 450 with H&I die. I would...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:17 PM
    If the rear sight is truly bottomed out (Petrol& Powder's suggestion is a good one) and you can't find a higher front sight you may be able to file down the top of the rear sight and deepen the notch accordingly. A set of jeweler's files are your...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:10 PM
    I use the Lyman 375449 which is a FP in my three six bits (M70). Over 36 gr AA5744 it runs 1850 fps and would be just the ticket for what you want for deer or pigs there in Texas. Over 46 gr 4895 with a Dacron filler it runs 2200 fps for a better...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:05 PM
    With the Lee 155 or 160 gr .312 cast bullets try H4895. Start at 21 gr and work up to 28 gr (27 gr may be max capacity for some cases).
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:01 PM
    Currently tin runs around $15 per pound but it can be had cheaper by finding pewter and solder at yard sales, antique shops, etc. One pound of tin at 2% will do 50 pounds of COWWs. Fifty one pounds of alloy makes a lot of bullets. Even at $15 a...
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:57 AM
    I was/am decapping a bunch of 300 AAC BO brass (much is converted 223) and a lot of the primers stuck in the pocket with only the bottom of the primer popping out. What causes this? It is a real pain, have to remove the shell holder and punch...
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    01-20-2018, 10:34 PM
    Grmps started a thread I canít believe this in Our Town
    I canít believe this!!!!!!! Iím now getting my (recently deceased) fathers mail. In it there was a letter from the hospital he died in, thanking him for choosing them for his health, care and asking him to remember them for any future health...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    01-20-2018, 06:58 PM
    Guess you know more about it than the factory techs I talked to.
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    01-20-2018, 05:00 PM
    Outpost75 Attachment 212278 -- Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator Most of Lymans alloy recommendation is Lyman #2 90-5-5 Brinell 15 new caster (all casters) need to slug all their...
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    01-20-2018, 04:43 PM
    After cleaning the die, LIGHTLY polish the inside with 1000, 1200 grit sandpaper wrapped around a dowel using the above Q-tip test and looking through the die to check progress. and polish where the boolit goes in with a Dremel, some fine...
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    01-20-2018, 04:32 PM
    I really like this light I never have to turn a light on when I go into the garage to do laundry or walk up to a work area and can adjust the brightness and many other details about the light Winplus 45” LED Utility Light with Motion Sensor Your...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    01-20-2018, 03:29 PM
    ShooterAZ replied to a thread Ruger Old Army in Muzzleloading.
    Congrats on your "new" ROA. I love mine. My favorite load is 35 grains (by volume) of Goex 3F, with an ox-yoke 45 cal wad and a .457 round ball. Mine was NIB also, but I did buy new nipples from Track of the Wolf. They are #11 nipples, but Remington...
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  • Grmps's Avatar
    01-20-2018, 03:00 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Customer service in Reloading Equipment
    pavementends I'm glad they took care of you, Unfortunately, your experience with Lyman has been the exception and not the rule lately. In years long ago Lyman made great products and backed them with an excellent warranty and customer service. I...
    7 replies | 216 view(s)
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April 15, 1947 (70)
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My first reloads were with cast bullets in the 30-30 when I was 14.
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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Shooting, what else?
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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