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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Today, 08:11 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread WTS Monotype in Swappin & Sellin
    bump - still short on funding my new shotshell loader :)
    3 replies | 269 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 08:11 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread Filler in 45/70 in Cast Boolits
    My comments are posted on the thread OP posted on the Hunting Forum.
    15 replies | 117 view(s)
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    Today, 07:54 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread RIP: cpileri in In Remembrance
    45 with a family. wow, and a doctor to boot. This forum shows us regularly how vulnerable we are.
    9 replies | 247 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 05:40 PM
    To use or not to use a filler in the 45-70 depends. It depend as it does with most other cartridges with cast bullets but also because the 45-70 can be loaded to 4 different levels with cast bullets. What applies within the parameters of one level...
    14 replies | 204 view(s)
  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 05:28 PM
    Cabelas visa. Points back in cash. I have earned at 64 gun safe, a POF p415, a garmin, a RAR, a nano, a RCBS charge lite scale , and a few other firearms through the years all paid for by points
    7 replies | 116 view(s)
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    Today, 03:36 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Windows 10 in Our Town
    only problem with Linux is many programs/apps still aren't compatible
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    Today, 03:32 PM
    do they have to be lead? How to Make Soft Jaws for Your Vise (use 1/4 sheet lead) Make them out of nylon (cutting board) ...
    8 replies | 105 view(s)
  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 02:36 PM
    Barrels are screwed on on the 452’s so what the internet majority research claims they are more accurate than the 455 “pined” replaceable barrel model that are held in by an Allen head. Made me buy a used cz 452 ultra lux super exclusive 22 lr....
    10 replies | 201 view(s)
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    Today, 01:20 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread CZ 452 Verses 455 in Rimfire Area
    I just purchased a CZ75 Tactical Sport Orange. That is the finest out of the box pistol I have ever seen or handled.
    10 replies | 201 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    Today, 01:13 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread New Lee Hardness Tester in Cast Boolits
    did you file the surface flat and smooth before testing? search Lee hardness tester in the google search bar at the top right of this page. Water quenched boolits (COWW) can easily reach over 25 bhn depending on the amount of antimony and...
    4 replies | 94 view(s)
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    Today, 01:08 PM
    Fluxing with Sulfer will remove zinc but it will also remove tin. THIS WILL CREAT TOXIC FUMES I wouldn't put anything in a casting pot/machine without smelting it at 700° and fluxing with both sawdust and wax I've never found the need to cast...
    10 replies | 135 view(s)
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    Today, 12:24 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Lead bullet in Leverguns
    How fast are you going to push the boolit, are you planning on using a gas check (highly recommended) and what are you going to do with it? this will give you an idea of hardness vs fps
    5 replies | 77 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    Today, 01:16 AM
    Guys, he doesn't want powder, he wants someone to PC some of his boolits for him to try. Toymaker, if odfairfaxsub doesn't work out for you give me a PM I probably have over 50# of different 45-70 boolits coated or I could coat yours. I assume...
    5 replies | 150 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    Today, 01:04 AM
    Those are generally known as linotype machines, sth strips of letters are called lintype
    12 replies | 351 view(s)
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    Today, 01:01 AM
    kind of grainy looking to. IF it had hit your foot you would have realized how hard they are :)
    3 replies | 99 view(s)
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    Today, 12:58 AM
    Measure the depth of the powder and how deep the boolit goes into the case and see if you are compressing the load or not lyman CB#4, same weight / different profile. the charge is ok for the weight IF it's not compressed
    8 replies | 188 view(s)
  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:52 PM
    Nope, safe and a half full of firepower and the same 7600 30-06' goes out on opening day every year loaded with reloaded 180 gr core-locts since 1984. Cheated in her once and shot a nice 10 point opening day with my 4.5x14 leupold target optic 300...
    24 replies | 466 view(s)
  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    Awesome PIF! I was too slow on the draw. I picked up my special order 7600 Remington 35 whelen carbine yesterday and it's crying for cast. No molds yet for it. Time to shop.
    8 replies | 104 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:17 PM
    14.3-14.9bhn is really soft for Monotype Look like this
    12 replies | 351 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:05 PM
    I'll also endorse this advise.
    20 replies | 284 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:22 PM
    You'll need to keep the velocity under apr 1700 fps with no GC I know that 12 grns 2400 under 165 is a sweet shooter Layman#4 Cast
    20 replies | 284 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:55 PM
    Is this a new Lee mold? I just returned a C324-175-1R because the gas check shank was way to darn big
    20 replies | 284 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 03:52 PM
    Grmps replied to a thread Friends...ya need 'em in Our Town
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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