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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 10:48 PM
    Interesting since they used original HighWall's for actions on their pressure barrels for very high pressure cartridges for many years. With the originals the pre 1905 or 1906 has weaker steel and the firing pin design is not conducive for really...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 01:41 PM
    IMHO an 8 lb trigger pull is not conducive to accurate shooting, especially with a sporter weight rifle from the bench or any other shooting position. Granted an experienced shooter can "manage" such a trigger but even then he will not do his best...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 01:04 PM
    Yes, but with accuracy, especially past 100 yards, is another question.
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    Today, 01:01 PM
    gunwonk What exactly were the Mke/numbers of the primers used?
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    Today, 12:55 PM
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    Today, 12:52 PM
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 12:44 PM
    4895 is my go to powder for cast bullets of 160 - 220 gr weight. I do use a dacron filler as 24 - 30 gr is less than 80% load density. For cast less than 160 gr, especially a 150 PB, I use BE. Unique is used with the lighter GC'd bullets/ ...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 12:37 PM
    4895 will work better than Varget for this application, especially if a dacron filler is used.
    2 replies | 118 view(s)
  • andym79's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 AM
    I did know that thanks. But can more be got from 4, 5 or 6? And are odd or even grooves better with cast? Some have told me that odd grooves are better because having grooves and grooves and lands and lands directly opossing each other distorts...
    7 replies | 161 view(s)
  • andym79's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:11 PM
    Hi guys I am 90% sure I am going to do a bs 33-47 single shot. I have worked out for the bullet I want to use a 1:15 twist would probably be optimal. Most makers go 1:10 some 1:12 but Pacnor are the only ones who do 1:14. I would very much...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:24 PM
    It would appear is they are on to YOU...unauthorized use of the internet. If they blocked cast boolits website it's probably because of the Pit :kidding:
    17 replies | 462 view(s)
  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:32 PM
    I had a mistake and it cost me a nice set of 1911 grips, a perfectly good magazine, and a barrel bushing. Double charge in my Kimber 1911 after I first got my Dillon 550 some 25 years ago. Hell yes I learned from it, and it has never happened again....
    44 replies | 1284 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 11:22 AM
    ShooterAZ replied to a thread 44 Man in Our Town
    He thought that because he has been here since the beginning of time and had umpteen jillion posts that he could say whatever he wanted to. I'm surprised that he lasted as long as he did. He was knowledgeable, but as previously pointed out he...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    08-15-2017, 10:38 PM
    ShooterAZ replied to a thread Why BH 209? in Muzzleloading.
    Hi Ron, there is no doubt that sidelocks can be made to shoot accurately with paper patched bullets. You have proved it, I've watched your videos. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't you using pyrodex p, or did you switch to BH209? The Op...
    40 replies | 718 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    08-15-2017, 10:33 PM
    When it comes to justification if I want it and I can afford it that is justification enough for me.
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    08-15-2017, 09:05 PM
    ShooterAZ replied to a thread Why BH 209? in Muzzleloading.
    NSB, your experiences with sidelocks and inlines mirror mine. I have both and enjoy shooting and hunting with both. But just for grins I wish that rodwha would just load his sidelock up with some BH209 and a magspark. I'd like to see the bore of his...
    40 replies | 718 view(s)
  • andym79's Avatar
    08-15-2017, 06:05 PM
    andym79 replied to a thread Groove depth? in Cast Boolits
    What would be a good bullet design, a loverin? Or am I on completely the wrong path.
    7 replies | 423 view(s)
  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    08-15-2017, 03:43 PM
    I looked up their profiles and it shows "Perma-Banned". I missed what happened, but whatever it was must have been pretty serious to get the "Perma" status?
    30 replies | 931 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-15-2017, 10:05 AM
    Unless you shoot ten 3 shot groups with each, comparing group size ES, SD and average of one to the other one group attempting a guess at which is best is meaningless. Groups of just 3 shots are meaningless in your example, specially with that...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    08-15-2017, 12:04 AM
    I have a set of these and they are equal to much more expensive glass.
    4 replies | 219 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    08-14-2017, 10:04 PM
    Normally this operation is done on a lathe. Is it an adjustable die and if not what thread class fit is it?
    4 replies | 121 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    08-14-2017, 10:00 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Trapdoor question in Single Shot Guns
    Pics of TD tools here
    4 replies | 169 view(s)
  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    08-14-2017, 08:32 PM
    ShooterAZ replied to a thread Which Scope in Muzzleloading.
    I have a Leupold VX2 3x9 on my Impact, with Leupold mount. I'm very impressed with the accuracy of my Impact, all shots touching at 100 yds from a sandbag rest. I use the Hornady .452 250 grain SST saboted bullets over 95 grains of BH209 with a CCI...
    11 replies | 235 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    08-14-2017, 05:33 PM
    I will take the new Lyman two cavity .457 diameter round ball mold. In paper box. Mold $30. Pm sent
    2 replies | 227 view(s)
  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    08-14-2017, 02:57 PM
    ShooterAZ replied to a thread Why BH 209? in Muzzleloading.
    The "Muzzleloader" 209 primers aren't recommended for BH209, not enough spark. I use CCI209 Magnums in my inline with 95 grains of BH209 and a Hornady 250 grain saboted bullet. I have no experience with musket caps, so I can't comment on that. I...
    40 replies | 718 view(s)
  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    08-14-2017, 02:02 PM
    ShooterAZ replied to a thread Why BH 209? in Muzzleloading.
    I would say go for it then. Are you planning on using sabots? BH209 needs a really tight seal to work efficiently. If you do decide to do it, please let us know how it works for you. Nothing to lose I suppose, except maybe a little money. Sent...
    40 replies | 718 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-14-2017, 09:19 AM
    "If your looking for one or two inch 50 yard groups out of a handgun harder alloys are about allways an advantage." My experience also......
    28 replies | 774 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    08-14-2017, 03:53 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Which Scope in Muzzleloading.
    Nikon P223 3X9/40 all the way. It will handle recoil as well as any other Nikon scope but the trajectories will be off but they have a calculator for muzzleloaders here
    11 replies | 235 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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“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