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  • Grmps's Avatar
    Today, 02:23 AM
    Good video, I use this method but use a "n" reamer instead of the 2 drill bits and the worlds cheapest trimmer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlAFF79us8U
    19 replies | 517 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    Today, 01:42 AM
    Grmps replied to a thread Fn p90 in Coatings and Alternatives
    So I can ream out the break to help prevent PC from shaving off and it wort hurt accuracy?
    8 replies | 273 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    Today, 01:40 AM
    the lee 452-230-2R -TL Works well in more guns than the lee -- 452-230-2R & 452-230-TC unless you sett them pretty deep
    7 replies | 102 view(s)
  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:05 PM
    I had an FN FAL and liked it. Very accurate and reliable. The only complaint I had (with mine anyway) was that it was extremely hard on brass. I ended up trading it off for that reason...should have just kept it. It's an excellent platform for sure,...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:54 PM
    After what I’ve read in the post I tagged above I’m going to download starting at 21gr and work up in .5 gr increments to 23g and load and test again in some softer media like wet newspapers. I’d like to get better than the current load which got a...
    25 replies | 628 view(s)
  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:28 PM
    Makes sense. To big of a variable since I'm seating further in and the boolit tappers. Ill just have to do a trial and error till I get the right "taper"
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:41 PM
    I have an rcbs single stage press so I have to remove my die every time I use it. They only way to get it exactly the same would be to weld it in place and trim my brass every time(which I do). Can you tell my my sarcasm,lol. I guess there is no...
    13 replies | 157 view(s)
  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:12 PM
    Yes, it's the collet style. I am loading for my 77/44. I've tried some 100 yard groups with it and most measure from 2.5-4". If I was using it for plinking and shooting cans at 25 yards I wouldn't care. I'm sure if I crimped a batch and then made...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:30 AM
    I have a "Varminter" 20" White Oak Armament upper on one of my AR's. I ordered it with a 1/12 twist because I prefer shooting the lighter bullets, specifically the Speer 52 gr HP. The Sierra shoots nearly as well. My go-to load is 26.5 gr of H335....
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:23 AM
    No offense taken at all but I would assume over or under crimping on each batch of boolits is going to cause different pressures and different velocities. I'm hoping someone has experimented with this to give me an idea of a crimp diameter to try....
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:00 AM
    I am using devastators and crimping past the crimp groove being the boolit is too long and won't feed if load I load it at the crimp groove. I'm using the lee factory crimp die to crimp. I overcrimped it the other day and ended up with a lead ring...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:49 AM
    All cleaned. No leading found. I'm going to work up a few more loads starting with 21gr in half GR increments and work my way up to 23gr and test for accuracy.
    8 replies | 372 view(s)
  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:40 AM
    Here's a good read with pics on different alloys used with the devistators just not at the higher velocities I'm pushing it... http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?291680-Alloy-question-for-44-Devastator
    25 replies | 628 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:09 AM
    Enjoyed your post. That is not the first time I have heard "You should not shoot anyone you can get someone else to shoot for you."
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    05-24-2018, 10:18 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Pet 223 Loads in Reloading Equipment
    Hornady 40 gr. Vmax or Nosler Ballistic Tip over 27.5 grains of H335. This is the closest to a magic load I have ever found. Shoots outstanding in everything.
    19 replies | 470 view(s)
  • Grmps's Avatar
    05-24-2018, 02:58 AM
    An aluminum mold will last a looooong time IF you treat/maintain it properly. With that desired volume, a 2 cavity would take forever and a larger mold could get heavy. To maintain that volume you would need to cast an average of 110 boolits...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    05-23-2018, 08:20 PM
    You guys are right...I used win 296, not H110, which was in my Lyman 4th edition cast boolit load book. I thought that was a pretty stout load since i've read that the 296 and h110 powders are exactly the same ... but I've never mixed them or load...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-23-2018, 03:21 PM
    Lee's book gives a "factor" (VMD) for powder density based on how much 1 grain weighs cubic centimeters. The lower the figure the more dense the powder will be and thus will occupy less space with a given weight in a given cartridge. The VMD...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    05-23-2018, 10:58 AM
    1/60 twist would be slightly better....
    27 replies | 404 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    05-23-2018, 10:43 AM
    Foraging shot 45-70 load I use a fired R-P case but others work just as well. Deprime and reprime with standard LR (make doesn’t seem to matter) primer. Drop 10 gr of Unique over primer and then gently push a ˝ gr of Dacron down on top...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    05-23-2018, 09:16 AM
    I was out on a range session yesterday and had one stuck case out of about 50 plus rounds. It was after the first 12-15 shots. I was using a stout load of 23.8 grains of h110. I pushed my bolt back pretty hard to get the casing out. I noticed some...
    8 replies | 372 view(s)
  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    05-22-2018, 08:58 PM
    ShooterAZ replied to a thread GCA Garand video in Military Rifles
    If I heard right, they paid close to 5 million dollars to get 86,000 Garands back here? That doesn't include the time they still have to put into them. I have to cringe at the price they will asking for these! Not like the good ol' days for sure....
    5 replies | 218 view(s)
  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    05-22-2018, 03:47 PM
    1st try...caught the boolit in the fourth milk jug. It started out as 270 grains and ended up at only 124.3 grains. The widest part measured .780". It was shot out of my ruger 77/44 using 23.8g of W296. The jugs were set out about 20' or so from...
    25 replies | 628 view(s)
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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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― Nikola Tesla


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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