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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 02:23 PM
    I suggest the use of a Dacron filler instead of the wad as used in the old Lyman manual. The Dacron filler is beneficial and I use it. Many don't use a wad or filler but whether you find it beneficial depends on the weight of the cast bullet you...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 01:59 PM
    "The doubt is : may I enlarge flashole avoiding dacron filler?" The Dacron filler will still be needed for N110 to ignite and burn efficiently under that light of a cast bullet in the 7.65x53 case. The enlarged flash hole may help a little but...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 12:07 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    Maybe, maybe not.....but then I'm not shooting a TD or lever action am I so why should I limit myself?. Why would I load a 300 Win mag down to 30-30 ballistics and "bet" it might work? If I wanted to hunt with the 45-70 in a TD, which I have, I...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    Today, 12:07 PM
    goodsteel replied to a thread New to this in Casting for Shotguns
    Well I thought so. I tell you what I really want to do is to find an old SXS and send off to have some microgrooves cut 1-80 in the barrels. I think that'd be sweet as sourwood honey.
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 PM
    I don't know the answer to this, and its something I struggle with. If I preach too hard, it drives people away. If I participate too much it wreaks havoc with my own walk. What to do? Well, I wonder if I didn't come closer the other day. My...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 11:55 AM
    I don't think that's a "myth busted" MT Gianni. The short stubby pistol WCs shot in 18 3/8" twist barrels are not very stable past 50 yards and many times make slightly oblong holes at 50 yards. The much longer .30 caliber 311440 will be shot...
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  • goodsteel's Avatar
    Today, 11:48 AM
    goodsteel replied to a thread New to this in Casting for Shotguns
    Hey, I'm around. Just busier than a frog hoppin in a skillet. I told Brice1985 to check this out, and pay attention to longbow. Looks like I've still got it. :wink: Now I tried the 687 round balls in the shotcup, but I got far better precision...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 11:44 AM
    Pm'd you
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 10:41 AM
    I'm guessing my 50/50 mix of ACCOWW and pure lead mixed with 2% pewter is gong to be around 10 BH. The COWW tested around 14.3. I used th mix the other day for Lee 200g for my 35 rem and some 255 g for my 45 colt. Going to use it for my 44 mag...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Today, 01:32 AM
    Scott bump up your temp a little to see if the paint flows more even.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Today, 12:40 AM
    Tried them in my 22 Hornet same results and lots of ricochets.
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    Today, 12:25 AM
    ol skool started a thread Pepper Mills in Cookin' Recipe's
    Hey: I need some advice on a pepper mill. The ones we've tried are all about he same. I'm looking for a pepper mill that just flat out puts out some pepper. Manual type, no electric. Prefer a cranks style but that doesn't matter as much as...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:20 PM
    Most data states 482 F is need to have any annealing effect on cartridge brass regardless of soak time.
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:08 PM
    I agree, but am old school and believe more speed equal more energy transfer for a quicker kill. Slow or fast both will kill a deer but I'd rather have some reassurance. Kinda like shooting a animal with same bullet out of a 22 hornet vs a 22-250....
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:46 PM
    Here is some more of his red I did on Lee 200s the other day. All swirled for 30 seconds. There is so much powder build up that when I remove them and drop in another container and bounce up and down a few times to remove the excess so I get an even...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    HF powder is your problem. Those look Awsome compared to my HF red job. Lol hand tumbling HF red looked like chickenpox on my boolits after shaking on and off for 15 min. I gave up and ordered some quality PC. Order some red from smoke...a vender...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    Yes it is true the arsenals switched from the recommended extruded powder to ball powder. The residue left by the powder was a calcium/carbon deposit that was very hard. The gas piston of the M16 series is part of the bolt with the cylinder being...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:22 PM
    I haven't harvested anything with my 265g devistator hollow points but can tell you there isn't much recoil difference between 1000fps I tried with trailboss vs 19g of h110 at 1675fps out of my 77/44. The 300g Lee I cast have a little bit more...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:16 PM
    "Are you trying to say the 14 twist didn't stabilize the bullet and it tumbled causing more damage? Might be where the story of smooth bore M16's got stated." Not stating that at all. I didn't mention anything about a "smooth bore M16" either. ...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:08 PM
    Larry can address that far better than I can. He live it. That is just one of the issues on why the M16 had issues. McNamra and the slide rule boys made a bunch of changes to the M16 and ammo. They also ignored Stoner on most of his...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:01 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Goose hunting in Hunting with CB's
    For large dark geese I use these: https://www.rogerssportinggoods.com/ammunition/fiocchi-steel/fiocchi-steel-heavy-steel-12-gauge-3-1-2.html Normally I shoot 70 to 80 large geese a season. I do not hunt lessers or snows but I do get 3 or 4 a...
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  • Tripplebeards's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
    These mushrooms are 7-7.5 BH that were PC and GC 44 mag devastators. My mix was pure lead(lead flooring sheets) and 6% pewter. My pure lead started out between 5-6 BH and the pewter didn't harden it much. I chronied them at 1675fps at 15 yards out...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:40 PM
    https://www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=434
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:32 PM
    During WWII and Korea ammo was hard to get it was common to score or cut the point off of 30 cal FMJ's so they would expand. Thin jacket is a relative term. The 55 grain M193 bullet ricochets like crazy. In my early days I tried shooting...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:22 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    My 400 and 500 gr loads for my 450-400-70 Siamese Mauser run 49 - 55 ft/lbs of recoil. When I fire the 500s from a sitting position they roll me over backwards.....lots of fun...... No application? Obviously you've not hunted elk in a pole...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:07 PM
    300 should not have hurt it. http://bisonballistics.com/articles/the-science-of-cartridge-brass-annealing
    24 replies | 293 view(s)
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April 15, 1947 (70)
About Larry Gibson
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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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― 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