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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Today, 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:
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Today, 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....
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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 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...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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...
    34 replies | 554 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 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.
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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?
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 12:04 AM
    I have a set of these and they are equal to much more expensive glass.
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    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?
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    08-14-2017, 10:00 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Trapdoor question in Single Shot Guns
    Pics of TD tools here http://trapdoorcollector.com/parts.html
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    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...
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  • 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
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    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...
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    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...
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    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......
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    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 http://spoton.nikonsportoptics.com/spoton/spoton.html#Index:4
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    08-13-2017, 11:15 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread CBA forum in Cast Boolits
    Got it fixed. Had to delete the cookies out of the "cache". Took a bit if figuring on the smart phone.......
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    08-13-2017, 10:55 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread A Brave Little Stray in Our Town
    I needed a good read today. Thanks!!!!!!!!!
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    08-13-2017, 07:10 PM
    I won a 500 RD box of those Berry's bullets at a shooting match in Colorado. I quickly learned that I would never, ever buy any of them. My opinion of them is that they are junk.
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    08-13-2017, 05:41 PM
    ShooterAZ replied to a thread Why BH 209? in Muzzleloading.
    BH209 is the shizzle in Inlines, but I recommend to not waste your time or money trying to use it in a sidelock or ROA. I also recommend that you go to their website and read up on it if you are so inclined. It's really good stuff, but for for...
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    08-13-2017, 05:17 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread CBA forum in Cast Boolits
    Just in it on Window 10 PC https://castbulletassoc.org/forum
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-13-2017, 01:08 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread CBA forum in Cast Boolits
    Again, the banned comment was tongue in cheek as indicated by the eyes rolling emolji (sp). Some have taken that way out of context and it has been deleted. The problem is I can not even get to the CBA forum to log on. Am working from a...
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    08-13-2017, 11:56 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread CBA forum in Cast Boolits
    Getting banned was tongue in cheek btw....
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    08-13-2017, 11:22 AM
    Start at 4 gr Unique and work up to 6 gr. I found 2.7 gr Bullseye to be the best with a 90 cast SWC at 900+ fps out of my Mini Mk X bolt action 7.62x39. But then I don't PC......
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    08-13-2017, 11:14 AM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread CBA forum in Cast Boolits
    Done that numerous times last 4 days, just gets me back to main page. Deleted tongue in cheek comment, some fail to see the>........:roll:
    16 replies | 458 view(s)
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    08-13-2017, 10:41 AM
    Larry Gibson started a thread CBA forum in Cast Boolits
    Is the CBA forum still up? All I get is the main page, can't connect to the forum.
    16 replies | 458 view(s)
  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    08-13-2017, 10:25 AM
    I don't have a 45-70, but I do have the Lyman #4 Cast Bullet Handbook. Unfortunately, there are no loads shown using 2400 powder. It appears as if 5744 is a solid performer in the 45-70, might try to find some of that.
    15 replies | 370 view(s)
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April 15, 1947 (70)
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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― 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