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  • longbow's Avatar
    Today, 08:24 PM
    I'm glad you got a good one! Like I said, I like my old Lyman moulds and they cast "to spec" with wheelweights so good. They do make a nice mould and iron is overall my favourite material. That one should last you a lifetime so lots of time to enjoy...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Today, 07:05 PM
    Yes, every time I look at a load and want to try it I can't get that powder, or hull, or wad, or primer or in some cases all of the above! The only primers I can get right now are Federal 209A so for some loads I will have to drop a few % of powder...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Today, 07:04 PM
    Thank you for the report. Praise God for healing, He is the healer.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Today, 07:01 PM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread The teaching in Our Chapel
    Actually, the word in Hebrew and Aramaic means 'builder'. Given that a Roman city was being rebuilt within a couple miles of Nazareth, and the Romans built with stone, it is equally likely that he was a stone mason in our parlence. When the KJV...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Today, 03:50 PM
    Cap'n: Something that has stuck with me is a comment made by turbo1889 that the Lyman Sabot slug becomes unstable at transonic velocities (when launched at supersonic velocity) and starts to tumble when shot from smoothbore. I wonder if the...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Today, 02:34 PM
    Don't need perfection unless you mean to shoot them unsized. What little deviation you will make using the eyeball and hand will be evened out in the sizer, anyway.
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Today, 12:04 PM
    I always use nitro card wads under the slugs, and any HB slugs other than Lee are glue filled so solid base. I've had nitro card wads push into HB slugs without filler. Lesson learned. That certainly looks like a better wad design than the...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 10:55 AM
    For elk and moose, I would recommend nothing under 260 gr. I wouldn't even consider the 200-220 gr. range. Off angle shots may not give the penetration you want. IF you are going to push beyond factory velocities for cast, better have a good rifle...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Today, 10:12 AM
    Well that's looking good! What slug? The Claybusters I have are Winchester clones and have not done well for me at all, and some others have posted similar comments... except Kracken above. Different guns or loads making the difference? Different...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Today, 03:47 AM
    I had one of those I bought used in 1996 for $250. It was LNIB. I sold it in 2014 for $475, after having put about 2500 rounds through it, mostly castings of #311041 and #311291 flavor. It was a good, solid little carbine--and only went down the...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Today, 01:54 AM
    I'll have to check the number of the Claybusters I have. They are for 1 oz. shot loads. Oddly the gas seals I cut off and used under the 565 gr. slugs looked great. It is the ones used for Lee slugs and others that didn't do well. Like I said, every...
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  • NoZombies's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 AM
    The RCBS 50 grain mold has done well in all of the .25's I've tried it through.
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:49 PM
    longbow replied to a thread H&R handi 44 mag. in Factory Rifles
    My experience is limited to my 1894 Marlin in .44 mag with 1:38" twist microgroove rifling. As with any long gun in .44 mag you will need "fat" boolits. Contrary to popular belief, .44 mag rifles are not made with "oversize" bores they are made...
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  • DanWalker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:06 PM
    Hey guys, Picked up another Lyman Centennial edition Ruger #1. I am looking for a rear scope ring for it. It didn't have one with it when I bought it, and was missing most of the accessories that came with it as well. Anyone know where I can get...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:23 PM
    Not sure whether Lyman is using CNC or not and even if they are for the most part the CNC methods still use cherries that are orbited around the cavities to cut to size (NOE and Mihec use this technique). The last 4 Lyman moulds I bought all...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:16 PM
    I've seen at least one other posting of Lyman Foster casting same size as mine at 0.705" but I also saw one post where a fellow said his mic'd a 0.685" or thereabouts but small enough to fit in a shotcup... which is real small! If Lyman Foster slug...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:10 PM
    Antique Sled Man has your answer. Bernie modifies the Lee die so that it does crimp the case on the heel. I have one for my 41Colt. Bernie is basically the go to man for heeled boolit issues.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:39 AM
    I've used Rich's flints, and bless him for making them available. However I did find they really wear a frizzen, so I keep them for emergency use only.
    14 replies | 314 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:33 AM
    Just for fun here's some pics of some of the slugs I shot and some recovered wads. Don't know why I didn't put these in the original post but it was getting long. From left to right: - copper tube skirt TC glue filled before then after ~...
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  • bxchef29's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:15 AM
    Thanks everyone
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  • longbow's Avatar
    03-16-2018, 10:45 PM
    Hal: Yeah, I really messed up on the crimps ands that is undoubtedly part of the issue with the 0.678" RB's. I had three in 2 3/4" right smack in the bullseye but two more dropped about 6" low. I could feel the difference in recoil and hear the...
    16 replies | 394 view(s)
  • NoZombies's Avatar
    03-16-2018, 10:32 PM
    The #1 is a trueline JR die. (the 310 dosn't get enough leverage, but the TLJR does)
    140 replies | 23589 view(s)
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The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
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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