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  • DanWalker's Avatar
    Today, 03:49 AM
    Thanks guys. Does anyone make any type of target sights that will fit these bases? I have another centennial edition that doesn't have a scope and was wondering if I could set it up as an iron sight rifle.
    6 replies | 114 view(s)
  • ammohead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:08 PM
    At an invitation from good friend Harter66 I hunted at the independance ranch outside of Gonzales TX spring before last. Good prices, decent food, bunkhouse accomodations and a real good time. 500 acres of fenced hunting mostly from stands with a...
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  • ammohead's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:54 PM
    How much velocity do you NEED? 30,000,000 bison were killed with cast bullets moving about 1250 fps. Comparing a 45-70 to a 357 magnum is akin to comparing bison to whitetail deer. Have fun. For me, I would co6nsider a boolit heavier than 158 in a...
    4 replies | 132 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    19 replies | 386 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 07:04 PM
    Thank you for the report. Praise God for healing, He is the healer.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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.
    19 replies | 297 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    16 replies | 428 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    27 replies | 468 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    16 replies | 428 view(s)
  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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...
    16 replies | 428 view(s)
  • NoZombies's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:24 AM
    The RCBS 50 grain mold has done well in all of the .25's I've tried it through.
    7 replies | 195 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    03-17-2018, 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...
    17 replies | 737 view(s)
  • DanWalker's Avatar
    03-17-2018, 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...
    6 replies | 114 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    03-17-2018, 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...
    19 replies | 386 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    03-17-2018, 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...
    6 replies | 158 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    03-17-2018, 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.
    11 replies | 208 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    03-17-2018, 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 | 328 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    03-17-2018, 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 ~...
    16 replies | 428 view(s)
  • bxchef29's Avatar
    03-17-2018, 10:15 AM
    Thanks everyone
    8 replies | 1164 view(s)
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Somers, Montana, a quaint little drinking village,with a severe hunting and fishing problem.
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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.
John Taylor - "African Rifles and Cartridges"

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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