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  • No_1's Avatar
    Today, 09:36 AM
    It's all factory powder and it's all "canister" powder. The difference is whether it is factory new sold as factory new or pulldown/unused powder not sold as factory new but maybe as "Surplus" or "Pulldown".
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Today, 09:26 AM
    Couple of things to keep in mind. Especially if you are ladle casting but this is true for each style - tin oxidizes first, so you will get a skim of tin on the top of you melt. Wood flux will take out impurities, float them to the top. Tin needs...
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    Today, 06:38 AM
    Did it feel like Christmas?
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  • Buckshot's Avatar
    Today, 01:02 AM
    ..............SHEESH! ..............Buckshot
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  • beagle's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 AM
    Have a machinist remove the bevel......or have a machinist turn a flat washer and D&T the sizer punch with a 4-40 hole and use a CS screw to hold it on. The easiest is to have the bevel removed. I've done that to all mine and haven't missed them...
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    Yesterday, 10:50 PM
    The ********* starts a gunfight with his brother’s 2 kids present? Talk about depravity. He got exactly what he deserved. My heart goes out to the victims.
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:24 PM
    Yes... H&H Paradox gun... my favourite! Unfortunately they are well over my budget limit... by a lot!! But a guy can dream and window shop! Longbow
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  • No_1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:31 PM
    No_1 replied to a thread Test Post in Testing Area
    Test complete :kidding:
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  • beagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:42 PM
    Lyman use to market a specially designed tool pouch for the 310 tool. Haven't seen one for a while but a call to a knowledgeable customer service rep might turn one up in their stock of old stuff. As I recall they weren't too pricey and looked...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:56 PM
    How can there be splatter with a bullet and gases exiting the bore? Anything ahead of the bullet is moving at impact velocity away from point of impact. When you vacate a tube at velocity, what do you think fills that void, and how? Do you think it...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:52 PM
    I would sure prefer smokeless power igniting than black powder. Smokeless wouldn't be nearly as exciting.
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    Yesterday, 01:49 PM
    Acraglas is the gold standard.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:46 PM
    Good rule of thumb. You want Brinnel around 2 points below your velocity level numbers. Examples, 1400 fps, 12 Bn. 1600 fps, 14 Bn. 1800 fps, 16 Bn. 2000 fps, 18 Bn. You get the idea.
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:43 PM
    You need to totally forget about what jacketed bullets do. Whole different animal.
    11 replies | 385 view(s)
  • Murphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:23 PM
    Murphy replied to a thread Vintage .22lr @100yd in Rimfire Area
    Wolfdog91, I sure wish we were neighbors buddy. I've watched several of your videos and they always leave me with a smile. I ain't no pup anymore, to see a young man such as yourself putting in what it takes to learn, sure makes a lot of us older...
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  • Murphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:47 AM
    Decisions, decisions. The one pound LYMAN/RCBS/SAECO and others are fine, for small batches or specialty alloys you want to keep track of. Such as Linotype or pure lead. The corn cob style cast irons are great as well and come out about 1 pound...
    8 replies | 280 view(s)
  • Ben's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:31 AM
    Lot 8 - herters 30-30 die set $15 I'll take these. PM sent to you.
    9 replies | 813 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:24 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Boolit sizing? in Cast Boolits
    No caliper is as accurate as a micrometer - it has to do with the way they are made and the slack inherent in each. Get a micrometer and learn to use it. Otherwise listen to Outpost and shoot what you have.
    6 replies | 240 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:20 AM
    Unfortunately Bullberry is out of business. They made my 25 Krag AI barrel. Look to Mike Bellam or to Match Grade Machine for barrels.
    21 replies | 245 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:36 AM
    Prayers lifted for Wendell and his medical providers.
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  • Murphy's Avatar
    02-23-2021, 10:45 PM
    Pictures, pictures, and more pictures of the item seem to go a long ways in helping with a sale. In regards to forms of payment, that is up to you. If I specify U.S. Postal Money Order, then that's the deal...period. Feedback is a good indicator...
    12 replies | 379 view(s)
  • Murphy's Avatar
    02-23-2021, 10:32 PM
    Murphy replied to a thread more primers in Our Town
    Exactly my friend. I have empathy for those who couldn't afford to stock up on supplies. Then, there are those who have been through this a few times and decided a new $1,000 phone every 2 years (keeping up with the Jones), buying another lastest &...
    56 replies | 1569 view(s)
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Somers, Montana, a quaint little drinking village,with a severe hunting and fishing problem.
Firearms and related junk accumulator


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"

Forget everything you know about loading jacketed bullets. This is a whole new ball game!


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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