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  • longbow's Avatar
    Today, 07:46 PM
    I wondered why Lyman came up with the diabolo slug design but it follows diabolo pellet design and at supersonic velocities the shock wave should move to the tail. This may be why turbo said they lose stability at transonic velocities when shot from...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Today, 07:41 PM
    You not far off with that statement Jeremy! I keep saying that slug reloading borders on a black art! Not sure why there are so many variables especially hulls. It would be nice if all the manufactures settled on one hull design at least and one...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Today, 03:00 PM
    As long as he goes slightly west of north, quite a ways!
    34 replies | 886 view(s)
  • Ben's Avatar
    Today, 11:24 AM
    SOLD to Piedmont Mould and handles sold as a set. 240 gr. SWC, Hensley & Gibbs mould. Cast at .4535" The mould & handles are in very good condition. An excellent mould for the .45 Colt. A San Diego Mould. $80 and I pay the shipping. 1st...
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  • beagle's Avatar
    Today, 10:54 AM
    Was at a yard sale several years back and the guy had many boxes of new 12 gauge shells. Picked up two boxes of Super-X Double X Magnum #2 lead shot for $5 per box. He had two boxes of BB lead XXs and I passed them up. Still kicking myself./beagle
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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.
    11 replies | 157 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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 | 311 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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.
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
    11 replies | 157 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...
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  • 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 | 164 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