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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:20 PM
    My old 1894 is 1:38" twist with microgroove and it shoots boolits up to about 280 grs. quite well. Heavier and they lose stability before 100 yards. I've shot 265 gr. to 200 yards with good results. Nothing wrong with NOE but have you tried Tom...
    17 replies | 214 view(s)
  • Maven's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:56 PM
    Maven replied to a thread What type of lube in Muzzleloading.
    vrh, What rfd said! And while I'm hesitant to recommend a particular lube because there are so many products and concoctions that work well, I use 1 Ballistol : 6 water or Stumpy's Moose Snot* and don't need to wipe the bore for an entire range...
    16 replies | 208 view(s)
  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:24 AM
    I am likely being over-cautious with my several 32/20 wheelguns. I am loath to strain my Colt Army Special, Bisley, or pre-war S&W M&P with any load that runs a 115-120 grain bullet over 900 FPS. Ken Waters' "Pet Load" for this caliber & bullet...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:59 AM
    Certainly can't be as bad as what people do deliberately to change their bores!
    9 replies | 279 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:40 AM
    Thank you for that lesson. We all need reminders.
    4 replies | 33 view(s)
  • AnthonyB's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 11:36 PM
    4 cavity GCHP all pins for anthony (no spaces) b45@verizon.net . I would also take a two cavity solid PB IF we get to that point in the order process. Tony
    56 replies | 2099 view(s)
  • AnthonyB's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 11:27 PM
    Almost a completely unrelated response, so I won't win any OTC awards. I got the 45-70 bug again and bought a Henry. It needed a trip back to the factory to replace a badly scratched magazine tube. Henry paid everything and it now looks great. ...
    19 replies | 614 view(s)
  • beagle's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 10:11 PM
    beagle replied to a thread 25-20 question in Cast Boolits
    If it's a factory Marlin M1894, stick with the 257420 Lyman. With its factory twist, the longer/heavier the bullets and you get instability and keyholes./beagle
    4 replies | 112 view(s)
  • beagle's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 10:07 PM
    beagle replied to a thread Over lube a bullet??? in Cast Boolits
    Yes. The resulting problem is lube purging fliers outside a normal group. These can't be predicted but are often discussed by cast bullet "benchies". On a 311466, I'll normally lube two grooves and let it fly./beagle
    7 replies | 258 view(s)
  • beagle's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 10:03 PM
    beagle replied to a thread Angled Grease Grooves? in Cast Boolits
    I think we often times get hung up on the amount of lube needed by a cast bullet. We know that Keith's square grooves made release more difficult but at the time was probably necessary due to the lubes available. With the improved lubes we have...
    13 replies | 253 view(s)
  • BD's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 08:41 PM
    BD replied to a thread Husqvarna 371 XP in Our Town
    Huskies are good saws. But I won't buy another XP. I had a 357 XP for about 6 years that I used primarily for bucking up tree length for firewood, I always used the XP oil as required by the manual. It was great, produced a couple hundred more...
    7 replies | 198 view(s)
  • BD's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 08:31 PM
    BD replied to a thread Opioid/heroin crisis? in Our Town
    This actually is a nationwide drug addiction problem that was in fact directly caused by big Pharma working our for profit health care system. Pharma lobbied hard to get expedited approvals for synthetic opioids, pushed them hard and managed to...
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 06:47 PM
    Pretty sure F/A will chamber you a model 97 in 32-20. Good luck breaking one of those :)
    18 replies | 344 view(s)
  • dubber123's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 06:37 PM
    As I remember, there was a recall in the early 90's for the 92 series, barrels didn't always stay in one piece. That sub gun ammo and one of those could be interesting. :)
    25 replies | 419 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 04:57 PM
    Contact Dave Davidson at CH4D. If he doesn't have it he will make it. This might intrigue him.
    4 replies | 113 view(s)
  • Maven's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 04:03 PM
    Roughing Up RB's, Part II: I returned from the range a little while ago after retesting .604" Lyman (pure lead) RB's roughed up between 2 files. (See post #1 and attached pic). Alas, today's results weren't quite as good (see pic below), which...
    15 replies | 511 view(s)
  • Ben's Avatar
    06-18-2018, 12:35 PM
    I have several NOE HP moulds with two sets of pins provided by Al at NOE.
    6 replies | 431 view(s)
  • beagle's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 11:29 PM
    Shot some in wooden trays not long ago from an estate sale. They fired fine. Also some old CCIs with no Zip code on the address. Bunch of the odd sized LP primers that were government made (probably through the DCM) and a whole batch of Berdan...
    2 replies | 133 view(s)
  • beagle's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 11:24 PM
    Zip-lok baggie for mine also. Crazy Mark, before he passed spent several days scanning a #1 onto a disk and sent me a copy so I have a digital backup. I spent many, many days with that old manual when I started casting. No mentor....I was...
    24 replies | 3745 view(s)
  • beagle's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 11:08 PM
    Now, wait a minute here boys. I've had two Posi Prime tools and both cracked and I sent them back w/o the punches. I have a .22 slide top ammo box with punches in it of all vintages. I know I've used Posi Prime punches in my bench mounted RCBS...
    3 replies | 270 view(s)
  • bruce drake's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 10:12 PM
    Trying to seat a 71gr bullet in a 32ACP case with a seater designed for a 32 S&W Magnum may be possible if you crank that seater all the way down and then some more after that... Buy a Lee Die Set for 32ACP. It won't break the bank and you'll...
    4 replies | 115 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 08:15 PM
    If the barrel is marked for caliber I'd keep it true to the barrel markings. You are just the current custodian of this fine rifle.
    26 replies | 440 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 07:47 PM
    It was a combination of high impact on the forcing cone and the barrel erosion from the powders used that wore out the earlier versions of the S&W guns.
    19 replies | 760 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 07:26 PM
    Wayne Smith started a thread Saw a snake ... in Our Town
    the other day while walking through the back yard garden (small) to pick blueberries. Brown/tan striped lengthwise garter snake. he got out of my way quickly. I went on to pick. Came in later and told LOML about the snake. "Does he eat voles?"...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 07:09 PM
    Now this one I disagree with as written too broadly and not even seeing the lesson in the text. It isn't "Don't judge", it is "judge justly and carefully being very aware of your own vulnerabilities". In another place we are positively told to...
    2 replies | 47 view(s)
  • BD's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 05:26 PM
    BD replied to a thread How much tractor? in Our Town
    On the construction equipment debate, I'm pretty sure that every skid steer and excavator I've been on in the last 15 years had a hydrostatic transmission.
    67 replies | 1511 view(s)
  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    06-17-2018, 04:30 PM
    I seat all of the Lee TC bullet forms with about .020" of the front drive band exposed, then set a light taper crimp. This regimen has worked with all calibers I load using the Lee TC bullet designs in autopistols.
    59 replies | 1495 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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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