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  • garandsrus's Avatar
    Today, 10:06 AM
    There are a lot of Dillon conversion charts available, including in the back of the Dillon manual. The 45 and 308/30-06 has a lot of parts that are interchangeable. Here’s some software that might help also:
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Today, 01:46 AM
    10mm is a caliber I am very familiar with from many years of ownership and usage. My experience includes two 3rd generation S&W autopistols (models 1006 and 1026) and now two Glock 3rd generation variants (20SF and 29SF). Most factory ammo in...
    1 replies | 41 view(s)
  • Crash_Corrigan's Avatar
    Today, 01:17 AM
    I slapped a small Leupold optic on mine and I am getting decent accuracy with factory ammo but with some cast and pc'd I have done a lot better job than factory. I can hold about 1 1/2 to 2" @ 100 yd with any wind with factory j words but I can...
    25 replies | 411 view(s)
  • Crash_Corrigan's Avatar
    Today, 12:42 AM
    I have a Springfield made in '53 that I have shot probably 1,000 rounds through and the major groups are lurking in the parts bin in a dark corner of the garage. I paid $750 to a shooting club member and it is a very decent example of a normal...
    18 replies | 316 view(s)
  • beagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
    Also in the Army with a lot of moves. Had one made with a large steel plate on the bottom, a rod and a smaller plate on top. Fit inside a foot locker with the rest of my stuff for moves. Feet sat on the bottom plate for weight and press clamped to...
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  • fatnhappy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:13 PM
    Yeah, she did OK
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  • AnthonyB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:12 PM
    I want one as well. I understand that my 356 Winchester will fill the same niche with cast but really want a M71. Congratulations on your find. Tony
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  • fatnhappy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    A blast from the past
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  • AnthonyB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:03 PM
    Posted here because the deal originated here. Blackriver posted some 30 Carbine brass and bullets for shipping costs only late last month. Themoose answered first; I was a close second. Themoose graciously suggested blackriver send the brass to...
    4 replies | 108 view(s)
  • beagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:58 PM
    beagle replied to a thread Meplat? in Cast Boolits
    Me too. Didn't know what a meplat was until I started casting. Were flat noses to me./beagle
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  • fatnhappy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:28 PM
    fatnhappy replied to a thread Meplat? in Cast Boolits
    It’s pronounced “flat spot”
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
    Randy: I don't recall but most likely just a plastic gas seal under and maybe a nitro card wad or two on top of the gas seal if needed to get crimp height. Back then I would have fold crimped. Now I'd roll crimp. I was really impressed by the...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:23 PM
    That depends on how authentic he wants it. Tom does an excellent job but... his tooling will not allow the large radius groove. Tom has to cut shallower than that and he has to leave a small flat on the nose. He'll make an excellent mould but it...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:19 PM
    Did you cast them from soft lead? I ask because very one of those I have seen cast from soft lead "squishes" down and the skirt flares out I believe which may cut petals. Filling the base with hot melt glue or equivalent will help support the slug...
    27 replies | 890 view(s)
  • AnthonyB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:10 PM
    Thanks to all for all the interesting responses and for the host of information contained in them. RCBS has the repair parts on the way for my hand primer, along with some updated primer rods. I wasn't real sure on the differences in the rods when...
    56 replies | 1135 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:55 PM
    I'm shooting my 44-40's with a case full compressed (38 gr)Goex BP and the Big Lube 200 grain boolit. I've not shot the rifle that much but at 50 yards I'm getting 2" groups basically supported offhand.
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:36 PM
    COLT SAA-pattern revolvers generally have 4-3/4" barrels--RUGER SAA-pattern revolvers generally have 4-5/8" barrels. These are "regular production" lengths, custom barrels (both factory and aftermarket) can run the gamut from "Sheriff's Models" to...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:09 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Water drop bullets in Cast Boolits
    Lots of info if you use the search. ...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:03 PM
    I just neck size for my 1894 Marlin. I have Lee carbide die and as you say, it sized down pretty far and all the way to the rim. I load 0.434" boolits so that is a stretch back up when the whole case is sized plus it seems to size the head a bit...
    8 replies | 323 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:38 AM
    Try CBE in Australia: What are you planning on shooting it out of? I have always wanted a Paradox gun but will never be able to afford one... at least an H&H...
    10 replies | 130 view(s)
  • beagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:36 AM
    beagle replied to a thread A swooshing GC boolit? in Gas Checks
    I'm with Lloyd. I'll go with the tumbling theory./beagle
    6 replies | 605 view(s)
  • beagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:34 AM
    When I was messing with the .223 and Lyman 225415s, I got flyers. The mould/brand of GCs seems to have an affect on the number of flyers. I took a lot, nose first sized, dropped a dab of super glue in the check and seated in a normal manner. The...
    29 replies | 1094 view(s)
  • beagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:50 AM
    In the summer you can place it in a cardboard box, lined with newspapers and leave it in your car trunk in the parking lot in the hot sun. This usually loosens things up after several days. Had a friend that built a tumbler powered by a DC motor. ...
    17 replies | 1464 view(s)
  • beagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:44 AM
    beagle replied to a thread Meplat? in Cast Boolits
    Don't know the origin but I've always pronounced it: me plat./beagle
    18 replies | 375 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:12 AM
    I will be praying for you and your situation. I have had to learn to listen in prayer more than I speak.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:11 AM
    A) Grief and depression are different animals - antidepressants don't touch grief. B) The above may be true for many but is not true for those who suffer clinical depression. C) Granted, God tells us to do the normal that we are...
    2 replies | 28 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