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  • Murphy's Avatar
    Today, 09:47 PM
    Murphy replied to a thread Truck gun in Our Town
    With tongue in cheek... It all depends on where I'm taking the truck that day. Murphy
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Today, 09:09 PM
    longbow replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    I'm with Larry once again. One of the joys of owning a gun with a strong action in .45-70 (or for that matter any calibre) is that you can download to plink cheaply, have low recoil practice rounds or whatever then load up when wanted or needed. ...
    54 replies | 1053 view(s)
  • Maven's Avatar
    Today, 06:29 PM
    Maven replied to a thread Just asking ? in Cast Boolits
    10bender, Harder alloys, e.g. linotype, drop slightly CB's of slightly greater diameter than pure Pb, but they'll also be lighter than pure Pb. Perhaps their use is one way of compensating for a mold which casts too small or even too heavy? OTOH,...
    9 replies | 125 view(s)
  • cattleskinner's Avatar
    Today, 04:47 PM
    The loading gate is a non issue for me. The only gripe I have is the scope rail for the Big Boy rifles is too high. It would be nice if they were a bit thinner for a better cheek weld when using a scope.
    51 replies | 1060 view(s)
  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Today, 03:08 PM
    I ended up recutting the chamber of one of my 300BLK uppers (I have 2) into a 30 Apache (7.62x45) which is the 223Rem case opened up to 30 caliber. It limits the bullets to 150gr or smaller (I prefer to load it with 110 and 125gr spirepoints but I...
    24 replies | 547 view(s)
  • NoZombies's Avatar
    Today, 01:30 PM
    The original heeled bullet molds that I have are made with what I would call lube "ripples" on the body of the bullet like very shallow lube grooves. I've never used the heeled bullet designs with the lube groove inside the case. I've always used a...
    23 replies | 527 view(s)
  • NoZombies's Avatar
    Today, 01:12 PM
    Are you having those kinds of failure rates on multiple rifles, or on a single gun? I ask, because it sounds like a headspace or firing pin issue.
    14 replies | 220 view(s)
  • NoZombies's Avatar
    Today, 10:53 AM
    What was your heat treating process? What steel for the dies?
    7 replies | 154 view(s)
  • NoZombies's Avatar
    Today, 10:50 AM
    No offense taken. What ammo are you having such problems with? I'm sure we'd all like to be able to avoid it.
    14 replies | 220 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 10:35 AM
    Check your nipple.
    4 replies | 86 view(s)
  • cattleskinner's Avatar
    Today, 04:55 AM
    Bullets are sold also, thread closed.
    7 replies | 23 view(s)
  • NoZombies's Avatar
    Today, 01:51 AM
    Get a Paco Kelley tool or similar. It makes even fairly cheap subsonic ammo more accurate and more deadly. It usually helps with making the velocity more consistent as well because of the increased 'pull' needed for the bullet to leave the case.
    14 replies | 220 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:22 PM
    longbow replied to a thread New to this in Casting for Shotguns
    My opinion... 0.678" RB's are about the easiest to load for and are a standard mould size from Lyman and RCBS. They fit several standard shotcups very well and with a 16 or 20 ga. nitro card wad or two underneath generally shoot very well. ...
    15 replies | 251 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:13 PM
    longbow replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    Forgot to add that powder choice has a lot to do with the recoil. I made the mistake of doing a large amount of research before I had my Siamese Mauser conversion built and decided that: - heavy for caliber boolits were the way to go so Lyman...
    54 replies | 1053 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
    longbow replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    What Larry said! I have no hunting experience with my .45-70's but considering that, as has been repeatedly mentioned, the .45-70 with BP loads is responsible for the demise of many bison and other large critters and medium size critters I have...
    54 replies | 1053 view(s)
  • NoZombies's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:04 PM
    NoZombies replied to a thread WTT Star dies in Swappin & Sellin
    It may come to that, I'm hoping that someone who has a .453 needs a .452 and we can both be happy, but if not, I'll resort to lapping it out...
    3 replies | 132 view(s)
  • NoZombies's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:01 PM
    The .32 long colt started life with the heeled bullet, and then was later loaded with the hollow based bullet of smaller diameter, usually around .301-.303. I forget when the transition was, but they were both called the .32 long colt. (either...
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  • NoZombies's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:28 PM
    I've got a couple of spare star dies, and could use a couple of others. Needed: .453, .367 For trade: .452 .358 (I might have some others, I'll check this evening) Ideally, I'd like to trade 1-1 and each cover outgoing shipping. I'm open to...
    3 replies | 132 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:41 AM
    If you tell them you are reporting a missing gun to BATF, they tend to find them very quickly.
    20 replies | 831 view(s)
  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:02 AM
    I own a PA10 and I had to go back and recheck my sizing die setup on my reloads as I was having problems almost the same as you. The bullets would feed in my 308 Bolt rifles but not in the AR. I went back and determined that the PA10's barrel...
    16 replies | 238 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:18 AM
    longbow replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    So my 1970's vintage gun becomes more attractive. It has hardly been shot since I sold it to my friend. We'll see how the toy money holds out. Longbow
    54 replies | 1053 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:14 AM
    I can't answer for that boolit but I tried the 316299 with short patch and it did not work for me. I large turned the driving bands to size for patching so it was still a nose bore rider but accuracy was not good. Longbow
    3 replies | 88 view(s)
  • dk17hmr's Avatar
    10-15-2017, 11:05 PM
    87gr vmax is a great little bullet, out of a 6 Dasher I know more than a few pdogs died at over 1000 yards. For long range shooting chrono data is important, extreme spread and standard deviation matter more than your group size at 100. 500 isn't...
    15 replies | 729 view(s)
  • Ben's Avatar
    10-15-2017, 08:26 PM
    Ben replied to a thread WTS Molds in Swappin & Sellin
    Delete........... Ben
    10 replies | 753 view(s)
  • Murphy's Avatar
    10-15-2017, 05:09 PM
    Bumping it back up... Thanks, Murphy
    5 replies | 272 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    10-15-2017, 03:19 PM
    longbow replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    My 1895 was a 1970's vintage and I wish I still had it. It was a victim of my need for money to go to college and was not replaced. I do have a chance of buying it back now. It would be interesting to know if this crack issue is for recent...
    54 replies | 1053 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