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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Today, 07:21 PM
    Yup, item # and mold # are very different things. We typically use mold number here - thus the confusion. Thanks for clearing it up.
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Today, 07:16 PM
    Remington used a 1/12 rifling in the 25-06 and consequently they have problems with accuracy with boolits over about 117 gr. When I had mine I could shoot 76 gr Sierria Seconds, 100gr Sierria Seconds into less than 3/4" at 100yds. This was an ADL...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Today, 04:11 PM
    Both Lyman #452460 and the H&G #68 clones shoot really well for me in a whole lot of 45 ACP self-loaders. In the Glock 21, the #68 feeds with a slight ka-chunk as the slide closes--so there is a slight hang-up or hitch somewhere. But they feed...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Today, 12:37 PM
    9.3X62AL replied to a thread Old And Out Of Touch in Cast Boolits
    No--you are not. In such situations, I spend a bit of cash and buy jacketed bullets for the marathon shooting sessions. The J-words DO have their place from time to time.
    47 replies | 1235 view(s)
  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    Today, 12:32 PM
    Grow lights cost a ton of money to run. Illicit MJ grow sites usually "jumper" the power supply from the providing utility--steal power, IOW--and this is their ultimate undoing, because if you think a utility is going to turn its back on $100,000...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 12:04 PM
    The nipple should be removed no more than once a year for inspection and relubrication. Repeatedly removing it wears the threads, and will eventually cause dangerous failure. Plain old luke warm water is all you need to clean with. Hot water...
    30 replies | 349 view(s)
  • Four Fingers of Death's Avatar
    Today, 12:13 AM
    The barrel lock up means barrel switching is not as easy as reciiever lock up, but with a couple of boxes of jacketed bullets to run it in and running it on cast, combined with the fact that I am 70, I can't see me wearing it out.
    11 replies | 328 view(s)
  • AnthonyB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:28 PM
    AnthonyB replied to a thread Rossi Lever on way! in Leverguns
    I have the 16 inch 357. That is a VERY handy rifle. Mine wears a Trijicon dot sight on an NOE mount. Will not let that one get away from me....
    28 replies | 881 view(s)
  • AnthonyB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:10 PM
    I haven't cast with my mould yet, but am not worried. It will join the pile of other MP moulds I have not used because I haven't yet gotten a roundtoit. MP has always gone beyond expectations on any potential problems. He even sent me a...
    239 replies | 19232 view(s)
  • AnthonyB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:51 PM
    .434 two cavity GC if that is an option for anthony b (no spaces) 45 at verizon dot net. Four cavity if no two cavity option. MP has me in his contacts! Tony
    46 replies | 3410 view(s)
  • AnthonyB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:45 PM
    Tripplbeards: Another 7600 35 Whelen fan here. That was my first Whelen; stumbled on the M700 Classic a year or so later. PM me if you want some cast to try. Tony
    8 replies | 104 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:34 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Castor Oil in Cast Boolits
    Not a problem. It is the castor bean that the poision is derived from. The oil is not dangerous. Airplane engines in WWI used castor oil because of it's heat tolerance and it's tendency to move toward heat rather than away from it. Engines were...
    8 replies | 290 view(s)
  • Four Fingers of Death's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:32 AM
    I'm selling more than I'm buying lately. Trying to reduce my armoury significantly. I think this rifle wil suit me better and allow me to sell about three.
    11 replies | 328 view(s)
  • garandsrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:00 AM
    Fill a case with water (spent primer in place) and then see what the weight of the water is. The easiest method is probably to weigh the dry case and then weigh the same case filled with water. The difference is the weight of water, in grains, if...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    08-15-2018, 10:05 PM
    Maybe a bit much for your intentions but... http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?125239-Hensley-amp-Gibbs-38-30-Cal-Ness-Safety-Bullet The intent of the design is to assure that there are no ricochets. Another design that works...
    14 replies | 323 view(s)
  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    08-15-2018, 07:41 PM
    9.3X62AL replied to a thread Old And Out Of Touch in Cast Boolits
    I am just happy that I can still shoot and own guns in this Worker's Paradise. I do not give a flip about dirty guns or smoke (You gotta be kidding me.....), that is what Hoppe's #9 was designed to address. I guess I am "out of touch" as well....
    47 replies | 1235 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    08-15-2018, 05:23 PM
    Where did you get your mold? Someone gave you a mold for the 6.5 Arisaka, not the 7.7. If the mold number starts with a 266 it is a .266 diameter boolit - your rifle barrel has a groove diameter of something like .314. No way that boolit is gonna...
    24 replies | 483 view(s)
  • Crash_Corrigan's Avatar
    08-15-2018, 05:17 PM
    I have the 452 Varmint version and coupled with a small Leupold scope it does everything I could ask for in .22 LR. I also have a 527FS in .223 Rem. This is the one with the beautiful Mannlicher full length walnut stock and the steel muzzle...
    10 replies | 201 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    08-15-2018, 11:01 AM
    My best results were with air cooled wheel weights, and bumping up the nose to better fill the throat.
    5 replies | 121 view(s)
  • Four Fingers of Death's Avatar
    08-15-2018, 05:42 AM
    The M18 is selling for $699 in the States from what I hear. They sell for $895 here in Australia (when they arrive, haha, supposed to be late Aug, looking like early October now.
    11 replies | 328 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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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