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    Today, 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. ...
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    Today, 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...
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    Today, 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...
    52 replies | 976 view(s)
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    Today, 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 | 115 view(s)
  • NoZombies's Avatar
    Today, 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
    Today, 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...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Today, 10:41 AM
    If you tell them you are reporting a missing gun to BATF, they tend to find them very quickly.
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  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Today, 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...
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Today, 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
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Today, 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 | 74 view(s)
  • dk17hmr's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • Ben's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:26 PM
    Ben replied to a thread WTS Molds in Swappin & Sellin
    Delete........... Ben
    8 replies | 547 view(s)
  • Murphy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:09 PM
    Bumping it back up... Thanks, Murphy
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  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • No_1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:12 PM
    Daily prayers for everyone.
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  • No_1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:07 PM
    Feeler threads are not allowed on the forum. If you are trying to sell it and don't know the price then an auction style sale in the S&S would bring the best price possible. Take care, Robert
    1 replies | 76 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:45 PM
    longbow replied to a thread 45- 70 +p? in Factory Rifles
    Don't misunderstand, I am not arguing about the price issue as I wouldn't pay it either... unless I didn't handload and wanted that extra insurance of improved terminal ballistics and hard cast boolit for penetration should a large bear decide to...
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  • garandsrus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:24 PM
    With about 150 pellets per ounce, each shot represents a LOT of casting! Good luck with the season!
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:23 AM
    People use pit blinds in grain fields here, works well.
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    Yesterday, 11:08 AM
    waksupi started a thread Our fall shoot in Our Town
    Part 1 & 2. A fun shoot, although a bit cold. We did have a truck drive off the side of the narrow bridge to the site, that took some team effort to get back on the road again! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSkduzzpqiY ...
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  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:56 AM
    Read "The Bullet's Flight" by Dr. Mann if you still think it will make any difference. He did the experiments back at the turn of the last century - and they have been repeated since by those who never read him!
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  • Dennis Eugene's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:12 AM
    Craig,Alaska.
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  • dk17hmr's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:19 AM
    dk17hmr replied to a thread 6.8, 6.5, or 300BLK in Factory Rifles
    I have used the 6.8 SPC from 11.3”, 16”, 18”, and 20” guns it is a great round for deer, antelope, and coyotes. I don’t know what you consider long range but I have had no problems hitting 700 yards steel with the longer barreled uppers. I...
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  • Ben's Avatar
    10-14-2017, 09:36 PM
    Mould sold to Barkeater pending receipt of funds. Thanks, Ben
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    10-14-2017, 07:54 PM
    Get rid of the BB, and go to moose milk. If concerned about leaving it loaded for a long period, soak the patches in moose milk, then let dry. BB causes terrible fouling in most conditions, and is totally unworkable in cold weather shooting.
    8 replies | 258 view(s)
  • Murphy's Avatar
    10-14-2017, 03:34 PM
    Great find Fred, glad you've gotten to finally scratch an itch that's been after you so long. I was in the same boat for about 30 years. I bought one of the Model of 1989's when they hit the market, and fell in love with a 5" model. At one point,...
    16 replies | 334 view(s)
  • Ben's Avatar
    10-14-2017, 02:41 PM
    Ben replied to a thread BLL Question in Boolit Lube !
    People persist in changing the original formula. Johnsons Paste Wax was never a component of the original formula for BLL ( Ben's Liquid Lube ) . Ben
    12 replies | 546 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.
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