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  • beagle's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:02 PM
    beagle replied to a thread .433 cast size vs .428 in Cast Boolits
    I've shot .433s in my SBH but as has been pointed out they were tight to chamber. No signs of pressure. I dropped back to .432 and that's done well for me./beagle
    2 replies | 71 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:46 PM
    If you are cutting the entire crimp off including rolled edge you might try using a piece of 3/4" pipe cut and faced to the correct length. That is what I use for hull length cutting and gauges. I use a utility knife to cut across the face. Works...
    29 replies | 687 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:54 PM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread Hungarian M95 in Military Rifles
    I had the same problem with the Lee seat die and the Frnakenstein boolit. I contacted Lee, sent the die and a couple of Frankenstein boolits in, they opened up the die so the boolit fit in it and have been using it that way ever since. It crimps...
    15 replies | 786 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:48 PM
    Don't worry about the gas check being inside the case. Seat the bullets ot just clear the lands.
    5 replies | 113 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:53 AM
    Yeah, I'm wondering how much pressure it took to SEAT the second primer!
    4 replies | 148 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:47 AM
    Invest in the NOE expanders since you have the Lee die. Not terribly expensive and well worth it.
    20 replies | 366 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:37 AM
    This is on a 'glass' top stove and the two big burners. Yes, not only is the Loge thicker, it is one of the year dated pans - the fire year so it is very different in the absorption of heat. Didn't think of that. The Griswald is thin as usual.
    8 replies | 314 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:33 AM
    I think, after 43 years married to the same woman, I have a little credibility. She actually asks my opinion sometimes before she has formed her own!
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:20 AM
    I can't say I ever slugged any of my .38 S&W's, I just always sized to cylinder throat dimensions. I have shot .006" over bore in other guns with no ill effects, I personally don't get too wound up over it, especially with the soft alloys I usually...
    12 replies | 221 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:47 AM
    You might try using a paper wrap or two on the undersize slugs. That should tighten them up to suit the bore. Round balls are nice though I have to say. My goal has been decent hunting level accuracy to 100 yards with slugs from smoothbore but...
    29 replies | 687 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:37 AM
    longbow replied to a thread Advice please in Casting for Shotguns
    I bored a piece of pipe nipple to wad size (yes, crude I know but it already had a large hole in it so less machining than solid bar) and made a close fitting insert with a hole through it to fit a 3" finishing nail (about 1/8" diameter IIRC) that...
    13 replies | 237 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    01-14-2019, 05:08 PM
    Al, you did the same thing I did. Our son is in Wake Forest and when we visited him I stopped by Doug's place with both of my 1911's. He got them running well.
    11 replies | 514 view(s)
  • Ben's Avatar
    01-14-2019, 04:34 PM
    Mould is sold to .22-10-45 .
    4 replies | 401 view(s)
  • longbow's Avatar
    01-14-2019, 04:00 PM
    Treeman: Any possibility you could post some or all of those old timey loads? I know I would certainly be interested and I am sure there are others that would be too. A guy can never have too much info for shotshell reloading! This guy can't...
    33 replies | 11114 view(s)
  • Ben's Avatar
    01-14-2019, 01:21 PM
    The same handles that fit RCBS moulds work.
    4 replies | 401 view(s)
  • beagle's Avatar
    01-14-2019, 12:54 PM
    Check Castpics. Cast in the .351 Self Loading,/beagle
    1 replies | 86 view(s)
  • beagle's Avatar
    01-14-2019, 12:51 PM
    Natches sold off a batch of the .45/70 line throwing cases some years back. I bought a couple of hundred. They'd been pulled. WCC head stamp. I had a Number 1 Ruger .45/70 at the time so I processed what I could (many were dented beyond salvage...
    26 replies | 608 view(s)
  • NoZombies's Avatar
    01-14-2019, 12:13 PM
    Yes, it's a 12 gauge. It's been a while, but it takes 209 primers, and I believe it has a screw in breach plug. It's definitely a factory ML barrel, the breach plug may be aftermarket, but I don't think it is.
    10 replies | 195 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