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  • 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....
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    08-13-2018, 04:54 PM
    The 45 ACP is already a very lead-friendly caliber right from the git-go, and I had zero leading or accuracy problems with my Glock 21s using cast bullets sized at .452" and lubed with Alox/BW. Bullets sized at .454" did well also. The 8-lobed OEM...
    26 replies | 396 view(s)
  • Dale53's Avatar
    08-12-2018, 02:25 PM
    Dale53 replied to a thread Hot weather lube? in Boolit Lube !
    Carnauba Red melts at 135 degrees. I have used it for years in rifles, and handguns, with out issue, even leaving ammo in a hot car. I don't live in Florida, but have seen triple digit temps here in SOUTHERN [smilie=1: Ohio. I can definitely...
    13 replies | 951 view(s)
  • Dale53's Avatar
    08-12-2018, 02:12 PM
    Dale53 replied to a thread 45 acp lube in Boolit Lube !
    Long, long ago, I spent a week at the Ray Chapman Academy, in Columbia, Missouri. That week, we had a record breaking heat wave. It was something like 113 degrees and the outdoor range surface was crushed white lime stone. It was like being turned...
    11 replies | 415 view(s)
  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    08-11-2018, 02:58 PM
    The single-best source of data I have found for 32 H&R Magnum is in the RCBS Cast Bullet Manual, #1 (1986), pp. 133. The data uses the RCBS #32--98-SWC bullet, which has been the best-performing bullet in my 32 SWL and 32 HRM for years, and shows...
    144 replies | 5938 view(s)
  • Buckshot's Avatar
    08-11-2018, 03:10 AM
    .............My grandfather said the wedge was made from a Ford TT truck axle, and the keyway you see was from the 'Wheel ' end. However I cannot verify his information. He started work with San Bernardino Cnty when they still used horses or mules...
    21 replies | 873 view(s)
  • Dale53's Avatar
    08-09-2018, 05:19 PM
    Green Frog; I just did a quick search - I haven't used these (my EDC is a 642) but here are two links for the speed strips: ...
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  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    08-08-2018, 10:06 PM
    OK--this will leave a mark.
    26 replies | 599 view(s)
  • Dale53's Avatar
    08-08-2018, 04:27 PM
    I have a number of both Rugers and Smiths. If I were asked by the original poster to recommend a specific revolver for his needs, I would, without reservation, recommend the 686 Smith. I have both a CS-1, 4" and a 686 with 6" barrel. Either of them...
    46 replies | 1248 view(s)
  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    08-07-2018, 07:21 PM
    I was involved in a whole lot more homicide cases over a number of years. It always amazed me just how much perps wanted to "Sign their handiwork", and it amazed them just how often people would get up in court and swear under oath to having heard...
    35 replies | 1509 view(s)
  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    08-07-2018, 06:58 PM
    Ditto. 180 grain FNGC at 1400 FPS (Ruger Bishawk x 7.5") or 1800 FPS (Henry Big Boy). Hunting deer is NOT like using light tackle to play fish. A lot of hunters seem to miss that point.
    14 replies | 357 view(s)
  • beagle's Avatar
    08-06-2018, 11:52 PM
    Before you try that drilling method. Heat the pot to normal temp and touch a candle or beeswax to the bottom of the spout. You'll get some smoke. Do this several times and then using a straightened out heavy duty paper clip and a pair of forcepts,...
    16 replies | 364 view(s)
  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    08-06-2018, 07:02 PM
    You guys are in rare form today. Hummingbirds get a good life where we live--proper nectar mix, a choice of feeding stations. Are they grateful? Of course not. That birds that small can have a sense of entitlement so large just boggles the mind....
    41 replies | 2192 view(s)
  • 9.3X62AL's Avatar
    08-06-2018, 11:48 AM
    Best load so far in my Romanian carbine has been with the Lee #C312-185 sized at .314" (throat is .3135", grooves are .313") atop 16.0 grains of Alliant 2400. Boxer-primed "PPU" brass, CCI 200 primers. Gives all-day recoil and report, decent...
    14 replies | 1666 view(s)
  • beagle's Avatar
    08-06-2018, 11:25 AM
    I guess it depends on what your needs are in a SWC. Being and older caster, I tend to favor the old classic Keith designs as that's what I grew up with. Depends on what you need. Almost any SWC will work at closer ranges. I like to plink at...
    28 replies | 776 view(s)
  • Dale53's Avatar
    08-05-2018, 01:09 PM
    Bigslug, One thing I learned after my vision went south, when you put a good red dot on the shorter tubes, the difference in barrel length becomes a moot point. It has been a half century since I owned an S&W 1950 Target and the later heavy barrel...
    23 replies | 850 view(s)
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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