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  • 243winxb's Avatar
    11-15-2018, 10:29 AM
    I place a steel rod in tne primer tube , so the added weight presses down on the primers. This does 2 things, keeps primers moving and lets me know when i need to refill , before it goes empty. Primer dust- Clean the primer tubes. I use isorobic...
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    11-15-2018, 09:58 AM
    243winxb replied to a thread Neck shot 100 yds in Cast Boolits
    Hit deer with an 18 wheeler, instant hamberger. :kidding:
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    11-15-2018, 09:48 AM
    Alignment tool. https://www.dillonprecision.com/rl550-series-xl650-platform-alignment-tool_8_6_26408.html At one time the were free. To align my old RL450, i moved the powder funnel die to the priming station. Place a large nail or spike in...
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    11-15-2018, 09:26 AM
    Dillon has an alignment tool for the platform the shell plate attaches too. The tool helps get the primer feed in alignment. Or adjust the primer feed , like in posts here . https://forums.brianenos.com/topic/98128-primers-flipping-in-550b/ ...
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    11-14-2018, 02:37 PM
    243winxb replied to a thread 4198 in Canister & Surplus Powder
    IMR4198 is a great powder, but not a replacement for 2400. 4198 slower ..
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    11-13-2018, 03:15 PM
    RCBS has said, the shell holder contacting the botton of a steel die, will help die allignment. Lock die with light cam over. Also removes slop from the linkage. I measured the difference of .001" to .0015" more shoulder set back in 243 win,...
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    11-13-2018, 10:17 AM
    The 1911 has an inertia firing pin. I have never heard or seen the above. But then i am only 74, and still learning. :smile::smile: Found this - https://rugerforum.net/gunsmithing/16317-value-chamfering-firing-pin-hole.html The inertia...
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    11-12-2018, 08:48 PM
    243winxb replied to a thread Soot on the neck in Cast Boolits
    leakage at the primers, time for new brass.
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    11-12-2018, 09:28 AM
    I think bore riding bullets should contact and sit on the lands. Diameter of the nose can be cast smaller using less antimony in the alloy. But to soft, not good. Some size the bore riding nose with a bushing.
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    11-11-2018, 05:16 PM
    The OP photo enlarged. So, take you pick as what the problem is. ;) Its not hurting a thing, keep shooting them. But since your powder charge is to low, the primer is backing out. Nosler data shows 7 gr starting to 8 grs maximum. ...
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    11-11-2018, 05:13 PM
    Another reaon. If the pressure is to high or primer soft and there is a gap around the firing pin, the primer metal may flow into the firing pin channel. When the barrel unlocks, moving down, it wipes the raised metal protruding from the...
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    11-11-2018, 11:15 AM
    Kahr> "Primer wipe" is a teardrop-shaped firing pin impression, accompanied by a drag mark (scratch or gouge) following the "point" of the teardrop and leading away from the primer, sometimes into the brass. This is because the firing pin does not...
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    11-11-2018, 09:57 AM
    243winxb replied to a thread Deer scent attractants in Our Town
    Some work, some dont. https://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/master-class/2013/10/deer-anatomy-lesson-how-buck-scent-glands-really-work A musk scent i got from California years ago worked. Shot a buck 6 out of 7 years. Didnt use scent the 1...
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    11-11-2018, 09:28 AM
    243winxb replied to a thread Neck shot 100 yds in Cast Boolits
    Nice Buck, Congratulations At age 12, i shot a buck in the neck, dropped dead. Problem is, i was aiming at the chest. In my defence , i had to shoot the 30 WCF from my other shoulder. Shot was fired right handed, normally a left hander. ...
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    11-07-2018, 09:00 PM
    This could be a die problem? A new die didn't have the right taper in the mouth. The bevel seemed to be missing. The .360" diameter bullet started hard into the .358" die. When the lube groove got deeper into the die, the pressure on the lever...
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    11-07-2018, 07:47 PM
    Contact them with the problem. I was offered an exchange .https://www.lsstuff.com/contact-us http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?231679-Ideas-needed-now-to-soften-modify-White-Label-Lube-50-50 In the winter, i steal the wifes...
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    11-07-2018, 07:39 PM
    From Midwayusa .
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    11-07-2018, 07:22 PM
    Room temperature is said to be 72 f degrees. (Internet) I found the 50/50 needed more heat then 72 degrees. https://www.lsstuff.com/faqs The current 50/50 is harder then the old Alox blend, i cant use it in my Lyman 450.
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  • 243winxb's Avatar
    11-05-2018, 09:36 AM
    Marlin 44 mag micro groove = Poor accuracy. Plain base bullet. A GC may help.
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    11-05-2018, 09:23 AM
    243winxb replied to a thread BHN and Obturation in Cast Boolits
    Soft lead bullets skid and strip in rifling. Correct diameter and harder bullets are a plus, as is a gas check to help grip the thin micro. Soft, near pure lead will cause bullets to slump. The lube grooves get smaller , as the bullet length...
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    11-05-2018, 09:11 AM
    243winxb replied to a thread Soot on the neck in Cast Boolits
    Soft necks let the bullet move sooner at lower pressure. Takes about 15,000 + psi to expand necks. Light loads expand the case body outward. This pulls the shoulder back, away from the chamber. The head to datum measurement becomes shorter ,...
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    11-03-2018, 07:30 PM
    i can live with that. As long as accuracy stays the same.
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    11-01-2018, 08:42 AM
    Measure the OD of a fired case. Size using the expander, measure . Remove expander, size again, measure. Note differences in OD. Most dies will over work the neck area. Neck tension- measure the OD of a sized neck before and after seating a...
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  • 243winxb's Avatar
    10-31-2018, 09:51 PM
    .4199" - .008" So, largest case body diameter is .4199" Smallest is .4119" SAAMI has a tolerance of - .008" This measurement is taken .220" down from the case head.
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    10-30-2018, 04:07 PM
    http://www.hastingsbarrels.com/ May not be available??? Did have blanks. Special order??
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    10-26-2018, 05:07 PM
    Came in kit and factory finished. Flink and cap. 139. Thompson-Center Arms Model Hawken Flintlock Rifle. Serial # 25170. .50 caliber black powder flintlock rifle. 29” octagon barrel with a very good bore. The blue finish on the...
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  • 243winxb's Avatar
    10-22-2018, 07:19 PM
    Brass has a memory and will spring back after the bullet leaves the case mouth. Seat a bullet to the correct COL. Turn the crimper down by hand till it stops. When the brass is in full contact with the bullet, you cant screw it down any...
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    10-20-2018, 10:02 AM
    4,000 to 5,000 degrees F at each firing may change steel. http://www.zianet.com/ebear/metal/heattreat5.html Remember the Sako recall years ago. Heat treating not correct. Or the 1903 actions heat treating. All guns wear out , soon or later.
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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