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    09-23-2018, 05:00 PM
    ..............I use the mops 99% of the time for oiling the bore after cleaning. The other 1% is used after shooting corrosive primed ammo (30-06, 8x57 & 7.62x54R) with a water/windex mix. ...........Buckshot
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    09-23-2018, 04:49 PM
    ................You may go here on Cast Boolits: There is no way that ALL of the "Group Buy", or "Custom" designs are listed there. I think only 2 are listed for the 8mm, and...
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    09-18-2018, 02:09 AM
    .............The link ( in Hamish's post is all data I'd ginned up. In the 30'-06 using either WC860 or WC872, you cannot get enough into the case to cause any problems. You WILL probably have...
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    09-14-2018, 12:58 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Swage die reamer in Swaging
    Nice cutter Bill, I have this set of collet blocks, but have not used it yet making reamers. And a set of 5C collets
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    09-06-2018, 09:41 AM
    clodhopper replied to a thread Swage die reamer in Swaging
    I have been moving to the same goal. It seems like the numbers are fuzzy. Starting with O-1 tool steel, you turn to say .308. With heat treating that diameter may change, pretty much have to try, and see what happens. So far I have built a radius...
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    09-03-2018, 02:25 AM
    ...............My M92 Rossi (24" Oct bbl) has a tight barrel, but shallow grooves. The bore is .445" and the grooves are .450". The Miroku is perfect at .443" x .451".
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  • clodhopper's Avatar
    09-02-2018, 07:25 PM
    A forum member PMed for more info. From sandbags it will shoot 1 1/2 -2 1/2 inches at 50 yards. with home made 185 grain jacketed bullets formed from 9mm cases. The bullets are formed in a .223 rem resizing die. then sized back down to .358 in a...
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    09-02-2018, 08:41 AM
    Followed this thread for 8 years now. Voted yes today, bought a 77-357 several years ago. Yep it was pricey, sucks as a bench gun. When .22 long rifle was hard to get, this was my solution. A wonderful rifle for walking around making quick...
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    08-31-2018, 09:17 AM
    These molds will be a great asset to the air gun industry. Suddenly a 30 cal springer could be in my future. I would pay handsomely for a 30 cal rifle incorporating mechanical recoil cancellation. Right now, a 22 caliber hunter mold would make...
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I'm currently a student at NC State, majoring in Agricultural Education, minoring in Ag Engineering.
Franklinville, NC
Farming, goats, Shooting, Hunting, Reloading, Shooting Pool, building and fixing farm machinery.
Student most of the year, Energizer Battery Co. employee the rest of the year.


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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