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    Yesterday, 08:54 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Best Lead remover in Cast Boolits
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    Yesterday, 06:09 PM
    I will take it. PM sent
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:37 PM
    Two reasons: 1. Storage instead of muffin tin ingots stored all over the place 2. Three 6lb ingots fit in the 20lb pots I cast with
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    Yesterday, 01:45 PM
    Converting muffin ingots to 6 lb blocks
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:06 AM
    Bullseye was the original GI powder. It was the only one load for the 45ACP for the 230gr FMJ bullet. 5.0gr was of Bullseye was the standard for years and years. Not sure if or when they may have changed.
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    Yesterday, 12:57 AM
    Auto correct of glock maybe?
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    01-17-2019, 01:44 AM
    Some of the less expensive guns had cylinders that were basically bored straight through, no real "cylinder throat" to speak of, and it sounds like you may have one. With the chamber mouths that big, you may have better luck with a very soft...
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    01-16-2019, 06:03 PM
    HollandNut replied to a thread 458 Lott 730 grain in Cast Boolits
    plenty of good casts out there and some great moulds if you want to throw your own .. 90% of whats run run thru my CZ550 Safari Classic has been cast ..
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    01-15-2019, 01:03 PM
    Website - Reloading Black Powder Shot Shells ...
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    01-15-2019, 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...
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    01-15-2019, 03:15 AM
    What type of tackle do you use to catch deer??????????? Is a mandatory deer check being established in the area? Not at this time. The DNR’s primary focus for response is...
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  • dubber123's Avatar
    01-14-2019, 01:23 AM
    As the fellows noted, 146 grains was pretty standard for .38 S&W. Occasionally an original mold shows up, or you get lucky and find an old Lyman or Ideal that will cast that fat, but most will be a bit on the small side. I have a custom cut LEE...
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    01-13-2019, 04:32 AM
    broken springs are pretty common on this type of gun, I've fiddled with old Iver Johnsons and H&Rs a bit, and they are similar. As far as the barrel cylinder gap, it was likely produced when black powder was the common propellant, and they left...
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    01-13-2019, 03:13 AM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread 45-70 in Our Town ...
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    01-12-2019, 08:32 AM
    I believe that is the date of manufacture, but thats about all the help I can be.
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    01-12-2019, 08:27 AM
    Not that it may matter to you, but if you haven't slugged it, you might want to. I bought a NIB P-1, and it slugs at .358", the loosest of any 9mm I ever checked. Even jacketed ammo of typical 9mm bullet diameter shot poorly. .359" cast shoots...
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    01-12-2019, 03:51 AM
    I REALLY with I was closer, I could always use another $20.
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-11-2019, 05:04 PM
    These are very nice. Been using them for a long time.
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    01-11-2019, 02:02 AM
    Light strikes could be a sign of long headspace. Same for the primer appearance. The primer backs out with the case forward than get reseated under pressure.
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  • John Boy's Avatar
    01-10-2019, 07:13 PM
    Nope ... I have 61 die sets for every caliber I shoot and believe from every manufacture. They all generate perfect reloads including those in the red plastic boxes - Lee Precision and the blue box Dillons. The most expensive ones are CH4D for my...
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    01-10-2019, 06:49 PM
    It looks like a crutch for those that don't know how to cast ... :2_high5:
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    01-10-2019, 06:43 PM
    John Boy replied to a thread lube problem in Boolit Lube !
    With that concoction of ingredients might want to hand dip each bullet and trim excess with a drilled out over size case ... or throw your concoction in the garbage and use a mix that is 'proven'
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  • HollandNut's Avatar
    01-10-2019, 03:19 PM
    HollandNut replied to a thread 458 Lott 730 grain in Cast Boolits
    yeah it was Ranger Rick , I got some really heavy 458 , 480 and 500 SW hard casts from him way back .. He had samples he would ship out for a few bucks .. I maybe wrong but IIRC , I checked later and he was out of business , I think he was getting...
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  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    01-10-2019, 06:19 AM
    I load for a lot of different rifles in the same caliber bottleneck cases mostly for long range competition. I prefer the Redding or Forster micrometer and neck bushing dies. For 223 and 308 I run Dillon carbide sizing dies. For handgun it is...
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    01-10-2019, 01:51 AM
    What you both feel good with , I use WW in my casting , and really don't use soft lead , I had about 50# of sheet lead that I melted down and traded a forum member for some boolits and other stuff he had that I wanted . I told him to send me what he...
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    01-09-2019, 09:32 PM
    You can order some here for $13.00 per 100
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    01-09-2019, 02:38 PM
    I was thinking more along the lines of a chemical analysis using a mass spectrometer or whatever analysis equipment would be best for the task. Until the 1880's BP was the only viable option for BP and the manufacture of it would be at it's...
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    01-09-2019, 01:57 AM
    We still have lots of loaded cartridges from the BP days. I know of at least three kegs of unopened rifle BP from the civil war. A friend of mine is into very old and expensive liquors. I have sampled 200 year old liquors. If we still have 200...
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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