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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    I learned that all shot shell hulls are not the same diameter internally. and that not all wads are the same diameter externally and they might even be larger in the middle than at the gas seal. this can be good and or bad depending on the hull...
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    Yesterday, 09:51 PM
    Tomme beat me. 43-44 for 125's and 42 for 150's I have used both I and H type for both loads and usually do well depending on the powder at that point in time.
    4 replies | 46 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:18 PM
    waksupi replied to a thread Soft frizzen blues in Muzzleloading.
    I'm not 100% sure those were ever intended to be fired.
    5 replies | 103 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:00 PM
    That's kind of where I started, but the Turk bulks differently than the other powders. Get's you close in the ball park.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:48 PM
    nope it's just a coating. I shoot a CZ-75b and use the alloy I mentioned above. I size to 358. get a good lube groove design or a slick sided boolit and skip the LEE T/L designs.
    9 replies | 266 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:45 PM
    16 BHN for commercial cast sounds correct. it's usually 2/6/92 alloy.
    5 replies | 143 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 06:39 PM
    it's the round shooting into the chamber and hitting the end where the case mouth goes. I'm thinking you can smack the back of the pistol and chamber the round. and it doesn't happen every time. throating probably wouldn't help that, it doesn't...
    14 replies | 211 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Mold preheating in Cast Boolits
    an old cookie sheet, an electrical box, or the bottom off another coffee can will work until you get a saw blade. if you were near me I'd drop a couple of blades off to you.
    6 replies | 111 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:23 PM
    I use the porta band. for lino pigs I use a hatchet and 2 2x4's. I notch the flat corners then flip it over and whack it on the point with the back of the hatchet, it snaps right off. then I just toss the pieces in the pot and make ingots out...
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:20 PM
    I use the large ones as gas checks when I swage 223 bullets. other than that they go in a bucket to see if the scrap yard will take them some day.
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  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:16 PM
    you guy's are newer so you don't know that 45/45/10 lube was designed to do exactly what your doing. Bens tumble lube also does the overcoat. they both work without the lube under them too. how fast they will go just depends on your...
    19 replies | 630 view(s)
  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:25 PM
    It's reserved for deserving customers. :p It is in high demand, short supply. Not even that spendy, around $22.50 here. I don't care for sour mash, so haven't tried that.
    16 replies | 276 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:13 AM
    get all of that lead you can, and keep on getting it for as long as you can get it. one continuous source of same lead alloy is a godsend. it simplifies everything because you can then figure out what you need to make your house blend. a good...
    9 replies | 266 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:06 AM
    it ain't necessary if all you want is the powder coat to harden. I figure I could get a basket and cook like 50 boolits with a mark or two on them, or I can take 20 minutes and stand up 400 boolits and have them nice and smooth. or I can pour...
    1 replies | 71 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:59 AM
    runfiverun replied to a thread Alignment problem in Cast Boolits
    it's hard to see from the picture. but I think your describing two halves of a mold not quite joining up to make a round boolit. you can check this by closing the mold and looking at the top of the mold. gently run a sharp edge in the cavity's...
    2 replies | 134 view(s)
  • runfiverun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:48 AM
    what I'm hearing is the front drive band is hitting the end of the chamber. the mold your using needs a shorter oal. 1.1 or thereabouts AIRC it's not a problem to seat that deep you just need to lower your powder amount to compensate. work on...
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  • waksupi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:38 AM
    Ed's Red for all of my firearms.
    26 replies | 792 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 09:26 AM
    waksupi replied to a thread New law? in Our Town
    I don't have a credit card, just a debit card. On the back where it is supposed to be signed, I wrote "Ask for picture ID". It helps if the card is ever lost or stolen.
    25 replies | 695 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