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  • 375RUGER's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:49 PM
    Springfield Armory Inc. National Match M1 Garand, 30-06. It is a 7000550X serial number. It is a new manufactured M1, not MIL surplus. Selling this for a buddy of mine who is raising cash to get through the winter. It was purchased in...
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  • pietro's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:17 PM
    pietro replied to a thread TC 45-70 scope in Single Shot Guns
    . My .45-70 T/C Contender Hunter Super 14 package came with a T/C illuminated reticle scope which has never let me down. https://www.ebay.com/c/1219718532 If I was fitting out an unscoped .45-70 Contender today, I'd opt for a Burris...
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  • Maven's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:09 PM
    cumminsnut76, I'd guess it - no more than 1,200 fps, but I think Kraschenbirn is right on the money (post #7).
    9 replies | 164 view(s)
  • Moonie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:16 PM
    Below is my chili recipe, making the chili powder is complicated and involved and makes the process more drawn out but it really makes a huge difference, using store bought chili powder makes a great chili, the home made makes it incredible: 1TB...
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  • Moonie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:13 PM
    The NRA did an experiment with paper patched cast in the 300 WM and got good accuracy at full jacketed velocities. I've done paper patching, it is doable but it is a lot of work.
    14 replies | 399 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:47 AM
    . Williams made two different FP sights for Savage 99's (below) Both should zero easily with your Savage 99, unless the Sourdough front sight on your rifle was installed aftermarket, and is too tall to remain within the adjustment range...
    16 replies | 461 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:25 AM
    . Larry DelGreco & Sons are long-time Parker gunsmiths, and might be able to help you out: http://www.parkershotgunrepair.com/parker_shotgun_services.html .
    2 replies | 68 view(s)
  • rockrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:54 AM
    I have seen people use wd40 to help start a balky 2 cycle engine
    18 replies | 364 view(s)
  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:39 AM
    At the very bottom of home page, there is a reference to the version of vBulletin that we are running. Cast Boolits is currently at version : Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.5 One of the sister sites, ammobrasstrader.com (for trading...
    43 replies | 1462 view(s)
  • Maven's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:35 AM
    I have a Marlin #336 in .45-70. As it isn't a heavyweight, I know all about recoil and bruising. To that end, you may want to try the Lee 340gr. PB CB with a charge of 12- 14gr. Unique: Low recoil and accurate.
    9 replies | 164 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    10-18-2019, 09:25 AM
    Wayne Smith replied to a thread bullet for 25/20 in Cast Boolits
    Charlie, that one was designed for airguns - not saying it won't shoot with powder behind it, but airguns have some special needs.
    7 replies | 198 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-17-2019, 09:30 PM
    These folks might have an answer on what alloy you have. http://csalloys.com/cerro-alloys-casting-at-home.html https://boltonmetalproducts.com/
    5 replies | 196 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    10-17-2019, 04:29 PM
    Craft Supplies, Rocklear Hardware or WoodCraft, all online/catalog operations with some local stores.
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  • Gunslinger1911's Avatar
    10-17-2019, 03:55 PM
    Hey redhawk44, my friend ran into the same issues - no bullets (also had issue with no cases, found those after weeks of surfing the web haha). We got a couple of moulds from NOE. They run about 64 and 84 g lubed (Carnuba Red) and checked. ...
    7 replies | 198 view(s)
  • Gunslinger1911's Avatar
    10-17-2019, 03:45 PM
    Gunslinger1911 started a thread Pat Marlins in Gas Checks
    Hey guys, any body heard from Pat recently ? I ordered a checkmaker on 8-23, followed up 9-10 after getting a verification from him, sent another email today. Figured you folks may know something ? Thanks
    3 replies | 162 view(s)
  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    10-17-2019, 07:10 AM
    One thing I know from managing one of castboolits sister sites, ammobrasstrader.com: Willy Snider, our web master, has his hands full with web software. This is not magical, stand alone stuff. Willy has successfully incorporated dozens of add ons...
    43 replies | 1462 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-16-2019, 07:28 PM
    Even more odd is the arc or radius appears to be flatter than the radius of the machining marks???
    30 replies | 687 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    10-16-2019, 07:11 PM
    I had the same issue with a used .22LR Ruger Old Model bearcat I picked up for a song, a decade ago. I did much the same as you did, and found some ammo (Federal bulk) that chambered & ejected freely - which I use exclusively in my specific gun....
    21 replies | 1114 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    10-16-2019, 07:03 PM
    . At one time or another Ruger RF revolvers had either a firing pin recess around the rear face, or not. If you contact their customer service,Ruger would most likely make it right, but might need the entire revolver to fit a new...
    30 replies | 687 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-16-2019, 03:35 PM
    Rhineland Arms uses the same barrel nut system as Savage. http://www.troupsystems.com/product/mauser-45-acp-military-barrel/ What you are seeing is normal for that system.
    11 replies | 245 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-16-2019, 11:50 AM
    That is great that some of the designs are coming back. I used to do a lot of business with Fajen and Bishop. At one time between the two they had around 6,000 patterns.
    1 replies | 118 view(s)
  • pietro's Avatar
    10-16-2019, 11:45 AM
    . Fajen Gunstocks closed their doors long ago, but this fella bought most of the patterns, and can/will make a shaped stock for any of the patterns he has. (disclaimer) Everything I know about this fella came from a recent post of his...
    1 replies | 118 view(s)
  • 303Guy's Avatar
    10-16-2019, 02:07 AM
    ADI actually manufacture many of the Hodgdon powders. Hodgdon do the rebranding so to speak. If the above equivalent shows an ADI powder with a Hodgdon equivalent, then ADI manufactured it - mostly. An example of where ADI do not manufacture...
    17 replies | 1553 view(s)
  • DukeInFlorida's Avatar
    10-15-2019, 01:00 PM
    DukeInFlorida replied to a thread Sawdust in Casting Equipment
    Sorry that I was closer to boiling point of zinc than melting point. My purpose in mentioning zinc was that if you leave a single zinc wheel weight at the bottom of an over loaded smelting pot of lead wheel weights, it's entirely likely that the...
    39 replies | 2067 view(s)
  • Wayne Smith's Avatar
    10-15-2019, 08:48 AM
    Thank you Ronnie, for that reminder. It is easy to major in the minors and forget or take for granted the overwhelming truth - our sins are forgiven. Without an understanding of sin, a strong theology of sin, Christ was just a good example and...
    4 replies | 89 view(s)
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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