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  • Animal's Avatar
    03-12-2018, 10:36 AM
    Glockfan, you are right. This topic would have led to WW3 in certain other forums. In those forums, folks hang their pride on the brand names that sit on their bench. This is why I chose to ask here. Perfect boolits are the thing of pride in this...
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    03-11-2018, 10:49 PM
    Hands down, it just looks like Dillon is the way to go. Thanks everyone. I'm glad this didn't turn into a "chevy vs. ford" type thread. I'm no longer concerned about not having a fifth hole for an M die. It looks like Dillon has that part figured...
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    03-11-2018, 09:20 PM
    SAW, you hit all my points. Thank you Yes, round count is a fairly low requirement at the moment. It is the time at the press that I am wishing to minimize. However, I do hope to compete once the kids are a bit older and independent. I do foresee...
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    03-10-2018, 10:46 PM
    The comments about the filth of primers and possible left over media in the Dillon does sound problematic. It sounds like keeping my single stage for the size/prime option will be a clean decision :)
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    03-10-2018, 09:56 PM
    Thanks folks. Of the Dillon users, it doesn't appear anyone has expressed any problems with not having the 5th hole. I take it to mean that Dillons powder/expand operation is plenty adequate for our cast boolit needs. As another poster stated, it...
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    03-10-2018, 10:15 AM
    Round count is not my motivation, time at the press is. As family responsibilities increase, I just simply can not set aside several hours to make 200rnds of ammo anymore. This is now starting to impact my ability to enjoy range time when I do have...
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    02-22-2018, 08:52 PM
    Try using a .577 mine ball instead of a round ball. If it does not fir the cut back hull, you might want to try 24 gauge brass hulls. I'd suggest you stay with black powder in those old rifles.
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    02-21-2018, 01:22 AM
    I picked up an 1866 Yellowboy by A.Uberti. It has a polished Bronze/Gunmetal frame and I add upholstery tacks on the forearm and buttstock. As soon as I get pictures I will post them. Having trouble posting pictures from photobucket. Any other...
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    02-21-2018, 01:13 AM
    I used to shoot with N/SSA and had a .50 caliber Shiloh Sharps Percussion Carbine. Great gun and I made my own cartridges from both nitrated paper and nitrated cotton sheet material, (old bed linen). To start out I got the correct paper cartridge...
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    02-21-2018, 12:58 AM
    Grapeshot replied to a thread Strange brass... in Cast Boolits
    Elmer Keith wrote of this in "Hell, I Was There!" IIRC he was writing about .50 caliber BMG rounds. This setup gave higher velocity and lower breech pressure. Three inch, 75/76mm, 105mm Artillery Rounds employ this setup using adjustable powder...
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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