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  • barrabruce's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:42 AM
    My handi 30-30 mics at 302 and 309. Had best accuracy with a lee 170 fp with the nose honed a bit fatter just a rub mark on it. The loverin 150 shoots well in mine. Also an old 308241 which casts 310 302ish Mine is a bit butchered and...
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    04-24-2017, 02:13 AM
    Longbow. Do you kurl the 30 cal pp bullets or just use them smooth sided. Also do you use alox for the kurled bullet lube or just dip or pan lube using a "normal lube". Thnx Gunna make some up one day. Soon I hope Something like this maybe.
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    04-17-2017, 06:33 AM
    Bloke at the range does/did have one. Custom barrel fitted. He seemed to have trouble with it. Case separation. Hammer the bolt open....broke bolt handle had to get another. Recoil seemed severe with 250 grns cast bullets at 2200 fps. Leading...
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    04-13-2017, 09:42 AM
    I vote for 30-30 because its what I patch. I also make mouse fart loads as well. A 150-170 gn at 15-1600 fps is about 52 moa drop at 586yrds A 150 gn at 1000 fps is about the same at 328 yrds. It will do what I want it to do say 80-90% of...
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    04-11-2017, 12:56 AM
    Take me off the list please. I ended up buying something else after waiting for "like ever". Thnx
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    04-07-2017, 03:15 PM
    I use an old turn of the century wildcat 38/55 necked down to 30 cal. Think it was the first high velocity small bore cartridge. I sometimes call it my 30-150-32 S Express (s= smokeless) It suits what I want to do but each to there own. ...
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    04-07-2017, 01:05 AM
    :popcorn::shock:[smilie=l::-D:grin::bigsmyl2: HaaaHaaa haa haa haa
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    04-07-2017, 12:48 AM
    You are going all right. Its amazing how good those nerve blocks work. The pain will settle down to a low scream soon. I found lots of profanity felt appropriate ...but I'm not sure it actually helped any. [smilie=1: An upturned bucket or...
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    04-05-2017, 04:25 PM
    Well by the look of it most of you should be getting medals in the cast bullet benchrest nationals :D I'll settle for a consistent on demand 1 1/2 to 2" 10 shot group at 100 yrds than a lucky 3 or 5 shot 1" or less "best" group out of ten. It...
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    04-04-2017, 10:05 AM
    Hunting what??? Hell a 22lr will get me out to 300yrds. Something with a case full of powder ,clean burning and safe pressures with the weight /size projectile is what you are looking for . Ghee easy.
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    04-04-2017, 09:44 AM
    I ended up with a blood clot in each lung after day 2. So I'm the 1 in 10,000. The blood thinners they put me on made made my leg bleed out like a sausage for quite a while. That and the scar tissue makes it longer to recover but after 3 mths...
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    03-29-2017, 08:31 AM
    Got a picture of that mauser. Iv'e used some adi powders of similar burn rate and my 30-30 shot well. Mine seamed to like a soft lube and bullets better. 50/50 bw and vas but anything soft should work.
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    03-28-2017, 09:35 AM
    barrabruce replied to a thread too much neck? in Leverguns
    If the length from base of cartridge to the end of the chamber is actually longer than normal then you have a section of 0.330" free bore before the nice sharp ball seat. A long body bullet and short nose bullet may be your friend here as you can...
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    03-26-2017, 09:59 PM
    Well it didn't work out too good. But not completely a failure. Average group for different powder charges. May try again. The flyer's were most likely loose gaschecks I think. 50 yrds and some light bulleye loads. Some 308241 at 50 yds...
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Far Nth Qld Australia
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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