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    Yesterday, 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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    03-23-2017, 04:55 AM
    I'm sorry Gary I haven't at the moment its dark outside and I can't find any. I'll have to look for a drone or male bee. I went out to my shed and found a couple of mics thou so that will have to do 'yu. Have another around hear that measures...
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    03-21-2017, 11:55 PM
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    03-21-2017, 11:10 PM
    Well not used to gas checks I prefer to paper patch. But I've been thinking!!!! I can lightly seat alu gc on the base of my boolit with out sizing. After being finger lubed they sit into the tip of the case mouth of unsized cases. I have to...
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    03-21-2017, 10:26 PM
    Well one could just substantiate every thing by the cost of 410 ammo alone. Anything that is not common military calibres or other stuff. Even 303 shooters complain about the cost of projectiles now. Well at least I know I will be able to...
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    03-21-2017, 01:06 PM
    I count the cost... but only when I have to buy primers and powder occasionally. 22lr ammo is getting dearer all the time. hell last case cost me $3.50 per packet now $7 I usually try and avoid gun shops and temptation. I prefer to only have...
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    03-21-2017, 09:08 AM
    Dunno what you's are all on about ...but its making me hungry anyway. Ha Might have to make a trip to the land of flags and anthems for an extended food fest. I can't get chips and chocolates here. I'm a chip and chocolate ,lollie 'oholic ...
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    03-21-2017, 08:39 AM
    I'm having teathing problems with my hp mould but I'm getting better. Cast 130 today but should have got around 200 or so at least. Dropping from pins is not it issue after I rubbed a bit of soft pencil graphite over them. Mainly getting the...
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    03-21-2017, 07:55 AM
    barrabruce replied to a thread too much neck? in Leverguns
    Mine's like that in a different rifle thou. My oa case length is something like 2.120" I'll have to check. Iv'e used some Starline 38-55 long resized and trimmed for my "special cases" which I use for paper patching althou they could be a little...
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    03-17-2017, 07:27 AM
    30-30 loads bullseye 4 gns for 150 gn subs or low velocity to 300 yds AR2205 15.8 gns for 150 @ 1500 fps loads to 500yrds Ar2206H (varget) 29 gns for 150 Paper patched full noise loads with @10 bhn alloy @ 2000 ish fps Ar2208 and Ar2206 and...
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    03-13-2017, 07:29 AM
    I got the mihec 308 hp mould. Seems to shoot good and blow stuff up. PP'd acww with 29 grains 2206h (varget) 2000ish fps does a job on rogue 1 ltre coke bottles. Be awesome on wallabies or roo's...or cats Dunno about pigs though....just...
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    03-09-2017, 06:46 AM
    Nice. Do you lube the exposed nose? Or don't you have problems with bare lead engraving the bore? Certainly about the same speed I get out of my 30-30 with accuracy.
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    03-07-2017, 06:13 PM
    When I first started I aimed to get maximum stretch on my papers. Now after several years I have changed to a more relaxed tightness. I now just roll them a turn or two more on the board if my patch ends don't butt up. By wiping the patch over...
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    03-07-2017, 04:04 AM
    Basically there are many and varied. Old timers could be a long gentle taper from the outside diameter of the case mouth to anything with an abrupt end of the case into the rifling. The later was pp chambering I believe. You would usually breach...
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    02-26-2017, 09:23 AM
    Has anyone figured out the B.C. of this bullet yet. I seen to have no end of trouble using those bc calculators. I sort of figure maybe 0.240 ish Anyone ???
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    02-26-2017, 08:14 AM
    I'm in the chicken feed category I think. single cavity 30 cal mould probably 100-150 a session and double cavity hp mould roughly 300. Mostly good ones that is. working on the hp mould but getting used to it. takes me roughly 2 hrs to set up...
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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