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  • barrabruce's Avatar
    02-13-2020, 07:00 AM
    I have sized down some light jacketed bullets I was given and roughed them with a file and paper patched them. Think they were 110 rn 307". Anyhoo a case full of power in the 30-30 and that made them bark. Accuracy I remember was good , but they...
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    02-13-2020, 06:39 AM
    Rub some powdered graphite on the barrel and contact surfaces sure slicks them up. Once every 5 yrs :) or so.
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    02-10-2020, 03:35 PM
    Simple dipper and trickle it up. Pretty quick. Unless you are one of these people that like to do a 50 round block in 1 minute with a thrower. I always thought a thrower and one of those auto tricklers would be quick as you could seat a...
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    02-07-2020, 06:04 AM
    I use mine as cast and dip lube or pick them out of tin of melted 50/50 bees wax and vasalene. I keep them in a 100 pistol cartridge case. I cast them soft and want not to ding them up. ALOX works fine diluted but I detest the smell of it. I...
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    02-06-2020, 09:16 AM
    No I haven’t considered trail boss . I don’t want to buy a whole heap to try either. Maybe if I could get a small amount to try I would. Seems or seemed to be the flavour of the month a few years ago. The people I know who have used it...
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    02-04-2020, 11:32 PM
    Taking all things in to consideration. I think I’ll gut out of it. I will try a cutting grease wad with the seater and placing it between the base of the bullet and case mouth thou. In the longer seating arrangement. And With seated...
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    02-01-2020, 08:00 PM
    Thank you gentleman. I may stick to a pea size Dacron. I have fired thousands of loads using that technique no noticeable side effects but not in this application. Others say it is the most sure way to ring a chamber.
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    02-01-2020, 02:34 AM
    Just measure 100 or 500 pages. Be pretty well spot on.
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    01-28-2020, 06:30 AM
    One for the brains trust I have some 0.310" pp’ed bullets that if I breachseat firmly enough they will about 60 thou ahead of the chambers neck . Nicely seated in the tapered lead , engraved and capsulated. But that is 200 thou ahead of the...
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    01-26-2020, 09:31 AM
    If they chamber and load use them single shot style. You may find they will be just wonderfull.
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    01-23-2020, 04:10 AM
    You could just hand Lapp the barrel concentrating around the throat and crown. Paper patching will smooth and polish well if shot dry and cleaned frequently also. I’m not a real fan of fire lapping. There will be some burnishing from the...
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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