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    12-11-2017, 07:10 PM
    Very nice, enjoy the bounty.
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    12-10-2017, 08:05 PM
    Your point being what? Your money you can spend however you want but high price tag does not equate to more or better venison in the freezer. I'll stick to my cheap rifles and equipment and have a freezer full all the time. I have nothing to...
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    12-07-2017, 06:10 PM
    Jason, PM on the way.
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    12-03-2017, 08:18 PM
    Update: This morning I took out the M96 with the Ncstar 2-7x32 mounted on the Badacetactical mount using the rings included with the scope. Using Winchester Super-X ammo it took me 5 shots to dial in the scope at 100 yards. I finished the 20...
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    12-03-2017, 07:27 PM
    I visited the website and looked at the pictures again. They are probably newer than when I visited the site last or I was not paying attention. The taper on the die is larger than what I made so it should not bite. Hmm, I'll get back to the shop...
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    12-03-2017, 07:18 PM
    Some people like an assortment of colors, power to them and their freedom of choice, but I don't really care much beyond performance. Currently I use 2 colors only, JD Green primarily, as the Bacon Grease from Smoke is touted as being better with...
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    12-03-2017, 07:07 PM
    They will shoot just fine. I tried the dump and bake on hardware cloth method and though there were spots like yours there was no difference in performance. I'm quite anal about my reloading but tried this method and was pleasantly surprised. Test...
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    12-03-2017, 06:55 PM
    blikseme300 replied to a thread clear shot powder in Cast Boolits
    I did a search on CLEAN SHOT propellant and yes it appears to be a good alternative to other brands. I have no current need for pistol powder, which is a good thing.
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    12-03-2017, 06:48 PM
    Not quite the 45-70 but with the taller baby brother the 458WM I found that it is quite easy to push beyond 1,600fps with a PB 450~500gn CB and have good accuracy. PC or conventional lube both work equally well. My pet load in the 458WM is with...
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    12-03-2017, 09:51 AM
    Don't the checks bite onto the expander ram or do they come off easily after expanding? The pictures and the description on the site don't give much information. I made a set of tools to expand 30 cal Hornady checks and had to make a ejector...
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    12-03-2017, 09:38 AM
    The poll allowed only one choice and I selected Before they are lubed. This is the point at which I really have a good look at each casting and cull. At every point before this I do a cursory inspection and cull what I notice. Culling while...
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    12-02-2017, 09:35 PM
    Are you using black powder or smokeless? Perfect lube for black powder but is somewhat messy so wiping the reloads is needed. I just take my time and wipe each cartridge before they go into the ammo boxes. I feel your pain as I also have arthritis....
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    12-02-2017, 07:16 AM
    Primers always come first for me. Much of my lead and lead alloy was gifted to me but never primers. I do remember the shortages of primers so keep well stocked. I regularly buy a brick or 2 and add this to my stash, just in case.
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    11-28-2017, 09:51 PM
    I experienced this exact same thing a few years ago. What threw me was that the upper was bought as a complete unit from a reputable source.
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    11-28-2017, 09:43 PM
    Lazy twist barrels for the AR15 is ticket if serious with cast. The 1:7 & 1:8 stock barrels, not so much. Part of my expense to get cast to work acceptably for me was to buy a 1:14 20" barrel. Yes, I'm that hard headed. I bought another complete...
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    11-27-2017, 07:53 PM
    JayT, congrats also. You have learned a lot in your quest for cast success and this will stand you in good stead going forward.
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    11-26-2017, 10:20 PM
    FNP 45 is the only plastic framed pistol I own. I got it lightly used in 2013 with 6 15-round magazines and LEO belt hardware for $500. (The sheriff that I got it from did not like it, too bulky according to him.) Trigger is different to the 1911's...
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    11-26-2017, 09:27 PM
    JayT, are you running these through a sizer die prior to loading? Sizing will uniform the driving area and prevent the loaded rounds from having chambering issues. I size at .310". BTW, your castings look very good, better than what I did in 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