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    05-28-2015, 04:14 PM
    You might add RL7 to your powders to try. it's close to 4198 but, a shade faster in in most cartridges. Frank
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    05-28-2015, 04:05 PM
    RL7 or RX7, will give the highest velocity to pressure ratio in the 45/70. Lyman gives loads that will approach 458 Win Mag energy with a jacketed 405 gr bullet (Ruger only). Most people do not like the recoil of the 300 gr 1800 fps factory loads...
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    05-25-2015, 12:59 AM
    I have found it very curious that, in a thread devoted to the 30 XCB bullet I have had to defend my bullet design from such a barrage of negitive wrong and misinformation. Especially when the main people in this thread, keep saying that it is ONLY...
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    05-24-2015, 06:11 PM
    Did I misread this? Frank
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    05-24-2015, 03:53 PM
    Tim, No disrespect intend but, why not do a proper test with your bullet. Beagle it up to .313 - 314 .314 would be the right size for your bullet as it's made to cast larger than mine. Then resize it to .310 and shoot it. That would be a fair test....
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    05-24-2015, 01:13 PM
    As designer of this bullet, the point remains that it WAS out of spec!!!! The bullet that you shot was not designed to shoot in anything that I intended for it. If it was the oversize version, it's NOT my bullet. If it wasn't, it was a DEFECTIVE...
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    05-24-2015, 01:42 AM
    I'm not sure why a experianced, experimenter would choose to work with a defective mold/bullet. If there isn't anything between the mold faces, holding the mold open, I can only say that the mold is defective. You need to send the mold back to Al...
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    05-23-2015, 01:10 PM
    I have a Pedersoli Sharps that I purchased new 5 years ago. Every time that I tried the pistol primers, I would start seeing scrape marks on the face of the cartridge rims. The shorter primers would allow the firing pin to protrude a little...
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    05-21-2015, 01:11 PM
    frnkeore replied to a thread Elco tc hp in Cast Boolits
    Keep in mind that this bullet will load out, futher than most heavy's. The longer COAL should allow a little more powder w/o more pressure but, watch your loads carefully. The jmort data has the longest COAL and it maybe the best to reference for HP...
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    05-06-2015, 01:14 AM
    Regarding rifling styles, if you use a bore riding bullet, the 50/50 will be better but, if you use a bullet with that just has groove size bands, the wide lands will distort it and take more pressure to engrave the rifling when loading out. Frank
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    05-02-2015, 01:56 PM
    MT, I'd suggest starting out slow with it. Use about 20 gr 4759 or 5744 in a '06 or 18.5 in a 308W. Use pistol primer with the 4759. Note that he resized the bore riding nose to .302. I'm not sure that's necessary but, in a production rifle, it...
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    05-02-2015, 01:29 AM
    I think your only way to burn most of the powder is use the RCBS 180 gr FN, for hunting or get a 200+ gr bullet mold like the 311299 or the NOE 311365. You can also duplex it if, you feel comfortable doing that. Frank
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    04-30-2015, 09:02 PM
    When breech seating PB bullets, it has to be done to a fairly close standard. That is because the bullet base has no protection. If you leave to much out of the throat, it deforms that part of the bullet, if you put it in to far, it will gas cut. ...
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    04-30-2015, 07:19 PM
    Thank you, Tim. that was just what I was looking for in answers. I'm not offened, at all with anything in your post. So, now we wait. I'm hoping that Bjornb will get to try them breech seated as that is how I will be doing my HV tests. ...
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    04-30-2015, 02:23 PM
    Tim, What is it that makes the XCB bullet better than all others for HV work. Is it a single difference or a combination of things? Is it the band configuration, the short OA length, the Ardito/Eagan type, tapered nose. Did Al aid in the design?...
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    04-30-2015, 01:58 PM
    I would suggest a Savage 340 in 30/30 or one of it's variants with a good bore. Use a bore rider bullet (311291 or 311299 types) for it's throating and if the bedding and sights are good, you should be able to get 1.5, 100 yard groups with some load...
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    04-30-2015, 01:50 PM
    For the record, I do not believe Ardito had anything to do with this bullet, Eagans catalog references the molds he made for Ardito and that's not the case with this one. Madenshooters permision, I added the tapered bore ride and the radi on the...
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    04-30-2015, 01:50 AM
    It comes from the CBA's match results site, shot at Vancouver, WA on 4/18/15: First Place, Bud Lawry, Heavy class. 100 yd score, 198 6X, 200 yd, 192 1x. The 100 yd target has a 3/4 10 ring and a dot of 1/16 for the X. The 200 yd target is 1...
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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