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    Yesterday, 02:45 AM
    frnkeore replied to a thread Arms and the Man in Military Rifles
    W. A. powder was the only powder ever used in the 30 Army cartridge (according to Major Whelen) and maybe it spiked badly at the increased pressure. I believe it was the first smokeless powder ever used by the military and I don't think it was ever...
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    Yesterday, 12:24 AM
    frnkeore replied to a thread Dedicated 30/30 Mold in Cast Boolits
    This mold is now a reality. You can sign up for it on the "Active Group buy" thread now. http://noebulletmolds.com/smf/index.php/topic,314.0.html Frank
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    08-31-2014, 09:13 PM
    I've only shot my 1899 twice, once with the 31413 and once with 150 gr FB jacketed spitzers. I can get cartridges of 2.6 OAL into my magazine but, that's all. I'd be interested to know your groove size, mines is only .306. Frank
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    08-31-2014, 07:07 PM
    Just got back from Sportsman Warehouse (Sun) and I bought that can of RL22. They added about 4-5 lb of 4000MP but, nothing in the pistol/med burning powders :( The RL22 will go in my 6mm Imp but, I rarely shoot it. Frank
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    08-31-2014, 07:00 PM
    frnkeore replied to a thread Arms and the Man in Military Rifles
    Excellent, thank you. Frank
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    08-31-2014, 02:28 PM
    Welcome to Medford, Dutch :) They've had that 50 cal powder for a while. You went on a better day than I have. I try to go a couple of times a week. Primers are pretty good but, not cases to speak of. And NO 22's! Frank
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    08-31-2014, 02:58 AM
    frnkeore replied to a thread Arms and the Man in Military Rifles
    Here is another one that should prove just as interesting, 1920. I haven't had a chance to look at it yet. ...
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    08-30-2014, 04:15 PM
    I did a search on Google Books for "Arms and the Man", the predecessor to American Rifleman magazine and came up with this hit that starts at September 1921 and goes to September 1922, more than 700 pages. There aren't any loads that you can...
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    08-30-2014, 03:36 PM
    Drawings added if you can't view them on the NOE site.
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    08-30-2014, 03:32 PM
    frnkeore replied to a thread Dedicated 30/30 Mold in Cast Boolits
    For those that can't view the drawings.
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    08-30-2014, 01:56 AM
    frnkeore replied to a thread Dedicated 30/30 Mold in Cast Boolits
    If you click on the link, you can read the details and then click on the drawings, you should see both a drawing of a GC and a PB version. The bullet isn't really like any of the three bullets that you list but, the 311041 would be the closest. ...
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    08-30-2014, 01:18 AM
    The big question is.......... would Elmer have been able to make that cross canyon shot with anything less than his 22 gr charge :popcorn: Frank
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    08-30-2014, 01:00 AM
    Check this mold out. It's designed JUST for the SAAMI 30/30 chamber and COAL. http://noebulletmolds.com/smf/index.php/topic,306.0.html There are already 4 buyers and we need 6 more to run it. I know of no other mold that is made in this way...
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    08-27-2014, 07:34 PM
    I have tried it in my 33 ELCO Max (357 max necked to .338) with 243 gr PB bullets and 7 1/2 Rem primers. The ES was more than 3 times what I got with AA #9 and the accuracy wasn't near as good. It does have a good pressure/velocity ratio for...
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    08-26-2014, 09:55 PM
    I believe it is in a soft alloy like WW. It wasn't designed to be a hunting only bullet but, a accurate (can't get game if you don't hit them), good all round compromise for Hunting, Cowboy and target. Frank
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    08-26-2014, 06:57 PM
    NOE has a mold up for discussion with 2 buyers already commited. I believe it will take only ten to get it ran. This bullet is designed just for the SAAMI 30/30 chamber, all bands held within the neck and the bore ring section just engraving the...
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    08-26-2014, 02:55 PM
    Excellent, thank you. I have this mold. Frank
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    08-23-2014, 01:21 AM
    Sounds like everyday business costs to me. I manufactored aircraft parts, ALL my material had to be certified. It cost the same with or w/o the certification papers. The "Certs" went back to the original melt and followed each supplier. What do...
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    08-21-2014, 12:41 PM
    I've reloaded 22RF since May of 1990. I do it by pulling bullets from new cases and breech seating my own bullets in the barrel, ahead of the case. I used bullets ranging from 44 to 50 gr and my powder charges ran from 1.5 gr B'eye to 2.0 gr of...
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    08-20-2014, 01:55 PM
    frnkeore replied to a thread 308 Long Neck? in Cast Boolits
    The 300 Savage was way ahead of it's time and one of the best chamber designs, even today. it has the bench rest standard 30 deg shoulder but has the drawback of a very short neck, even for jacketed bullets. It does have about the ideal case...
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    08-14-2014, 02:34 AM
    My mold is a Ideal, marrked 308241. I'll make the assumption that it's a little older that the other one posted, or not :). Mine has a ellipitcal shaped nose with no band on it, at all and ends at .298 dia. That nose shape raises the BC a little....
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    08-08-2014, 10:34 AM
    That's a beautiful stock set on your rifle :) My 225 is built on a High Wall with a close couple DST. I didn't build it, I bought it at a gun show. It has a 15 twist barrel (measured) and I don't know the barrel maker but, it shoots. My best load...
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    08-05-2014, 03:29 PM
    4759 is one of the only uncoated powders left and because of that, it's bulk and it's burning rate, it is easy to ignite and never needs fillers in BR shooting. I have always used both F150's and Rem 2 1/2 primers with it. It really does make a...
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    08-05-2014, 12:11 PM
    frnkeore replied to a thread Shipping Alox in Boolit Lube !
    This is the post that is most valid in this discussion! The government defies logic. I'll be 70 in a couple of months and in all my years, the mailing of reloading supply's has always been a safe practice, that is until someone in the government...
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Viet Nam vet, July '66 - July '67. 62nd Engineer Battalion. Reloader since 1968. Scheutzen shooter since 1985.
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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