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  • fivegunner's Avatar
    Today, 09:17 AM
    Nice pictures anyway, looks like you have a nice lead pot .
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:23 AM
    If you can take the bolt out of it and gain a straight shot at the barrel you could rent a piloted reamer from 4D Rentals and throat it yourself. Manson reamers generally have a 1.5 degree leade on the rifling so you have a 3 degree included angle...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    02-21-2020, 02:50 PM
    LOL^^^^ I'd sail right on that dish!
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    02-21-2020, 01:47 PM
    It comes down to resistance when you question pressure increases because of a hard alloy, and/or smaller throats. It's very obvious that the more the boolit has to be swaged down to go through a throat, resistance increases, which will cause...
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  • fivegunner's Avatar
    02-21-2020, 09:22 AM
    Congrats!, your going to learn alot, A cheap HT. (BAOFENG ) right around 30.00. I would also pay the 50.00 and join the AARL, great magzine for loging you contacts There is so much fun to be had . Frank KD8OHS:grin::Fire::Fire:
    37 replies | 812 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    02-11-2020, 11:22 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Linux help? in Our Town
    That's a pretty old scanner right? Might have much better luck with a newer one. JS...
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    02-11-2020, 10:48 AM
    I never dated a Commander.. :groner:
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    02-10-2020, 09:42 AM
    I use W231 in 45ACP. I never shoot anything lighter than a 200gr LSWC, the 185 is basically a lightened LSWC so you can load it to mouse fart power level for target work only, and you usually have to set up the gun with a lighter recoil spring to...
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  • jaysouth's Avatar
    02-08-2020, 08:59 PM
    Don't waste your money on Lemmishine. Here is a supply for several years for ten bucks Works great https://www.amazon.com/Milliard-Citric-Acid-Pound-VERIFIED/dp/B00EYFKM32/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=citric+acid&qid=1581209805&sr=8-4
    19 replies | 1585 view(s)
  • jeepyj's Avatar
    02-07-2020, 03:28 AM
    I'd have to double check but may have an extra LBT by Veral Smith. If that is what you consider a decent one let me know and I'll look.
    5 replies | 232 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    02-04-2020, 09:11 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread 45acp LSWC, Fail in Cast Boolits
    Some makers do have a little freebore, but it's often the case that the diameter of it is too small to seat a .452" out as far as you would like to. More like .451" - .4515" but I have pinned out Glocks at .453" on more than one occasion so there...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    02-04-2020, 01:02 AM
    DougGuy replied to a thread 45acp LSWC, Fail in Cast Boolits
    If you can look down the barrel and see rifling all the way down to the chamber mouth/headspace ledge, like the barrel on the left, nothing you do will make your chosen COA work, and seating deeper only creates a secondary problem as a poor...
    22 replies | 976 view(s)
  • jaysouth's Avatar
    02-02-2020, 11:27 PM
    In my old age, I too suffer joint diseases that makes shooting a .45 problematic. I bought an STI Trojan in 9mm and can shoot 2-3 times more rounds than a .45 before my body tells me to put it down. An added advantage is that a 9mm with a 12#...
    19 replies | 715 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    01-31-2020, 10:25 AM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Glock barrel leading in Cast Boolits
    YES. The reason I get so many 35 caliber barrels and cylinders is that most want to size to .358" so that there is an ample amount of lead to be swaged into the rifling for a tight seal. Works in autos, revolvers, and also rifles. Having a barrel...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    01-31-2020, 10:21 AM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Glock barrel leading in Cast Boolits
    All good now, got clean scans this week! Keep in mind that the alloy you shoot has a LOT to do with the final size. Softer alloys have less springback so they will come out of a .358" push through sizer a few tenths smaller than a wheel weight...
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  • DougGuy's Avatar
    01-31-2020, 10:09 AM
    If they are blued steel you might have a chance, stainless is very difficult and very time consuming to firelap.
    28 replies | 1584 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    01-30-2020, 08:02 PM
    DougGuy replied to a thread Glock barrel leading in Cast Boolits
    So, you are still getting leading correct? You have not yet sized to .358" correct? You should have great groups and no leading if you are sizing so they will just plunk in the throat. Also, one of the things you can count on a soft alloy...
    59 replies | 2296 view(s)
  • DougGuy's Avatar
    01-30-2020, 11:34 AM
    If it dropped down the bore from the muzzle, and then you loaded a 209 primer from the breech plug I think it would be much better received overall. I can see the advantage of a consistent load increasing accuracy, my White inline really perked...
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  • jumbeaux's Avatar
    01-27-2020, 08:25 PM
    Yes sir an outstanding review of the outstanding information. rick
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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