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    Btroj wrote ' Big question is what to do about it."

    Head north to my place drop it off and forget about it. I'll feed it what it likes, I promise.
    Can't don't come in a can.

    Don't cry to me it's your problem!

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    Nope. This sucker is staying with me. I spent way too much making it shoot decently.

    Right now it gets nothing but 359640 HPs over WC820 to give 1600 plus fps.

    Gear, I will try and see of those bullets will chamber if left unsized. If they will then I can get them to drop around .361.

    I will say that this rifle hates the Lyman 358156 despite all the glowing comments from others with a similar rifle. By hate I mean 6 inch groups at 50 yards.
    You will learn far more at the casting, loading, and shooting bench than you ever will at a computer bench.

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    Lol, that's good nuff fer a deer, its like 357 buckshot. I was thinking of ordering Swede's 180wfn fer the gp100, that long fat boolit may do better.
    Can't don't come in a can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dromia View Post
    Texasmac has also done an excellent article on impact casting and other methods which is linked here on Cast Boolits which is well worth a read.

    http://www.texas-mac.com/Discussion_...mpression.html
    Wow, thank you for posting that link. I just went back and remeasured my 303 Brit Cerro casting, and got different measurements than previously thought, when simply measuring my year old casting. (Didn't write down the 1 hour measuremnts, DOH!) I was just subtracting the .0025" from my measurement.
    I shoot so that I can handload.

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    Gentlemen,

    Thank you. I would like to add that I made a (pistol) chamber cast to a .40 of my friends and a .45 of mine infinitely more accurate by doing this. Gear helped me through it 2 years ago. One of the first experiences I had on this forum. Here is the result out of the .40 S&W that Gear said I did "perfect". Comin from him I impressed even myself. It pays to take the time to read as much as you can on here. I bet there is something about everything here. Thanks again guys!

    Attachment 100561

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    Can someone provide a link or picture of a cast showing the places i should be measuring and what it means. i have a 35 rem Marlin and i really think i need to do this pound cast. but without the knowledge of what i am looking for, i fear it is pointless.

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    More advanced pound casting for those of you with a lathe.

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    Continued.......

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    Well done Tim. It does pay to have a lathe and some know how. If that casting doesn't tell you all there is to know about the throat and leade then you are making stuff up to worry over.
    You will learn far more at the casting, loading, and shooting bench than you ever will at a computer bench.

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    Question:
    Is it wise for a first attempt at a pound cast (for this boolit caster) to be on a
    1894 30-40 Krag sporter ?

    I worry about that one and only locking lug on the bolt.

    I have slugged the barrel .3135 x .0301
    I figured when I get a large enough boolit, and play with the seating depth, I may get close enough. But there is the thing that, I won't know how much the throat is eroded.

    Thanks for any advice,
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    ^^^^^What he said.
    I am in exactly the same boat. I want to proceed with caution on my venerable and honorable Krag.

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    Roger Wilco.
    This might be a situation where I just pony up and buy a hunk of Cerro-safe and cast it conventionally.
    Thanks for the advice!

    Edit;
    Goodsteel, when I read your response, all that was up was "Proceed with caution," which I interpreted to read, "not feeling to warm and fuzzy on this plan, but PB2au, you are a grown boy, so carry on"
    Now that the post is complete, I understand fully what you are saying.
    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodsteel View Post
    I would proceed with caution, but follow the instructions given as closely as possible and you will be OK.
    The worst thing that can happen is that you get a slug stuck in the throat, at which point you can get it out as easily as you put it in.
    I believe there will be a very informative post forthcoming that will describe this process in detail.
    Are you sure ?
    I think the worst thing is cracking/breaking the one locking lug off of the bolt.

    after I posted in this thread, I kind of already decided that this old Krag is probably never going to be my choice for a accuracy project ...that a throat casting/custom mold will offer. I've got others I rather use. It's mostly that this old thing has such a large size bore, and needing a "out-of-the-norm" mold, I just thought that a custom mold wasn't much more.

    So anyway, thanks for the advice, but I'm going to keep my ham fists away from pound casting the throat of this Krag.
    Jon

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    Goodsteel,
    "More advanced pound casting for those of you with a lathe"
    This addendum to your tutorial is the ticket. I recently did a pound cast of my latest Mauser and found that it was not long enough to capture the leade and the beginning of the rifling.
    Looks like I will be heading into the machine shop soon.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    My bullet do not release quickly out of the mold. I have to hammer it out with a piece of wood. I do smoke my molds with a lighter. What can i don to get the bullets out of the mold quickly? Advice would be appreciated
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rufus28 View Post
    My bullet do not release quickly out of the mold. I have to hammer it out with a piece of wood. I do smoke my molds with a lighter. What can i don to get the bullets out of the mold quickly? Advice would be appreciated
    Wrong thread, but KROIL is your best friend. Clean moulds well, then use Kroil each time after casting, and it will rain boolits.

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