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    The pictures opened up for me, I'm not a fan of the advertisement on the postimage.org sight, but you cant control that.

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    Damn. It all worked so easy for me - no adverts, nothing. Now I'm back at work with no excuse to spend time sorting it out. Not that I know what to do about it. I can't even upload photos directly to cast boolits. Mind you, I've had it where I can't view posted pics as well.
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    As of 5:30pm CST, Aug 1st here in USA I can see photos just fine. Looks like they're hosted by https://postimages.org/ which seems to be a good site.

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    303 pics still look good to me.
    My buddy is going to let me borrow his HOCH nose pour 550 grain and his Lyman Postell mould. Can't wait! I'll have some pics and info up when I get them.

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    ............I don't have any photo's because back then I didn't have a camera I had cast pure lead Lee 457-405 slugs and used 20# (.004") paper to patch them in my MkIV Martini. Using my favorite load in the 577-450 which was 38.0grs of IMR 3031 + dacron they gave right at 1300 fps. One slug I recovered from the dirt backstop looked like one of those Easter eggs that you could look in the back off and see a whole scene inside. The lead slug had peeled back beyond the base. Looking inside, you could see the base of the slug down there inside the slug.

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    .338-06 with 240 gr. Accurate bullet. (32-220B at .331" wrapped to .340" with green bar paper.)
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    Are those gas checked and paper patched??

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    Yes! They shoot very well too.
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    Looks like a well proportioned cartridge! Nice boolits.
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    Am I mistaken in thinking that paper patching negates the need for had checks? I'm confused!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundarstick View Post
    Am I mistaken in thinking that paper patching negates the need for had checks? I'm confused!

    There are many ways to skin a cat. This one works for me. I tried patching them without the checks and had mixed success (mostly none). I have patched like this and also with the patch over the check and twisted but that way is not better than this way with the check exposed. This way is easier. Think of it as a composite jacket.

    Yesterday I had five in 3/4" loaded over 46 gr RL15.

    Those are .32/8mm checks, btw. The alloy is 8 1/2 lbs 40-1 with 1 1/2 lb of hardball added to stiffen it up to about 10.5 bhn.

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    Looks like a well proportioned cartridge! Nice boolits.
    Thanks!
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    I have pictures somewhere of boolit base feathering. I'll see if I can find them. Not only that but boolit base damage from powder kernel impact and patch impressions. I'd say a gas check would be beneficial.
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    my 6.5x55 mm , lyman " loverin style " 140 gr noseriding design , coresize 6,50 mm and powered by 19,5 gr AA5744.
    the brass is reloaded for some 30 times now , great and economical cartridge to shoot !

    first foto is the parts that make up the boolit ... note the tiny round paper " disc " , as it is my thinking this is the key thing here .
    its the punched out part that comes from the perforators in the office and such.
    it is the correct size for the gascheck shank bottom , and I wet the disc and stick it to the bulletbase.
    then I wrap my patch and tear of the exess paper , the little overhang at the base I tap with my finger to the bulletbase... so the base is protected by the paper disc and no lead is exposed.

    the finished patch , when dry , is tough enough to go trough the lyman lubrisizer , where the patch is ironed out
    to one smooth and tough jacket !
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    I am thinkingbof venturing into this aspect of our hobby. My question is can I use the same boolits that I cast for my .30/30 and .30-06 ai? I have a single shot Ruger and a NEF...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom W. View Post
    I am thinkingbof venturing into this aspect of our hobby. My question is can I use the same boolits that I cast for my .30/30 and .30-06 ai? I have a single shot Ruger and a NEF...
    Should be fine.
    Just read up on the proper sizing and you should be good.

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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"
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