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    Boolit Master
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    Blackmon dies

    Well I just got a SFRB in from Mr. Blackmon, had to wait a while but it was worth it.

    Received a .257 core die set and a .257 6 S point form die set from him.

    Now to get some time to play with it.
    JW

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    I know the feeling, mine are being shipped Monday, to complete my .30 cal. ensemble.
    Bill

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    What press are you running them in?
    I ordered a set in 17 cal and they are fine but I had to mod the punches a little to fit in a Corbin S press. Not a big drama but unexpected. The dies make great projectiles. Can not fault them as a die.
    Bill
    Last edited by Bills Shed; 09-09-2017 at 06:38 PM. Reason: Typo fix
    The bloke out in the field is always right until proven otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bills Shed View Post
    What press are you running them in?
    I ordered a set in 17 cal and they are fine but I had to mod the punches a little to fit in a Corbin S press. Not a big drama but unexpected. The dies make great projectiles. Can not fault them as a die.
    Bill
    RCBS rock chuckers and a BSSP press.
    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bills Shed View Post
    I ordered a set in 17 cal and they are fine....The dies make great projectiles.
    Bill
    What ogive are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohnomrbillk View Post
    What ogive are you using?
    From memory it is a 6S PF die.
    I have tinkered around a bit and have made 17 - 30 gn projectiles with it. They are as good as any hunting projectile on the market in regards to accuracy. The hard part was trimming the jackets to length but I have several methods now and all is easy.
    Experimenting with poly tips now and the Blackmon die seem to handle the task well.
    I am mainly shooting ferals under permit and the 17 Hornet with the light jacketed projectile is perfect for the task.

    Bill
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    Happy day, they just arrived. Look out .308's here I come.

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    Where are you getting your jackets from, or are you making your own?

    Bill
    The bloke out in the field is always right until proven otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bills Shed View Post
    Where are you getting your jackets from, or are you making your own?

    Bill
    I'm experimenting with 5.7's, however I have an open tip set that goes up to a 1.40" j4's. I have a small cache of RCE 1.36's for my 300 win mag long shooter I may try a few.
    Bill

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