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    Taller patch less overlap.

    . Made a slightly taller patch with less overlap on the base. No time to test it before a match so we are going to test it at the silhouette match this weekend.


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    Nice boolit.
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    ian, I keep looking at those bases and I don't know if it's the camera angle or is the sprue plate hole off center?
    Good job patching. It looks like you wet patch?????
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    Those will work. I expect to see you at the top of the score board again.

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    Lead pot I think itís the camera or what your seeing is the ripping if alloy when I open the spruce plate. I try to keep that from happening but sometimes it does. I donít think if effects anything other than it looks gross. Brent I am hoping this should do the trick. Hopefully my leading we be gone with these. Patching them this high makes me nervous since I have never had to do it before but the leading thing is killing me


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    Taller patch less overlap.

    And yes I do wet patch but yea it does look like itís off center by a lot. I dunno. Maybe it is.


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    Ian, look for your fired patches and make sure that they go all the way around the base. I'm thinking lead may be coming from the back end.

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    Taller patch less overlap.

    They have been. I get those nice little rings that the highwall laid down but with less overlap that may be a different story. Time will tell. The fired bullets from this Shiloh bump up much farther up the bullet than the bullets from the highwall. Much farther than what I was patching them to. So we will see. I know they can be to long or at least my highwall doesnít like them to be to long.


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    Re bump up on nose.
    Use harder alloy. Even with a bit of antimony.
    beltfed/arnie

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    Ian, Arnie is correct, if you add a bit of antimony to your mix nose set back and slump is much less. I don't like to patch too far forward in my .45-90 or .45-70, accuracy has been better when I stay back just a bit. My .40-65 seems to be less fussy about that.

    I'm not sure what you gain by so little fold over at the base. I pay very little attention to that, but I'm careful about the where the top edge of the patch is.

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    I donít think I have any nose slump issues. My shoot this weekend didnít go very well at all. Had some ammo issues although I did have some stuff that showed real promise which kept my scores from being real low I guess. I learned this past weekend that my brass is to long. Itís starting to flow into the transition which created some major problems.


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    Looks like the spruce cut is off center to me.

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    Taller patch less overlap.

    Yes it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian45662 View Post
    I don’t think I have any nose slump issues. My shoot this weekend didn’t go very well at all. Had some ammo issues although I did have some stuff that showed real promise which kept my scores from being real low I guess. I learned this past weekend that my brass is to long. It’s starting to flow into the transition which created some major problems.


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    Just a note.
    I shot a bunch of bullets this weekend and the ones I had patched like these with just a little covering the base didn't shoot as well as the ones that covered most of the base. gonna retest and see how ones with a happy medium work.

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    Cool thanks for the update. I have not done any accuracy testing yet with the small over lap. They looked best in the pool but that doesnít mean they will be best on target. Or maybe one rifle likes them that way and another doesnít. I donít suppose you shot them in Georgia did you?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ian45662 View Post
    Cool thanks for the update. I have not done any accuracy testing yet with the small over lap. They looked best in the pool but that doesnít mean they will be best on target. Or maybe one rifle likes them that way and another doesnít. I donít suppose you shot them in Georgia did you?


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    No I was in cold windy Montana.
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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