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Thread: Have you shot a rifle as single shot to utilize a mold?

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    Actually I was working on those again last evening finding my C.O.A.L. with a dummy cartridge. 2.445 was just kissing the rifling. I decided to mess around again with the feeding issue and discovered something that I should have figured out before
    The magazine is long because it was built off a Mauser. If i keep the cartridge all the way in the back of the magazine, it feeds fine. It is only if it move up towards the front that it gets jammed when closing the bolt. I assume it is because it is a sharper angle. Now I only had one bullet, so I couldn't fill the magazine, but with what I found last evening it seems like I can have at least 2 shots! That excites me because that 230 grain bullet has a wicked meplat. Should absolutely be a hammer!

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    Not to utilize a mold, but I have a very large stock of 30 caliber J-bullets in 150 grain, boat-tail, spitzers. They load waaaaay to long to put in a Win 94 magazine (which would be stupid anyway with the spitzer points) but they shoot very accurately in my Win 94 30-30. So-- when I use them its strictly single shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hick View Post
    Not to utilize a mold, but I have a very large stock of 30 caliber J-bullets in 150 grain, boat-tail, spitzers. They load waaaaay to long to put in a Win 94 magazine (which would be stupid anyway with the spitzer points) but they shoot very accurately in my Win 94 30-30. So-- when I use them its strictly single shot.
    If short enough OAL ya can always use them as a "TWO SHOT" lever. OR single load one and back it with the FP/RN from magazine.

    Been there myself!! A max load with 3031 and a 150 NBT is insanely accurate and also very effective for me in the 30/30.

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    I am not sure how many of you need more than one shot. But in my case it is so rare hunting the river bottoms as I do that a SS would serve me well.
    But I still like hauling around some old lever flipper ! And that 1st shot is always the most important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by missionary5155 View Post
    I am not sure how many of you need more than one shot. But in my case it is so rare hunting the river bottoms as I do that a SS would serve me well.
    But I still like hauling around some old lever flipper ! And that 1st shot is always the most important.

    but...but......factory ammo manufactures must hate you!!!!!!!

    i have a win m94 (35/30-30) that i load two shots(200gr fn gc) for. every other rifle(krag, rem, 91-98 mausers....) i load one for deer/black bear. its been said(trust me, i was a private at one time) "one shot, one kill".
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    One thing to put this in perspective is In NRA high power the 2 slow fire stages are mandatory single loaded. 200 yd off hand and 600 yd prone. This is both match rifle and service rifle. Its not a big thing. En block clips are even made to single load the garand.

    I have used some rifles as single shots to run bullets closer to rifling on rifles with a long throat. Or rifles with high round count and worn throats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcvan View Post
    My Wife has a Ruger SBH in 44 Mag, and I can see getting her a carbine. I have a Lee 429-208 WC mold I would like to try in a carbine sometime. I figure to load them with a bit of the WC sticking out of the case to see how they would shoot in the carbine. Subsonic load, probably a bunny thumper.
    I have the same mold. It works well in my 20" Rossi 92 in 44 mag. It would get more use if I didn't have a MP 44 HBWC mold. I load the HBWC backwards with 1/8" - 1/4" outside the case. Both loads feed just fine. If they didn't, I would still use the HBWC single shot. Works great on varmints, reduced danger of ricochet and extremely impressive on gallon jugs of water. My 357 M92 also gets a steady diet of backwards HBWC in mag brass. The 44 is way more impressive, but the 357 is still fun.

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    I will load the magazine tube on my .45-70 Marlin with 405 gr then drop a 525 gr in the chamber. I know where they shoot at 100-200 yards. No deer has asked for another one. With the smoke don't know if I could have gotten a second shot anyway. I use 777 or FFFg as much as I can get into the case with a card wad.

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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