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  • HWooldridge's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:57 PM
    HWooldridge replied to a thread Bronze Casting in Cast Boolits
    Bronze melts around 1700 degrees F. I have done foundry work casting bronze hardware - it’s not for the faint hearted. I can’t imagine producing bullets without a die casting machine and tooling - or a big hydraulic setup and cold forming. That...
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    Yesterday, 05:57 PM
    I have a K31 but only shoot GP11 and Prvi Partisan JSP. Outstanding accuracy and fun to shoot…I hope you figure out the grouping problem with your rifle.
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    Yesterday, 12:01 PM
    Hi-Speed, FYI, our calculator uses the STDEV formula found in Excel but I'm good with your conclusions... Would be interesting to shoot this load at 100 yards out of a Ransom rest to validate vertical dispersion. HW
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    Yesterday, 10:42 AM
    I put the entire first data set into a process control calculator we use here at work. It came up with an SD of 27 but regardless, this would not be considered a capable recipe based solely on velocity. However, that doesn't mean it won't suit the...
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    08-14-2022, 05:00 PM
    He blew up a few guns, too - so he sometimes pushed the envelope.
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    08-14-2022, 10:38 AM
    IIRC, there were also two 45 Colt loads, one was the original 40 grs BP and 250 gr slug, and 28 grs BP with 230 gr bullet, or something in that vicinity. I believe I read somewhere the Army concluded the original Colt load yielded too much recoil...
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    08-13-2022, 07:46 PM
    I bought a roller carbine a while back and love it. Simple but it works.
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    08-13-2022, 07:42 PM
    We have velvet wasps (ants) and scorpions here. I leave the “ants” alone - figure they are busy chasing spiders. My wife hates scorpions, calls them “********” regardless of who is around, could be the preacher or the grandkids - she doesn’t care....
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    08-13-2022, 11:41 AM
    I know exactly how you feel with regard to originality, trust me on that…and my eyes are in similar shape. One thing you might consider if you want to stick with iron is a peep sight. I have a Marble tang sight on a 44-40 carbine and it makes a 50...
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    08-12-2022, 10:31 PM
    You’ll need to know what alloy you plan to use. A single or double cavity, to drop .429 diameter, cast from wheel weights is a good start for ordering instructions - if that suits your casting plans.
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    08-12-2022, 04:11 PM
    My favorite is the Accurate Mold 43-215C, which was designed by John Kort. Works for both smokeless and BP.
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    08-12-2022, 03:55 PM
    My twist - also posted in the Simple Lube sticky: 4 oz beeswax 3 oz white petroleum jelly (Vaseline) 2 tsp two stroke oil 2 tsp universal tractor fluid (for hydrostatic transmissions) 1/2 tsp castor oil 1 tsp Johnson Paste Wax 1/2 tsp...
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    08-12-2022, 11:29 AM
    May I be the first to offer congratulations - we passed 43 years on May 14th. Your comments are spot on for those of us who were fortunate enough to find our "true love". I fully realize divorce is necessary at times so it's a blessing when you...
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    08-12-2022, 10:50 AM
    HWooldridge replied to a thread This thing will kick in Leverguns
    Aye, best to shoot those big calibers standing up on your hind legs so you can sway a bit in the breeze...:mrgreen:
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    08-12-2022, 10:03 AM
    Just for grins and giggles, try a .429 bullet in a fired case before resizing - similar to what is done on some BP rounds. Brass has a bit of springback to it and some brands have more than others, so you might be able to seat bullets without...
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    08-11-2022, 10:29 PM
    No argument at all about a .22 being sufficient. My grandfather used to use .22 Shorts when he butchered domestic hogs. However, a .45 250 gr bullet “anchors” them if you are in a bad position. My son broke his only flashlight one night and...
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    08-11-2022, 02:27 PM
    We shoot a lot of hogs here in Texas. They come in all sizes up to about 400 lbs., and my son has probably killed some number approaching 1000 pigs without my assistance. He hunts with dogs more often than not and prefers a long knife if the catch...
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    08-11-2022, 11:01 AM
    Perhaps the major distinction that newbs (and maybe even some with experience) should recognize is the basic powder reactions between muzzleloaders/cap-and ball, and cartridge loads. As you point out, the compression in a brass case is much higher...
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    08-10-2022, 04:58 PM
    HWooldridge replied to a thread This thing will kick in Leverguns
    Wow - that will kill on both ends...
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    08-10-2022, 01:49 PM
    Fortunately, I am still happily married to my wife of 43 years but neither one of us eats much anymore so I make large batches of various items such as chili and gumbo then freeze in serving size containers. There are many sizes of plastic...
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    08-10-2022, 10:54 AM
    Sorry to hear that - he was one of the good guys.
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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"
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