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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 01:29 PM
    Might just add 2% tin to your COWWs for a much better casting alloy.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 01:27 PM
    Wolfdog91 I believe you are right. "Long range" to most "hunters" is anything past 100 yards which seems closer to 1000 yards to most of them. For 'riflemen" "long range" most often means anything over 300 yards.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 11:13 AM
    Yes, a chronograph is not needed when using the "ladder" test, either the Audette Ladder test or when incrementally testing (erroneously referred to as "ladder testing"). Both methods can be used by assessing the groups on target. The Audette...
    40 replies | 385 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 10:43 AM
    A lower SD is not necessarily "detrimental". A low ratio of SD to ES, as in your example (SD 10 fps to ES of 50 FP) possibly indicates something may not be consistent with that load. The SD is simply saying the velocity of 8 shots +/- fell within...
    40 replies | 385 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:44 PM
    I only have 5 MNs currently. Two of them from the past SE Asian war games which previous owners no longer needed. The other two are M930 sniper (original) and a Sako built M39 on a hex receiver which is very accurate with cast bullets.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:35 PM
    When pressure testing, especially if i have the second set of Sky Screens in front of the 100 yards target, it's difficult to really shoot the best groups. Just too much other things to track keeping from shooting the screens and making sure the...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:24 PM
    An interesting observation I've made is the group distribution of shots vs the SD/ES ratio. This observation is not a 100% given but falls into the most often observed category. The more groups (10 shot) of a given load that is fired the more...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:28 AM
    ^^^^^^^^ Again, my answer in post #2 should fit your needs.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:24 AM
    "Flattened primers are not always an indication of excessive pressure. I have actually pressure tested others loads where they though there was excessive pressure even though the load was below "max" in various cartridges. I've found excessive...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:58 AM
    dverna "This is most interesting as it is unexpected. Ballistically, a 100 fps variation cannot effect POI by 2" at 50 meters." Your argument is overly simplistic. It does not take into account several other things such as; the drop figures...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:13 AM
    For use with the 223/5.56 cartridge in ARs new M16/M16A1 and original AR 15 barrels are available from Brownell's with 12" twists for a reasonable price. Many cast bullets of up to 70 gr can be used in those with upwards of 2300 fps giving reliable...
    13 replies | 280 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    06-23-2022, 04:50 PM
    To be honest, I don't hunt to impress him nor anyone else. I hunt to kill an animal as quickly and cleanly as possible regardless of the range of the shot. If i don't have 100% confidence of the shot accomplishing that regardless of the range,...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    06-23-2022, 11:11 AM
    I do a lot of long range shooting, for fun, in matches, varmint shooting and in military SOTIC use. I also have taken several deer and elk at "long range". Long range is a relative term as previously mentioned. For hunting, I establish a "maximum...
    62 replies | 1286 view(s)
  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    06-23-2022, 08:56 AM
    A I'll bet on Ben, and I'll do it every time. B 1-2 % Carnuba wax melted into the mix helps put a hard shell on it. C Needs more drying time, or a bit warmer temp. D Spread them on a cardboard flat and put the flat in front of a fan for an...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    06-23-2022, 08:52 AM
    Comes down to one answer. A Do you have large amounts of Clip On Wheel weights smelted, cleaned, fluxed and stashed in ingots? If yes then yes, go drip shot. If no then pay what it costs to buy it.
    14 replies | 292 view(s)
  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    06-22-2022, 01:54 PM
    I've been a fan of that bullet in my 44 Magnum handguns for numerous years. At first i cast them of COWWs + 5% tin then mixed 50/50 with lead. I found that expansion wasn't what it should have been as the alloy with antimony in it still wasn't...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    06-22-2022, 10:55 AM
    "Maybe something like this would be more traditional? That would be my suggestion to duplicate the 'concept" with cast bullets. Cast of 40-1 or 30-1 accuracy will hold up well a within...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    06-21-2022, 10:44 AM
    You can take the cheapest cut of flank steak or brisket. Cut into 3/4" strips, drop into instant pot or pressure cooker with a cup of water, shot of soy sauce, seasonings to your taste. (I use Worchester and oyster sauce) and 3-4 green onions cut...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    06-20-2022, 10:06 AM
    I'm with Dale2242, does not need a lot, just a little radius instead of a sharp square edge. Make it easy for the cast to slip into place. Then when you crimp, however you crimp, it removes the flare. I mostly use the Lee tool but some dies...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    06-19-2022, 12:23 PM
    That also, is what I am suspecting........
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    06-19-2022, 12:22 PM
    charlie b Apologies for the late response, just saw the post. Larry, have you ever seen anything written about bullets being smaller due to the lube layer? I have not. Have you discovered something no one knew about? I take no credit for...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    06-19-2022, 08:59 AM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread WTB Shot dripper in Completed Deals
    Ebay is your best bet.
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    06-18-2022, 08:55 PM
    GhostHawk replied to a thread No use for FMJ in Our Town
    My Range does not like FMJ's as many of them have a hardened penitrator which tears up the backstops. They check jacketed ammo with a magnet. Once they learned I cast all my own they no longer bother to check mine. Not going to find any. ...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    06-18-2022, 09:18 AM
    Tuleramia is cyclical and depends on the population in any given area. There was an outbreak of it in the late 60's in Northwest minn and NE North Dakota. 10 years later my dad was still freaking out if I shot a cottontail. Sick animals don't...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    06-18-2022, 09:13 AM
    I have gotten the Majority of mine from Harbor Freight. Category Power Tools (7) Home & Security (7) Brand Warrior (5) Chicago Electric Power Tools...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    06-18-2022, 09:05 AM
    Excellent message! And a great way to start the day. Like we as adults feel towards young children. So our Father in heaven feels for us. As just as we may not give our children everything they want. (Think big stacks of cookies) So our Father...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    06-17-2022, 08:59 AM
    I've loaded a lot of #1 buck in 12 ga 2 3/4's loads. For 20 I would load either #3 or #4 buck. But if a company has found a way to make it work, heck run with it.
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    06-16-2022, 07:59 AM
    Bottom, cold settles. It is just more efficient. We had a side by side with constant problems. Burning out defrost heaters. The new bottom freezer is totally trouble free for years. Plus everything in the fridge is at convenient height to find...
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  • GhostHawk's Avatar
    06-16-2022, 07:55 AM
    Getting old Sucks. Only thing that sucks worse is the alternative. Find a hobby for your brain and your hands that leaves you sitting on a comfortable chair is my advice.
    48 replies | 1419 view(s)
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grew up in Wis.started hunting at age 12 ,I love casting boolits and shootin revolvers,rifles and handloading does it get any better
718 miles E. of Wall Drug
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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