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    08-11-2022, 12:11 PM
    Just get a mould without grooves. They aren't needed if you PC or hitek. I've even used them with 2 coats BLL and no problem to about 1600 fps.
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    08-11-2022, 12:08 PM
    The noses of the bullet is what got me since I PC Get an Accurate mould and have the nose cut small. What I did with the 142. Also got the shank smaller so not a problem with GC. I got it cut with the body large (normal alloy drops 313), nose...
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    08-11-2022, 11:54 AM
    popper replied to a thread 300 Blackout in Cast Boolits
    Mine is KAK, works fine. 1:8 twist and threaded. IIRC it was a value line on sale, nothing special. I don't shoot subs so anything shorter you lose a lot of fps. Noticed they are out of stock.
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    08-11-2022, 10:45 AM
    10 shots at hogs, other 4 bricks of primers just having fun.
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    08-09-2022, 10:00 AM
    H4895 can be safely downloaded. IMR4895 not. Look for youth loads of H version.
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    08-06-2022, 06:23 PM
    I just wondered about the legality of it, equivalent of side charger with gas disabled. I do see an advantage for the pistol length. You could find a used carrier and cut it but you need a straight rod then.
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    08-04-2022, 08:12 PM
    So buffer and spring still used?
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    08-04-2022, 07:59 PM
    about 1600 fps. Even in a Winchester, 309 would be the smallest. Try PC and NOT sizing (adds about 2 thous). HiTek only adds about a thous. which doesn't get you big enough. Yea, have to cast more bullets. If that works, you can use emery paper &...
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    08-04-2022, 01:18 PM
    Problem - change to PC. Edit: went to lunch. To continue, some have gotten results with hitek in rifle, I haven't. I did once with a very hard alloy. I was very careful in application, 2 coats. WD after last coat. Got to 2k fps in BO carbine. ...
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    08-04-2022, 01:16 PM
    Unfortunately, the way most range benches are set up. I love shooting at the slymore, Ar range, swing out seat, good table height and position.
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    08-03-2022, 02:13 PM
    Surrender was signed on the 'big mo'.
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    08-03-2022, 02:08 PM
    popper replied to a thread Wow!!!!! in Our Town Complete BS! Even the indians (native) lived in mud huts to keep cool and MOVED to cooler locations when possible. Mormans went across the 'desert' of Ks in summer, using hand...
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    08-03-2022, 11:00 AM
    The real issue is being able to turn off that little corner of your lizard brain that wants to scream out that you're about to get pounded. A problem for me. Trying to figure out a target. 308W ~2300 fps, all cast bullets from same...
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    08-02-2022, 08:10 PM
    Accurate 31-142C(?) slick sided with GC - PCd. I've used a 170gr PB RanchDog version (for 30/30) in my 10", use 13gr 2400 for 1600 fps. Fun and hard hitting. BO throat is big but short and tapered. Most don't have luck with HP in ARs.
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    08-02-2022, 08:02 PM
    Make a dummy rnd seated short, if it chambers, seat less deep. Try again till it is hard to chamber. Some make it long and then push shorter - which ever. Then back off seating depth about 20 thous. as PC thickness changes. Hand cycle in your gun....
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    08-02-2022, 01:39 PM
    Powder is bad by now so I'll take it and use for fertilizer.
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    08-02-2022, 10:17 AM
    You really don't need the crimp groove and sometimes it gets in the way. My 145gr feeds in BO, shoots good in 30/30 and 308W as well. It is not HP though. Just don't see any need for HP for targets or hogs.
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    08-01-2022, 06:39 PM
    I was skipper's phone talker for 8" shots. Interesting, just felt a slight 'push'. Put holes in a 'target' sleeve mounted on a barge 11 mi away. Had to wait for a small boat to go report hits. Wrangling hi-lines shells to reload wasn't fun....
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    08-01-2022, 11:51 AM
    Separate ins for storage stuff. USAA adds the other building thing here but it is needed to cover wood fences (city required) and storage shed. Mine is plastic, 30yrs old and cost 100$. But the fence was way more $. Ins won't cover fence in case...
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    07-30-2022, 11:08 AM
    popper replied to a thread boyd stock/lever rifle in Leverguns
    I got a boyd laminated stock for CVA scout. Needed a little 'carving' here and there for a good fit. No need for gunsmith, just a little careful 'observation' of fit in tang & contact places. Basically, contact area, not screws, take the recoil.
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    07-29-2022, 02:13 PM
    popper replied to a thread AR Upper in Gunsmithing Tips & Tricks
    Yup, some assy notes include using RED lock tight on the extension. Wow.
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    07-28-2022, 07:47 PM
    Yup, son got Leptospirosis infection after knee tendon replacement. Docs didn't notice till it started dripping out of the incision. 2 wks left of antibiotic pic line.
    28 replies | 1033 view(s)
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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