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    Yesterday, 07:04 PM
    Sweet cast boolit shooter ... you gonna like it . I got my K11 in Baton Rouge ... when the Lipsey family owned Steinbergs Sporting Goods and sold a lot of Army - Navy surplus . 1903A3 Springfield sold for $60 and the strange Swiss Push-Ma-Pullya...
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    Yesterday, 05:51 PM
    Best mould for the money .... well I hate to say it but I always give the new Lee moulds a "shot" first . A double cavity , with handles for $28.99 at Midway ... you might have to wait for them to get in but at that price point you can play with...
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    Yesterday, 05:26 PM
    If you are going to do a lot of cast boolit shooting you can have the barrel throated to match the ammo . Load a couple dummy rounds the way you want them , (boolt seated to crimp groove or the OAL you want ) for the gunsmith to base the...
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    Yesterday, 05:16 PM
    I can't find any data for cast / n340 either ... it's start low and work up slowly . Data for cast I do have shows H110 , 2400 , 296 and Accurate #9 to be likely to get the velocity done , Accurate #9 looks very promising ... keep your eyes...
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    Yesterday, 02:48 PM
    I was having a problem with what to order from NOE ... it was height of pandemic and I didn't want to call on the telephone . I went to NOE Forums and found a place to ask a Question ... I explained what I had and what I wanted to accomplish and...
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    Yesterday, 02:00 PM
    A easy tip for getting decent accuracy , besides getting the diameter right ...which is critical , get a mould that is cut for a gas check ... and use the gas check to develop your loads . Later you can play around with 50 yard , low velocity...
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    Yesterday, 01:41 PM
    Yes ... and it's an awesome reason not to dig too deeply into your family tree . People keep turning up that you would rather not be associated with . Murders , Klansmen , Plantation Owners , Slave Owners , Confederate War Veterans ,...
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    09-25-2021, 07:31 PM
    Something else to think about is the bullet sizing die itself . I have some H&I dies for a Lyman 450 from early 1970's ...they came from factory very smooth and well polished ... no difficulties sizing cast boolits , plus 50 years use have left...
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    09-25-2021, 05:49 PM
    That's the ultimate test ! And that's funny too ... I would leave the seat out too ... out at the upholstery shop ... Once a dog puts his stink something ... it's His ! Gary
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    09-24-2021, 07:27 PM
    Many variables cause differing weights ... double cavity mould being most obvious... Lee moulds are not the most consistent ... and you have one cavity cooler than the other ...the cavity fartherest away will always be cooler . Try filling it first...
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    09-24-2021, 07:14 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread Pulling GC boolits in Cast Boolits
    I like the needle nose pliairs ... if you have access to surgical locking foreceps , you can find some that have a thin small "grabbing " end that can get a hold to and then be clamped/ locked on and then pull the check out . I bet nowdays such...
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    09-24-2021, 07:04 PM
    Would you like the load Elmer Keith published in his 1936 book " Sixgun Cartridges & Loads" Wait ... this is Elmer's "44 Special" load ... it's 1936 and the 44 Magnum is still in his mind . But if you load it in a 44 magnum case you will have a...
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    09-24-2021, 06:02 PM
    If I made $26.00 on a deal ... I wouldn't complain too much . Could have easily lost $30.00 and then had something to complain about . As Deals go ... you win some , You loose some and some get rained out ! This deal got rained out . At least...
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    09-23-2021, 12:57 PM
    I leave my crimp die adjusted and with the lock-ring locked in place for applying a proper crimp . 1.) Seat boolits first , place a spacer under the lock ring between ring and press frame , this raises the die and does not allow a crimp . Make...
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    09-22-2021, 06:35 PM
    LIKE LIKE LIKE !!! hitting our imaginary like button Your old man has good taste The BHP is AWESOME :drinks: ! Gary
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    09-22-2021, 06:28 PM
    I don't think you will regret the lube/sizer . Use soft lube in it for handgun boolits . Gary
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    09-22-2021, 06:09 PM
    Check the offerings at NOE - www.noebulletmoulds.com - take a look at : 432-237-WC-PB 432-240-WFN-PB 432-246-WC-PB 434-234-RF-PB Maybe one of these or a slightly heavier design would be just the ticket . Gary
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    09-22-2021, 03:43 PM
    gwpercle replied to a thread 75 grain wadcutter? in Cast Boolits
    A good light weight boolit that is easy to cast is the Lee 358-105-SWC , easy to load in 38 special and works like a charm in a 9mm luger light load . I cast mine with a 2-cavity Lee mould . Gary
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    09-22-2021, 02:56 PM
    You might know this ... but Al Nelson over at NOE Moulds has re-created a number of the discontinued Lyman moulds ... what I paid for a single cavity Lyman mould on ebay ... I recently purchased a copy from NOE except it was a 4 cavity aluminum ....
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    09-20-2021, 07:51 PM
    Also ... make sure all the parts are there . Pressman would know ... and make sure there is some means for installing shell holders . In the worth of something ...missing parts and shell holder adapters have to be considered ... some are easy and...
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    09-20-2021, 06:22 PM
    I'm a big fan of the 41 magnum/special ... my avatar is my model 58 S&W 41 magnum. My favorite boolit moulds: 1.)NOE 413-215-WC (413432) PB ... this is an interesting cross between a SWC and WC design very accurate because of the front...
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    09-20-2021, 06:04 PM
    Let's go back to basic's . "Sixgun Cartridges & Loads" by Elmer Keith , 45 Colt , standard loads , normal pressure : 1 part Tin / 20 parts Lead (1/20) Heavy Loads , higher pressure -hunting loads : 1 part Tin / 16 parts Lead (1/16) This...
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    09-20-2021, 05:05 PM
    I don't know if it's the BEST setup but in 1971 I bought a Ruger Blackhawk in 38 special/ 357 magnum and when I asked for reloading dies the shop owner gave me a set of RCBS marked 38 Special / 357 Magnum / SWC and I'm still using them with complete...
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    09-17-2021, 06:04 PM
    My wife told me to sell that old 1968 Chevelle I have ... I wouldn't have to keep monkeying around with it ... Wives just don't understand our love for older things and our need to monkey around ... gives us a sense of purpose ... I rather enjoy...
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    09-17-2021, 05:56 PM
    Not enough load data listed ... you going to write about the 357 Magnum ... show me some loads ! Gary
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    09-17-2021, 02:48 PM
    Rust isn't a problem if you keep it dry . Melting lead doesn't promote rust . Sitting it outside in the rain and full of water will cause rust . When you get through melting lead , knock out all the slag and put it somewhere dry . If you have a...
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    09-17-2021, 12:56 PM
    If you have the seat out of the car ... I would drop it off at an upholstry shop and let them replace padding and clean the underside of the seat cover good ... that stink will forever be embedded in those seat cushion fibers . The first warm day...
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    09-17-2021, 12:43 PM
    Casting and Football Season ... ...Who Can Ask For Anything More :Luvcastboolits: Geaux LSU Tigers ! Gary
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    09-16-2021, 02:49 PM
    Don't confuse him any more ... I'm sure he has no idea what a beagle has to do with casting boolits . See post #17 ... the only way to learn ... is to jump in the pool and start moving your arms and legs ... if you have problems , someone will...
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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