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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:44 PM
    Wishing Mrs. Winger a speedy and full recovery! We have Velvet ants here too, I never heard of anyone getting stung by one although I'm sure it's possible. We also have Tarantula Hawks here, you don't want to get stung by one of those!
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:04 PM
    45 Government is the official name of that cartridge. It's specifications are in the manuals of the day. As mentioned it was made by government arsenals so the same cartridge could be used in both the Schofield and Colt service revolvers. Colt...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-11-2022, 02:01 PM
    I have tested various SP and SR primers in the Hornet. Which is best depends on the type and burn rate of the powder and the operating pressure level. Back in the day I also thought HPing to various depths with a 1/16" Forster HP tool the...
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    08-10-2022, 08:56 PM
    openbook In years past I tried the 225415 in my #3 Ruger and several other 16" twist 22 Hornets. With some I got really good accuracy at 50 yards but that went south at about 70 - 75 yards. I also tried the 225462 but it fared no better. I...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-08-2022, 01:37 PM
    I'll trade.
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    08-07-2022, 04:42 PM
    Fulton is top notch. I haven't purchased any complete rifles from them, but they are my "go to" for parts.
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    08-07-2022, 04:38 PM
    Keep an eye on the Swap and Sell section. WW gets posted for sale fairly often, and the same goes for the lead Isotope containers. These are close to WW in composition, and make for some really clean casting lead.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-05-2022, 09:17 PM
    dangt The reason I went with the end mill is on my cylinder there is a slight dished area in the ratchet hub the fits the cartridge rim. I would have had to remove several thousandths if I had used the lathe to turn the hub circumference...
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    08-05-2022, 09:08 PM
    If 31 gr was giving the correct velocity level for the older rifle and/or that appeared to be the accuracy node, then I would drop back 2 gr and try 29, 30 and 31 gr with the dacron filler.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-05-2022, 06:33 PM
    Yes, pinching off a piece of bulk polyester works fine. Just make sure it's enough to fill the airspace between powder and bullet base. A tudge too much won't make any difference. Too little can.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-05-2022, 02:28 PM
    The use of a proper dacron (polyester) filler would be beneficial with that load in that cartridge. Might have to back off a gr +/- to maintain the same velocity due to more efficient ignition and burn. Read post #2 for an explanation of the...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-05-2022, 10:00 AM
    Had the same problem with my original run 32 Single Six when I got it back in the '90s. I just flattened the point of a 25/64" drill bit making it an end mill. With the cylinder in a mill table on my vertical drill press, I made a very, very...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    08-05-2022, 09:44 AM
    I shoot cast bullets in the 45 ACP through my suppressor. There is lead and lube build up on the baffles. I clean them after every shooting session because it's easier to get the lead/carbon buildup off that way. If it sets too long, it gets very...
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    08-05-2022, 09:34 AM
    I use the 35 Rem in a rebarreled M91 Argentine Mauser. I use a 97/1.5/1.5 alloyed RCBS 35-200-FN AC'd loaded over 4895 for 2150 fps. After loading the bullet is also HP'e 3/16" deep with a Fortser HP tool. I size at .359 and lube with Lars 2400+....
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    08-01-2022, 05:06 PM
    I bought a Remington 700 30-06 with a neglected bore (rust and minor pits). I planned on rebarreling it, but tried paper patching it just for the heck of it. I did like Nobade did and used a dab JB Bore paste on the patches. It cleaned it right up,...
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    08-01-2022, 03:07 PM
    Due to the elasticity of an animals hide, I learned many years ago that entrance and exit wounds in an animals hide gave absolutely no indication of the internal damage done, especially where HPs were concerned. I pay no attention to the "evidence"...
    42 replies | 2573 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