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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 09:35 AM
    If you want velocities in the low 2000 fps range none of those powders are suitable. You need something in the range of 4198, RL7, 3031 and H4895. Note; none of those are a ball powder.
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:47 PM
    Hogdon's Leverevolution powder will give you top velocity and accuracy in the 30-30, with less pressure for a given boolit weight. If it was me that's what I would use, along with the Lyman 311041. This will knock the Rams into the dirt, no problem....
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:40 AM
    No, those flyers were not "flawed". They are out there because they have exceeded the RPM Threshold. Also, unless you have 2 holes hidden by the coin then they are off the paper. If those 2 missing shots are not under the coin 45+% of the shots...
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    10-21-2021, 07:33 PM
    I have an older military issue Trijicon Reflex. It's been a great sight day or night, and the tritium still works great after many, many years with no batteries required. The Burris Fastfire 3 will also automatically adjust brightness as well on the...
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    10-21-2021, 07:15 PM
    Toothpaste and a regular toothbrush will gently remove it, it's an iron mold. If that doesn't work, Comet and a toothbrush as a last resort.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-21-2021, 03:33 PM
    Since my normal shooting cast bullets don't require a HP I don't cast HP bullets for that purpose. I have several Lyman single cavity HP moulds. I also have a multi cavity mould with the HP pins but mostly use it with the FP pins. I also use a...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-21-2021, 02:58 PM
    Essentially what I said regards to pressure. Nothing there stipulates either round is "over pressure" only that 5.56 pressures exceed SAAMI pressure specifications for the 223 Rem. What Wiki doesn't say is any chamber in and 223 Rem rifle with a...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-21-2021, 10:57 AM
    The "deviation" method of measuring groups back then was different than what we use these days. That 3.11" would be the average distance from a determined center of the group of all 10 shots. I.E. determine the center of the group then measure the...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-21-2021, 10:52 AM
    The 311291 is an excellent cast bullet in the 30-30, especial when "steel hunting". I've used it in most every .30 cal rifle and a lot in my 30-30s. A few years back there was a group buy for a 31 cal clone of the 311291. I got one (Lee 6 cavity...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-21-2021, 10:45 AM
    Wolfdog91 When and if you try those loads at longer ranges than 49/50 yards don't be surprised if you get very, very poor accuracy. I seriously doubt you will get linear expansion at 100 yards. In your 7" twist barrel that cast bullet at 2400...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-21-2021, 10:33 AM
    Over pressure(?) for what? Your AR is made and chambered for the 5.56 NATO cartridge (yes, some ARs are marked 223 Rem but that is/was simply the commercial designation for the cartridge). When SAAMI adopted the 223 Remington cartridge the MAP...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-20-2021, 05:57 PM
    Remember that QL is only an estimate, not an actual measurement. How accurate that estimate will be depends on the input of correct data.....as much data as you can put in. As with any computor program; garbage in equals garbage out. As with...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    10-20-2021, 10:37 AM
    I have done the exact same thing with a batch of 30-06 brass. It was fired multiple times, so I didn't feel too awful bad about scrapping it. Better safe than sorry is what I say. If it was discolored, I would definitely scrap it. Just my $.02...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-19-2021, 06:24 PM
    Lee says to use #11 or #14. RCBS says to use #20 or #4
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-19-2021, 03:35 PM
    That bullet will not stabilize in the M1 carbine's twist.
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    10-19-2021, 12:36 PM
    My experience mirrors yours. I have a number of friction-adjustment Leupold scopes and have had no problems with any of them going out of adjustment. I'm not saying it never happens, but it it surely hasn't happened to me. I have two VX-II 3x9's,...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-19-2021, 10:37 AM
    I gots this hoop leaver thutty thutty that she don't do well on paper but by golly I can hit a running deer shooting off the side under the neck of my galloping horse across a canyon with 20+ mile per hour switching wind at 1,000 plus yards....I can...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-19-2021, 10:25 AM
    For use in my Russian SKS and Mini Mk X Mauser I use 17.5 gr IMR 4227 under the Lee C312-155-2R In Winchester or IMI cases with WLR primers. However, I prefer to use H4895 with that bullet. Where IMR 4227 excels for me in the 7.62x39 is with...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-19-2021, 10:17 AM
    I found 4759 to be an okay, good powder in some cartridges but never found 4759 to be any better than other powders. Where 4759 excels for me is with my 45-70 duplex loads used in my Trapdoor M1873 rifles. I use the 4759 under the BP in M1873 and...
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    10-19-2021, 10:11 AM
    Rumor control one to secret squirrel two, over...........
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-19-2021, 10:08 AM
    The 311359 has not been discontinued; Lyman lists it, like most molds, as "out of stock, available for backorder". I have shot several different cast bullets through a lot of of M1/M2 Carbines over the years . I've found the 311359 to be...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    10-18-2021, 08:16 PM
    I have quite a few sets of Altamont's. For me, the quality has been a little bit hit and miss. I think I've sent two or three sets back because of quality control problems. They took care of it, no questions asked. They are good people to deal with,...
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    10-18-2021, 07:41 PM
    It will give you a pretty good indication of what people are willing to pay. In today's world, the prices on everything gun & ammo related is inflated beyond belief.
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  • ShooterAZ's Avatar
    10-18-2021, 07:27 PM
    The 311359 is a good one in the 30M1. I'm also very partial to the RCBS 30-115-SP. The Lee C30-120-R should also work well if you can find one.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-18-2021, 04:17 PM
    I have the 150 gr group buy bullet similar to the RD bullet and the lee 155 gr bullet. Both feed perfectly in my Russian SKS and my Mini Mk X bolt gun.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    10-18-2021, 04:05 PM
    45-70 BP Time/Pressure Curves (Traces) Before I post the Time/Pressure Curves (TPCs) let me briefly discuss/explain what we will see. Savvy Jack, in his posts, mentions the anomalies in the TCPs. What you see there is far more common than...
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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