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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    Today, 12:09 PM
    Char Gar has some comments that have validity in "BETTER TIMES". Part of my efforts on this and other threads is to make abridge between those of us who are more seasoned citizens and have had the opportunity to collect and acquire firearms,...
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  • rbuck351's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread Shot making in Cast Boolits
    Chilled shot will be harder than non chilled using the same alloy so you can make the same hardness using less expensive alloy.
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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:41 AM
    Rifle: Remington 700 ADL Varmint .308 Barrel Twist: 1 in 12
 Wind: 5 Temp: 75 degrees F.
 Boolit: 311290 Ballistic Coefficient: .305 Brinell Hardness: 9.8 Bullet sized: .310 Alloy: 96% Lead, 3% Antimony, 1% Tin Bullet Lube: Entire Boolit...
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    Yesterday, 10:37 AM
    Rifle: Remington 700 ADL Varmint .308 Barrel Twist: 1 in 12
 Wind: 5 Temp: 75 degrees F.
 Boolit: 311290 Ballistic Coefficient: .305 Brinell Hardness: 9.8 Bullet sized: .310 Alloy: 96% Lead, 3% Antimony, 1% Tin Bullet Lube: Entire Boolit...
    12 replies | 342 view(s)
  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:32 AM
    Went to the range again to shoot some more cast, and to try out a new "Lab Radar" chronograph I finally got after 8 months trying to buy one. Larry's comments above will be once again proven by the following Tests in this string as well as my RCBS...
    12 replies | 342 view(s)
  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:21 AM
    LeverEvolution does not prove out as an "Optimal" Powder with my .308 cast boolits. Larry Gibson has made that comment elsewhere; but I continue to document his long term observation on LeverEvolution with cast.
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    Yesterday, 10:19 AM
    Rifle: Remington 700 ADL Varmint .308 Barrel Twist: 1 in 12 Wind: 5 Mph left to right. Temp: 75 degrees F. Boolit: 308 RCBS 200 Silhouette – Entire Boolit Coated Ballistic Coefficient: 0.255 Brinell Hardness: 20 Bullet sized: .310 Alloy: 96%...
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    Yesterday, 10:16 AM
    Rifle: Remington 700 ADL Varmint .308 Barrel Twist: 1 in 12 Wind: 5 Mph left to right. Temp: 75 degrees F. Boolit: 308 RCBS 200 Silhouette Entire Boolit Coated Ballistic Coefficient: 0.255 Brinell Hardness: 20 Bullet sized: .310 Alloy: 96%...
    21 replies | 920 view(s)
  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:13 AM
    Back to the Range. Shooting two Cast Boolits with Powder Coating. The RCBS 200 Sil with BLC2 Powder and LeverEvolution Powder.
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  • rbuck351's Avatar
    07-01-2022, 03:21 PM
    HF has some good tools and some cheap junk. I have one of their cheap chain saw sharpeners that looks like junk but works very well. I have a sharpener for carbide table saw blades that does a good job but is slow to set up. I like their rolls of 6"...
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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    06-30-2022, 08:39 AM
    I tend to use them for that one off-infrequent tools use item. As an example; pole chain saw rarely gets used - bought on a sale 20% off; continues to work when needed. Have used it enough I feel I got my "Monies Worth". If it dies now; not going...
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  • rbuck351's Avatar
    06-29-2022, 10:24 AM
    For those interested, 28ga shotgun wads make good sabots for a 54 cal muzzle loader.
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    06-26-2022, 11:05 PM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread 22lr ammo at Walmart in Rimfire Area
    Kalispell Walmart has a show case full of the Fed auto Match at $21.16 and a few of the Win at $40 but not much else.
    90 replies | 6679 view(s)
  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    06-26-2022, 02:44 PM
    I would recommend that you consider the alloy BHN; take the hardness and look for the Max PSI in the Chart Below. Look at your Load reference manual/s and determine what the approximate PSI if for your load. Compare the two - and if you are above...
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  • Forty Rod Ray's Avatar
    06-26-2022, 01:08 PM
    My first DGW catalog was a little light blue envelope sized affair…. From it I ordered a cheap rb mold… now hidden by dust of years… Purchasing their current catalog is a great learning aid… have not bought from them in decades. At 80 I’m a lot...
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  • rbuck351's Avatar
    06-24-2022, 03:04 AM
    I have one I'm not using. I still have your address so I'll get it on the way. Buck
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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    06-23-2022, 09:00 PM
    MUSTANG replied to a thread Dixie Gun Works in Muzzleloading.
    Bought and built 5 different Black Powder Rifle & Pistol kits. Last one about 15 years ago. Found them to be a great company to deal with.
    37 replies | 924 view(s)
  • Forty Rod Ray's Avatar
    06-20-2022, 08:09 PM
    Forty Rod Ray replied to a thread Turtle time in Our Town
    “De eats mos’ anyting In Louisiana….. and makes mos’ of taste pretty good……” Jerry Clower (or should have)
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    06-20-2022, 06:44 PM
    I have an ancient CH swage.. one of my dies sets looks similar to illustration. For 30 cal rifle… have shot Savage 640 30 WCF, 06. Carbine etc great for loading thumpers…. Still shoot them….
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  • rbuck351's Avatar
    06-19-2022, 01:52 PM
    I only have four center fire leverguns. Two 92 Wins a Marlin 1894 and a Rossi 92 clone. None of them has ever failed to fire.
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  • catmandu's Avatar
    06-19-2022, 12:15 PM
    I got some tIme in the shop to look over this and have determined they are not K-Hornet, just Hornet brass that has a odd extra swell in the neck. I picked up a Wilson chamber gauge and they mostly fit. I Googled up a side by side pic of a Hornet /...
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  • MUSTANG's Avatar
    06-19-2022, 09:12 AM
    It just struck me that Shadow9mm and other readers might not yet have the background to understand my post when I stated that W748 and BLC-2 had similar burn rates. For their clarification; the following is an extract from one of many "Powder Burn...
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    06-19-2022, 08:57 AM
    Below is an expanded pic of the 311291 (169 Grain) data from the same source. It is not as crisp as might be desired; but still quite readable. For both this pic and my previous one; a reader can click on the picture and it will open in a...
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  • rbuck351's Avatar
    06-19-2022, 12:14 AM
    rbuck351 replied to a thread No use for FMJ in Our Town
    I use fmj in my 223 when shooting fox or other smaller fur bearing critters. Other than that,I don't have much use for fmj.
    78 replies | 2425 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