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    Yesterday, 10:08 PM
    725 replied to a thread !2 ga round ball mold in Shot Guns
    Yep. I think a naked ball will strip the rifling if pushed at all. I'm sure some spin will be induced but I think it will be negligible. I found a combo that won't mess the petals up as the load goes down the barrel, centers the load in the...
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    05-18-2022, 07:03 PM
    725 replied to a thread !2 ga round ball mold in Shot Guns
    mruf205. There is an old thread of mine from 12/7/16 over on "casting & loading for shotguns", in which I lay out my particular venture into using round balls in a shotgun. I used a Jeff Tanner mold (and his company is still in business to make...
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    05-18-2022, 04:35 PM
    725 replied to a thread Cody, Wyoming in Our Town
    The Cody firearms museum is terrific. Movie guns, historic guns, even a matched pair of revolvers from John Linebaugh. The Little big Horn isn't too far, either. Went there about 55 years ago and then a return trip two years ago. Well worth it. ...
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    05-14-2022, 10:43 PM
    725 replied to a thread Bubbaed Barrel repair in Muzzleloading.
    How are you fixing the holes that were drilled all the way through the rifling?
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    05-13-2022, 10:34 PM
    725 replied to a thread Bubbaed Barrel repair in Muzzleloading.
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    05-13-2022, 04:27 PM
    725 replied to a thread Bubbaed Barrel repair in Muzzleloading.
    Ooops. I reread the tread and see that is for intention. good idea.
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    05-13-2022, 04:16 PM
    725 replied to a thread Bubbaed Barrel repair in Muzzleloading.
    LAGS ~ are you going to bed the entire length of the barrel? Seems that would make for a very solid shooter. I've heard of others doing that and I've thought about doing that, too. 725
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    05-10-2022, 04:46 PM
    I do believe that manner of scope is called a "Malcolm" scope - or something close to that. I don't know if it refers to the brand or style.
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    05-08-2022, 09:54 PM
    725 replied to a thread Traditions Hawken Kit in Muzzleloading.
    Hope it shoots as good as it looks.
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    05-08-2022, 05:17 PM
    725 replied to a thread .357 hunting boolits in Hunting with CB's
    Dakar is probably right. I'd err on the side of heavy for penetration if bone is encountered.
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    05-08-2022, 01:00 PM
    Henry sells a single shot for kids. I bought one for my kids and they liked it. Very deliberate procedure to load and fire. Makes looking over their shoulder (for safety) easier. Well made, too.
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    05-07-2022, 08:45 AM
    Your cartridge sounds like winner. Keep us up on your hunting adventures.
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    05-06-2022, 01:09 PM
    Hate to give advice. They can live the life they want. Well, at least until thugs enter their home w/ evil intent. I teach firearm safety kids at a local boys & girls camp along with muzzleloading. They all have to sit through my safety stuff...
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    05-06-2022, 09:50 AM
    I'll take it. PM'ing now.
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    05-03-2022, 06:58 PM
    I use a turkey fryer and a cast iron pot, with a dipper. You can have multiple pots to accommodate different lead alloys. Pure / soft for ML's, harder for rifles, ........ etc.
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    05-03-2022, 10:01 AM
    725 replied to a thread 44 cal cast bullets in Cast Boolits
    I concur with the above. Cast bullets are different than jacketed. They need to be ever so slightly oversized and properly lubed to function without generating lead in your barrel. A good, printed, re-load manual is a must. Follow the manual. ...
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    05-02-2022, 01:33 PM
    725 replied to a thread WTS Bullets 6mm, 270, 7mm in Swappin & Sellin
    Hi hornsurgeon, I'll take the 270 cal, Hornady 130 grain interbond $35/100. PM'ing now.
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    05-02-2022, 01:24 PM
    Welcome aboard. Somebody will chime in. I have no experience, just wanted to welcome you to castboolits.
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    05-02-2022, 08:33 AM
    725 replied to a thread Annealing brass in Reloading Equipment
    My club bought An AMP ll machine and it works great. I've started annealing everything. Before it became available, I machined a fixture from bar stock to imitate the socket technique. Popped it into my variable speed hand drill and, with...
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    05-01-2022, 09:59 AM
    Using a lot of heavy materials will help, plus the weight of your stuff. If considering a rectangular bench, mounting the press on the short side will help. The physics of "tipping" the short side vs "tipping" the long side would give you a more...
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    04-30-2022, 10:13 AM
    georgerkahn - Great info! I never heard that story. Makes sense to me. I'm not up on my old Brit ammo stuff. My only exposure was to some .303 loaded with cordite. Looked like spaghetti to me. Thanks for the info. 725
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    04-29-2022, 11:40 AM
    :) .22 long. Gotta love the spirit of an old Cree woman.
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    04-27-2022, 07:40 AM
    +1 for the Lee .410 loader. I'd buy one. I'd probably buy some for gifts, as well.
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    04-26-2022, 11:19 AM
    A good MSC catalog properly soaked.
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    04-26-2022, 08:39 AM
    I know it's your collection but a word of advice here. If you tumble the live cartridges, there is a possibility that the powder within will be altered by breaking down into smaller kernels. Means nothing if they stay in your collection, but if...
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    04-26-2022, 08:30 AM
    I like the LFCD, as well. The action of the collet puts no pressure on the shoulder and the cases stay as sized. You can adjust the amount of crimp from very light to very heavy. (light seems to work best for me). Also, the Lee taper crimps work...
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    04-25-2022, 04:43 PM
    Always like to see pictures.
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    04-25-2022, 07:56 AM
    Nice job on the finish. It may sound a little off, but I like the finish that results from the use of red mahogany stain on walnut. Doesn't sound like a natural combo, but it renders the final product as resembling an old walnut stock. Still...
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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
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