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    05-11-2021, 12:10 PM
    Let us know the results of your testing; I am sure there are a number of us interested as to whether such an unconventional design can be made to shoot.
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    05-08-2021, 10:44 PM
    WELCOME TO THE MADNESS! Do you know your land, groove and throat diameters of your barrel? I cast for an '95 Marlin and was really frustrated until learning the importance of the fit of the cast boolit in relation to these dimensions, as Outpost 75...
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    05-05-2021, 07:19 PM
    To address your question, I don't know where you can obtain .359 cast boolits. Your cheapest route is to try as cast / unsized tumble lubed Lee designs. Do you have access to an accurate micrometer? My Lee push thru dies work, but to think the...
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    05-01-2021, 06:55 PM
    If you have not read “Varmint and Crow Shooters Bible “ by Bert Popowski, it is very good reading. His description of his pet crow named “Judas” is absolutely worth your time.
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    04-26-2021, 03:44 PM
    Backcut Welcome to the forum! Others with more knowledge/experience than I have already commented regarding the velocity limitation of the plain base boolits. It may be that the expander plug diameter in your sizing die is small enough to allow...
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    04-21-2021, 04:15 PM
    You are aware brass is easily formed from .30-30 brass by using the expander in the sizer die to increase neck diameter? Headspace controlled by rim thickness so no problem there.
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    04-14-2021, 01:51 PM
    Do not use a filler with Unique or any of the “pistol” powders in the 8x57. These fast burning rate powders are easily ignited and fillers will only increase chamber pressure; possibly to dangerous levels. Use a manual to select a starting load for...
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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