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    07-29-2021, 01:46 PM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Oversizer throats in Cast Boolits
    oley: Wikipedia is correct in their explanation of a healed bullet. Gp
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    07-29-2021, 11:10 AM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Oversizer throats in Cast Boolits
    oley55: Tom at Accurate offers the moulds cut to specific measurements. You can +or+ thousandths where you need to for the perfect. It's up to you to get these measurements correct for your casting alloy. If I were to size a healed bullet, I would...
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    07-29-2021, 10:05 AM
    Rain: I would look for load data specific to the MagTech brass. Maybe a download or pamphlet from BPI. My only experience with the MagTech brass is only with 12ga. and that with black powder loads. I have how ever used 444 Marlin cases in my break...
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    07-28-2021, 03:37 PM
    It would be hard to find better molds. Buy with confidence. Welcome to the forum. Gp
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    07-28-2021, 11:32 AM
    gpidaho replied to a thread Oversizer throats in Cast Boolits
    robertbank: I would consider having Tom at Accurate molds cut you a healed bullet mold and cast your bullets of soft lead and powder coat them. Gp
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    07-28-2021, 10:30 AM
    The northwest can sure use the help. So far the fires in Idaho are up in central Idaho and north but for us down here in the southern part of the state it's just one lighting strike away. Things are extremely dry and fire crews have their hands full...
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    07-28-2021, 10:17 AM
    I also use the NOE expanders. I have them for many calibers. Gp
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    07-27-2021, 10:07 PM
    It's been one hot and dry early summer here in S.W. Idaho. The smoke from the fires in northern California and central Oregon have been a daily thing, Water's in short supply and the Snake river is very low. Will likely take the winter snow to...
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    07-27-2021, 01:10 PM
    fecmech: Caliper measurement says .023 very slightly thinner at the mouth. Gp
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    07-24-2021, 05:55 PM
    Newtire: I had the same thing in mind. May try it yet. I did send a few to Outpost75 that he tried out of a revolver with no joy. He said they tumbled if I remember right. Maybe he can post the load and result. Gp
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    07-22-2021, 09:25 PM
    Just got rifle data today. Free as always. Gp
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    07-22-2021, 08:05 PM
    GRMPS: Had my BCA 7.62X39 10 1/2" AR pistol out to the range today for the first function test and have to say it went very well. I'm going to post the load here and how I came by it but as always this is my pistol and everybody's on there own if...
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    07-18-2021, 04:47 PM
    I sent Bear Creek an Email after slugging the bore on my 7.62X39 upper's barrel asking if they used a .308 bore. Like mentioned above it seemed tight. About three weeks later I got an Email thanking me for the purchase of their product and nothing...
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    07-18-2021, 04:41 PM
    What you might have is foundry type. It comes as individual numbers and letters of different sizes. You can make very good alloys from this.
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    07-18-2021, 04:04 PM
    I got the same upper GRMPS I'll let you know if I have problems. Gp
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    07-16-2021, 01:02 PM
    I have a couple hundred pounds of Foundry type. I mix 1 pound of foundry to 12 pounds of lead for soft boolits. And 2 pound to 12 lead for harder. I also powder coat every thing but my black powder loads.
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    07-16-2021, 11:18 AM
    I don't know if this helps. I've been collecting info on lead hardness for some time. Staedtler Hardness Chart: 8B Sheet lead 7B 6B Lead wire 5 BHN 5B 40/1 lead / tin 4B 3B 1/20 tin/lead 10 BHN 3B Clip-on WW
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    07-11-2021, 01:25 PM
    C.W. That's interesting. All my Rugers have come to me with tight throats. My 45 Blackhawk convertible came to me with .451 throats on both cylinders. (Measured with pin gauges) Maybe someone out there has a Redding competition seating die and can...
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    07-09-2021, 10:19 PM
    tew45 Just started looking through my dies to see if I had anything that would do just that. Haven't got far with it. Sold my Casull and still have a fair amount of 454 brass. Gp
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    07-09-2021, 07:40 PM
    Another Grizzly attack this morning in Island Park Idaho. Early morning hiker-jogger had an unfortunate encounter with a sow and cub. He made it back to the cabin and called 911. Injuries aren't thought to be life threatening. Gp
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    07-09-2021, 06:36 PM
    Well my friend if you can find a legally shot Grizz (maybe in Alaska) you are most welcome to feast away. Myself I'd rather eat a skunk and you can bet I'm not doing that. Even First Nation Canadians don't eat Grizzly meat and they aren't known to...
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    07-09-2021, 05:57 PM
    Black bear meat can be very good if taken and prepared properly but Grizzly isn't something one would want to consume short of a survival situation. Their diet consists to a much greater extent of carrion than that of black bears and the grizzly...
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    07-08-2021, 02:28 PM
    This is exactly why I don't support the transfer of more Grizzly bears into central Idaho wilderness so the Greenies can have a more balanced ecosystem. If they want the bears, put them in there back yard. Gp
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    07-07-2021, 10:35 AM
    Might be different if I had zero on hand but, I'm not paying Hazmat on ONE. Gp
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