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    06-20-2021, 08:09 PM
    Here are some of the notes in my file that may be interesting: Ogive number calculator to radius: #6 ogive for .308 is r =1.848” 6 X .308” =1.848” Mold TL356-124-2R 9mm Luger, 38 Super, 380 ACP (356 Diameter) 124 Grain Tumble Lube 2 Ogive...
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    06-20-2021, 08:00 PM
    Post #18 has a good article: I believe this is another good article. The "ogive forward" idea would explain why a PC'd bullet that is sized down (only on the bearing surface) would fatten and thus change the base of the ogive, making it closer in...
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    06-18-2021, 10:49 AM
    I just do it for the fun. I have shot about 50 rounds of ammunition in all my guns combined in the past 4 years. So a lifetiime supply for me is one box.
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    06-18-2021, 10:47 AM
    Sorry, not a piece of junk...simple but not junk. I think there are about 9 moving parts in the whole gun.
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    06-18-2021, 08:37 AM
    Hey I lived in Stoneham for a while, Also Medford, Malden and Somerville. ("If you Needham Dedham...Stoneham") Is a little play on words I made up...hahahah
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    06-18-2021, 08:32 AM
    It's been a while since I had it apart but the spring is just a loop of steel that sits flat just above the trigger on the bottom of the frame. When it worked it produced a double action pull weight of "both hands and two fingers on the trigger". I...
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    06-17-2021, 11:25 PM
    I have the exact same model ...good shape but the trigger spring broke...put a new one in and that broke too. Haven't shot it yet.
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    06-17-2021, 11:16 PM
    I can reload 22lr for less than a penny per round.
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    06-17-2021, 10:58 PM
    It's a good idea. I do something similar with 22lr that needs a rebated and hollow base that cannot be cast. This is how I do it:
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    06-16-2021, 06:03 PM
    The depth of crimp is interdependant on the burn rate of the powder. Slower powder needs heavier crimp. Many folks who reload 22lr use "Bullseye" or "Red Dot" which both burn fast enough to NOT require much of a crimp at all. I use HS-6 which...
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    06-16-2021, 05:53 PM
    I have experimented with jacketed 22lr bullets as well. Here are some pics. And here is an example of the hollow/rebated base filling into the rifling in the barrel:
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    06-15-2021, 11:39 PM
    In the book "Ammunition Making" by Frost, the author relates the story of developing 22lr match ammo with the then "new" smokeless powders. His r&d led to the understanding that smokeless powder, because of the dramatically different burn...
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    06-14-2021, 07:08 PM
    That reminds me of WWII Tank development. I believe it was the Russians and the T34 tank that made a quite radical angle so the big guns would deflect.
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    06-13-2021, 09:24 PM
    Resizing forces the ogive to get a wee bit wider just above the "step". If your gun has a very precisely cut chamber it won't accept the wider bullet where it contacts the lands. (my guess) You will have to seat them deeper or re-size with a point...
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    06-07-2021, 11:23 PM
    Very nice work. With those skills a lot of home made equipment becomes available. Another reason have a forge.
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    06-06-2021, 08:40 PM
    I live in Stevens Point Wisconsin. One of the hottest walleye places in the galaxy. Used to be lots of em over 15 lbs no longer...too many fishermen nowadays. Of the fish around here, (not trout species) Walleyes are considered the very best eating....
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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