ADvertise hereInline FabricationBonettRepackbox
Titan ReloadingMidSouth Shooters SupplyRotoMetals2Lee Precision

Donate Now Goal amount for this year: 6000 USD, Received: 4145 USD (69%)
Our Annual server fund drive is going on now! This donation drive helps fund Cast Boolits for an entire year, and helps support our 2nd amendment rights! You can donate by Paypal by clicking the DONATE button. Or by Cash / Check / MO to the address below:

Willy Snyder
PO Box 2732
Pocatello, ID 83206
****Due to overwhelming e-mails, I will be very slow in updating this list. Please bear with me!****


Tab Content
  • 15meter's Avatar
    08-08-2022, 09:21 PM
    There is a massive amount of info on here, sometimes it's not easy to find. If I do a search for something I think has been addressed on the forum and don't find much(or none) I will jump out of the forum and do a web wide search but include...
    20 replies | 635 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    08-08-2022, 09:13 PM
    And to the OP, if you post where you are located, you may have someone on here that is nearby who could give you some hands on experience. I've had a half dozen newbies in my shed for lessons. Taught them everything I know, took almost 5...
    20 replies | 635 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    08-08-2022, 08:59 PM
    My experience with 45-70 was in a Ruger #3 loaded with deer killing loads. As in knock over the deer after ventilating the oak tree it was hiding behind. That bit of fun sent me down the mousefart load path. 4.4 grains of Clays under a Lyman...
    20 replies | 635 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    08-07-2022, 10:35 PM
    A .001 among friends in this instance don't mean nothin'. I've never done this conversion, but I've done a dozen or so other making something into what it ain't. So this is my insight into how I'd do it. A quick look at the two drawings,...
    9 replies | 214 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    08-06-2022, 07:05 AM
    15meter replied to a thread WTB Weatherby 340 Mag brass in Swappin & Sellin
    Got a count on the 300 Weatherby, have 60 pieces, a couple are unusable. They have crumpled shoulders. In there for whatever use you can think of. Should be able to get 50+ usable pieces. Looks like you've got several options for the right stuff...
    7 replies | 144 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    08-05-2022, 12:56 PM
    Was it completely smithed by Fix? I'm curious how many are out there. One brother passed away in 2020, he was 80 when he passed away. I hardly knew him, used to chat with his dad at the local flour mill in the 70's, early 80's when we were...
    12 replies | 4711 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    08-05-2022, 12:13 AM
    15meter replied to a thread WTB Weatherby 340 Mag brass in Swappin & Sellin
    Got a batch of 300 Weatherby in the polisher as I type this that needs a new home, came with a batch of brass that I picked up off Craigslist yesterday. I'll get a count tomorrow. Let me know if you're interested.
    7 replies | 144 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    08-04-2022, 07:03 PM
    Me and digging up old posts, anyone have any more information on these actions? Heard a stunningly substantial rumor, as in buddy who had eyes on the stash of a BIG pile of these actions. I've seen one in my life, it was several decades ago at...
    12 replies | 4711 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    08-04-2022, 07:58 AM
    Archeological dig here, We started using the butts from electric poles for our verticals. Doubled 2x6's for the cross pieces. The cross pieces usually last as long as the rubber belting. When we used 4x4's for the verticals we were luck to...
    129 replies | 30824 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    08-03-2022, 08:43 AM
    Not sure these are available in the states yet. It's a nice looking rifle, when you go to their website and go to "where to buy", they have no distributors listed.
    31 replies | 1180 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    08-02-2022, 10:17 PM
    Of the 2 cartridges listed, I have only done the 300 Savage. All I did was run Hornady 308 Match brass full length into a 300 Savage sizer die. Trimmed to correctly length then chamfered. Final step is annealing the neck and shoulder. I did...
    8 replies | 246 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    07-31-2022, 07:51 PM
    Thanks for the post, all those are too small. Both the 8x56R and the 318 W-R share an oddball .330 diameter bullet, cast should be more in the .331-332 dia. Not sure if there are cartridges that share the same "unusual" diameter. Apparently it...
    4 replies | 287 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    07-31-2022, 07:27 PM
    Needed to pick up the next year's worth of targets from CMP for a vintage military rifle match I run, so I waited until the National Matches started. Went to Camp Perry this morning and trolled Commercial Row, found Winchester 296 in 1 pounders...
    2132 replies | 565116 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    07-30-2022, 09:22 PM
    You have never worked in any of the Detroit auto plants, in the old days they had full machine shops with lots of employees and at times nothing to do. Instead of sitting around drinking coffee, playing cards or sleeping, a lot of top secret...
    27 replies | 2242 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    07-29-2022, 09:03 AM
    Picked up an 8 pounder of H-380 for a buddy. $200.00. Could have bought 2 but I've already got 15+ pounds myself and I don't shoot that much H-380. May have to find some more loads for it. I got the powder for free several years ago. Time to...
    2132 replies | 565116 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    07-28-2022, 10:11 PM
    On my way back across Michigan from Oshkosh earlier today I stopped at 3 different gun shops. All three were well stocked in powder. The one pound limit of the extremely limited selection of a year ago are gone and the prices are coming down. ...
    83 replies | 3071 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    07-28-2022, 08:57 PM
    Over the years I've bought a considerable amount of dead guy powder. My standard procedure is to compare the unknown powder to a known sample for physical similarities. If it passes the visual test(usually outside in sunshine, more light the...
    19 replies | 1193 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    07-23-2022, 10:08 PM
    What he said, I'd try a couple in each type(headstamp) and see if you are lucky enough to have some that are deep enough. If none are deep enough I'd try the primer pocket uniformer. With cast boolit loads, I'd think pressure would not be an...
    15 replies | 578 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    07-23-2022, 08:18 AM
    No more words of wisdom? None? Wow.
    4 replies | 287 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    07-22-2022, 11:31 PM
    15meter replied to a thread Which CB for 45 acp in Cast Boolits
    My favorite is the Redding 062, 2 cavity, .452 diameter, 170 grain truncated cone with a bevel base. One of the first molds I bought. It shoots and feeds ridiculously well out of my Springfield Armory WWII 1911 clone. Got a buddy who mooches...
    71 replies | 2947 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    07-20-2022, 12:38 PM
    Think the title says it all. I already have the Lee mold, looking for something that doesn't have as fat a nose. Loading for 3 of the Westley-Richards and one 8x56R. One of the Westley-Richards has a non-existent throat. #3 W-R has to have the...
    4 replies | 287 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    07-19-2022, 10:24 PM
    And here the Ed Harris article as a sticky that I can never remember where it's at: https://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?13425-Cast-Bullet-Loads-for-Military-Rifles-Article&highlight=8x56r
    8 replies | 478 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    07-18-2022, 10:39 PM
    I've got a Ruger 77/22 that shoots exceptionally well. Only thing done to it was float the barrel and changed the sear and spring. Volquartsen used to make them. They come up occasionally on the used market. It shoots almost as well as my Kimber...
    31 replies | 1180 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    07-14-2022, 11:30 PM
    Sounds like a large percentage of the ammo you reload is pistol calibers. If that's the case I'd look at the SDB. It does pistol calibers well. If the rifle is only a couple hundred a year stick with the Rockchucker. I have both a SDB and a 550....
    42 replies | 1325 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    07-14-2022, 10:13 PM
    That's no fun, guess I better file one I got from an earlier mold for future reference.
    11 replies | 663 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    07-14-2022, 06:26 PM
    NOE always came with instructions included. He doesn't do that anymore? I've got a dozen plus NOE molds, followed the included instructions and every one casts great boolits. You'll like your mold.
    11 replies | 663 view(s)
  • 15meter's Avatar
    07-14-2022, 06:13 PM
    First the reason for iron? I've got both aluminum and iron 4 cavity molds. Much prefer the aluminum, way easier on the wrist. I only have 2 HP molds. Lyman single cavity 457122 and a NOE 458 dia. of about 490 grains with the captive pins. The...
    10 replies | 350 view(s)
More Activity
About 15meter

Basic Information

Age
67
About 15meter
Location:
SE Michigan

Statistics


Total Posts
Total Posts
1,861
Posts Per Day
0.92
General Information
Last Activity
08-08-2022 10:01 PM
Join Date
02-01-2017
Referrals
0

1 Friend

  1. jorgeb2016 jorgeb2016 is offline

    Boolit Mold

    jorgeb2016
Showing Friends 1 to 1 of 1
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