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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 07:32 PM
    The Lyman OAL of 1.272 is for the Lyman 225 gr 452374. The Lee bullet you are using has a different nose profile. The Lee bullet is intended to seat deeper. The 1.212" OAL you've found is pretty close to the correct OAL for the Lee bullet. As to...
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Today, 07:11 PM
    Larry Gibson replied to a thread which alloy in Hunting with CB's
    For 1800 fps I would try a 16-1 alloy.
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 03:38 PM
    Now ya have a REAL air rifle caliber!! Best of both the 17 & 22!!! Im a long time Sheridan fan!! Last time I bought I bought a LARGE qualtity Crosman doscontinued there match pellets in 20. So I bought ahem... ALLOT! ;). I have 8 last...
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  • Conditor22's Avatar
    Today, 03:30 PM
    Where's the best place to buy 5MM/.20 Pellets?? I was poking around in the back of a closet and found a "Sheridan Blue Streak" that shoots these creatures. naturally, I only have .17 (can't find the gun) and .22 (German Winchester) [smilie=b:...
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    Today, 11:42 AM
    https://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/Powder.aspx?powderid=10
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  • Conditor22's Avatar
    Today, 11:30 AM
    eBay sells a lot of gun/shooting-related items and they prominently use PayPal. Riddle me this: eBay and Amazon won't sell guns, ammo, GC BUT they sell dies, molds, reloading/casting equipment:killingpc:groner::roll:
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Today, 08:10 AM
    Just clean it. Cleaning rods, solvents and brushes are available and sold regularly because they work. Why recreate the ball here? What an I missing?? I have shot bullseye for over 30 years and completely agree 22/45/45 But not cleaning?...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:24 PM
    Its a long time favorite of mine. I use it enough I have a dedicated hopper!! Heavy 12ga also slug loads. Heavy 357 mag & 10mm. My heavy 327 work well too. Its a powder I buy by the 4/8# jugs. CW CW
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:21 PM
    231 is a great choice. Not sure whether your 120-grainer will shoot to the sights, my guess is that it will strike high, because factory ammo in .32-20 is generally 100 grains. A charge of 3.5 grains of 231 with 100-105-grain soft lead FN bullet...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:15 PM
    Times change. I have been scolded on other boards years ago. I dont like to give exact recipes myself. Prople make mistakes all the time. Self included and NOT giving information that could possibly harm someone is seldom a poor choice. CW
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:47 PM
    This bullet has a nice crimp groove. Most cylinders SAA length fit it fine. Very good bet its seated to the designated length. (In that crimp groove) CW
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  • Conditor22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:36 PM
    Conditor22 replied to a thread Big League Gouging in Our Town
    I bought 5 bricks of primers online last month from Grafs for $252.44 to my door Products & Fees Item # Name Price Quantity Total RM712LA REMINGTON PRIMER 7-1/2 LA SMALL RIFLE BENCH REST 5000/CS $222.99 1 $222.99 Fixed-Rate Shipping $9.95...
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  • Conditor22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:29 PM
    Conditor22 replied to a thread Big League Gouging in Our Town
    And Brownells. On top of that, you can only buy 1 brick at a time and can't defer the hazmat and shipping between 5 brick lots. Even when prices were around $30 a brick I'd only buy 5 brick lots IF I had to buy primers online
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  • Conditor22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:23 PM
    It's always sad when an old friend passes and sad for our hobby/sport when all that knowledge moves on. I didn't know him but he will be missed.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:00 AM
    From a previous thread on this topic; 9mm; SP and SR primers The last few months there have been several threads regards the use of SP magnum and/or SR primers in the 9mm cartridge. I had conducted a test of SP and SR primers in the 357 Magnum...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:58 AM
    I have the RCBS 45-270 saa mold. Its a good one and liked by many for sure. Good luck with. Yours CW
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:51 AM
    Good to hear always happy with my slokes products I recomend him when ever asked. Now you can see why. Most think Eastwood is the best while surely good there are others just as good. Smokes is one many here use exclusively. CW
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:27 AM
    Sorry for your loss Ken May god continue to bless Doug and Bev. RIP. CW
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:22 AM
    357 MAX data is safe in the Legend. The maxi is SLIGHTLY less powder cap & its loaded to 40k the 350 has slightly MORE cap and is loaded to 52K. In load I have tried maximum 357Maximum loads have been like a lite starting load in the Legend....
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:19 AM
    Im still working up 380 loads. Im Working on the ARC 56g bullet now.
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  • Conditor22's Avatar
    07-25-2021, 05:37 PM
    you will need to separate the lead by hardness using pencils is the easiest/most economical way https://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?378866-Lead-hardness-pencil-testing-trick, permanently marking the ingots. ( we use felt marker and...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    07-25-2021, 05:00 PM
    Also check chamber neck diameters with soft lead buckshot and compare their diameter to your loaded rounds. If you seat bullets and crimp in the same operation, with the thin .32-20 brass you might be forming a slight bulge of the case mouth at the...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    07-25-2021, 03:35 PM
    Acetone as suggested but something thats on all my benches is brake cleaner. A couple blases clears off most any petroleum product. Its THE cleaner for my casting/molds. Good luck CW
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    07-25-2021, 03:27 PM
    Same here! (Hello Ed) 390/395 have shot extremely well for me. I use a "stump wad" and have also found that a glued in, upside down LEE 410-145 cast bullet SHOOTS VERY VERY WELL!! No sights 6/7" @ 100yards. With sights Im sure I could half that...
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    07-25-2021, 03:17 PM
    Ill take it JAC!
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  • cwlongshot's Avatar
    07-25-2021, 03:04 PM
    I also use buckets but my wife gets me small ones as a 5gal pail of lead ingots might as well be a ton cause aint no one gonna move it!! So she gets me 1 & 2.5 gal buckets. (She is a baker so many fillings and such come in them. Meaning ALL...
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    07-25-2021, 02:13 PM
    I've had best results with round balls. A .390-.395 drops safely through most full choke .410s, a .420-.425 in a true cylinder bore. In limited trials with the Savrog slugs they keyholed from my smoothbore .410, but shot OK in a .38-40 rifle.
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  • Outpost75's Avatar
    07-25-2021, 12:45 PM
    Unique would be better for light loads than 4227, and much more economical as you would use a bit less than half as much powder. With a 200-grain bullet 7 grains is a good starting load, about 1050 fps at 6700 psi, according to Lyman Cast Bullet...
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  • Conditor22's Avatar
    07-25-2021, 11:20 AM
    Conditor22 replied to a thread Decapping pin mishap in Our Town
    I'm curious IF all the rounds had dead primers, the broken decapping pin would be in the round with a dead primer or the round before that.
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  • Larry Gibson's Avatar
    07-25-2021, 09:59 AM
    Both lots of '42 I tested ran 2849 and 2873 fps (muzzle) out of my VZ24 with 23" barrel. The psi ran 58,700 and 60,100. Warm, yes, but still comparable to German WWII military specifications.
    15 replies | 601 view(s)
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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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