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    Yesterday, 02:58 PM
    The multi-K is what I have been using for years. It is very good, but only get that and not the other versions that have other things in them. The one in the green bag is pure.
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    Yesterday, 07:35 AM
    Yesterday I got an email from Hort Americas saying they have potassium nitrate on sale for $77/50lb. I bought a bag of it from them last year and it was very good. Not Haifa brand but it comes from Chile and is the same stuff, clean and looks like...
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    01-25-2023, 06:29 PM
    You are well on your way!
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    01-25-2023, 11:13 AM
    No, it is not pure. It should be purified before use if you want the best powder possible.
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    01-25-2023, 11:11 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread safe food in Our Town
    There used to be a song about the old hippie who gardened in self defense. It's not a joke any more. Anything that I don't grow, forage, or shoot I hold in great suspicion.
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    01-24-2023, 08:12 AM
    Whatever fits the throat of your particular rifle.
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    01-23-2023, 07:30 AM
    After looking at the cartridge drawing I think the engineers made a mistake. They have it as a straight taper from the base to the mouth with no parallel section to hold the bullet. That is going to allow the bullet to be seated crooked with no way...
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    01-22-2023, 06:55 AM
    Not personally but I have two of his moulds. Top quality. He's more of a N-SSA guy and can be found with the skirmisher crowd. Since his wife (and webmaster) left he is somewhat harder to contact.
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    01-22-2023, 06:52 AM
    Are you using good pure nitrate and good charcoal? Any more good sulfur is easy, the other two take some doing. 75-15-10 right? After milling are you pressing it into pucks let dry then granulate?
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    01-22-2023, 06:46 AM
    No epoxy will bond to a thermoplastic but you can do it like stubshaft above and create a mechanical lock to get it to hold. If you can swing it you're miles ahead starting with a real stock that can be properly bedded.
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    01-22-2023, 06:43 AM
    For mine I use a Redding 7mm TCU bushing die with a larger 30 cal bushing for sizing and made a seating die with the chamber reamer. You could probably seat with a 300BO or 300 Ham'r die.
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    01-21-2023, 06:41 AM
    The big 150gr Lyman bore rider over about 15gr of 5744 worked well in several competition rifles for low cost practice. They would hold 1.5 MOA out to 300m, plenty good enough to shoot a lot and not wear out the barrels.
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    01-18-2023, 07:06 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread .243 Reduced loads ? in Factory Rifles
    I used to shoot cast bullet silhouette with a 243 using the RCBS 95 and 9 grains of red dot. Works great and feels like shooting a 22 magnum.
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    01-18-2023, 04:20 PM
    I hadn't noticed how old this thread is. Wonder what the OP ended up doing?
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    01-18-2023, 04:18 PM
    I did one of those many years ago. The main point is it works better for cast bullet loads at lower pressures as the tiny shoulder doesn't set back. It also eliminates the variable headspace of different brands and lots of cartridges which is a...
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    01-17-2023, 09:25 AM
    If it's a Limbsaver or made from that same material, they all do that. I don't know how many I have replaced because they got sticky and glued themselves to the carpet on the bottom of somebody's gun safe.
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    01-17-2023, 05:56 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread 40 cal's in Muzzleloading.
    It sounds like most here are thinking as you would using a normal muzzleloader. After building a number of rifles like that using bolt action receivers, I can agree that they are anything but a normal muzzleloader. With those Parker bullets and...
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    01-14-2023, 08:38 AM
    If you can find one, the Browning 92 made back in the 1980's is an exceptionally nice rifle. I have the Marlin now and it is decent but nowhere as nice as the Browning.
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    01-14-2023, 08:35 AM
    I normally shoot mine with a 385 grain paper patched bullet from a mold that I made, over a duplex load of 4227 and FFg black. That takes care of the fouling, and the ballistics duplicate the original load so it hits to the sights. It used to be...
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    01-14-2023, 08:31 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread Quick load... in Cast Boolits
    New powders, bullets, cartridges, everything. It is a tremendously useful tool.
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    01-13-2023, 05:18 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread Hogden 777 in Factory & Surplus Powder
    Yes, it works fine. Deprime and wet tumble the brass with SS pins to clean it afterward just like black powder. It makes a pretty powerful load, more than black powder.
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    01-13-2023, 02:04 PM
    If you could use 20:1, Buffalo Arms has them in stock. https://www.buffaloarms.com/401-180-grain-fn-hand-cast-b-401043.html is this for a 38-40?
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    01-13-2023, 11:05 AM
    I have a .442" 400gr from Accurate and a 560gr .442" from BACO that I use in my Parker Hale Volunteer and the Gonic inline. The smaller one is great to 500 yards or so, the bigger one will go to 1000 with good effect. Paper patched with 9# onion...
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    01-13-2023, 07:43 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread Quick load... in Cast Boolits
    There are a lot. I have been using it for at least 20 years and I used to get an update from him every year at the SHOT show. Of course if you buy the latest update it includes everything from previous years so you only need the one.
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    01-13-2023, 07:41 AM
    Nobade replied to a thread RIP Jeff Beck in Our Town
    I saw that yesterday. We are sure losing a lot of the great ones recently.
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    01-12-2023, 08:42 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread BP 357 max in Black Powder Cartridge
    That would be fun! Fire, set rifle down, pick up binoculars, and watch the ram get hit!
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    01-12-2023, 08:41 PM
    Nobade replied to a thread BP 357 max in Black Powder Cartridge
    It has been a long time since I played with those much, but if I remember correctly I was seeing about 1000 fps from the mag and maybe 1150 - 1200 fps from the max out of rifle length barrels. They both make great black powder rounds, just anneal...
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    01-12-2023, 11:34 AM
    Glad to hear you like the Wisener safety. I have only ever used the Gentry ones which I am very fond of.
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    01-12-2023, 07:22 AM
    Hey KWK, I tried to reply to your PM but you have your inbox set to not receive messages so I couldn't. Anybody else here want to talk about using black powder in the 357 Max? It is pretty entertaining. The modern Stevens 38 extra long.
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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