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    06-13-2021, 10:28 AM
    Go ahead and give it a try. Like JD suggested, remove part of the rim for the extractor. I once made an insert for a Martini Henry - complete with a soft soldered .22 rifled sleeve, and a spring-loaded extractor. Unfortunately, I bored the...
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    06-12-2021, 02:09 AM
    Now we can only guess..;)
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    06-10-2021, 07:35 AM
    Probably the muzzle blast - it will overtake the slug at the muzzle but quickly lose speed. Increase the distance and aim high - it'll pick up those large slugs several feet, if not yards, above the chrony.
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    06-06-2021, 03:56 AM
    The mold has obviously seen better times. The edges of the cavity are no longer sharp, and the vent lines seem too deep to avoid whiskers with any alloy except pure lead slowly poured from a ladle. What does the boolits look like after sizing? If...
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    05-31-2021, 12:20 PM
    I can't stress enough how important a strong and solid wad is for good results. If possible, your sabot should match the cavity in the slug for best support, but the hot glue filler should work as well. I ran into all kinds of trouble with my...
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    05-30-2021, 04:50 AM
    I think the three part sabot is the way to go. Also, if room permits it, increase the diameter for a better grip/fit. Judging from the targets, the concept clearly has potential if you can eliminate the fliers. It could be the rifled choke is...
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    05-28-2021, 03:24 AM
    Did you try different magazines? In my experience, from 22LR to 45ACP, most feeding problems are caused by a weak magazine spring, an incorrect follower angle or the lips releasing the cartridge either too soon or too late.
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    05-23-2021, 01:05 PM
    Useless tidbit: Black powder has an ignition temperature of 500 F. Smokeless only 320 F - 360F. I would have thought it was the other way around.
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    05-23-2021, 06:12 AM
    I did another small test, mostly just to confirm my previous primer/filler/powder experiment. The weather has been pretty nasty lately. I didn't feel like shooting for groups while laying prone on the wet ground so accuracy test will have to wait....
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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